Round-up of games played on 27 & 28 August
Posted on 29th August 2023 at 18:56
Nicholas Associates Premier Division
There was yet another change in the leaders of the table, as Sheffield Collegiate took advantage of Tickhill’s defeat by beating Appleby Frodingham at Abbeydale to move back to the top. Having elected to bat first, Collegiate were indebted again to Abdul Faseeh, whose 63 held the top order together, and Henry Eldred, whose unbeaten 35 off 39 balls lifted them to 197-9. Shaaiq Choudhry then took 4-36 as the visitors were dismissed for 98. Tickhill elected to bat first at Chichester Road, and were restricted to 171-9, four bowlers sharing the wickets. In reply, Cleethorpes were 60-4 when David Mansfield (54 not out) joined Jordan Cook (89 not out) and the pair put together an unbroken fifth wicket stand of 114 to take their side to victory in the 42nd over. A third successive win for Barnsley Woolley Miners, this time over Doncaster Town at Town Fields, moves them up into third place in the table. Asked to bat first, the hosts were all out for 118, all five visiting bowlers taking wickets. Barnsley then reached their target for the loss of five wickets in the 25th over. Wakefield Thornes are one of three clubs in joint-fifth place after a high-scoring win over Elsecar at the Al-Murad Stadium. Taruwar Kohli hit 117, adding 98 for the fifth wicket with Callum Higgins (62), as the hosts posted a healthy 266-8 after deciding to bat first. The decisive partnership for the visitors was between keeper Joe Billings (79 off 76 balls) and Dylan Hirst (72 off 71), who added 133 for the third wicket, enabling them to reach their target with five wickets and five balls to spare. In the battle between the bottom two, Joe Stickland (44) helped Aston Hall to reach 152 all out after they were put in to bat by Hallam at Crimicar. Niaz Khan then took 5-22 as the hosts were bowled out for 81, and the visitors live to fight another day. Dan Waldron (4-32) and James Brown (4-13) combined to dismiss Treeton for 74 after they had decided to bat first against Whitley Hall at Baxter Field. The hosts then chased down their modest target for the loss of four wickets in the 20th over.
Rotherham Town 2nds boosted their survival chances with a narrow win over relegated Sheffield United 2nds at Clifton Lane. Omar Budoo took 4-30 after they had put the visitors in to bat, reducing them to 48-8 before Siraj Alam (57 not out) affected a partial recovery to 98 all out. Ishaq Shenwari (38) then proved the mainstay of the hosts’ innings, as they reached their target with two wickets and 19 overs to spare, despite Raja Ali’s 4-17.
Handsworth Junior SC 2nds also eased their relegation worries, recording a comfortable success over Caribbean Sports 2nds at the Common. Saiful Alam Nury (94) and Junaid Javaid (42) helped the visitors reach 206-8 before Waqar Hussain took 6-25 and they bowled out their hosts for 121.
Doncaster Town 4ths moved up into second place and relegated Wath 2nds after their 33-run win at Moor Road. The visitors chose to bat first and reached 186-6, thanks largely to Ryan Capstick (63) and Joe Horrocks (51), who put on 113 for the first wicket, whilst Tilly Thomas took 4-51 for Wath. In reply, the hosts were restricted to 153-9.
Billy Oates Memorial Cup - final
In a rather one-sided game at Oughtibridge War Memorial CC on Sunday, Wickersley Old Village 3rds lifted the Billy Oates Cup by beating Mexborough Athletic by eight wickets. Six Wickersley bowlers shared the wickets after they had asked Mexborough to bat first, bowling them out for 82. Tristan Alfred was then unbeaten on 34 as Wickersley knocked off the required runs for the loss of two wickets in the 30th over.
ECB Vitality T20 Plate – North area finals
Cawthorne were knocked out at the semi-final stage by eventual North area winners Wellington CC of Shropshire in a rain-affected game, decided on the DLS method, at Elsecar CC. Wellington reached 163-7 in their 20 overs and Cawthorne were 78-5 after 12 overs.
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