FORMER England t20 skipper and Ashes winner Paul Collingwood revealed his admiration for Scarborough’s North Marine Road ground after seeing his Durham Dynamos side just miss out on victory against Yorkshire Carnegie yesterday afternoon.
All-rounder Collingwood was one of Richard Pyrah’s five victims after he holed out to Adil Rashid at long on for just one run, but he spoke to The Scarborough Evening News after the game about his admiration for the ground.
He said: “I haven’t played here for a few years but it’s a great place to come and play your cricket.
“It’s real cricket here. The crowd were great and got behind their team and it was a good atmosphere.
“This is a great ground to come to. I don’t think there will be a better out-ground about than here.
“It’s always great to play in front of big crowds and today was no different.”
Collingwood was disappointed as his side just failed to take the win.
He added: “Obviously it’s disappointing to lose the game like that.
“We thought we had done enough to take the win but Richard Pyrah was superb for them and the ball was nipping around quite a bit.
“Pyrah was seaming it both ways and it was difficult to pick him, but it was a good game and it was really close in the end.”