Crushing win earns promotion for Whitby 3rds

WHITBY Cricket Club 3rds won promotion to the top tier of the Derwent Valley League on Saturday after a crushing win over Flixton 3rds.

Mark McCarthy’s excellent bowling figures of 5-13 help reduce Flixton 3rds to just 61 all out, with Whitby able to knock off the victory target with nine wickets to spare.

Whitby top division B by 11 points from Fylingdales 2nds, whose game at Great Habton was abandoned as the pitch was too wet to play on.

Both Whitby 3rds and Fylingdales 2nds have two fixtures left as they vie for top spot.