Champions York run riot against Barnsley

OLIVER Hairs struck his second century of the season and leg-spinner Tom Pringle had a six-wicket haul as reigning champions and current leaders York overcame Barnsley by 131 runs at Shaw Lane.

Rain delayed the start until 12.45pm, reducing the game to 47 overs-a-side but York’s batsmen hurried to 269-9. Hairs’ entertaining innings of 103 came off 72 balls and included eight fours and eight sixes.

He and Alex Collins added 126 for the third wicket, Collins helping himself to his fifth half-century of the season. Opener Duncan Snell also made a useful contribution with 45, including a partnership of 71 with Liam McKendry. Pace-man Oliver Hannon-Dalby’s 17 overs earned him 6-81.

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Barnsley lost their first wicket at 71 but then collapsed to 138 all out in 39 overs, James Stuart making 37 and opener Matthew Wilson 30. Pringle took 6-42 in 11 overs.

Second-placed Rotherham are now 11 points behind York after having to settle for three points from a rain-affected, incomplete match at Sheffield Collegiate. Rotherham won the toss and totalled 174-8 from their 37.4 overs. Gerhardus Rudolph and Stuart Gray made half-centuries.

Will Street took 4-25 in 5.4 overs and captain Matthew Dixon claimed 3-33 in seven overs. In reply Collegiate reached 130-9 in 28 overs, Ed McKenna’s 58 containing seven fours and a six. Ollie Jackson spun his way to 3-23 in seven overs.

Scarborough, unbeaten in the league since late May, won by 45 runs at Doncaster Town where the game was reduced to 30 overs-a-side. Scarborough posted 171-6, opener Darren Harland making 70 off 63 balls. Curtis Free, the 16 year-old medium pace bowler who has returned to Doncaster from Yorkshire Academy, took 3-39 in seven overs.

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Doncaster, who remain anchored to the foot of the table with just two wins all season, were restricted to 126-8, No 4 batsman Alex Gosney top-scoring with a patient 41.

The games at Appleby Frodingham, Castleford, Driffield Town and Harrogate were washed out without a ball bowled.