Ian’s late flurry puts Elsecar on the right track

BARNSLEY CRICKET LEAGUE

ELSECAR got their Division One campaign back on track with a 71 run triumph over rivals Wath.

But a middle order collapse left the innings hanging by a thread.

Veteran Ian Swallow then hit an assured 51 off 48 balls at number nine to edge Elsecar onto 197-8 at the close.

Andrew Wood claimed 4-27 for Wath, who struggled in their response.

Opener Matthew Hays showed his potential with a well measured half ton but only three other batsmen reached double figures as Wath were skittled for 126 with Jack Shutt claiming 3-27 for Elsecar.

Defending champions Conisbrough remain rooted to the foot of the table without a win after losing by five wickets at Rockingham.

Conisbrough chose to bat first after winning the toss but were dismissed for just 146 with only opener Daniel Ward’s 44 and 40 from Oliver Jackson being notable contributions.

Rockingham lost opening pair Roger Lambert and Andrew Burgin rather cheapl but Ben Dalton struck 45 and Love Kesh 35 to hold the innings together.

A quickfire unbeaten 20 from James Doran saw Rockingham finish the job in style.

Upper Haugh remain at the foot of Division Three after a comprehensive defeat to promotion hopefuls Tickhill.

A massive 273-3 posted by Tickhill proved way beyond Haugh who were all out for 155 in response.

* CONISBROUGH went down by a dozen runs when they entertained Rossington Doncaster and District Infirmary Evening Cricket League.

The visitors, thanks to Alex Rowland’s unbeaten 48, posted 134-6 in the Division One clash. Nathan Smith claimed 3-14 and Olly Jackson 1-30.

While Liam Stanthorpe and Louis Barnes, with 32 and 22 respectively, batted well for Conisbrough, they were all out for 122.