HARROGATE CC got their busy weekend off to a great start, beating Doncaster by five wickets away from home on Saturday.
THE Yorkshire League side dismissed their hosts for 77, Leeds Uni student Joe Ellis-Grewal claiming 4-22 in 10.5 overs.
Harrogate knocked off the runs for a victory at 78-5, and then strode to success in the ECB Cup against Beverley Town on Sunday.
Alexis Twigg (80) and Vic Craven (53) steered Harrogate to 247, before Beverley were limited to 185 in reply, Sam Davies bagging 3-34.
Ryan Bradshaw’s troops travel to Hull in their next Yorkshire League encounter today.
It was also a good day for Harrogate 2nds, who crushed Bridlington by eight wickets in Division One of the York Senior League on Saturday.
Elsewhere in the York Senior League,SESSAY drew with Dunnington in the Premier Division, accruing 235-9 before Dunnington held on at 204-5.
STUDLEY ROYAL also had to settle for a draw against Goole Town. Gary Blackburn cracked 91 and Stuart Clark 37 not out as Studley posted 167-8.
Dan Craven collected 3-30 and Steve Walmsley 3-39 as Goole clung on for a share at 128-7.
In Division One, THIRSK lost by three wickets to Driffield, and in Division Two, TADCASTER MAGNET won their derby against THORP ARCH AND BOSTON SPA by 90 runs.
All-rounder Paul Clark led the way with 31 before scalping 6-29 alongside Ed Day (4-20) as Arch were ousted for 84 despite the efforts of Chris Magee (32).
Magnet made 174 batting first, Niti Kasana collecting 4-29 for the Arch.
RIPON lost by four wickets to Duncombe Park in Division Three.
Tom Leeming’s 29 was their best score in a total of 117-9, Chris Warters finishing with 3-22 as Duncombe pulled home at 120-6.
Over in the Aire Wharfe League, BECKWITHSHAW thrashed Ben Rhydding in Division One.
Superb turns by Bryan Bance (82) and Yasar Ali (85) fired ‘Shaw to 257-5 before tremendous bowling from James Lilley (6-7) dumped Rhydding out for 84.
BILTON overcame COLLINGHAM, who pulled back from the brink at 18-5 to reach 108, but Ali Sajad (35) and Christ Peareth (45) steered Bilton over the line at 111-6.
FOLLIFOOT settled for a share of the spoils in a big-scoring draw against STEETON.
Steeton racked up an incredible 314-4, and ‘Foot responded with James Ford’s 50 plus Mike Halmshaw’s undefeated 141 (nine sixes and 10 fours) but just failed to secure a second point by a single run at 235-6.
In Division Two, KNARESBOROUGH had Aussie Jack Paynter (5-24 and 59no) to thank for spearheading their five-wicket win over Olicanian.
BARDSEY suffered a tough day at the office, Harden reaching 156 before Bardsey were skittled out for just 44.
In the top flight of the Nidderdale League, GOLDSBOROUGH (150-6) lost to ALNE (154-5), HAMPSTHWAITE (232) defeated BLUBBERHOUSES (155), BISHOP THORNTON (162) were too strong for BURTON LEONARD (115), DACRE BANKS (67) lost out to HELPERBY (72-5), and PANNAL (167) overcame KILLINGHALL (120-7).
But champions OUSEBURN endured a torrid time against SPOFFORTH who picked up an eight-wicket run.
James Bryant (46) and Chris Morrison (40no) led Ouseburn to 169-9, which Spofforth bettered at 170-2 thanks to James Roberts (33no) and Jonathan Ross’s unbeaten 93.
In Division Two, there were wins for BOLTON ABBEY, DARLEY, RASKELF, NEWBY HALL, PATELEY BRIDGE and MASHAM.
Reigning Wetherby League champions BARWICK IN ELMET earned a win over SCARCROFT.
Damian Aston (3-17) helped peg Barwick to 121, but C Harrison’s 4-13 helped skittle out Scarcroft at 76.
GREAT PRESTON (128-8) were too strong for LEEDS POLICE (127), WETHERBY and KIRK DEIGHTON played out a draw (128 and 128), OLD MODS (224-6) kept SICKLINGHALL (215-6) at bay, BILTON IN AINSTY (133-5) defeated WALTON (132), and ST CHAD’S (121-5) saw off SHADWELL (117).