Match focus: Tickhill v Wath

Tickhill CC v Wath CC. Wath opening bowler Scott Hibbett.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Tickhill CC v Wath CC. Wath opening bowler Scott Hibbett. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

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Tickhill failed to recover from a disastrous start against Wath and suffered a five wicket defeat on their first game back in the top flight.

The Premier Division new boys slumped to 58-6 after they were asked to bat first at Alderson Drive as Mark Barlow and Harvey Wootton ripped through the top order.

Wath CC.  Wath opening bowler Mark Barlow who took two early wickets.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Wath CC. Wath opening bowler Mark Barlow who took two early wickets. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Tickhill’s tail dug deep to post a respectable total of 170 but Wath reached their target inside 46 overs.

The home side were in disarray during the early exchanges as Barlow, who snared 5-53, removed both openers Aaron Haycock and Ashley Fiddler for single figures.

Lee Bradshaw (19) knuckled down but his exit left Tickhill in big trouble at 58-6.

Nicky Page entered the fray and compiled a stoic 40 and Dominic McGough added 26 as the tail wagged and Tickhill closed on 170 all out.

Tickhill CC v Wath CC.  Tickhill opener Aaron Haycock goes walkabout and shows by his expression how close the last delivery was.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Tickhill CC v Wath CC. Tickhill opener Aaron Haycock goes walkabout and shows by his expression how close the last delivery was. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

McGough then took the new ball and removed Derek Mitchell without scoring to give the hosts hope.

But youngster Will Turner anchored Wath’s reponse with a patient 47 to guide the visitors within range.

Turner combined with Sam Drury (29) and then Jonathan Hays (29) to get within reach of the target.

And it was left to Barlow (23no) and Wootton (14no) to see Wath through to a comfortable five wicket win.

Tickhill CC v Wath CC.  Tickhill batsman Lee Bradshaw.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Tickhill CC v Wath CC. Tickhill batsman Lee Bradshaw. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Tickhill travel to Whitley Hall this weekend, while Wath host Coal Aston.

Conisbrough began their Division One campaign in impressive fashion with a solid win at Hallam B.

Jack Snelling (41) and Robert Marcroft (42) helped Hallam post 161 all out.

Spinner Jonathan Redfern (5-50) bowled well for Conisbrough.

In reply Nicholas Morley, who smashed ten fours and two sixes in compiling a run a ball 76, put on 106 for the second wicket with Scott Lowe (45) to steer Conisbrough home.

Conisbrough eased to victory with 15 overs and five wickets to spare.