Sewerby hit by defeat

Cricket action
Cricket action

Sewerby suffered a heavy defeat in Division One of the York Senior League at the hands of Hornsea.

Hornsea made it back-to-back victories after bowling out hosts Sewerby for just 68, the damage being done by Adam Newington (4-11) and Richard Medforth (3-9).

Having found themselves 19-5 the home sides total reflected something of a recovery but it took the visitors only 12 overs to reach their target, Jonathan Fisher leading the way with 30.

Harrogate made the long trip to Bridlington and were rewarded with maximum points, winning a low scoring match by two wickets.

William Parker (4-27) and James Clark (3-22) combined to bowl out the hosts for 119, but the visitors did not have things all their own way as Sam Edmundson replied with 5-23.

George Ellaby was the only batsmen to master the difficult condition, his score of 38 the stand out performance of the match.

The match between Flixton and Malton & Old Malton was abandoned at the start of the second innings with the home side on 22-0, which came in response to the visitors' total of 172-9.

Stephen Linsley's 58 was the highlight of the Malton innings.

In the Premier Division, Clifton Alliance were made to work hard by visitors Driffield Town 2nds before coming out on top by 17 runs.

John Gilham (70) and Hayden Bradley (41) provided the impetuous for the home’s declaration on 168-9 after Grant Halder had taken 4-35, but Jordan Cayley’s (56) half-century proved in vain for Driffield as Alex Renton (4-32) and Dominic Snook (4-9) bowled the hosts to victory.

Sessay beat visitors Beverley Town in an extraordinary match in which six batsmen made half-centuries but only one went on to reach 60, Gregory Whyley finishing not out in the away sides total of 221-4.

The hosts reached their target with just seven balls to spare, despite the efforts of David Whitlock (4-34) who emerged with the best bowling figures from a match dominated by the bat.

Hull Zingari recorded their opening victory of the season with a two-wicket win over a visiting Pickering side in a low scoring encounter.

Guy Martinson innings of 29 was the highest score of the match as the hosts got to their target of 126 with eight wickets down, Michael Brown with 3-14 for the visitors.

Pickering 2nds had the better of a draw at home to Hemingbrough in the Ebor Division Two after Leslie Welburn (51), and Oliver Sigsworth (31) helped them to 173.

Andrew Exton took 5-47 to restrict the visitors to 138-7 at the close, for who skipper Tom Collins top scored with 36 before becoming one of Exton’s victims.

At North Marine Road, Scarborough 2nds first innings total of 200-6 was enough for the bulk of the points against visiting Clifton Alliance 2nds.

Clifton's 158-6 was reached with contributions from Mike Thompson (41), and Matt Phillips (25 not out). For the home side Thomas Bruce had earlier scored 47, and Matthew Watson had reached 50 before being run out.