Doncaster Town stay on the bottom after losing to Hull

Doncaster's Shahid Khan gets down on his knee to square his shot. Picture: Andrew Roe
Doncaster's Shahid Khan gets down on his knee to square his shot. Picture: Andrew Roe

DONCASTER Town failed to build on their blistering first complete win of the campaign as they were brought back down to earth with a bump against fellow strugglers Hull.

Town remain rooted to the foot of the table after a five wicket defeat at Town Fields.

Their prospects of pulling themselves out of the mire appeared promising against a side with just four wins to their name this campaign.

And those chances looked even more likely when Amitpaul Singh Kundra opened with an impressive 54.

The scoreboard ticked over at a decent rate with Singh Kundra joined by Felix Odell and Paul Steadman in 37 and 49 run partnerships.

True support arrived at fourth man through James Stuart who made 62 and figured in another profitable pairing with Singh Kundra, adding 49 runs.

Once Singh Kundra departed, Stuart found very little support with the next three batsmen departing for the addition of just 18 runs.

Shahid Khan arrived at an opportune moment to boost the Town total, adding 41 alongside Stuart on his way to a personal total of 17.

But Khan was the only one of the last seven batsman to feature to reach double figures.

Town did hold on to see out the overs, posting 189-9.

Hull bowler Jack Oughtred claimed 4-50 while Tom Dimaline snapped up 2-27.

Town’s Alex Gosney cleared the two openers with nine runs scored between them to get the Town attack off to a promising start.

But further inroads proved difficult to come by as a number of useful contributions soon had Hull in a strong position.

Dimaline partnered with Will Parker and Daniel Wilkinson to add 39 and 55 respectively.

Wilkinson scored 27 while Dimaline was the final wicket to fall after reaching his half century, run out by Duncan Jones.

A fine partnership between Dom Rhodes and David Barrick then saw Hull through to victory.

Rhodes closed on 33no and Barrick 28no.

Gosney finished with 2-41 while Dobson took 1-4 off a miserly four over spell.

Town travel to Sheffield Collegiate on Saturday (noon).