Premier division round-up for 4 June
Posted on 5th June 2022 at 10:33
There was a thrilling finish at the Al Murad Stadium, where home side Elsecar, with just one wicket left, needed 17 off the final over to beat visitors Sheffield Collegiate. Bilal Anjam, on 117 at the start of the over, bowled by Henry Eldred, hit the first two balls for six, and the third was a wide – so four were needed off four balls. No runs came from the next three balls, and with four wanted off the last ball, all results were possible. In the event, last man Muhammed Ilyas was run out by Eldred, trying to complete the third run that would have earned his side a tie. Earlier, Collegiate, who won toss and elected to bat, made a solid start and reached 113-2 before wickets started to fall. Josh Varley and Matt Tyas came together at 199-8 and put on 21 priceless runs at the end. The home side’s innings was all about Anjam and Eldred, the former playing a brilliant innings whilst no other batsman passed 15, and the latter taking five wickets for 34 before his dramatic last over. Collegiate move up one place to fifth in the table, whilst Elsecar remain one place above the relegation zone.
Sheffield Collegiate 220-8 (50) George Bartlett 33, Luke Shutt 35, Shaaiq Choudhry 31, Muhammed Ilyas 3-44
Elsecar 219 (50) Bilal Anjam 131*, Henry Eldred 5-49
Sheffield Collegiate (12pts) beat Elsecar (4) by one run
Whiston Parish Church elected to bat first at home at leaders Appleby Frodingham. After they lost two early wickets, Aamir Jamal set about a recovery, and his fourth-wicket stand of 68 with Joe Norbury (29) took his side to 123-3. Three wickets then fell quickly, but thirties from Tom Bolland and Kazim Hussain took their side to a respectable total. It was not enough though, and an excellent second-wicket stand of 181 between Alex Grimes (113 in 131 balls) and Jordan Neil took the visitors to within sight of their seventh win of the season, which keeps them firmly at the top of the table.
Whiston PC 232 (49.5) Aamir Jamal 61, Tom Bolland 39, Kazim Hassan 31, Paul Hilton 3-73, Kieran Lindley 3-36
Appleby Frodingham 233-3 (41.2) Alex Grimes 113, Jordan Neil 69
Appleby Frodingham (12pts) beat Whiston Parish Church (0) by seven wickets
At Dark Lane, Cawthorne won the toss and put visitors Whitley Hall in to bat. But after James Moorhouse (26) and Matt Cartwright had put on 69 for their first wicket, the visitors faltered against home skipper Taruwar Kohli, who took five wickets as Whitley slipped to 142-7. Only Ben Tracey kept the innings going in this period, with 48 out of the 71 scored whilst he was at the crease. But when he was out, thirties from Dan Waldron and Matt Godden ensured their side had something to bowl at, despite their being all out with almost three overs to spare. When Ben Webster claimed the prize wicket of Kohli for 21, Cawthorne were 70-4 in reply. Harvey Jones and Archie Greaves took their side to up to 110, but the last six wickets then fell for 34, with a three-wicket burst for Waldron. Whitley Hall are now third in the table, just 12 points being the leaders, whilst for Cawthorne the picture is looking rather gloomy at the other end of the table.
Whitley Hall 215 (47.1) Matt Cartwright 34, Ben Tracey 48, Dan Waldron 35, Matt Godden 35, Taruwar Kohli 6-60, Ahmed Matloob 3-34
Cawthorne 144 (44.1) Harvey Jones 41, Dan Waldron 4-24
Whitley Hall (12pts) beat Cawthorne (0) by 71 runs
Tickhill maintained their second place in the league after electing to bat first and recording a 24-run victory over Treeton. The home side’s innings was steady rather than spectacular; Jim Morgan’s 40 at number 5 led the way, with seven other batsmen recording double-figure scores, whilst Liam Johnson was the pick of the visitors’ attack. In reply, a third-wicket stand of 71 between Viraj Bhosale and Liam Johnson took Treeton to 118-2, but after both were out at that score, only skipper Sam Drury offered any significant resistance before becoming the fourth of Adi Sreedharan’s five victims.
Tickhill 211-9 (50) James Stuart 32, Jim Morgan 40, Liam Johnson 3-51
Treeton 187 (47.4) Viraj Bhosale 49, Liam Johnson 32, Sam Drury 32, Adi Sreedharan 5-59
Tickhill (12pts) beat Treeton (2) by 24 runs
At Field Lane, visiting skipper James Ward called correctly and asked Wakefield Thornes to bat first. Doncaster Town’s Joe Gunn took three early wickets to have the home side rocking at 17-3; but it was to get much worse as they lost their last seven wickets for 29, four of them to James Dobson, and were all out for 71. Dobson was then in a hurry with the bat, scoring 37 off 27 balls and putting on 70 for the first wicket with Jaden Fell, before both were out with just two runs wanted. Town’s emphatic victory saw them move into the top half of the table, whilst early leaders Thornes slip to fourth.
Wakefield Thornes 71 (29.5) Joel Gunn 4-21, James Dobson 4-19
Doncaster T 74-2 (8.1) James Dobson 37
Doncaster Town (12pts) beat Wakefield Thornes (0) by eight wickets
Visitors Barnsley Woolley Miners elected to bat first at Chichester Road, and after the early loss of Sheryaar Ali, Jake Weatherald (63 off 48 balls) put on 99 for the second wicket with Oliver Bennett. After the early fireworks, progress was then more steady, but thirties from Bennett, Leo Johnson and Ali Jahangir took the Griffins to an imposing score. Tom Keast and Bill Kirby then gave Cleethorpes a decent start in reply, with an opening stand of 68, but after that, Keast struggled to find support, with only Tom Rollinson of the remaining batmen passing 15. It was the spin twins, Ollie Jackson and Ali Jahangir, who did the damage for the visitors, and their third successive win takes their side up to seventh place in the table, just 14 points behind the Meggies.
Barnsley WM 255-9 (50) Jake Weatherald 63, Oliver Bennett 38, Ali Jahangir 34, Leo Johnson 37, Harry Costello 3-68
Cleethorpes 209 (49.3) Tom Keast 96, Tom Rollinson 30, Oliver Jackson 4-44, Ali Jahangir 3-34
Barnsley Woolley Miners (12pts) by Cleethorpes (2) by 46 runs
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