Fishlake fall well short in opening tilt

FISHLAKE failed to match the run rate required as they opened the season with defeat to Streethouse.

The Pinfold Lane side were looking for a strong start as the aim to better last season’s fifth place finish in Division One.

But the target of 225 set by Streethouse proved beyond their reach.

Peter Roper led the Fishlake attack and claimed 4-50 as Streethouse reached 224-7 with an unbeaten 55 from Richard Vigars plus 55 from Phil Langley.

Lively batting performances from Stuart Coleman and Andy Shelton, with 63 and 43no respectively, enabled Fishlake to reach 168-8 before the overs ran out.

Fishlake host Rothwell this Saturday.

A polished performance helped newly promoted Sykehouse to start life in Division Three with a win over Normanton St John’s.

Hosts Normanton posted 152-9, thanks mainly to Rob Bywater’s 62 and 41 from Craig Bryant.

Leading the Sykehouse attack was Pete Sanders with 4-27 and Richard Munro with 3-36.

Fine batting from Phil Sanders with 59 and James Davies’ 29, helped Sykehouse to 158-4.

Sykehouse begin their home campaign with the visit of Thorne Colliery who picked up a 24 run triumph over Brodsworth Main.

Runs were hard to get when Colliery were at the crease with Michael Sellars top scoring with just 19 as they reached 101.

Jordan Midgeley snapped up 5-45 and Gareth Mountain 4-15 in productive spells for Brodsworth.

Thankfully, Brodsworth found life even more difficult in the middle though Liam Kerrigher’s 30 did make the match competitive.

James Stewart captured 4-22, Mazhar Mir 3-28, Adam Stewart 2-8 and Matthew Cockburn 1-12 as Brodsworth were skittled for just 77.

Fishlake Second XI went down by nine wickets when they hosted their Streethouse counterparts in Division Four.

Only Max Simpson and Graham Rainford got into double figures, with 16 and ten respectively, as the home side were scuppered for 60.

Doing the damage was Mick Tucker, who claimed 4-10 from 11 overs.

An unbeaten 38 by Ben Brailsford steered Streethouse to 62-1. Phil Wood took the only wicket for 22 runs.

Fishlake visit Stainborough this Saturday.

Hatfield Town fell short in chasing down Thurnscoe’s 162 all out in Division Six.

P Holmes took four wickets to restrict Thurnscoe but Hatfield fell all out for just 113.