Collegiate crash after being skittled out for 49

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Sheffield Collegiate made a disastrous start to their Yorkshire County ECB Premier League campaign, crashing to defeat against Cleethorpes on Saturday.

The Sheffield team’s visit to the seaside yielded only 49 runs with their highest innings being the 17 of Tom Moor.

Cleethorpes bowlers Graham Hume and Andy Ellis took five wickets apiece - Hume from 11.2 overs and Ellis from 11.

Cleethorpes needed just three batsmen to score the 50 runs needed with Tom Lister making the only catch for Collegiate.

In the South Yorkshire derby at Clifton Park Barnsley swept Rotherham aside by six wickets.

Barnsley’s Ryan Hercules took 3-40 and Oliver Hannon-Dalby took 2-15 in a 6.3 over spell. Rotherham were all out for 124 with Jordan Lowe top scoring with 34.

Barnsley’s opening pair of Jonathan Trower and Simon Widdup put 51 runs on the board between them before Steven Nuttall added 30, and the rest of the order did what was necessary to see Barnsley take eight points.

Doncaster found Harrogate’s Joe Ellis-Grewal to be too much for them as he took 4-22 from 10.5 overs.

The South Yorkshire side couldn’t get settled when put in to bowl first and Alex Gosney’s 21 was the best effort of the innings of 77.

Bowlers James Stuart and Curtis Free gave Doncaster some hope as they took two wickets apiece to dismiss four batsmen for just 10 runs.

But with Andy Lilley and Andy Laws adding 26 and 17 to Harrogate’s total, they soon scored the 78 needed to win by five wickets.

An impressive score of 88 from Jack Leaning, including a 100-minute period where he hit 50 from 83 balls, helped Yorkshire Academy to victory over Castleford.

Also in impressive form was Jonathon Tattersall who hit half a century from 73 balls before being stumped by Kris Ward on 55.

After 55 overs, the academy side had a score of 246 and as Castleford came out to bat, Azeem Rafiq took an impressive 5-14 as Castleford were all out for 74.