Six-wicket Dixon boosts Collegiate

Sheffield Collegiate's Ed McKenna was in fine form hitting 74 not out in the win vs Cleethorpes CC 1st XI at Abbeydale Sports Club
Sheffield Collegiate's Ed McKenna was in fine form hitting 74 not out in the win vs Cleethorpes CC 1st XI at Abbeydale Sports Club
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A SIX-wicket haul from captain Matthew Dixon helped high-flying Sheffield Collegiate take a 70-run victory over Hull in the Yorkshire League.

A SIX-wicket haul from captain Matthew Dixon helped high-flying Sheffield Collegiate take a 70-run victory over Hull in the Yorkshire League.

His total of 6-46 helped skittle Hull for just 171 as the East Yorkshire side chased a tough target of 241-8 set by Collegiate.

Batting first, Collegiate were indebted to South African Riaz Richards who hit 64, as well as the experienced Ed McKenna who added 75, while Alex Patmore chipped in with 37.

Their total proved too much for Hull, who were all out for 171 in the 50th over.

Despite some good individual performances, Sheffield United went down to a 28-run defeat to Scarborough, but salvaged one point after closing to within 75 per cent of their target.

Batting first Scarborough reached 196-7, with junior Nazakat Khan taking four wickets, but they proved costly, with 106 runs conceded.

In reply, United reached 168-9 at the end of their 55 overs, with Grant Johnson scoring 43 before being run out, while captain Paul Cummins added 47.

Simon Tennant took four wickets for Scarborough, and conceded just 28 runs in the process to help keep United at bay.

A six-wicket haul from stalwart Richard Wilkinson helped Barnsley take a six-wicket win over Castleford on Saturday.

Wilkinson’s total of 6-44 helped restrict Castleford to just 140-8 in their 55 overs, and although they couldn’t take the last two wickets which would have given them a maximum eight-point victory, Barnsley were well pleased with their work.

In reply, Barnsley took their time in amassing a winning total, and only secured victory in the final over with five balls left.

Their total of 143-4 came thanks largely to contributions of 63 not out from former Yorkshire batsman Simon Widdup and 42 from captain Jason Booth. A century knock from experienced Rotherham Town batsman Stuart Guy helped the Clifton Lane side secure victory over Harrogate on Saturday.

Guy hit 115 before being skittled, and helped Rotherham post a challenging total of 287-6 in their 55 overs.

In reply, Harrogate’s innings came to an end on 198-8, with England Under-19 and Yorkshire ace Gurman Randhawa taking 3-33, while talent club junior Oliver Jackson took 3-67.

The result saw Rotherham overtake their rivals into fourth spot ahead of Sunday’s matches.

Doncaster Town’s season continued to disappoint when they lost out by nine wickets to Cleethorpes on Saturday.

Their innings ended on 194-9, with Gareth Cox having scored 57 and Alex Gosney 50, while skipper Nick Morley led by example with 43.

But it took Cleethorpes just 44 overs to overhaul the target, ending on 195-1 with Bill Kirby not out on 102 and Rory Osmond scoring 83.