Simon and Josh are top Guys as Collegiate beat local rivals

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Simon Guy hit 42 runs and Josh Varley took five wickets as Sheffield Collegiate were victorious over Rotherham Town in the Yorkshire Premier League on Saturday.

Rotherham batted first and got off to a bright start with opening batsman James Moorhouse reaching 35.

But apart from Mark Cummins and Gareth Purshouse contributing 17 and 22 respectively, there was no significant scoring from the rest of the order. Varley ripped through the end of the order, taking five wickets for 31 runs.

Guy hit two sixes on his way to 42, ensuring that Collegiate beat their South Yorkshire rivals.

Chamal Rajapaksha will count himself unlucky to be on the losing side as the Sheffield United batsman hit 73 runs in his side’s defeat to Harrogate.

Alexis Twigg and Scott Huntley both scored half centuries and were both removed by Rajapaksha as Harrogate opened the batting with 218.

In reply, Isuru Jayokody was caught on only the second ball that he faced but Bilal Anjam’s 41 and the 73 of Rajapaksha kept United’s challenge on track.

Unfortunately, they came up against a bowler in fine form with David Foster taking six wickets and they were bowled out for 172.

Another bowler in form was Barnsley’s Zohaib Ahmad who took five wickets for 40 runs as his side beat Castleford by 24 runs.

Jonathan Trower also had a star turn, scoring 58. Steven Nuttall was another player who had a big hand in the victory as he racked up a knock of 48.

Yorkshire Academy are just eight points away from claiming their first ever title and they were emphatic winners against Scarborough with Ryan Gibson enjoying an incredible innings of 160.

He wasn’t the only player well over a century, Will Rhodes hit 120 as Academy took a massive innings of 381-5.

Academy showed their ruthless streak too, bowling Scarborough out for 57. Jared Warner was pick of their bowlers, taking four wickets for only nine runs.

Doncaster slipped to defeat at the hands of Appleby Frodingham, losing by 48 runs. David Brent hit 80 runs for Appleby who reached 168.

Doncaster were all out for 120 with Stuart Guy top-scoring with an innings of 36.