Collegiate thanks to top Guy

Sheffield United Cricket Club's Helgard Prinsloo at the crease against York.
Sheffield United Cricket Club's Helgard Prinsloo at the crease against York.
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Former Yorkshire ace Simon Guy secured a century to help Sheffield Collegiate beat Driffield in the Yorkshire Premier Cricket League on Saturday.

Guy hit 13 fours and a couple of sixes to reach 101 in Collegiate’s innings, but they struggled to get going with opening pair Moore and Blakey only managing 22 runs between them.

However, Jacob Waterson got the innings back on track with a solid 71 and Guy’s score of 101 from 108 balls and a handy knock of 41 from junior Josh Varley saw them go on to rack up 277.

And the bowlers backed up the batting display with a respectable performance, with Driffield all out in 50.3 overs.

Sheffield United didn’t fare as well as their city counterparts as they slumped to their third defeat in three games against an impressive York outfit.

Most of the damage was done by York’s junior batsman Jack Leaning who smashed his way to 119 not out as York reached 297 for three.

Paul Cummins opened with 88 but nobody else in the rest of the United batting team could muster a good knock and with no other batsman scoring more than 15, they were all out for 153 in 47.2 overs with Tom Pringle and Daniel Woods taking four wickets each.

In the South Yorkshire derby between Barnsley and Doncaster, it was Barnsley who took the spoils with Doncaster getting off to a disastrous start.

Gareth Cox, Simon Widdup and Stuart Guy were all removed within nine balls and without scoring a run between them as Town struggled to 123 all out.

Jonathan Trower’s 71 not out was enough to take victory by seven wickets for Barnsley.

Rotherham also crashed to defeat as a sublime innings of 163 from captain Alex Lees saw Yorkshire Academy beat Rotherham’s 277-7 inside 40 overs.