Thorne’s hot start becomes very lukewarm

Askern vs Hatfield - Hatfield's Andy Cutts in action. Picture: Liz Mockler T0329LM
Askern vs Hatfield - Hatfield's Andy Cutts in action. Picture: Liz Mockler T0329LM

THORNE Colliery suffered their second successive defeat to fall further off the pace in Division Three.

It was a disastrous performance against Yorkshire Main which put the four successive victories at the start of the campaign in distant memory.

Only the impressive Mazhar Mir and Chris Dyer reached double figures with 34 and 14 respectively as Thorne fell for just 81.

After taking three early wickets, confidence of an unlikely defeat was high.

But the low total never really tested Main with Steve Lumley hitting an unbeaten 46 to guide them onto 82-4.

Adam Stewart claimed 2-15 for Thorne.

Sykehouse claimed their second maximum points win of the season with a narrow victory over Ackworth.

Phil Townsend led the way with 42 as Sykehouse posted 165-9 with Andy Edwards adding 29.

Six of the wickets fell to Harry Sockett for the loss of 41 runs.

Apart from Kevin Booth’s half ton, Ackworth found life difficult and were all out for 156.

Phil Sanders claimed 5-52 while Michael Gallagher taking 3-16.

Karl Buxton was the star of the show as Hatfield Town maintained their Division Two promotion push with a 25 run triumph at Askern Welfare.

It proved a low scoring contest with Town only managing 144 before falling.

Buxton’s knock of 67 provided the backbone of the innings with Andy Cutts (pictured above) the only other man to enjoy any decent time at the crease in making 18.

David Longley claimed 3-19 for Askern.

Buxton then claimed 3-18 to help skittle the hosts for 109 with Ashley Towler the top scorer on 36.

Chris Stothard snapped up 4-47 while Nick Page took 3-24.

Fishlake are still chasing their second Division One win of the season after being outgunned at Fairburn.

J Abdy hit 95, C Piggott 84 and I Jones 46 as Fairburn amassed an imposing 301-9.

Fishlake made a determined response when needing a run a ball with Major Singh smacking 77, Josh Mason 43 and Matthew Windass 42.

But they were bowled short at 273 with A Banerjee claiming 5-57.