Mixed fortunes for Scarborough CC teams in t20 games

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Scarborough Cricket Club’s teams suffered mixed fortunes on Sunday in their respective t20 competitions.

The first team lost out by 94 runs in their Solly Sports Yorkshire League t20 Group D semi-finals at Leeds University against Yorkshire Academy, while the seconds, under new skipper Bob Carver, had better luck in their group of the Readman Trophy.

The group games between hosts Sewerby, Scarborough 2nds and Flixton were called off due to the wet weather, so a bowl-out decided the group, in favour of Carver’s team - who claimed two wickets, one ahead of the hosts and Flixton.

Scarborough 2nds now go into the next round of the York Senior League competition.

Andy Simpson’s team were soundly beaten in their match in Leeds, limping to 91-6 in reply to Academy’s 185-8 from 20 overs.

Simpson was the pick of the Scarborough bowlers with 3-37, while there was a wicket apiece for Danny Evans, Darren Mills, Matthew Kay and Theo Smith.

Edward Wilson was the main man for the hosts, smacking an exciting 85 from 49 balls, including eight fours and three sixes.

In reply, Simpson, 21, and Tom Bruce, 26, tried in vain to keep Scarborough on track, but superb bowling from Karl Carver, 3-15 from four overs, and Jon Tattersall, 1-12 from four overs, and George Ross, 1-6 from four overs, meant Academy were always in control.