Scarborough slump to Academy loss

0820123d sport'Scarborough cc bowl against Easingwold..Ashley Lyth bowls against Stephen Piercy(cousin).
0820123d sport'Scarborough cc bowl against Easingwold..Ashley Lyth bowls against Stephen Piercy(cousin).

SCARBOROUGH’S mixed start to the Yorkshire League season continued as they slipped to a seven-wicket defeat at the hands of Yorkshire Academy on Saturday.

Only Ashley Lyth caught the eye on the day, as Scarborough left Academy’s Weetwood based completely pointless.

The game was delayed for two-and-a-half hours due to damp conditions, and when the action did get underway things didn’t cheer up for Scarborough.

They slipped to 18-2 early on, as the Yorkshire bowlers began to take control.

Only Lyth, with a solid knock of 43, played the ball with any authority, as the tally came to a close on 129-8 after the 35 overs.

Skipper Azeem Rafiq skied a ball to mid-on with the total on 11, but his side were indebted to a fine stand of 57 in 11 overs from opener Tattersall (32) and Jack Leaning (51 not out).

George Ross was out lbw to Lyth for 15, but a 39-run partnership by Leaning and Mosun Hussain (16 not out) saw the Academy coast to a comfortable seven-wicket incomplete victory.