It was a rainy, miserable start to the least Yorkshire Premier League game away to Castleford. The bad weather meant play was postponed until 13.50 and the overs were reduced to 36 a side. The Academy won the toss and elected to bat.
The openers Callis and Ainsley got off to a good start scoring 20 runs fairly quickly until losing their first wicket. Hussain and Ainsley put on the highest partnership of the innings at 24 taking the side to 44 when Hussain was stumped. The side soon lost more wickets making 80 for 6, when Ainsley (42) fell to another stumping by keeper Frankland. Captain Romaniw finished on 2/40 and overseas Cook on 3/34.
The Academy continued to struggle after a double bowling change when spinners Shutt and Wainwright took control. The travelling side managed to reach 117 before Wainwright closed the innings with 3/23 and Shutt claiming 2/19.
Castleford made a comfortable start creating 43 runs off 9 overs with 1 loss before spin bowler Logan became an obstacle.
James Logan began his 12 over spell reducing the side to 71 for 7 after 26 overs. Assisting in a run out and dismissing an under 17 colleague Logan finished with 7/15.
Castleford stood at 94 for 9 when captain, Waite came back for one ball claiming the final wicket.
The Academy had defended their low total again to end the league season on a win.
Tomorrow (Sunday 13th September) will bring the last Academy game of 2015 in the Black Sheep Trophy Final at Elsecar against Methley.