17 wickets fell for 130 runs in an extraordinary match in which Yorkshire ECB League leaders York beat Yorkshire Academy by three wickets.
The Academy were shot out for a mere 65 in 20.2 overs on a greenish wicket at their Weetwood ground in Leeds. Duncan Snell took six for 32 in 20.2 overs with 13 extras being the highest scorer. Nick Kay took also two wickets for four runs.
York’s batsmen struggled in reply and they lost seven wickets before reaching their modest target in 22 overs and completing a league and cup double over the Academy - they beat them in the league cup semi-final the weekend before.
Bowlers were also on top at Appleby Frodingham where the home side were dismissed for 81 against Cleethorpes. The visitors’ South African pace bowler Graham Hume took six for 26 as Cleethorpes won by seven wickets.
Hull’s four match winning run came to an end at home to Doncaster, who won by six wickets. A fine all performance by Simon Widdup was the cornerstone of Doncaster’s victory. Widdup took five for 55 as Hull made a challenging 260 for six before leading his team to victory with an unbeaten 95, sharing an opening stand of 124 with Gareth Cox, who made 81. David Barrick (59), Tom Dimaline (53 not out) and Tim Appleyard (53) all made half centuries for Hull.
Darren Harland scored 113 as Scarborough beat Harrogate away by 72 runs in a high scoring game at St George’s Road. Harland shared an opening stand of 183 with skipper Andy Simpson, who made 76 as Scarborough totalled an impressive 300 for three. Harrogate made a spirited effort to match this large total before bowled out for 228 with Vic Craven top scoring with 60 while Alexis Twigg made 49.
Openers James Moorhouse (57) and Gareth Purshouse (51) shared a first wicket partnership for Rotherham in their eight wicket home win over Sheffield Collegiate. Earlier, Alex Patmore scored 61 as the visitors had totalled 142 with Ben Sanderson taking four for 40.
Sheffield United went down by six wickets at Driffield after losing their last eight wickets for 30 runs.
Barnsley gained a nine-wicket home win over Castleford. The visitors recovered from 80 for seven to reach 164 all out with John Randerson top scoring with 51. However, this was no test for Barnsley for whom Matt Wilson (56) and Steve Nuttall (42) then enjoyed an unbroken second-wicket stand of 78 as the home team gained a comfortable win.
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