Jonny Moxon, son of Yorkshire’s Director of Cricket, Martyn Moxon, played a key role with his pace bowling in York’s seven home win against Doncaster Town.
Opener Simon Widdup and James Stuart put together a third wicket stand of 147 as Doncaster totalled 221-8 with Widdup hitting 11 fours and two sixes in his 101 while Stuart struck seven fours and two sixes in his innings of 71, Moxon taking 4-34.
Yorkshire second team player Jack Leaning and Duncan Snell gave York a good start in pursuit of their target with an opening stand of 83 and the McKendry brothers, Liam and Ryan added an unbroken 74 as York maintained their unbeaten start to the season.
Also undefeated are Harrogate, who beat visitors Cleethorpes by eight wickets. Opener Bill Kirby hit nine boundaries in his 82 as Cleethorpes reached 180-9, Graeme Whiles taking 3-28 in 14 accurate overs. Australian Calum How (66) and Alexis Twigg (50) put Harrogate on the road to victory with an opening stand of 119.
There was a thrilling high scoring tie at Scarborough. Chasing Scarborough’s total of 234-8, the visitors drew level in the 49th over, but then lost their last wicket without addition to the score. Andy Simpson completed a fine all-round performance for Scarborough, scoring 72 and taking 5-65.
Yorkshire Academy lost their unbeaten record, going down by 75 runs at home to Driffield, whose formidable total of 276-7 proved to be too much for the Yorkshire youngsters. Sam Drury hit 15 fours and three sixes in his innings of 104 while cousin George scored 56 not out and Ben Kholer-Cadman made 57 for Driffield. Josh Shaw scored a defiant 78 not out, but the Academy youngsters never threatened to challenge Driffield’s total.
Castleford beat Rotherham by 33 runs, making 226 before bowling out their opponents 193 with Derbyshire’s former Yorkshire left arm slow bowler David Wainwright taking 3-41.
Captain Paul Cummins scored 75 not out in Sheffield United’s three wicket win at Hull, overhauling the home side’s all out total of 153.
Sheffield Collegiate captain Matt Dixon took three wickets for five runs in 4.2 over in their 106-run win at Barnsley, who were bowled out for 164 in reply to the visitors’ total of 270-5. Former Yorkshire wicket keeper Simon Guy top scored for Collegiate for 80 not out and shared a century stand with Nick Gaywood 67. Jason Booth was Barnsley’s top scorer with 55.
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