Wood leads Wath to win over chasers

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A SUPERB solo performance form skipper Andrew Wood helped struggling Wath to a surprise 71 run win over title chasing Taj Mahal.

Wood blasted a brilliant 132no to help Wath to an imposing 241-5 which Taj Mahal never came close to reaching.

Nathan Bailey Davies claimed 4-43 and Mark Limb 4-20 as Taj Mahal were skittled for 170.

Wath’s victory allowed Doncaster Town to firmly enter the title race as they saw off struggling Elsecar.

Good bowling conditions saw Town rip through Elsecar’s top order, leaving them reeling at 12-4 and 45-6.

But middle order pair Tom Foster-Ash and Steve Kirk dug deep to rescue Elsecar and help them to a more respectable 143-9.

But Doncaster reached the target with 12 overs remaining thanks to Amitpaul Kundra’s 47 and Jonathon Redfern’s 46no.

Rockingham consolidated their mid-table position with a slender eight-run win over Saville Gym in what was a low scoring affair

Rockingham batted first but struggled against some excellent bowling and slumped to 85 all out.

But what seemed a meagre target proved a challenge for Saville Gym and they fared even worse, mustering just 78 in reply.

The top-of-the-table clash in Division Two saw Kilnhurst edge out Brodsworth by just two runs.

A tense finish saw Brodsworth need four runs for victory from the last ball of the game but with Kilnhurst protecting the boundary they could only scamper a single.

Callum Deardon hit 92 as Kilnhurst posted 191-7 while William Drury managed 96 for defeated Brodsworth.

Darfield’s woes continued with an emphatic defeat at Higham.

Dismissed for 116, Darfield were always in trouble and Higham raced home thanks to opening duo Ryan Tremble and Josh Fearnley.

In Division Three Mexborough maintained their winning form with a crushing 70 run win over Rossington Main, despite being all out for 143 themselves.