Scarborough skipper Piet Rinke signs off in style

SIGNING OFF IN STYLE ... Piet Rinke, in bowling action, scored a ton in his final game for Scarborough
SIGNING OFF IN STYLE ... Piet Rinke, in bowling action, scored a ton in his final game for Scarborough
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SCARBOROUGH CC skipper Piet Rinke hit his first-ever century for the club in his last game before he returns home to Zimbabwe.

Chasing 347 to win at Rotherham in Scarborough’s final Yorkshire Premier League game of the season, Rinke was promoted up the order and came in to bat at number three.

Hitting 12 fours and two sixes, Rinke was stranded on 103 not out when heavy rain forced the teams off.

A satisfied Rinke commented: ‘‘I was very pleased to hit my first century for Scarborough.

‘‘It was nice to move higher up the order and to get some time at the crease to prove that I can still bat a bit!

‘‘I think that knock was reward for my efforts over the last four years.

‘‘I am just very disappointed that the rain stopped me from adding a few more runs and helping us chase down the win.’’

Rinke returns to his homeland later this week and will be linking up with his former club side Old Hararians.

Rinke said: ‘‘I will definitely be going back to play for Old Hararians, I love the game too much not to play. I will probably play forever.’’

Reflecting upon a successful four years in North Yorkshire Rinke said: ‘‘I have enjoyed some absolutely brilliant times in Scarborough. It has been a fantastic four years.

‘‘Batting with Simon Tennant against Rotherham was really enjoyable. The two of us have enjoyed a couple of really good partnerships against them over the years.

‘‘Reaching the final of the Yorkshire League Cup this year was also a highlight of my time here.

‘‘I would like to thank the committee here at Scarborough for giving me the opportunity to play at such a great club with such excellent facilities.’’.