Staxton 118-8 (Rob Pinder 61, Chris Dove 25, Andy Slaughter 3-24) beat Heslerton 78 all out (Sam Triffitt 18, Adam Hargreaves 4-12,

Rohan Diamond 3-15, Linden Gray 2-24) by 40 runs

Staxton won the toss and elected to bat and a fine second wicket stand of 56 between Rob Pinder and Chris Dove threatened to take the game

away. Dove then fell, run out racing back for a second for 25 (18 balls) as Heslerton grew into the game with some tight bowling and

excellent ground fielding. Both Australian Rohan Diamond and captain Jodie Robson also were dismissed cheaply, both run out but Pinder

remain firm, striking an elegant 61 (51 balls 5x4, 3x6) before being brilliantly caught in the deep. The innings then petered out with Andy Slaughter claiming 3-24 as Staxton finished on 118-8. In need of early wickets, Staxton opted to open with spinner Linden Gray and this paid dividends with the dismissal of dangerman Paul Bowes for just 11 as Heslerton slipped to 30-3 and never fully recovered. Sam Triffit hit a perky 18 but he was the only batsman to make any impression as wickets fell at regular intervals, Gray claiming 2-24, Rohan Diamond 3-15 and tall seamer Adam Hargreaves, who returned a superb spell of 4-12 in securing the cup. Heslerton dismissed for just 78 in 16.4 overs.


Andy Slaughter fails to save a boundary but a good effort

Adam Spaven opens the bowling for Heslerton

Neil Johnson (Heslerton) missed that one

Heslerton’s opener Paul Bowes

Scott Brennan in action for Heslerton

Australian Scott Brennan experiences action at North Marine Road

Stuart Pickard first change for Heslerton

Adam Spaven receives the Hospital Runners-Up Cup