Fishlake skittled for just 36

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FISHLAKE’S Division One relegation woes deepened as they managed just 36 runs in a hefty nine wicket defeat to title chasing Old Sharlston.

The usual batsman-friendly wicket at Pinfold Lane turned into nightmare location for the hosts who were skittled for just 36.

Robert Simpson and Jason Ball both ran riot in attack, claiming 6-13 and 4-19 respectively.

Sharlston hit 40-1 in response for a quick victory.

n Hatfield Town fell further off the pace of the Division Two title chase after a five wicket defeat to fellow high-fliers Stainborough.

Town could only manage to post 157 from their innings with Patrick Jensen claiming 5-62.

Stainborough lost half their wickets in the chase but got the job done to move 16 points clear of Hatfield in second place.

n Thorne Colliery finally returned to winning ways in Division Three with a five wicket win over Normanton St John.

Colliery’s form took a dramatic dip after a promising start but they got back on track with a strong performance.

The Saints built up a steady score of 168-4 through Rob Bywater’s 62 and Steve Goodwin’s 36 with James Stewart claiming 3-41 to pen them in.

After losing a wicket to the first delivery, Colliery recovered in blistering fashion with Mazhar Mir smashing 81, including a second wicket partnership of 96 with Michael Sellars.

Stewart came in to complete the job and a strong personal performance with an unbeaten 34 to guide his side to 171-5. Ian Allen took 2-20 and Craig Bryant 2-45.

n An opening partnership of 121 from Andy Edwards and Phil Townsend laid the foundations for an 84 run triumph for Sykehouse over West Bretton.

The stand, which included 95 from Edwards and 54 from Townsend, enabled Sykehouse to post 216-3.

Bretton were never in the hunt with Jonathan Day’s 48 the top score as they were dismissed for 132.

Doing the damage were Phil Sanders, who captured 5-20, and Richard Munro with 3-27.