YORK LEAGUE: Pikes power past Driffield 2nds

York Cricket League
York Cricket League

Pickering batsman Andrew Sharman's unbeaten 88 helped his side to an 80-run home success against Driffield 2nds in the York Cricket League Premier Division.

Sharman's knock, along with 32 apiece from veterans Chris Nichols and Dave Greenlay helped the Pikes post 245-8 from their 50 overs, Owen Goldsworthy taking 3-46.

Richard Grice struck 42 in reply, and while Will Norman also weighed in with 28, top bowling from youngsters Tim Whincup, 5-52, and Kieran Bowes, 4-20, saw Driffield cut down for 165 from 39.5 overs.

Beverley Town sank to a 41-run home defeat at the hands of fourth-placed Studley Royal.

Studley were put in to bat by the hosts, and Rob Mackle's 60 helped them reach 215-9, with valuable assistance from Andy Mackle, 31, and David Craven, 28, with Jamie Roe taking 3-51.

Roe then shone with the bat as well but his unbeaten 47, along with 31 from Anthony Spence, and 44 from David Whitelock gave Town a fighting chance, but tight bowling from William Wray, 3-42, helped dismiss Beverley for 174.

Flixton romped to a swift seven-wicket Division One win at Sewerby, Rich Malthouse hammering an unbeaten 71 for the visitors.

Harry Walmsley's 4-18 helped skittle the hosts for 157 runs in 38.5 overs, the top-scorers for Sewerby being Steve Janney, 35, and Matthew Rennoldson, 35no.

Anthony Stones got Flixton off to a solid start but it was an unbroken fourth-wicket stand of 120 between Malthouse and Matthew Nesfield, 49no, that guided the away side to victory in just 28.5 overs.

Malton & Old Malton earned a five-wicket home win against Selby.

A century stand between Lee Wild, who hit 74, and Gareth Roberts 57, helped the visitors make 198-7 from 48 overs, Michael Linsley taking 3-26 and Stuart Whatmore 3-46.

Neil Johnson, 75, Gary Hall, 46, and Tom Bumby, 43, then steered Malton to victory.

Bridlington suffered an eight-wicket loss at home to Beverley 2nds, Jonny Vodden remaining unbeaten on 99 for the victors.

Nick Tennant's 38 was the only innings of note for Brid as they were dismissed for 180 in 46.4 overs, James Emery and Sam Welburn capturing three wickets apiece for the away side.

Vodden may have just fallen short of making it to his century but he had the satisfaction of, along with Harry Gamble, 61, having steered Beverley to victory.

Pocklington slipped to an eight-wicket loss at home to Patrington.

The visitors won the toss and put Pock into bat, Ted Donkin and Alex Downey smacking 28 apiece, Matt Atkinson adding 25 and George Baty remaining unbeaten on 40 as Pock were dismissed for 186 in 43.5 overs. Glenn Ratcliffe bagged 4-36 for the away side.

Marc Pollard's unbeaten 107 guided Patrington to success in 36.5 overs, Ashley McKinley remaining undefeated on 39.

Scarborough 2nds eased to a 106-run home win against Malton & Old Malton 2nds in Ebor Division Two.

The hosts won the toss and chose to bat, racking up a decent 218-6 from their 45 overs, Charlie Roberts top-scoring with 77 and Ben Rowe adding 33.

Harrison Wood then snapped up a superb 5-21 as Malton crumbled to 112 all out in 33.4 overs, Tom Audsley smacking a defiant 43 for the hosts.

Pickering 2nds hung on for a losing draw at Yapham.

Joe Moore's 80, with support from Ash Cattle, 44, steered the hosts to 235-8, Tom Sigswoirth securing 4-77.

Veterans Ian Smith and Les Welburn struck 60 and 34 respectively as Pickering claimed the draw with 173-7.