Scarborough suffer double blow despite Shally’s century

Pete Shally hit a superb century in Scarborough's defeat against York at North Marine Road
Pete Shally hit a superb century in Scarborough's defeat against York at North Marine Road
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Scarborough CC suffered two defeats in two days as they lost to Castleford and York over the weekend.

Andy Simpson’s men were beaten in the Yorkshire Premier League by seven wickets at Rotherham yesterday.

Simpson won the toss and elected to bat first and knocks from Darren Harland, 62, James Pick, 56, and Chris Grey, 35, helped them to 230 all out.

That total proved to be short on the day as Rotherham’s batsmen cruised to the target for the loss of three wickets.

Mark Cummins top scored with 74 and he was ably supported by Gareth Purshouse, 55, Nathan Smith, 47 not out, and James Moorhouse, 30.

Their disappointment was replicated as they crashed out of the Royal London Club Championship against York at North Marine Road this afternoon.

Again Simpson won the toss and elected to take first knock, his side indebted to Peter Shally, who hit a superb 104 before being trapped lbw by Ryan McKendry.

Grey was again in the runs as he made an unbeaten 65 as Scarborough posted 235-5 from their 45 overs.

The home side’s bowlers were put to the sword in reply as Yorkshire’s Jack Leaning remained unbeaten on 109 from 128 balls, including three fours and a six.

Number three Liam McKendry was also in bullish mood at the crease as he smashed 99 from 91 balls, hitting seven fours and two maximums on the way.

York made it home after 41.4 overs having lost just one wicket.