South Yorkshire League: Tickhill boost promotion hopes by brushing aside Collegiate B

Promotion-chasing Tickhill notched their fifth straight league win by brushing aside Collegiate B at Alderson Drive.

Wednesday, 27th July 2016, 5:00 am
Andrew Rennison starred with the bat for Tickhill.
Andrew Rennison starred with the bat for Tickhill.

Opener Andrew Rennison carried his bat for 91 before a remarkable bowling performance from Alex Rowland and Josh Court skittled the visitors for just 53.

Second-placed Tickhill batted first and, although most of their side had difficulties with the pitch and conditions, Rennison produced an immaculate performance.

His knock included ten fours and a six to get the hosts up to 172-6.

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Ben Fielding bowled well for Collegiate, claiming 4-31.

Collegiate’s innings began well and their opening partnership added 40 before a wicket arrived.

The breakthrough came when Rowland and Court joined the attack. And in an incredible sequence of events, the duo went on to take all ten wickets for 13 runs.

Rowland finished with 5-17 and Court 5-11.

There was a run-fest at Conisbrough where Wath consolidated third spot in the Championship.

Wath skipper Rob Barlow (59) and William Cooper (62) added 79 for the second wicket.

The aggression came from South African Shawn Dyson who dominated the Conisbrough bowling with a massive 151 not out.

This was achieved in a mere 68 balls and with an incredible boundary count of 11 fours and 14 sixes.

His knock also included scoring 40 in one over – thanks to a no ball.

Wath closed on 329-5.

Conisbrough looked to be heading for a sizeable defeat at 58-3.

Nathan Smith though blasted his way to 77 and participated in a stand of 172 runs for the sixth wicket with Stuart Coleman, who smashed his way to 71 from 46 deliveries.

Coleman left with the score on 259-5 as Conisbrough eyed a shock win.

However, Smith departed shortly afterwards and the tail surrendered as Conisbrough were bowled out for 282, short by 58 runs.

Jack Whitlam took 4-34 for Wath.

In Division One more than 500 runs were scored at Melton Road and still Sprotbrough and Shiregreen could not be separated.

Gordon Laidlaw (75) and Ben Lyons (45) helped the hosts post 254 all out.

Shiregreen slumped to 66-7 but Ali Asghar hit 119 not out to take his side to the brink of victory before the final wicket went down with the scores level and three balls remaining.

Division Two high fliers Warmsworth stayed hard on the heels of Wakefield, who occupy the second promotion slot, by beating Wath B at Moor Road.

After Wath posted 107, Liam Marshall guided his team home with 39 not out.