Sharma ton steers Scarborough to win at Cleethorpes

Scarborough CC news
Scarborough CC news

Samrat Sharma’s unbeaten 104 helped Scarborough secure a seven-wicket win at Cleethorpes on Saturday.

The overseas all-rounder shared an unbroken - and match-winning - fourth-wicket stand of 170 for the visitors as they successfully chased down the home side’s 212-9.

Sharma struck seven fours and a six, while Mark Tennant hit six fours in his unbeaten 59.

The home side, who batted first, lost wickets at regular intervals with Alex Osmond (45), Ian Mansfield (39) and opener Bill Kirby (39) their top scorers.

Cleethorpes had looked well set at 185-4, but they suffered a late collapse thanks to fine bowling from youngster Jack Holt (4-44).

Ash Lyth (2-42) also impressed with the ball, while Andy Simpson and Theo Smith also bagged a wicket apiece.

In reply, openers Simpson (25) and Darren Harland (16) put on 42, but they both fell in quick succession and when Lyth was clean bowled by Graham Hume the visitors were in big trouble on 45-3.

This brought Sharma and Tennant together at the crease, and they secured the win for the visitors with seven wickets and two overs to spare.

Scarborough are back on the road at Driffield on Bank Holiday Monday.