Former Big Bash-winning batter Jake Weatherald smashed 270 for Barnsley Woolley Miners on Saturday as Yorkshire Premier League South records tumbled.

The left-handed opener hit 27 sixes and 17 fours in a 107-ball assault on Whiston Parish Church as visitors Barnsley racked up 512-9 from 50 overs.

Weatherald was a Big Bash winner with Jason Gillespie’s Adelaide Strikers in early 2018, and he scored a century in their final victory over Hobart.

On Saturday, the 27-year-old posted the league’s highest ever individual score and ensured the highest ever total as well.

No other Barnsley batter made it to 50, with Oliver Bennett’s 42 from number six the next best score.

Harry Paver claimed fabulous figures of 4-93 from 15 overs given the circumstances, including Weatherald’s wicket.

In reply, Whiston were bowled out for 179 inside 45 of their 50 overs, signalling defeat by 333 runs. Weatherald struck once with the ball, but Ali Jahangir was their standout bowler with 3-54 from 13.

Weatherald hit the first five balls of the seventh over from Tom Bolland for six, the last ball being a dot.

Barnsley won their 10th game of 18 and sit fourth in the YPL South, which is led by reigning champions Appleby Frodingham by 20 points from Tickhill (12 points for a win) in second.

There are six rounds remaining, with bottom side Whiston already looking set for relegation given their 50-point gap to third bottom Elsecar.

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