Town’s youngsters stump up a second victory

THE young Doncaster Town side look to be getting to grips with the indoor concept after they recorded a second successive win in the All Saints Indoor Cricket League, beating much fancied Hatfield Town by one wicket.

Hatfield’s batsmen were a little out of sorts at the start of their innings but the in-form Chris Liddle steadied their nerves with a patient 27 with his side closing on a modest 80 all out. James Dobson took 2-13.

The Town Fields club set off badly and lost an early wicket. But leading scorer Dobson (20) added to his bowling performance when helping to lay a firm foundation with Amit Kundra (35 not out). Kundra then joined forces with Lewis Hildreth (12) to steer his side to an exciting win despite Richard Platt (3-13) producing the best bowling performance in the league this season

League leaders and defending champions Rossington Main were given a real fright by last season’s wooden spoonists Hatfield Main and had to settle for a three-run win.

Scot Wood (29 retired not out) was the top scorer in Main’s modest 92-4 and as he was given good support by Alex Rowlands (17) and Stewart Groves (15).

Seasoned campaigner Andrew Stuart (22 not out) led Main’s spirited reply, receiving good support firstly from Neil Purvis (13) and then Darren Freebury (17 not out).

Askern Welfare got back to winning ways with an emphatic five-wicket victory against an under-strength Warmsworth team.

Only Mark Shanks (27 not out) and Matthew Spurr (18) reached double figures for the Common Lane outfit as they closed their innings on 86-5 (Josh Gillies 2-13) Jeff Morton (29) and Gareth Williams (25) both retired not in Askern’s winning reply of 87-1,