Simpson and Harland shine in defeat

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Scarborough slumped to another defeat in the Yorkshire League on Saturday when Barnsley edged them out by four wickets.

This was despite the batting form of skipper Andrew Simpson and former captain Darren Harland, who put Scarborough in a good position at the half-way mark.

Barnsley just had too much with the bat though and they edged over the line with just shy of two overs remaining.

After losing opener Peter Shally with just 14 on the board, Simpson (62) and Harland (104no) took Scarborough to 138 before the former went caught and bowled.

Theo Smith added a run-a-ball 44 in the latter stages as Scarborough moved on to 268-6 from their 55 overs.

Carl Joyce made an early breakthrough, but overseas Zohaib Ahmad’s 64 from 56 balls and Matthew Wilson’s 90 put Barnsley back on course.

Overseas all-rounder Joyce went on to finish with 3-80, Simpson also claiming 2-70, but Barnsley kept the runs ticking over to grab the six points.