Elsecar fail to cash in as Foster strikes

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Last season’s South Yorkshire Senior League Premier Division champions Elsecar looked set for victory when dismissed Whitworth Cup winners Treeton for 169,.

But they failed to take the opportunity of upsetting the Washfield Laners, and slumped to 124 all out after a shocking 3-4 start, with most of the damage done by star all-rounder Steve Foster, 4-13.

An unbeaten 84 from Shaajhan Younis steered Wickersley to 236 before opponents Whiston closed on 191-8, Andy Tomlinson hitting 64 against his former team.

Whitley Hall had nine wickets to spare after passing Houghton Main’s 114, Alex Fletcher cracking 62 for Whitley, while Barnsley were pleased with their winning 217-9 against Coal Aston, 102.

Hallam only made 104, but skittled guests Darfield for 60,and Aston Hall followed Wath’s 182-7 (Sam Drury 85, Mike De Vrye 50) with a winning 186-5 (Rohan Pooley 6.

Rockingham’s Mark Wilkinson hit 108 in the Division One win over Thorncliffe, and Thorncliffe B’s Jitesh Thammisetti slammed 132 in the Division Four win over Kexborough B.