Beverley Town CC and Pickering Abandoned After Rain Stops Play

Beverley Town CC and Pickering Abandoned After Rain Stops Play
Town CC and Pickering Abandoned After Rain Stops Play

Rain was the winner of the much anticipated clash between the top two in the Hunters Y&DSCL Premier Division leaders Dunnington reaching 158-2 against Studley Royal before rain brought down the curtain on proceedings at Pryers Cricket Ground.

It was a similar story for third placed Sessay after they had got to 89-2 against Castleford.

The match between Beverley Town and Pickering looked evenly poised when it to fell victim to the weather.

Visitors Pickering made 159-8 thanks to an unbeaten 43 from Colin Franks and 32 from Mike Brown whilst took 3-33. In reply the home side had reached 97-4 with Brad Dobson making 34 and Tim Whincup (4-26) taking all four wickets to fall.

Tom Atkinson helped Bolton Percy secure victory in a low scoring encounter with York. He took 3-13 as the hosts struggled to 95-9 and then was on hand with a vital 31 as despite the efforts of visiting skipper Nick Kay (4-34) they triumphed by five wickets.

A third half-century in the space of four weeks from Malton & Old Malton’s Stephen Linsley could not prevent his side loosing for the fifth consecutive time leaving them rooted to the foot of the table. Neil Johnson also made 86 against a Driffield Town who had Grant Halder (4-35) and Rob Woodcock (3-57) to thank that they were only chasing 202. Halder (48) then set the home side on the victory path but it was Luke Ramsey (44no) and Owen Goldsworthy (79no) that saw through to the end.

The match between Goole Town and Whitkirk as Westfield, must have been something of a bizarre spectacle as having restricted their hosts to 118-9 thanks to Ben Danby (4-46) and Michael O’Brien (3-15) visitors Whitkirk proceeded to bat out 39 overs to reach 57-8 leaving Ben Lamb with the remarkable figures of four wickets for just two runs off 11 overs.

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