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Conisbrough bowler Stuart Bellwood. Picture: Liz Mockler S1143LM
Conisbrough bowler Stuart Bellwood. Picture: Liz Mockler S1143LM

What a difference two months has made for Conisbrough CC.

At the beginning of July, they were cruising at the top of the South Yorkshire League Division One table, with 12 wins from 12 games and 28 points above third-placed Darfield.

Since then, however, they have won just one game, and closed their season with a comprehensive 160-run defeat against Darfield, who clawed back that defecit to gain promotion and condemn Conisbrough to third place.

Darfield batted first and amassed a competitive total of 251-8, thanks to 43 from Luke Potter and a late 45 from skipper James Ward.

Scott Harris was the pick of the Conisbrough bowlers, taking 3-34.

In reply, Conisbrough were bowled out for just 91, with Stuart Bellwood top scoring with 26.

A sensational spell of bowling saw opener Paul Wilkinson take 9-19 from his 12 overs, and was only denied his full ten-wicket haul as Conisbrough’s last batsman, Paul Jackson, was unable to take the field.

Champions Tickhill signed off their season with victory over relegated Bradfield. Brafield batted first and posted 184-7, Mitchell Phelps taking 3-28 and opener James Shephard hitting 47.

Tickhill lost both openers to Tom Coulson with just 13 runs between them, before Coulson (4-43) struck again to leave them struggling at 68 for 4.

Nicky Page led the revival with 11 fours in his 47 and he combined with Dominic McGough (34) to take the total to 170 for 6, before James Doyle (15 not out) saw his side home by a single wicket.

Rockingham slipped to defeat against Aston Hall - but survived relegation, at their opponents expense, as they didn’t get bowled out!

Rockingham posted 122-7, with 43 from opener Lee Farmer.

Aston Hall knocked off the required runs in 27.1 overs for the loss of six wickets - but are still relegated.