South Yorkshire League: Conisbrough left to curse weather

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Conisbrough have made an excellent start to their South Yorkshire League Championship campaign but for the second week in succession were frustrated by the weather after being in a match-winning position.

They tore Houghton Main’s attack to pieces at St Peter’s Drive, totalling 309-7.

Scott Lowe hit 98 (12 fours and three sixes) and James Doran smashed an imperious 111, including 15 fours and three sixes.

Ian Simon took some punishment but claimed 4-104 for Houghton.

Main were 94-3 off 19.2 overs when the rains took control. Sri Lankan Arosh Janoda had taken 3-48.

On a difficult wicket at Moor Road, Elsecar were bowled out for 175 against Wath.

Paul Cummins fell for 49 and Scott Jones made a patient 54,

Wath’s strike bowlers, South African Shawn Dyson took 3-32 and youngster Harvey Wootton 3-45.

Skipper Rob Barlow brought himself on at fourth change to provide the best analysis of 4-42.

After the tea interval the rains refused to stop and the match was abandoned.

Tickhill’s feat against Treeton last week became a memory as they struggled to 109-8 before the elements intervened at Sandygate against Hallam.

Opener Nicky Page provided the main resistance with 33 and Mark Williams took 3-34 or Hallam.

Surprise early leaders Darfield were brought down to earth as they were bowled out for just 56 by Treeton at Washfield Lane.

Stephen Foster was architect of their downfall, taking four wickets in nine overs. Muhammed Attari supported with 3-21.

However, Treeton were unable to complete the win because of the continuing rain.

Whitley Hall were in the process of building a commanding total at Northfield Lane against Wickersley Old Village when the innings was curtailed at 189-4 after 36 overs.

Chris Siddall score was 70 before Australian Anthony Wilson hit 31 and Alex Fletcher 35.

Only 27.3 overs were possible at Green Lane in Aston Hall’s innings against Coal Aston.

They reached 78-3.