AS the Ashes began it was Wath actually cheering on their Aussie contingent as they got an important win at Darfield.

The five wicket win lifts them above the drop zone and victory was led by their men from Down Under.

Overseas talent Jayden Vince put the accelerator down in the run chase with the Tasmanian smacking 72 off just 56 balls.

He was ably assisted by fellow countryman James Barnard who scored a patient 48.

Darfield had been removed for 206 with Michael Bates taking four for 46 and Jack Whitlam the timely removal of dangerman Spencer Lavender for 85.

Cawthorne were also away victors in a derby match as they bowled Barnsley Woolley Miners 2nd XI out for 205.

Methusan Thilina took five for 51 and Liam Wiles top-scored with 73 in their 223 for eight.

Houghton Main won by five wickets against Sheffield Collegiate 2nd XI.

They chased 194 with Michael Brown (54) and Danish Hussain (55 not out) leading the chase.

Dylan Smythe’s five for 46 ensured he was the pick of the bowlers.