Scarborough maintain form with Driffield win

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 maintained their solid form in the Yorkshire League when they bagged an incomplete victory at Driffield on Saturday.

The only thing missing for Piet Rinke’s men was the fact that they failed to grab the final Driffield wicket, which would have increased their points total.

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It was a good all-round performance from the Scarborough lads though, with the bowlers shining and the batsmen catching the eye.

After Ashley Lyth made an early breakthrough, with Driffield on 1-1, the hosts did begin to fight back, with Will Norman and Kevin Woodcock pushing the score to 79-3.

The wickets then continued to fall, as former Driffield man Simon Tennant grabbed 3-39, Lyth picked up 2-22 and young ace Tom Precious collected 2-23.

The only real highlight for Driffield was an unbeaten innings of 48 from John Major, who was plying his trade in the Derwent Valley under-15 League just a season or so ago.

His knock helped Driffield to push their final score after the 55 overs to 159-9.

Operners Andy Simpson and Darren Harland gave Scarborough the perfect start to their reply, as the first Scarborough wicket to fall came just 38 runs short of the target.

Simpson struck 14 fours and one six in his 82 from 70 balls, while Harland also chipped away neatly with his 42.

Joe Padmore remained unbeaten on 22 and he linked up with Kunwar Bansil (7no) after Mark Tennant’s dismissal for two to give Scarborough the win.