Harrogate Evening Cricket League: Studley Royal stay top

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After the disappointment of a weather-affected weekend, cricket returned to the Wetherby Evening League as normal.

After the disappointment of a weather-affected weekend, cricket returned to the Wetherby Evening League as normal.

In Division One Studley Royal stayed top of the table after beating Burton Leonard by 10 runs thanks to an all-round performance from Dan Craven.

Craven hit 26 not out and took 4-37 as his side defended a total of 119.

Goldsborough are the nearest rivals to the Royals, after beating Birstwith by six wickets. D Cummings was the chief destroyer as Birstwith were bowled all out, taking 4-14 to help dismiss them for just 82.

The other fixture due to be played was abandoned between Pannal and Knaresborough.

Division Two also had two games called off due to a waterlogged pitch. Blubberhouses against Little Ribston was abandoned, as was Spofforth versus Galphay and Winksley.

There was play however for Ripley as they beat Bishop Thornton by 47 runs, D O’Malley top scored with 33 as his side defended 169.

In Division Three, Newby Hall beat Killinghall A by 32 runs with Dave Henstock taking 4-22 to help bowl out Killinghall for 116.

League leaders Knaresborough Forest A were frustrated as their game with Pannal Ash was cancelled due to the weather.

Wetherby pipped Burnt Yates, but the scorecard has yet to be submitted.

There was a big win in Division Four for Bishop Monkton. Tony Sidwell hit 68 as they hit 193 against Arthington to win by 122 runs.

Paul Ellison took 3-11 for Dacre Banks to help them bowl Burton Leonard out for 83, the runs were knocked off to give them an eight wicket win.

Ripon won their second game of the season, beating Sharow by seven wickets. Rob Taylor hit 44, while Joe Fleetham (3-23) helped restrict a Sharow side to 109 despite an innings of 53 from Craig Sommerville.

N Power beat Birstwith B by eight wickets in Division Five. J Van E produced a fine all-round performance, taking 4-13 and hitting 86 not out to keep his side top of the league.

Markington successfully defended 148 against Burnt Yates. Graham Bassett top scored with 64 not out as his side won by 66 runs.

Elsewhere Staveley beat North Stainley by eight wickets, S Smith scoring 41 not out as they chased down 72 and Spofforth B thrashed Ripley B by 10 wickets after restricting them to just 52.

Finally, in Division Six Boroughbridge beat Glasshouses by eight wickets, I Campbell helping them chase down 81 with 46 not out.

Scotton beat Wath by 71 runs in a low scoring game. Wath were bowled out for just 22, with R Ellerker taking 6-10.

Killinghall B restricted Sharow B to a lowly score of 28 and chased it for the loss of just three wickets.