Wood strongest in Gym session

BARNSLEY CRICKET LEAGUE

WATH skipper Andrew Wood was in inspirational form to help his side to a seven wicket win over Saville Gym.

Wood claimed 3-49 to help restrict Saville to 198-6, more than half the runs coming from Connor Williams with a superb knock of 107.

And an unbeaten 68 from Wood helped steer Wath to the win with help from Matthew Brammer’s maiden senior half ton and 38 from Sam Drury.

Rockingham edged away from the drop zone with a 126 run win over Bradfield Village.

After posting 223-5 from their 40 overs, Rockingham’s bowlers performed admirably to dismiss Bradfield for just 97.

Elsecar fell to a four wicket defeat against leaders Thorncliffe.

Some excellent bowling had Elsecar struggling and they stuttered to 157-8 from their allotted overs.

Ethan Gray top scored with 43 but doing the damage with the ball for Thorncliffe was youngster Jack Hulley, who claimed 4-60, while Allistair Herath took 3-41.

In reply Thorncliffe opener Rob Wade hit 27 before a superb partnership between Michael Denton (49) and Connor Brunt (48) set the tone for victory.

A late flurry of wickets tested a few nerves and gave Elsecar a glimmer of hope but Thorncliffe eventually overcame their target with eight balls remaining.

In Division Two Kilnhurst dropped points for the first time this season as they were comfortably beaten by 74 runs by South Kirkby, who moved top with the victory.

Braydon Clarke exploited ideal batting conditions by cracking a stylish innings of 114 to help South Kirkby post an imposing total of 227-8.

Clarke then capped off a superb individual display by claiming 5-31 from his medium pacers to skittle Kilnhurst for 153 in reply, Joe Gibson’s resilient half-century proving in vain.

In Division Three Mexborough secured a slender 34 run win over in-form Warmsworth.

Mexborough batted first but struggled against some excellent bowling and were dismissed for 118.

But the bowler friendly pitch came back to bite Warmsworth as they fared even worse, falling for just 84 despite Maninder Kundra’s 46.