A good day for our teams in the Viking Cricket Cup
Posted on 14th June 2021 at 22:00
It was a good day for YCSPL sides in the Viking Cup on Sunday, as our teams won three of the four ‘inter-league’ clashes.
Sheffield Collegiate posted an emphatic 87-run win over York. Having elected to bat first at Clifton, Collegiate recovered from 45-3 in great style, as Sam Hunt (128 not out off 97 balls) and Jacob Waterson (63*) added an unbroken 198 for the fourth wicket to take Collegiate to 243-3 in their 40 overs. After Henry Eldred had dismissed Duncan Snell with just two runs on the board, York were never in the hunt, despite a fighting 61 from Alex Liley. Skipper Josh Varley was the pick of the eight bowlers used by the visitors, with 3-23.
An equally convincing win was recorded by Appleby Frodingham at Brumby Hall over Stamford Bridge. Matt Morland, carrying his bat throughout the innings for an unbeaten 90, provided the backbone, and there were positive contributions from Matt Fowler (46), Kieran Lindley (39) and Jordan Cook (44 not out off 28 balls) as the hosts reached 254-3. As so often this season so far, Joe Baker led the way with the ball, taking two of the first three wickets with just 26 on the board. It got worse for the visitors as they subsided to 68-8, and a 96-run ninth wicket stand between Liam Easton and Salman Syed only delayed the inevitable and the Steelmen recorded a 90-run victory.
Whitley Hall had been looking forward to their first visit to Scarborough, and were not disappointed to come away with a 25-run win. Matt Cartwright (33), Greig Batty (23) and Danial Rafiq (38) were the main contributors to the visitors' all out 183. After that, a fine bowling performance, led by Dan Waldron (4-20) and Sam Woodcock (3-36) took them to victory, with only former Yorkshire Academy product James Wainman (59) offering any protracted resistance.
At Kings Mill Road, Barnsley failed to build on a 47-run second wicket stand between Oliver Bennett (41) and Harpreet Singh (28) and slumped to 90-6, but lower order contributions from Jason Booth (41), Zak Jahangir (33) and Oliver Jackson (36 not out off 20 balls) took them up to 210-9. But that was not enough on a typically batsman-friendly Driffield pitch and only Jackson (2-27 off eight overs) really troubled the batsmen as they eased to an eight-wicket win.
Holders Wakefield Thornes powered to an eight-wicket win over Doncaster at Town Fields. After Bilal Anjam (28) and James Ward (22) had helped Joe Gallagher (50) take them to 101-2, Brad Green (2-14) sparked a collapse, and Imran Mahboob returned to the attack to finish the job off with 5-14. Facing a target of 162, Thornes were never in trouble after James Wolfenden (75 not out) and Byron Boshoff (37) put on 68 for the first wicket, and they cantered home with eight wickets and ten overs to spare.
In the other all-YCSPL clash, Liam Johnson continued his fine season for Treeton with 106 off 105 balls, sharing a fourth-wicket stand off 116 with skipper Sam Drury (78 off 49 balls) that propelled the visitors to 263-7 at Dark Lane. Cawthorne danger man Taruwar Kohli hit 67 off 53 balls, but once he fell to Vinne Ogden at 114-3 the visitors took control and cruised to a 70-run victory. Matt Lambert picked up 4-27 on a rare first team appearance.
Sheriff Hutton Bridge won at Dunnington and Woodhouse Grange beat Acomb at home to complete the quarter final line-up, the draw for which is:
Sheffield Collegiate v Wakefield Thornes
Whitley Hall v Driffield Town
Appleby Frodingham v Sheriff Hutton Bridge
Treeton v Woodhouse Grange
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