Cricket: Tickhill miss out on top tier | Sprotbrough, Rossington promoted

Dominic McGough took four wickets for Tickhill
Dominic McGough took four wickets for Tickhill

Tickhill kept their side of the bargain but missed out on a place in the new ECB Yorkshire South Premier League.

The Alderson Drive club had to gain seven points at home to the South Yorkshire League Championship’s bottom club Coal Aston to be in with any chance of finishing in the final promotion spot - which they duly did.

However, Wickersley’s two points - gained from their rained off trip to Elsecar - were enough to see them claim the coveted fourth spot.

Steve Reid (4-30) and Dominic McGough (4-19) helped skittle Coal Aston for 76, before Andrew Rennison (41no) and Reid (33no) led Tickhill to a ten wicket win.

Tickhill’s second XI were able to celebrate on Saturday night after a thrilling one wicket win at Doncaster Town B sealed the Division Three East title.

Chasing 163 for victory, Tickhill were well on course for victory at 92-1 before a dramatic collapse left it to the final pair to hit the winning runs. Max Tomkinson top scored with 53.

Sprotbrough won by 72 runs at Frecheville to wrap up promotion from Division Two - their second successive promotion in the space of two years.

The Doncaster club batted first and scored 154 in 20.4 overs, featuring a delightful cameo from Scott Semmens (38).

In reply Frecheville could only muster 82 all out.

Michael Threapleton took 4-41 and Jonathan Scaife polished off the tail with 4-9.

n Rossington Main held their nerve in Saturday’s winner-takes-all decider with Whitley Hall to win promotion from Pontefract League Division Three.

Main’s eight wicket win saw them finish second, a point behind champions Darton.

Brodsworth Main B have also been promoted from Division Seven, finishing second to Knottingley Town.

However, Hatfield Town missed out on promotion from Division Two despite ending their season with a seven wicket win over Rothwell.

n Doncaster Town lost by seven wickets at Driffield Town, leaving them in ninth position in the Yorkshire League.