York Senior League: Whitkirk beat the downpours but go down by three wickets

Simon Mason.
Simon Mason.
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WHITKIRK were involved in one of just a few games to finish, but probably wished they were saved by the rain after a three-wicket loss to Sewerby in Division One.

Simon Webb (76) was the mainstay for Kirk in their innings of 163, with Michael O’Brien (31) also chipping in. But Sewerby replied with 167-7.

Goole Town (137-3) cashed in on a sporting declaration of 133-7 from Pickering to triumph, with Ashton Nottingham (43) and David England (3-26) contributing.

Ex-Woodlands player Simon Mason hit 69 on his return to Sessay in their rain-hit game with Bolton Piercy.

In the top-flight, captain Steve Burdett took 5-25 as defending champions Woodhouse Grange picked up maximum bowling points against Clifton Alliance, who were dismissed for 154 before the rain came.

Jonathan Moxon produced the highest innings of the season to date, hitting a fine 128 as York 2nds mustered an imposing 268-8 against Dunnington, who reached 39-0 in reply.

Scarborough’s Matthew Wilson took four wickets, but his efforts could not stop Easingwold hitting an impressive 258-4, while Dan Craven (59no) and Rob Nicholson (51) were in good order for Studley Royal, who made 155-4 against Hull Zingari.

Limited action in Division Two North saw Clifton Alliance 2nds reach 226-6 against Harrogate 2nds, with Ripon thwarted by the elements against Londesborough Park 2nds (158-2) – as were York 3rds against Easingwold (229-8).

Tadcaster Magnet made 114-7 in their weather-affected Division Three South clash with Hull 2nds, Phil Smith (36) top-scoring.

Thorp Arch and Boston Spa opened with 223-7 against Stillington (55-1).

Castleford were stuck at 121-7 against opponents Woodhouse Grange 3rds (224-3) – Darren Tomlinson hitting an unbeaten 40 for Cas.