Once again, the weather played a big part in a YCSPL league programme, with most games starting but later being affected, and the DLS system was called into play in all but one of the Premier Division games. 
Nicholas Associates Premier Division 
There was another change at the top, where Tickhill took advantage of Sheffield Collegiate’s slip-up to move four points clear with two games to go. After they were put in to bat by Whitley Hall at Baxter Field, Harry Swindells (46) led the way as Tickhill posted 226 all out in their 50 overs, Biswick Kapala taking 4-46 for the hosts. Five of the visiting bowlers then shared the wickets, as Whitley fell 57 short of a revised target of 210 in 42 overs. Sheffield Collegiate elected to bat first at Abbeydale, where they were bowled out for 130 by Barnsley Woolley Miners, for whom Liam Johnson took 4-32. After the visitors had made a positive start, rain revised their target first to 79 in 24 overs, and then to 66 in 20 overs after a further delay; the latter had already been achieved with six wickets to spare. Champions Appleby Frodingham are up to third, 12 points behind Collegiate, after a comfortable win over Wakefield Thornes at Brumby Hall. The hosts elected to bat first and were bowled out for 167 in 50 overs, with Jordan Neil making 49 and Imran Mahboob taking 6-31. Kieran Watson then quickly took 4-18 as the hosts reduced Thornes to 32-7, and they finished 68 short of their target of 154 in 34 overs, with just two wickets standing. Doncaster Town lost ground on the leaders when their game against Hallam at Crimicar was abandoned when they had faced 9.1 overs. After they had decided to bat first, an unbeaten 47 from Joe Cooper helped the hosts recover from 57-7 to post 155-9. Town were 23-1 in reply when rain prevented further play, and Hallam’s relegation back to the Championship was confirmed. Elsecar all but ensured their Premier Division status next year when they beat Cleethorpes by three wickets at Chichester Road. Having been put in to bat, the hosts reached a healthy 248-7, thanks largely to David (57) and Ian (41) Mansfield, who put on 90 for their fifth wicket. But Taruwar Kohli (88) and Bilal Anjam (51) then put on 105 for the visitors’ third wicket to set up victory with four balls to spare. Aston Hall kept their slim survival hopes alive with seven-wicket win over Treeton at Washfield Lane. The hosts elected to bat and reached 162-7 in 40 overs, with Viraj Bhosale making 73 and Adam Clarke taking 4-28. The visitors slipped to 55-3 in reply, before Zak Jahangir (46 not out) and Niaz Khan (77 not out) shared an unbroken fourth-wicket partnership of 94 to take them past a DLS-revised target of 149 in 32 overs with seven wickets and six overs to spare. 
Championship division 
One more win for Cawthorne will guarantee their return to the Premier Division after yesterday’s convincing win over Doncaster Town 2nds at Town Fields. Amir Shazad took 6-54 as the hosts were bowled out for 92, before skipper Mike Jepps made 43 to set his side on course for a seven-wicket win in the 26th over. Houghton Main have now moved into pole place to join them, and their destiny is in their own hands after a five-wicket win over Darfield at School Lane. Haider Jahangir took 5-34 as they restricted the hosts to 155-9, Will Scott top-scoring with 45, before keeper Adam Wiles (47) and Vikas Dixit (67 not out) led the visitors to victory with 17 overs to spare. Wickersley Old Village undid their outstanding efforts the week before when they lost at home to a Wath side battling to avoid relegation. Put in to bat, the hosts were restricted to 165-9 in 46 overs, Mark Cummins top-scoring with 47 and skipper Shawn Hopkins taking 4-23, before Harrison Knowles (65 not out off 65 balls) took the visitors to a five-wicket win with 12 overs to spare. Wickersley must now win their last two games and hope that Houghton slip up, whilst Wath are now level with Darfield, whom they play at Moor Road next week, in a battle between the two to avoid finishing in eleventh place. Shiregreen remain poised to take advantage of any slip-ups by those above them after a 120-run win over Whiston Parish Church at Hatfield House Lane. Arsalan Mir (42) held the top order together for the hosts before Hamzah Youinis hit an unbeaten 92, sharing a sixth-wicket stand of 90 with Ibrahim Safi (51), to take them to 253-9 in 48 overs. Mobashar Ilyas Raja (4-49) and Safi (5-43) then bowled the visitors out for 132, despite 53 from Joe Norbury. Sheffield Collegiate 2nds have now all but put any relegation worries aside after a five-wicket win over Barnsley Woolley Miners 2nds at Shaw Lane. Having decided to bat first, the hosts were all out for 151, keeper Ciaran Stenton making 40 and Shafiullah Shinwari taking 4-60. Adam Burkinshaw (70) then took his side to the brink of victory, which was achieved with almost ten overs to spare. Elsewhere, Sprotbrough bowled relegated Conisbrough out for 157 at Melton Road, Daniel Wright taking 4-43 and Nathan Smith top-scoring for the visitors with 60. An unbroken fourth-wicket stand of 99 between Rocco Cook and Sadrian Ward (54 not out) then took the hosts to a seven-wicket win in 40 overs. 
Division 1 
Ackworth secured the Division 1 championship with victory at the Booth & Shoe ground over a Coal Aston side whose future in the division looks increasingly doubtful. Only Daniel Hemingway (53) looked comfortable against the hosts’ attack, in which Luke Townsend (5-19 in 13 overs) was outstanding, and they were all out for 136 after choosing to bat first. Daniel Malyan-Walker (47 not out) then shared an unbroken fourth-wicket stand of 82 with Shinghi Masakadza to take Ackworth to a seven-wicket win in the 21st over. The battle for the second promotion spot heated up as Oughtibridge War Memorial closed the gap on Rockingham Colliery by beating them by six wickets at Waterside Gardens. Benjamin Dalton (51) and Harry Grindle (63) got the visitors off to a solid start with an 88-run opening stand after they had elected to bat first, but Will Cooper (4-44) brought the hosts back into the game and restricted the Rockingham to 173-6 in 40 overs. Naveed Arif (89) and Hasaru Chaamikara (48) then put on 128 for the second wicket to help Oughtibridge towards victory with eight overs to spare. Wickersley Old Village 2nds did their survival hopes a power of good and at the same time dented Aston Hall 2nds’ promotion bid with a comfortable win at Green Lane. The hosts were all out for 142 after deciding to bat first, after which James Butler (63 not out) and Sam Grew (43) put on 75 for the visitors’ second wicket to help them to a seven-wicket win with 22 overs left. Two points behind Aston Hall are Wakefield Thornes 2nds, whose promotion hopes were similarly damaged by a team fighting to avoid relegation, Rotherham Town, at Field Lane. The visitors elected to bat first and recovered from 70-4 to reach 253-9 thanks to 85 not out from Orminder Singh; Adam Naz claiming 5-53 for the hosts. In reply, Nicholas England (41) and George Harrison (73) added 80 for the hosts’ second wicket, but from 187-3 they collapsed to 208 all out. Upper Haugh kept their slim promotion hopes alive with an eight-wicket win over Sheffield United at Wentworth Road, that keeps their visitors firmly in the relegation battle. Habil Arshad (15-6-16-8) took the first eight wickets to reduce the visitors to 38-8 after they had been put in to bat. Upper Haugh then needed only 6.5 overs to score the 60 they needed for victory. Green Moor’s second successive relegation was confirmed when they lost at home to Whitley Hall 2nds. Tim Smith’s unbeaten 99 off 52 balls propelled the visitors to 282-6 before the innings was halted by rain, after which five bowlers shared the wickets as the hosts were bowled out for 164, despite Chris Matthewman’s 83. 
Division 2 
Warmsworth moved to within touching distance of the Division 2 championship and ended Thorpe Hesley & High Green’s promotion hopes with a four-wicket win at Smithywood Road. Put in to bat, the hosts reached 179 all out, with opener Daniel Naylor making 44 and Ashley Reynolds 45 – Richard Marshall taking 6-56 for the visitors. Liam Marshall (45) and skipper Rhys Mann (63 not out) then rescued the visitors from 24-3 with a fourth-wicket stand of 85 that put them well on the way to victory, with ten balls to spare. Parkhead gained a vital 12 points in their survival bid and halted Tickhill 2nds’ promotion push with a 38-run win at Alderson Drive. 47 each from Joe Milner and keeper Louis Marven helped the visitors to 192-8 after they had been put in to bat. Four early wickets from Harry Pollard (6-50) reduced the hosts reply to 21-4, from which they never fully recovered, despite skipper Nick Page’s 53. Hallam 2nds stayed in the promotion race in fourth place by beating second-bottom Penistone at Queen Street. Keeper Jack Unwin’s unbeaten 66 anchored the visitors’ 186-7 in 40 overs, before the hosts fell 30 runs short of their target, despite 51 from opener Tom Reid. In a battle to avoid relegation at Abbeydale, Treeton 2nds came out on top against Sheffield Collegiate 3rds, whom they leapfrogged into ninth place. After being asked to bat first, the visitors recovered from 36-4 and then 71-5 thanks to a fifth-wicket stand of 108 between Ali Shah (69) and skipper Ryan Hardy (62), and reached 208-8. When the hosts replied, only Tom Bradley (41) showed much resistance against Nathan O’Sullivan (4-35) and Shah (5.4-2-9-6), and they were all out for 103. Both the other two games were abandoned; bottom side Norton Woodseats reached 162-8 after being put in to bat by third-placed Elsecar 2nds before the rain came at Matthews Lane. Skipper Daniel Loughlin (55) and Aamir Ashfaque (42) top-scored for the hosts, whilst Elliott Evans took 5-50 for the visitors. Just down the road, only 14.5 overs were possible at Oakes Park, where Norton Oakes reached 47-1 against Hatfield Town
Division 3 
Wath 2nds confirmed their promotion by beating Caribbean Sports by a single run at Moor Road. Put in to bat, the hosts made 154-7, Sam Whitlam making an unbeaten 53, before the visitors fell agonisingly short of their target at 153-7, Waseem Dar top-scoring with 45. Worsbrough Bridge moved into third place by beating promoted leaders Monk Bretton at the Castle Ground. After they were put in to bat, visiting skipper Alex Littlewood carried his bat for an unbeaten 125 off 140 balls (eleven 4s and five 6s) to take his side to 193-9. Luke Bullingham (45) and Ashley Clayton (42) got the hosts off to a fine start with an opening stand of 87, but Mark Wilkinson then took 5-42 and they were restricted to 167-9 in their reply. Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds slipped out of the promotion places after a heavy defeat to Cawthorne 2nds at Dark Lane. After the hosts had elected to bat first, skipper Ryan Bagshaw (91) and Luke Aitken (79) shared a third-wicket stand of 133 to lead them to 226-6. Connor Page (5-17) and Callum McCarthy (5-36) then bowled the visitors out for 58. Bradfield Village Fellowship banished any relegation worries when they beat Kexborough by two wickets at Bence Lane, thereby ensuring that their hosts remain in the bottom three. Put in to bat, Kexborough made 161-4, Ethan Shillito contributing 54 off 44 balls, before Jonathan Balfour’s 72 not out from 49 balls got the visitors home by two wickets with three balls to spare. Mid-table Millhouses Works beat relegated Stocksbridge by 101 runs at Bracken Moor. Choosing to bat first, the visitors were all out for 196, Iain Mallett (82) and Callum Sampson (47) providing the main resistance to Jack Newton (4-55) and Joe Hibbert (5-42). Four bowlers then shared the wickets as the hosts were all out for 95. The game between Frecheville Community and Sprotbrough 2nds at the Hobson Bowl was abandoned with the hosts on 105-5. 
Division 4 
Leaders Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds were narrowly beaten at Woolley by Sheffield Collegiate 4ths after they had put the visitors in to bat and restricted them to 107-9. In reply, the hosts were all out for 106, Will Slater taking 5-35. Second-placed side Thorncliffe & Wentworth were also beaten, by bottom club Barnby Dun at Glass Park. After deciding to bat first, the visitors were all out for 137, Andrew Higgins scoring 61 and Ciaran McCarthy taking 5-19. The hosts then passed their target for the loss of only three wickets in 26 overs, Shaun Fell hitting 53 not out. Higham are now joint-second after a comprehensive win over relegation-threatened Silkstone United at Barnsley Road. After being asked to bat first, the hosts were all out for 64, Joseph Green taking 4-20. Higham then took only 14 overs to score the required runs without loss of wicket. Only two points off second place, Doncaster Town 3rds kept their promotion hopes very much alive by comfortably beating Upper Haugh 2nds at Finningley. After electing to bat first, Jak Hotchkiss (49 not out) helped the hosts to 188-5, after which Oscar Jones took 4-19 as the visitors were all out for 94. Sixth-placed Rockingham Colliery 2nds still have an outside chance of promotion after beating the side immediately above them in the table, Wombwell Main, by 38 runs at Hoyland Common. After being put in to bat, the hosts reached 166-8, Tyler Jowitt contributing 52. Andy Shore (5-13) and Benjamin Shore (4-25) then bowled the visitors out for 128. At the other end of the table, second-bottom side Whiston Parish Church 2nds kept their survival hopes alive with a seven-wicket win over Handsworth Junior Sporting Club at Church Fields. After being put in to bat, the visitors were all out for 105, Jack Moran taking 5-26. Whiston took just 20.3 overs to pass their target, keeper Danny Morton making 49. 
Division 5 
Leaders Conisbrough 2nds took a step closer to promotion with a comfortable win over promotion-hopefuls Darfield 2nds at Park Road. Put in to bat, Darfield were all out for 122, Naveed Shah made 44 off 38 balls, whilst Liam Stainthorpe took 5-44 and Nathan Chadburn 4-28. The hosts knocked off the required runs for the loss of two wickets in 26 overs, Ben Scott making 59. Maltby Miners Welfare took advantage of abandonments affecting the three sides above them by beating Sheffield United 2nds at Bawtry Road. After deciding to bat first, the hosts reached 171-9, Aydin Talib scoring 49 and Shaki Azeez taking 4-24. Maltby then overhauled their target with eight wickets and 13 overs to spare, Soham Gate (84 not out) and Philip Fletcher (50 not out) sharing an unbroken third wicket partnership of 131. Sixth-placed Coal Aston 2nds kept their promotion hopes alive with a narrow win over next-to-bottom Penistone 2nds at Stonelow. After choosing to bat first, the visitors were all out for 91, a total that Coal Aston passed with only two wickets and six overs to spare, despite Charlie Tippett’s 4-27. Tenth-placed side Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds kept their survival hopes alive by beating the club immediately above them, Rotherham Town 2nds, by four wickets at Clifton Lane. The hosts were put in to bat and were all out for 67, David Grant taking 4-21, and the visitors were then 31-5 before reaching their target in 27 overs. The clash between the second and third sides, Hallam 3rds and Shiregreen 2nds, at Sandygate, was abandoned after the first innings, in which the hosts reached 126-9 after choosing to bat, Khurram Shazad taking 4-21. Fourth-placed Fishlake were also frustrated by the weather after asking Whiston Forge to bat first and bowling them out for 133 (Kristian Lee-Green 44, Richard Copley 4-16) and they were 28-1 off ten overs when the game was abandoned. 
Division 6 
Ackworth 2nds failed to take advantage of the University Staff game abandonment, as they went down to a Mick Bocking-inspired Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds at the Sands. Put in to bat, the hosts reached 163-3, opener Bocking making 42 and Hennie Swart 65 not out. Bocking then took 4-28 as Ackworth were restricted to 160-8 in reply, despite Andrew O’Grady’s 50. Mexborough Athletic took advantage of Ackworth’s slip-up and moved to within six points of them in third place after an extraordinary win over Green Moor at the Beecroft Estates ground. The nine-man visitors were all out for 11 in 9.2 overs, Hazrat Jabarkhail (4-6) and James Beresford (4-5) sharing the wickets. The hosts then lost three wickets on ten before completing a seven-wicket win in 2.4 overs Whitley Hall 3rds are in fifth place and still very much in the promotion frame after beating Caribbean Sports 2nds by 19 runs at the Common. Asked to bat first, the visitors were 166 all out, Hamzah Hussain taking 4-36, before Rylee Parker took 5-14 to bowl the hosts out for 147, despite skipper Makie Mulaffar’s 55. Higham 2nds are only four points behind Whitley after beating relegation-threatened Brookhouse by 61 runs at Royd Lane. The hosts made 126-8 after being put in to bat, Richard Heeley top-scoring on 41. In reply, the visitors were all out for 65, Steven Bamforth, Thomas Swift and Harry Bamforth each taking three wickets. The game between third-placed Wickersley Old Village 3rds and leaders Sheffield University Staff at Thorncliffe was abandoned after 34 overs, when the visitors were 132-4 after being put in to bat, BalaMurali Poddar was unbeaten on 53 and Waqas Tanveer made 44. 
Division 7 
Second-placed Scholes & Harley kept their promotion bid on track by beating Houghton Main 2nds at Middlecliffe Lane. The hosts were bowled out for 150, Mohammad Asghar scoring 40 not out and Callum Sverdloff taking 5-42. In reply, the visitors knocked off the required runs for the loss of three wickets in the 33rd over, Ian Couldwell making 61 and Sam Lowery 46. Warmsworth 2nds kept pace with the top two by beating Sprotbrough 3rds by eight wickets at Common Lane. Put in to bat, the visitors were all out for 100, Matthew Wroe top-scoring with 44 not out, whilst Daron Underwood took 6-18. Kelvin Defty (49 not out) then led the hosts to a comfortable win in the 24th over. Eden Grove Parklands ended Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths’ promotion hopes when they beat them by 95 runs at Parklands. Put into bat, the hosts made 184-8, before Anthony Shenton took 4-24 to bowl the Woolley side out for 89. Promoted leaders Hatfield Town 2nds conceded their game against bottom club Mexborough Athletic 2nds, whilst the game at Millhouses Park between fourth-placed Millhouses Works 2nds and Stocksbridge 2nds, one place below them, was abandoned with the hosts 16-0 after three overs chasing 102 to win in 32 overs. The visitors had earlier been restricted to 101-8 after choosing to bat first, Andy Belfield taking 5-29. 
Division 8 
With the top three not in action, Adwick-le-Street narrowed the gap to third-placed Doncaster Town 4ths to two points by beating bottom club Thorncliffe & Wentworth 2nds at Wentworth. Having decided to bat first, the hosts were all out 158, Anupa Piyadigamage scoring 47 and Nick Bisby taking 5-34. Bisby then completed another fine all-round performance with 64 as the visitors eased to victory by six wickets in 33 overs, Carl Newbold seeing them home with 42 not out. Four points behind Adwick are Monk Bretton 2nds, who beat Worsbrough Bridge 2nds at Park Road by nine runs. Having been put in to bat, the visitors reached 144-8 and restricted Bridge to 135-9 in reply. Second-placed Wombwell Main 2nds conceded their game against relegation-battlers Silkstone United 2nds and Rockingham Colliery 3rds conceded against Norton Woodseats 2nds
Division 9 
Just one game took place in Division 9, where mid-table Dearne beat leaders Elsecar 3rds by 16 runs at Wombwell. Skipper Luke Copley top-scored with 37 as Dearne were all out for 172, Freddie Rowbottom and Abigail Robinson each taking three wickets. Paul Robinson and Jamie McTaggart then took three wickets each for Dearne, as they bowled Elsecar out for 156 in reply, despite skipper Richard Stump’s 44. Brookhouse 2nds, Fishlake 2nds and Scholes & Harley 2nds conceded their games against Kexborough 2nds, Whiston Forge 2nds and Barnby Dun 2nds respectively. 
A write-up of Monday’s games will appear tomorrow 
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