Solid batting keeps Main in title hunt

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ROSSINGTON Main kept up the pressure on leaders Hatfield Town with a convincing win over Brookhouse in the All Saints Indoor Cricket League at the Ian Wilson Community Sports Village on Sunday.

All the front line Main batsman made good contributions with Stewart Groves leading the way with 29. He was well supported by team-mates Alex Rowlands (27), Scott Wood (26) and James Needham (25), who all retired not out as they totalled 132-2.

Brookhouse were never up with the run rate and rarely looked like reaching their target - only Jonathan Gorman making any impression with 25 not out in their knock of 71-4 . Veteran Roy Nelson claimed 2-13.

Hatfield Town overcame fellow title contenders Barnby Dun with another emphatic victory that keeps them two points in front of their closest rivals.

Chris Liddle (37 retired not out) continued his rich vein of form and he was given good support from Adil Nasim, who grafted for his 24.

Dun's Jay Horne claimed two wickets of the wickets to fall.

Hopes of good knocks by Barnby Dun's opening pair failed to materialise as they lost an early wicket. That in turn but extra pressure on the remaining batsman and they closed on a disappointing 72-5.

Warmsworth got back to winning ways against bottom club Hatfield Main with a 28-run victory due to their middle order batsman Tom Whitaker (42) and Amit Kundra (27) setting the tone of the innings that set their opponents a challenging target of 117 for victory.

Needing 117 to win, Main made a steady start with an unspectacular opening partnership between Andrew Stuart (27) and Andrew Teasdale (25). But it never looked like being enough faced some accurate bowling from the Warmsworth attack.

Brodsworth Main conceded their match against Parklands.

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