Charlie Allen knock helps Doncaster Town to comfortable home triumph

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DONCASTER Town put home advantage to good use in their Solly Sports South Yorkshire Cricket Alliance Division Three game against Forgemasters.

Town won the toss and elected to bat, making 160-6 on the back of useful knocks by Charlie Allen (42) and Gareth Horrocks (41), Martin Stavely taking 3-34).

Forgemasters were 112 all out in reply, Liam Emmott (36) and Martin Stavely (35) scoring the bulk of their runs. Joseph Colley (3-17) and Carl Woodiwiss (3-21) shared six of the wickets to fall.

Adwick-on-Dearne were skittled out for just 30 by Nisar Ahmed (4-14) and Ithshaam Akram (3-4) at home to Doncaster rivals Eden Grove.

Grove cruised to an eight-wicket victory.

Handsworth WMC 195-7 (Muhammad Ayiz 86no, Ashley Naseby 40, Aashley Bagshaw 24) racked up 195-7 at home to Parklands, for whom Justin Parker took 3-42.

Parklands (Justin Parker 26) reached 61 in reply.

Brodsworth Main had no answer to a superb 8-33 spell by John Otter and were 50 all out at home to Sheffield United, who knocked off the required runs for the loss of two wickets.

Tinsley’s decision to insert Division Two rivals Wath paid off as they scraped a one-wicket win. Jordan Watson (48no), and Gareth Roebuck (29) hit the bulk of Wath’s 125 all out - Vackaas Shah bagged 5-15. Gurvinder Jhalli (68 no) and Satwant Jhalli (30) starred with the bat in Tinsley’s reply, Whitlam taking (3-18).

Telecom Sports 179-9 (James Hauge 41, Steven Walton 43no, Matthew Oldfield 29, Neil Cadman 23no) beat Forgemasters by 75 runs. Steven Bell (4-25) and Jeffrey Wilks (3-30) bagged seven of the wickets. Forgemasters were dismissed for 104 (Paul Gregory 35). Neil Cadman (3-16) and Sheraz Nasir (3-13) did the damage with the ball.

High Green 150-7 (Daniel Naylor 40, Jack Myers 25) beat Caribbean by 11 runs. Jack Myers (3-8) and Rob Steer (3-27) shared the bowling honours.