MAZHAR Mir inspired Thorne Colliery to a nail-biting win at local rivals Sykehouse which sees them set the early pace in Division Three.
Mir starred with both bat and ball to carry his side through in a low scoring, yet exciting contest.
Sykehouse opened the batting and were soon in trouble against the attack of Mark Walton and James Stewart, the latter of which finished with figures of 2-23.
James Davies and Michael Gallagher mounted a determined fight back for Sykehouse with 22 and 26no respectively.
But spin bowler Mir went on to claim 4-23 with seamer Carl Walton mopping up three further wickets for 14 runs to end any hopes of revival and skittle Sykehouse for just 115 in the 43rd over.
Thorne started their response brightly with an opening stand of 35 between Mir and Kerry Bissell.
But they then suffered a collapse, their chances looking slim as they fell to 76-6.
Mir remained resolute however and produced an excellent 44 to prevent a complete rout from Sykehouse.
With defeat remaining a strong possibility, Chris Broughton and Matthew Cockburn rebuilt the innings with a fine stand of 34.
Both batsmen fell with Thorne a few runs short of the target but in a tense finale, Walton and Mick Sellars guided them to victory and the maximum 10 points.
Fishlake fell ten runs short of their target against Rothwell to remain without a win in Division One.
Rothwell posted an imposing 232-4, largely thanks to Simon Danby’s 104 and 58 from Simon Booth.
Fishlake looked capable of matching the required run rate but wickets fell at regular intervals.
Mark Davis led the way with 66 but Mark Bentley proved too hot to handle as he claimed 5-49, helping to see Fishlake all out for 222.
Hatfield Town continued their impressive start to the Division Two season with a win over Glass Houghton.
Liam Hopton scored 100 as Glass Houghton posted 212-6 in the first innings.
While Hatfield lost wickets regularly with Garett Dakin claiming 5-65.
But contributions of 86 from Andrew Cutts and 51 from Karl Buxton helped Hatfield reach victory at 217-8.
Fishlake Seconds came off second best in a run-fest at Stainborough in Division Four.
Matthew Windass made a fine century but Fishlake came up short.