Still plenty to do

Steady hands: Doncaster Town stumper Matthew King watches the ball home before going on to make 64 runs as his side took a big step towards promotion against Barnsley. Picture: Andrew Roe.
Steady hands: Doncaster Town stumper Matthew King watches the ball home before going on to make 64 runs as his side took a big step towards promotion against Barnsley. Picture: Andrew Roe.

DONCASTER Town Seconds must beat promoted Conisbrough on the final day of the season this weekend to land a place in Division One of the South Yorkshire Senior Cricket League.

Victory for Conisbrough at Bradfield Seconds secured their place in Division One next term.

And Town took a major step towards joining them there with a comfortable win over relegated Barnsley Thirds.

The youthful Barnsley side batted first with Mohammad Saad top scoring on 43.

Lewis Brown, Aiden Hall and Alan Lockwood each claimed two wickets for Town as they restricted Barnsley to 141-7.

Town’s response was fairly comfortable with opener Luke Sykes and stumper Matthew King laying the groundwork with 31 and 64 respectively.

The target was reached with six wickets and 11.3 overs to spare.

With Norton Woodseats and Thorncliffe both just two points behind Doncaster and only two promotion spots available, a win over Conisbrough is the only way to guarantee a top three place.

For more from the South Yorkshire Senior Cricket League see this week’s Free Press, out now.