Garnham’s 90 helps Aston Hall to victory

Cricket 'Whiteley Hall v Wickersley 'Gareth David kneels low as he bats
Cricket 'Whiteley Hall v Wickersley 'Gareth David kneels low as he bats
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Aston Hall, now firmly established in the South Yorkshire Senior League Premier Division, added the scalp of Elsecar to their belts, overhauling the guests’ tally of 240-8 with knocks of 90 and 73 from openers Jon Garnham and Samrat Sharma. Earlier, Luke Townsend, 68, and Brett Hunsley , 50, had batted well for the losers.

Champions Whitley Hall rushed out Wickersley for 139, opener Gareth Davis hitting 62, and went on to win by six wickets, match-winners Tom Fletcher, 5-38, and Alex Fletcher, 55.

Treeton were comfortable victors, containing Whiston to 131-9, and knocking off the runs for one wicket, Steve Foster 62no and Danny Kemp 59no.

Hallam posted a 235-8 total at Houghton Main, Richard Neal cracking 76, but Houghton took a maximum with their 236-2 reply, given a cracking start by openers Larchie McKenna, 104, and Steve Secker, 89.

Wath proved too strong for hosts Barnsley, James Barnard slamming 79 of their 220-8, the Shaw Lane men never close, at 105-7.

Bradfield met with another defeat at Rockingham ground, only mustering 124, Joe Barker 51, the Rocks answering with 125-4. Shiregreen’s 277-7 against Wickersley B made them top-scorers in Division One, Liaquat Ali hitting 72 and Aslam Hyat 61, but high-scorers of the day were Division Three side Coal Aston B, who reached 322-5, against Rockingham B, Simon Mintoft blasting 152 and Brett Pickford 120.

Whiston B’s Pete Hayes, who blitzed the Norton Oakes B attack for 157, and then took 7-67, but Pete was on the losing side, his team’s 245 just short of Oakes’ 252-9.