An 80-ball 93 from Yorkshire youngster Jack Leaning helped York to a seven-wicket home Yorkshire League win against Scarborough on Saturday.
The promising all-rounder smashed 13 fours in his match-winning innings as York eased past Scarborough’s 198-6 in just 29 overs.
Duncan Snell struck 45 in an opening stand of 90 with Leaning, while Liam McKendry added 30.
Earlier in the afternoon, Scarborough skipper Andy Simpson and Chris Grey looked to have laid the foundations to a fine total, smacking 94 and 68 respectively.
Simpson hammered 10 fours and a six during his 139-ball stay at the crease, while Grey scored 68 from 130 balls, including eights fours and a six, but the pair’s scoring rate was significantly slower than York’s.
The openers put on 130, but after this wickets fell at a fairly regular rate, Tom Pringle the pick of the York bowlers with 4-51 from his 15 overs.
Scarborough only made it to 198-6 from their 55 overs, and this was comfortably surpassed by the league leaders.
None of the young Scarborough bowling attack thrived as York cruised to victory, the wicket-takers for the visitors being Samrat Sharma (1-38 from six overs), Sam Carver (1-35 from seven overs) and Theo Smith (1-8 from two overs).