Conisbrough back in hunt

BARNSLEY CRICKET LEAGUE

DEFENDING champions Conisbrough boosted their hopes of avoiding a shock drop with a morale-boosting four wicket win over strugglers Wath.

He was offered support from 15 year-old Joe Haywood, who scored 39no, after Tim Breslin chipped in with 20 at the top of the order.

Pick of the Conisbrough bowlers were Nathan Lovell with 3-32 and Scott Harris 3-34.

In reply Conisbrough lost opener Callum Fuller without scoring but Liam Stainthorpe led their assault on the victory target with a superb innings of 66, which included nine fours.

He was ably supported by Craig Jackson (28), Nathan Lovell (25) and Scott Harris (24) before Daniel Ward finished the job with 29no.

Elsecar remain perilously close to the drop zone after suffering a heavy 108 run defeat at Saville Gym.

Elsecar’s bowlers found it hard going against a free scoring Saville Gym side who posted 248-8 thanks to contributions from Zahir Asmal (61), Jamil Munshi (40) and Sajid Patel (36no).

Elsecar were skittled for just 140.

South Kirkby remain on course for promotion from Division Two after thumping bottom club Barnby Dun by 140 runs.

Braydon Clarke continued his rich vain of form by cracking a stylish innings of 153, his second century in as many weeks, as South Kirkby posted a massive 289-9 from their allotted overs.

Dylan Moran offered support with 34 while Adam Berryman picked up 6-92 with the ball.

Faced with such an imposing total was always going to prove beyond Barnby Dun and they fell for 149 despite the best efforts of Dave Barratt and Pete Fell, who scored 41 and 32 not out respectively.

Moran polished off a fine all-round performance with 3-6 from four overs.

Darfield’s plight continued as they were beaten by 27 runs at home to Rotherham Phoenix while Mexborough tied with Stainborough.