Doncaster Town Move Into Second

The Tour de France winds its way through Yorkshire
The Tour de France's arrival in Yorkshire meant some games were postponed this week
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Doncaster Town moved into second place in the ECB Yorkshire League, two points behind leaders Yorkshire Academy, with a nine-wicket win over Scarborough.

The Academy’s home match against York was one of three matches postponed because of the Tour de France.

Doncaster bowled out Scarborough for 116 with spinner Simon Widdup taking four for 22 and captain Alex Gosney three for 20 with his medium pace bowling.

This modest total presented no problems for Doncaster. Widdup and Felix Odell put on 78 for the first wicket before Odell and Stuart Guy completed their comfortable victory in the 17th over, Odell finishing on 49 not out after Widdup made 40.

Barnsley recorded their fourth successive win when they beat Appleby Frodingham by 22 runs. Zohaib Ahmad made 64 in Barnsley’s total of 204 as Paul Hilton took the last three wickets in four balls.

Duncan Heath led Frodingham’s challenge with an innings of 81 before he was eighth out, but the Lincolnshire side finished short on 182.

Driffield Town gained a seven-wicket victory at Sheffield United, who are still without a win. Spinner Nicky Johnson took five for 37 and pace bowler Johnny Anderson three for 45 as United were bowled out for 157.

Ali Asad then guided Driffield to victory with 70 not out, sharing a third-wicket stand of 98 with Sam Drury, who made 45.

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