Cricket: Title chasing Wickersley ease to comfy victory

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Wickersley kept up the momentum in their Premier Division title-chase with a convincing win over Norton Oakes. The Northfield Road men closed on 230-7, Muhammad Naveed 64no, then rushed out the guests for 71.

Most games were interrupted by rain and bad light, but Treeton didn’t give the weather time to stop their game at Wath, skittling the hosts for 58 and easing to 59 without loss. Whitley Hall only made 144, Jaco Castle top bat with 60, at home to Aston Hall, the visitors coming off at 76-5.

Elsecar had eight wickets in hand after passing Upper Haugh’s 103. Coal Aston got rid of Houghton Main for 145, Ben Sutton hitting 51no, with four wickets each for Liam Jonson and Nick Horsfield, and replied with 146-6. Kexborough’s Adam Wiles put in a claim for all-rounder of the day, slamming an unbeaten 103 in his team’s 213-1, then taking 3-39 as guests Wath B closed on 193-7. Doncaster Town C raced to 300-1, day’s top total, at the Mexborough ground, Mark Lockwood hammering 112, Matt Green adding 96no and Andy Jessop 83, the hosts not disgraced with their 226-7.