Weather wipes out York Cricket Club double

Jake Murphy

Jake Murphy

First published in Sport

CHAMPIONS York took three points from their home fixture with Rotherham Town in the Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier Cricket League.

Only 20 overs were possible at Clifton Park before a prolonged period of heavy rain forced the abandonment.

Wet weather delayed the start by 15 minutes and when visiting skipper James Moorhouse won the toss and chose to bat first there was still thick cloud cover.

York’s opening bowlers began in wayward fashion, sending down eight wides in the opening seven overs as extras accounted for 19 of an opening stand of 34 between Moorhouse and Gareth Purshouse.

The Town captain made 11 before being trapped lbw by Jake Murphy, who took the only other wicket to fall, Purshouse caught low down at short cover by Simon Lambert for 11 with the score on 55. When rain arrived just after 1.30pm the visitors had progressed to 60-2.

Yesterday’s Royal London ECB National Club Championship last-16 tie at home to Chesterfield was washed out for a second time and rearranged for this Sunday (1pm).

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