Scarborough sink Wainwright’s Castleford

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Scarborough CC gained an incomplete victory at home to Castleford in the Yorkshire League on Saturday, despite the best efforts of former Yorkshire spinner David Wainwright.

The home side batted first and posted 258-9 from the 55 overs, opener Andy Simpson the top batsman with 76 from 130 balls, the captain smashing eight fours and a six to continue his excellent batting form this season.

Simpson and Mark Tennant shared a second-wicket stand of 89 with the latter hitting 52 from 86 balls, including seven fours.

Ashley Lyth then joined the fray, the number four batsman building an 82-run stand with his skipper, and after Simpson’s departure Lyth took the lead with a brisk 73 from 71 balls. The all-rounder hammered six fours and two sixes, sharing a decent 54-run partnership for the sixth wicket with Kunwar Bansil, who struck a rapid 25 from 18 deliveries, which saw him strike two fours and a six to give the home side some late impetus to their innings.

Wainwright was the pick of the visiting bowlers with 4-67 from 17 overs, while John Randerson snapped up three middle-order scalps for the cost of 41 runs.

In reply, Castleford were soon in trouble, spinner Chris Grey taking two wickets and returning paceman Jack Holt the other as the visitors slumped to 39-3.

Wainwright then came to the fore for the away side, his 77 from 94 helping Cas to rally, the ex-Tyke hitting a couple of sixes and nine fours in his 94-ball stay.

Andrew Bourke offered support with 25 from 42, but it looked like Scarborough were heading to a full-points win when the visiting team sank to 188-8, but an undefeated 27 from number 10 batsman Freddie Collins saw them earn a point and deny the North Marine Road club a full eight points.

Grey was the pick of the home attack with 3-37 from his 11 overs, while Samrat Sharma claimed 3-48 from 14 overs.

The younger bowlers, Holt, Sam Carver and Callum Ferrie snapped up a wicket apiece for the hosts, whose next match is at Appleby Frodingham on Saturday.