Castleford suffer first defeats of season, but it’s win one lose one for Ledsham
Castleford had a disappointing weekend as they lost their first games of the season.
Saturday saw David Wainwright’s men knocked off the top of the Yorkshire Premier League North after a 132-run defeat at Scarborough.
After opting to bat first, the hosts were able to post a big score as they made 257-6 from their 50 overs.
Castleford were quickly in trouble in their reply as their first four wickets went down for 19. Although Connor Hyde (38) and Christopher Briggs (21) battled hard to turn things round previously unbeaten Cas were all out for 125.
A day later Castleford missed out on a first semi-final appearance in the Solly Sports Heavy Woollen Cup when they lost by 42 runs to Woodlands.
A patient century from opener Tim Jackson was the key to Woodlands’ win as he made 103 out of his team’s 226-9.
Connor Hyde, Eddie Morrison, Wainwright and Jack Young took two wickets each for Castleford, whose reply was then led by Liam Hyde (44) and Umair Khan (31).
With Connor Hyde also hitting 28 and Morrison 21, Castleford stayed in the hunt until finally running out of wickets, all out for 184.
Castleford seconds were bowled out for only 68 as they lost their Y&DSCL Division Two Ebor game by 10 wickets to Church Fenton.
Only Luke Edwards (27) and Alex Dillon (15) reached double figures in a disappointing batting effort.
Ledsham had a mixed weekend, losing their Y&DSCL Division Two Ebor game to Hemingbrough, but bouncing back with a six-wicket success against Stamford Bridge seconds in the second round of the Readman Trophy.
Adam Rothera’s 4-32 helped them to bowl Stamford Bridge out for 127 in Sunday’s cup tie.
Rothera then followed up with a top scoring knock of 56 from just 29 balls as Ledsham reached their target in just 12.5 overs.
In the league game Ledsham went in first and posted a 178-7 total with Jake Wright hitting 41no and Michael O’Hara 31.
Hayden Mortimer then took 3-43 and Andrew Kelly 3-44, but Hemingbrough were able to win with three wickets to spare.