Premier Division round-up for 2 July
Posted on 3rd July 2022 at 20:22
Jake Weatherald may not be available to Barnsley Woolley Miners for the full season, but he again showed his worth to the Shaw Lane side with 93 off 81 balls, to take his side to within 55 of victory against overnight leaders Appleby Frodingham. Earlier, after their side had been asked to bat first, Alex Grimes and Jordan Neil had shared a second-wicket stand of 98 to put them on top at 107-1, but after Neil’s departure, the Steelmen found it difficult to accelerate, and had to settled for 214-6 in their 50 overs – Ollie Jackson, with 1-40 in 15 overs, again the pick of the home side’s attack. After that, it became the Jake Weatherald show, and despite the fact that he lacked a partner with whom to build a big stand, there were sufficient contributions down the order to see the Griffins home with two wickets and five overs to spare.
Appleby Frodingham 214-6 (50) Alex Grimes 81, Jordan Neil 50, Matt Morland 31*
Barnsley WM 215-8 (44.2) Jake Weatherald 93, Kieran Lindley 3-75
Barnsley Woolley Miners (12pts) beat Appleby Frodingham (4) by two wickets
Appleby Frodingham’s defeat opened the door for Tickhill to retake the lead in the table after coming out on top in a well-fought game sgsainst Doncaster Town at Town Fields. James Ward won the toss and asked Tickhill to bat first, and was rewarded by a couple of early wickets. But that only brought Tian Koekemoer to the crease, and his 83 in 100 balls ultimately proved decisive. The other batsmen did not find run-scoring easy, particularly against James Keast, but the visitors still managed to post a competitive 219-9. In the home side’s reply, when Alex Rowland dismissed the dangerous Umar Amin to make in 74-4, Tickhill were on top. Ward then shored up an end, and twenties from Charlie Kaye and Stuart Guy pulled Town back into it at 168-6, but three wickets then fell for four runs, and Tickhill completed a double over their neighbours that was harder work than in the first game of the season.
Tickhill 219-9 (50) Tian Koekemoer 83, James Waller 30, Joel Gunn 3-61, James Keast 3-51
Doncaster T 195 (49.5) Jaden Fell 30, James Ward 31, Josh Court 3-47, Alex Rowland 3-47
Tickhill (12pts) beat Doncaster Town (2) by 24 runs
Wakefield Thornes lost ground on the top two with a below-par batting performance against Elsecar. After being asked to bat first at Field Lane, half their side were out for 67, three of the wickets falling to Muhammed Ilyas, before Jawad Akhtar and debutant Orminder Singh added 93 for the sixth wicket. Both were out at 160, however, and Joe Denby then took the last three wickets cheaply to leave Elsecar chasing 178 to win. The visitors did not get off to a good start either, as Matty Taylor and Singh took a couple of wickets each to reduce them to 47-4. But Kashif Naveed and Tanzeel Ali then came together in a fifth wicket stand of 88, and after Asli departed, Naveed continued on to see his side home to an invaluable win with an unbeaten half-century.
Wakefield T 177 (49) Jawad Akhtar 31, Orminder Singh 54, Muhammed Ilyas 3-27, Joe Denby 3-32
Elsecar 178-6 (39.3) Kasheef Naveed 50*, Tanzeel Ali 53, Matty Taylor 3-32
Elsecar (12pts) beat Wakefield Thornes (2) by six wickets
Sheffield Collegiate gained revenge for their opening day defeat with a convincing win at Abbeydale over Whitley Hall, leapfrogging the visitors into fourth place in the process. Whitley, who were another side to be asked to bat first in the uncertain weather, struggled against some accurate Collegiate bowling, particularly from Robert Shaw and Jamie Carrington, and only Neil Longhurst of the top order batted with any permanence. Dan Waldron, with an unbeaten 31 off 47 balls, boosted the total late on, but 154-8 never really looked enough. George Barklett and Luke Shutt got the home side off to a solid start with a stand of 47, before Shaaiq Choudhry took over and batted with skill and authority to take his side to victory.
Whitley Hall 154-8 (50) Neil Longhurst 55, Dan Waldron 31*
Sheffield Coll 155-3 (44.3) Shaaiq Choudhry 51*, Ed McKenna 32
Sheffield Collegiate (12pts) beat Whitley Hall (0) by seven wickets
After electing to bat first at Chichester Road, Treeton never looked back after Dave Rodgers and Steve Foster put on 74 for the first wicket. Brisk contributions from Viraj Bhosale, Sam Drury and Chris Cobb took the visitors to a formidable 270-6, whilst Harry Costello was the only bowler to keep the free-scoring batsmen in any degree of check. In reply, Cleethorpes were always behind the clock, and despite several twenties and thirties from his team-mates, only Ian Mansfield threatened to play the sort of innings required. Foster and Will Street were particularly difficult to get away, and Liam Johnson snapped up four wickets as the lower order tried to hit out in vain. It was a much-needed win for Treeton, that sets them up to move up the table in the second half of the season, but the signs are ominous for Cleethorpes as they drop into the relegation zone.
Treeton 270-6 (50) Dave Rodgers 33, Steve Foster 74, Viraj Bhosale 42, Sam Drury 43, Chris Cobb 37, Harry Costello 3-52
Cleethorpes 205-9 (50) Tom Keast 38, Ian Mansfield 45, Liam Johnson 4-43
Treeton (12pts) beat Cleethorpes (2) by 65 runs
Only Aamir Jamal, with 47 off 52 balls, looked likely to trouble Cawthorne’s attack after Whiston Parish Church were put in to bat first at Dark Lane. Jamal was eighth out at 116, the third of four wickets that fell for ten runs to leave the visitors 118-9 as Ahmed Matloob took 4-15. Kazim Hassan, with an unbeaten 26, helped Whiston up to 152, but it was not a total that was likely to trouble the home side. Liam Wiles, with 46 off 40 balls, got the home side off to a brisk start, and after he departed at 61, Taruwar Kohli ensured the home side’s victory before being sixth out with just four wanted. Jamal, with 3-35, was the also pick of the visitors’ attack. Cawthorne’s win takes them up to ninth, whilst Whiston are rooted to the bottom of the table.
Whiston PC 152 (43.4) Aamir Jamal 47, Ahmed Matloob 4-15
Cawthorne 153-6 (33.5) Liam Wiles 46, Taruwar Kohli 60, Aamir Jamal 3-35
Cawthorne (12pts) beat Whiston Parish Church (2) by four wickets
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