Doncaster Town move another step closer to ECB Yorkshire South Premier League return

Graeme Attenborough
Graeme Attenborough

Doncaster Town moved another step closer to promotion thanks to a dominant 111-run win at Rotherham Town.

The Town Field club, seeking an immediate return to the ECB Yorkshire South Premier League, need four victories from their remaining seven matches to confirm their return to the top flight.

After running out easy winners at Clifton Lane they now have a 22-point cushion to third placed Elsecar.

On a wicket wet Doncaster compiled a total of 205-6 thanks to 30 from Duncan Heath, 31 from Sam Rowley and 50 not out from Graeme Attenborough.

Luke Staveley claimed Rotherham’s best figures with 3-26.

In reply the Rotherham batsmen were bamboozled by the Doncaster attack.

Captain Luke Townsend took 3-13, Sam Rowley claimed 3-21 and James Ward chipped in with 2-1 to help dismiss the hosts for a meagre 94.

Wath’s promotion hopes suffered a setback as they went down by 79 runs at home to the team occupying the second automatic promotion spot, Whiston Parish Church.

An excellent 50 from skipper Danny Kemp and and impeccable 72 not out from youngster Ahmad Abdullah saw Whiston reach 225-6.

Skipper Rob Barlow led Wath’s attack with 3-49 but was dismissed with the first ball of the innings following tea.

Despite 33 from fellow opener James Barnard, Wath could only muster 146 all out.

Lewis Brealey took 3-38 and Andrew Tomlinson came on at fourth change to scupper Wath’s chances with 5-41.

n Doncaster Town B remain well placed for promotion from Division Three following a 63-run win at home to Barnsley B.

Warren Graca (79) and Jack Zuurbier (59) helped Town post 190-5 from their allotted overs.

Spinners Jospeh Colley (5-34) and Graca (3-34) then took control as Barnsley struggled to 127-9.

Fifth-placed Town lie just three points behind Silkstone, in second, with a game in hand.