Round-up of games played on 13/14 May
Posted on 15th May 2023 at 21:25
The most productive day of the season so far saw play in 53 of the scheduled 62 games, with play continuing to a result in all games that started.
With joint leaders Tickhill and Wakefield Thornes suffering cancelled games at Appleby Frodingham and Aston Hall respectively, Sheffield Collegiate took advantage to climb within four points of them in third place. In a game reduced to 38 overs at Abbeydale, visitors Doncaster Town were asked to bat first, and a brilliant 117 not out off 121 balls from Caleb Jewell took the visitors to 178-6, Shaaiq Choudhry taking 4-44 for the home side. Choudhry completed an excellent all-round game with an unbeaten 87 off 94 balls, leading his side to a four-wicket win with a ball to spare; whilst Jack Shutt took 4-41 for the Town Fields side. Elsecar achieved their first result of the season, a five-wicket win at Baxter Field, after asking the home side to bat first and bowling them out for 168. Callum Bethel (70) and James Brown (42) added 92 for Whitley Hall’s sixth wicket, and Moin Ashraf took 4-18 for the visitors. Taruwar Kohli (74) and Tanzeel Ali (48 not out) top-scored as Elsecar passed their target with five wickets and six overs to spare. Barnsley Woolley Miners earned their first win of the season in a game reduced to 30 overs a side at Washfield Lane. After being put in to bat by Treeton, the visitors reached 216-8 thanks to 80 off 53 balls from Jake Weatherald, supported by thirties from Beck Frostick and Owen Smith. Only Vinnie Ogden, with 34 off 23 balls offered much resistance in reply, as Adam Copley (5-30) and Ollie Jackson (3-38) bowled the visitors to a 92-run success. Finally, Cleethorpes asked Hallam to bat first at Crimicar, and Matthew Owen (4-33) led the way as the home side were bowled out for 91. In reply, the visitors were soon 28-4, but Mayank Mishra proved the match-winner with an unbeaten 40, despite James Smedley’s 3-27.
On Sunday, there was a dramatic finish at Green Lane, where Elsecar played their home game with Aston Hall that was postponed from 22 April. Aston Hall, put in to bat, were all out for 169, Nathan Smith (39) and Nasir Omar (56) top-scoring, whilst Craig Moffat took 6-52 for Elsecar. In their reply, Elsecar appeared to be easing to victory when Taruwar Kohli (68) and Bilal Anjam (41) added 119 for the third wicket to take them to 137-2. But both were then dismissed by Aston Hall skipper Johannes Bothma, who took 6-19 in nine overs to trigger a collapse that saw his side claim a precious victory by one run.
Doncaster Town 2nds have an eight-point lead at the top of the table after their third win, this time at home to Whiston Parish Church. Warren Graca took 4-37 after the visitors elected to bat first, and they were all out for 118. Opener Jack Woodiwiss then steered the home side to a four-wicket win with an unbeaten 52, despite Harsha Rajapaksha’s 4-42. Free-scoring Wickersley Old Village are one of three clubs in joint-second place after a 92-run win over Sheffield Collegiate 2nds at Northfield Lane. The home side amassed 316-5 after being put in to bat, Harvey Wootton (174-off 135 balls) putting on 176 for the first wicket with Mark Cummins (60), Isaac Spencer-Jones adding an unbeaten 39 off 18 balls. Louie Owens (58) and Andy Simpson (40) top-scored in the visitors reply, but they fell 92 short at 224-9, Vishvaraj Jadeja taking 3-39 for the home side. Houghton Main are level on points with Wickersley, and they recorded an impressive 68-run win over Shiregreen after being asked to bat first by the home side and posting 178-6. Vikas Dixit led the way for the visitors with an unbeaten 109 off 140 balls, whilst Hamzah Younis took 4-40. Haider Jahangir then returned figures of 11-3-16-6 as the home side were bowled out for 110, with Ibrahim Khan Safi left unbeaten on 40. The third side in joint-second place are Cawthorne, who recorded a narrow win over Wath at Dark Lane. Having asked their visitors to bat first, Cawthorne bowled them out for 150, with skipper Mike Jepps taking 5-23, despite 39 from Jayden Vince and 46 from Sulaiman Hussain. The home side did not have matters all their own way in reply, but Liam Wiles’ 52 steadied the ship after three early wickets from Vince, and then Amir Shahzad came in at number ten to hit four sixes in a six-ball unbeaten 25 to see them home with two wickets and ten overs to spare. There was a big win for Sprotbrough at Shaw Lane, where the visitors elected to bat first. Opener Thomas Pepper’s 68 was the foundation for their 234-6, Daniel Wright also contributing an unbeaten 37 off 29 balls. Wright (5-32) took five of the first seven wickets as Barnsley Woolley Miners 2nds slipped to 47-7 in their reply, only Steve Nuttall offering much resistance with 29, as the home side were bowled out for 81. Finally, Darfield asked visitors Conisbrough to bat first at School Lane, and after reducing them to 94-8 were frustrated by visiting skipper James Doran, whose 46 off 40 balls lifted his side to 156. Carlton Dickinson (4-39) and Saman Kursheed (3-38) were the pick of the home attack. The home side were then bowled out for 112, opening bowlers Buddhika Sanjeewa (3-37) and Scott Lowe (4-20) doing most of the damage, whilst only Matt Lambert (30) offered much resistance.
Leaders Ackworth made it five on the spin with a comfortable six-wicket home win over Whitley Hall 2nds. Shinghi Masakadza (3-22) and Luke Townsend (4-37) did the damage as the visitors were restricted to 101-9 in 42 overs after being asked to bat first, then openers John Wood (34) and Townsend (36) set the home side on their way to the win. Rockingham Colliery are two points clear of the rest in second place after a nine-wicket win away to Coal Aston. After the home side had been put in to bat, Jawad Akhtar took 6-38 as they were bowled out for 103, then Harry Grindle (45 not out) and Ben Dalton (51) put on 91 for the first wicket as Rockingham cantered to victory in the 42nd over. Oughtibridge War Memorial slipped out of the top two when they lost by 26 runs at home to Sheffield United. Fazil Reza (39) and Danuka Hettiarachchi (41) helped United to 144-9 after being asked to bat first, despite three wickets each from Hasaru Chaamikara and Sam Patel; before Illyas Mohammed (3-27) and Musa Altaf (3-18) bowled the home side out 26 runs short. At Field Lane, a second successive league ton from Nicholas England (103 off 143 balls) led Wakefield Thornes 2nds to 233-6, with Jamie Howarth also contributing 45 and Connor Snelgrove claiming three wickets. Wickersley Old Village 2nds’ spirited reply saw them fall just 12 runs short at 211-8 – James Butler top-scoring with 74 and Freddie Eglestone taking 5-23. In a low-scoring game at Wentworth Road, Danish Rasheed took 4-22 and Yousaf Ali 3-9 after Aston Hall 2nds asked Upper Haugh to bat first and bowled them out for 90. The visitors struggled against some tight bowling in their reply, with Rehan Mir taking 3-14, but got home with three wickets and eight overs to spare. Daniel Airstone (56) and Chris Matthewman (44) got Green Moor off to a good start with an opening stand of 75 after they had been put in to bat by Rotherham Town at Chapel Lane. Arslan Tariq slowed their progress with four wickets before Harry Airstone hit 38 off 28 balls. Joe White then took 5-22 as the visitors were bowled out 56 short of Green Moor’s 169 all out.
Hatfield Town have taken over as leaders of Division 2 after a four-wicket win over Penistone at Queen Street. The home side recovered from 37-5 to reach 127-9 after being put in to bat, chiefly thanks to skipper Tom Exley (48), whilst the wickets were shared amongst the visitors’ five bowlers. Luke Cockburn (61) starred in Hatfield’s reply, whilst Ben Askey took 3-14. Tickhill 2nds lost top spot after a five-wicket home defeat after being asked to bat first by Treeton 2nds. Ted Ruston scored 41 for the home side, whilst Michael Hunter (3-29) and Jon Boden (4-19) were the pick of the attack. The second innings was dominated by an unbeaten 88 off 117 balls by the experienced Steve Foster, whilst Louis Botha took 3-45 for the home side. Hallam 2nds had a hard-fought three-wicket win at the Al-Murad after asking Elsecar 2nds to bat first and restricting them to 116-9. Arjith Ravi (4-15) and Alex Coates (3-36) were the main destroyers for the visitors, whilst Kieran Higgins top-scored with 34 for the home side. Andrew Ivill then took 3-32 in a losing cause for Elsecar. At Abbeydale, Sheffield Collegiate 3rds were put in to bat by Warmsworth and dismissed for 119. Lewis Brown took 4-28 for the visitors whilst Shafiullah Shinwari top-scored with 31. Warmsworth were made to work hard for victory, which was achieved with three wickets and eight balls to spare. The games at Norton Oakes, against Thorpe Hesley & High Green, and Norton Woodseats, against Parkhead, were both abandoned without a ball bowled.
Leaders Wath 2nds had a 19-run win over Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds at Moor Road. After being asked to bat first, the home side were bowled out for 125 in the 41st over, John Searby, Dilshan Sukumar and Azahat Saleem each picking up three wickets, whilst Sam Whitlam, with an unbeaten 40 from 41 balls, was the star man for the home side. Mark Barlow then took 4-27 as the visitors were bowled out for 106, Shahrukh Khan providing most resistance with an unbeaten 42. Worsbrough Bridge recorded their second win of the campaign, by 78 runs over Kexborough at Bence Lane. The visitors were restricted to 114-9 in their 46 overs as Thava Nig took 4-13 and Robert Mynett 4-34, but Liam Hague took 5-23 as the home side were skittled for 36 in reply. Just four points behind Worsbrough are Monk Bretton, who also picked up a second win, by 17 runs over Cawthorne 2nds at the Castle Ground. Danny Taylor (50) held the early order together for the home side after they were put in to bat and were all out for 135, Callum McCarthy and Gareth Kilburn taking three wickets each. Steven Honeyman and Jordan Clayton then did the same as the visitors were bowled out for 118. Caribbean Sports gained their first win of the campaign, by a convincing 149-run margin over Stocksbridge at Bracken Moor. Bjorn Taylor (80) and Zaryab Hussain (45) led the way to the visitors’ 220-7 before Liam Grayson took the last three wickets for just nine runs. Saad Bashir then finished with figures of 13-8-11-6 as the home side were dismissed for 71. Bradfield Village Fellowship had an 83-run win over Sprotbrough 2nds at Melton Road, Will Higson (50) and Stephen Abbs (47) leading them to 155 after they were asked to bat first, whilst Robert Ibbotson and Nick Graves both claimed three wickets. In reply, only home skipper Thomas Langley provided much resistance as Elliot Hallam and James Shepherd took three wickets each and his side were bowled out for 72. Finally, the game between Frecheville Community and Millhouses Works was abandoned without a ball bowled – the fourth time the two sides have had a ‘no result’ game this season.
Whiston Parish Church 2nds maintained their unbeaten start to the campaign with a third win at the top of the table. Visitors Silkstone United elected to bat first at Church Fields, and Will Clegg (48) and Joseph Atkinson (63 not out) led them to 170-5. Dale Stanley (57) and Owen Struggles (70 not out) then ensured a four-wicket victory for the home side, despite Jakob Taylor’s 3-47. Doncaster Town 3rds and Thorncliffe & Wentworth share second place after both picked up wins. Christian Dobson finished with 12.4-6-11-7 for Doncaster as they rolled Wombwell Main out for 34 at Finningley, although the home side did lose four wickets before securing a six-wicket win. Thorncliffe & Wentworth had a 30-run win over Sheffield Collegiate 4ths after being put in to bat by the visitors at Lound Side. Darren Schofield top-scored with 42 as Thorncliffe reached 130, Nikhil Varma Alluri and Mark Longley taking four wickets each for the visitors. In reply, Jacob Grubb took 3-24 and Sonny Owens scored 31 as Collegiate were bowled out for 100. At the Glass Park Sports Ground, Upper Haugh 2nds won their first game of the season by inflicting a first YCSPL defeat on Barnby Dun. Christopher Pearson top-scored with 32 and James Copley took 4-32 as the visitors were bowled out for 150, but Steve Reynolds took 6-16 for Upper Haugh and Pearson followed up with 3-22 as the home side were reduced to 54-9. A few lusty blows from the last pair then took the home side to 91. In a low-scoring game at Hoyland Common, Higham beat Rockingham Colliery 2nds after putting them in to bat and bowling them out for 52. Steven Bamforth led the way for the visitors with 4-18, who then lost seven wickets in reaching their modest target, Benjamin Shore being the pick of the home side’s bowling with 3-7 in six overs. The game at Woolley between Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds and Handsworth Junior SC was abandoned without a ball bowled.
Conisbrough 2nds lead the table after a straightforward win over Shiregreen 2nds at Park Road. After putting the visitors in to bat, there were three wickets each for Craig Jackson and Liam Stainthorpe as Shiregreen were bowled out for 89, opener Akhtar Khan carrying his bat for an unbeaten 40. The home side then strolled to an eight-wicket win in the 24th over. It was a similar story for second-placed Rotherham Town 2nds, who beat Maltby Miners Welfare by eight wickets at Clifton Lane. After winning the toss and bowling first, the home side dismissed Malby for 58 with Omar Budoo taking 3-11 in 13 overs and Shadab Ahmed 4-13 in 13. Town then eased to victory in the 25th over. There was a big win for Whiston Forge after they were put in to bat by Sheffield United 2nds at Bawtry Road. Thirties from Steve Cowles and Mark Traquair led the visitors to 188-9, after which Josh Cooke (4-26) and Andy Smith (3-13) bowled the home side out for 73. There was a low-scoring game at Smithywood Road, where Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds were put in to bat by Darfield 2nds. Home skipper Iain MacDonald made 53 out of his sides’ 94-9, and it proved the match-winning innings as the visitors were bowled out for 71. Jack Waldron took 4-22 in nine overs in the first innings, and, in the second, Rob Horne (3-25) and Travis Bacchus (5-17) bowled the home side to victory. At Pinfold Lane, Fishlake registered a three-wicket win over Penistone 2nds after asking them to bat first and bowling them out for 105. There were three wickets each for Ben Metcalfe, Richard Copley and Dylan Sisman for the home side, for whom Sisman also contributed an unbeaten 32 off 30 balls. The Division’s top score of the day was recorded by Hallam 3rds, who were put in to bat by Coal Aston 2nds at Sandygate. Robert Frost (59) and Alex Davis (90 off 58 balls) were the principal contributors to the home side’s 208, and Jim Lee, with 4-18 in 12 overs, led the way to a 42-run win in the second innings.
Whitley Hall 3rds have an eight-point lead at the top of the table after a 52-run win over Brookhouse at Wentworth. Charlie Wragg (33) top-scored in the home side’s 111-9, Tharindu Perera taking 6-27 for the visitors, before Richard Taylor’s 5-22 set up the win for Whitley. Sheffield University Staff had a 74-run win over Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds at the Sands, Waqas Tanveer top-scoring with 60 as the visitors posted 172, Henry Harris taking 4-51 and Nick Cutts 3-15 in ten overs, before Chris Stride took 3-34 to help bowl the home side out for 98, despite 47 from Paul Garnett. Despite being bowled out for 98 after being asked to bat first at the Common, Caribbean Sports 2nds earned a 56-run win over Norton Oakes 2nds. Waqar Arshad top scored for the home side with 42, whilst Carl Fairhurst (3-7) and Chris Baker (4-17) were the pick of the visitors’ attack. Hamzah Hussan (4-9 in five overs) then helped bowl Oakes out for 42. Handsworth Junior SC 2nds elected to bat first against Ackworth 2nds at Oliver’s Mount, and thirties from Saiful Alam Nary and Monir Choudhury led them to 167-9, despite 5-25 from Finlay Martin for the visitors. Kevin Booth (67) and Dave Harris (48) then led Ackworth to the win with four wickets and five balls to spare. Brooklyn Whitmill (42) and Richard Berry (33 not out) helped Wickersley Old Village 3rds to 138-9 against Mexborough Athletic at the Beecroft Estates ground, Elliot Hunt taking 3-34 for the home side; before Muraad Ghani took 3-23 as Wickersley gained a 65-run win. The game between Higham 2nds and Green Moor 2nds was abandoned without a ball bowled.
Hatfield Town 2nds lead the way in Division 7 after a big win at home to Frecheville Community 2nds. After being asked to bat first, the home side reached 157-8 before bowling their visitors out for 37 – Andrew Decent taking 5-10. Houghton Main 2nds won for the second time in their two games played, by 122 runs at home to Mexborough Athletic 2nds. John Cook (66) and Matt Thornton (46) top-scored for the home side in their 195, whilst Owen Brinton took 4-28 for the visitors. Mexborough were then dismissed for 73, Bilal Hussain finishing with the remarkable figures of 7-4-7-8. Millhouses Works 2nds were asked to bat first by Eden Grove Parklands and posted 221-7, largely thanks to Amir Riaz (122 off 73 balls) and Tom Endacott (40). Riaz completed a remarkable match with 7-7 in 10 overs as the visitors were bowled out for 160, despite 55 off 35 balls from Simon Trott and 36 not out off 21 from last man Stuart Setterington. Warmsworth 2nds put Stocksbridge 2nds in to bat at Common Lane and bowled them out for 107, Richard Marshall taking 5-14 and Joe Stringfellow 4-21; Matt Hague (41) top-scoring for the visitors. Warmsworth then reached their target for the loss of four wickets in the 38th over. The game between Scholes & Harley and Sprotbrough 3rds was abandoned without a ball bowled.
On Sunday, Sprotbrough 3rds beat Scholes & Harley at Hooton Pagnell by 49 runs after electing to bat first. Forties from Mark Chambers and Robert Edmundson enabled the home side to reach 157-7, and they bowled the visitors out for 108, despite 55 from Lewis Varley, with three wickets each from Nigel Young and Eric Brown.
Upper Haugh 3rds top Division 8 after a 51-run home win over Doncaster Town 4ths. Gurvinder Singh scored 50 for the home side after they were asked to bat first and made 174-9, Alfie Gudgin taking 3-21. Gudgin also top-scored with 55 when the visitors replied, but only Oscar Jones (33) provided any other significant resistance, and they were bowled out for 123 with Hayden Cooney taking 4-13. Second-placed Rockingham Colliery 3rds were put in to bat at Adwick Park and made 128-6, Reece Woodhead and Quinn Baker both making 38. Adwick-le-Street looked well-placed at 65-0 with Nick Bisby on 44, but when he was dismissed by Woodhead (3-23) they collapsed to 80 all out, Lewis Upton taking 4-7. Level with Rockingham are Worsbrough Bridge 2nds, who were put in to bat by Norton Woodseats 2nds at Park Road and were all out for 130. Darren Newton made 62 off 39 balls at the top of the order for the home side, whilst Jhangir Ahmed and Hamzah Shah both took four wickets for Woodseats. The visitors were then bowled out for 62, match-winner Newton following up his 62 with 5-17. Wath 3rds made 127-6 after being put in by Thorncliffe & Wentworth 2nds at Silkstone. Keeper Joel Humphries top-scored with 43 for Wath; for whom Harrison Roebuck then took 6-13 to lead them to an 81-run win. Wombell Main 2nds decided to bat first at home to Monk Bretton 2nds and were all out for 113, Billy Smith top-scoring with 35 and Kyle Armitage taking 3-11 for the visitors. Player-of-the-match Armitage then scored 47 not out to rescue his side from 22-4 and steer them to a four-wicket win in the 36th over.
Elsecar 3rds moved into second place with a six-wicket win over Barnby Dun 2nds after asking the visitors to bat first at Hooton Pagnell. Jack Pearson junior took 4-36 for Elsecar as Barnby Dun were bowled out for 83, before Ewan Bennett steered the home side to the win with an unbeaten 34. Brookhouse 2nds obtained their first win of the season after deciding to bat first at home to Scholes & Harley 2nds. Saeed Riaz (107) and Thomas Moore (44) took the home side to 191-5 before Stuart Stubbins and Raju Reddy took three wickets each to help bowl the visitors out for 97, despite Lewis Varley’s 41. Dearne also picked up their first win, by 71 runs over Eden Grove Parklands 2nds at Parklands. The visitors struggled to 94 against the bowling of Dean Sommerville (3-3) and Jake Vickerage (4-9), but this proved more than enough after Paul Rollinson had taken 4-7 and the home side were all out for 23. The game between Whiston Forge 2nds and leaders Kexborough 2nds was abandoned without a ball bowled.
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