Barry‘s last-ball four clinches it for Barnby

Sprotbrough CC 1st X1: Back row, from left, Gordon Laidlaw, Adam Kaye, Michael Threapleton, Ben Lyons, Tim Braithwaite and Andy Ward; front, Bob Edmundson, Stuart Laidlaw, captain Andy Fairclough, James Harris and Tom Pepper.          Picture: Steve Taylor
Sprotbrough CC 1st X1: Back row, from left, Gordon Laidlaw, Adam Kaye, Michael Threapleton, Ben Lyons, Tim Braithwaite and Andy Ward; front, Bob Edmundson, Stuart Laidlaw, captain Andy Fairclough, James Harris and Tom Pepper. Picture: Steve Taylor
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BARNBY Dun ended a three-match losing run in Pontefract and District League Division Two with a last-ball victory over Hatfield Town.

With the scores tied, Barnby’s Barry Smith struck a winning four off the final delivery as they overhauled Hatfield’s 214-7 that featured 70 by Nick Page.

Scott Walker (80) led Barnby’s scoring and Phil Decent (3-39) was their best bowler.

Sprotbrough achieved their first home win this season by beating Whitley Bridge by two wickets.

Tim Braithwaite (3-21 from 10 overs) and Dave Carr (3-27 from eight) bowled out Whitley for 141 and Tom Kaye struck 54 and Stuart Laidlaw 30 as Sprotbrough knocked off the runs.

Askern collected maximum points for the second successive game by crushing Hemsworth who were skittled for 43 by Gareth Williams (4-7), Andrew Lunn (3-13) and Josh Gillies (2-21). In reply, Joe Simpson finished unbeaten on 31 as Askern coasted to an eight-wicket win in 13 overs.

Fishlake improved their chances of avoiding relegation from Division One with their first win in seven league games when they pipped Featherstone by seven runs.

Chasing Fishlake’s 213-5 that featured 85 by Josh Mason and an unbeaten 37 by Major Singh, Featherstone needed 16 runs for victory off the final over but managed only eight and closed on 206-8. Fishlake’s Matt Windass claimed 4-56.

Thorne Colliery climbed to third in Division Three with their third straight victory when Mark Walton (4-22), Mazhar Mir (3-5), Chris Head (2-14) and Carl Walton (1-21) toppled West Bretton for 66.

Kerry Bissell hit 32 as Thorne eased to a six-wicket win that put them level on points with Sykehouse who lost to Hensall.

Replying to Hensall’s 245-5, Sykehouse managed only 175-9, despite Phil Townsend’s 51 and Andy Edwards’s 44.

Second-placed Thurnscoe Institute are 10 points adrift of leaders Yorkshire Main after losing by 65 runs to Sandal.

James Ashcroft (38) and Don Whitehurst (3-38) were Thurnscoe’s best performers.

Brodsworth Main won a low-scoring game at Allerton Bywater thanks to Jon Robinson (6-32).

Division Four strugglers Fishlake A, Bentley Colliery and Bullcroft Main all lost. Bottom side Fishlake were bowled out for 64, chasing Knottingley’s 203-6.

Stephen Denton’s 6-53 and Matthew Vicerage’s unbeaten 41 were in vain for Bullcroft in an 87-run defeat against Stainborough A.

James Butterworth (66) and Martin Brown (44) guided Bentley to 190 at Hundhill Hall but the home side went on to an eight-wicket success.

In Division Five, Barnby Dun A won by seven wickets at Pledwick but Sprotbrough A lost by 70 runs at Whitley Bridge A.

Division Six promotion contenders Thurnscoe A and Hatfield A collected maximum points against Sandal A and Wombwell Main A respectively. Askern A remain one point behind Division Seven leaders Wakefield Thornes after beating Hemsworth by one wicket.

Lowly Brodsworth Main A achieved a 17-run victory against Yorkshire Main A.

Fenwick’s Division Eight promotion hopes were dented by a 68-run defeat at Garforth A.

Bentley A beat Stanley Falcons A by 40 runs but Sykehouse A lost by five wickets at Notton A.