Adwick bowlers win the day

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PARKLANDS fell at the first hurdle of the Solly Sports South Yorkshire Cricket Alliance’s Billy Oates Cup, going down to a six-wicket defeat at home to Wath

The Doncaster side made 115-9 with Corey Deere 39 and Lee Cullingworth 26, sharing the batting honours. Stephen Johnson 3-5 and Mark Lumb 3-18 were the pick of the Wath bowlers.

Wath replied with 118-4 (David Haywood 55).

Kilnhurst, who put High Green in, overhauled their 72 all out with four wickets to spare.

Brookhouse made 163 (Thomas Green 47, R Jarvis 42 not out) after electing to bat with Darfield’s Mark Roebuck 3-23 and Warren Bird 3-36, both showing up well with the ball.

An unbeaten 92 by Joss Care, and a supporting 47 by Ryan Wake, saw Darfield to a match-winning 165-3.

Forgemasters piled up an impressive 231 (Steven Bell 50, Scott Biddles 45, Scott Foulds 42,) after electing to bat at home to Sheffield United, for whom David Marsden 4-18 and Andrew Turner 3-46 shone with the ball.

But it still wasn’t enough to beat the visitors as Andrew Turner 95, Dave Marsden 62 not out and Matthew Smales 34 steered them to 232-4.

Harley won the toss and put Scholes (Ian Lewis 25 not out) in and bowled them out for 111, Lee Pollard taking 4-38. Chris Ferris 25 and Neil Ainsworth 24, helped steer Harley to 112-6. Ortton took 3-33.

Brodsworth Main 96 (Daniel Harrison 3-16) suffered a 50-run defeat at Wickersley, who had earlier made 146 (Mark Glover 38).

Adwick-on-Dearne defied a 4-19 haul by veteran Mike Davies and a supporting 3-17 by Doug Hinton to reach a match-winning 119-7.

Harworth (Paul Burns 25) had earlier made 118 after being put in - Rob Lee 3-16, James Phillips 3-45 and Matthew Watson 4-23 doing the damage.

Treeton, who elected to bat, were bowled out for a modest 99 by Whitley Hall, for whom Joshua Singleton took 3-5. An unbeaten 21 by Joe Chatterton helped the visitors make make 100-5 in reply.