Atkinson stuns title challengers Heslerton

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Ebberston’s Ian Atkinson produced memorable figures of 7-19 as Beckett League Premier division title hopefuls Heslerton were stunned by a six-wicket defeat.

Heslerton were reduced to just 98 all out by Atkinson, who ripped through their usually reliable batting line-up.

Veteran Ady Turnbull posted a match-winning unbeaten half-century to finish the job for Ebberston.

Staxton are now 24 points clear of Heslerton at the top after their win by six wickets against Seamer.

Anthony Jenkinson hit 67 as Seamer progressed to 168-5, Andrew Holtby taking three of the wickets to fall.

Nick Gibson contributed 35 to lead the reply, before Paul Witty and Linden Gray both remained undefeated in the 40s to help Staxton past their target.

Staithes crawled away from the wrong end of the table when they beat Forge Valley by two wickets.

Knocks of 88 from Tom Brough and 69 from Dave Morris carried Valley to a solid 200-2 from their overs.

Rich Hegarty’s top score of 67 made sure Staithes took the lion’s share of the points, though spells from C Jackson (3-36) and J White (4-32) pushed them very close.

Overseas ace Jacques Budricks had a useful afternoon as Kirkbymoorside beat Cayton by four wickets.

Jake McAleese (53) hit exactly half of Cayton’s finishing total of 106 as Budricks took 5-22 and Dan Jeminson bagged 3-26.

Col Denton’s four wickets gave Kirkby a few nervy moments in their retort, but Budricks’ 45 helped to force them over the line.

There were some hugely impressive performances by Sherburn and Cloughton in division A as the former won the clash by 71 runs.

Sherburn powered their way to 301-7 thanks to Craig Sanderson’s 146 and Jordan Wharton’s 35. Pete Milner was the top Cloughton bowler with 3-49.

A Leeman’s 101 put Cloughton on track, but Mike Holtby’s six-wicket haul made sure the relegation strugglers dropped off the pace.

Brompton jumped away from the wrong end of the table after their win by 31 runs against Settrington.

Brompton looked in trouble at the half-way stage, as Jon Huntsman and Andy Monkman both took three wickets to see them off for 120.

Karl Theobald struck 40 of those runs.

Settrington’s innings was torn to shreds by the bowling of Ross Triffit, whose 7-48 reduced them to 89-9.

Scalby stretched their advantage at the head of the pile after their win by four wickets against second-placed Grindale.

Richard Jackson struck 44 and Steve Battams made 60 as Grindale moved along to a score of 151-6.

T Jackson’s three wickets gave Scalby plenty to think about, but an unbeaten 54 from Brad Walker and Jon Barton’s 44 made sure of their success.

Nawton Grange proved to be too strong for Wykeham, winning their game by four wickets.

Chris Bateman’s 46 was the top batting effort for Wykeham in the face of figures of 4-23 from Nick Thornicroft and 3-21 from P Wilson.

J Pickard and C Allott both posted scores in the 20s as Grange edged their way over the winning line.

Wold Newton flexed their muscles as they crushed Sewerby 2nds by 139 runs.

Mike Southwell’s 80, Charles Gray’s 30 and 31 from Jon Knaggs took Newton to 246-6.

Oliver West then took six wickets and M Holtby claimed three more as Sewerby crashed to 107.

In division B, Mulgrave suffered only their second defeat of the campaign, as Fylingdales toppled them by six wickets.

N Gibson hit 39 as Mulgrave reached just 104, mainly due to Pete Stentiford’s 3-44.

R Grove was unbeaten on 70 as Fylingdales marched to the success.

Cayton 2nds are still a fair way behind Mulgrave in second, despite their 41-run victory against Ganton.

Simon Glave hit 47 as Cayton trudged to an attainable 127-9. R Bannister and J Richardson both picking up three wickets each.

Steve McAleese and Jed Ward then took three wickets each of their own to gun down Ganton for 86.

Forge Valley 2nds’ win against Bridlington 2nds by nine wickets turned out to be a three-man show.

Josh Gretton’s 4-12 helped to bowl out Brid for just 115, then Eric Hall was undefeated on 50 and Andrew Toal on 46 as Valley cruised to the victory.

Staxton 2nds had too much for Ryedale as they won by seven wickets.

Ryedale pushed on to 192-8 thanks to Ian Smith’s 57 and Dan Hardey’s 59. Chris Brown returned 4-21, while J Grover took 3-54.

Matty Pearson then contributed 78 and Andy Dove smashed 49 to push Staxton to the win.

Thornton Dale collected a comfortable victory by 148 runs against Scarborough 3rds.

Dale ploughed on to a strong score of 261-7, with Ian Farrow remaining undefeated on 59, M Clark hitting 44, Ollie Sigsworth striking 37 and Gareth hunt going one better on 38.

Martin North’s 42 and Brad Milburn’s 31 gave Scarborough hope, but the figures of 4-15 from Chris Headlam soon ended their plans.

Wykeham 2nds improved their outside hopes of promotion from division C when they beat Seamer 2nds by five wickets.

Pete Shepherdson was in impressive form as he struck 124 of Wykeham’s 239-5. Andy Shepherdson added 66, while Phil Metcalfe claimed 3-47.

This was in reply to Seamer’s 237-4, in which Metcalfe and D Allen both reached the 80s and G Dixon chipped in with 39.

Ebberston 2nds picked up a win by seven wickets against Fylingdales 2nds.

Guy Shrimpton’s unbeaten 53 was the highlight for Fylingdales in their 103.

D Hogarth took three wickets to keep Ebberston on their toes, but A Machen’s 53 helped to see them home.



Staithes 201 - 8 (R Hegarty 67, P Wilson 31, C Jackson 3-36, J White 4-32) beat *Forge Valley 200 - 2 (T Brough 88, D Morris 69) by 2 wkts. Pts 16-9

Ebberston 100 - 4 (A Turnbull 51no), beat *Heslerton 98 all out (M Spaven 33no, I Atkinson 7-19) by 6 wkts. Pts 18-2

*Kirkbymoorside 107 - 6 (J Budricks 45 , C Denton 4-49) beat Cayton 106 all out (J Mcleash 53 J Budricks 5-22, D Jeminson 3-26) by 4 wkts. Pts 16-4

Staxton 169 - 4 (P Witty 47no, N Gibson 35, L Gray 41no), beat *Seamer 168 - 5 (A Jenkinson 67, B Tyzzer 30, A Holtby 3-42) by 6 wkts. Pts 15-5


*Brompton 120 all out (K Theobald 40, J Bruce 20, J Huntsman 3-29, A Monkman 3-30) beat Settrington 89 - 9 (R Triffit 7-48) by 31 runs. Pts 15-5

Sherburn 301 - 7 (C Sanderson 146, J Wharton 35, P Milner 3-49) beat *Cloughton 230 - 8 (A Leeman 101 , M Holtby 6-80) by 71 runs. Pts 19-8

*Nawton Grange 121 - 6 (J Pickard 27, C Allott 25), beat Wykeham 120 all out (C Bateman 46 N Thornicroft 4-23, P Wilson 3-21) by 4 wkts. Pts 16-4

*Scalby 155 - 6 (B Walker 54no, J Barton 44, T Jackson 3-39) beat Grindale 151 - 6 (R Jackson 44, S Battams 60) by 4 wkts. Pts 16-6

*Wold Newton 246 - 6 (C Gray 30, M Southwell 85, J Knaggs 31), beat Sewerby II 107 all out (O West 6-35, M Holtby 3-42) by 139 runs. Pts 20-4


Forge Valley II 116 - 1 (E Hall 50no), beat *Bridlington II 115 all out (J Gretton 4-12) by 9 wkts. Pts 16-1

*Cayton II 127 - 9 (S Glave 47, R Bannister 3-34, J Richardson 3-32) beat Ganton 86 all out (S McAleese 3-25, J Ward 3-23) by 41 runs. Pts 17-4

*Fylingdales 106 - 4 (R Grove 70no), beat Mulgrave 104 all out (N Gibson 39 P Stentiford 3-44) by 6 wkts. Pts 16-3

*Staxton II 196 - 3 (M Pearson 78, A Dove 49 ), beat Ryedale 192 - 8 (I Smith 57, D Hardey 59 J Grover 3-54, C Brown 4-21) by 7 wkts. Pts 18-5

*Thornton Dale 261 - 7 (I Farrow 59no, M Clark 44, O Sigsworth 37, G Hunt 38), beat Scarborough III 113 all out (M North 42, B Milburn 31 C Headlam 4-15) by 148 runs. Pts 20-4


*Ebberston II 104 - 3 (A Machen 51, D Hogarth 3-27) beat Fylingdales II 103 all out (G Shimpton 53no) by 7 wkts. Pts 16-2

*Ravenscar v Cloughton II - Cloughton II could not raise a team Pts 20-0

*Wykeham II 239 - 5 (P Shepherdson 124, A Sheperherdson 66 , P Metcalfe 3-47) beat Seamer II 237 - 4 (P Metcalfe 84no, D Allen 82, G Dixon 39) by 5 wkts. Pts 17-7