Mazhar stars

Sykehouse's Jim Davies watches his shot. Picture: Andrew Roe
Sykehouse's Jim Davies watches his shot. Picture: Andrew Roe
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A SUPERB attack helped Thorne Colliery continue their impressive 100 per cent record in Division Three with a comfortable win at Allerton Bywater.

And Mazhar Mir was again key to the victory, maintaining his strong start to the campaign.

It proved tough for the home batsman of whom Michael Wade and Jonathan Dine were the only ones in comfort with 44 and 30 respectively.

Allerton were skittled for 116 with Carl Walton snapping up 3-12, James Stewart 3-22, Mark Walton 2-9 and Mir 1-23.

Mir then led the way in the response with 42 runs while Matthew Cockburn added an unbeaten 31 to see Thorne through to victory on 120-4.

Thorne face a tough test on Saturday when they travel to fellow early promotion contenders Thurnscoe Institute.

Thurnscoe suffered their first defeat of the season as they collapsed against Sykehouse in a win that was far from plain sailing for the Village Hall side.

They could only manage 158 before falling all out, with James Davies’ (pictured below) 37 and 34 from Michael Gallagher the main contributions.

Alex Goddard took 4-52 for Thurnscoe who experienced an even worse time in the centre.

Pete Sanders claimed 5-33 and Richard Munro 3-24 to see them skittled for 74 with David Atkinson’s unbeaten 26 the only major offering.

Sykehouse host struggling Ackworth Seconds on Saturday.

Fishlake remain the surprise strugglers in Division One after losing by seven wickets at Crofton.

Charlie Metcalfe and Mark Davis helped Fishlake post an impressive 223-7 with 50 and 49 respectively.

But a majestic unbeaten 105 from Richard Cooper saw Crofton through for the win.

Hatfield Town suffered their first defeat of the season in Division Two as they fell short of the run chase at South Kirkby.

Jacob Peacock hit 107 as South Kirkby posted 269 before claiming 5-49 to keep Hatfield behind the run rate.

Majid Malik hit 78 and Darren Sides 63 but Hatfield fell short at 199.

Fishlake Seconds slipped to a 107 run defeat at Monk Bretton in Division Four.

A superb unbeaten 109 from Luke Ogden saw Monk Bretton post 233-5.

Mick Robinson came away from the attack with credit by snaring 3-31 for Fishlake but the response was poor.

Fishlake were all out for 96 with Adam Saynor’s 29 the top score.

Hatfield Seconds triumphed by nine wickets against Hooton Pagnell in Division Six.

Hooton were in trouble at 31-4 but a 73 run partnership between Adam Mantovani and Jordan Clark averted a complete collapse and helped them reach 106 before falling. Jimmy Stafford claimed 4-12 in nine overs.

An century opening stand by Paul Davies (74) and Mick Gallagher (24no) eased Town to 107-1 off the first delivery of the 16th over.

Sykehouse Seconds earned a 60 run win over visiting Ryhill and Havercroft in Division Eight.

Charlie Allen (30) and Nick Wood (29) put the meat on the Sykehouse knock of 142-8. But it was beyond Ryhill, who were all out for 82 as Mick Roper snapped up 5-22 and Nick Gough 2-15.