Cloud nine for Peirse as bowler sets club record

hsb  Matthew Till bowling for Sessay.  2605075a.
hsb Matthew Till bowling for Sessay. 2605075a.
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Stuart Peirse produced the best spell of bowling in Sessay first team history as he secured his side third place in York Senior League Division One.

Peirse’s magical opening spell snaffled nine victims for just 16 runs as he blew Beverley 2nds away.

Four of the top five batsman fell for ducks as already relegated Beverley were skittled for 43.

Matthew Till stopped Peirse running through the card as he grabbed Jon Vodden’s wicket, but Peirse still had a part to play as he took the catch.

Sessay’s batsman showed the home batting conditions were particular treacherous as they stuttered to 24-4.

But Luke Ramsay’s 20 not out ensured victory.

The 30 points secured third place in the club’s first year back in Division One, 93 points adrift of promoted duo Fenner and Hull Zingari.

Beverley Town are heading down to Division Two alongside Harrogate 2nds.

Hull and Fenner will join Studley Royal in the Premier League next season after The Royals ended their season in fourth.

But Studley’s campaign climaxed with a whimper as they collapsed to a disappointingly heavy 116-run defeat at home to Dunnington.

Former West Indies International batsman Collis King thumped 77 as he led Dunnington to 222-5 from their 50 overs.

Glenn Carlton and Dan Craven both picked up two wickets but were hit for more than four runs an over.

The Royals failed to find rhythm with the bat and wickets fell at regular, untimely intervals.

Stand-in skipper Steven Walmsley (18) and Charlie Scatchard (26) were the only batsman to pass 15 as the home side were skittled for 106.

Woodhouse Grange capped an imperious season at the top as they were crowned champions 115 points clear.

Acomb and Selby dropped down into Division One.

In Division Three, Ripon moved up to a respectable fifth-placed finish as they crushed mid-table rivals Driffield Town by 139 runs.

Wicket-keeper Robert Taylor (73) topscored at the top of the order and fellow opener Chris Needham hit a quick-fire half century.

Captain Tom Leeming then plundered a run-a-ball 60 as his side amassed 221-5 from their 45 overs.

Chris Hazzard (4-18) was the star with the ball as he grabbed four scalps in 12 economic overs.

Felix Oates chipped in with 3-16 and Ben Crewe (2-21) whittled away the tail as Driffield collapsed to 83 all out.

Duncombe Park ran away with the Division Three crown as they finished 80 points ahead of Sheriff Hutton in second.

Scarborough 2nds and Sessay 2nds were relegated.

Thirsk’s Division Two campaign finished with maximum points, but only because Hull 2nds forfeited their contest.

Thirsk finished the summer in fifth, 60 points below the promotion zone.

Malton & Old Malton and Bolton Percy will move up to Division One. Welton & Brough and Thorp Arch and Boston Spa were sent down.