Stuart demolishes Cleethorpes batting

Yorkshire Cup

Teenager James Stuart's blistering pace earned him figures of seven wickets for five runs in Doncaster Town's 120-run victory against Cleethorpes yesterday.

Six of Stuart's 9.1 overs were maidens and Ashley Knowles took the remaining three wickets as Cleethorpes were shot out for 128. Andrew Parkin-Coates played a captain's innings of 86 for Town and Stuart made 39.

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Holders Yorkshire Academy fell at the first hurdle, going down by three wickets at Castleford in a low-scoring affair. The Academy totalled 164-9 but sound batting by John Randerson (48) and Alex Romaniw (42 not out) helped the home side to victory.

Piet Rinke and Darren Harland took the batting honours for Scarborough who continued their fine start to the season with a 144-run victory at Sheffield United. Andy Simpson's medium pace brought him 5-16 in nine overs as United were dismissed for 103 and there were half-centuries by Piet Rinke and Darren Harland for the winners.

Jack Dixon hit a boundary off the last available ball to give Appleby Frodingham a thrilling four-wicket win against Sheffield Collegiate who defeated them in the league the day before. South African Jaco Scholtz blasted 90 off 56 balls, including eight fours and six sixes, for the winners, but Joe Root was the game's top scorer with 95 for Collegiate.

Harrogate opener John Proud lived up to his name with a splendid innings of 130 containing 21 fours and a six as visitors Hull were beaten by 44 runs. Will Parker made an unbeaten 73 for Hull, batting at number seven.

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