EARLY-season leaders Askern Welfare suffered a crushing defeat against Hatfield Town in their All Saints Indoor Cricket League clash on Sunday.
Following on from the previous week, when Town posted the highest competition total, their all-round aggressive approach was too much for this season’s newcomers.
Town totalled a modest 115 for 5 thanks to John Severns’ blistering 36 not out after a good opening partnership from Andrew Cutts (25) and Chris Liddle (28).
Ellis Meek impressed with the ball with a commendable return of 2 for 16, but Welfare’s reply never got going as they were bowled out for 38. Severn completed a good all-round performance with bowling figures of 2 for 3.
Newcomers Maltby MW recorded their first win of the campaign with a convincing victory over a depleted Warmsworth team.
Liam Parker (50 not out) hit his side’s highest individual score so far with Paul Pendle contributing a majestic 39 in Maltby’s 130-5. For Warmsworth, there were two wickets apiece for youngsters Connor Doherty (2 for 26) and Andrew Finley (2 for 20).
The size of the task was to much for the young Warmsworth team as they closed on 66 for 3 with promising junior Aaron Horsfield ending unbeaten on 25.
Rossington Main surpassed the highest competition total from the previous week when they amassed 158 for 2 against Parklands. Alex Rowland top scored with 47 not out and he received good support from Scott Wood (25 retired not out), Jack Eusman (26 retired not out) and veteran Roy Nelson unbeaten on 24.
Parklands were never in the hunt despite a valiant knock from Mark Duncombe (25 retired not out) as their innings closed on 63 for 2.
Doncaster Town recorded their first win of the season against Hatfield Main, with James Dobson recording the best batting performance thus far with a masterful innings of 59 not out.
His big knock helped his side reach their highest total of the campaign against (129-4). Ryan Capstick also continued his fine form with the bat ending on 25 not out.
Main were never up with the run chase despite experienced Mel Bellamy’s knock of 27 not out as his side closed on 72 for 4, Scot Exeley was Town’s wicket-taker with a bowling return of 2 for 17.