CRICKET: Donald hits maiden first-team century

Whitby CC round-up
Whitby CC round-up

Opener Will Donald scored his maiden first-team century as Whitby earned the best of a draw against Middlesbrough.

Donald was unbeaten on 108, from 140 balls, as the home side set 209-5 at the Turnbull Ground.

He shared decent partnerships with Paul Buck (28) and Kai Morris (20 not out) later in the innings, after Boro’s Ihsan Ul Haq had taken 3-38 from 15 overs in their North Yorkshire South Durham Division One clash.

Whitby reduced the visitors to 48-3 after tea, but Rafeed Rashid (38), Rafiz Rashid (52 not out) and captain Danny Evans (48) steadied the ship and they finished on 170-6 from their 50 overs.

James Hall’s 3-40 was the best return from a Whitby bowler.

Whitby 2nds returned from Hartlepool 2nds with just three points, after a seven-wicket defeat in Division Two.

Failures from the top order meant Whitby were 67-6 when wicketkeeper Robbie Hurworth went out to bat. He hit 47 from 39 balls to propel his side up to 125 all out.

Opening bowler Callum Prosser took 4-16 from his nine-and-a-half overs, and then after tea, Hartlepool’s openers Peter Rhoden and James Piper put on 66 for the first wicket.

Corey Hart struck twice to slow their progress, but Piper remained at the crease to the end, finishing on 40 not out