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More woe for ‘Gate as trip to the seaside ends in heavy defeat

Ash Griffin sends one down during Harrogate CC's defeat at Scarborough. Picture: Steve Lilly
Ash Griffin sends one down during Harrogate CC's defeat at Scarborough. Picture: Steve Lilly

Harrogate CC remain mired in the ECB Yorkshire Premier League North relegation zone following a heavy defeat by the seaside.

George Ross’ men slumped to a sixth consecutive loss when they went down by 88 runs at Scarborough’s North Marine Road on Saturday afternoon.

Ash Griffin shone with the ball for ‘Gate once again, claiming 4-41, but the hosts still managed to put 239/8 on the board in their 50 overs as Ben Elvidge made 67.

The Roosters lost wickets at regular intervals in reply and despite 45 from Corrie Keable and Tom Geeson-Brown’s unbeaten 29 down the order,Ross’ men were dismissed well short of their victory target on 151.

Next up in the league for the men from St Geroge’s Road is a trip to tackle local rivals Sessay on Saturday, noon start.

Mark Wilkie’s team also came off second best this weekend, losing out to Yorkshire Academy by 28 runs.

The Thirsk outfit’s overseas ace Navin Kavikara scooped 3-39 as the visitors posted 219 batting first, then led his side’s reply with a knock of 36.

Tim Hall added 31, but Sessay couldn’t keep up with the required run-rate and finished up on 191/7.