Pringle Stars As York Remain Unbeaten
Leg spinner Tom Pringle took 8-74 as York maintained their unbeaten record in the ECB Yorkshire Premier League with a ten-run win over Sheffield Collegiate, writes David Markham.
Alex Collins (60 not out) and Oliver Hairs (54) both made half centuries in York's total of 231 -8 as Yorkshire all-rounder Joe Root took 4-52). Root (82) and his brother William Root (54) then led Collegiate's victory bid, but they fell ten runs short after being bowled out for 221.
York have a 16 point lead over Cleethorpes who beat Driffield by 59 runs. Bill Kirby with 86 was Cleethorpe's top scorer in his side's total of 274-5 while Sri Lankan Omesh Wijesiriwardana made a half century on his debut. Harry Clewett (4-22) and Andy Ellis (4-44) each took four wickets as Driffield were bowled out for 215 with Sam Drury making 67 and Sri Lankan Sanjaya Rodrigo 64.
Teenage pace bowler Jack Holt guided Scarborough to a seven wicket win against Harrogate. Holt, who is being watched by Yorkshire, took 4-13 in seven overs as Scarborough bowled out Harrogate for 117. Joe Padmore made an unbeaten 44 as Scarborough gained a comfortable win.
Doncaster won at Yorkshire Academy - only their second win of the season. They bowled out the Academy for 134 with medium pace bowler James Stuart taking 4-34. Opener Gareth Cox then led their successful victory bid with 42.
Rotherham beat Castleford by six wickets. Opener Andrew Bourke, now in his second spell at the club, top scored with 60 as Castleford totalled 185, Ben Sanderson taking 5-33. Jordan Lowe then led Rotherham to victory, striking 15 fours and two sixes in an unbeaten 95 and received good support from Nathan Smith in a stand of 77.
Hull beat Barnsley by five wickets thanks to a fine all-round performance by Matthew Wilkinson. Half centuries by Henri Londt (64 not out) and Simon Widdup (50) enabled Barnsley to total 172-7, Wilkinson taking 6-46. Wilkinson then scored 39 as he shared an opening stand of 74 with Chris Grey (38). Dom Rhodes then hurried Hull to victory with 53 not out, including nine fours and two sixes.
James Pickersgill made an unbeaten 84 as Appleby Frodingham beat Sheffield United by 56 runs.
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