Rotherham Town top dogs with their 300

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ROTHERHAM Town’s Division One side had the honour of being the South Yorkshire League’s top scorers.

They punished the Conisbrough attack for 300-6, with Dave Mitchell hitting an unbeaten 92, Kevin Heavey 62 and Jon Plater 54no. Conisbrough were dismissed for 211, Lee Johnson making 51.

That total was just in front of Whiston’s 291-5 in the Premier Division against Houghton Main who were all out for 140. For Whiston, opener Andy Tomlinson hammered 101, Scott Jones 53 and teenager Ant Lancashire 50.

Knocks of 67 from Alex Fletcher and 62 from Jaco Castle steered Whitley Hall to 267-7 against Barnsley, 183-9, whilst leaders Treeton remained out in, making 194 before whipping out Wath for 58, Umaid Asif snapping up 5-28.

Humphrey Emery struck 59 in Hallam’s 163 at Elsecar who went on to win by six wickets, Jason Meadows 56.

Aston Hall got rid of Darfield for 140, Uzman Azeem 6-59, and replied with 143-7, Carl Tiler 53no.

Lawrence Browse, 78, and Dave Rodgers 52, put on a second wicket stand of 100 for Coal Aston as they set a 209-5 challenge for Wickersley who met it well, a partnership worth 122 between Haider Jahangir, 76no, and Andy Harrison, 62no, carrying them to victory at 215-6.

There were three century-makers in Division One, Norton Woodseats’ Majid Salim hitting 102 in the nine-wicket win over Tickhill, Collegiate’s Jonny Yudall hitting 129 in the win at Shiregreen, and Norton Oakes’ Alex Hughes slamming 105no in the home win over Elsecar B.

Players, officials and supporters of Premier Division club Whitley Hall will be paying final tribute this week to their President Stan Cave.

Stan, aged 85, who died at his Ecclesfield home after a short illness, had been president for the past ten years, and in his earlier days, played for Whitley as an all-rounder, and also included Old Firparnians among other cricket teams he played for in his career in the Sheffield area.

The funeral service for Stan, whose son John was also a fine all-rounder with Whitley and is now club chairman, is at Grenoside Crematorium on Friday, August 17, at 1.15.