South Yorkshire League: Braithwaite stars for pacesetters Sprotbrough

24 july 2013.'Generic cricket wicket file picture.
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Paceman Tim Braithwaite proved to be almost unplayable as Sprotbrough continued their excellent start to life in the South Yorkshire League with a 75-run win over Treeton B.

Braithwaite snared superb figures of 6-7 as Treeton were bundled out for 133 in the Division Three clash.

Earlier, Thomas Pepper had opened with 31 and Ben Lyons smashed 55 from 66 balls as Sprotbrough amassed 208-8 from their allotted overs.

Michael Threapleton also finished unbeaten on 30.

Treeton were quickly in trouble against the pace of Braithwaite, who captured the first three wickets to leave the innings in disarray at 18-3.

Thomas Whitaker and Ben Birtles combined to add 85 runs for the fourth wicket, at which point Whitaker left with 56 to his credit.

Birtles left when he reached 36 and the final six wickets fell for the addition of 30 runs.

Treeton were all out for 133 as Braithwaite finished with 6-7 from 11.3 overs. Andy Whaley supported with 3-29.

Conisbrough B won by 52 runs at home to Whiston B. Michael Blakemore (37) and Stuart Coleman (30) helped Conisbrough reach 187 all out before Whiston were removed for 135.

In Division One, Oliver Jackson took 6-45 for Conisbrough’s first team but could not prevent a 36-run defeat at Collegiate B.

Matt Lee (26) and Ben Fielding (38) added 60 precious runs as Collegiate recovered from 86-7 to 171 all out, with Jackson their chief tormentor.

In reply Conisbrough’s James Doran compiled a painstaking 55 and left with the score at 75-3.

His demise came with the introduction of Robert Shaw into Collegiate attack and Shaw waltzed his way through the rest of the Conisbrough defence with a reward of 6-43. Conisbrough were all out for 135.

Maltby went down by 68 runs at Elsecar B in Division Two.

Opener Ethan Gray batted stoically for 64 out of Elsecar’s total of 140-9. Liam Woodward took 3-42 and Gary Porter 3-32.

In reply Maltby had little answer to the bowling of David Howarth and they collapsed to 37-6 before eventually being bowled out for 72. Kevin Green top scored with 26 and Howarth collected 6-26.