Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Keep the Pressure on with a Vital Victory Leaders Return to Winning Ways after Rare Defeat but Main Rivals; LANGBAURGH CRICKET LEAGUE

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Keep the Pressure on with a Vital Victory Leaders Return to Winning Ways after Rare Defeat but Main Rivals; LANGBAURGH CRICKET LEAGUE

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AFTER a Division One defeat at the hands of Moorsholm, the pressure was on East Harlsey A to regain their form at home to defending champions Kildale.

Kildale batted first but only Seamus Doughty came to terms with the Harlsey attack, scoring 78 in a total of 136, while Simon Hill (3-52), Alex Walls (3-22) and Matthew Carter (3-8) all took three wickets.

Harlsey then also struggled with only Johnny Bateman, 32 and Andy Maguire, 69 making a score as eight wickets were lost in reaching 137. Sam Teta took 4-35 and Tom Brooks 3-34.

Moorsholm won at Hartlepool Power Station A to keep Harlsey's lead to four points. They batted first and racked up 165-6. Dan Bowman hit 51 and Liam Crooks 43no, while Gary Crawley took 3-58. The HPS reply fell short as they ended on 132-7 off their 40 overs. John Holmes with 37 was the top scorer while Liam Crooks bowled 20 overs to take 4-72.

At the bottom of the table Ingleby Greenhow's struggles continued against Kirby Sigston. Batting first Ingleby had Charlie Campbell with 51 to thank as they posted 153-6. Dan Collin took 3-42 for Sigston.

The visitors replied with 154-8. Dave Thompson got 69 and R Boucher 31 while Mike Fawcett took 3-40 with the ball.

The other teams in danger of relegation are New Marske and Crathorne and both lost. New Marske were at Stafford Place and the home side set them 160-7, Neil Stockton hitting 38 and Lee Robson 31.

The Marske reply ended at 68 all out as Bomber Smith took 3-28 and Mike Vout 3-4. Crathorne were dismissed for 85 at home to Broughton. Andrew Darcy took 3-33, while in a rare appearance Dave Bladon took 3-12. Andre White with 34no led Broughton to the victory on 87-4. In Division Two Hutton Rudby A maintained their promotion push with a seven wicket home victory over East Harlsey B. The visitors batted 40 overs to reach 114-6, Andy Brown top scoring with 34 while Tom Lawton took 4-35.

Matty Brown's unbeaten 52 was the mainn response and they reached ers left. …

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