Sheffield clubs set for holiday trips to seaside

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The Yorkshire League fixture makers have dealt a tough hand to the Sheffield clubs this weekend, as both face long journeys on Saturday and Monday.

Collegiate travel to Town Fields to take on Doncaster - who moved up to third spot after crushing Sheffield United by six wickets at the weekend - and follow that with a Bank Holiday drive to Scarborough.

United are also at the seaside on Saturday hoping for a repeat victory, following last weeks League KO win at Cleethorpes.

York will be the venue for the Bawtry Road outfit which will test the metal of the in experienced United squad.

United recorded their first victory of the season with a splendid 24-run cup win at Chichester Road.

Chamal Rajapaksha hit 52 but it was recent signing Ben Jenkinson, making his first team debut after his transfer from Barnsley, who caught the eye.

The 17-year-old all rounder scored 50 and shared a vital stand of 65 with Dean Smith (33no) for the eighth wicket, which took United to 215-8 off their 45 overs.

Johny Whiteoak got United off to the perfect start when he clean bowled the dangerous Bill Kirby in the first over for a duck.

He went on to take three more scalps to leave Cleethorpes 39-4 before a century partnership almost turned the match.

Jacob Heseltine got the wicket of Jordan Cook for 65 and the tide changed when the 16-year-old had Callum Robinson caught by Smith for 35.

Cleethorpes failed to recover and could only reach 191-9, to give United a tie with either Appleby Frodingham or Barnsley.

Rotherham featured in two high-scoring matches at batsman-friendly Clifton Lane.

Scarborough won the toss but lost Andy Simpson and Pete Shally with just 12 on the scoreboard.

Darren Harland then showed his class with a solid 62 and, aided by youngster James Pick’s 56, he enabled them to reach 230 before they were bowled out in the final over.

Rotherham’s batsmen looked assured from the onset: James Moorhouse (30), Gareth Purshouse (55) and Nathan Smith (47) all assisting Mark Cummins (74no) to achieve the target with seven wickets and six overs to spare.

Sunday saw the YCA in terrific form, as they hit 348 all out from 44.5 overs with 34 fours and five sixes smashed.

Rotherham in reply were never in with a challenge and were bowled out in 24.5 overs for a mere 105.

n Saturday fixtures: Cleethorpes v United, Doncaster v Collegiate, Rotherham v App Frod, Scarborough v Harrogate, York v Driffield, YCA v Castleford.

n Monday: Cleethorpes v App Frod, Driffield v Castleford, Rotherham v Barnsley, Scarborough vCollegiate, York v United, YCA v Doncaster.

n A one sided match at sun drenched Town Fields gave Doncaster a comfortable victory over United.

Simon Widdup took 4-21 as United were reduced to 81 all out in the 33rd over, after United skipper Shabhan Raheem had won the toss and chosen to bat on a green pitch.

Graham Attenborough, who had earlier taken three wickets, top scored with 32 as Doncaster raced to a six-wicket win to go third in the table.