York League: Flixton suffer Harrogate hammering while Scarborough boost title bid

Hunters York & District Cricket League round up
Hunters York & District Cricket League round up

A century from George Owram (117) and an unbeaten 89 from Ashley Griffin boosted Harrogate to an imposing total of 312-7 against Division One promotion rivals Flixton.

Jamie Nesfield did his best to restrict the visitors as he took 4-53.

Former Cayton man Jake McAleese responded with 50, but three wickets each from Will Topham (3-12), Will Parker (3-30) and Cameron O’Donnell (3-39) meant Flixton never looked like getting close to the target eventually being bowled out for 175.

A partnership of 123 for the second wicket between Stephen (82no) and Michael (53) Linsley set up an eight wicket victory for Malton & Old Malton at Patrington.

The hosts had earlier been bowled out for 142 despite a half-century from Ian Buss, with both Oliver Gilbank (3-34) and Stuart Watmore (3-21) taking three wickets.

Sewerby needed just 11.3 overs to score the 76 required to beat bottom side Osbaldwick.

Harry Gunning finished unbeaten on 25 for the victors after James Hattee had earlier top scored with 33 for the visitors as Adrian Long finished with the remarkable figures of 4-3 from his destructive four-over spell.

Hornsea eased their relegation concerns somewhat with victory away to fellow strugglers Beverley Town by five wickets.

Richard Medforth took 3-41 as the home side reached 171-7, Liam Feasey top scoring with 53.

The visitors then responded through Jonathan Fisher (67) and Paul Clappison (47) passing their target with 15 overs to spare.

Pocklington’s were replaced in the relegation places by Bridlington after their victory.

Ben Rees (79) and John Chaplin (52no) helped the home side reach 234-7.

In reply Simon Leeson 56 and Richard Lount (41) both made solid contributions but the hosts sealed back to back wins thanks to Alex Downey with 5-37.

In the Premier Division, Goole Town triumphed over Beverley Town by 92 runs.

Ollie Ounsley (42) played the stand-out innings of a low scoring match as visiting trio Bradley Graham (3-20), Tommy Hudson (3-18) and Jamie Roe (3-40) each picked up three wickets as the hosts were all out 129.

Those efforts were undone as their side were then shot out for just 37 by James Kerr (5-20) and Jack Knowles (4-15)

Clifton Alliance were left frustrated as Pickering’s last wicket pair held out deny their hosts victory.

Nicholas Hindle (60) top scored in the home side’s total of 222-7 which also included 44 from Scott Hopkinson, Tim Whincup finishing with 4-44 for the visitors.

A half-century from Colin Frank (54) helped his side reach 176-9 by the close, despite three more wickets from Alex Renton (3-42).

It was a similar story at Heworth as they finished on 161-9 to deny Driffield Town 2nds.

The visitors were indebted to Will Norman (75) and Mark Clarkson (58) the pair scoring over half the side’s total of 201-7 as Freddie Coughlin took 4-65. Sean Leetham (49) was one of three batsmen to pass 40 in the home sides reply but none were able to play a match winning role as Tom Norman finished with 5-20.

Scarborough 2nds boosted their hopes of winning the Ebor Division Two title after beating second-bottom Heworth 2nds.

Youngster Harrison Wood had the Heworth batsmen in a spin as he claimed figures of 4-23 alongside David Snowball (3-22) and Tom Precious (2-20) to help skittle the away side for just 95 in 44.2 overs.

Scarborough took just 18.1 overs to knock off their total, losing four wickets in the process, Tom Bussey smashing 45.

Pickering Town 2nds suffered a comprehensive defeat against Clifton Alliance 2nds.

Only Mike Thompson's 49 troubled the scorers as Pikes were all out for just 105, before Alliance made it home for the loss of three wickets, Kieron Boyes doing his bit with 2-27.

Malton & Old Malton 2nds hung on for a draw against Hemingorough.

Hemingborough declared on 232-3 after 39 overs and looked to be on course to claim the victory, but Malton managed to hold on at the end on 191-8 to frustrate the visitors.