How ends on high as Gate finish third

hsb  Callum How batting for Harrogate against Cleethorpes.  (130511M5b)
hsb Callum How batting for Harrogate against Cleethorpes. (130511M5b)

Harrogate CC skipper Ryan Bradshaw wished Calum How the best for the future after the overseas star ended the season with a match-winning knock.

How smashed 77 not out to lead Harrogate to a 70-run victory against Doncaster Town at St George’s Road on Saturday.

Hugo Peterson (4-23) also wreaked havoc with his pace bowling as Town were dismissed in 28 overs for 114. Bradshaw said How has had a positive impact on the club after falling just 13 runs short of 1,000 runs this summer.

The skipper confirmed he has offered the Australian a deal to come back to the club next summer.

He said: “He has been very consistent and brought the best out in fellow opener Alexis Twigg.

“Calum is a determined young man, very driven and we wish him well.”

Harrogate finished the Yorkshire League season third, 35 points behind champions York and 24 below Yorkshire Academy.

“The league table doesn’t lie,” added Bradshaw. “Third was the minimum we needed. I am fairly happy. Hopefully with a young side, we can keep these lads together for years to come.”

Relegated Harrogate 2nds lost to Fenner in Division One of the York Senior League.