Doncaster Town remain on course for final but win-less Tickhill suffer agonising defeat

Tickhill suffered an agonising one wicket defeat at Wickersley Old Village to remain without a win in this season’s Jack Bland Trophy.

By Staff reporter
Monday, 31st August 2020, 6:31 pm
Mark Cummins’ runs were not enough for Tickhill.
Mark Cummins’ runs were not enough for Tickhill.

Alex Rowland’s men could not have come closer to breaking their duck at Northfield Lane on Bank Holiday Monday despite putting only 127 on the board.

Wickersley slipped from 88-3 to 120-9 – leaving the visitors on the brink of a morale-boosting win in this year’s truncated ECB Yorkshire South Premier League season.

However, they were denied by the home side’s final pair Jonathan Allan and Charlie Harrison, with the latter rubbing salt into Tickhill’s wounds by hitting a six to get his team over the line.

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Tickhill also suffered an eight wicket defeat at home to Appleby Frodingham on Saturday.

The visitors restricted Tickhill to 118-8 in their 40 overs, with Paul Hilton, Kieran Lindley and Kieran Watson taking two wickets each.

Only opener Mark Cummins offered significant resistance, contributing 34.

Visiting skipper Matt Fowler steered his side home with 13 overs to spare with an unbeaten 66 off 63 balls.

Saturday’s game between Doncaster Town and Treeton was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Eastern group leaders Town enjoyed a narrow eight run win at Appleby Frodingham on Monday to remain on course for the September 19 final.

Bilal Anjam (57) saw Town up to 146-7 before the hosts slipped to 138 all out. Robert Heyes and George Cowan each claimed three wickets.