South Yorkshire League: Treeton closing in on top-flight title

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Treeton, who last won the South Yorkshire Senior League’s Premier Division crown in 2012, look good value to lift their eighth crown this season.

On Saturday, they punished the Whiston attack for 317-4.

Star man Steve Fost

er hit 98, with Greg Norton adding 78no and Danny Kemp 49.

Whiston were then rushed out for 160, and it could have been worse for the guests after they were reduced to 13-6.

Number eight batsman Pete Wilson helped them avoid a complete embarassment, cracking a valiant innings of 95.

Reigning champs Elsecar had five wickets to spare after passing Tickhill’s 175, in which James Stuart hit 63 and Steve Reid 46.

Elsecar wickets were shared by pace bowlers Iftikhar Afzal, 5-29, and Shahzad Rana, 4-48.

Opener Ainsley Swallow struck 66 for hosts Elsecar.

Darfield came in at 180-9, Ali Khan top bat with 41, then sent back Hallam for 136, Khan grabbing 6-38. Wickersley had eight wickets in hand after overhauling Wath’s 154, in which Derek Mitchell made 50, and Muhammad Naveed took 4-50.

Wickersley batsmen Shahjaan Younis, 61no, and Richard Harrison, 51no, shared a partnership worth 110.

Whitley Hall were also eight-wicket victors, stopping Coal Aston at 213-8 (Laurence Browes 90 and Dave Rodgers 42).

Jim Tasker grabbed 6-55 for Whitley, who responded with 214-2, Neil Longhurst 95no, Matt Milburn 41 and Jaco Castle 37no.