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Agony for York Cricket Club in last-over drama
11:16am Tuesday 14th August 2012 in Sport
A ONE-RUN defeat by Rotherham Town ended York Cricket Club’s challenge in the Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League’s Knockout Cup.
Rotherham booked their place in the semi-finals by bowling the Clifton Park hosts out for 196, just shy of the 197-9 they made batting first after winning the toss.
Former Yorkshire bowler Ben Sanderson top-scored for the South Yorkshire side, making 34 runs down the order.
The hosts’ bowling attack shared the wickets around, with Glen Richmond taking 2-36 from his ten overs and Charlie Elliot claiming 2-57 from his stint.
There were also two wickets for spinner Ryan McKendry (2-35), while skipper Dan Woods was economical in taking 1-16 from ten overs.
York openers Duncan Snell and Liam McKendry got off to a solid start, putting on 61 before the latter was out for 31 from 43 balls, including five fours.
Snell held the innings together and he put on 58 for the fourth wicket with Ryan McKendry, whose knock of 26 included two boundaries.
The opener was fifth man out with York still 26 runs short of victory on 172-5. Snell’s 74 included nine fours and came off 122 balls.
Simon Lambert contributed 18 runs to York’s cause and Steven Crossley ended on eight not out as he chased victory.
Richmond was the last man out as Rotherham curtailed the hosts’ innings on 196 with three balls remaining.