Padmore leads way as hosts hammer Harrogate

Action from Scarborough CC v Harrogate CC at North Marine Road.     Picture Dave Kettlewell. 112259'04/06/11
Action from Scarborough CC v Harrogate CC at North Marine Road. Picture Dave Kettlewell. 112259'04/06/11
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SCARBOROUGH produced a polished performance to stun high-flying Harrogate in the Yorkshire League at North Marine Road on Saturday afternoon.

In overcast conditions it was Piet Rinke’s side who were the brightest.

Action from Scarborough CC v Harrogate CC at North Marine Road.     Picture Dave Kettlewell. 112259'04/06/11

Action from Scarborough CC v Harrogate CC at North Marine Road. Picture Dave Kettlewell. 112259'04/06/11

Harrogate actually won the toss and chose to have a bat which proved to be a costly decision.

Mainly thanks to the bowling of teenage pace-ace Jack Holt, who ended up with sublime figures of 4-13 off just seven overs, Harrogate were skittled out for 117 from just 39.1 overs.

In the Scarborough bowling attack, another one of the young guns Tom Precious, took a couple of Harrogate wickets as did Ashley Lyth.

Harrogate were blown away by the Scarborough bowlers and the fielding was also strong from the hosts.

Scarborough had Andy Simpson and Yorkshire’s Adam Lyth opening the batting for them and they both scored decent runs, Lyth hitting 28 before smacking the ball straight into the hands of Nick Lindley on the offside after tight bowling from Ben Biker.

Scarborough always seemed in control even after Lyth and Simpson, 22, departed and former skipper Darren Harland was also dismissed for nine.

Enter Joe Padmore who seemed like a man on a mission and he led the way home for the North Marine Road side.

He hit 44 off just 22 balls with eight fours and one six as the hosts won the match with just 20.4 overs used.

A fine display by Scarborough which will hopefully see them onto better things for the rest of the campaign.