David Wainwright leads way as Castleford move up with second successive win

Castleford CC climbed into the top six of the Yorkshire Premier League North as they made it back to back victories with a 30-run success over Beverley Town in a rain affected game.

By Tony Harber
Wednesday, 29th June 2022, 10:00 am

A fine knock from skipper David Wainwright played a key part as he hit 80 in his team’s 217-8 made from 50 overs.

Rain then meant Beverley could not bat for their full innings and they were given a revised target of 155 from 38 overs.

They fell short as they were restricted to 124-4 with Castleford taking 10 points for their victory to continue their mid season revival after a difficult start to the season.

David Wainwright played a key part in Castleford's victory over Beverley Town.

Connor Hyde was Castleford’s most succesful bowler with 2-39, but spinners Wainwright and Eddie Morrison did a good job in keeping the runs down as well as taking a wicket each.

In the Castleford innings they recovered from 60-4 to post their decent total with Wainwright hitting six fours and a six to lead the revival. Support came chiefly from Liam Hyde, whose 45 included seven boundaries.

Castleford seconds made it a double success as they beat Woodhouse Grange thirds by 28 runs in their Division Two Ebor game.

It was only their third league victory of the season and they remain second from bottom, but are only two points behind Grange now and Wetherby.

Prospects for a win did not look great as Castleford went in first and made 164, but a good effort in the field saw them bowl Woodhouse out for 136 as their middle order struggled following a decent start.