York Senior: Promising starts produce three-way split at top of Division One

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WHITKIRK sit joint-top of Division One of the York Senior League after Saturday’s 47-run success at Pocklington made it two wins in a row.

The Leeds side posted a target of 159, led by the efforts of Michael O’Brien (38) and Sam Parker (28) with Harry Collins (3-29) the most effective Pocklington bowler.

Dan Boneham (33) and Ted Donkin (35) then led the Pocklington chase but O’Brien completed a good all-round display by taking 4-22 to skittle the visitors for 112.

Whitkirk’s Robert Flynn 
(3-17) and James Malthouse (3-21) were also in the wickets.

Like Whitkirk, Harrogate 2nds have 69 points after three games following their two-wicket win at Bridlington.

The efforts of William Parker (4-27) and James Clark 
(3-22) kept Bridlington to 119 all out with Harrogate just getting there at 123-8, led by the efforts of George Ellaby with 38. Defeat was harsh on Bridlington’s Sam Edmundson, who took 5-23.

Hornsea are the third team on 69 points after their win against Sewerby. Selby are fourth, on 63 points, after a winning draw against Beverley Town 2nds. After an eight-wicket win against Bolton Percy, Studley Royal are joint top of the Premier Division with Clifton Alliance on 69 points. Pickering are eighth.

Joint-top Fairburn and Sandal are the early front-runners in the Pontefract League, four points ahead of Streethouse in third.