Wold Newton 2nds see off Nomads to boost title hopes

Wold Newton 2nds look to have taken pole position in the battle for the division C title after defeating visitors Valley Bar Nomads by two wickets in a thriller.

Wold Newton are now 18 points clear of second-placed Filey 2nds - who have played a game more, and 21 ahead of Nawton Grange 2nds, who did not have a game.

Reece Stansfield, 46, and Tony Hulme, 37, steered Nomads to 155-6, and Ken Stockill’s 4-43 gave the visitors a fighting chance of defending this total, but Phil Whiting’s 47 and 33 from James Baker gave the hosts enough to see them to victory.

Hunmanby remain in contention after a 55-run at home to Ravenscar 2nds, thanks mainly to a cracking century from in-form Gary Wardell.

The hosts posted 208-8, mainly due to Wardell’s unbeaten 110, Cameron Dobson adding 31, while Jon Murrell scooped 4-57.

Jon Stokoe, 40, and Denis Atkinson, 25, were the top Ravenscar batsmen for the second week in a row, but they were offered little help as Hunmanby pegged them back to 153-8, Dobson taking 4-41.

Filey 2nds worked hard for their two-wicket win at Muston 2nds.

John Precious hit 42 as the hosts were skittled for 132, Kev Cghapman taking 4-61.

In reply, Dave Brannan’s unbeaten 52 saw Filey safely home despite top bowling from Scott Orange, 4-43, and Precious, 3-14.

Forge Valley 4ths defeated Scalby 3rds by 17 runs in a low-scoring game.

Peter Lee struck 28 as Valley were dismissed for 145, Toby Pearce and Stephen Shannon taking three wickets each.

Paul Danby’s 33 gave Scalby hope, but they fell short on 128 all out.