Doncaster bid to go to top

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THE All Saints Indoor Cricket League title race still hangs in the balance after both leading contenders had contrasting victories.

Leaders Hatfield Town’s latest win came courtesy of their opponents, Warmsworth, conceding, whilst Doncaster Town had a comfortable win over Hatfield Main.

Darren Freebury (21 not out) top -scored for Hatfield Main against some tight bowling from the Doncaster Town youngsters in his side’s total of 66-3.

Town’s in-form batsmen made light work of their target with James Dobson (16 not out) and Scott Exeley (23 not out) leading the way.

Town’s game in hand, against Rossington Main, is next up and a win would see them take over at the top.

Maltby MW got back to winning ways after last week’s defeat when they successfully defended their modest total of 70 for 3 against Parklands.

Liam Woodward (20) top-scored and continued a very good first season with the bat. He was well supported by Liam Parker and Phil Fletcher, who both scored 13 runs.

Defending such a modest total Maltby set about their task with some accurate bowling backed up with enthusiastic fielding.

The match was in the balance throughout as Parklands tried in vain to knock off the required runs - falling five runs short of their victory target. Richard Miller top scored with 17.

Barnby Dun just about killed off Rossington Main’s hopes of retaining the title when recording an emphatic win. There were good contributions from the top-order batsman as Dun posted a very impressive total of 127 for 2. Stuart McPhee (41 not out) continued his fine form with the bat as he and his fellow team-mates Phil Decent (28 not out), Jay Horne (25 not out) and Scot Walker (24) put Rossington to the sword.

Main made a good start to their reply thanks to the consistent Joel Evan (20) and Scot Wood (14), but once they had had been dismissed their victory target was never within reach.