Harrogate Win Despite The Fog
Cricketers are used to dealing with rain, but fog provided another hazard for players in the Yorkshire ECB League match between Cleethorpes and Harrogate on the North Lincolnshire coast.
The visitors, seeking to keep up the pressure on leaders York, were left frustrated when Cleethorpes beat them in the last over.
Chasing Harrogate’s total of 247 for nine, Cleethorpes needed three to win off the last over and achieved their target with three balls to spare.
Cleethorpes’s match winning hero was skipper Alex Osmond, who made 119, including 17 boundaries.
There was another close match at Appleby Frodingham where Scarborough won by four wickets off the last ball of the game after chasing the home team’s total of 262. In fact, Scarborough needed one run to win going into the final over, but had to wait until the last ball before a boundary was scored to seal their win.
Kieran Lindley was top scorer for Frodingham while Darren Harland top scored for Scarborough with 79 and Samrat Sharma made 66 and took four for 39.
Yorkshire Academy won by four wickets at Driffield. Danny Broumpton hit 69, including 12 fours and two sixes in Driffield’s total of 223. Eliot Callis (57) and Jonathon Tattersall (41) then shared an opening stand of 96 before an unbeaten 60 from Mosun Hussain saw the Academy home. Left-arm spinner Nick Hardgrave took five for 52 for Driffield.
York beat Doncaster away by five wickets in a high scoring match. Stuart Guy with 95 and Simon Widdup 55 were leading scorers as Doncaster totalled 241 for eight with spinner Dan Woods taking five for 60, but York's strong batting line-up was more than a match for this total.
Duncan Snell with 77, Liam McKendry 53 not out and Yorkshire’s Jack Leaning 39 were their leading scorers with Snell and Leaning getting the defending champions off to a fine start with an opening stand of 102.
Other batsmen in form were the Sheffield Collegiate pair, Ashton Blakey and former Yorkshire wicket keeper Simon Guy. They shared an unbroken partnership of 101 in Collegiate's eight-wicket home win over Barnsley, Guy scoring 61 and Blakey 59 as they passed the visitors' total of 189-9.
Ben Sanderson hit 63 not out as Rotherham beat Castleford by six wickets, chasing down the home side's total of 231 for eight.
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