Cricket: Doncaster Town ladies celebrate first ever league win

Doncaster Town Ladies. Front from left Beverley Nicolson (captain), Joanne Pilson, Lesley Tew, Michelle Styryng, Jay Noddle. Back from left Saskia Shakesheff, coach Nick Johnson, Jane Noddle, Louise Stot, Adrian Shakesheff, Mary Shakesheff
Doncaster Town Ladies. Front from left Beverley Nicolson (captain), Joanne Pilson, Lesley Tew, Michelle Styryng, Jay Noddle. Back from left Saskia Shakesheff, coach Nick Johnson, Jane Noddle, Louise Stot, Adrian Shakesheff, Mary Shakesheff

Doncaster Town’s ladies derailed Sheffield Transport to record their first ever Yorkshire League win.

Town - newcomers to the league - beat an established Sheffield side by nine wickets in convincing fashion on Sunday.

Batting first, Sheffield Transport were restricted to 57 all out from 23 overs at Town Field.

Jane Noddle claimed 3-20 for Doncaster.

In reply, Town knocked off for the loss of one wicket in 18 overs.

Bev Nicholson made 20 not out and Lesley Tew 19 not out.

The victory was Doncaster’s first league win in four attempts.

Coach Nick Johnson said: “I’m really proud of the girls and the way they played.

“To beat an established team like Sheffield in the fashion we did, and bowl them out so cheaply, is an excellent result and it’ll give the girls a lot of confidence for the remainder of the season.”

n Doncaster Town suffered a third straight defeat in the ECB Yorkshire League as they were beaten in convincing fashion at home to Cleethorpes.

Town’s youngsters were bowled out for 88 in 26.5 overs.

Stuart Guy (25) and Graeme Attenborough (35) prevented further embarrassment as no fewer than eight Town batsmen recorded a score of either zero, one or two.

Cleethorpes’ overseas star Tumi Masekela proved too hot to handle, claiming 5-35.

Skipper Alex Gosney took two wickets but the visitors eased to 90-3 in 26.1 overs.

Doncaster currently lie sixth in the standings.

They travel to Driffield on Saturday and host league leaders Yorkshire Academy on Bank Holiday Monday.

The White Rose youngsters have a nine-point lead at the top of the table.