Whitby slip to Bishops loss

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Whitby slumped to a seven-wicket defeat in their North Yorkshire/South Durham League Division One clash against Bishop Auckland.

The Whitby line-up made a solid start, with both openers James Fawcett and Finlay Morris making double figures, before Kai Morris added 31.

After Theo Clarke's 15 there was a collapse, with Pete Stentiford's late, unbeaten 35 pushing the total on to 159-8.

Whitby's Joe Husband was the top bowler in the reply with two wickets, but 43 from Scott Oldfield and 76 from Craig George made sure Bishops got over the line.

In Division Three, Whitby 2nds got the better of Bishop Auckland 2nds by seven wickets.

Rikki Lawrence gave the Auckland batters a torrid time with his 3-13 from nine overs.

He was aided by three wickets for Ricky Hall and two for Kieran Purvis, with the total slumping to 120.

Robbie Hurworth smashed 37 when the reply got going and he joined Oliver Roberts (40no) in an opening stand of 54.

A run-a-ball 26 from Jack Lyth then made sure of the win for Whitby.

Whitby 3rds looked on course for victory in Division Three, but they ended up losing by four wickets against Redcar 2nds.

Tim Richardson (24) and Keith Wood (27) were the top contributors as Whitby reached a moderate tally of 169.

Aron Calvert looked to have put Whitby in a good position, clean bowling four Redcar batters as they slipped to 18-4, but the Teesside outfit recovered to cross the winning line with overs to spare.