Brodsworth junior Ellis hits four sixes in an over

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EDEN Grove were stumped by Forgemasters in Solly Sports South Yorkshire Alliance Division One.

Opener Ray Dunning, who put on 40 for the first wicket with skipper Craig Bond, and No 3 Anthony Cator, who hit a top-score 41, were the mainstays of Grove’s 114-8 after they had elected to bat.

The home side knocked off the runs for the loss of five wickets. Cator and Ashley Grace taking two each.

Adwick-on-Dearne dropped down to fourth after suffering an 85-run defeat at Scholes.

Home opener Michael Brook’s first ever century (105) helped his side make 230-5 and served to set the visitors a challenging total.

Opener Simon Askew (35), No 3 Jonathan Hood (24) and No 4 Rob Horton (24) gave Adwick a solid start but once they had gone wickets fell at regular intervals and they were all out for 145 in the 34th over.

Hampole & Skelbrooke held on to second spot in Division Two despite featuring in a tie with third-placed Wickersley thirds.

Put into bat, Hampole were all out for 176 with opener Kevin Beresford hitting 10 fours and a six in his 69. No 3 Tim Wright weighed in with 35, including seven fours.

Beresford (4-35) was the pick of the bowlers in Wickersley’s reply of 176-9.

Hatfield Main continue to set a scorching pace in Division Three after beating Parklands seconds by 68 runs for their fourth straight win.

Main were dismissed for 152 with skipper Mel Bellamy cracking six sixes in his 33, and No 5 Andrew Stuart making 59.

Jonathan Lodge (4-17) and Eric Hibbling (3-39) were the pick of the Parklands’ attack.

Opener Reg Strawbridge (31) was the only batsman to pose any problems for the Main attack, well led by Jeff Dinsdale (5-27) and junior Adam Berriman (4-8) in the Parklands reply of 84 all out.

Adwick-le-Street seconds remain routed to the foot of the table after a nine-wicket defeat at high-flying Treeton.

Only junior opener Matthew Eades (10) and No 7 Neil Eades (16) reached double figures as Adwick were skittled for 50 by a 6-23 haul by Mike Trench.

Treeton knocked off the runs in less than 15 overs with opener Geoff Reed hitting a chanceless 31 not out with his new bat.

Adwick-on-Dearne seconds were on the wrong end of a four-wicket Division Four defeat at home to Forgemasters seconds. Put into bat, Adwick made 143-7 (skipper Rob Gamble 29, No 7 Martin Fisher 26, and junior opener Tom Farmer 22.

No 3 Martin Stavely made a hard-hitting 65 to steer Forgemasters to 144-6 (Gamble 2-26).

Brodsworth Main thirds slumped to a six-wicket defeat at home to Shiregreen thirds.

The highlight of Main’s knock of 115 all out was a top-score 35 by junior tailender Ellis Robinson, who hit four sixes in one over.

Opener Martin Bagnall (20) and junior Daniel Kellock (21) both chipped in with supporting knocks.

Eden Grove seconds, for whom junior Daniyal Asghar (21) was the only batsmen in double figures, were skittled out for just 49 away to Sheffield United fourths. United knocked off the runs for the loss of one wicket in 17 overs.