South Yorkshire League: Gosney gets Doncaster Town over the winning line at Darfield

Alex Gosney
Alex Gosney

Doncaster Town stayed in pole position in the South Yorkshire League Championship following a nervy one wicket win at Darfield.

In a rain-affected contest, Town were indebted to tailender Alex Gosney whose unbeaten 36 saw them reach a revised target of 125 with just one wicket remaining.

Darfield took to the crease first and totalled 125 all out in 43.2 overs.

Carrying his bat was opener Haider Jahangir with 52 and he was supported by fellow opener Alex Morris with 31.

Duncan Heath took his tally for the season to 25 wickets with yet another five-wicket haul, claiming 5-13 off 13 overs. Ex-Darfield player James Ward also took 2-8.

In reply Doncaster were in disarray at 47-6 but scrambled home with the last pair at the wicket.

Gosney kept his cool, while Australian Sam Rowley contributed 20.

Ryan Sharp, with 4-21 off 13 overs, Syed Hassan (3-41) and Ben Jenkinson (2-46) ensured a nerve-jangling finale.

n Doncaster’s second and third teams got started but the weather got the better of them.

The seconds, unbeaten in Division Three, hosted Fishlake and the visitors posted 142-9. Doncaster reached 25-1 before the heavens opened.

The thirds travelled to Coal Aston and reached 44-2 before the rain ended the game.

n Conisbrough knocked Doncaster Town out of the South Yorkshire League T20 Cup at Town Field on Sunday to reach the quarter-finals.

In a game reduced to 16 overs per side, the visitors totalled 139-2 thanks in the main to 73 from Travis Cresswell.

Doncaster fell eight runs short with Heath impressing at the top of the order with 57.