BECKETT LEAGUE: Staithes win derby
Reigning Beckett League champions Staithes got back to winning ways with a six-wicket success at local rivals Mulgrave.
The visitors bounced back in style from last week’s shock hammering by Nawton Grange, reducing the home side to 98-8 in 42 overs.
Mulgrave struggled against some fine bowling from Stu Theaker (3-17), Simon Bowes (3-22) and new signing, ex-Whitby CC paceman Tom Steyert, who claimed 2-18.
Christopher Raine offered some defiance, making his way to a score of 30, but that was as good as it got for the hosts and Staithes wasted little time chasing down their victory target, Stu Peirson striking 44 to see his side home in just 19 overs.
Fylingdales remain top of the Division Two standings following an emphatic victory over Scarborough 3rds.
The villagers made an imposing total of 266-5 thanks to fine knocks from skipper Barry Heyes (78), Chris Hurworth (50) and Tom Shrimpton (43 not out).
Mark Estill added a useful 26 before taking charge with the ball, claiming 4-12 as Scarborough were skittled with just 55 on the board, sealing a 211-run triumph for the early-season pacesetters.
A potential thriller between Ebberston 2nds and Ravenscar was cut short with an exciting finish in prospect.
Ebberston made 198 all out, Ed Harrison top scoring with 71, Jon Metcalfe adding 40, and captain Joe Tyson chipping in with 27.
Anthony White took 3-13 and Andy Edgar also collected three wickets.
Edgar also made 47 in reply, and with Ivan Kirk striking 39, Ravenscar looked well-placed on 115-2 after 30 overs before rain stopped play.
Thornton Dale 2nds came out on top in a low-scoring encounter at Ravenscar 2nds in Division Five.
Dale were dismissed for just 99 and only Paul Waring (30) made an impression with bat in hand as Lee Holdsworth took 4-20 and Jon Stokoe claimed 3-9.
Stokoe also made 17, but 5-16 from star man Waring, along with 4-29 from John Ellis saw the visitors win by 30 runs and claim 15 points.