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Ahmed cracks 81 as Barnsley win derby

Sheffield Collegiate's Simon Guy leaves the field after being caught lbw in the game v Yorkshire Academy

Sheffield Collegiate's Simon Guy leaves the field after being caught lbw in the game v Yorkshire Academy

Barnsley overcame the challenge of Sheffield United in their South Yorkshire derby match at Shaw Lane in the ECB Yorkshire Premier League on Saturday.

Batting first, Barnsley posted a challenging total of 273-7 which ultimately proved too much for United.

Overseas ace Zohaib Ahmad was Barnsley’s top-scorer with 81, but his wasn’t the only big contribution with Steve Nuttall scoring 52 and Matthew Wilson 49, while young Tom Shaw also did well with 33.

With the ball, Sheffield United junior Johnny Whiteoak proved problematic for Barnsley as he took 3-52, while Matthew Taylor added 2-73.

In reply, United’s innings ended on 239-9 - good enough for one losing bonus point. And like Barnsley, it was their overseas player Chamal Rajapaksha who top-scored with 67, while Isuru Jayakody added 49 before being run out.

Ali Jahangir proved effective with the ball, taking 5-63 to help Barnsley to victory.

Elsewhere, Sheffield Collegiate were shown no mercy by the Yorkshire Academy, who beat them by four wickets in less than four hours of play.

Batting first, Collegiate’s only player in double figures was Simon Guy with 27 as the whole team were bowled out for 58. Matthew Waite took 3-16 and Rory Gibson 3-1 for the Academy.

In reply, the Academy reached a winning 62-6 in about the same amount of time. Billy Root took 2-15 and Henry Eldred 2-19, but it wasn’t quite enough for victory.

Rotherham Town suffered defeat to York, despite some strong individual performances.

Batting first, York reached 197-7 with Jack Leaning adding 85 and Simon Lambert 41. Mark Cummings took 4-49 for Rotherham.

In reply, Rotherham scored 133-9 in their 55 overs.

Opener James Moorhouse scored 69 and Mark Cummings 28, but nobody else reached double figures.

Tom Pringle was the main problem, taking 5-18 for York.

 

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