York Senior League: Sessay make awesome start but re-run needed in cup

Sessay's Mark Wilkie
Sessay's Mark Wilkie

Promotion hopefuls Sessay got off to a flying start to their York Senior League season with a solid 122-run win at Driffield Town 2nds.

Mark Wilkie shared a long partnership with Joe Watson to give Sessay a perfect start. The pair both made 73 in Sessay’s 218-6, with Tim Hall also chipping in with 29.

But it was the away side’s bowling which sealed a convincing victory.

Stuart Peirse’s 4-22 restricted Driffield with the new ball and England Under 19 bowler Karl Carver took 3-22 to dismiss the hosts for 96.

Sessay welcome Leeds side Whitkirk on Saturday before a re-run of their National Village Cup first round clash at home to Staithes.

The original clash was abandoned on Sunday.

Sessay had made 189-8 thanks largely to Jacob Spencer’s 89 not out before Staithes were left hanging on 65-2 after 16 overs.

Rain also frustrated Studley Royal in their opening Premier match at home to York was washed away. Studley head to Dunnington on Saturday.

In Division Two, North, Thirsk captain Mark Cook hit 60 but his side could only muster 129-9 at home to Osbaldwick. And, despite Jamie Porter’s 3-39, Osbaldwick eased to the total for the loss of five wickets.

Ripon’s match against York 3rds was postponed.

Ripon visit Osbaldwick this Saturday, while Thirsk host Hovingham.