Secker’s superb ton ensures maiden win for Main men

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BEN BAILEY HOMES SOUTH YORKSHIRE SENIOR CRICKET LEAGUE

PREMIER DIVISION

Aston Hall 185-9

Houghton Main 233-6

A BRILLIANT unbeaten 111 from Steve Secker helped Houghton Main record their first win of the season at Aston Hall.

Secker carried his bat throughout with chief support coming from Ashley Vickers’ 56 as Houghton posted an impressive 233-6.

Then the Aston order could not cope with the pace of Syad Asif who claimed five of the first six wickets to fall with only 59 runs amassed.

Skipper Rob Ward led the resistance with 54 while the Aston tail wagged but could only achieve a bonus point by closing at 185-9. Asif finished withof 5-58.

Whiston PC 254-7 Wath 256-4

WATH sit second in the standings following a narrow win at Whiston.

Whiston’s progress in the centre was steady until the fifth wicket stand of 84 between Sohail Awan and Pete Wilson brought them into contention.

Awan hit a fine 75 with Wilson supporting with 44 , while a late unbeaten flurry from Paul Fenn with 23 took Whiston to 254-7, four of the wickets falling to Lesroy Weekes for 53 runs.

In response James Barnard and Vinay Devishetty laid a terrific platform for Wath to take control.

The first wicket yielded 148 with Devishetty hitting 92 off 96 balls while Barnard continued on for a patient 68.

With 50 runs needed off the last 10 overs, Archie Ogdena and Rob Barlow held firm to take Wath to the win with nine balls to spare.

Elsecar 263-4 Wickersley OV 261-4

ELSECAR knocked league leaders Wickersley off their perch with an impressive win at Armroyd Lane.

Wickersley skipper Gareth Davis carefully built a 108–run innings, when he was joined by Christi Vijoen who smashed an unbeaten 77 off 41 balls to help post a target of 261-4, three wickets falling to Chathura Athukorala.

Ainsley Swallow batted impeccably to reach 74 and he left with the score at 139-4 with Elsecar looking set for defeat.

The run rate required stood at nine per over with 13 overs to go but skipper Ian Swallow and Athukorala took up the challenge with unbeaten 71 and 51s respectively. The rapid rate saw Elsecar reach the target with four balls to spare.

Treeton 278-7 Rockingham 151

ROCKINGHAM slipped to a fourth defeat in five after being blitzed by Treeton. A second wicket stand of 193 from skipper Foster, who hit 119, and Danny Kemp’s 70 helped Treeton post 278-7.

Rockingham slumped to 43-4 before captain Mark Wilkinson hit an unbeaten 64 but could not prevent his side being skittled for 151.Foster took the last five wickets, with four ducks, to finish on 5-28.