Jaco is the King of the Castle again for Whitley

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South African Jaco Castle is worth his weight in gold to Whitley Hall - and he was once again Man of the Match as Whitley rushed out guests Aston Hall for 128 and eased to a seven-wicket triumph.

Jaco claimed 6-53 and then hit 43 for the Ecclesfield side.

Hallam enjoyed their home clash with Whiston.

Their 281-8 was the highest team tally in the Premier Division, thanks to a superb knock of 156 from opener Nick Dymock and 41 from Mark Williams.

Steve Taylor bagged 5-53 for the guests, who closed on 213-8, Andy Tomlinson blasting a fine 103.

Champions Elsecar made 198 (Jason Meadows 48), and had visitors Darfield on their way home for 179, Ali Khan slamming 83, with Shahid Rana returning 4-47 for the Armroyd Laners.

Wickersley had seven wickets to spare after passing Norton Oakes’163, their match-winners Haider Jahangir, 5-34, Muhammad Naveed, 3-48, and Matt Burton, 61.

Treeton’s 259-7 was too many for Coal Aston, 200-8.

Scott Cunningham, 73, and Danny Kemp, 70, batted well for the Washfield Lane club, while Aston’s stars were Laurence Browes, 62, Nick Horsfield,42, and Elliott Tye, 4-41.

Wath’s Derek Mitchell was the all-rounder of the day.

His 4-63, coupled with Rob Barlow’s 4-60, sent Tickhill back to the pavilion for 189, and his opening 96 steering Wath to victory at 191-6.

Houghton Man provided only other ton-up man of the day in their Division One game at Upper Haugh.

Tahir Nawas cracked 118, with 17 boundaries, in their 272-5 total, Haugh then dismissed for 135.

Doncaster Town couldn’t have had high hopes when they were rushed out for 81 by Bradfield in Division Five, Phil Clark doing the damage with his 5-25, but Bradfield were skittled for 67 by a 7-16 effort from Alan Stoves.