South Yorkshire League: Conisbrough narrowly beaten by early leaders

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Conisbrough gave early South Yorkshire League Championship leaders Whitley Hall a genuine fright before going down by three wickets.

The Doncaster club were 124 all out with Scott Lowe opening and top scoring with 45.

The five Whitley bowlers each took two wickets.

Conisbrough reduced their hosts to 61-6 and looked to be heading for an important victory.

However, skipper Jim Tasker took the matter into his own hands and grafted an impeccable 50 not out with seven fours and a six for good measure.

Whitley came home with three wickets to spare. Sri Lankan Arosh Janoda captured 4-50.

Wickersley moved into one of the three promotion places after a low scoring victory over Tickhill at Alderson Drive.

On a difficult wicket Wickersley were bowled out for just 78 with Australian Steve Reid (4-44) and James Stuart (5-25) bowling unchanged for the first 30 overs.

When Tickhill batted South African John Bothma produced a devastating spell of pace bowling, claiming 7-40 as Wickersley reduced Tickhill to 63 all out.

Bothma and Iftikhar Afzal (3-18) bowled unchanged.

Wombwell Main are enjoying their return to the South Yorkshire League and easily brushed aside the challenge of Darfield B at Hough Lane to secure their fourth successive victory in Division Three East.

Darfield batted first and were 119 all out.

Tom Peck (3-28), Chris Bond (3-26) and Matthew Tonks (3-17) starred with the ball.

In reply Matthew Tonks with 50 not out and Thomas Goldsby–West with 51 not out secured victory for Wombwell.

Maltby edged to a six-run win over Tickhill B at Mugley Lane.

On another difficult wicket Maltby could only score 73 all out. Youngster Josh Court revelled in the conditions to claim 4-23.

The task for Tickhill looked achievable at 49-4. Chris Jevons then struck three times to leave them reeling and the tail was mopped up to see Tickhill all out for 66, short by six runs.

Jevons’ tally was 5-29.

Doncaster Town B lost by three wickets at Treeton B.

Town batted first and opener Kirk Bennett contributed 50 of their total of 160-9. John Boden took 3-41.

Half of Treeton’s batsmen were back in the pavilion with the score at 23-5.

It took an excellent partnership of 77 runs for the sixth wicket between Tom Bates (53no) and skipper Ben Birtles (54) to take them to a winning total with three wickets remaining.

William Finney (49no) and Graham Skelton (41) built the platform for Conisbrough’s seven wicket victory against Sheffield United B.

Upper Haugh B lost by nine wickets to Penistone after being skittled for 63.