YPLN: Scarborough remain in relegation mix up after York defeat

YPLN reports
YPLN reports

Scarborough are still flirting with relegation from the Yorkshire Premier League North after defeat at high-flying York.

Liam McKendry (98) narrowly missed out on a century as York reached 280-9 at Shipton Road, but the hosts had earlier looked on course for an even bigger total as McKendry added 170 for the second wicket with Duncan Snell (62) inside the first 30 overs.

Scarborough came back through left-armer Kristian Wilkinson (4-72) and Theo Smith (3-47).

Despite their efforts the total always looked beyond the visitors once they had been reduced to 10-3 in reply.

Alex Carrie (52) and Theo Smith (50) both made half-centuries as Scarborough made a good effort at charging down the huge total as they made it to 227 all out, second-placed York taking maximum points from the win.

Scarborough's bid to beat the drop wasn't helped by second-bottom Castleford's win against Dunnington.

Stamford Bridge climbed above Driffield Town thanks to a convincing victory over the visitors by 87 runs.

Openers Stuart Boyle (58) and Dominic Rhodes (53) got the hosts off to the perfect start with a partnership of 115 before Casey Rudd (4-22) and Nick Hardgrave (4-66) struck back as six wickets fell in the space of seven overs towards the end of the innings resulting in a total of 239-9.

The visitors began with a 57 partnership of their own but once Donovan Sinclair had removed the top four on his way to figures of 6-48 there was only going to be one winner.

There was also three wickets for Will Rhodes but just as at Acomb the bowlers were left frustrated by a final wicket pair, this time Alec Drury and Ollie Ezard seeing out almost ten overs as ‘Town closed on 152-9.