Lyth, Ferrie and Simpson star in home win

Scarborough CC news
Scarborough CC news

Yorkshire batsman Adam Lyth struck a superb century to help Scarborough to a 56-run win against Doncaster Town in the Yorkshire League on Sunday at North Marine Road, but there were also crucial contributions from teenage bowler Callum Ferrie and skipper Andy Simpson.

Lyth’s 107 from 130 balls helped the hosts get off to a cracking start, Simpson weighing in with 60 from 86 balls as the duo shared an opening stand of 129.

Lyth hammered 10 fours while all-rounder Simpson chipped in with seven.

Samrat Sharma also weighed in with a useful 37 as the home side posted 247-7 from 55 overs.

Simon Widdup took 3-42 for Donny while Ashley Knowles snapped up 3-46.

Opener Gareth Cox gave the visitors hope with a rapid 76 from 67 balls which included 10 fours, but the visitors slumped from a decent 84-3 to 134-8, only some late hitting from Jon Redfern (23) and wicketkeeper Jamie Harrison (21no) steering them to 191 all out.

Teenager Callum Ferrie claimed the vital wicket of Cox as well as James Dobson and Knowles in an outstanding spell of seven overs, which included two maidens and three wickets for the concession of only 12 runs.

Simpson showed his all-round abilities with 3-54 from 12.1 overs, as did Lyth with 2-46 from 17 overs.