EDEN Grove suffered a two-wicket Solly Sports South Yorkshire Alliance Division One defeat at Adwick-on-Dearne.
Put into bat, Grove made 144 all out with tailender Ashley Grace (21 not out) and No 5 Melvyn Bond (20) leading the way. Darren Snow bagged 5-22. Opener Simon Askew (39) and No 3 Rob Lee (47) laid the foundations for Adwick’s reply of 148-8. Tim Buckle (4-42) inspired a middle order collapse.
Hampole & Skelbrooke suffered a 90-run Division Two defeat at home to Wentworth. Hampole’s decision to put the visitors into bat failed to pay dividends as the Rotherham side amassed 234 all out. Junior Alex Beresford took 4-52 with brother James also weighing in with a three-wicket haul.
Openers Kevin Beresford (36) and Tim Wright (33) put on 70 for the first wicket when Hampole replied, but wickets went down cheaply at a regular rate after they had gone, and they were all out for 144.
Harworth Colliery beat Wickersley OV thirds by three wickets. Put into bat, the home side were bundled out for a modest 112 with Doug Hinton leading the way with a 4-21 haul.
Richard Bartle (19) and Simon Davies (23) gave Harworth a solid start with an opening stand of 40 in their reply with No 5 Jeff Dickinson weighing in with a top score 28. A superb 161 not out by No Andrew Moores, which featured 21 fours and six sixes, and a supporting 78 by opener Mel Bellamy which featured ten fours, were the highlights of Hatfield Main’s match-winning 284-3 dec in their 195-run Division Three win over Scholes seconds. Jeff Dinsdale grabbed 4-27 in Scholes’ reply of 89 all out.
Adwick-on-Dearne seconds posted a 73-run win over Brookhouse seconds in their Division Four clash. Openers Chris Gamble (25) and Robert Gamble (38), juniors Matthew Watson (43) and Conor Johnson (57) and No 6 Robert Hood (39) all contributed to Adwick’s 235-6. Robert Gamble (3-50) and Watson (3-11) shared six of the wickets to fall in Brookhouse’s reply of 162 all out.
Denaby & Cadeby lost by four wickets away to Sheffield United fourths. Batting first after winning the toss, Denaby made 180 all out with opener William Finney, hitting eight fours in his top score 46, Addison Coyne (39) and junior Ryan Oakley, who also hit eight fours in his unbeaten 38, also did well, Alexander Diggles took 3-31 in United’s reply of 181-6.