Allinson century sets up Academy win
Posted on 2nd May 2021 at 00:12
Premier League review
An outstanding century from Harry Allinson 125 (off 127 balls) helped inspire Yorkshire Academy to victory in the Hunters ECB Yorkshire Premier League North as they beat Woodhouse Grange to continue their record of never having lost in the league at Sandhill Lane. Tom Neal (4-44) removed the visitors top three before Allinson dug in receiving support from Daniel Ford (27) and Harry Sullivan (27). Sullivan then played a key role when the hosts replied to a total of 242-8 taking four wickets including Harry Gamble for 41. Jarryd Basson made an unbeaten 64 but the visitors kept control winning comfortably by 44 runs.
Castleford beat York in dramatic fashion at Savile Park fighting back to win by one run after the visitors had looked to be in control. Duncan Snell (61) passed 50 for the second week in a row and Simon Lambert scored 40 with the visitors chasing 216 to win. David Wainwright used all his experience to keep the game close finishing with 5-43 including both openers and Finlay Bean for 30. Nine were needed off the final over bowled by Chesney Hughes and the fielding side held their nerve to secure a final ball run out to maintain their winning start. Earlier in the day Hughes made 40 but it was an unbroken sixth wicket stand of 65 between David Wainwright (62no) and Connor Hyde (32no) proved decisive.
Dunnington beat Clifton Alliance by 33 runs despite a sixth wicket partnership of 127 between Samuel Grant (80) and Liam Green (58no). That came after Jonathan Anderson (3-17) had taken three early wickets leaving the visitors struggling on 31-4 chasing the hosts total of 237-8. It had been a similar story earlier on David Friend (3-36) taking three wickets with the new ball before a stand between George Drury (50) and Luke Kilby (79) worth 97 got the home side back on track although three wickets from Scott Hopkinson (3-77) limited the total making for an entertaining contest.
Sam Drury’s tenth YPLN century helped set up Driffield Town’s 57-run victory against Harrogate, which ended a successful run for the visitors who had won all three previous meetings at Kings Mill Road since the league was formed. Drury put on 140 for the second wicket with Owen Goldsworthy (77) and 89 for the fifth with Danny Broumpton as the hosts reached 314-8, Robert Horbury (3-82) and Ishan Abeysekara (3-78) each picking up three expensive wickets. On the traditional high scoring ground the visitors responded strongly William Bates made 77 and Ross Sedgley 53 whilst Henry Thompson continued his good early form adding 50 to last week’s unbeaten century against Castleford. Jamie Greavson (4-65) made a decisive contribution with a second four wicket haul in as many weeks to disrupt the chase and Muhammad Hamza Khan (3-34) finished the innings off.
Stamford Bridge enjoyed a fourth consecutive league win at North Marine Road beating Scarborough by four wickets. William Robertson (5-32) took wickets in each of his first three overs to reduce the hosts to 14-3 and James Pick (3-24) kept up the pressure leaving Harry Rink (53) and Pat Roberts (37) to rescue the innings combining to add 89 for the seventh wicket before the side were finally all out for 202. The visitors lost four wickets in the space of 14 runs after a solid start but overseas signing Fletcher Coutts held the innings together with an unbeaten 66 and aided by 43 from Ameya Joshi saw his side home with four overs to spare.
Acomb won a rain effected game against Sheriff Hutton Bridge to make it two wins from two. The hosts batting faltered for the second week in a row as despite a half-century from opener Mark Fisher (51) they struggled to 134-7 before the rain arrived to end the innings, Chris Alpin finishing with 3-32. Set a revised target of 143 from 42 overs. Finn Baqai (31) and Aiden Burton (32) made valuable contributions early in the chase and after a mid-innings stumble which saw five wickets fall for just 23 runs, they recovered sufficiently to get over the line thanks to an unbeaten 27 from Dan Watkinson. The visitors’ victory was their first at Moor Farm since the start of the Premier League.
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