South Yorkshire League round-up: Tickhill open up with ten wicket win

Tickhill's Ashley Fiddler
Tickhill's Ashley Fiddler

Tickhill began their South Yorkshire League Championship campaign with a comprehensive win over Wath at Alderson Drive.

The Doncaster club hope to bounce straight back to the ECB Yorkshire South Premier League at the first attempt following last year’s relegation.

And they put down the perfect marker by easing to a ten wicket victory in their season opener.

Callum Stuart took 3-25 and Alex Rowland 3-21 to help dismiss Wath for 113.

Ashley Fiddler, with 47 not out, and new recruit Michael Jepps, with 42 not out, completed a routine victory in 34 overs.

Conisbrough felt the force of the rulebook as star man Gary Strephan arrived two minutes late for their home clash with Collegiate B and was unable to take his place in the team!

Reduced to ten men, Conisbrough put the visitors into bat and restricted them to 166 all out in just 29 overs. Oliver Jackson took 3-35.

The Conisbrough innings struggled from the beginning and only Arosh Janoda provided resistance with 30 as they collapsed to 76 all out. Robert Shaw claimed 5-30.

Sprotbrough’s first game in the top tier at Rotherham Town was postponed in bizarre circumstances.

Rotherham tweeted: “Unfortunately we have had to cancel Saturday’s home game against Sprotbrough at Clifton Lane because the rugby club - for reasons unknown to the cricket club - haven’t removed the media tower and advertising hoardings which restrict the boundary to less than the League rules.”

Warmsworth made a winning start in Division One at Upper Haugh - but it was a close run thing.

Ryan Pearson took 5-26 and Josh Matthews 4-23 to restrict the hosts 143-9.

Andrew Haywood made 62 for Warmsworth but they reached their target with nine wickets down and just 2.2 overs to spare.