Rotherham’s life at the top is short-lived

Whitleys Alex Welsh appeals in the match against Wath
Whitleys Alex Welsh appeals in the match against Wath
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AFTER just one week at the top of the table, Rotherham Town slipped to second when they lost out by 118 runs to Scarborough in the Yorkshire Premier League on Saturday.

AFTER just one week at the top of the table, Rotherham Town slipped to second when they lost out by 118 runs to Scarborough in the Yorkshire Premier League on Saturday.

Rotherham suffered only their second league defeat of the season to a Scarborough team which produced some good batting performances.

Joe Padmore scored 84, while both Ashley Lyth and Theo Smith scored 38 as Rotherham’s bowlers struggled to make an impact, their best being 4-73 from Oliver Jackson.

Chasing 239-6, Rotherham were dismissed for 121 after just 36 overs.

Jordan Lowe scored 29 and James Moorhouse 23, while Scarborough’s bowlers recorded figures of 3-9 (Simon Tennant) and 3-29 (Jack Holt).

Sheffield Collegiate beat Appleby Frodingham by eight wickets in Scunthorpe.

The home side’s innings ended at 189-8 (Matt Morland 80, Matt Dixon 5-44).

Collegiate eased tovictory, on 194-2 after 52.2 overs.

Alex Patmore hit 77, Nick Gaywood 45 and Charlie Wall 41 not out.

After a run of defeats, Barnsley recorded a good two-wicket victory over Yorkshire Academy with a six off the final ball of the match.

The Academy made 166-9 and Barnsley will be disappointed not to have taken all their wickets which would have bagged them eight points.

Richard Wilkinson took 6-55, while Oliver Hannon-Dalby – a former Yorkshire Academy player – took 2-34.

Barnsley reached a winning 172-8 with just two balls left, youngster Ben O’Brien hitting a six to record victory. He scored 37 not out, while Matthew Wilson’s 66 proved pivotal to their success.

Sheffield United beat Hull by 70 runs to record their fourth league victory.

A knock of 53 runs from Ben Percival, and 38 from Nick Beneke, helped United total 173-7, while Hull were all out for just 103, thanks largely to Ali Jahangir who took 5-22.

Bottom of the league Doncaster Town suffered a 38-run defeat to second-bottom Driffield at Town Fields on Saturday.

The East Yorkshire side were all out for 186 with Alex Gosney taking 3-30, while both Curtis Free and Jonathan Redfern took two wickets.

But in reply, Doncaster were restricted to 148-9. But they held on to their final wicket, and secured a losing bonus point. Felix Odell scored 43 and James Stuart 26 for Doncaster, but it was not enough to avoid defeat.