Round-up of games played on 12 & 13 August
Posted on 14th August 2023 at 21:16
Nicholas Associates Premier Division
There are new leaders after Sheffield Collegiate beat Tickhill, joint top overnight, by four wickets at Abbeydale. Tickhill elected to bat first, and were all out for 190 in 49 overs, Harry Swindells scoring 64 and Shaaiq Choudhry taking 5-67. Collegiate then reached their revised target of 149 off 34 overs by four wickets with two balls to spare, Abdul Faseeh scoring 46. Doncaster Town, who were level with Tickhill at the top, elected to bat first against Whitley Hall at Baxter Field. Callum Bethel’s 3-16 helped bowl the visitors out for 134 and then the hosts reached their a revised target of 125 from 42 overs by five wickets, with three overs to spare, with Neil Longhurst unbeaten on 31. In fourth place, Wakefield Thornes are just 16 points behind the leaders after beating Treeton by 77 runs, after being put into bat at Washfield Lane. Imran Mahoob scored 43 and Charlie Bourne took 4-39, before Shubham Sharma took 5-23 to help bowl the hosts out for 103. There was a seventh win of the season for Cleethorpes, for whom evergreen Bill Kirby made 101, which, along with 43 from keeper Tom Keast and an unbeaten 49 from David Mansfield, took them to 225-6 against bottom club Aston Hall at Green Lane. Jordan Cook (5-48) then led the visitors to victory, despite Mark Barnard’s 90. Barnsley Woolley Miners put Appleby Frodingham in to bat at Brumby Hall, and the hosts made 160-7, Alex Grimes scoring 52. Three wickets apiece from Jordan Neil and Joe Baker then saw the visitors bowled out just eight short of their target. Oliver Jackson top-scored with 36 and took 3-48 for Barnsley. Hallam beat Elsecar by 40 runs in a rain-interrupted game at Crimicar to move just ten points behind their visitors in the fight to avoid relegation. After choosing to bat first, Hallam made 175-8 in 48 overs, Will Newton scoring 45 and Christian Leddicoat 40. Elsecar were set a revised target of 158 from 38 overs, and were all out for 117 in 34 overs, despite 40 from Taruwar Kholi, Jay Singh taking 4-31.
Cawthorne are now 16 points clear at the top after beating bottom club Conisbrough by 150 runs at Dark Lane, after electing to bat first. George Charnock (111 not out), Nick Lowe (46) and Archie Greaves (43 not out) took the hosts to 257-5 before Methushan Thilina took 5-17 to help bowl the visitors out for 107. Wickersley Old Village held on to second place after beating Whiston Parish Church by 27 runs at Northfield Lane. After being put in to bat, the hosts made 263 all out with Vishvaraj Jadeja making 101 and Subhaan Hussain 59, whilst Kazim Hassan took 4-61. In the visitors’ reply, Gareth Davies (53) and Joe Norbury (49) put on 132 for the first wicket, but they lost their last seven wickets for 46 as Iftikhar Afzal took 4-60 and Jadeja 4-62, and they fell 27 short. In a thrilling game at Hatfield House Lane, Shiregreen beat Sheffield Collegiate 2nds by five runs in a rehearsal for Sunday’s Whitworth Cup final. The hosts elected to bat and were all out for 169, Haroon Tariq making 52 and Ben Fielding taking 5-39 for the visitors. Set a revised target of 159 from 46 overs, Collegiate were restricted to 154-9, Arslan Mir taking 5-40 and Ibrahim Safi 4-56, whilst Michael Goodchild top-scored with 45. Doncaster Town 2nds retained fourth place after beating relegation-threatened Wath by 25 runs at Town Fields. Doncaster elected to bat first, and made 194-8 thanks to Jack Woodiwiss (43), Jack Zuurbier (46) and Bradley Heaps (46). In reply, Wath were all out for 169, Warren Graca and Jonathan Redfern taking three wickets apiece. Barnsley Woolley Miners 2nds were all out for 112 after electing to bat first against fifth-placed Houghton Main at Shaw Lane, Dylan Smythe taking 4-28. Michael Brown (48 not out) then led his side to victory with five wickets and nearly ten overs to spare. Sprotbrough were put into bat by Darfield at School Lane, and were all out for 125, with Saman Khursheed taking 4-31. The hosts then fell eight short of their target, despite Reiko Parker Cole scoring 47 off 37 balls, as Daniel Wright and Joe Toole took 4-47 and 4-20 respectively for the visitors.
Leaders Ackworth were beaten by second-placed Rockingham Colliery in the division’s match-of-the-day at the Boot & Shoe ground. After electing to bat first, the visitors made making 259-7, with Ben Dalton (82) and Jory Bannister (47) putting on 101 for the second wicket. In reply, the hosts were all out for 194 with Peter Lomas taking 5-46. Third-placed Aston Hall 2nds are still very much in the promotion hunt after beating Wakefield Thornes 2nds by 64 runs at Field Lane. After electing to bat first, the visitors were all out for 160, Mainak Ray top-scoring with 53 and Adam Naz taking 4-31. In reply, Thornes were 96 all out, Yousaf Ali taking 4-25. Oughtibridge War Memorial kept their promotion hopes alive with a six-wicket win over Whitley Hall 2nds at Waterside Gardens. The visitors were all out for 102 after electing to bat first, Tuffail Dar taking 4-28, and the hosts needed only 21 overs reach their target for the loss of only 4 wickets, with Naveed Arif making 58. Bottom club Green Moor still have a slim chance of avoiding relegation after beating Sheffield United by one wicket at Hill Top Lane. The visitors elected to bat first, and were all out for 149, Aadam Hassan scoring 48. In Green Moor’s reply, opener Chris Matthewman made 40 off 41 balls, whilst Illyas Mohammed took 4-43, as the hosts sneaked home. Relegation-threatened Wickersley Old Village 2nds gained a valuable 12 points by beating Coal Aston by four wickets at Stonelow. After electing to bat first, the hosts made 203 all out, opener Jack Hall scoring 108 and Brady Saunders taking 5-29. In reply, opener James Butler top-scored with 54 for the visitors as they passed their target with four wickets and 16 balls to spare. Finally, Rotherham Town beat Upper Haugh by 57 runs at Wentworth Road. After being put in to bat, the visitors were all out for 182, opener Jawad Saleem making 70 and Asjad Shah 47 off 38 balls, whilst Parvez Asghar took 4-51. In reply, the hosts were all out for 125 in 33 overs, Dean Smith top-scoring with 42, whilst Afzaal Ahmad and Orminder Singh took three wickets each.
Leaders Warmsworth beat fourth-placed Elsecar 2nds by seven wickets at the Al Murad Stadium after the hosts had chosen to bat first and were 150 all out, Matthew Tonks making 46, whilst there were three wickets each for Lewis Brown and Bruce Jaftha. In reply, Jaftha made 79 and Liam Marshall was 40 not out as the visitors reached their target with seven wickets and 17 overs to spare. Second-placed Tickhill 2nds had a comprehensive nine-wicket win over Hatfield Town at Alderson Drive. They put their visitors in to bat and bowled them out for 91, Louis Botha taking 4-26, before reaching their modest target for the loss of one wicket in the 15th over. Hallam 2nds occupy the third promotion place after beating Norton Woodseats by seven wickets at Matthews Lane. After being asked to bat first, the hosts were restricted to 101-8 in 35 overs, and in reply, Hallam reached their target in 32 overs for the loss of three wickets and Woodseats slipped to the bottom of the table. Fifth-placed Thorpe Hesley & High Green lost by seven wickets to Sheffield Collegiate 3rds at Abbeydale after they elected to bat and were all out for 163, Linton Shore making 45 and Mansoor Shinwari taking 4-13. In their reply Charlie Wall led the hosts to victory with an unbeaten 74. Norton Oakes lifted themselves off the bottom of the table with a convincing win over the club now just two points above them in the relegation places, Treeton 2nds. After being put into bat at Oakes Park, the hosts reached 220-4, thanks to opener George Brooks (84 not out) and James Thompson (98 off 80 balls). In reply, the visitors were all out for 53, Daniel Baldwin taking 5-30. Finally, Penistone beat Parkhead by seven wickets at Queen Street after asking their visitors to bat first and bowling them out for 129, Chris Walmsley taking 4-37. In the hosts’ reply, Charlie Armitage made 38 not out as they passed their target in 29 overs for the loss of three wickets.
Monk Bretton lead the division by 14 points after beating Caribbean Sports by six wickets at the Castle Ground. The visitors elected to bat first and were all out for 155, Mazar Sharif making 44, sharing an opening stand of 88 with Andre Jackson, before Ashley Clayton took 7-46 to peg them back. The hosts then reached their target in 23 overs for the loss of four wickets, Luke Bullingham making 58 not out and Harrison Hayes 70. Wath 2nds kept up the pace in second place after beating Cawthorne 2nds by three wickets at Moor Road. The visitors won the toss and elected to bat, but were all out for 121, Stephen Johnson taking 4-25. The hosts then lost seven wickets in making the runs, which they did largely thanks to Kelham Bennett’s unbeaten 38. Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds lost ground on the two leaders after losing by four runs away to Sprotborough 2nds. The hosts elected to bat first and were all out for 135, Daniel Swales top-scoring with 47 runs and Adil Nasim taking 5-8, before the visitors were all out for 131, thanks to Matt Webb’s 5-33. Worsbrough Bridge are now just two points behind Oughtibridge, after a 51-run win over bottom club Stocksbridge at Bracken Moor. After electing to bat first, the hosts made 188, with skipper Alex Littlewood making 67 and Joe Hibbert taking 5-41. Mark Wilkinson then took 4-38 as the hosts were restricted to 137-9. Millhouses Works beat Kexborough by 87 runs at Bence Lane after deciding to bat first and reaching 189-6, thanks to Ben Hyman (41) and George Henderson (56 not out), whilst Neil Hinchcliffe took 4-37. The hosts were all out for 91 in reply, Lee Stewart taking 4-26. Frecheville Community had a comprehensive nine-wicket win over Bradfield Village Fellowship at the Hobson Bowl. Having been put in to bat, the visitors were all out for 69, Abid Dad, David Radcliffe and Aadil Hassan each taking three wickets, before the hosts scored the required runs in 23 overs.
Both the division’s top two were beaten, as leaders Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds lost to relegation-threatened Upper Haugh 2nds at Woolley. The hosts were put in to bat and bowled out for 153 before Steven Reynolds scored 53 to lead the visitors to a four-wicket win in 37 overs, despite Alex Gough’s 4-41. Second-placed Thorncliffe & Wentworth lost at home to Higham after putting their visitors in to bat and seeing them reach 195, despite four wickets each from Connor Brunt and Hummad Younis. In reply, the hosts were all out for 142, Joseph Green taking 5-40 and Gareth Kilburn 4-37. Wombwell Main are in third place after a four-wicket win over Whiston Parish Church 2nds at Church Fields. After being put in to bat, the hosts reached 153-9, Majid Aziz taking 4-22. The visitors then passed their target for the loss of six wickets in the 35th over. Richard Wilkinson scored 38 and took 3-48 for the victors. Silkstone United slipped to fifth after being beaten by eight wickets by Rockingham Colliery 2nds at Hoyland Common. Having decided to bat first, the visitors reached 161-7, with skipper Jakob Taylor unbeaten on 54. In reply, Taylor Jowitt (41) and Joe Evans (75 not out) led the hosts to victory in 37 overs. Barnby Dun are now second-to-bottom after losing to Sheffield Collegiate 4ths by 56 runs at Glass Park. After being put in to bat, the visitors made 197-6, Ben Jackson making 105 off 121 balls, before Mark Longley took 5-32 as the hosts were bowled out for 141, despite Henry Cutts’ 43. Finally, at Finningley, Doncaster Town 3rds were all out for 125 after being put in to bat by Handsworth Junior SC, Mirza Ali taking 7-48, whilst keeper Ewan Whittaker (48) provided most resistance for the hosts. In their reply, the visitors slipped from 62-2 to 86-8, but Ali helped to steer them home with one wicket and eight balls to spare, despite good spells from Christian Dobson, Ankit Patel and Alfie Gudgin, who claimed three wickets each.
Hallam 3rds’ lead at the top of the division has been cut to two points after they were beaten by Whiston Forge at Sandygate. The visitors made 192-5 after being put in to bat, Kristian Lee Green making 56 and Steve Cowles 56 not out. Mark Daly then took 6-36 as the hosts were bowled out for 87, despite 51 off 56 balls from opener Tom Adamson. Conisbrough 2nds closed the gap at the top with a convincing win over Maltby Miners Welfare at Park Road. Having been put in to bat, the hosts amassed 243-8, Gary Strephan scoring 49 at the top of the order before Liam Stainthorpe added 77 not out in 46 balls. Stainthorpe then took 5-21 as the visitors were bowled out for 113. Fourth-placed Shiregreen 2nds did their promotion hopes no harm at all when they beat Sheffield United 2nds by 35 runs at Bawtry Road. Having chosen to bat, the visitors made 178 all out, Nazam Mohammed making 47 and Mehfooz Khan 43, whilst Zaheer Mirza took 5-49. In reply, the hosts were all out for 143, despite Tawqeer Hussain’s 44, as Shoukat Ali took 4-28. Fifth-placed Darfield 2nds kept their hopes alive by beating Rotherham Town 2nds by 15 runs at Clifton Lane. Having elected to bat first, they were all out for 131, Naveed Shah making 45, whilst Abdul Jamal took 4-29. In reply, four bowlers shared the wickets as the hosts were restricted to 113-8. Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds beat Penistone 2nds by 59 runs at Smithywood Road. After being put in to bat, the hosts reached 151 all out, opener Conn Crawford making 45, whilst John Dalton took 4-19. The visitors were then all out for 92, Robert Armitage scoring 43, whilst David Grant and Andrew Oliver took three wickets each. Third-placed Fishlake lost ground on the top two when their game at home to Coal Aston 2nds was abandoned when they were 21-2 in the seventh over, chasing 144 to win. They had earlier bowled their visitors out for 143, of which Brett Pickford made 53, whilst Richard Copley took 4-24.
Leaders Ackworth 2nds retained their four-point advantage at the top of the division after beating Mexborough Athletic by three wickets at the Beecroft Estates ground. The visitors won the toss and chose to field, restricting Mexborough to 162-9, of which opener Tommy Hoyle made 84 and Arran Taylor took 4-55. Ackworth then scored the required runs for the loss of seven wickets in 37 overs, Laim Carr top-scoring with 69. Sheffield University Staff kept up the pressure in second place with a comfortable win over Whitley Hall 3rds at Wentworth. Put in to bat, the Staff were 206 all out, Waqas Tanveer scoring 61 in 48 balls and Joe Chatterton taking 5-36. Siddharth Patwardhan took 4-23 in the visitors’ reply, and they were all out for 105, despite Matthew Brown’s 45. Wickersley Old Village 3rds moved into the promotion places with a straightforward win over Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds at the Sands. Put in to bat, the hosts were 103 all out in 31 overs, with Kevin Roe taking 4-24, whilst opener David Fearnley was seventh out for 45 for the hosts. Daniel Roe dominated the visitors’ reply with 53, as they eased home with eight wickets and eleven overs to spare. Mid-table Higham 2nds beat tenth-placed Norton Oakes 2nds at Royd Lane after putting their visitors in to bat. Oakes reached 177-3 in their 40 overs, openers Stephen Cook (65) and Chris Baker (93) putting on 126 for their first wicket, but James Lawson (52) and Anthony White (51) then put on 120 for the hosts' first wicket, to provide the foundation for a five-wicket home win. Finally, Caribbean Sports 2nds comfortably beat next-to-bottom Brookhouse at the Common. Having chosen to bat, the hosts made 192-8 thanks to skipper Ikram Amjad (51) and Hasan Ali (102 not out off 104 balls), despite Tharindu Perera’s 4-43. Waqar Arshad (6-18 in ten overs) Hafeez Ahmed (4-21) then shot the visitors out for 44.
Hatfield Town 2nds have now opened up a 38-point lead at the top of the division after beating third-placed Stocksbridge 2nds at Carr Side Lane by 115 runs. The hosts won the toss, chose to bat, and were all out for 179, with Mark Walton unbeaten on 56 and Rowan Brearley taking 4-39. Shehzad Hussain (10-4-9-4) then led the way for the hosts as Stocksbridge were all out for 64. Millhouses Works 2nds are now level with Stocksbridge after beating Frecheville Community 2nds by 169 runs at Millhouses Park. Having chosen to bat first, the hosts were 199 all out, Asif Raja making 78 in 65 balls; before Amir Riaz helped bowl his side to a resounding win with 4-8 as the visitors were all out for 30. Scholes & Harley are also in joint-third place after beating Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths by eight wickets at Scholes. Having chosen to bat, the visitors were restricted to 109-8 in 40 overs, keeper Craig Wilkes carrying his bat for an unbeaten 42, before the hosts wrapped up their win in the 21st over. Houghton Main 2nds banished any lingering relegation worries when the beat Sprotbrough 3rds by 86 runs at Middlecliffe Lane. After electing to bat first, the hosts were all out for 175, and then bowled their visitors out for 89, four bowlers sharing the wickets. Mexborough Athletic 2nds conceded their game against second-placed Warmsworth 2nds.
Runaway leaders Upper Haugh 3rds were beaten by Monk Bretton 2nds by 19 runs at Rawmarsh after putting their visitors in to bat and bowling them out for 88. Keeper Ollie Wainwright carried his bat for a vital unbeaten 39 for the visitors, whilst five bowlers shared the wickets for Bretton. Chris Wainwright then took 5-29 as the hosts were dismissed for just 69. Second-placed Doncaster Town 4ths were also beaten, falling by five wickets to Worsbrough Bridge 2nds at Park Road. The visitors won the toss, chose to bat, and made 168-6, Oscar Jones hitting 53 and Ethan Sefton taking 5-31. Five batsmen then chipped in with 20s and 30s as the hosts reached their target with six overs to spare. Adwick-le-Street are now just two points behind Doncaster in third after an easy win over Silkstone United 2nds at Barnsley Road. After they put their hosts in to bat, Carl Newbold (5-12) and Christopher Jeeves (4-22) bowled them out for 55, before the visitors knocked off the required runs for the loss of no wickets in 11 overs. Mid-table Rockingham Colliery 3rds beat bottom side Thorncliffe & Wentworth 2nds by eight wickets at Stainborough. The visitors were all out for 78 after being put in to bat, before Dave Smith (38 not out) led the hosts to victory in 18 overs.
On Sunday, Norton Woodseats 2nds beat relegation-threatened Wath 3rds by 30 runs at Moor Road. Put in to bat, the visitors reached 148-4, chiefly thanks to Hamzah Shah (78), before Fahim Mirzayee took 4-14 as the hosts were restricted to 118-9 in reply.
Second-placed Barnby Dun 2nds beat Brookhouse 2nds by eight wickets at Rose Lane to narrow the gap between them and leaders Elsecar to six points. Put in to bat, the hosts were all out for 108, Simon White taking 5-21, before the visitors passed their target in the 22nd over, opener Sam Connick scoring 71 not out off 69 balls. The game between Whiston Forge 2nds and Dearne was cancelled.
On Sunday, leaders Elsecar 3rds lost for a second time this season, this time at home to third-placed Kexborough 2nds at the Al-Murad Stadium. Having chosen to bat first, the visitors were all out for 136, but this proved enough, as Thomas Woods took 5-28 and their hosts were all out for 103, despite 53 from skipper Richard Stump.
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