Collegiate in home crash to Osmond’s 7-12

Sheffield Collegiate v Cleethorpes CC at Abbeydale Park. Luke Shutt bowls
Sheffield Collegiate v Cleethorpes CC at Abbeydale Park. Luke Shutt bowls
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Sheffield Collegiate slipped down to fifth place in the Yorkshire County ECB Premier League after a disastrous innings saw them crash to defeat at the hands of Cleethorpes.

Inderjit Hayre hit a half century and Bill Kirby 49 as Cleethorpes totalled 187.

Matthew Dixon and junior Oliver Pearson took three wickets each for Collegiate and as they took to the crease, they must have fancied their chances.

But Cleethorpes’ bowlers showed their intentions as Graham Hume caught Nicholas Gaywood LBW with the first ball. It didn’t get any better with Alex Osmond in scintillating form, taking sev for 12 in 6.5 overs.

Ashton Blakey was Collegiate’s top scorer with 26 in a miserable innings that saw Tom Lister, Josh Varley, Jonny Udall, Luke Shutt, Oliver Pearson and Matthew Dixon fail to get off the mark.

With Collegiate all out for 57 in just 18.5 overs, Cleethorpes eased to victory by 130 runs.

Sheffield United went to Harrogate hoping to shock the joint leaders but it was not to be.

Callum Howe was Harrogate’s top scorer with 53 but decent knocks by Vic Craven, Andy Hawkswell and Ryan Bradshaw helped them to 236 for six.

United gave it a go and the opening partnership between Mark and Paul Cummins yielded 50 runs. Helgard Prinsloo added 49 but then the charge faltered at the hands of five-wicket Graham Whilesand United fell 58 runs short on 178 for nine.

Gareth Cox and Simon Widdup starred inDoncaster’s 10-wicket win over Castleford. Widdup took five wickets and hit 53 not out and Cox smashed 12 fours on his way to 91 not outw.

Barnsley lost to Scarborough by six wickets and despite junior Archie Ogden scoring 76, Rotherham lost to Appleby Frodingham by seven wickets.