Premier Cricket: Ed Barnard century keeps Scarborough’s finals hopes alive

Premier Cricket: Ed Barnard century keeps Scarborough’s finals hopes alive

AN Ed Barnard century was enough to keep Scarborough’s finals hopes alive, with a strong victory over Midland-Guildford at Lilac Hill in round 11 of Premier Cricket.

The English all-rounder smashed 103 from 92 balls as the Gulls posted 9-265.

Jeremy Boyle combined with Barnard to make 43, while Corry Verco was the pick of the Midland-Guildford bowlers with 2-45.

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Daniel Sadik took 3-12 from seven overs to stifle the hosts’ run chase, as Stewart Walters was the only batsman able to get away.

Barnard completed a terrific game with two wickets, as the Gulls moved inside the top six with a 130-run win.

The Gulls can reinforce their top-six position when they host Fremantle at Abbett Park next Saturday, with two-day fixtures resuming.