Cricket: Ben Bailey South Yorkshire Division Two round-up

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It was a one-sided contest between Rotherham town B and Maltby at Muglet Lane, writes James Beachill.

Maltby batted first but could only muster 83 all out.

Kevin Green top scored with 26. Luke Staveley took four for 29 and Matt Watson with five for 20, created havoc amongst the Maltby batsmen.

Rotherham town’s first wicket added 80 with Alexander Staveley failing to make his ground at 49. Jonathan Allen saw matters to conclusion with 31 not out for a eight wicket victory.

Other results

Warmsworth 156 for 1 Bradfield 155 for 9

In the promotion tussle at Common Lane, Warmsworth came out victors by nine wickets over Bradfield. The visitors batted first and Howard Mee scored 38 and Bill Green 51 in their total of 155 for nine. Tom Hyde took three for 26 for the hosts.

Andrew Haywood and youngster Connor Doherty (42) added 93 for the first wicket. Haywood was 64 not out and skipper Chris Hadley 29 not out when the winning runs were scored.

Sheffield United B 189 Phoenix 190 for 3

Phoenix got back to winning ways with a seven wicket victory over Sheffield United at Bawtry Road. Sheffield United scored 189 all out thanks to 34 from youngster Mustafa Hussain and 73 from Mohammed Saad. Zaf Rashid took three for 60 and Tom Arnold four for 22.

Phoenix opener Christopher Longley produced an exquisite knock of 119, supported by 38 not out from stumper Ben Machin.

Oughtibridge 250 for 8 Elsecar B 155

At the Memorial ground, Elsecar B suffered a setback from their promotion hopes after losing to relegation threatened Oughtibridge. The hosts batted first and opener Joe Boyden scored 59, Glen Mitchell, 35 and skipper Matthew Tyers 55 in their total of 250 for eight. Elliott Evans took five for 61.

In reply opener Adrian Meadows scored 33 but Elsecar’s innings finally closed at 155 all out. Timothy Pearce took three for 23 for Oughtibridge.

Aston Hall B 248 Wickersley B 249 for 7

In the local Derby at Green Lane Aston Hall B batted first and scored 248 all out against Wickersley B. Steve Ward opened with 31 and Kieren Gray hit a spectacular 88, including 15 fours and two sixes. Tom Shephard took three for 83 and James O’Connell proved Wickersley’s best bowler with five for 37.

Wickersley’s openers left with just nine runs between them and the innings looked out of sorts at 86 for five.

Youngster Jack Roberts was still in possession and he combined with Luke Shiel (44) in a stand of 87 runs for the sixth wicket. Roberts steered Wickersley to victory with an excellent 125 not out and a boundary count of 19 fours and two sixes. Wickersley won with five overs and three wickets to spare

Whitley Hall B 163 for 5 Doncaster Town B 161 for 8

At Baxter field Doncaster Town B batted first against Whitley Hall B. Chris Silvester opened and carried his bat through the innings for 56 not out. Youngster Joseph Colley supported with 38 as Doncaster totalled 161 for eight Biswick Kapala took four for 42. Whitley Hall’s innings began disastrously with both openers back in the Pavilion without scoring. The chase began in earnest when youngster Joshua Dobson added 61 and James Ahmed followed up with 52 not. Whitley won by five wickets, with three overs to spare.