Cricket: Collegiate defeat local rivals

United star Paul Cummins
United star Paul Cummins
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With thunderstorms soaking the Yorkshire ground on Friday night, it was inevitable that the weather would have some effect on the Yorkshire County Premier League cricket.

That proved to be the case with only two games being completed. However, one of the games that did go ahead was the big Sheffield derby with United taking on Collegiate.

Collegiate took to the crease first and struggled to find any form with opening pair of Alex Patmore and Danny Walton dismissed with only 16 runs between them.

Jacob Waterson fared better though, smashing his way to 55 runs before junior Rory McInnes-Gibbons took his second wicket for United. Shaun Johnson made the catch.

But that was as good as it got for Collegiate, Simon Guy and Tom Lister were both taken LBW without reaching double figures and Paul Cummins went on to take four wickets for 31 runs.

Luke Shutt made a firm stand further down the order and his 22 pushed the total up to 133 as Collegiate were bowled out in 47 overs.

United have found runs hard to come by this season but Paul Cummins got them off to a good start with 30 runs. Nobody else could match his haul though and with only 123 runs scored, Collegiate took victory. Matthew Dixon did most of the damage for Collegiate as he took five wickets for 29 runs and junior Josh Varley also took three.

In one of the other games to be completed, Rotherham thumped Barnsley by 61 runs. Rotherham finished on 318 for eight, with Nathan Smith falling just nine runs short of his century. Vinnie Ogden then claimed seven wickets for Rotherham as Barnsley were all out for 257. Steven Nuttall and Jason Booth hit 66 and 70 runs respectively.