Cricket: Ben Bailey South Yorkshire League Division Three round-up

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In a low scoring game at Silkstone Road, Sprotbrough maintained their leadership of Division Three, after beating Frecheville by a narrow margin, writes James Beachill.

Sprotbrough batted first but struggled to build a score and Kieren Lumley, top scored with 19 in their total of 93. Neil Ramsden (3 for 25), Adam Buckle (3 for 14) and Todd Saxelby (3 for 18) each took three wickets.

Frecheville first wicket reached 40, with victory looking imminent. Wickets started to fall, but Frecheville reached 77 for five before the final collapse reduced them to 84 all out, short by nine runs.

Andy Whaley’s spell was devastating; he took five for 8 in 11.2 overs, five of which were maidens.

Other results

Treeton B 242 for 8 Conisbrough B 204

At Washfield Lane Treeton B decided to bat first against Conisbrough B. Adam Hardy with 49, skipper Matt Lambert with 62 and Ryan Hardy with 31 helped to build a score of 242 for eight. Michael Blakemore took four for 57 for Conisbrough.

After losing their opener without scoring Stuart Coleman (69) and Craig Jackson (30) sustained the innings. A late flurry from skipper Scott Harris (33) was to no avail and Conisbrough were eventually all out for 204. John Whittaker took three for 35 and George Barnes took key wickets for an analysis of six for 45.

Worsbrough 85 Penistone 93

Worsbrough welcome Penistone to Park Road in a Barnsley derby. Penistone batted first and looked set for a good score with openers Tom Reid, scoring 31 and Scott Jones, 32. The innings collapsed after their departure and Penistone were bowled out for 93. Liam Levitt took three for 24 and Darren Newton three for seven.

Worsbrough’s innings was in crisis from the beginning and they found themselves at 38 for 5. A late rally took them took them to 84 for eight but the final two wickets fell to see them 85 all out, short by 8 runs. Joe Baldwin was Penistone’s ace bowler with six for 16

Thorncliffe 84 for 0 Upper Haugh B 83

At Loundside Thorncliffe B beat Upper Haugh B by 10 wickets. The Upper Haugh innings was in disarray from the start and they were quickly reduced to 23 for four. Chris Stacey led a revival with 29 but the innings eventually closed at 83 all out. James Brown took three for 35, Jason Armstrong three for 31 and Joe Denby three for six.

Thorncliffe knocked off the runs required with relative ease. Connor Brunt was 49 not out (11 fours) and Roger Jezusek 31 not out

Coal Aston B 165 for 4 Tickhill B 162

Coal Aston B welcomed Tickhill B to Stonelow. Tickhill batted first with opener Jonathan Holmes scoring 33 and Steve Barson 35. They were eventually all out for 162. Joshua Cross bowled well to claim three for 38.

In reply Peter Millington (40) and Brett Pickford (54) produced an opening partnership of 108 and Coal Aston reached a winning total with the loss of four wickets.

Whiston B 202 Thorpe Hesley HG 248 for 8

At Church fields Thorpe Hesley batted first against Whiston B. Michael Brook opened with 55 and Richard Newbould scored 46 in their total of 248 for eight. Youngster Robert Edley took three for 64.

In reply James Panek scored 45 and Robert Edley 39 in Whiston’s total of 202 all out. Richard Taylor was Thorpe Hesley’s best bowler with six for 48.