Double disappointment for Castleford

Castleford's Dominic Sharp.
Castleford's Dominic Sharp.

Castleford CC suffered double disappointment over the Bank Holiday as they lost to Rotherham Town and Harrogate in the ECB Yorkshire Premier League.

Monday’s game at Rotherham was close, but the hosts edged home with four balls to spare.

Castleford posted a 183 score, which owed much to a fine knock of 87, including 10 fours, from Dominic Sharp. Support came from James Sykes (20) while Jarran Cook weighed in with 25 off 13 balls late on.

Rotherham were reduced to 66-4 in their reply, with all four wickets going to Freddie Collins, but a stand of 93 between Anthony Del Borrello (84 not out) and Patrick Castledon (25) turned the game round and Town reached their target with two wickets to spare in the 56th over.

Collins finished with 4-18 while Jack Shutt claimed 3-50.

On Saturday, Castleford’s decision to bat first backfired as they were all out for only 133. Shutt (24), Oran White (22) and Luke Frankland (21) were the only batsmen to reach double figures.

Harrogate were reduced to 33-4 in their reply, with Cook taking 3-37, but Jack Potter (48 not out) and David Foster (53 not out) brought them home to win by six wickets.

Castleford Seconds went down by nine wickets to Huby in Division Three North of the York Senior League after making 116-9.

Fine batting by Luke Edwards (54) and David Tomlinson (36) paved the way for a 16-run win for Castleford under 15s against Newton Hill as they totalled 110-3 in 16 overs.