South Yorkshire League: Sprotbrough boost survival hopes

Sprotbrough dismantled relegation rivals Darfield at Melton Road to boost their Championship survival hopes.

Monday, 5th August 2019, 10:50 am
Updated Monday, 5th August 2019, 11:52 am
Richard Belk, left, guided Sprotbrough to victory.

The hapless visitors were reduced to 17-6 after being asked to bat first.

Michael Threapleton (4-29), George Cowan (3-19) and Gordon Thomson (3-2) all ran riot as Darfield were eventually dismissed for a meagre 57.

Richard Belk was 32 not out as Sprotbrough completed an emphatic nine wicket victory which moved them eight points and three places clear of the drop zone.

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Conisbrough dropped into the bottom two after losing to Collegiate B at Abbeydale.

The visitors were invited to defend first and could only muster 119 all out. Opener Ali Ahmed top scored with 29.

The tormentors in chief were Satyam Verma with 6-42 and Tom Eldred with 3-23.

Collegiate reached their target for the loss of three wickets. George Bartlett opened with 45 and Joshua White was 33 not out.

Third bottom Wath are firmly in a relegation battle after a 79-run defeat at home to Rockingham.

Nazakat Khan (45) and Michael Denton (33) raised Rockingham’s total to 194-7. Shawn Hopkins bowled well to claim 4-43.

Rob Barlow (50) got Wath’s reply off to an encouraging start but the hosts collapsed from 78-1 to 115 all out.

Khan claimed 5-25 and Jordan Hanson took 3-32.

Warmsworth consolidated their place at the top of Division One with a ten wicket victory over Thorncliffe at Common Lane.

The visitors elected to bat first but could only muster 113 all out. Thomas Brown top scored 51, while Jack Rogers claimed 3-19 and Limar Pierce snared 4-39.

Openers Andrew Haywood (39no) and Kieran Lumley (59 no) guided Warmsworth to their 12th league win of the season.