Nine centuries in cricket league

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South Yorkshire Senior League batsmen took advantage of benign weather to rattle up the runs, three teams topping the 300 mark and nine players making centuries.

Former Premier Division champions Elsecar were the highest scorers with 347-7 at home to Coal Aston (126-9) with Ainsley Swallow cracking 119, Rob Jones 63, Danial Rafiq 58 and Glenn Yates 55.

Treeton powered their way to 335-4 at Whiston, Scott Cunningham slamming 126 and Danny Kemp 114, the guests going from 70-2 to 332-3, before Whiston replied with 252-7, Andy Tomlinson 72.

Wickersley kept their championship race alive with 254-4 at Wath, Khurram Javed striking 66, with half-centuries from Shahid Hussain and Shaajhan Younis , before Wath were rushed out for 66.

Michael Brown’s 132 steered Houghton Main to 287-5, visitors Upper Haugh closing on 227-7.

Whitley Hall were convincing winners at home to Hallam, Jaco Castle hitting 87 of their 200-9. Hallam were dismissed for 129, Nick Dymock 41, Jim Tasker taking 5-30 against his former team-mates.