Doncaster Town’s indoor triumph

League KO winners: Barnby Dun receive their awards from Maurice Gilliatt (back, third left) - from left back are:   Phil Decent, Jay Horne, Stuart Macphee; front: Josh Oades, Phil Day and Michael Fell. Pictures: Steve Taylor
League KO winners: Barnby Dun receive their awards from Maurice Gilliatt (back, third left) - from left back are: Phil Decent, Jay Horne, Stuart Macphee; front: Josh Oades, Phil Day and Michael Fell. Pictures: Steve Taylor
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DONCASTER Town were the toast of the All Saints Indoor Cricket League’s third annual presentation evening at the town’s Club 39.

One of three newcomers to the league, the Town Fields club took the honours despite losing both opening games.

They went on an impressive 14-match unbeaten run to claim the title from defending champions Rossington Main.

Main looked to be well placed to retain the title at the halfway stage of the league, but they seemed to lose their way after representing the Doncaster League in the Yorkshire Area finals at Headingley in February and it was left to 2009-10 champions Hatfield Town to provide the main threat to Town.

Town’s hopes of the double, however, were dashed by Barnby Dun, who were well served by skipper Jay Horne and opener Stewart McPhee in the KO Cup final.

The other two new teams, Askern and Maltby, contested the KO Plate final with a top score 26 by Askern’s Jeff Morton proving in vain.

Doncaster Town’s James Dobson lifted the batting award for most runs in a season after posting a total of 393 from his 15 knocks.

Team-mate Ryan Capstick, who scored 275, was his nearest challenger among the other eight players who totalled more than 200 runs.

Richard Platt (Hatfield Town), Horne and Cory Deere (Parklands) shared the most wickets award - all claimed 10 victims. Dobson claimed a second batting award after making the highest score of the season with 60 not out. The Town star also posted the second top score (59no).

Horne and Philip Fletcher (Maltby) were the joint winners of the best bowling performance award. Both returned figures of 3-6.

Town stumper Capstick won the inaugural fielding award after recording a stumping and making 11 catches and being involved in four run-outs.

Yorkshire Cricket Board committee member Ian Cotterhill and South Yorkshire Cricket Alliance chairman Maurice Birkett presented the awards. Mr Gilliatt praised the efforts of league organiser Ashley Bootham.

Bootham said that if the league, based at the Ian Wilson Community Sports Village in Rossington, could attract another three teams he would look at running a two-division competition next winter.