York CC beat Scarborough to keep pace with division leaders Driffield Town

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York CC batters Duncan Snell (left) and Jonathan Tattersall (right) scored a century and a half-century respectively against Woodhouse Grange. Picture: Ian Parker
York CC batters Duncan Snell (left) and Jonathan Tattersall (right) scored a century and a half-century respectively against Woodhouse Grange. Picture: Ian Parker

YORK CC kept pace with Hunters ECB Yorkshire Premier League North premier division leaders Driffield Town after a 47-runs win over Scarborough.

Yorkshire’s Jonathan Tattersall and opener Duncan Snell each made 70, the former not out, with William Wade (58) also surpassing 50.

Ryan McKendry (46 from 27 balls) and Finlay Bean (30 from 16), the latter fresh from a record 441 for Yorkshire’s Second XI last week, added quick-fire runs in the middle order as the hosts closed on a commanding 297/4 from 50 overs, the highest score of the round in the division.

Like York’s first-wicket stand of 133 between Wade and Snell, Scarborough started strongly, with openers Oliver Stephenson (59) and Duncan Brown (71) building a 122 partnership.

Both men fell to Darcy O’Connor, York’s stand-out bowler who finished with figures of 4-55, as no visiting pair could make more than 30 together.

Scarborough finished at 250/8, handing the 10 points to York, who are now two points behind Driffield, having played one more match.

Town remain in top spot thanks to a 72-runs victory at home to Harrogate.

Alec Drury (29) and Owen Goldsworthy (47) got Driffield off to a strong start, though the hosts would fall from 78-0 to 78-3.

George Drury’s half-century (54) and handy 30s from Sam Drury (39) and Mayank Mishra (35) - whose wickets fell to Mathew Pillans (3-49) took Town to 238/7.

In reply, Harrogate’s Arjun Ramkumar (51) and Isaac Light (31) were the only two players to score more than 30 as the away side were all out for 166 after 41.2 overs.

Mishra (4-39) took the first three wickets and the last.

Sheriff Hutton Bridge are third, yet are now level on points with Woodhouse Grange, who they suffered a six-wicket defeat against.

After Bridge’s top order collapsed to 48-5, four of those wickets to the bowling of Tom Neal (4-23), the visitors never recovered.

Ashley Watson’s respectable 42 was the only positive note as Sheriff Hutton Bridge were all out for 156 with two balls to spare.

Woodhouse Grange needed just 36.1 overs to reach the winning line, in an innings built behind the scoring of Fritz De Beer (70) and Christopher Bilton (32).

Following their defeat to Scarborough, Castleford moved into fifth by beating Clifton Alliance via a seven-wicket margin.

Clifton were all out for 207 in exactly 50 overs, with 158 runs scored through the Scott Hopkinson (77) and Andrew Simpson (74) first-wicket partnership.

No other player reached a dozen as Alliance fell from 158-0 to 207 all out. David Wainwright (5-60) and Jack Young (4-45) took all the wickets.

alum Rowe and Liam Hyde each hit 52, the latter not out, while Brayden Clark top-scored with 81 as Castleford attained their target, at 212/3 in 46.3 overs.

Meanwhile, Beverley Town moved six points above bottom club Acomb, taking four points from a nine-runs defeat to Sessay.

Sessay set a 213/7 target which Beverley fell just short of at 204/8 at the end of 50 overs.

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