Huge Win Keeps York Clear

	Huge Win Keeps York Clear
Huge Win Keeps York Clear
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Leaders York gained a runaway 123-run win over bottom club Rotherham Town in the Yorkshire ECB Premier League.
Foundations for York’s 249 for nine were laid by by Liam McKendry (72) and Alex Collins(63), who put on 110 for the fifth wicket.

York then bowled out Rotherham for 126 with Dan Woods taking four for 38 and Duncan Snell three for 17. Ben Sanderson was Rotherham’s best bowler with five for 65.

Second placed Harrogate also won, beating visitors Castleford by five wickets. All-rounder Vic Craven took four for 35 as Castleford were bowled out for 136 before leading Harrogate to victory with an unbeaten 46.

The Guy brothers faced each other with Stuart coming out on top as Doncaster Town beat Sheffield Collegiate by 71 runs. Stuart (51) shared a second-wicket stand of 135 with Simon Widdup (69) as Doncaster reached 244 for nine.

Brother Simon, the former Yorkshire wicket keeper, made 34 in a partnership of 72 for the fifth wicket, but Collegiate were bowled out for 173 with James Stuart taking four for 49 after making 47 in the Doncaster innings.

Driffield Town’s seven-match winning run came to an end with a seven-wicket home defeat against Cleethorpes. Driffield made 244 for nine with Danny Broumpton top scoring with 68. It wasn’t enough to win, however as Inderjit Hayre played an outstanding innings of 117 not out, including seven fours and eight sixes to lead Cleethorpes home to victory.

Appleby Frodingham recorded their fourth consecutive win, beating visitors Sheffield United by five wickets. Paul Cummins (78) and South African Helgard Prinsloo (55) made half-centuries as United totalled 211 for six. Matthew Morland then scored an unbeaten 86 to help Fordingham to complete their victory.

Off-spinning all-rounder Azeem Rafiq, working his way back from a knee injury and pace bowler Matthew Fisher, who made his senior county debut earlier this month aged 15, played key roles as Yorkshire Academy beat Barnsley at home by 28 runs.

James Wainman top scored with 38 in the Academy’s total of 207 for nine. Rafiq then took four for 45 and Fisher three for 37 as the Academy bowled out Barnsley for 179.

The weather denied Scarborough an expected victory in their home match against Hull. After restricting Hull to 129 for nine in 30 overs in a rain affected match, they were halfway to their target at 59 for two when rain ended play.

David Markham

© Cricket World 2013

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