Yorkshire all-rounder David Wainwright was the match winner as Castleford beat Scarborough by 178 runs in the ECB Yorkshire League at North Marine Road. It was Scarborough’s first defeat since May. By David Markham.
Wainwright struck ten fours and a six in his innings of 90 out of Castleford’s total of 298-8 and then took 5-23 off 14.2 overs as Scarborough were bowled out for 120 while Chris Young took 4-45.
York also enjoyed an easy victory, thrashing bottom club Doncaster Town by 191 runs. They batted Doncaster out of the match by posting an unassailable 356-5 with opener Duncan Snell making 114, including 14 fours and two sixes and sharing a second wicket stand of 105 with Oliver Hairs, who made 60. Andrew Tute hit an unbeaten half century, adding 96 for the sixth wicket with Ryan McKendry (38 not out).
Doncaster failed to cope with York’s spin pair, Dan Woods and Tom Pringle. Woods took 5-80 and Pringle 4-42. Only opener Felix Odell defied the York attack – he top scored with 66 and was Doncaster’s last man out.
Visitors Appleby Frodingham avenged an early-season defeat at by beating Hull by six wickets. Seventeen year old leg spinner Matt Fowler took 4-67 in 19 overs as Hull were bowled out for 212, Dom Rhodes top scoring with 79, including 13 fours and two sixes and sharing a seventh wicket stand of 88 with Danny Wilkinson.
Appleby Frodingham began badly, losing their first two wickets for one run, but then Duncan Heath took charge with a spectacular innings of 136 not, which included 25 boundaries and he shared a third wicket stand of 160 with half century maker James Pickersgill.
Matthew Wilson scored a half century in Barnsley’s 70-run win at Sheffield United. Barnsley totalled 201-8 before bowling out United for 131, which featured a last wicket stand of 32 between Adam Thorpe and Ali Jahangir. Medium pace bowler Jack Price, making his first appearance of the season for Barnsley took 3-9 in five overs.