Skipper Rinke’s joy at double success

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SCARBOROUGH captain Piet Rinke has targetted a top-two finish in the Yorkshire Premier League after his side secured wins in their games at Barnsley and Appleby Frodingham at the weekend.

Rinke’s men hammered Barnsley by 110 runs on Saturday, Darren Harland top scoring with 60 as Scarborough made their way to a steady 163-9 from their 55 overs.

Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire County Cricket Headingley fri 22nd april 2011'Adam Lyth

Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire County Cricket Headingley fri 22nd april 2011'Adam Lyth

Barnsley’s reply was nothing short of catastrophic as former Zimbabwean international Rinke smashed his way through the home side’s batting line-up.

Rinke took figures of 8-20 from 10 overs, a spell that included four maidens.

This result was followed up by Scarborough’s three-wicket success at Appleby Frodingham yesterday as Rinke took a further four wickets as his side charged down their victory target of 110, with Adam Lyth and Andrew Simpson doing the damage.

Rinke said: “It’s been a good weekend for us.

“I just pray my form and the team’s form carries on into the York game next weekend.

“It is a massive game for us as they lost this weekend so we closed the gap.

“They will want to bounce back but we also want to get one over on them. It will be a good match and it is one I think we can win.”