South Yorkshire League: Warmsworth move into promotion spot

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Warmsworth moved into a promotion place in Division Two of the South Yorkshire League with a four wicket win over Oughtibridge.

Oughtibridge elected to bat first and got off to a poor start at 14-2.

Skipper Matthew Tyers hit 45 and Adil Naseem 35 as they reached 156 all out.

In reply Warmsworth’s stumper Craig Grice opened with 52 to lay a good base for victory.

Warmsworth won with four wickets and 16 overs to spare.

Ashley Statham took 3-29 for the visitors.

Maltby gave themselves breathing space at the bottom, beating Sheffield United B by two wickets.

United batted first and, thanks to 74 not out from Jacob Heseltine and 65 from Danuka Hettarachchi, who together added 126 runs for the fourth wicket, they mustered a total of 198-5.

Liam Woodward took 4-36 for Maltby.

The home team’s response was centred around a partnership of 92 for the fourth wicket between Andrew Green (69) and Dave Clayden (47).

In a tense finale Maltby had four balls and two wickets to spare when they crossed the finish line. Victory moved them five points clear of the drop zone.

Division Three leaders Sprotbrough continued their all-conquering season with an eight wicket win over Upper Haugh B at Melton Road.

Upper Haugh batted first and the innings looked to be heading towards an inevitable conclusion at 28-6.

Youngster Ben Wiles took up the cause with 37, aided by Jack Workman with 25, as they added 63 runs for the seventh wicket.

Haugh were all out for 109. Tim Braithwaite (3-26), Michael Threapleton (3-24) and Jacob John (3-26) impressed with the ball.

Sprotbrough needed two wickets and 21.5 overs to secure the win.

Kieren Lumley scored 47.

Tickhill B’s promotion hopes suffered a blow following their 62-run defeat at the hands of Penistone.

Penistone batted first and lost both openers with the score on nought. Duncan Richards scored 66 and Callum Lee was 54 not out as Penistone’s innings closed at 190-5.

Michael Richardson took 3-36.

Fifth-placed Tickhill could only muster 128 all out in reply.