There are three joint-leaders at the top of the Premier Division after Saturday’s games. Wakefield Thornes took on the overnight leaders Cleethorpes at Chichester Road, where the hosts made 234-7 after electing to bat first; Bill Kirby (59) and Harry Warwick (109 off 130 balls) adding 151 for the second wicket. Thornes were 116-4 in reply, with Mayank Mishra having taken three wickets, but Kieran Donnachie (82) and Dylan Hurst (51*) added 73 for the fifth wicket to turn the game in Thornes’ favour, and the visitors recorded a four-wicket win with eight balls to spare. These two are level on 28 points at the top, where they were joined by Tickhill, after their 96-run win over Appleby Frodingham at Alderson Drive. The hosts were 123-5 after choosing to bat first, before keeper Jordan Lowe (48) and Connor Fisher (40) added 80 for the sixth wicket. The innings subsided quickly after that, Josh Del Simone taking the last five wickets at a personal cost of five runs in 15 balls. Only Kieran Lindley (41) offered any great resistance as the Steelmen were dismissed for 125 in the second innings, Alex Rowland taking 4-25. There was an even more emphatic win for Doncaster Town over Treeton at Washfield Lane. The visitors were all out for 256 in the last over after being put in to bat, keeper Taylor Fell (74) and Joe Gallagher (42) top-scoring in the visitors’ middle order. Charlie Bourne took four wickets for the hosts, but his efforts were upstaged by George Cowan, who returned 6-26 in nine overs as Treeton were dismissed for 106. Champions Sheffield Collegiate got their season up-and-running with a comfortable nine-wicket win over Elsecar at the Al-Murad, where a strong all-round bowling performance saw the hosts bowled out for 92 after electing to bat first. Abdul Faseeh hit a quickfire 41 to ensure there would be no scares for the visitors, who coasted to nine-wicket win. Cawthorne emphatically won the battle of the two promoted sides at Hatfield House Lane. Ben Cliff took 5-4 in five overs as the hosts were dismissed for 47 after electing to bat first, and Cawthorne reached their target without loss of wicket in the 13th over. Harrison Wood (6-31) was the star man for Whitley Hall, who put Barnsley Woolley Miners in to bat at Baxter Field and dismissed them for 133. Only 43 off 27 balls from last man Usman Khan gave the visitors respectability after they had been 79-9. George Richardson took the first three wickets to give Barnsley some hope, but the hosts got home by five wickets with 15 overs to spare. 
 
Ackworth and Wickersley Old Village continue to lead the way in the Championship Division after both won again on Saturday. Ackworth had an impressive win over one of the promotion favourites, Hallam, at the Ackworth ground. Shinghi Masakadza (84 off 72 balls) ensured that the hosts reached a defensible 200 after electing to bat first, whilst there were four wickets for Jay Singh. Hallam lost early wickets and never seriously threatened their target, finally falling 44 short. Gareth Purshouse (42) and Abdul Qayoom (41) added 74 for the fourth wicket as Wickersley found batting difficult after being put in to bat by Rockingham Colliery at Hoyland Common and struggled to 163-9. It was more than enough though, Dylan Smythe taking 4-35 as the hosts were all out for 104 in reply. Sprotborough are up there with the leaders after an impressive 48-run win over another fancied side in Aston Hall at Green Lane. Thomas Pepper (92) and George Thompson (49*) led the way as the visitors posted an impressive 275-7 after choosing to bat first. Four wickets from Joe Toole then helped Sprotborough bowl the hosts out for 227, despite 72 from Tanvir Singh. There was a big win for Sheffield Collegiate 2nds, who reached 245-7 after electing to bat first against Wath at Abbeydale. Matthew Tyas (43) and Ban Carrigan (70*) added 83 for the hosts’ seventh wicket after they had been 111-6, whilst visiting skipper Rob Barlow took four wickets. Daniel Longley (5-40) and Ben Fielding (4-21) then bowled Collegiate to a 106-run victory once Fielding had taken the first wicket at 76. Barnsley Woolley Miners 2nds had a three-wicket win over Houghton Main at Shaw Lane; Bota Beukes (5-39) and Lewis Bray (4-48) did the damage as the visitors were bowled out for 186, and Nicholas Robinson (34) top-scored in the hosts reply, and they got home with eleven balls to spare. Tiger Payne took 5-32 as Doncaster Town 2nds bowled Whiston Parish Church out for 140 after they had elected to bat first at Town Fields. The experienced Simon Widdup (47*) then saw the hosts home by five wickets in the 47th over. 
 
In Division 1, Darfield maintained their bid for an immediate return to the championship with a fourth straight win, this time over nearest rivals Oughtibridge War Memorial at School Lane. Skipper Joe Stickland (106* off 162 balls) led the way in the hosts 231-7. Saman Kursheed then took 5-52 as the visitors were bowled out for 205, despite 69 from opener Naveed Arif. An impressive all-round batting effort from Whitley Hall 2nds saw them amass 260-5 against Warmsworth at Common Lane, Chris Siddle (40) and William Turner (59*) their top scorers. Rehan Khan then took 6-44 as the hosts were bowled out for 114. Aston Hall 2nds bowled Upper Haugh out for 133 at Wentworth Road after they had chosen to bat first, Charlie Taylor taking 6-28. The visitors then struggled in reply, and reached their target with just one wicket and five balls to spare. Rob Stephenson took 4-29 as Wakefield Thornes 2nds bowled out Elsecar 2nds for 130 after they had elected to bat first at Field Lane; Joe Cuthbertson then stood firm whilst wickets fell at the other end, hitting an unbeaten 77 as Thornes reached their target with two wickets and ten overs to spare. Syed Shah (65) and Arslan Tariq helped Rotherham Town to 170 after they were put in to bat by Tickhill 2nds at Clifton Lane. Shah then completed an excellent all-round performance with 5-17, and, helped by four wickets from Anees Hussain, the hosts bowled Tickhill out for 148. Skipper Mathew Lowe hit 67 to set Conisbrough on their way to 208-8 against Wickersley Old Village 2nds at Northfield Lane; Nathan Chadburn then took 4-49 as the hosts were restricted to 183-8 in reply, despite the efforts of opener James Butler (77) and Brady Saunders (43). 
 
Monk Bretton lead Division 2 by four points after a five-wicket win over Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds at Waterside Gardens. Ashley Naseby top-scored with 44 as the hosts made 178-7; but when the visitors replied, twenties and thirties down the order helped them to victory with nine overs to spare. Close challengers Coal Aston had a convincing 105-run win over Penistone at Stonelow, posting 176 after electing to bat first. Ben Askey took 5-69 for the visitors, but his efforts were eclipsed by Oscar Oborn-Corby, who took 6-39 to bowl Penistone out for 71. Wath 2nds dropped to joint-second after losing at home to Parkhead by 51 runs. Opener Harry Pollard (64) and Alex Masterson (42) helped the visitors to 192-7, before the hosts slipped to 141 all out in reply. Will Coates (80) and Jack Unwin (52) put on 133 for Hallam 2nds second wicket to help them to 203 all out against Thorpe Hesley & High Green at Crimicar, Renaldo Brathwaite taking 5-55 for the visitors. Garvin Serieux then top-scored with 44 as the visitors reached their target with three wickets and two overs to spare. The bowlers were generally on top at Carr Side Lane, where Safiullah Stanikzai took 4-24 as Sheffield United bowled Hatfield Town out for 151 after asking them to bat first. Six bowlers then shared the wickets as the visitors were all out for 129 in reply. 
 
The six teams who won their games in Division 3 on Saturday are locked together on 20 points at the top of the table. Sheffield Collegiate 3rds recorded the biggest win of these, by 162 runs against Bradfield Village Fellowship at Abbeydale. Seasoned campaigner Nick Gaywood led the hosts to 212-8 with 76 at the top of the order; Rubaiyat Abrar (4-6) and Shafiullah Shinwari (5-20) then combined to bowl the visitors out for just 50 in reply. No less convincing was Cawthorne 2nds’ eight-wicket win at home to Worsborough Bridge, where Liam Carroll (4-43) and Daniel Airstone (4-9) bowled the visitors out for 153. Airstone then completed a top all-round performance with an unbeaten 65, sharing a second-wicket stand of 114 with Nick Lowe (56) as Cawthorne cruised home in 31 overs. Paul Wroe (48) and Alex Morris (72) set the foundation for Higham’s 236-6 against Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds at Royd Lane; Alex Gough taking 5-63 for the visitors. When Barnsley replied, Gareth Kilburn took 4-63 and they were all out for 195, Mark Kenny top-scoring with 55. Callum Sampson hit an unbeaten 75 for Millhouses Works after they had chosen to bat first at home to Kexborough and reached 197-7. Kieren O’Sullivan then took 4-12 in eight overs for the hosts, as Kexborough were all out for 86. Norton Oakes asked Caribbean Sports to bat first at Oakes Park, and bowled them out for 141. Callum East took 4-27 for the hosts, whilst Shahrukh Khan made 54 for Caribbean. Oakes passed their target in the 44th over for the loss of six wickets. Keeper Andrew Higgins made 54 for Thorncliffe & Wentworth after they had chosen to bat first at home to Norton Woodseats, Aamir Ashfaque returning 4-63 for the visitors. Ikramullah Naseri led the way with 48 for Woodseats as they won by three wickets with two balls to spare. 
 
Rockingham Colliery lead Division 4 after their four-wicket win over Sprotborough 2nds at Melton Road. Alan Lockwood took 4-34 to help bowl the hosts out for 91; Rockingham then knocked off the runs for the loss of six wickets with 12 overs to spare, despite Sulaimaan Ahmed’s 4-15. Hallam 3rds kept pace with Rockingham after a 41-run win over Doncaster Town 3rds at Sandygate. Keeper James Mountain (62) rescued the hosts from 39-7 and helped them to 174 all out, Christian Dobson taking 4-22 for Town. The visitors had no-one to rescue them in similar fashion when they fell to 28-5, and they were all out for 133. Skipper Lawrie Brennan hit 40 for Sheffield Collegiate 4ths after deciding to bat first at Bracken Moor, but he had no support, and his side capitulated to 83 all out, Andrew Hibbert taking 7-20. Anthony Siddal hit an unbeaten 46 as the hosts completed a seven-wicket win in the 20th over. Liam Stainthorpe hit 73 for Conisbrough 2nds in their 214 all out at home to Upper Haugh 2nds, but Ryan Tingle (49) and Rafiullah Ahmed (46*) ensured that the visitors got home by three wickets with 16 balls to spare. A second wicket stand of 110 between Fida Mohammed (86) and skipper Nazam Mohammed (63*) was the foundation for Shiregreen 2nds’ 208-5 after they decided to bat first against Wombwell Main at the Auction House Stadium. In reply, Richard Wilkinson made 64 at the top of the order for the hosts, but he lacked the support necessary to put together a match-winning stand, and Wombwell were all out for 190, Fida Mohammed completing an excellent game with 5-26. The game between Silkstone United and Frecheville Community was cancelled. 
 
Division 5 leaders Barnby Dun made it three wins on the trot after bowling Darfield out for 84 at Glass Park, with five bowlers sharing the wickets. The hosts made light work of their target, winning by seven wickets in the 19th over. Fishlake kept pace with the leaders when Richard Copley (69) led them to 169-6 after they were put in to bat by Whiston Forge. James Yeaman then took 4-35 as Forge were dismissed for 95 in reply. Ackworth 2nds are level with Fishlake after Rehan Kiriella’s 83 had given them a highly respectable 189-5 against Whiston Forge 2nds at Church Fields. Finlay Martin then took 5-23 when the hosts replied, and they were all out for 148. Sheffield University Staff made a modest 126 all out after choosing to bat first away to Maltby Miners Welfare, Jordan Beighton taking 4-27 for the hosts. But the target proved more than enough when Siddharth Patwardhan and Waqas Tanveer took four wickets each to dismiss the hosts for 96, of which opener Liam Woodward made 45. The game between Wickersley Old Village 3rds and Rotherham Town 2nds was abandoned with the visitors 97-5 in their first innings. 
 
Division 6 leaders Millhouses enjoyed a doubly successful weekend. On Saturday, they sneaked home by one wicket against Caribbean Sports 2nds at the Common, where their five bowlers shared the wickets as the hosts were bowled out for 117; they then reached their target with one wicket and eleven balls to spare, despite Fasih Khan’s 4-28. On Sunday they triumphed by five wickets in an even lower-scoring game. Keeper Ben Gillott dominated Whitley Hall 3rds’ innings with 55 out of 87 after they chose to bat first. Andy Belfield took 4-28 for Millhouses, who then reached their target in the 21st over. It was a similarly successful weekend for second-placed Warmsworth 2nds, who beat Sheffield United 2nds by five wickets after bowling them out for 146 at Bawtry Road on Saturday, Talib Hussain masking 43 in a losing cause. In the visitors’ reply, Sanket Amin’s unbeaten 81 took them to victory in the 33rd over. On Sunday, they chose to bat first at home to Higham 2nds and reached 160-8 thanks to 74 from skipper Kelvin Defty. In reply, Alistair Cooper made 48 for the visitors, who otherwise struggled against a varied attack and were all out for 122. In the remaining Saturday games, Penistone 2nds overwhelmed Whitley Hall 3rds at the Springvale ground, opener Scott Jones (97) dominating the host’s 187-4 after being asked to bat first; four bowlers then shared the wickets in the second innings, as the visitors were rolled out for 29. Higham 2nds decided to bat first against Mexborough Athletic at the Beecroft Estates ground, and were indebted to keeper Anthony White (43) for reaching a modest 114 all out. The hosts then reached their target in the 25th over for the loss of four wickets. In a low-scoring game at Smithywood Road, Handsworth Junior SC 2nds beat Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds by nine runs. Only Monir Choudhry (45) batted with any freedom as the visitors were all out for 95 after choosing to bat first, Rob Horne finishing with 5-7 from six overs. But Hamza Hussain then took 5-12 and the hosts were all out for 86 in the 27th over. At the Sands, openers Andy Cutts (39) and Paul Davies (40) got Hatfield Town 2nds off to a solid start against Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds’ five-man attack, but the rest of the batsmen struggled, and they were all out for 163. In reply, Paul Garnett scored 40 for the hosts, but an excellent spell from Carl Walton (4-16 in ten overs) saw them restricted to 102-7. 
 
Green Moor, the early Division 7 leaders, proved much too strong for Upper Haugh 3rds at Hill Top Lane. Curtis Coles (87*) and Jake Sharp (52) took them to 228-5 after they were put in to bat, then James Christopherson took 4-12 as the visitors were bowled out for 81. Brookhouse are two points behind Green Moor after beating Doncaster Town 4ths by 46 runs at Hill House. Skipper Thomas Moore (45) helped the visitors to 154 all out after they had been 73-6, Jovat Singh returning 6-23 for Town. Jasneet Gulati then took 4-24 as the host were all out for 108. Tom Daykin (62) helped Eden Grove Parklands to 126 all out against Houghton Main 2nds, who were then bowled out for 66 in their reply. Runs were hard to come by at Bullcroft, where Sprotbrough 3rds skipper Robbie Graves made 64 out of the hosts 123-9 against Stocksbridge 2nds. Eric Brown then took 4-21 as the visitors were bowled out 12 runs short. At Woolley, Isaac Wilkes (4-23) and skipper Adrianna Darlow (3-14) in their ten overs each, combined to restrict Norton Oakes 2nds to 101-9, before Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths reached their target with four wickets and five overs to spare. The game between Scholes & Harley and Adwick-le-Street was cancelled. 
 
Two of the three teams on 28 points at the top of Division 8 enjoyed big wins. First Hallam 4ths reached 234-6 after electing to bat first against Norton Woodseats 2nds at Matthews Lane, with Adam Prosser contributing 78 and Narender Manohar 53*. Sijo Joseph made 41 at the top of the order for Woodseats, but the rest of the batting struggled against the visitors four-man attack, and they were all out for 114. Elsecar 3rds posted 251-8 after choosing to bat first at the Castle Ground against Monk Bretton 2nds, with Jack Pearson jnr (43), Ewen Bennett (86) and skipper Richard Stump (50) all in the runs. Oliver Mottram (5-14) then did most damage as the hosts were bowled out for 132 in reply. Frecheville Community 2nds had to work hard in a low-scoring game for their points at the Hobson Bowl. Bowled out for 88 after being put in to bat, Simon Grindle taking 6-25 for visitors Rockingham Colliery 3rds, their match-winner was Tom Wilson, who took 5-22 as the visitors were bowled out for 73 in their reply. Barnby Dun 2nds recorded a comfortable win over Kexborough 2nds at Bence Lane after electing to bat and reaching 166-8. Three visiting bowlers then took three wickets each as Kexborough were all out for 52 in the 28th over. Wombwell Main 2nds decided to bat first against Parkhead 2nds at Ecclesall Road and were all out for 99, with Ryan Sleet taking 5-16. The hosts then coasted to an eight-wicket win with ten overs to spare. Finally, Jamil Hussain’s 47 took Mexborough Athletic 2nds to 124 all out against Worsborough Bridge 2nds at the D&I Home Improvements ground, with three bowlers claiming three wickets apiece. Jonathan Guest then returned a remarkable 6.2-3-5-7 as the hosts were bowled out for 32 in reply. 
 
Scholes & Harley 2nds and Silkstone United 2nds share the lead in Division 9 after their wins on Saturday. Scholes recorded a 59-run win over Dearne at Furlong Road, Ian Couldwell hitting an unbeaten 101 off 120 balls in their 179-6. In their reply, the hosts struggled against Betty Bell (7-38) and were all out for 120. Silkstone won a low-scoring tussle against Eden Grove Parklands 2nds at Parklands by 12 runs. Linton Shore hit 63 out of the visitors’ 98 after deciding to bat first, whilst Simon White took 4-21. In the hosts reply, Alan Moore was unbeaten on 55 when Parklands were all out for 86. At Adwick Park, Thorncliffe & Wentworth 2nds made 177-8 after being put in to bat by Wath 2nds, Kate Cooper and Isaac Wainwright taking three wickets each. In reply, Wath were all out for 103, Kamran Younis taking 4-15. The game between Whiston Forge 2nds and Fishlake 2nds was cancelled. 
 
On Sunday, in the President’s Trophy, there was a big win for Rockingham Colliery 2nds, by 164 runs against Darfield 2nds at School Lane. Joe Evans (110 off 118 balls) and Lewis Upton (52) were amongst the runs for the visitors in their 226-3, then Kelham Bennett took 5-7 in five overs as the hosts were all out for 62. Graham Skelton (42) and Liam Stainthorpe (46) led the successful run chase for Conisbrough 2nds after they had bowled Ackworth 2nds out for 131 at Park Road, and they won by four wickets. Luke Park (89) and Eliot Tye (59*) helped Coal Aston 2nds to 196-5 at home to Whiston Parish Church 2nds, who were restricted to 162-7 in their reply, Harrison Struggles top-scoring with 49 for the visitors. Robert Grace made 60 in Doncaster Town 3rds’ 181-5 against Hallam 3rds at Sandygate, and Oliver Booth took 4-24 as the hosts were bowled out for 80 in reply. Opener Harry Parker made 75 out of Barnby Dun’s 210-9 against Upper Haugh 2nds at Wentworth Road. In reply, the hosts were bowled out for 181, Christopher Pearson contributing 61. Adam Bashford ((60) and Alfie Berry (48) helped Wickersley Old Village 3rds to 165-8 against Whiston Forge at Northfield Lane. Owen Taylor then took 4-16 as the visitors were bowled out for 74 in reply. 
 
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