Morley mauls to get Doncaster off the mark

ECB YORKSHIRE COUNTY PREMIER DIVISION

DONCASTER Town earned their first win of the season as they saw off Castleford by seven wickets.

Skipper Nick Morley claimed 5-63 to restrict Castleford to 229-8.

Town’s response was much stronger than recent weeks with Gareth Cox opening with 79 while Amitpaul Singh Kundra adding 73 to help them to 231-3 with 15 balls remaining.

A superb knock of 155 from South African ace Gerdhaus Rudolph helped Rotherham Town secure a vital win over title rivals Cleethorpes.

The victory left Rotherham just two points behind second placed Cleethorpes but it was hardly convincing as Jordan Lowe’s 50 was the only double figure contribution alongside Rudolph’s haul.

Rotherham were all out for 255 with Cleethorpe’s Jack Harrison doing damage rather expensively on 5-73.

Former England Under 19 ace Gurman Randhawa also claimed five wickets but conceded just 38 runs while Chris Page took 2-22.

Cleethorpes ended on 192-9 but they clung on to their final wicket to deny Rotherham an eight point victory and salvage a vital bonus point.

Barnsley secured a dramatic last-ball victory over Scarborough on Saturday to move up to fourth.

Rivals Scarborough needed four runs off the last two balls to secure victory and take the points, but they lost their final wicket from the penultimate ball, leaving the Shaw Lane side to breathe a sigh of relief.

Barnsley totalled 242-8 with in-form Simon Widdup hitting 73 and youngster Daniel Rafiq an unbeaten 99.

Richard Wilkisnon took 5-75 as Cleethorpes were skittled in time.