Ebberston and Staxton set for face off

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Ebberston and Staxton will face off for the AndyHire Evening League title next Thursday night in a thrilling climax.

Ebberston lie just a point clear of Staxton ahead of the last game of the season, with the fight for the honours perfectly poised.

The Ebberston lads put themselves in that position last night when they won by 129 runs against Cloughton, who are now relegated from division A.

Matty Turnbull (58), Eddie Craggs (51) and Ben Lealman (39) took Ebberston to 201-3, before Frankie Beal and former Cloughton man Damian Readman bagged three wickets each to polish off the performance.

Staxton stayed in touch when they beat Seamer by 28 runs.

Linden Gray (Pictured) was the star of the show for Staxton, starting off with a knock of 41, which was added to by James Armstrong’s unbeaten 38 as the score moved along to 155-5.

Jamie Haxby top-scored with 31 for Seamer, but Gray’s 3-15 slowed them to 127-7.

Flixton and Heslerton are battling it out for third spot in the table after both bagged wins last night.

Connor Stephenson’s undefeated 69 led Flixton to 146-3, which allowed them to pass Forge Valley’s 145-6 in a seven-wicket success.

Tom Milner struck 64 not out and Alex Carrie claimed 3-19 to force Heslerton to a win by nine wickets against lowly Wykeham.

Scalby collected the division B crown after their powerful 85-run win against Flixton B.

Scalby charged to 183-8 with Alex White posting 42 and Daniel Gregory 55. Flixton then dropped away in their reply.

Ganton’s promotion hopes suffered a blow as they lost by two wickets against Scarborough.

Tom Bussey’s 38 helped Scarborough past Ganton’s earlier tally of 112-7.

Filey boosted their outside hopes of avoiding the drop with a win by five wickets against fellow strugglers Cayton.

David Brannan took 3-27 to see off Cayton for 119 and then Ryan Baldry’s 65 led them to the victory.

Ebberston B look on course for promotion from division C after they beat Wykeham C by 18 runs.

Ady Turnbull top-scored with 68 for Ebberston and he was aided by 43 from A Machon in a final total of 157-4.

M Gibson’s 59 gave Wykeham hope, but they soon fell off the pace.

Ravenscar collected a comfortable nine-wicket win against basement boys Cloughton B to keep them in with a shout.

Freddie Barker’s 3-29 helped to slow Cloughton to 90-6, before a second-wicket stand between Shaun Bayes (34no) and Matthew Smith (37no) led Ravenscar home.

Forge Valley B shone with the bat in their crushing 147-run success against Valley Bar Nomads.

Sean Pinder was unbeaten on 101, Eric Hall hit 64 and Steven Boyes struck 41 as Valley totalled 233-3.

Valley Bar’s reply ended on just 86.

Staxton B managed to beat Seamer B by 47 runs.

Jack Pinder’s undefeated 81 was the top score for Staxton in their 149-1, before Rich Webster took 3-26 to close things out.

Snainton edged a two-run success against Wykeham B.

Leigh Watson’s 45 led Snainton to 117-8 and Wykeham stayed in touch until Michael Eyre’s 5-33 helped to bowl them out just short of their target.

James Tadman’s haul of 3-10 took Muston to a three-wicket win against Cayton B.