Cricket: Wickersley have Naveed to thank

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With the South Yorkshire League title race back in the balance, Wickersley will have to ‘win it’ again after their points deduction and they pulled off a remarkable win at Treeton thanks to a great performance from Mohammed Naveed.

He claimed 5-30 in Treeton’s 188-9 (Gareth Davis 58, Steve Foster 45) and with Wickersley seven down and in real trouble, he struck an unbeaten 52 to share a matchwinning stand with Jordan Lowe, 71no to reach 189-7.

Whitley Hall, back in the hunt again, chased down Whiston’s 215 (Andy Tomlinson 70, Scott Jones 55) with Jaco Castle 76 and Matt Milburn 68 in their 219-4.

Elsecar too have a title chance and had three wickets to spare after passing Houghton Main’s 169 (Tanzeen Ali 54). Aston Hall were nine-wicket winners after sending back Upper Haugh for 85 (Scott Hibbett 5-2).

Norton Oakes rushed out Wath for 92, with five wickets each for Abid Younas and Nathan Musselwhite, then eased to 94-4. Hallam saw off Coal Aston for 124 (Liam Johnsn 56, Neil Mountjoy 6-22) and cruised to 127-3 (John Hayman 65).

In Division One, Kexborough had two century-makers in Mike Jepps, 109 and Adam Wiles, 102 in their 242-1, Barnsley held on at 171-9.

Sheffield United teenager Lewis Hague hit 107 in the runaway win at Bradfield and Reece Sellars cracked 110 for Barnsley C but was on the losing side at Whiston B. As Phoenix B ran up 296-5 against Kexborough B, Mark Wright made 126no and Danny Morton 120.

n Rotherham Town won the local Yorkshire League derby overhauling Sheffield United’s 184 (Andrew Heron 39) for the loss of four wickets. Gareth Purshouse made 52, Chris Purshouse 44 and Jonny Allen 39no.

Collegiate were brushed aside by Yorkshire Academy by eight wickets after making 180 (Dan Walton 55) whilst Barnsley, 227-7 (Steve Nuttall 89) beat Appleby Frod, 107.

York clinched the title for a seventh successive season with a crushing win over Cleethorpes after making 325-3.