South Yorkshire League: On song Morley guides Conisbrough to victory

Cricket stock photo. Cricket ball against boundary  rope. (d14051261)
Cricket stock photo. Cricket ball against boundary rope. (d14051261)

Nick Morley continued his excellent early season form with the bat to guide Conisbrough to an eight wicket win over Shiregreen.

Morley, an off-season recruit from Doncaster Town, carried his bat for 74 to see his side ease past Shiregreen’s total of 163.

The visitors did well to post such a target after their innings was in disarray at 73-7.

Zulfiqar Ali (33), Asif Khan (25), Sohail Mohammed (27) and Abdul Latif (21no) helped the total up to 163 all out.

Jonathan Redfern, another addition from Doncaster, took 3-43.

Scott Lowe opened with 34 and Morley hit 11 fours and a six in his unbeaten 74 as Conisbrough recorded their second win from three in Division One.

Wath are emerging as the Premier Division’s surprise package and have a five-point lead at the top after beating Whitley Hall to secure their third successive victory.

Wath invited their opponents to defend first and the innings was stuttering at 34-3.

A fifth wicket partnership between South Africa Jaco Castle (33) and Jim Tasker took the score to 104-5 before the innings eventually closed at 148 all out. Tasker carried his bat for 49.

Derek Mitchell removed the Whitley middle order by taking 3-52 and Rob Barlow tidied up the tail with 3-37.

Wath were not without problems and the innings struggled to 89-5. At that point 15-year-old Harvey Wootton joined opener Mitchell and the duo were still in possession when the winning total was reached.

Man of the match Mitchell was 62 not out and Wootton 26 not out.

Tickhill are struggling to adapt to life in the Premier Division and tumbled to their third straight defeat at the hands of Coal Aston at Alderson Drive.

The home side were invited to defend first and skipper Ashley Fiddler opened with 32, while Nicky Page continued his early season steadfastness with 46 to help his side post 199 all out.

Reece Shutt took 4-53 and Liam Johnson 3-32 for Coal Aston. And it was the same combination which provided the basis for Coal Aston’s victory. The pair added 78 runs for the fourth wicket, at which point Shutt left for 59.

Johnson remained unbeaten on 45 as Coal Aston got home with two wickets and two overs to spare.