A stunning bowling display by Jack Holt snatched a five-run victory for Scarborough from the jaws of defeat in their Yorkshire League game at Sheffield United on Saturday.
The young paceman snapped up match-winning figures of 5-39 from 14 overs, which saw the hosts cut down to size to finish on 188-9 after being in the driving seat at 126-2 with 25 overs left.
Scarborough had posted 193-8, Darren Harland hitting a stylish 62, Mark Tennant weighing in with 28 and all-rounder Chris Grey striking a crucial 57 to give the visitors’ inning impetus during the middle order.
Rory Gibbons was the pick of the home bowlers with 4-48.
Paul Cummins (56) and Andy Heron (57) looked to have laid the foundations for a home win, but Holt’s five-wicket haul saw them finish agonisingly short.
Scarborough skipper Andy Simpson said: “Jack bowled very well to help us win a very close game.”