All-rounder David Wainwright, whose future with Yorkshire is in doubt, showed some welcome batting form to help Castleford beat defending champions York. It was only the second time this season that York have been beaten. By David Markham.
Wainwright and Shaun Le Roux enjoyed a double century second wicket stand as Castleford posted a formidable 314-8 to win by 74 runs. The Yorkshire player hit 13 fours and one six in his innings of 122 while Le Roux's 85 contained 12 fours and a six and skipper Andrew Bourke made 36. Leg spinner Tom Pringle took five wickets, but they came at a cost of 122 runs.
York made 242-6 in reply with Nick Kay (79) and Andrew Tute (57) hitting a century partnership for the fifth wicket.
There was an exciting finish at Sheffield United's Bawtry Road ground, where visitors Cleeethorpes beat the home side by one run after United needed ten to win off the last over bowled by James Osmond.
The openers on both sides were in great form. Australian Nick Beneke (133) and Paul Cummins (79) put on 198 for United while Bill Kirby (101) and Rory Osmond (63) shared a stand of 143 for Cleethorpes, who totalled 271-7. United replied with 270-6.
Scarborough with Yorkshire batsman Adam Lyth in their side. gained a three wicket win at Appleby Frodingham in a low scoring match. They bowled out Frodingham for 120, Ashley Lyth, brother of Adam, and captain Piet Rinke each taking four wickets. Adam Lyth made 30 as Scarborough made 60 without loss before losing wickets and reaching their target with seven down.
Barnsley beat Doncaster by 95 runs after Steve Nuttall (101) and Matthew Wilson (100) both made centuries in a third wicket stand of 184. They enabled Barnsley to reach 253-4 and Barnsley then restricted Doncaster to 158-7.
Driffield gained a comfortable 145-run win over Hull, totalling 199 before bowling out their opponents out for a mere 54.
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