Mexbro’ bite back in thriller

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BEN BAILEY HOMES SOUTH YORKSHIRE SENIOR CRICKET LEAGUE

Division Three

Aston Hall 2nd XI 210-5

Mexborough 212-9

MEXBOROUGH produced the shock result of the day as they picked up their second win of the campaign by downing previously unbeaten Aston Hall in the tightest of triumphs.

The total was reached with just three balls and one wicket remaining.

The outlook did not look good when Aston junior Jack Simmonite took to the crease and proved impossible to dislodge, staying throughout to post an unbeaten 106.

But only Tim Shaw provided support with 64 and Aston ambled to 210-5 at the close, with two of the wickets falling to Zaire Khalil for 27 runs.

Erik Croese led the way in the Mexborough response with 75 and while the other contributions were small, they proved vital.

Andy Hawke’s 26 and 33 from Shaquile Hussein helped Mexborough to 212-9 with just three balls remaining to seal successive triumphs.

Dearne 150

Worsbrough Bridge 119

IT was the battle of the bowlers at Goldthorpe but Dearne triumphed to go top of the table after a low scoring win over Worsbrough Bridge.

Jonathan Scaife led the way with 56 but other significant contributions were lacking as Dearne struggled to rack up the runs before falling at 150 with less than three overs to go.

Martin Mills led the attack with 4-20 for Worsbrough who found the conditions even more difficult, especially with Andy Whaley in attack.

He claimed 4-31 off 14 overs to help skittle Worsbrough for 119 with four balls remaining.

Thorncliffe Second XI 233-6

Rockingham 235-5

ROCKINGHAM Seconds stayed out of the relegation zone with victory but were taken very close by winless Thorncliffe.

Junior Michael Denton smashed 127 including 21 boundaries to help Thorncliffe post an impressive 233-6, half of the wickets falling to David Baxter for 35 runs.

A patient 68 off 105 balls from opener Julian Harris was the highlight of the Rockingham response while Callum Johnson added a more rapid 60 off 79 balls.

Andrew Mellor’s quick fire 51no off 26 balls took Rockingham to victory with less than three overs remaining.