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Local cricket round-up: Swaine top after low-scoring classic

Monday 2nd July 2012

Hoylandswaine went top of the Huddersfield Premier League as they won their 13th consecutive game in all competitions in remarkable
circumstances at home to Shepley.

Swaine looked certain to win when the superb duo of Michael Cranmer and Don Bandula took five wickets each to skittle the visitors for 75. But they slipped incredibly to 61 for nine only for the last pair to see them home.


Kexborough will play Hallam in the final of the Mick Savage Cup on July 29 after a comfortable victory at home to Bradfield in the last four. Hallam defeated Darfield despite five wickets from Tahir Maqsood.


In Division One of the South Yorkshire League, Rockingham first team moved out of the relegation zone with a thrilling one-wicket success at Tickhill.


The hosts made 177 for nine as Rock’s Richard Skipworth took five wickets and Love Kesh struck three times.

Rock then fell to 80 for five but Kesh (46) hit two fours and two sixes and as he shared a stand of 73 with captain Mark Wilkinson (35).


But they lost four quick wickets that left them on 170 for nine, only for the final pair snuck home in the penultimate over thanks to some of
Tickhill’s 22 extras and a huge six by Tom Smith.


In Division Three, Tom Goldsby-West hit an exceptionally century as Barnsley 3rd XI beat Sheffield Collegiate by 80 runs to move up to second in Division Three. Perry Youel took five wickets as Collegiate were skittled for 104 chasing 185.

Worsbrough Bridge bowled visitors Thorpe Hesley out for 55 in a comfortable victory. Paul Hardcastle and Thomas Peck took three wickets each for Bridge. They then struggled to 18 for four but recovered to win by five wickets
as Peck hit 19 not out.


In the Pontefract League, Andy Wood hit a match-winning century for the second week in a row as Darton defeated visitors Hensall by 77 runs in Division Three.

Wood smashed 119 not out and was supported by Oliver Birkin (58) as Darton made 190 for three. Hensall were then bowled out for 123.


More results in this week's paper.