Beverley Town Draw With Clifton Alliance At Norwood

Beverley Town Draw With Clifton Alliance At Norwood

Easingwold and Studley Royal remain in the promotion places in the Hunters York & District Senior League Premier Division as the entire divisional placings go unchanged.

Top met bottom at Back Lane and it was a comfortable eight wicket victory for leaders Easingwold over Heworth thanks to a fine all round performance from Stephen Piercy who took 4-17 and along with Josh Sargent (3-22) bowled out the visitors for just 112, Steve Baxter top scoring with 29. Piercy then set up a straight forward chase with 36 before Kyle Waite (26no) saw his side over the line.

Studley Royal got the better of a drawn game with Pickering, Dan Coad (71) and Rob Mackle (38) helping the visitors reach 208-9 which included three wickets from Tim Whincup (3-58). Steve Walmsley went one better taking 4-36 as the hosts reply closed on 197-9 Kieran Bowes remaining unbeaten on 35 to deny the away side maximum points.

A century stand between John Gilham (84) and Kevin Bradley (53) almost set up victory for Clifton Alliance against but the visitors came up 13 runs short finishing on 222-8 with Kieran Thompson (3-60) and Anthony Spence (3-53) both taking three wickets.

That was in reply to the home sides 235-9, and joint top scorers with 36 as David Friend recorded the best figures in the match, his three wickets coming at a cost of 45. The draw was enough to keep the away side in third place in the table and well in contention for a top two finish.

Will Stephen’s unbeaten 69 helped York to a three wicket win at Driffield Town as they scored 182-7 despite the efforts of Ollie Ezard (3-40) and Jamie Greavson (3-44), Ian Jarvis also contributing 44 to the total. That came after Simon Hall had taken 3-19 as the hosts were restricted to 178-7, Luke Ramsey the top scorer with 41.

Goole Town had Ben Earl to thank, his unbeaten 67 key to their total of 144 as Tom Atkinson (4-25) and Matthew Howden (4-38) shared eight wickets. In reply Bolton Percy were bowled out for just 98, David England (4-13) finishing with four wickets for the second week in succession. Ben Lamb also chipping in with 3-30 as Ed Noble (34) and Alistair Rigby (31) scored the majority of a the visitor’s total.

Mark Wilkie scored and unbeaten 82 for Sessay, having already taken 3-39 but his efforts were in vain as their match at home to Hull Zingari was abandoned with the hosts seemingly on course for victory on 128-6 replying to 160-7 which had included 49 from Matthew Bunn.

Beverley Town Cricket Club (27) drew with Clifton Alliance (19)
Beverley Town 235 – 9 (J Vodden 46, R Fish 32, D Whitelock 41, T Hudson 46, D Friend 3-45)
Clifton Alliance 222 – 8 (J Gilham 84, K Bradley 53 K Thompson 3-60, T Spence 3-53)

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