Cricket: Tickhill in running for South Yorkshire Premier League spot

Tickhill CC first Xl
Tickhill CC first Xl

Tickhill maintained their push for a place in the new ECB South Yorkshire Premier League with a 48-run win at neighbours Conisbrough.

The Championship’s top three will join the likes of Doncaster Town, Rotherham Town and Barnsley in next season’s revamped top tier.

And Tickhill are firmly in the hunt after securing their fourth league win of the year at St Peter’s Drive, leaving them just four points adrift of second-placed Darfield.

An excellent knock of 90 from Matthew Kilvington, which included ten fours and three sixes, saw Tickhill post a total of 219 all out.

Sri Lankan Arosh Janoda took 3-36 and spinner Oliver Jackson continued his good form with 3-78.

Conisbrough’s reply was heading in the right direction at 113-3 before Matthew Barnes was clean bowled for 59 and skipper Nathan Smith left when he had reached 34.

From that point on the home side’s challenge faltered from 141-5 to 171 all out.

Australian paceman Steve Reid again returned impressive figures, finishing with analysis of 4-52.

Bottom club Coal Aston closed the gap on Wath to three points with a 20-run success at Moor Road.

The visitors batted first and skipper Dave Rodgers opened with 56.

The highlight of the innings was an excellent 83 from Lawrence Browes, before a quickfire 33 from Reece Shutt enabled Coal Aston to reach a final total of 232-7.

Rob Barlow was Wath’s best bowler with 3-62.

In reply Sam Drury (60) and Shawn Dyson (50) added 82 runs for Wath’s fourth wicket to take the score to 139-4.

The remainder of the innings just fell short of the required run rate and Wath settled for two points at 212-8.

Daniel Hemingway took 4-37.