Yorkshire League: Doncaster Town comfortably defeat Sheffield Collegiate

Graeme Attenborough
Graeme Attenborough

Doncaster Town moved up to ninth in the Yorkshire ECB County Premier League after a comprehensive seven wicket win over Sheffield Collegiate.

Lewis Brown took five wickets and skipper Alex Gosney claimed four as Collegiate collapsed to 109 all out.

Graeme Attenborough’s knock of 41 not out, including eight boundaries, helped Town secure their fourth complete win of the season.

Gosney managed to dismiss both Collegiate openers as he restricted them to 32-2, before Brown got in on the act, claiming the prize wicket of William Root for 22.

Brown was quickly on a hat trick as he clean bowled Alex Patmore upon arrival at the crease, before Gosney took the troublesome Simon Guy for 23.

That wicket signalled something of a Sheffield collapse, as the next four batsmen all departed for single firgure scores, Brown taking his tally to four, and Gosney adding a fourth to his haul.

Luke Shutt (13) and Thomas Eldred (13 no) steadied the ship somewhat before Luke Townsend took the final wicket, leaving Town with a target of 110.

Collegiate sensed they were in with a chance at 10-1 when Town opener Rhys Mann was caught out for eight, but fellow opener Gareth Cox ensured stability with a knock of 33, before giving way to Attenborough.

Attenborough then hit a quickfire 41 off 23 deliveries, and hit the winning runs with Felix Odell (15no) to give Doncaster a comfortable win inside 17.3 overs.

Town host bottom of the league Hull this weekend at Town Fields as they look to record back-to-back wins.

Barnsley and Rotherham met at Clifton Lane as the top two in the division.

Top of the table Barnsley set Rotherham a big target of 325 to leapfrog them at the top of the table.

And Rotherham had got off to a good start, finding themselves at 72-1 in the 19th over, before rain meant that the game had to be abandoned.

n Fishlake, seven points clear of the drop zone, slipped closer to the top tier trap door in Pontefract League Division One after they suffered a four wicket loss at the hands of Old Sharlston.

Opener Josh Yeaman’s knock of 54 helped Fishlake post 143 all out.

Sharlston lost both openers cheaply but their middle order wrapped up the win for the loss of six wickets.