South Yorkshire League: Young blood drives Elsecar towards table top

Rossington vs Elsecar 2nd XI - Elsecar's Shaun Pedlar. Picture: Liz Mockler S0627LM
Rossington vs Elsecar 2nd XI - Elsecar's Shaun Pedlar. Picture: Liz Mockler S0627LM

Rossington 99

Elsecar 2nd XI 101-2

ELSECAR Seconds’ push for honours in Division One will be based on the development of younger players.

And given their impressive start, maturity levels should be of no concern to the Armroyd Lane outfit, especially following their demolition of previously unbeaten hosts Rossington.

Shaun Pedlar was the star of an attack that helped skittle Rossington, as he claimed five wickets for the loss of just 32 runs.

It looked set to be a perfect afternoon for Elsecar as opening pair Adrian Meadows and Ethan Gray rapidly approached the winning total.

But Meadows left five runs short for 43, though Gray did remain until the conclusion with an unbeaten 56 to help seal the victory.

Rotherham Town 2nd XI 117 Darfield 118-2

DARFIELD’S dominance of the second tier showed no signs of slowing as they swept past Rotherham Town Seconds.

Skipper James Ward sparked Rotherham’s downfall by claiming 5-23 to see them skittled for just 117.

Ward then struck an unbeaten 42 alongside Simon Potter’s 44no to see Darfield through to the win.

Tickhill 217-8 Wath 2nd XI 135-8

IT was a case of missed opportunities for Wath Seconds as their struggles continued with defeat at Tickhill.

After penning the hosts in at 45-4, Wath failed to take advantage with Tickhill skipper Ashley Fiddler joining Tom Barnett for an 81– run partnership to restore their innings. Barnett made 50 with Fiddler reaching 60 to help Tickhill up to 217-8.

Shawn Hopkins took 3-50 whose pedestrian response quickly looked set for disaster as they slumped to 59-7.

Stumper Steve Bell steadied the ship with an unbeaten 38, helping Wath to survive until the close when they sat on 135-8.

For more from the Ben Bailey Homes South Yorkshire Senior Cricket League, see this week’s South Yorkshire Times.