NYSDL: Donald drives his side back to winning ways

Whitby skipper Will Donald works the ball into the offside during his knock of 93 in his sides win against Norton in Division One of the North Yorkshire South Durham League. PICTURES BY BRIAN MURFIELD
Whitby skipper Will Donald works the ball into the offside during his knock of 93 in his sides win against Norton in Division One of the North Yorkshire South Durham League. PICTURES BY BRIAN MURFIELD

Whitby 1sts roared back into the top two in Division One of the North Yorkshire South Durham League after skipper Will Donald guided them to victory against Norton.

Donald’s men needed to bounce back after defeat to Richmondshire saw them slip from top spot to third last weekend.

The Whitby skipper won the toss and stuck Norton into bat first, Steve Allen (4-30), Corey Hart (3-61) and Joseph Husband (2-22), all impressing, while Donald grabbed a wicket himself as Norton were all out for 176.

Donald then hit 16 fours and a six in his match-winning 94 not out, with support from Fin Morris (29) and Theo Clarke (28) as Whitby cruised to victory and moved second.

Whitby host Saltburn on Saturday, looking to close the gap on leaders Billingham Sythonia.

Whitby 2nds’ away game at Blackhall 2nds in Division Three was called off, with each team taking six points.

The 2nds take on Thornaby 2nds on Saturday and then Bishop Auckland 2nds on Sunday.

Whitby 3rds’ game at Saltburn 3rds in the Sunday Conference South was abandoned due to the wet weather.