Craven and Lilley on fire as Harrogate run through Scarborough

Harrogate's Vic Craven, who took 6-11 as Scarborough were all out for 43
Harrogate's Vic Craven, who took 6-11 as Scarborough were all out for 43

Vic Craven and Alex Lilley produced a stunning display with the ball to help Harrogate to a crushing 10-wicket win against Scarborough.

After winning the toss and deciding to take first use of the cherry, Harrogate tore through the Scarborough top order with relative ease.

NADV 1208112 Harrogate CC V Cleethorpes CC.  Alex Lilley. (1208112AM3)

NADV 1208112 Harrogate CC V Cleethorpes CC. Alex Lilley. (1208112AM3)

Both Scarborough openers, Darren Harland and Andrew Simpson, fell lbw to left-armer Lilley, before Craven took the next four wickets without anyone troubling the scorers too much.

The only Scarborough batsman to reach double figures was number 10 Anthony Hunter, and he was bowled by Lilley for 10 as the visitors could only muster 43 all out from 23.5 overs.

Craven finished with superb figures of 6-11 from his 12-over spell, with Lilley taking 4-27.

Harrogate were never troubled in their reply, openers Andy Hawkswell, 12 not out, and Alexis Twigg, 25 not out, easing their side home after just 8.4 overs to complete a miserable afternoon for Simpson’s men.