Castleford duo put United in a spin

Castleford's David Wainwright.
Castleford's David Wainwright.

Four wicket hauls from Jack Shutt and David Wainwright helped Castleford to a 60-run victory over Sheffield United in the Yorkshire ECB Premier League on Saturday.

After setting their opponents a 232 target, Castleford reduced United to 46-4 as spinners Wainwright and Shutt were introduced early and the move paid dividends.

Wainwright dismissed openers Bilal Anjam and Lesroy Weekes after they had combined in a 33-run stand and took the prize wicket of Jack Roberts after he had made 42 off 49 balls and was threatening a Sheffield revival.

He finished with 4-36 from 16 overs while Shutt claimed 4-58 from 17 overs and Eddie Morrison weighed in with two wickets to leave United all out for 171.

Castleford had earlier made 231 after being given a good start with an 89-run opening stand between Alex Romaniw (51) and James Sykes (36).

Freddie Collins then struck seven fours in a knock of 64.

Castleford’s scheduled game against York on Monday was washed out and abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Castleford Seconds had a losing draw against Copmanthorpe in the York Senior League’s Division Three North.

They batted their overs out for 119-9 after Copmanthorpe made 198 with Nathan Smith taking 3-36 and making 51 runs.