SEVERAL Barnsley Woolley Miners players were at Wembley on Monday and their captain believes they can learn from Barnsley’s performance against Sheffield Wednesday.
The Reds played for 70 minutes with ten men but conceded just before the League One play-off final was due to go to a penalty shoot-out, so lost 1-0.
Captain Beck Frostick, a Reds fan, said: “There were a fair few players and staff from the club down at Wembley, with a lot of photos on Facebook at pubs and bars. We also have a few Sheffield Wedneday fans in the team, it hurts me to say, so I am not looking forward to seeing them again. I will get a few pelters.
“We looked at how Barnsley were, with ten men, arguably the better team.
“Their fight, commitment and togetherness are all things we can bring to our game.
“We can learn from their mentality.”
Barnsley were bowled out for 128 chasing 221 against Appleby Frodingham.
They were 34 for seven then Oliver Jackson (46) and Harvey Round (43) shared a stand of 81.
Star batter Jake Weatherald missed the game through injury but is expected to return this weekend.
Frostick said: “It was very disappointing. It was a good pitch, their score was under par but the way we batted was embarrassing. Hopefully we have got one of our really poor performances out of the way for the season. Jake didn’t play but it’s no excuse. We had won two out of two without him this season.”
Barnsley have won two and lost two in the ECB Yorkshire Premier South this season, with three called off due to poor weather. They are eighth, 20 points off top, and are still hoping to launch a title challenge.
“The gap is not that much of an issue now cricket is getting played.
“Anyone can beat anyone. There are a lot of strong teams. We hope it’s just a blip and we can get back on track.”
Barnsley now visit Whitley Hall in the league on Saturday then face Harrogate in the K3 Dental Cup on Sunday, having reached the final of the the 40-over pink ball competition last season.
“We want another good run and to go one better. We got a bye in the first round which was nice.
“Harrogate have some good players, a couple of them played for Yorkshire
“If we don’t turn up, we will be disappointed again.
“We will prepare well and do extra sessions specifically for this competition.”
Elsecar won by 105 runs at home to Hallam. They were 73 for five but Tanzeel Ali hit 131 off 137 balls with 14 fours and four sixes to lead them to 293.
Hallam were bowled out for 188 with Moin Ashraf taking three wickets.