Cricket: Doncaster Town’s Twenty20 vision for Finals Day

Alex Gosney
Alex Gosney

Doncaster Town are aiming to go one better in Sunday’s T20 Finals Day at Scarborough, writes Paul Goodwin.

The Town Field men now face Harrogate in the semi-final at North Marine Road (10am), after their original last four opponents Castleford withdrew from the competition.

The losers will then get a second chance to reach the final, by playing Sheffield Collegiate in the second semi-final.

“We finished runners up in this competition last season and we want to go one better this time around,” said Town skipper Alex Gosney.

“We’re looking forward to it. We haven’t had a game for two weeks so the lads are raring to go.

“We targeted the cups at the start of the season and we’re confident we can go there on Sunday and win it.

“This is a good competition for us,” he added. “The way we play the game, the shorter version suits us.”

Gosney, meanwhile, is refusing to rule Doncaster out of the Yorkshire League title race - but says Saturday’s home game with York could make or break his side’s chances.

Town currently lie fourth in the standings, ten points adrift of leaders Yorkshire Academy.

“We’re still in there fighting,” said Gosney.

“But Saturday is a massive game for us. If we lose then York and Yorkshire Academy could start to pull away.

“Realistically we’re looking at a top four finish, and that would be testament to the lads’ efforts, given all the players we’ve lost.

“I’d be disappointed if we finished outside the top five.”

n Warmsworth lost to Rotherham Town B by five wickets in the final of the President’s Cup on Sunday.

Paul Green (50) and Adam Saynor (29) helped Warmsworth recover from 56-5 to post a 164 at Bradfield.

Johnny Allen (68) got Rotherham off to a steady start, and they got home with five wickets to spare.