PICTURES: Harrogate suffer blow to Yorkshire League title hopes
None of the Harrogate batsmen reached 50 as the Azeem Rafiq inspired Barnsley bowled them out for 252 – in prime batting conditions.
And despite three wickets from Tom Geeson-Brown, Harrogate failed to get much purchase from the wicket as Rafiq’s brother Danial (74) and Zohaib Ahmad (77) smashed half centuries at more than a run a ball.
The defeat dropped Harrogate below Barnsley into third at the half-way point in the season.
The captain put it down to simply being second best on the day.
He added: “It was a tough one. We have had two weeks of average results and were looking to bounce back from that. In a way, we did that with the middle order getting runs.
“I was quite happy with the total we posed. It was just one of those days where it came off for them.”