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Damien topping national rankings despite working full-time
BARNSLEY cyclist Damien Clayton is hoping to make history by finishing top of the national rankings this season despite working full-time. The Cawthorne man, who turns 32 next month, left his job as an architect in London in his mid-20s to become a professional cyclist. He said that he would retire in 2023 but, although he has stopped cycling full-time to work as an architect in Manchester, he has continued racing this season. Clayton has...
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Barnsley hope stunning cup win over York is season turning point
BARNSLEY Woolley Miners defeated York by eight wickets in the K3 Dental Cup which they are now hoping to win while believing the result can help take them out of their league relegation zone. York – one of the biggest and most successful clubs in Yorkshire – made 138 for eight off 30 overs then Barnsley won with 11.3 overs left as Owen Smith starred with the bat. Captain Liam Johnson said: “It was a...
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JUNIOR CRICKET: Stump and Hunsley star in victory for Elsecar
ELSECAR under 11s won by 54 runs at Darfield. Joe Stump took three for three and Archie Hunsley three for nine. Alex Kemp top-scored for Elsecar after Archie Shepherd did so for Darfield. Darton under 11s beat Silkstone. J Butterfield-Thornton made 28 off 18 balls for Darton with Silkstone’s H Scrivener taking two wickets. O Harris took two for three in Kexborough under 11s’ win over Mexborough. Cawthorne under 13s beat Barnsley Woolley by six...
Six Barnsley players in Yorkshire women’s squad for Twickenham cup final
SIX PLAYERS from Barnsley RUFC’s women’s team are due to play at Twickenham in a cup final for Yorkshire this weekend. The game against Surrey will take place at 5pm on Saturday at the national rugby stadium in London. A healthy contingent of players from the Shaw Lane club – who play in the second tier of club rugby in England – have helped Yorkshire reach the final. They are prop Beth Arnold, 25, full-back...
WOMEN'S CRICKET: Darfield win tight game at Elsecar Image
WOMEN'S CRICKET: Darfield win tight game at Elsecar
DARFIELD won by 14 runs at Elsecar in Division Three North. F Winstanley top-scored for Darfield. Elsecar also lost in midweek to Barnby Dun. A Kemp and H Dyson top-scored. Worsbrough Bridge beat Wombwell Main by ten runs. There were two wickets each for Worsbrough’s L Mulligan and Wombwell’s H Carnall. S Booker top-scored for Bridge. Higham won against Millhouses Work in Division One. Leah Burkinshaw top-scored then took two wickets with Rebecca Vernon taking...
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Three town teams due back in action this weekend
BARNSLEY rugby league teams are due back in action this weekend as they look to continue their good starts to the season. Dodworth MW are set to play again after a two-week break, at home to Birstall Victoria in Yorkshire Division Three. They are currently second, off top on points difference, after winning five of their six games so far. Dearne Valley Bulldogs are due to host Scarborough Pirates in Division Five. They have won four of...
Graihagh wins British fell running title
GRAIHAGH Turner won gold in the under 17 girls’ category at the British Inter Counties fell running championships. The 15-year-old from Penistone was representing Yorkshire in the event hosted by Rossendale Harriers. She won despite a nasty fall during which she sustained some scratches. Graihagh – who helped her county to silver in the team competition – is now due to represent England at the World Mountain Running Championships in Spain next week. She said:...
Two hundreds in quarter-final win
THERE were two century-makers for Hoylandswaine at Rastrick in the Sykes Cup quarter-final. Ben Kohler-Cadmore hit 101 for 59 balls with seven fours and seven sixes while Furqan Shafiq added 120 off 77 balls with 16 fours and five sixes. Chasing 247 off 30 overs, they won with 21 balls and two wickets left. Hoylandswaine also won by 74 runs at Scholes in the Premiership. Asif Iqbal (54) and Kamran Ghulam (75) were the only...
Burden carries bat with 182 in big Higham win
GLEN Burden carried his bat with 182 not out in South Yorkshire League Division Three leaders Higham’s win over Caribbean Sports. Burden hit 17 fours and nine sixes off 138 balls as Higham posted 311 for two. He shared a third-wicket stand of more than 200 with George Deegan who made 73 not out off 78 balls. Caribbean then fell 90 runs short. Worsbrough Bridge won by 143 runs at home to Norton Oakes. Zarmash Tarakhil...
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Barnsley Woolley defeat York
Barnsley Woolley Miners defeated York by eight wickets in the K3 Dental Cup. York made 138 for eight off 30 overs then Barnsley won with 11.3 overs left as Owen Smith starred with the bat. Cawthorne also went through with a win over Doncaster. Cawthorne were 83 for six but made 196 thanks to Kade Fletcher’s 72 off 58 balls with nine fours and three sixes then Amir Shahzad cleared the ropes five times...
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Barnsley lose at Appleby
Barnsley Woolley were bowled out for 100 chasing 143 at Appleby Frodingham in Yorkshire Premier South. Owen Smith took two stumpings then top-scored with 25. The Shaw Laners are second-bottom, 12 points off safety. Cawthorne were dismissed for 89 chasing Tickhill’s 282. Danish Aziz took four wickets. Elsecar were bowled out for 155 chasing 276 at Treeton. Captain Bilal Anjam made 69.
Wood whacks 143 off 67
MYLES Wood smashed 13 sixes and ten fours in his 143 off 67 balls as West Bretton beat Hoylandswaine in Division Two of the Sunday League. Bretton made 309 with M Race adding 54 then he took three wickets as Swaine fell short on 220 with H Airstone hitting 88 off 71 balls with 14 fours. Elsecar won by 55 runs at Barnby Dun in Division Three East. M Shaw made 94 and K Higgins 70...
O’Connor smacks 118 in West Bretton win
LEWIS O’Connor smashed 118 off 64 balls in West Bretton’s win over Hemsworth in the Premier Division of the Pontefract League. Number eight O’Connor took Bretton from 80 for six to 242 with nine fours and nine sixes. T Rushforth then took four wickets as Hemsworth fell 69 runs short. Faisal Yameen whacked 101 off 59 balls with 11 sixes in Notton Challengers’ 117-run win at Hundhill Hall 2nd XI in Division Three. Openers Punal...
Rock lose off last ball
Rockingham remain winless after a final ball defeat at home to Barnsley Woolley Miners 2nd XI. Ben Dalton made 57 and Lasith Lashkan 70 in Rock’s 212 for five. Andrew Clayton hit 68 for Barnsley who, with eight wickets down, needed three to win off the last ball which went for four byes. Lashkan had taken three wickets. Houghton Main were removed for 82 in a nine-wicket home loss to Aston Hall. Wath’s 225 was...
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Half a century since Barnsley running boom
IT HAS now been half a century since the ‘running boom’ began in Barnsley, making the town the hub of long-distance races in the country and attracting some of the biggest names in the sport. Johnny Kennedy – Liverpudlian singer, comedian and radio DJ – lived in Barnsley at the time and was a keen amateur runner. He teamed up with Dave Bennett and Paul Midwood to form a club in the town. Dave said:...
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Barnsley bring in former Test cricketer for special session after tough start
A FORMER Test cricketer was due at Shaw Lane this week to try to help Barnsley Woolley Miners get over their poor start to the season. The Shaw Laners were hoping to compete for the ECB Yorkshire Premier title this season but are currently in the relegation zone after winning just one of their first six games. The latest result was a comprehensive defeat to near neighbours Cawthorne at home on Saturday, as they were...
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Kyle to coach at Olympics
KYLE Quigley can usually be found installing outdoor buildings in gardens around South Yorkshire but, from next month, he will be coaching at the Olympic Games. The 50-year-old – who is originally from Northern Ireland but has lived in Barnsley for 25 years – has been a non-league footballer and coach as well as serving in the armed forces. He worked from 2017 to 2019 at Barnsley FC as an academy coach and scout from...
Cawthorne target top half after beating Barnsley
CAWTHORNE are targeting a top half finish at least after they skittled Barnsley Woolley Miners for 74 in an eight-wicket derby win. Pakistan international Danish Aziz took five for 14 from 14 overs as the Shaw Laners made 74 in 42 overs. Cawthorne captain Mike Jepps said: “It was a very pleasing win and an important 12 points. We bowled and fielded very well. We never let them have any momentum. “We had our foot...
Penistone runner Graihagh to race for England in Spain
PENISTONE Footpath Runner Graihagh Turner has been selected to compete for England in the Mountain Running International Youth Cup in Palencia, Spain. The race – which is over 5k with 220 metres of climbing – is due to take place on the weekend of June 21-22. Teenager Graihagh has been a regular for England teams in recent years and won medals at regional level. Meanwhile, Barnsley AC’s Vanessa Ndambakuwa helped Yorkshire to overall victory...
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Airstone stars with bat and ball
HARRY Airstone starred as Green Moor dismissed Adwick-le-Street for 85 in a ten-wicket win in Division Seven of the South Yorkshire League. Airstone took three for 18 off ten overs then carried his bat with 58 not out off 54 balls, including 11 fours. Darfield beat Rotherham Town by two wickets chasing 194 in Division One. Alex Keeton and Joe Stickland took three wickets then Matt Lambert scored 79. Darfield are top by 14 points, with six...
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Defeats for Houghton, Wath and Rockingham
THE BARNSLEY teams in the Championship suffered defeats again this week and are in the lower reaches of the table. Third-bottom Houghton Main’s 142 was not enough in a seven-wicket loss to Ackworth. Second-bottom Wath were skittled for 98 in a six-wicket home loss to Hallam. Winless bottom club Rockingham were bowled out for 127 in a three-wicket loss at home to Whiston. Lasith Lashkan took five wickets.
JUNIOR CRICKET: Sidney top-scores and takes 4 wickets
ALEXANDER Sidney was the star player in Wath under 11s’ four-run win at Monk Bretton. Sidney top-scored with 20 off 14 balls including four fours, then took four wickets for 12 runs from his three overs. Harvey Desborough took two for ten. Worsbrough Bridge under 11s won at Penistone Lions. J Brown top-scored for Worsbrough and S Foster for Penistone. B Durkan took two wickets for Penistone. Penistone under 11s won at Cawthorne. Charlie Richards...
Cup success for Swaine
HOYLANDSWAINE dismissed Birstall for 81 in a five-wicket Heavy Woollen Cup win. Umar Yaqoob took five wickets and M Finan three. Hoylandswaine 2nd XI chased 118 for an eight-wicket win at Edgerton and Dalton in the Conference. Matt Higgins hit 63 not out off 48 balls with 11 fours. They then lost by a wicket to Methley 2nd XI in the Crowther Cup after Callum Honeyman made 67 in their 147.
Worsbrough women victorious
WORSBROUGH Bridge won by 60 runs at Higham in Division One of the South Yorkshire Women's League. S Gilmour top-scored for Bridge then R Vernon for Higham. J Bamforth took two wickets for Higham. Elsecar won at Penistone by 29 runs in Division Three North. E Kelly top-scored then A Gott took two wickets. L Bennett top-scored for Penistone. Darfield won at Worsbrough Bridge 2nd XI. Phillipa Winstanley and Emma Birch took two wickets each...
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Wins for Dodworth and Dearne
Dodworth MW rugby league team won 28-26 at Wyke in Yorkshire Division Three. They are second with five from six games. Dodworth now host Birstall Victoria on June 15. Dearne Valley Bulldogs won 34-24 at Garforth Tigers in Yorkshire Division Three. Luke Walters, Jack Duggan, Owen Clarke, Ben Hartley, Steve Mason and Todd Bailey scored tries. Clarke kicked five conversions. They are now due to host Moorend Thorne Marauders on Saturday.
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Poor day for town teams in T20
It was a poor day for Barnsley teams on Sunday in the South Yorkshire League’s Twenty20 Cups. Barnsley Woolley Miners were knocked out at the first stage of the Twenty20 Blast which they had won in the previous two seasons. They were skittled for 95 chasing 114 against Shiregreen. They then chased 155 against Wakefield Thornes to win with four wickets and one ball left. Adam Copley took three wickets...
Cawthorne thrash Barnsley
Cawthorne skittled Barnsley Woolley Miners for 74 in an eight-wicket Yorkshire Premier South win. Pakistan international Danish Aziz took five for 14 from 14 overs as the Shaw Laners made 74 in 42 overs. Cawthorne were bowled out for 51 chasing 115 against Woodhouse Grange in a Twenty20 Heavy Woollen Cup game on Thursday. Aziz took three for 14 off four overs but no one scored double figures with the bat. Winless bottom...
Barnsley set for Cawthorne derby and start of T20 Blast defence
BARNSLEY Woolley are due to host a local derby with Cawthorne in the league tomorrow before beginning an attempt to win the Twenty20 Blast for a third successive year on Sunday. Both Barnsley and Cawthorne were beaten in Yorkshire Premier South fixtures this week and now meet at Shaw Lane. Barnsley captain Liam Johnson said: “It will be a good derby. “Cawthorne strengthened a lot in the winter. It’s another tough game but we have...
Olympic hopeful Eleanor wins half marathon by three minutes
BARNSLEY teenager Eleanor Baker won the women’s race at the Great Manchester Run Half Marathon – taking another step on what she hopes will be a journey to represent Great Britain in major events. The 19-year-old from Barugh Green set a personal best of 74-49 and was more than three minutes quicker than the second female. She returned to the top of the UK rankings for the under 20 category. Eleanor has just completed her...
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Imogen wins Yorkshire race
Cyclist Imogen Wolff won the BC Yorkshire ten-mile Time-trial Championship at Tadcaster. The 18-year-old from Silkstone Common finished in 22-41. Meanwhile, Damien Clayton, from Cawthorne, finished third at the GA Bennett Road Race.
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Petty cashes in with a rapid century in win for Dearne
NICK Petty made 101 not out off 97 balls in Dearne’s win over Fishlake in Division Nine of the South Yorkshire League. Petty hit 14 fours in Dearne’s 221 then the hosts were bowled out for 176 – after a 77-run last-wicket stand – with Marley Wood taking four wickets and Matty Glover three. Darfield defended 170 by removing Whitley Hall 2nd XI for 107 in Division One. Saman Khursheed, Alex Keeton and Joe Stickland...
Cobcar win cup but Rec beat them to title
Cobcar won the Hospital Cup final but, on the next door pitch, Athersley Rec beat them to the Barnsley Sunday League Premier Division title. Cobcar won 4-2 on penalties against Birdwell Rovers after a 1-1 draw at Rec’s Sheerien Park on the main pitch. On the reserves pitch, Rec won 7-2 against Wombwell Town to leapfrog Cobcar in the final league match of the season and finish first. Wombwell Main won 6-2 against Worsbrough United. ...
Cup final and league showdown on different pitches at Athersley Rec
THE BARNSLEY Sunday League season is due to end on Friday night with cup silverware and the Premier Division title on the line. Birdwell Rovers and Cobcar play in the Hospital Cup final at Athersley Rec from 7.15pm. They won their semi-finals 3-1 over Darfield Queen Vic and Worsbrough United respectively in midwek. Athersley Rec beat Premier Division leaders Cobcar – who were playing their last game – 5-0 to move within a point off...
Lachlan misses out on Olympics
Judo player Lachlan Moorhead, from Penistone, will not be going to the Paris Olympics. The 24-year-old told Commonwealth Games gold medallist was knocked out in the second round at last week’s World Championships in Abu Dhabi. He the Chronicle: ““Unfortunately, after the World Championships, I have not earned enough world ranking points to qualify for the Olympic Games. “While this stings to say, I regret nothing of the last three years. “I have spent
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Cottam completes 42-summit challenge while Montgomery is sixth in 110-mile race
RICHARD Cottam became the latest Penistone Footpath Runner to complete the Bob Graham challenge which involves running up and down 42 summits in the Lake District in less than 24 hours. He was supported by family and friends and was comfortably inside the 24 hour mark with a finishing time of 22 hours and 17 minutes for the 66-mile event. Barnsley AC’s Phil Montgomery finished sixth at the Hardmoors 110. Commencing at 8am in Filey,...
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Ferguson misses out on European squad
BARNSLEY man Joe Ferguson is disappointed to miss out on selection for next week’s European Athletics Championships but is fully focused on reaching the Paris Olympics later in the summer. The 24-year-old from Darton finished fourth in a season’s best 20.85 at the 200m at an event in Brussels on Sunday. But he was left out of the squad for the Europeans in Rome from June 7-12. Ferguson said: “It’s pretty disappointing as I...
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Joe hopes for European Championship selection
Darton man Joe Ferguson was competing in Belgium this weekend ahead of selection for the European Championships. The 24-year-old finished fourth in a season’s best 20.85 at the 200m at an event in Brussels. He has already set the qualifying time for the Europeans in Rome from June 7-12. The Great Britain team is due to be announced in the coming days.
Sunday league sides win trophies
Athersley Rec beat Pogmoor 6-1 in the Roy Parden Trophy at Doncaster Rovers. They then beat Premier Division leaders Cobcar - who were playing their last game - 5-0 to move within a point off top with four to play. Athersley can win the title at Birdwell Rovers on Tuesday. West Bretton won 4-1 over Darfield Queen Vic in the Supplementary Trophy final on Sunday at Athersley Rec. Darfield Queen Vic also lost...
FROM THE ARCHIVES: Memories of the glorious game
THE cricket season is back in full swing - but what about these old boys? We are fortunate to have a deep archive at the Chronicle and we have unearthed these pictures from a few decades ago. They include some smiley team pictures and the odd action shot - some might want to look away now. Who do you notice from these pictures? What are your memories from those days? Is anyone still playing? Be...
Defeats for all three town teams in Premier Image
Defeats for all three town teams in Premier
Barnsley Woolley Miners CC lost by 124 runs at home to Tickhill in the Yorkshire South Premier. They were bowled out for 126 chasing 250 despite Sheryaar Ali hitting 80. Cawthorne fell 40 runs short chasing 154 at home to Whitley Hall. Elsecar remain winless after falling 60 runs short chasing 221 at Doncaster Town. Enzo Campagna and Bilal Anjam took three wickets each then Samarpit Joshi made 77 not out. In the Championship, Rikit...
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Barnsley hope to build on first league win and compete for title
BARNSLEY Woolley Miners gained their first league win of the season and they retain belief they can challenge for the Yorkshire Premier South title. The Shaw Laners enjoyed a seven-run success at Wakefield Thornes, having lost their first two league matches. Owen Smith made 82 with seven fours and four sixes while Ciaran Stenton added 51 in Barnsley’s 234. The hosts made 227 for eight. Captain Liam Johnson said: “It was a good win...
Newton defeats Newton
Thurnscoe Institute dismissed Newton Hill for 50 in a nine-wicket Pontefract League Division One win. Newton were six for seven as six of their top seven were out for ducks. Bradley Newton took five for three and Jake Whitehurst four for 38. West Bretton lost by 25 runs at home to Nostell St Oswald in the Premier Division. M Hussain and J Chapman took four wickets then L Smith made 76 and Chapman 50 off...
Rowland slips down standings after Shanghai races
Oliver Rowland suffered a disappointing weekend in the Formula E meeting in Shanghai as he slipped further off the lead in the championship. The Penistone man, 30, finished second in qualifying - an improvement on previous meetings. But he slipped down to fourth in the first race then finished tenth in the second. He dropped a place to fourth in the standings, 36 points off the lead after 12 of 16 races. The electric car...
North Gawber relegated
NORTH Gawber joined Houghton Main in being relegated out of the Premier Division. Gawber - who won the league and Sheffield Senior Cup in 2019 - lost 2-1 to champions Penistone Church reserves which left them five points adrift with a game to play. Third-bottom Gawber now host mid-table Wombwell Main on Friday in the final game of the season.
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Success for Barnsley clubs at relay event
BARNSLEY clubs enjoyed success at the Rother Valley Relays. Teams of four or three ran legs of 5k. Penistone Footpath Runners’ men’s over50 team of Martin Ball, Shaun Swallow, Matt Robinson and Andrew Pearson were crowned champions. Penistone’s mixed A team placed sixth in the mixed team category. The team was made up of Gareth Irvine, Suzanne McGill, Will Hoyland and Hannah Shaw. Barnsley AC’s over50 women Beth Massey, Gail Colville and Kerry Storrar wo
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Elite teams win cup finals
ELITE AFC’s girls teams won both the under 13 and under 16 Sheffield Cups. The under 16s beat Doncaster Rovers Belles 3-0. The under 13s defeated Barnsley 2-0. Both games took place at Phoenix Park in Dinnington.