Simpson stars as Scarborough smash Castleford

Scarborough skipper Andrew Simpson
Scarborough skipper Andrew Simpson

Scarborough powered to an 118-run success at home to Castleford in the Yorkshire League on Saturday.

Skipper Andrew Simpson led by example, smashing a quickfire century, while a fine all-round bowling performance finished the job.

Scarborough started in confident fashion having won the toss and electing to bat.

Simpson was the star of the show as he remained unbeaten on 133 from 172 ball, which included 16 fours.

There were other useful contributions for Scarborough as well, with Darren Harland adding 20, Samrat Sharma 52, Mark Tennant 42 from 49 and Ash Lyth crashing 31 from 17 balls.

This helped Scarborough power on to a score of 296-4 from their 55 overs.

Wickets fell at regular intervals in the reply, with only Castleford number six John Logan making any inroads with a swift 79.

Anthony Hunter took 3-32, while Tom Bruce and Jack Holt both snaffled two wickets each to help see off Castleford for 178.