Last season’s bottom team off to a flier

NINE teams will battle it out for the honours in the 2011-12 All Saints Indoor Cricket League campaign.

Askern Welfare, Doncaster Town and Maltby MW have all joined the league but Brookhouse have dropped out.

Champions Rossington Main had an easy start with Warmsworth conceding their first match as they were unable to raise a team.

The remaining three matches saw last season’s bottom team Hatfield Main get their campaign off to a flying start with victory over Parklands.

Parklands posted a respectable total of 82 for 4 with Graham Langford top scoring with 44 not out. He received good support from Lee Cullingworth (18 not out).

Adrian Westacott had a good debut in the league with a wicket and two catches.

Graham Worrell (34 not out) set a blistering start to Main’s reply. That left an easy task easy for the remaining batsman with Adam Berriman (26 not out) completing the win.

Askern and Maltby met each other with Askern coming out on top.

Maltby batted first and reached 84 for 5 in their allotted overs with Liam Woodward top scoring with 25. Askern reached their target for the loss of one wicket thanks to Stuart Longley (22) and Williams (23).

Barnby Dun are the early league leaders thanks to their win over a young Doncaster Town side.

Town posted a reasonable total of 88 for 5 in their first outing in the league with good contributions from James Dobson (31no) and Capstick (29). Dun’s previous experience showed as they reached their target for the loss of only two wickets. Philip Decent top scored with 26 with Scott Rich giving good support with an unbeaten 22.