One of Yorkshire’s crop of talented young batsmen, Elliot Callis, was in superb form for the county’s Academy side in the ECB Yorkshire League this week.
The 19-year-old Doncaster-born opener hit 16 fours and one six in his innings of 139 to help the league leaders to a 98-run win over Rotherham.
Callis received good support from Josh Shaw, who hit three sixes and nine fours as he made 75.
Together they enabled the Academy to total 312 for nine, which was too many for Rotherham, who replied with 214 for eight.
York moved into second place after beating Scarborough by 103 runs. York topped 300 for the fourth time this season, making 313 for six with Nick Kay top scoring with 72, including eight boundaries while Charlie Elliott made 63, including six fours and one six.
Darren Harland led Scarborough’s challenge, hitting 12 fours in his 96 before he was last man out, bowled by leg-spinner Tom Pringle, who took four for 46, but it wasn’t enough to match York’s formidable total.
There was a remarkably low scoring match at Castleford where the home side went down to Sheffield Collegiate by 27 runs on a day when 20 wickets fell for a mere 129 runs.
Castleford must have felt confident at the interval having bowled out Collegiate for 78 in 42 overs with pace bowler Jarran Cook taking three for 25.
However, Collegiate hit back strongly, bowling out the home side for 51 with Josh Varley bowling a double-wicket maiden in taking four wickets for two runs in 2.3 overs while Billy Root, brother of Yorkshire and England batsman, Joe, took three wickets for seven runs in six overs to maintain his side’s winning run. They have won their last five competed matches.
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