Anthony Del Borrello hit 180 to help Rotherham Town to a convincing win at home against Sheffield Collegiate to stay in second in the Solly Sports Yorkshire County Premier Cricket League on Saturday.
Del Borrello’s mammoth haul helped Town to a first innings total of 346-5 from their 55 overs, with Gareth Purshouse also weighing in with 111 to help keep up the pressure on league leaders Harrogate.
Junior Vinnie Ogden proved the best bowler for Rotherham and took 4-51, while Ben Sanderson took 2-29 as the visitors struggled to chase down their daunting target.
Billy Root added 67 and Simon Guy scored 27, but it wasn’t enough for Collegiate who were made to settle for 191 all out and remain stuck on one win for the season.
Jaco Scholtz managed 32 for Sheffield United, whose slender total of 115-8 was enough to see off Appleby Frodingham and seal their first win of the season in a low scoring game.
Appleby were all out for 114 after Lesroy Weekes took 5-42 for Sheffield United, while juniors Matthew Taylor and Matthew Rees chipped in with 2-32 and 2-24 respectively.
In reply, Scholtz scored 32 and Daniel McLean was unbeaten on 20. Jack Forrester took 4-21 for Appleby but couldn’t prevent United reaching their target in just 32.1 overs.
Doncaster Town suffered defeat to Harrogate by 128 runs at Town Fields, despite some good individual performances.
After taking four wickets the previous week, Graeme Attenborough bettered that tally with a haul of 6-43 against Harrogate, and with Luke Townsend taking 3-63 Harrogate’s innings ended on 230 all out with two balls left. George Ross with 41 and Tom Geeson-Brown with 40 not out were Harrogate’s best batsmen.
In reply, Doncaster were all out for just 102 in the 42nd over. Felix Odell top-scored with just 25, but the stars were the bowlers with Sam Davies taking 5-10.
Barnsley beat Castleford by four wickets to take eight points from their clash at Saville Park.
Castleford collapsed to 90 all out in their innings as Zohaib Ahmad took 5-46, with the first innings lasting just 30 overs.
Jack Shutt managed 22 for Castleford as Barnsley made light work of dismissing their opponents, before Matthew Wilson hit 24 not out for Barnsley who registered 93-5 en route to a routine win which keeps them third in the league.