Harland aids Rinke’s men

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FORMER Scarborough CC captain Darren Harland was the star man with the bat yet again as he shone with a superb 70 in the side’s incomplete win against Doncaster Town on Saturday.

Harland’s 70 came from just 63 balls and included four fours as he picked the gaps in the Doncaster field in superb fashion.

He was ably supported by Joe Padmore, 29, and Mark Tennant, 32, after the usually prolific Andy Simpson fell for just four.

Kunwar Bansil, 12, and Ashley Lyth, 17, both made starts but failed to kick on and make a telling contribution and Scarborough edged their way to 171-6 from their reduced knock of 30 overs, with home bowler Curtis Free impressing, taking 3-39.

Lyth removed Gareth Cox and skipper Piet Rinke accounted for Felix Odell as Doncaster’s opening pair were removed without making too many dents into Scarborough’s total.

Alex Gosney’s smart knock of 41 looked like steadying the Doncaster ship, but youngster Tom Precious had him caught by another impressive young prospect in Jack Holt and Scarborough looked the more likely winners.

And when they managed to get rid of Adam Watson, 2, Nicholas Morley, 4, and the dangerous looking Jonathan Redfern, 19, they looked certain for a win.

But they were frustrated by Jamie Harrison, 3no, and Curtis Free, 7no.