An undefeated 80 from Steve Johnson secured a dramatic one-wicket win for Valley Bar Nomads at Ganton 2nds to keep the Oriel-based club’s Derwent Valley League division B promotion hopes alive,
Dan Reardon’s outstanding form for Ganton continued with a stylish 70 as the hosts posted 153-6, veteran John Sarup adding a steady 29, while Anoush George took 3-48 for the visitors.
Fred Bradley, 3-35, and Edward Bradley, 2-21, looked to have bowled Ganton into a winning position but Johnson had other ideas as he and the number 11 batsman saw Nomads home.
Snainton once again showed their quality with a crushing 218-run win at a depleted Ravenscar 2nds side.
Leigh Watson hammered 67 and Paul Nicholson an unbeaten 66 as the runs flowed freely, Michael Eyre having earlier hit 29 and Matthew Davies adding 31 as the leaders showed no mercy against a weakened home bowling attack.
Ravenscar’s misery was then completed as they slumped to 41 all out.
Wykeham 3rds kept their promotion challenge on track with a 181-run home win against Thornton Dale 2nds.
Mick Ellis hammered an unbeaten 69 after Robin Shepherdson had laid the foundations for the hosts with a steady 67, Graham Shannon chipping in with 42 as Wykeham posted 228-5.
Dale then stumbled to 47 all out as Wykeham’s young bowlers ran riot.
Cayton 3rds are still in third spot after winning by six wickets at basement club Scalby 3rds.
Stalwarts Stan Jackson, 39no, and Phil Perry, 32, ensured that Scalby made a game out of it with a total of 120-6, Daz Jones snapping up 3-29.
Jones then smacked 36, with journeyman Will Wood’s unbeaten 25 seeing the visitors safely to victory.
Pete Hill shone with bat and ball as Flixton 3rds boosted their division A promotion ambitions with a 127-run hammering of visitors Wold Newton 2nds.
Hill top scored with a superb 78 as the home side racked up 192-7, Tony Rudeforth adding 41.
Hill than snapped up 4-8 as Newton were dismissed for 65.
John Moxon’s unbeaten 73 helped Lockton earn a 26-run win at basement club Forge Valley 3rds.
Matthew Nettleton’s 5-37 helped Valley peg Lockton back to 159-9, but young seam bowler James Boyes took 3-21 to help Lockton limit the hosts to 133-9 despite a knock of 38 from seasoned campauigner Pete Wannop.
Nawton Grange 2nds made sure they stay in the hunt for promotion with a 135-run win at home to Sherburn 2nds.
Adam Durrant hit 43, while Neil Ward added 35 and Richard Wardell 31 as Grange were dismissed for 161.
The top Sherburn bowlers were Jack Pickard, 4-36, and Dan Phillips, 4-68.
In reply Sherburn buckled to 25 all out in the face of top bowling from George Bentley, 4-7.
DERWENT VALLEY CRICKET LEAGUE - RESULTS FOR SATURDAY JULY 25.
DIVISION A (*Denotes Home team)
*Flixton 3rds 192-7 (Pete Hill 78, Tony Rudeforth 41) beat Wold Newton 2nds 65 all out (Pete Hill 4-8) by 127 runs. Pts 19-3.
Lockton 159-9 (John Moxon 73no, Matthew Nettleton 5-37) beat *Forge Valley 3rds 133-9 (Pete Wannop 38, James Boyes 3-21) by 26 runs. Pts 17-6.
*Nawton Grange 2nds 161 all out (Adam Durrant 43, Neil Ward 35, Richard Wardell 31, Jack Pickard 4-36, Dan Phillips 4-68) beat Sherburn 2nds 26 all out (George Bentley 4-7) by 135 runs. Pts 18-5.
No game - Hospitals/Rugby Club.
Valley Bar Nomads 155-9 (Steve Johnson 80no, Fred Bradley 3-35, Edward Bradley 2-21) beat *Ganton 2nds 153-6 (Dan Reardon 70, John Sarup 29, Anoush George 3-48) by 1 wkt. Pts 16-7.
Snainton 259-5 (Michael Eyre 29, Paul Nicholson 66no, Leigh Watson 67, Matthew Davies 31) beat *Ravenscar 2nds 41 all out by 218 runs. Pts 20-2.
Cayton 3rds 126-4 (Daz Jones 36, Will Wood 25no) beat *Scalby 3rds 120-6 (Phil Perry 32, Stan Jackson 39no, Daz Jones 3-29) by 6 wkts. Pts 15-3.
*Wykeham 3rds 228-5 (Robin Shepherdson 67, Graham Shannon 42, Mick Ellis 69no) beat Thornton Dale 2nds 47 all out by 181 runs. Pts 20-2.
No game - Muston 2nds