Wood and Snell shine to set up fi­nal match ti­tle show­down

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - CRICKET - RICHARD COOMBER

VIC­TO­RIES for York and Wood­house Grange mean they go into their fi­nal week headto-head on Satur­day with the York­shire North ti­tle at stake.

Dun­can Snell’s fifth cen­tury of the sea­son helped York to 239-5 be­fore Jonathan Moxon (4-53) and Oliver Leed­ham (3-26) dis­missed rel­e­gated Acomb for 96.

An­drew Bil­ton (45), Chris Wood (44) and Simon Ten­nant (65) led the way as Wood­house Grange set a 228-7 tar­get, then Wood picked up 7-35 as Driffield fell for 142, No 8 Mark God­dard hit­ting a de­fi­ant 41 not out.

Ryan Gib­son (84) and Ryan McKendry (70) put on 136 and Do­minic Rhodes weighed in with 52 not out to put Stam­ford Bridge on the way to a 144-run win at Clifton Al­liance, Rhodes tak­ing 5-22 as the home side col­lapsed to 114.

With Mark Wilkie tak­ing 5-36, it took half-cen­turies from Jonathan Read and Kris­tian Wilkin­son to see Scar­bor­ough to 214-9. Wilkie then hit 85 and put on 117 with fel­low opener Mark Jack­son (55) and put Ses­say on the way to a four-wicket win and safety.

There was a thrilling fin­ish at Castle­ford where Har­ro­gate scored eight off the fi­nal over to clinch a one-wicket win off the fi­nal ball.

Ei­tan Litvin (58) was top-scorer in the homes side’s 175, Ash­ley Grif­fin tak­ing 5-40, and even though Jack Young re­sponded with 5-40, Tom Gee­son-Brown and Harry Stow held their nerve to clinch the win.

De­spite a half-cen­tury from Ge­orge Hill, York­shire Academy came up 21 runs short of Sher­iff Hut­ton Bridge’s 186.

The Brad­ford Pre­mier ti­tle will go down to the fi­nal week­end but Pud­sey St Lawrence have one hand on the tro­phy af­ter open­ers Mark Robertshaw (62no) and Adam Waite (37no) eased them past Sc­holes’ 111-9 in which Steve Watts and Chris Mars­den took four wick­ets each.

The only threat comes from New Farn­ley, who kept their hopes alive with a six-wicket win over Meth­ley, Steve Bullen (50) and Lee God­dard (46no) lead­ing their re­ply.

Fars­ley opener Mark Har­ri­son hit 71 and took 4-13 and with James Lo­gan (5-33) dis­missed Light­cliffe for 97 to clinch a 105run win.

An eighth-wicket stand of 88 be­tween Aqsad Ali (79no) and Josh Holling (29) helped Hang­ing Heaton to 187 but Cal­lum Goldthorp (76no) saw Brad­ford & Bin­g­ley safely home.

Josh Thur­well’s 5-42 spell was not enough to stop Townville pass­ing Cleck­heaton’s 103 while Sam Fran­k­land (58no) eased Wood­lands past East Bier­ley’s 120.

With Wake­field Thornes crowned cham­pi­ons, at­ten­tion in York­shire South was at the other end of the ta­ble where Ap­pleby Frod­ing­ham and Whis­ton PC were con­firmed as rel­e­gated.

Jake Smith (52) top scored in Ap­pleby Frod­ing­ham’s 144 but an un­beaten 77 from Matthew Cartwright clinched the win that en­sures As­ton Hall’s safety.

Whis­ton open­ers An­drew Tomlinson (65) and Gareth Davis (62) put on 130 but with Jor­dan Cook tak­ing 5-40, they were dis­missed for 200 and Bill Kirby (99no) and James Os­mond (76) en­sured there were no slips from Cleethor­pes.

Dun­can Heath took 5-20 as Thornes fell for 118 but Mah­mood Ra­sool (3-25) and Steve Mor­gan (4-35) bowled out Don­caster five runs short.

Dan Pri­est­ley (59) and Jamie Car­ring­ton (61) led the way in Sh­effield Col­le­giate’s 224 which saw wick­et­keeper Alex Fletcher take six catches. James Moor­house (47) and Neil Longhurst (85) gave Whit­ley Hall a chance but Car­ring­ton (8-30) made sure of the win that se­cures run­ners-up spot for Col­le­giate.

Shah­ja­han You­nis (127) and Sam Drury (77) hit 13 sixes be­tween them and put on 119 as Tree­ton made 325-8. Wick­er­s­ley open­ers Dave Rodgers (91) and Mark Cum­mins (38) shared a cen­tury stand and Thomas Knight hit an un­beaten half­cen­tury but Will Street’s 6-59 held them 93 runs short.

Bill Jenk­ins (74no) saw Hal­lam past Barns­ley’s 199-7.

Stephen Brown took 5-35 and hit 59 not out as Otley beat Beck­withshaw to re­claim top spot in Aire Wharfe and con­firm their op­po­nents’ rel­e­ga­tion just a year af­ter be­ing crowned cham­pi­ons.

Sam Fox (40 and 5-24) starred as Bur­ley beat Adel by 39 runs but hav­ing only picked up six bonus points they dropped to sec­ond, two points be­hind Otley with two games to go.

PIC­TURE: JAMES HARDISTY

Sc­holes bats­man Kasir Ma­roof hits out against Pud­sey St Lawrence’s Jor­dan Thomp­son.

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