ELSECAR secured an astonishing win in their T20 group with both opening batsmen hitting unbeaten centuries in a ten wicket triumph.

Overseas star Samarpit Joshi led the way with 116 off 64 balls which included 17 fours and four maximums.

Not to be outdone, Peter Hadfield smacked eight sixes and nine fours as he made it to 106 off just 53 deliveries.

It got Elsecar past the whopping 223 set for them by Tickhill with three balls to spare with Joshi hitting back-to-back boundaries to win the game.

Elsecar captain Bilal Anjam said: “The lads gave it a real whack and showed their class.

“I am really proud of the lads.

“The result is typical of the league in that things happen that you don’t expect. That shows you the quality.”

Elsecar were beaten in their other T20 match with a 67 run loss against Whitley Hall but will still be confident ahead of their big game away to neighbours Barnsley Woolley Miners this Saturday.

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Elsecar can put more distance between themselves and the Shaw Laners with victory after they won in the league on Saturday and Barnsley suffered a narrow defeat.

Barnsley fell to a final over loss away at Doncaster Town.

A knock of 52 from Sheryaar Ali had helped Barnsley to 180 for nine from their 50 overs.

Doncaster got to the target with three balls to spare and with six wickets down.

Elsecar bowled Whitley Hall out for 153 to secure a 16-run win.

Oliver Blackburn’s bowling proved pivotal as he took six for 51. He also top-scored with 27.

Anjam added: “Both teams are at the lower end and have had disappointing starts. We want to get the 12 points on the day. I am sure it will be a typically fiery match.

“I have been saying all season that we have got to be ruthless and that winning is contagious but so is losing. We want to make it three wins from three in the league.”

Barnsley’s skipper Liam Johnson added: “They are down there with us and we know that the next three weeks are going to be massive for us in the dogfight.

“If we can get three wins then we are building momentum, if not then we’re in bother.

“We know we are capable, we have just lost a bit of confidence.

“Saturday was a bitter pill to swallow. I think we lost a bit of belief at a key time because we got into a winning position.

“We got rid of their two dangermen but then missed a couple of half chances that we needed to take.

“It was a tough one to take.”