South Yorkshire League: Six of the best for Wombwell Main | Derby joy for Sprotbrough

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Wombwell Main brushed aside Sheffield United B at Bawtry Road, beating them by 165 runs, to achieve their sixth successive win of the season.

The South Yorkshire League Division Three East leaders batted first and their innings featured another excellent performance by Thomas Goldsby West who scored 151 not out from 113 balls and with a boundary tally of 21 fours and three sixes.

Goldsby West has now the incredible average of 347, having only been dismissed once this season.

He was supported by Daniel Harper (33) and Nathan Newman (53no) who accompanied him in an unbeaten stand of 168 runs for the fourth wicket.

Wombwell closed on 286-3.

United lost their first three batsmen for ducks and were quickly at 39-6.

Harman Singh Puni led a fightback with 38 but the innings closed at 121 all out.

Matt Sewell (3-20), Joe Ashurst (3-21) and Tom Peck (4-26) shared the wickets.

Doncaster Town B continue to show signs of improvement as they thrashed Upper Haugh by ten wickets.

Youngster Ryan Marsh took 3-19 and Daniel Horrocks 4-9 as Upper Haugh collapsed to 63 all out.

Doncaster reached their total without loss thanks to James Davis (35no) and Ryan Capstick (24no).

In the Division Two local derby at Melton Road, Sprotbrough beat Warmsworth by 90 runs.

Ash Ward (35) and Michael Threapleton (75no) saw Sprotbrough post 250-9.

Richard Marshall took 3-48 and Tom Hyde 3-66.

Warmsworth never looked like making the pace and, despite 36 from Matthew Smethurst, the innings closed at 160 all out.

Tim Braithwaite took 3-43 and Adam Kaye 4-33.

At Loundside, Thorncliffe returned to winning ways with a comfortable 107-run victory over Wath B, who suffered their first defeat of the season.

Having been invited to bat, the home team recovered from an early loss to add 128 before the loss of the second wicket.

Oliver Whittaker scored a well structured 91.

Sahil Gupta took the innings forward, with a succession of further partners, until he was caught on the boundary edge for 102 - his third consecutive, fluent century in 14 days.

Daniel Hyner with 4-48 and Sam Whitlam with 3-67 were the pick of Wath’s bowling attack.

In reply Wath struggled to 2-3 in the third over due to some sharp fielding and a strong opening spell from Jason Armstrong who eventually finished with 3-23. Gupta followed up his batting display with an excellent spell of 4-15.

Thanks to a 75-run sixth wicket partnership between Peter Barlow (52) and youngster Jake Little (36), Wath made Thorncliffe work hard for victory, which eventually came in the 42nd over.