Tickhill secure their first win in ECB Yorkshire South Premier League

Tickhills David White is pictured on his way to 121 against Barnsley. Photos: Dean Atkins
Tickhills David White is pictured on his way to 121 against Barnsley. Photos: Dean Atkins

Tickhill recorded their first ever win in the ECB Yorkshire South Premier League at the fourth time of asking with a 72-run triumph at home to Barnsley Woolley Miners.

The Alderson Drive club were indebted to South African David White who continued his impressive start to the campaign with a superb century.

Ashley Fiddler

Ashley Fiddler

Victory moved Tickhill out of the relegation zone and ended their wait for a first league victory following last season’s promotion to the top tier from the South Yorkshire League.

Tickhill batted first and their supporters were treated to an imperious knock of 121 from their overseas player White who recorded 13 fours and three sixes in the process.

Skipper Ashley Fiddler supported with 36 in an opening stand of 97 and James Stuart followed with 42 in a second wicket partnership of 87.

Tickhill recorded a total of 250-8 from their 50 overs.

David White

David White

Barnsley’s response saw them lose their first two wickets with 15 on the scoreboard.

The brought together stumper David Hunt and Beck Frostick who both scored 48 to add 97 runs for the third wicket.

There was little to follow, however, and the visitors were eventually all out for 178, short by 72 runs.

Tickhill’s opening strike bowlers of Atif Sheikh (4-51) and Stuart (3-48) shone with the ball.

Tom Barnett also chipped in with 2-55, while Edward Ellis only bowled two overs but claimed the important wicket of Hunt.

Tickhill have an opportunity to build on their win when they go to Hallam B, who they are level on points with, on Saturday.

Aston Hall and Sheffield and Phoenix United now occupy the two relegation places.