Lee ton knocks the steel out of Forgemasters

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A SUPERB unbeaten 108 by No 3 Rob Lee, who hit 17 boundaries, laid the foundations for Adwick-on-Dearne’s 118-run Solly Sports South Yorkshire Alliance Division One win at Forgemasters.

Replying to Adwick’s 220-5, the Sheffield side were bowled for 102 - junior Daniel Morton grabbing 4-29.

Eden Grove posted a 100-run win over Kilnhurst Colliery seconds.

Grove made 208 with Keith Laler jnr hitting 59, Craig Bond 31 and Richard Champion (29). The home side were all out for 108 with Ashley Grace, Lee Chipp-Smith, Anthony Cator and Tim Buckle taking two wickets each.

Hampole & Skelbrooke survived a late scare to collect a one-wicket Division Two win at Greenhill, who made 211-5 (Matt Jenkins 70 not out).

Openers Kevin Beresford (28) and Tim Wright (50) got the visitors off to a solid start with No 4 Steve Paish (44) and No 5 Steve Vickerage (45 not out) continuing the good work.

Harworth suffered a 65-run defeat at home to Wickersley thirds. An unbeaten 83 by opener and skipper John Lazenby was the highlight of Wickersley’s 175-9. Jeff Dickinson, Mike Davies and Aaron Botterill all picked up a couple of wickets.

Harworth had little to offer in reply after openers Richard Bartle (39) and Simon Davies (16) had departed and they were all out for 110.

Hatfield Main posted a six-wicket Division Three win over visiting Wath fourths.Wath had no answer to a 5-7 haul by Mel Bellamy and a 4-12 spell by Jeff Dinsdale and were all out for 47 in 19.3 overs.

Andrew Moores (20 not out) steadied the ship at 17-3 in Main’s reply of 48-4.

Parklands seconds coasted to a resounding 159-run win over visiting Scholes seconds.

A 4-26 haul by Eric Hibbling helped Parklands dismiss the home side for 97.

Parklands had earlier made 256-3 on the back of some useful knocks by openers Cory Deere, whose unbeaten 77 included 13 fours, and Reg Strawbridge (34), No 4 Jonathan Evans (49) and No 5 junior Patrick Strawbridge (39 not out).

Denaby & Cadeby registered a 12-run Division Four win at Brookhouse seconds.

Put into bat, the visitors were made to struggle for their 108 all out and their match-winning total owed much to 56-run fourth-wicket stand between James Davis (31) and Alexander Diggles (24) and a late 20 by junior tailender Josh Sinclair.

A 6-23 spell by Lee Ogley helped put the skids under Brookhouse (96) when they replied.

Eden Grove seconds beat Doncaster rivals Adwick-on-Dearne seconds by four wickets.

Five of their batsmen were dismissed without scoring after Adwick decided to bat first, only opener Chris Gamble (28) making much impression in their knock of 85 all out. Umar Ali took 5-4 in six overs and junior Idris Khan (4-26).

Grove recovered from a poor start - their top four batsmen contributing just 12 runs between them - to claim victory with just over two overs to spare thanks to the efforts of No 5 Alan Howitt (28 not out). Robert Gamble took 2-18.

Brodsworth Main thirds lost out by four wickets away to Sheffield United fourths.

Liam Gilland (55) was the mainstay of Main’s 130 all out. Nick Pownall had earlier taken 3-27 in United’s knock of 171-7.