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.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay believes his side will have to be at the top of their game to at Elland Road on Saturday.

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