Town get off to winning start
PREMIER Division aspirants Rotherham Town got off to a winning start in a close South Yorkshire League contest against Mexborough at Clifton Lane.
At Clifton Lane newly promoted Rotherham Town B entertained Mexborough and came out winners in a close contest.
Town were put in and opener James Wadsworth batted well for 43.
The mainstay of the innings was Rotherham skipper David Mace, who smashed 11 fours in his 88—made in just 100 balls—as Rotherham set a target of 203—9.
Ryan Tingle took 3—41 and Steven Honeyman 3—54 for Mexborough.
In response, the ageless Joe Pratt opened with 37 and skipper Tingle raised his side’s victory hopes with a cultured 73, which included nine fours and a six.
But the innings stalled after Tingle's departure and they fell short on 191-4.