Town set their sights on third after beating high flying Scarboro’

Doncaster Town CC played Sheffield United CC at Donacster;s Bennetthorpe base on Saturday (10 August 2013). Our picture shows captain Alex Gosney (left) and bowler James Stewart.

Doncaster Town CC played Sheffield United CC at Donacster;s Bennetthorpe base on Saturday (10 August 2013). Our picture shows captain Alex Gosney (left) and bowler James Stewart.

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A convincing win over high flying Scarborough on Saturday has cemented Doncaster Town into fourth place in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire Premier League.

Alex Gosney’s men have only lost to the League Champions, York, in the last ten league matches, winning eight, and only the rain preventing them from winning at Castleford.

On Saturday Scarborough batted first and, despite star bowler James Stuart not being able to bowl due to a virus, Scarborough were soon skittled out for 104 in 32.1 overs.

Young paceman Curtis Free did the early damage by sending the prolific opening batmen Darren Harland and Andy Simpson back to the pavilion very early.

But left arm spinner Oliver Jackson soon wrapped up the innings, taking 5-42 in 16 overs.

Free took 2 for 20 and Ashley Knowles 2 for 34 as only Chris Grey, 39, troubled the bowlers.

In reply, the Town batsmen made light work of the bowling, racing to 105 for 1 in 19.4 overs. Stuart Guy, 39 not out and Simon Widdup, 35 not out, took Town over the line.

With two tough games left, at Weetwood on Saturday against the Yorkshire Academy, and at Harrogate the following week, it is not beyond the realms of possibility for Town to finish in third place.

Town’s seconds, meanwhile, fell to an eight-wicket defeat at the hands of Elsecar on Saturday.