Collegiate beat United in derby

Simon Guy on his way to  83  for Sheffield Collegiat ein the win over  Sheffield United. Picture: Ian Anderson
Simon Guy on his way to 83 for Sheffield Collegiat ein the win over Sheffield United. Picture: Ian Anderson
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Sheffield Collegiate beat City rivals Sheffield United by four wickets to boost their campaign in the Yorkshire Premier Cricket League on Saturday.

After winning the toss, United chose to bat first, and had some good performances on their way to 216 all out with just two overs remaining.

Opening Isuru Jayakody was their top scorer with 66, while Danesh Hussain added 54 and Matt Taylor 28 not out.

Collegiate bowler Matt Lee took 6-61, while junior Henry Eldred chipped in with 3-31.

It took Collegiate 51 overs to reach a winning 220-6.

They lost their first wicket without a run being scored, but recovered with Simon Guy scoring 83, Will Root 31, Josh Varley 38 and Eldred 27 not out.

United’s overseas ace Chamal Rajapaksha took 2-31, while junior Matt Taylor took 2-36 and Rory McInnes-Gibbons 2-56, but it was not quite enough.

Rotherham Town beat Castleford – but they had to settle for just six points after failing to bowl out their rivals.

Rotherham totalled 297-6, with James Moorhouse their top-scorer with 78. Gareth Purshouse scored 57, Nathan Smith 47 not out and Mark Cummins 40.

Castleford reached 200-7 in their 55 overs. Jarran Cook was unbeaten on 108, but just two other players reached double figures. Will Street was in great form with the ball and took 5-46.

Doncaster Town lost out to York by 116 runs as their title bid received a knock. York totalled an impressive 327-7, with Simon Lambert top-scoring with 116. Graeme Attenborough took an expensive 4-78 for Doncaster.

In reply, the hosts were back in the pavilion in the pavillion for 211, Simmon Widdup having scored 51, Attenborough 37 and Stuart Guy 30.

Barnsley lost, by 160 runs to the Yorkshire Academy. The visitors to Shaw Lane totalled 289-6, with Ryan Gibson unbeaten on 136. Junior Nathan Firn took 2-42 for Barnsley.

In reply, Barnsley were all out for 129 in the 37th over. Zohaib Ahmad top-scored with 38, but the day belonged to the Academy, with James Logan taking 6-39 and Ryan Gibson 3-21.