BIG hitting Mick Donson may be careful where he parks his car in future. His dad certainly will be!
When Wickersley cricketer Mick smashed a quickfire 44 against Whitley Hall, he included in it four big sixes.
One of them narrowly missed his own car - but, unfortunately, smashed through the windscreen of his dad’s which was parked next to it.
The cars, repaired windscreen and all, will be at Whiston tomorrow where Wickersley are the visitors in the South Yorkshire League.
Whiston are the early leaders of the Premier Division and have an interesting newcomer in opening bowler Jafa Nazir who took six wickets in the beating of Coal Aston last week.
Andy Tomlinson, who made 1,240 runs last season, is up and running and made an unbeaten 44 last week. Two of the ‘big’ teams, Elsecar and Treeton meet at Armroyd Lane.
Champions Elsecar have to shake off the memory of last Saturday’s batting debacle when they were all out for just 51 in the defeat at Wath.
They’ll probably reflect on the corresponding weekend 12 months ago when they batted poorly at Hallam and lost. But they still ended up winning the title!
Treeton, lying second to Elsecar’s third, will want to make a sterner challenge this time and with Steve Foster - who topped the division’s bowling averages last year - certain to be among the wickets again, they should be in contention. He helped himself to six in last week’s demolition of Darfield.
Top bowling last week was the seven wicket haul from Wath’s Paul Wilkinson which routed Elsecar and Wath are on their home track again tomorrow.
Aston Hall are the visitors and they secured their first win last week despite making only 94, It was enough as Usman Azeem took 5-7 to help rush out Hallam for just 64.
Elsewhere Whitley Hall - ahead of Sunday’s EBC National Club Championship game at home to Chesterfield - entertain Houghton Main, it’s Darfield v Hallam and Coal Aston v Barnsley.