South Yorkshire League: Tickhill go fourth and conquer

Tickhill's Nicky Page is bowled by Stephen Johnson.
Tickhill's Nicky Page is bowled by Stephen Johnson.

Tickhill continued their promising early season form with a thrilling 12-run win at struggling Wath.

The hosts appeared to be on course for their first win of the campaign but some excellent bowling turned the game on its head and sent Tickhill up to fourth in the South Yorkshire League Championship table.

The visitors were made to fight all the way at Moor Road.

Tickhill batted first and were all out for a well below par 131, with Shawn Dyson collecting 3-30 and Shawn Hopkins 3-18.

Wath looked on course for victory at 71-3 in reply.

But good bowling from the in-form James Stuart, who took 4-38, and Alex Rowland (3-8) restricted the home side to 119 all out.

The result leaves win-less Wath just one place and point above bottom side Coal Aston, while Tickhill are eight points adrift of the leaders, Whitley Hall.

After both teams flexed their batting muscles last week there was a surprisingly low scoring encounter at St Peter’s Drive between Conisbrough and Darfield. Conisbrough batted first and the innings was in dire straits at 28-5.

Sri Lankan Arosh Janoda added an excellent 51 to enable a final total of 133 all out.

The damage was caused by Michael Topp with 4-59, Daniel Waldron with 3-42 and Josh Gillies with 3-31.

Darfield had the same difficulty when their turn to defend came and half the team had returned to the pavilion with the score at 43-5.

Charlie Kay had contributed 34 when he became the next wicket to fall and, although Liam Marshall (27) fought to the end, Darfield were all out for 99.

Man of the match Janoda claimed 4-32 and Oliver Jackson continued his good form by collecting 4-60.

Conisbrough lie seventh in the table.