Harrogate Lose Unbeaten Record
Leaders Harrogate lost their unbeaten record in the Yorkshire ECB League when visitors Castleford beat them by 38 runs to gain their first win of the season.
Charles Finan (65) and Derbyshire's former Yorkshire all-rounder David Wainwright (51) both scored half-centuries as Castleford totalled 225, Jonathon Tattersall taking five for 40. Scott Huntley scored 58 not out as Harrogate settled on 187 for nine.
Rotherham were another side to record their first win of the season. They beat Scarborough by seven wickets in a high-scoring match - a result that sent the East Coast club to the foot of the table.
Darren Harland (62) and James Pick (56) both scored half-centuries in Scarborough’s total of 230. Mark Cummins scored an unbeaten 74 while Gareth Purshouse hit 55 and Nathan Smith 47 not out as Castleford reached their target for the loss of three wickets.
Sheffield United, without a win, continued their unhappy start to the season when they lost at Doncaster after being bowled out for 81, Simon Widdup taking four for 21 while Graeme Attenborough (3-9) and James Stuart (3-35) each captured three wickets. Attenborough then opened the batting and scored 32 as Doncaster won by six wickets.
Driffield Town beat Barnsley by 31 runs, Danny Broumpton scoring 61 as the home side made 217 for eight. Skipper Steve Nuttall top scored with 48 as Barnsley were bowled out for 186.
Yorkshire Academy lost by one wicket at Appleby Frodingham. Barney Gibson (45) and Eliot Callis (37) were top scorers in the Academy’s total of 207 for nine before Paul Bell led Frodingham to their narrow victory with 62 not out.
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