RAIN wreaked havoc on the Yorkshire Premier Cricket League on Saturday, with just one match able to reach a conclusion.
Second-placed Rotherham Town were thankful of the dry conditions in Driffield, but they were left wishing they hadn’t bothered as the East Yorkshire side ran out winners and Rotherham’s chance to narrow the gap on leaders Harrogate went begging.
Rotherham struggled to make an impression and had lost their two opening batsmen before they had scored.
Simon Guy came in at number four and hit 110 before being out lbw, and David Mitchell added 33 no, but it was not enough to post a formidable target and their innings ended on 202-7.
Driffield came to the crease with realistic ambitions, and they got off the mark well.
Opener Sam Drury added 43 and Mark Clarkson 22 to give them a good start. Oliver Jackson took five wickets but conceded 98 runs in the process, and the hosts reached a winning 205-7 in the 42nd over.
Scarborough beat Appleby Frodingham in the day’s only other match to survive the rain.