Aston move into fourth

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SOUTH YORKS PREMIER

Aston Hall 158

Darfield 148

AT Green Lane Aston Hall moved above the more fancied teams into fourth place after a narrow win over bottom of the table, Darfield.

Aston Hall lost the toss and were asked by Darfield to bat first.

Marshall Pooley opened up with a solid 22, Scott Hibbett (21) and Matt Sheppard (23) were the only other Aston scorers to get into the 20s, but Carl Tiler returned to the Green Lane outfit, which added extra depth to the order and on his return he scored a well earned 40 before getting a excellent delivery from Irfan Mirza (3 for 61).

Darfield’s overseas star, Tahir Maqsood, took the limelight with the ball, bowling a very economical spell of 13 overs and securing 5 for 31.

Darfield’s skipper Hadfield got them off to a steady start with a score of 27 before being caught behind.

The game eventually hung on a innings from Simon Potter who grafted well for a score of 43.

Darfield were poised to claim their first earned point of the season with just 24 runs needed, but two wickets fell at this point including Potter and the game swung back in Aston’s favour as Darfield were bowled out for 148, short by 10 runs. Asadullah Butt put in a good performance to claim 4 for 30 for Aston.

DIVISION TWO

Warmsworth 130 for 8

Aston Hall B 132 for 4

WARMSWORTH faced Aston Hall B at Common Lane.

The hosts batted first with opener Andrew Hayward scoring 31.

Daniel Oades was run out when he had reached 32 and the Warmsworth innings closed at 130 for eight.

Sigel Walker took 3 for 34 for Aston.

In reply Craig Caswell opened with 33 and Aston achieve their task with six wickets and four overs spare.