Ainsley’s century is a
bitter pill to Swallow 
for sorry Coal Aston

South Yorkshire Senior League'Barnsley CC v Wickersley Old Village CC'Barnsleys Danial Rafiq plays a shot at Shaw Lane
South Yorkshire Senior League'Barnsley CC v Wickersley Old Village CC'Barnsleys Danial Rafiq plays a shot at Shaw Lane

A mammoth total of 347-7 was enough to hand Elsecar a comfortable victory over Coal Aston in the South Yorkshire League Premier.

Ainsley Swallow’s 119 was the anchor for the massive total, with Rob Jones adding 63 and Dan Rafiq hitting 58.

Coal Aston were never in danger of reaching their target, and were all out for 126.

Wickersley indicated their intent to win their eighth championship as they overwhelmed Wath at Moor Road.

Wickersley batted first and Khurram Javed and Shahid Hussain added 110 for the first wicket, at which point Javed left with 66 to his credit, including 10 fours and a six.

Hussain was next to leave when he had reached 51 and Shaajhan Younis joined in with 53 not out and Jordan Lowe scored 31 as Wickersley reached a total of 254 for four.

The Wath batsmen simply had no answer to the Wickersley attack and collapsed to 66 all out.

Mohammad Naveed was the destroyer in chief with six for 28 and Shahid Hussain was unplayable with three for six.

Houghton Main raised their hopes of Premier Division survival after they beat Upper Haugh at Great Houghton.

Michael Brown’s unbeaten 132 helped Houghton Main to 287-5, and Upper Haugh were restricted to 227-7 in their reply.

Opening batsman Ian Simon took 3-61, to add to his earlier innings of 78.