Castleford lose ground after game ends early


Connor Hyde’s two wickets proved in vain as Castleford saw their Premier Division game at Sessay in the York Senior League ended early when well poised.

Sessay had been put in and hit early trouble as opening bowler Hyde dismissed Matthew Till for four and Simon Mason first ball, both going clean bowled.

But he was unable to complete his hat-trick and the home team were recovering steadily when the innings was curtailed because of rain with them on 89-2 after 26 overs.

Joseph Watson was not out on 42 and opener Mark Wilkie unbeaten on 35, but no further play was possible after this point with both teams taking nine points.

The result, combined with other teams able to finish games, left Castleford fourth from bottom after five matches.

There was no play possible for Castleford Seconds in their Division Three Ebor game at home to North Duffield.

Castleford seconds will play Carlton Towers at home in the second round of the Readman Trophy on June 18 after opponents Selby Londesborough conceded their first round tie against Cas on Sunday.

Castleford under 11s impressed to beat Normanton St Johns in the Pontefract Junior League.

Normanton scored 61 runs and lost 12 wickets with three falling to Ben Kilby Paul and two each to Charlie Goose and Louis Cadman. Castleford did not lose any wickets in their reply, scoring 49 runs with Kilby Paul (14) top scoring.