Treeton Fell Rivals To Seal League Title

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Treeton clinched their eighth South Yorkshire League Premier Division crown on Saturday, with victory over guests Darfield at Washfield Lane.

Treeton rushed out Darfield for 117 and won with six wickets to spare - but not without giving their supporters a scare when they were two wickets down with only eight runs on the board!

Scott Cunningham was 36 not out for Treeton CC 1st XI before the game v Aston Hall CC 1st XI was stopped due to bad light

Scott Cunningham was 36 not out for Treeton CC 1st XI before the game v Aston Hall CC 1st XI was stopped due to bad light

Muhammad Attari and Steve Foster had bowled out the visitors before Treeton recovered from their poor start to reach 119-4,

Chris Cobb, 50no, and Scott Cunningham, 37, restored sanity for Treeton, whose last Premier Division title was in 2012.

They first appeared as a top side with their hat-trick of victories from 1991 to 1993.

Whitley Hall, hoping for a Treeton defeat, finish in second spot, answering Wickersley’s 230 with 231-5 (Neil Longhurst 69, Jaco Castle 43).

The Whitley attackers were Jim Tasker, 5-69, and Castle, 4-60. Elsecar saw off guests Coal Aston for 203, Liam Johnson cracking 103, with Andy Ivill bagging 5-56 for the Armroyd Lane hosts, who could only manage 145 in reply. Reece Shutt was the best of the Aston bowlers, with a haul of 5-81.

Hallam had Tickhill back in the pavilion for 102, to win by five wickets, and Whiston were eight-wicket winners at Norton Oakes.

The hosts fell for 204, Dave Revill 59, Alex Hibbert 45, and Whiston eased to 205-2, thanks to Steve Taylor (102) and Joe Fletcher (50). Wath made 172-8 at home to Aston Hall, who won with nine wickets in hand (Matt Cartwright 86)

Conisbrough were high-scorers of the day, opener James Duran hitting 136 of their 308-2 against Wath in Division One.

The guests replied with 287-8, Nick Purcell hammering 118.

Top bowlers of the final day were Sprotbrough’s Tim Braithwaite, with 7-28 in the win over Worsbrough, and Frecheville’s Danny Mines, with 7-30 against Conisbrough.

In the Yorkshire League cup final yesterday, Yorkshire Academy sealed a historic double by beating Barnsley. The Academy won their first Yorkshire League title this term.