Waldie smashes 165 in big Mexborough win


JIMMY Doran (128) and Callum Fuller (102) both produced batting performances to match the scorching weather to help Conisbrough collect a four-point winning draw against Doncaster Town in Barnsley and District League Division One.

Oliver Jackson chipped in with an unbeaten 64 as the home side made an impressive 384-6. Kirk Bennett (3-98) was the pick of the Town bowlers.

Town (Alex Whiteman 74, Scott Exley 59, Lewis Brown 37 and Tom Bradley 30) replied with 275-8, Joe Farmer taking 3-38.

Rossington were skittled out for just 58 in Division Two at Mexborough Athletic.

The visitors, for whom Andrew Gardiner hit an unbeaten 32, had no answer to Harry Christie (4-18).

Athletic had earlier made 383-3 with Nick Waldie hitting an magnificent 165 not out, and Steve Honeyman a superb 136. Harry Christie chipped in with an unbeaten 36. Joel Evans took 2-66.

West Bretton also boasted a pair of century-makers in Greg Walton (130 not out) and Tony Rushforth (106) in their big Division Three win over Bentley Colliery. Replying to the Wakefield side’s 294-4, the Doncaster side, for whom Andy Butterworth had earlier taken 3-55, were all out for 216.

Michael King (73) and Stephen Ashworth (65) provided the bulk of the runs with Rushforth doing the damage with a 7-37 haul.

Leading positions - Division One: South Kirkby p 6 Pts 29, Saville Gym 5 24, Conisbrough 4 15, Taj Mahal 5 14.

Division Two: Brodsworth Main P 6 Pts 28, Mexborough 5 27, Stainborough 6 23, Hoylandswaine 4 10.

Division Three: Stocksbridge P 5 Pts 23, Sheffield Transport 5 22, Thurgoland 4 18, Upper Haugh 6 17.