Cricket: Collegiate move up to second as Guy leads derby victory

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Sheffield Collegiate moved up to second in the Yorkshire Premier League after taking eight points from their win over Rotherham Town on Saturday.

Good knocks of 79 and 74 from Simon Guy and Jacob Waterman helped Collegiate take the maximum points – one of just two teams to do so on a day where rain forced the postponement of three matches.

Batting first, Collegiate made a hesitant start and lost both their opening batsmen cheaply, but Waterson and Guy proved more difficult to remove.

They took the score on from 52-2 to a healthy 207-4, which proved to be the bulk of their final 245-5 score.

Nathan Smith took 3-56 for Rotherham, but it was a rare highlight for the visitors to Abbeydale.

In reply, just two Rotherham batsmen reached double figures, with Nathan Smith scoring 29 and James Schofield 20.

Oliver Pearson was the star for Collegiate, taking 4-15, while Luke Shutt, Matthew Moroney and Josh Varley took two wickets apiece.

Sheffield United lost out to hosts Driffield, despite a good display. Mark Cummins took 3-42 to help restrict Driffield to 188-7, and in reply he scored 40 runs, while Paul Cummins added 42.

But it was not enough and their innings ended on 137-7.

Doncaster Town took six points against Hull, but were disappointed not to have taken the full eight points against a side second bottom.

Doncaster reached 240-4 in their 55 overs, top scorers being Gareth Cox (79), Simon Widdup (61) and James Stuart (40).

In reply, Hull proved surprisingly stubborn and managed to hold on to their final wicket, ending on 186-9 to take a bonus point.

Ashley Knowles took 4-61 for Doncaster, Oliver Jackson 3-52 and Simon Widdup 2-12.

Barnsley’s game at Castleford and York v Yorkshire Academ were postponed without a ball being bowled because of wet grounds.