South Yorkshire League: Warmsworth power their way to another win

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Warmsworth powered their way to a fourth straight win at Coal Aston in Division One of the South Yorkshire League.

The hosts batted first and Elliot Tye top scored with 71 in their total of 196-9. Tommy Hyde took 4-53.

With three 250+ scores in their first three matches, Warmsworth’s strength is in their powerful batting and Saturday provided further proof of this as they demolished the Coal Aston attack and romped home with 20 overs and five wickets to spare.

The start was inauspicious as both openers were back in the pavilion with just a single run to show for their efforts.

Todd Saxelby was then joined by Ruben Minnaar and they put on 85 for the third wicket.

Saxelby was out for 83 from just 49 balls, with a boundary count of 14 fours and three sixes, but Minnaar stayed until he had reached 68 and Warmsworth were within touching distance of victory.

Sprotbrough lost a high scoring encounter at Norton Oakes but remain well placed in the early standings in fourth.

Batting first the visitors must have fancied their chance after amassing a sizeable total of 261-8.

Richard Belk opened with 61, Jonathan Scaife added 47 and stumper Tom Kaye was 44 not out at the close.

Chris Baker took 4-61 and Paul Revill 3-76.

In reply Paul Revill (57) and skipper David Revill (64) took the score to 125-1.

James Thomson then added 34 before Zabe Javed took them to the brink with 33.

Norton reached their target with three wickets and 11 balls to spare.

Jake Wigney took 5-68 for Sprotbrough.

Mexborough remain in the bottom three in Division Two following a 69-run defeat at home to Monk Bretton.

Craig Heppenstall top scored with 46 not out to help the visitors up to 224-5 from their allotted overs.

Ryan Tingle made 60 for Mexborough in reply but the innings closed on 150-9.

Tickhill B also find themselves in the wrong half of the table and suffered a convincing 158-run defeat at Treeton B in their latest outing.

Martin Court claimed 3-62 for Tickhill but the odds were stacked against them after Treeton posted 253 all out.

Only Paul Shepherd (38) and Matthew Kilvington (21) offered any resistance as the Alderson Drive men were skittled for 95.

Doncaster Town B lead the way in Division Three after they made it three wins from three at Barnsley Woolley Miners C.

The hosts thought they were in the game after restricting Doncaster to 141-9 but Warren Graca’s 4-21 was the highlight as Barnsley were dismissed for 96.