Dearne’s struggles refuse to depart

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Division Four

THE woes of Dearne Seconds continue to worsen after they collapsed to another defeat at Kexborough.

The outlook was promising was Kexborough were skittled for 189 with junior Callum Millward taking 3-42 and Peter Moss 4-55.

There was some fortune in that as David Thomas had hit 34 off 19 balls including seven fours when he was dismissed for obstructing the field.

It would prove a chance Dearne would fail to take as they failed to make an impact.

Luke Stead’s 28 was the highest score and one of only four double figure totals while three batsmen departed with the score on 89. Dearne eventually fell all out on 113.

* Conisbrough Seconds maintained their promotion hopes with a comfortable win over Maltby MW.

Bob Fuller hit 68 with Conor Cairns adding 45 and Michael Blakemore 30 as Conisbrough posted 205 before falling with four balls remaining.

Jordan Beighton and Peter Brewster both claimed four wickets for Maltby whose response was in trouble from the off.

They were reduced to 17-3 which brought the partnership of Mark Rowling (47) and Matty Richardson (34) together.

Maltby were downed for 140 with Craig Jackson caliming 5-56 and Scott Harris 3-8.

* Phil Taylor was the star of the show as Houghton Main saw off Worsbrough Bridge.

Taylor opened with 24, the top score matched by Tan Pirabakaran, as Dearne posted 166 all out with some steady contributions.

He then claimed 5-22 off 11 overs to help skittle Worsbrough for 116.

Luke Salsbury took 3-25 from his nine over spell.