South Yorkshire League: Conisbrough on verge of clinching promotion

Scott Lowe.
Scott Lowe.

Conisbrough can seal promotion to the South Yorkshire League Premier Division this weekend.

A win at home to Kexborough on Saturday will see the club’s elevation to the top flight - for the first time in their history - confirmed.

Conisbrough virtually sealed promotion with a 144-run win over Barnsley B at Shaw Lane last weekend.

The overwhelming victory sent the St Peter’s Drive club 17 points clear of third placed Collegiate with just three games left - and a maximum of 21 points to play for.

Conisbrough have came close to reaching the top flight in recent seasons, only to fall away during the closing stages.

But it would now take a cataclysmic collapse for them not to reach the Premier Division.

An opening stand of 78 between Matthew Barnes (57) and Scott Lowe (41) sent them on their way to victory over Barnsley’s second string.

Nick Morley added 33 to help his side up to 219-8, while Harsha Perara took 3-36 for Barnsley.

Barnsley’s innings was a disaster from the outset as they collapsed to 36-5 before they were all out for 75.

Man of the match Lowe took 3-14 with the ball.

Conisbrough joined the South Yorkshire League in 2011, winning the Division Two title at the first attempt.