Yorkshire Premier: James Logan’s spell helps keep Dunnington pegged down

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YORKSHIRE ACADEMY continued their decent start to the new Yorkshire Premier League North campaign with Saturday’s eight-point haul at winless Dunnington.

In a match reduced to 20 overs a side, Academy posted a target of 137-7 as opener Benjamin Ainsley (55) scored his second half-century in succession.

James Brown (26) and Matthew Waite (25) offered decent support in the face of Dave Brent (5-35).

But it was the bowling efforts of James Logan that won the day as his fine spell of 4-10 helped keep Dunnington well short of their total at 51-8.

In-form Logan also took 7-16 the previous weekend and Dunnington lost their last four wickets without addition to the total.

Academy sit fourth, two points above Harrogate, who raced to success at home to Scarborough.

The Seasiders made 189-7 with James Pick’s knock of 60 supported by 31 from Alex Carrie as Cameron O’Donnell (3-37) produced the best bowling figures.

Harrogate were then given an adjusted target of 184 due to rain and eased to victory with 15 overs left as Jonathan Tattersall produced an unbeaten knock of 52 to add to the previous weekend’s 92.

Captain George Ross also weighed in with 40, with Matthew Good making 37 and David Foster unbeaten on 31.

Castleford, though, sit third-bottom after being blitzed by 100 runs at second-placed Hull.

The hosts made 229-6, led by the efforts of Matthew Wilkinson (88) and the damage would have been greater but for the work of David Wainwright, who took 4-54.

Cas were then bowled out for 129 despite the efforts of Amol Vani (36) and Eddie Morrison (25no) as Charlie Hodgson took 3-26.

Early leaders York saw their match with Stamford Bridge abandoned with York appearing to be reeling on 34-3 with Dominic Rhodes having taken 3-3 from six overs.

Sheriff Hutton Bridge overcame second-bottom Woodhouse Grange courtesy of the Duckworth-Lewis method while Acomb beat Driffield Town.

Tom Neal’s spell of 4-38 inspired Acomb as Driffield were kept to 185-8 in pursuit of 205-8.