Harland shines to help Scarborough to Driffield win

0627110c. Folder 08. 08/07/06. Pic Kevin Allen.'Scarborough CC v Sheffield Collegiate.'Scarborough skipper Darren Harland looks for a boundary.

0627110c. Folder 08. 08/07/06. Pic Kevin Allen.'Scarborough CC v Sheffield Collegiate.'Scarborough skipper Darren Harland looks for a boundary.

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SCARBOROUGH batsman Darren Harland produced a fine 79 to help his side to a three wicket victory at Driffield in the Yorkshire League.

Driffield batted first and number three Aamer Sajjad showed his class as he hit 113 before being caught by Adam Lyth off the bowling of his brother Ashley Lyth.

Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire County Cricket Headingley fri 22nd april 2011'Adam Lyth

Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire County Cricket Headingley fri 22nd april 2011'Adam Lyth

Number seven batsman Nick Hardgrave was also on fine form for the home side as he notched up 83 before falling to the Lyth combination.

Hardgrave and Sajjad put on 144 between them but there was little contribution after that.

Driffield posted 273 for the loss of eight wickets with Andy Simpson and Ashley Lyth the pick of the Scarborough bowling attack.

In response, Scarborough hit 277-7, with former skipper Harland leading the charge with 79, while Yorkshire’s Adam Lyth chipped in with 43 and Mark Tennant scored 47.

Ashley Lyth (29) and Andy Simpson (25) were also in decent form for the visitors.

Harland said: “It was a great victory for us because it is never easy going to Driffield.

“It was a very cold day so it was not easy in the field.

“Their overseas player Aamer Sajjad produced a top display with the bat but we missed the opportunity to catch him out when he had no runs to his name.

“It was quite a big total to chase down but we held our nerve and went about the job well.

“I was pleased with my score and I thought the other lads did well in support.

“We are hoping this is going to be a good season for us ahead and we want to do well.”