Percival on form as United win

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After last week’s victory over the Academy, Sheffield United welcomed Hull to Bawtry Road, looking for successive wins that would allow last season’s points haul to be matched at the halfway stage.

Having been put in, the home side made steady progress with Aussie Nick Beneke scoring 38, before in-form youngster Ben Percival continued his excellent scoring run with 53 as United posted a total of 173-7.

The Hull reply never really got going. Adam Thorpe took two early wickets, as the young home attack made regular inroads into the batting, despite missing Reece Shutt who suffered a recurrence of an early season back injury whilst batting. Young bowler Ali Jahangir took 5-22 from 13 accurate overs, as Hull were dismissed for 103, giving United a 70 run victory and a 36 points tally.

Sheffield Collegiate had a successful trip to Brumby Hall to play Appleby Frodingham. The home side batted first and having overcome an early breakthrough looked to be progressing well. However the in-form spin twins of Dixon and Street turned the tide and Collegiate restricted their opponents to 189-8 from their full 55 over allocation, Dixon taking 5-44.

In reply Gaywood and Patmore gave Collegiate a solid base and then pressed home the advantage. After a partnership of 125, Gaywood fell for 45 while Patmore fell after posting his half-century, to leave McKenna and Wall to finish the job.

McKenna ended with an unbeaten 41 as Collegiate eased to an eight wicket victory to remain in fifth place.

They welcome Scarborough to Abbeydale on Saturday while United travel to Harrogate, with both sides looking to continue their recent good form.

Rotherham Town face a home top-of-the-table clash against York, Barnsley go to Driffield and bottom of the table Doncaster visit Appleby Frodingham.