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Staxton 155-4 (Rob Pinder 88, David Morris 35, Matty Turnbull 2-25, Ben Lealman 2-38) beat Ebberston 123-9 (Jonny Mason 28, Ben Lockey 21, Andy Holtby 4-10, Rohan Diamond 2-31) by 32 runs.

Staxton won the toss and elected to bat and the opening pair David Morris and Rob Pinder put on a 104 run partnership before Morris was caught behind having scored 35 (34 balls) with Pinder batting on to hit sublime 88 (76 balls) when he was out off the last ball of this 15 eight ball over per side competition. Pinder hit 9 fours and 2 sixes in his innings. There were 27 extras conceded by Ebberston which included 20 wides. Staxton’s final total was 155 for 4 wkts with Matty Turnbull (2-25) and Ben Lealman (2-38) being the only successful bowlers for Ebberston.

In reply Ebberston had a fast start with opener Ben Lockey hitting a rapid 21 (12 balls) and with Matty Turnbull hitting 16 and number 3 bat Alex Machin hitting 14 they looked in a good position at 73 for 3 and with Jonny Mason hitting a quick 28 they reached the 100 run mark with 11 overs gone but the introduction of fast bowler Andy Holtby who took an excellent 4 wickets for just 10 runs the Ebberston innings petered out at 123 for 9 at the end of their allotted overs to finish 32 runs short of their target. Rohan Diamond took 2-31 from his 4 overs.

The new "Linda Goulding" Memorial Harburn Cup was presented to Staxton skipper Rohan Diamond by Sharon Blackstone (joint owner of League Sponsors Andy Hire) and Andre Meunier (President of the League) who provided the new trophy. They then both presented the runners up Cup to Ebberston captain Eddie Swiers. A good cricket final played in good spirit at the excellent North Marine Road cricket ground in front of a large crowd.



Scarborough 121-3 (Damian Foster 57no, Kieran Fenwick 21) beat Scalby A (Nick Gibson 49, Chris Rankin 35, Kieran Ritter 4-31, Charlie Hopper 2-22) by 7wkts.

Scalby A won the toss and elected to bat on the excellent North Marine Road cricket ground and lost an early wicket but opener Nick Gibson and number 3 Chris Rankin put together a partnership of 76 runs but when Kieran Rutter was brought on to bowl he slowed the scoring rate and took 4 wkts for 31 runs and along with Charlie Hopper who took 2 wkts for 22 runs held Scalby back to 118 for 7 wkts at the end of their allotted 14 eight ball overs. Scalby A failed to run many twos which would count in the end.

Scarborough in reply started steadily with James Deaves, Chris Rankin and Aiden Thomas all taking a wicket each for Scalby A, however Damian Foster hit a fine 57 runs for Scarborough and was well backed up by Kieran Fenwick with 21 runs and they picked up many runs by running quick singles and twos. Foster rounded off their victory by hitting a four followed by a six to deservingly win the game for Scarborough with 11 balls to spare.

Scarborough were presented with the Hunter Cup by John Flinton ( Chairman of the "Andy Hire" Scarborough Evening Cricket League) whilst Becky Green presented the Bill and Bessie Green Memorial cup to runners up Scalby.



Scalby B 120-6 (Chris Malthouse 42, Tom Gregory 34, Nigel Clapham 17, John Nelson 2-34) beat Ravenscar 116-6 (Joe Bayes 25, Adam Graham 22, Will Warwick 16, Freddie Barker 13no, Tony Geall 3-34) by 4 runs.

Scalby B won the toss and elected to bat at the excellent Flixton Cricket Ground with opening batsman Chris Malthouse top scoring with a fine 42 and he was well supported by Tom Gregory with 34 and Nigel Clapham with 17. Scalby ended up with 120 for 6 wkts at the end of their allotted 15 eight ball overs. The best bowling for Ravenscar came from John Nelson with 2 for 34 and Andy Edgar with 1 for 30, all three wickets being stumpings by Shaun Bayes, the other three wickets being run outs.

In reply Ravenscar made an excellent start with an opening partnership of 57 by Joe Bayes with 25 and Adam Graham with 22, but when both were out their reply stalled as it moved to 77 for 5. However Will Warwick hit a quick 16 along with Freddie Barker scoring an unbeaten 13 taking the score to 109 for 6 when Warwick was out leaving Ravenscar needed 12 runs to win off the last over but they only managed 7 runs off the bowling of Chris Malthouse who bowled the over taking 1 for 7 to win the game for Scalby by the tight margin of just 4 runs. Scalby's best bowling was by Tony Geall with 3 for 34 and Tom Gregory chipped in with 1 for 25.

Scalby's winning captain Aiden Thomas was presented with the Lloyd Dowson Cricket Cup by Vanessa Rowbottom, Marketing Manager of Lloyd Dowson, Chartered Accountants, Tax and Business Advisors of Bridlington and Scarborough, who kindly sponsor the competition, and the runners up shield to the Ravenscar captain Freddie Barker. All in all an excellent game of cricket.


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