South Yorkshire League: Wath’s lead at the top cut

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Wath suffered their first defeat of the South Yorkshire League season at Elsecar.

The Premier Division leaders were tumbled out for just 86 as nine batsmen contributed just six runs between them.

The exceptions to the rule were South African Derek Mitchell (40) and Jonathan Hays (38no).

Earlier Elsecar had posted 235-6, including 73 from Brett Hunsley and 70 from Glenn Yates.

The defeat cut Wath’s lead at the top to five points.

Tickhill’s steady improvement continued with an excellent 41-run win at in-form Aston Hall.

Aaron Haycock top scored with 42 and overseas player Steve Reid supported with 35 as the visitors posted 176 all out.

When the home side came to the crease they found Reid in excellent form with the leather.

He claimed the wickets of both openers with just 26 on the scoreboard and then took the third wicket when Aston’s total reached 35.

Jack Simmonite (29) and skipper Rob Ward (38) led the resistance until, at 130-7, Simmonite was run out and Reid returned to the attack to remove Ward.

Aston were eventually all out for 135 and Reid finished with superb analysis of 6-19.

Conisbrough remain hard on the heels of Division One leaders Houghton Main after a comfortable seven wicket win over Norton Woodseats.

Stuart Bellwood (3-17), Oliver Jackson (3-25) and Nicholas Morley (4-23) all shone with the ball as Norton were removed for 110.

In reply Scott Lowe hit seven fours and three sixes in 54 as the hosts took 20.3 overs to wrap up a convincing victory.

Wath B prop up the division and are still without a win after losing by five wickets at home to Collegiate B.