Sprotbrough end the season in style

Concentration: Bullcroft batsman Gary Lord at the crease in the home match against Bentley.          Picture: Steve taylor

Concentration: Bullcroft batsman Gary Lord at the crease in the home match against Bentley. Picture: Steve taylor

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SPROTBROUGH finished fourth in Pontefract and District Cricket League Division Two after collecting maximum points from their last five matches.

Tom Pepper (50) and Tim Braithwaite (33) guided Sprotbrough to a seven-wicket victory against bottom team Darton who were restricted to 142 by Dave Carr (3-42 from 11 overs) and Gordon Laidlaw (2-39 from 14).

A battling 44 by Josh Gillies was in vain for Askern who were toppled for 110 by Stainborough.

In reply, Josh Abson’s unbeaten 61 steered Stainborough to a nine-wicket win that clinched them the Division Two championship.

Stainborough finished three points clear of runners up Monk Bretton who beat Hatfield Town by eight wickets. Wayne Silvester (61) top-scored as Hatfield were bowled out for 149.

Fishlake ended their Division One campaign on a high note with their fourth straight win. Mark Davies (74), Paul Roper (50) and Graham Ackroyd (46) led Fishlake to 255-8 against relegated Hooton Pagnell who were kept at 224 by Paul Moores (6-52) and Charlie Metcalfe (3-30).

Don Whitehurst (112) and Steve Hall (4-32) were Thurnscoe Institute’s match-winners as they sealed promotion in Division Three by narrowly beating bottom side Brodsworth Main.

Brodsworth’s seven-run defeat was tough on David Merryweather (4-30) and Michael Rogerson (34). Third-placed Sykehouse beat Frickley Colliery A. James Davies (65), Andy Edwards (57no) and Richard Munro (4-32) were Sykehouse’s top performers in a 47-run win.

Thorne Colliery recorded their first victory for two months by crushing Hensall, who were routed for 90 by Terry Bissell (4-18), James Stewart (2-23) and Mark Walton (2-24). Chris Head (37no), Chris Dyer (24) and Ian Lloyd (23) led the way as Thorne knocked off the runs.

Fishlake A and Bullcroft Main finished as the bottom two in Division Four after losing to fellow strugglers South Kirkby A and Bentley Colliery respectively.

Chasing Kirkby’s 201-8, Fishlake fell narrowly short on 185-9.

Bullcroft were skittled for 104 in a six-wicket defeat against Bentley.

Peglers pipped Ferrybridge PS for the Division Five championship because they had more 10-point victories than their rivals. Last year’s Division Six champions beat Featherstone A by six wickets to finish level on points with Ferrybridge.

Thurnscoe A, who won promotion in Division Six, beat Hooton Pagnell A by 20 runs but Hatfield A lost by 162 runs to champions Thorpe Audlin.

Brodsworth Main A tied with Division Seven rivals Hemsworth A. Fenwick trounced Division Eight rivals Bentley Colliery A by 216 runs. Sykehouse A beat Peglers A by three wickets.