All three local teams cantered to victory in the York Senior Cricket League this weekend, with both Scarborough CC sides and Flixton hammering their respective rivals.
Scarborough strengthened their grip on second place in the premier division thanks to a 115-run home defeat of York 2nds.
The North Marine Road club appeared in trouble when York’s Chris Hunter, 3-74, reduced them to 41-3 but fourth-wicket pair Mark Tennant, 92 from 126 balls, and ex-Heslerton batsman Alex Carrie, 72 off only 69 balls, combined to add 137 as they went on to score 260-8.
Skipper Neil Elvidge also hammered a quickfire 20 not out from only 12 deliveries to add late impetus to the home innings.
The visitors were then always on the back foot and were all out for 145, with Anthony Hunter, 3-35 from 10 overs, and Ryan Gibson, 4-45 from 11.2 overs, bowling their side to victory.
Scarborough 2nds moved up to third sport in division three south thanks to their 200-run success at York 4ths.
Kieran Howard hit a stylish unbeaten 111 and Darren Mills fell five runs short of a well-deserved ton as the visitors racked up a massive 305-3 from their 45 overs.
Youngsters Danny Snowball and Harrison Wood then took 3-17 and 3-30 respectively as the hosts were skittled for just 105.
Flixton batsman Anthony Stones hit a century and Jamie Nesfield took five wickets as the hosts eased their division one relegation fears with a nine-wicket win against previously unbeaten Whitkirk.
Nesfield snapped up 5-44, his second successive league five-wicket haul, and Chris Mann 3-48 as the visitors were dismissed for 208, Simon Webb leading the way for Whitkirk with 90, having hit a century in his previous game.
In-form Stones rolled over the Whitkirk bowling attack with an unbeaten 105, while Nick Zakrzewski, who has also bee in good nick with the bat recently, added a strong 76 as the home side lost just one wicket chasing down the victory target.