Sunday 17th June 2018
North Marine Road, Scarborough Cricket Club
Halifax Central League XI 133-
A new look Scarborough Beckett Cricket League Representative team, containing eight debutants put in a determined performance against a strong Halifax Cricket League XI before falling to a narrow one wicket defeat on Sunday at North Marine Road in an enthralling encounter. The team skippered by Ebberston captain Jon Mason won the toss and elected to bat, but found the visiting team in miserly mood, their opening attack bowling with pace and accuracy, backed up some excellent ground fielding. After slipping to 31-3 with Jack Pinder making 19, James Small and Alex Machen led the recovery, with the Cayton wicketkeeper compiling 17. Machen curbed his natural aggression to make 24 off 53 balls but at 72-6 the hosts were in danger of not making the hundred mark. Cayton skipper Tom Sixsmith, who came in at number 7 maturely stepped up and combined tight defence with controlled aggression as he top scored with a skillful 37 off 53 balls (3 fours, 1 six) before being the last man out with just nine balls remaining of the 45 overs.