Woods Takes All 10 Wickets For York
York captain Dan Woods led from the front, taking all 10 wickets as the Yorkshire ECB League leaders and defending champions crushed Castleford by 138 runs.
It was the first all-10 feat in the league for 26 years - the last player to take ten wickets in an innings was Bill Croft for Sheffield Collegiate, who took 10 for 37 against Hull in 1987.
Spinner Woods captured 10 for 42 in 16.4 overs to bowl out Castleford for 157 after the free-scoring York side had scored 295 for nine with Len McKendry top scoring with 97 not out.
Second placed Yorkshire Academy won at Sheffield United by 93 runs, but were denied maximum eight points by United’s last wicket pair, Waqas Ali and Saqib Hussain, who shared an unbroken stand of 25.
Earlier, Will Rhodes was top scorer in the Academy’s formidable total of 322 for eight. Rhodes hit ten fours and two sixes in his innings of 121 and shared a third-wicket stand of 136 with Yorkshire first team player, Steve Patterson, working his way back to fitness after breaking his toe in a championship match at Headingley three weeks ago.
Patterson, who opens the bowling for Yorkshire and usually bats at number 10 or 11, scored 56 while John Tattersall made 42. Paul Cummins top scored for United with 74 as the home side finished on 229 for nine.
Harrogate were another side to top 300, beating at Driffield by 22 runs. Vic Craven scored 126, including 14 fours and two sixes in Harrogate’s 304 for five. Driffield were facing a heavy defeat until Tom Chippendale (71) and skipper David Brent (49 not out) added 113 for the ninth wicket, but they finished short on 282 for nine.
Opener Simon Widdup was another century maker, helping Doncaster’s to win by 67 runs at Cleethorpes. Widdup was out in the last over for 136, which included 17 boundaries.
South African pace bowler Graham Hume claimed five for 48. Doncaster leg spinner Ashley Knowles then took five for 60 while Widdup followed his fine innings by taking three for 32 as Cleethorpes were bowled out for 171.
Luke Shutt enjoyed an outstanding return of six for 29 in Sheffield Collegiate’s 86-run win at Appleby Frodingham. Frodingham were bowled out for 128 in reply to Collegiate’s total of 214.
Hull’s 131-run win at Barnsley owed much to a fine all-round performance from Vikas Dixit. He scored 53 in Hull’s total of 275 for nine and then took six for 44 as Barnsley were bowled out for 143.
Rotherham enjoyed a 26-run home win against Scarborough after they also topped the 300-mark. James Moorhouse (61), Nathan Smith (60) and Ben Sanderson (50) all scored half centuries as Rotherham reached 308 for six.
Samrat Sharma (55) and Kunwar Bansil (56 not out) replied with 50s for the visitors, who replied with 282 for nine.
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