Yorkshire ECB: Sheffield blown away by York bowling whirwind

Will Rhodes (100480a). PIC: Steve Riding
Will Rhodes (100480a). PIC: Steve Riding
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After a weekend of foul weather spoiled play in the Yorkshire ECB League, Monday’s action saw York Cricket Club put together a comprehensive nine-wicket victory against Sheffield United, writes Amitai Winehouse.

Sheffield United elected to bat first, giving York a simple target of 144. York then blew Sheffield away, hitting 146-1 for a complete win.

Opening batsman Isuru Jayakody impressed for Sheffield United, hitting 49.

The rest of his team-mates struggled to match his successful efforts.

Ben Coad aided York’s bowling efforts, taking three wickets for only 32 runs.

Simon Lambert and Liam McKendry hit 67 and 51 respectively for York, scoring the vast majority of the runs York required for their win.

Johnny Whiteoak took Sheffield’s only wicket of the game.

Yorkshire Academy also pulled off a win against Doncaster Town (100 all out). Academy hit 264-4 after batting first.

Will Rhodes helped them on their way to the win with a staggering 128 runs.

Doncaster struggled to stop the Yorkshire offence, with Simon Widdup their best bowler on the day, taking 2-61.

Doncaster also struggled when batting. Graeme Attenborough top scored for them with 35 runs.

Academy, meanwhile, bowled ruthlessly, with Azeem Rafiq taking six wickets for only 27 runs.

An incrediblyy tight match between Sheffield Collegiate (288-5) and Scarborough (289-2) ended with Scarborough winning by a single run – and eight wickets. Sheffield Collegiate chose to bat first, setting a huge target of 288.

Consistency was key to their batting form, with Simon Guy’s 71 not out the best of a series of impressive performances from the likes of Nicholas Gaywood, William Root and Jacob Waterson.

Understandably, Scarborough’s bowlers struggled when faced with this sort of quality application at the crease.

Their best bowler on the day was Carl Joyce, who managed 2-69.

Scarborough fired back when batting, however, hitting 289 over the course of their innings. It was still a tight win despite Scarborough only losing two wickets, with them only surpassing Collegiate’s total with 54.3 overs played.

Impressive totals of 130 and 121 for Andy Simpson and Darren Harland respectively made up the majority of Scarborough’s efforts.

Collegiate’s best bowler was Matthew Moroney with 1-50.

Cleethorpes (107 all out) managed a 17 run victory against Appleby Frodingham (90 all out).

Alex Osmond was Cleethorpes’ best batsman on the day, hitting 26, the only batting total over 20 in the side.

Paul Bell took four wickets for 35 runs for Appleby Frodingham.

Despite their successful bowling, Appleby Frodingham struggled when batting. Duncan Heath hit 35, Appleby’s best batting total.

Tumi Masekala secured the win for Cleethorpes, taking six wickets for 45 runs.

The game between Rotherham Town (205-9) and Barnsley (40-1) was abandoned incomplete.

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