Tickhill defeat league leaders

Tickhill beat the wet weather and inflicted a first defeat on runaway South Yorkshire League Championship leaders Hallam.

Wednesday, 25th May 2016, 5:00 am
James Stuart put in a man of the match performance for Tickhill.

Torrential rain brought the majority of games in the region to an early halt but by then Tickhill were already celebrating an emphatic 108-run win against the early pacesetters.

James Stuart starred with bat and ball for the Doncaster club - scoring 45 and then snaring 4-7.

Hallam invited their hosts to bat first and enjoyed early success with both openers leaving with just two runs between them.

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Skipper Ashley Fiddler ground out another defiant innings and formed a partnership with Stuart, with both of them scoring 45 before they were dismissed.

With 29 from Aaron Haycock and 26 from Dominic McGough, Tickhill hoisted their final total to 191-9.

Mark Williams caused Tickhill problems and finished with an excellent return of 5-35.

Hallam found the conditions more difficult and could only muster 83 all out in reply.

Australian Daniel Babula removed the openers to claim 2-44, McGough ripped through the middle order with 4-31 and Stuart finished the job with a four-wicket haul of his own.

Elsewhere in the Championship, Conisborough were in difficulties at St Peter’s Drive against a rejuvenated Houghton Main side looking for their third successive success.

Conisbrough had reached 132-7, with Sri Lankan Arosh Janoda on 37 not out, when the deluge descended.