West Bretton CC fielded the oldest side in their history on Sunday. 

There were three players who are older than 70 and only 20-year-old George Naylor was younger than 45, while the average age was 57. 

They defended 131 by skittling Barnsley Sunday League Division Two visitors Upper Haugh for 94.  Bretton were 69 for nine but their last-wicket partnership was worth 62. 

Darren Crossland was the only home batter to make more than 15 with 59 not out off 44 balls including eight fours and three sixes. Adie Miller then took five wickets and Melvin Wood claimed three. 

Steve Knowles, who played in the game, said: “We were short for this fixture so ended up recruiting some oldish guys who hadn’t played for us for a while. It was an old boys’ reunion of sorts. 

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“It was tremendous performance from us old gits. We didn’t drop a catch and fielded very well.”