A first day triumph

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Barnsley Cricket League

WATH got their Division One campaign off to a winning start as they beat Taj Mahal by three wickets.

Matthew Brammer proved a handful with the ball, claiming 5-19, to help dismiss Taj Mahal for 116.

Wath’s response got off to a poor start, but skipper Tom Desborough held firm in the middle order with 38no to edge his side home.

Elsecar suffered an 85 run defeat to Doncaster Town after being skittled for just 68 in response to 153-8 with Town’s 16-year-old Curtis Free claiming 3-19.

Conisbrough suffered their second consecutive heavy defeat as they lost by 125 runs to Kexborough.

Set 228 to win, Conisbrough made a steady start with Callum Fuller (38) and Nathan Lovell (33) sharing a 63– run partnership for the second wicket.

But when they were dismissed the rest of the order could only muster another 22 runs between them as spinner Josh Holmes ripped through the order with fine figures of 6-10 from 7 overs.

Kilnhurst enjoyed a six–wicket victory over Darfield after dismissing the hosts for 182.

Ryan Tingle’s unbeaten knock of 90 inspired Mexborough to a four-point win over Fishlake.

After losing a clutch of wickets at the top of the order Tingle steadied the ship with a superb innings as Mexborough made 209 all out.

Fishlake’s run chase got off to a poor start but a partnership between opener Josh Mason (83) and Kevin Pearson (51) resurrected the innings and gave them fresh hope.

However with the target in their sights Steve Honeyman accounted for both batsmen during a great bowling spell to leave Fishlake just 14 runs short.