Castleford’s winning run is ended by table toppers York

Yorkshire's Jack Leaning, who had a good game for York against Castleford.
Yorkshire's Jack Leaning, who had a good game for York against Castleford.

Leaders York ended Castleford’s six match unbeaten run in the Hunters ECB Yorkshire Premier League North in a contest reduced to 24 overs-a-side at Clifton Park.

With three wickets each for Oliver Leedham (3-18) and Yorkshire player Jack Leaning (3-27) the visitors were restricted to 102-8 from all the overs they could have because of earlier rain.

Connor Hyde and Eitan Litvin shared top scoring honours for Castleford with 21 apiece, but none of their batsmen could put bat to ball with sufficient power to seriously trouble York.

The home side raced to their target without losing a wicket as openers Duncan Snell (46 not out) and Leaning (48 not out) settled the contest with almost eight overs to spare.

The latter being left out of the Yorkshire team that lost to Derbyshire in the T20 Blast was very much York’s big gain as he won his battle with Castleford’s own ex-Yorkshire all-rounder, David Wainwright.

The result leaves York with a five-point advantage at the top while Castleford slipped to sixth place.

Despite 77 from David Tomlinson, Castleford seconds also suffered a defeat as they lost by three wickets to Eastrington in the York Senior League’s Division Three Ebor.

Tomlinson hit 11 fours in his fine innings and opener Harry Wilkinson scored 26, but Castleford’s 171-6 total was passed with more than six overs to spare.

Jack Young, with 3-30, was Castleford’s best bowler in their losing cause and they dropped to seventh place.