Yorkshire ECB: All clubs suffer a washout

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rain lashed down across the county over the weekend, and the Yorkshire ECB League did not escape the effects, with play seen in only two fixtures and no matches completed, writes Amitai Winehouse.

Doncaster Town against York, who are third in the young league table, was one of the two ties that were not called off pre-match.

Only Doncaster batted, however, reaching 63-7 before the game was abandoned. They were pegged back by Ben Coad, above, who took 2-15, although Doncaster captain Alex Gosney put in a decent show as conditions worsened, hitting an unbeaten 28, remaining at the crease as the game came to a premature end.

Driffield’s game with Scarborough also ended in similar circumstances, the game falling victim to the weather with Scarborough having batted 38.3 overs, and making 104-7.

Harland made 44 not out to put Scarborough into a good position but they were unable to complete their innings before the rain ended the encounter.

Elsewhere, the games between Castleford and Rotherham Town, Cleethorpes and Harrogate, Sheffield United and Sheffield Collegiate and Yorkshire Academy and Barnsley were all abandoned before a solitary ball could be bowled.

In the case of all of the weekend’s fixtures, whether they partly went ahead or not, each side has been awarded three points.

Looking ahead to this weekend’s games, leaders Harrogate host Castleford, who sit 11th in the league.

Second-placed Yorkshire Academy travel to Appleby Frodingham, hoping to move closer to Harrogate, who are seven points ahead at the top.

Driffield Town will be looking to climb up from eighth in the league but face a difficult task against Barnsley, who sit in fifth place.

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Lauren Winfield, batting in her home city, hit 58 off 44 balls against Western Storm. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

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