Lowe And Guy Break Yorkshire League Record

Lowe And Guy Break Yorkshire League Record
Lowe And Guy Break Yorkshire League Record
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Jordan Lowe and former Yorkshire wicket keeper Simon Guy broke a Yorkshire ECB League record in Rotherham's massive 321-run at Hull.

The pair put on 253 runs for the fourth wicket, breaking the previous record of 228 set by Jack Bethel and G T Summers for Sheffield United against Harrogate in 1960.

Rotherham amassed 399 for four in their 55 overs, Low hitting 14 fours and eight sixes in an innings of 130. Guy was left unbeaten on 107 having hit 14 boundaries.Opener James Moorhouse scored 66 while sharing a second wicket stand with Simon's brother Stuart Guy. In reply, Hull were bowled out for a paltry 78, pace bowler Nathan Smith taking four for 13.

League leaders Harrogate inflicted a third successive defeat on Cleethorpes, beating them by seven wickets. Alex Osmond top scored with 74, including ten fours and one six as Cleethorpes made 221 for seven. David Orange with 70 and Vic Craven 67 not out both scored half centuries for Harrogate, Orange and Alexis Twigg 40 sharing an opening stand of 66.

Yorkshire opener Joe Root used the gap between county fixtures to help Sheffield Collegiate to gain their first win of the season - by 33 runs at Doncaster Town. Root made 93 as Collegiate totalled 213 for five. Doncaster recovered from 94 for seven to 180 all out with No 9 batsman Jonathon Redfern scoring 59.

Reigning champions York gained a nine wicket at home to Yorkshire Academy. The Academy recovered from 71 for five to reach 179 for nine as leg spinner Tom Pringle took six for 72. York cruised to victory thanks to Liam McKendry with 76 not out and Oliver Hairs 74 who shared a stand of 119.

Castleford opener Chris Ward scored 112, but found himself on the losing side against visitors Scarborough. The home side made a creditable 232, but Scarborough won by six wickets with Andy Simpson scoring 88 and Darren Harland 65.

Aamer Sajjad scored his third century of the season for Driffield as they beat visitors Sheffield United by 63 runs. Driffield a formidable 283 for five, United replying with 220 for four.

Barnsley won by 57 runs at Appleby Frodingham, Jonath Trower scoring 92.

David Markham

© Cricket World 2012

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