Foster can’t prevent Treeton loss

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Treeton, last season’s Premier Division champions and Whitworth Cup winners, had an early setback when they travelled to take on former champions Elsecar at Armroyd Lane.

Despite star man Steve Foster hitting 83, and Scott Cunningham adding 50, the Washfield Lane club could only post 212.

And, although Foster then took 5-46, Elsecar won with five wickets to spare.

Jason Meadows slammed 101, aided by Daniel Rafiq who hit 47.

Whitley Hall, the Yorkshire Council’s KO champions and Black Sheep Champions of Champions winners, were held to 180-7 by guests Wickersley.

Chris Siddall hit 52 and Jaco Castle added 40.

Whitley then shot out the visitors for 124, Jordan Lowe striking 45.

Whiston were off to a good start with Andy Tomlinson cracking 71 of their 245.

That was too many for Aston Hall who scored 173, despite Amir Riaz contributing a vital 72.

Hallam batted strongly to reach 275-3, with Nick Dymock smashing 98 and teenager Harry Bliss contributing 73.

Mark Williams remained unbeaten on 47.

Hallam then bowled out Houghton Main for just 100, with James Chetwood returning excellent figures of 5-51.

Norton Oakes closed on 208-9, opener Andy Firth blasting 72, against Coal Aston.

Liam Johnson took 6-48, all of his six victims clean bowled.

Aston replied with a winning 209-4, with opener Dave Rodgers belting 119.

Johnson then showed his prowess with the bat, with a useful 33 not out.

After being bowled out for just 114 at home to Upper Haugh, with Samit Puri takking 5-22, Wath weren’t too confident of victory.

However Mark Barlow’s 5-17, aided by Rob Barlow’s 3-7, saw the away side skittled for just 45.