Five star Wainwright helps Castleford CC back into second

David Wainwright, five wickets for Castleford.
David Wainwright, five wickets for Castleford.

Castleford climbed back into the promotion places with a five-wicket win at relegation threatened Bolton Percy in the Hunters York Senior Premier League.

Just as in the first meeting between the sides the home team were unable to handle Castleford skipper David Wainwright (5-17) as he once again picked up five wickets. With Eddie Morrison also taking 3-28 and Connor Hyde 2-19 Bolton Percy were all out for only 101, with 36 of those coming from the bat of Danny White.

The visitors did not have everything their own way as they lost five wickets in reaching the target. But with Luke Edwards top scoring with 38 they had enough in hand and Wainwright (18 not out) saw his Castleford side home for a vital victory in their bid to return to the Yorkshire Premier at the first attempt following relegation last year.

Castleford Seconds climbed the Division Three Ebor table after beating fellow strugglers Copmanthorpe in convincing style.

After restricting Copmanthorpe to 149-8, Castleford reached their target for the loss of just three wickets with Adarsh Vani top scoring with 50 and support coming from David Tomlinson (30 not out) and Oran White (30), who had earlier taken 3-25.

Castleford under 17s eased to a 10-wicket win over Newton Hill under 17s in the Pontefract Junior Jack Sykes Memorial League after bowling them out for only 21 with two wickets each for George Gibson, William Day, Jack Young and Harry Render, off the only two balls he bowled.