Wray of light shines for Bishop Thornton

hsb  Bishop Thornton v Ripley. Will Wray batting for Bishop Thornton.  110618M4b.
hsb Bishop Thornton v Ripley. Will Wray batting for Bishop Thornton. 110618M4b.

Bishop Thornton maintains their charge for the top spot after another close competitive game played in good spirit against Goldsborough.

Thornton recovered from 20-4 to post a competitive 119-9 with only Will Wray (35no) standing out with the bat.

Graham Shorter excelled with the ball, supported by Aussie Luke Ryan and Kev Wilks. Young Steve Sowray (11) didn’t get a massive score but showed great maturity to see off the openers.

Goldsbrough slumped to 6-4 including three wickets in one over from Will Wray who ended up with 6-7,but Stewart Cummings (46), Duncan Morrell (13)and Luke Ryan (19no) batted well to get back in to the game. Max Sharp came back on for Thornton and goes into next week’s game on a hat-trick after cleaning up the Goldsborough tail.

Killinghall’s young pups were comprehensively beaten by a rampant Hampsthwate, bowled out for just 65. Lenny McKittrick took 3-9 and Drury 3-18. Hampsthwaite reached their target for the loss of two wickets and Andy Taylor (30no) saw Hampsthwaite home 0.

Play was abandoned between Helperby and Spofforth after Spofforth had reached 11-0

Alne visited Pannal this week, but dismissed for just 68. Only Stuart Morley showed any resistance with the bat top scoring with 27. Pannal wicket-takers were Lachlan Richards 3-10, Graham Fish 3-17 and Chris Hunt 3-29. The classy John Strover steered his side to victory with 50*

Ouseburn have got their season into gear with a second win on the bounce, this time taking Burton Leonard apart. Batting first, Ouseburn hit 262-5. The Parker brothers were in the runs with Sam hitting 110 and Tom 58 not out. Jamie Bryant chipped in with 58. Burton finished a long way short on 151-8, Mike Crawshaw top scoring (40no) and Ben Kettlewell taking 3-27. Ouseburn won by 111 runs.

Dacre Banks leapfrogged Blubberhouses into third place with a two-wicket win. Blubberhouses could only manage 134 all out, led by Bash Khan (50) and Mark McEneaney (41). Steve Lawrence took 4-36 for Dacre. In reply, Dacre reached their target but not after losing eight wickets, Dawood Waqas (3-16) doing the damage with the ball. Grafton hit 41 and Steve Ellison 35 not out to see Dacre home.