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A SECOND wicket stand of 188 runs from Alex Patmore and Will Root helped Sheffield Collegiate climb up to sixth in the Yorkshire Premier Cricket League table with a victory over Hull on Saturday.

A SECOND wicket stand of 188 runs from Alex Patmore and Will Root helped Sheffield Collegiate climb up to sixth in the Yorkshire Premier Cricket League table with a victory over Hull on Saturday.

Captain Patmore was unbeaten on 119, while junior Root added 110 to help Collegiate post a formidable 294-4.

Chris Grey took a respectable 4-59 for Hull. In reply, Hull were all out for just 149 in the 37th over as Collegiate’s bowlers worked their magic. Matt Dixon took 4-57 while Will Street added 3-44.

Barnsley’s clash with hosts Castleford at Savile Park reached a thrilling conclusion when two sides battled out a draw and took three points each.

Both scored 249 but for Barnsley it meant they stay fifth in the table, just two points behind Castleford in fourth spot. Barnsley’s Matthew Wilson top-scored with an unbeaten 70, while opener Jason Booth added 64 and Steve Nuttall 55 not out.

Castleford’s Chris Young took five wickets, but it proved expensive as he conceded 122 runs.

In reply, Castleford lost early wickets but then dug in with the middle order providing the lion’s share of their runs. Andrew Chadwick scored 66, Jamie Pickering 38 and Scott Hopkinson 31.

Oliver Hannon-Dalby took 4-60 for Barnsley to help them restrict Castleford, but they could not take the final wicket and the points were shared with Cas ending on 249-9.

Rotherham Town maintained their title tilt with a five-wicket win over Harrogate.

The North Yorkshire side totalled 197 all out in their innings, with Rotherham youngster Nathan Smith taking 5-37 and Gurman Randhawa 3-48.

In reply, Rotherham reached a winning 198-5 in the 49th over, with the majority of their runs coming from Jordan Lowe and Nathan Smith, 84 not out and 58 respectively, who enjoyed a fifth wicket stand of 130.

Sheffield United lost out by 77 runs to Scarborough.

A total of 227-5 proved too much for United to chase, with Andy Simpson scoring 122 to lead for the North Yorkshire side.

United were all out for 150 in the 47th over, with Dean Smith scoring 56 to finish as their top-scorer.

Bottom of the table Doncaster Town lost by seven wickets to Cleethorpes after a disappointing day.

They were all out for just 107 in the 39th over, with Felix Odell and Alex Gosney both scoring 21 and being the best batsmen. Alex Osmond showed his class for Cleethorpes, taking 6-19.

In reply, Castleford easily reached a winning 112-3, with victory coming in the 25th over. Rory Osmond was unbeaten on 62 and did much of the damage.