James Pick’s century helped Driffield Town gain revenge for the defeat suffered in the reverse fixture against rivals Beverley Town Cricket Club.
On this occasion the Kings Mill Road side dominated the contest Jordan Caley (41no) one of number of players to contribute alongside Pick (105) to a total of 284-7.
Brad Dobson replied with 40 and the game went down to the wire despite the visitors getting little more than halfway to the target and Nicky Johnson taking 5-27 the final wicket falling with just two balls of the match remaining.
Elsewhere in the league, Sessay were to increase their lead at the top of the Hunters York & District Senior League after they won for the fifth time in succession and those behind them continue to drop points. The leaders’ latest victory came against the only side to have beaten them in the competition this season Whitkirk.
On that occasion an unbeaten century from Matthew Webb steered his side to a nine wicket win, he was again his sides’ top scorer with 49 but in a total of just 159 as Mark Wilkie took 4-37. Matthew Till and Tim Hall both made 38 as despite 3-27 from Simon Webb the visitors got home comfortably with five wickets in hand.
Castleford lost ground on the leaders as a century from Joe Ashdown (114) inspired York to a 29 run win at Savile Park. The visitors’ total of 208-8 also included an unbeaten 37 from Toby Giddings whilst David Wainwright (4-46) picked up four wickets. The hosts skipper also chipped in with 30 but despite a 56 from Luke Edwards and 35 from James Sykes his side came up just short, Matthew Hodsdon taking 3-34 as York climb to sixth and Castleford drop out of the top two.
James Clarkson (108no) with an unbeaten century and Dan Craven with 43 not out ensured a comfortable victory for Studley Royal as they took advantage of the result at Savile Park to move back into the promotion places with a seven wickets win over Bolton Percy. Dan Craven (3-33) and Josh Chandler (3-24) both took three wickets for the home side as the visitors reached 215-8 thanks largely to the efforts of Tom Atkinson (72) and Ian Lynch (73). Tom Anderson (3-59) took all three wickets to fall when ‘Royal batted but could do little to stop his sides’ fourth defeat out of the last five.
Dunnington remain in contention for a top two finish despite finishing on the wrong end of the result at Malton & Old Malton. William Spencer starred for the home team as they came within two wickets of victory. He top scored with 37 in a total of 183-8 in which Jay Snowden took 4-43 and Jack Bolam 3-69. David Brent made 36 for the visitors who themselves came within 17 runs of the win but the home side held out Spencer finishing with 3-32.
Bottom side Goole Town’s struggles continue as they lost again, this time away to Pickering by five wickets after been bowled out for 123. The total owed much to Ben Shelton (44) and Ben Earl (31) whilst Dave Greenlay took 3-11 for the home side. They replied through an Andy Sharman (51no) half-century and 32 from Colin Frank as Richard Mann (4-65) picked up four wickets in a losing cause.
*Driffield Town (30) beat Beverley Town (5) by 141 runs
Driffield Town 284-7 (James Pick 105, Owen Goldsworthy 30, Grant Halder 30, Harvey Dixon 33, Jordan Caley 41 no) Beverley Town 143 (Brad Dobson 40 Nicky Johnson 5-27)
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