Hat-Tricks At The Double In ECB Yorkshire League
Two Appleby Frodingham players took hat-tricks to set up a six wicket home win over Doncaster in the ECB Yorkshire League. There was a dramatic start to the match when Carl Taylor claimed a hat-trick in the first over to leave the visitors reeling at four for three after just five balls.
Then, 17-year-old Kieron Watson repeated the trick to claim the last three wickets as Doncaster were bowled out for 96.
Taylor and Watson's feats meant that Appleby Frodingham had a straightforward task to claim their third win in four matches. Jacob Scholtz top scored with 33 as the home side completed a six wicket win.
Leaders York won by 38 runs at Sheffield Collegiate. A fourth wicket stand of 65 between Liam McKendray (63) and Alex Collin (37) enabled York to reach 180 for nine. Daniel Wood took five for 41 and leg spinner Tom Pringle three for 48 as York bowled out Collegiate for 142. Only Nadeem Khan with 56 showed much resistance for Collegiate.
Second placed Barnsley kept up the pressure on the leaders with a six wicket win over Cleethorpes. Off spinner Richard Wilkinson took six for 58 as Cleethorpes were bowled out for 172. Opening batsman Matthew Wilson led Barnsley to victory with 93 not out, including 11 fours and one six while Wilkinson gave good support with 42.
Castleford, who began the day in third place, lost by two wickets at Scarborough after a tight finish. Scott Hopkinson (82) and Chris Welburn (29) helped Castleford to reach 194 for eight. Andrew Simpson was top scorer with 57 as Scarborough reached their target.
Vic Craven top scored with 119 not out while Nick Lindley made 84 as Harrogate reached 243 for four against Sheffield United. Nazaakat Khan made a defiant 53, but received little support as United were bowled out for 141 in reply and Harrogate completed their 102-run win.
Hull lost by eight wickets at Yorkshire Academy after being bowled out for 145, Gurman Randhawa with four for 45 and Jack Hughes three for 36 being Academy's main wicket takers. Opener Alex Lees with 75 and Irfan Amjad 43 not out then led the Academy to their victory target in 34.3 overs.
Adam Thorpe produced a match winning bowling performance, taking six for 42 as visitors Rotherham thrashed Driffield by ten wickets. After Driffield were shot out for 98, Gerhard Rudolph then hurried Rotherham to victory with 63 not out while fellow opener James Moorhouse made 23.
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