Geeson-Brown blows away Grange to help '˜Gate out of Premier League North drop zone

A five-wicket haul for Tom Geeson-Brown helped Harrogate CC dismiss Woodhouse Grange for just 154 on their way to an important ECB Yorkshire Premier League North success.

Sunday, 22nd July 2018, 12:03 pm
Updated Sunday, 22nd July 2018, 12:12 pm
Tom Geeson-Brown was able to celebrate a match-winning five-wicket return in Harrogate CC's win over Woodhouse Grange> Picture: Caught Light Photography
Tom Geeson-Brown was able to celebrate a match-winning five-wicket return in Harrogate CC's win over Woodhouse Grange> Picture: Caught Light Photography

The men from St George’s Road began Saturday’s contest in the relegation zone, but their maximum-points return has seen them climb one place to 10th.

Victory would have taken title-chasing Woodhouse top of the table, but just as they did when upsetting leaders York two games previously, the Roosters belied their lowly league position with a fine display.

Josh Atkinson (39) and Corrie Keable (24) got ‘Gate off to a solid start before skipper George Ross (62) arrived and struck a fine half-century.

Will Bates then added 46 not out at number six as the hosts closed on 231/8 from their 50 overs.

Geeson-Brown ensured that the Grange reply never really gained any momentum, effecting a pair of early dismissals to leave the visitors 52/3.

‘Gate continued to turn the screw and Bates completed a fine all-round performance by taking two scalps, while the pace of Geeson-Brown continued to cause the away side all sorts of problems.

In the end, he finished with figures of 5-26 from 10.2 extremely tight overs as Woodhouse were sent packing 77 runs short of their target.