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Runs, Runs, Runs

Richard Wain1 Jul - 13:54
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Two wins and one defeat on a run filled afternoon

Yorkshire Premier League North Division One West

Selby I 387-7, Clifton Alliance II 256-9

Selby first team were involved in another high scoring game in Division One when they registered a massive total which earned them a 131 run win against Clifton Alliance II at Sandhill Lane.

The York side won the toss and asked Selby to bat first and openers Matthew Hoyle and Alex Bowden made their now customary quick start with the fifty partnership arriving in only the sixth over. An opening partnership of 101 was ended in the 14th over when Callum Hart (3-56) trapped Bowden leg before for 48, which consisted of 12 fours. Rob Scarr joined Hoyle and the runs continued to flow in a second wicket partnership of 146 until Joe Kilvington made the breakthrough when he had Hoyle caught for a superb 112, which included 16 boundaries. Rob Scarr then took control and he fired 9 fours and 4 sixes in a stylish 92 before he fell leg before to Jack Waites. Remorseless knocks at lightning speed came from Matty Clark (25), Harvey Johnson (29), Charlie Baird (27) and Glen Crouch (16) as the home side closed on a mammoth 387-7 which had club historians checking the record books.

Chasing the daunting total the visitors made a good start with openers Alistair Wray and Jake Atkinson putting on 45 for the first wicket before Tom Shepherd made the breakthrough when he had Atkinson (18) caught by Gareth Roberts. Two wickets for Glen Crouch (2-41) and spinner Alex Bowden (2-50) saw Clifton slip to 86-4 and it looked like a comfortable afternoon for Selby but Simon Corley and Joe Kilvington both batted solidly and gradually got on top of the bowling in a fifth wicket partnership of 143. The Selby bowlers and fielders had to work hard and Harvey Johnson (2-43) returned to the attack to bowl Kilvington (75) and he later dismissed Corley (81). Oliver Steward (2-13) picked up a couple of late wickets but the visitors closed on a very respectable 256-9. The win lifts Selby up to fifth place in the league at the halfway stage. Thanks go to match ball sponsor Michael Magee and Selby are at home to Dringhouses on Saturday.

Yorkshire Premier League North Division Three West

Selby II 221-7, Thorp Arch & Boston Spa II 74

In Division Three Selby second team returned to winning ways with a comfortable 147 run win at Thorp Arch & Boston Spa II.

Batting first Selby made a great start with openers Graham Phillips and Luke Berzins adding 66 for the first wicket before Ed Morrison had Phillips caught for 16. Sam Mason joined Berzins and they kept the visitors on top with a second wicket partnership of 49 but when Jimmy Gilman (3-39) trapped Mason (26) leg before Selby then lost two quick wickets to reduce them to 115-4. Berzins was eventually caught for an impressive 40 and Selby regained control with good knocks from skipper Gareth Harvey (27), Kayden Lane (36*) and Rhys Roddick (19*) and they enabled the visitors to close on a useful 221-7 from their 40 overs.

In reply the home side progressed steadily to 32 without loss but when Luke Berzins bowled Ben Tomlinson he sparked a collapse as wickets began to tumble. Berzins was in great form and he demolished the early order with only Chris Gilman (21) providing any serious resistance. Kayden Lane also picked up a wicket and spinner Alex Langhan took 3-12 from his two overs but fittingly it was Berzins who took the final wicket and he finished with the fine figures of 6-30 as Thorp Arch were bowled out for 74 in the 19th over. Thanks go to match ball sponsor Percy & Barbara Gouldsbrough and Selby travel to Saxton on Saturday.

York Vale League Division Two

Acomb III 253-7, Selby IV 146

The young Selby fourth team went down to a 107 run defeat to top of the table Acomb III on Saturday after being set a big total to chase at Sandhill Lane.

Batting first the visitors lost early wickets with good spells from Jawad Sharizad (3-44), Seth Wratten (2-20) and Harry Haigh (1-37) which reduced the visitors to 59-5. There was an impressive recovery from Cian Stancliffe and Rob Cook and they attacked the bowling to add 167 for the sixth wicket. Sharizad returned to the attack to bowl Cook (74) and Stancliffe finished unbeaten on 111 as Acomb closed on a huge 253-7.

Chasing the big total Sam Easthill (17) gave Selby a quick start but early wickets from Stancliffe (3-28) soon put the York side in a good position. There were defiant knocks from George Wells (41), Jawad Sharizad (17) and Harry Haigh (26) but Joe Mortimer (4-13) wrapped the game up for Acomb as Selby were bowled out for 146 in the 30th over. Thanks go to match ball sponsor Peter Rickaby and Selby are at home to Heworth IV on Saturday.

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