Tail-end collapse as Mulgrave slip to defeat

Connor Clennan on his way to 75 not out for Staithes 2nds against Ravenscar'picture: Brian Murfield

Connor Clennan on his way to 75 not out for Staithes 2nds against Ravenscar'picture: Brian Murfield

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Mulgrave crumbled to their first defeat since joining the Derwent Valley League when they lost out to new division A leaders Great Habton in a spectacular collapse.

Habton leapfrogged their opponents to the top of Derwent valley League Division A after a thrilling climax to their two-run success.

Ravenscar in bat with Connor Clennan keeping wicket for Staithes 2nds'picture: Brian Murfield

Ravenscar in bat with Connor Clennan keeping wicket for Staithes 2nds'picture: Brian Murfield

The Habton lads were bowled out for a very attainable 117, Robin Richardson chalking up the majority of the runs with a knock of 43.

Andrew Cass took 3-33, while Andrew Thompson captured six wickets for 26 from eight overs.

Liam Allenby took 4-38, but Mulgrave were sitting pretty on 115/6 in the closing stages.

Instead of striding comfortably over the winning line, youngster Tom Richardson took control with the ball for Habton.

Fylingdales 2nds take on Sewerby 3rds'picture: Alan Wastell

Fylingdales 2nds take on Sewerby 3rds'picture: Alan Wastell

He bowled a double-wicket maiden to link with the three catches he took in the game and the last four Mulgrave batsmen failed to trouble the scorers.

Fylingdales 2nds grabbed a seven-wicket win in their encounter with Sewerby 3rds.

Ben Potter hit 32 for Sewerby and former first team pace bowler Mark Pallister struck 26, but their progress was slowed to 90 by the efforts of Bill Estill and Harry Purves, who both took three wickets each.

Lewis Brearley did his bit with the bat, stroking his way to an unbeaten 53 in Fylingdales’ reply.

Fylingdales 2nds team line-up before game v Sewerby 3rds'picture: Alan Wastell

Fylingdales 2nds team line-up before game v Sewerby 3rds'picture: Alan Wastell

In the Beckett League, Staxton were put into bat on their own pitch by Staithes, a decision that rebounded as the home team showed their batting capabilities amassing a total of 239/6.

David Williamson hit 69 from 50 balls, Nick Gibson 54 from 61 balls, Chris Dove, 44 from 40 balls and James Armstrong added 33.

After the break Scott Major (43) and James Rice (33) showed promise, but Linden Gray (4-23) and Chris Brown (3-21) had the visitors all back in the pavilion for just 125.

Fylingdales’ game at Wykeham was rained off without a ball being bowled.

Shaun Bayes had a charmed life for Ravenscar, being dropped eight times while scoring 62 which included 11 fours, Robin Coulson (26) helped take the team to 140 at tea against Staithes 2nds.

After the break Mathew Sanderson (30), Connor Clennan (75 not out) an innings which included 10 fours and five sixes and 15-year-old Billy Welford (19 not out) took the home team to victory by eight wickets.