Round-up of games played on 27 May
Posted on 29th May 2023 at 20:00
With glorious weather across our area, a full programme was completed, and a much-improved live score service helped everyone to keep in touch with events in the YCSPL.
There are new leaders in the Premier Division as the clash between the top two went the way of Sheffield Collegiate, who leapfrogged the previous leaders Tickhill, whilst wins for Cleethorpes and Wakefield Thornes kept them in the hunt, just eight points behind the leaders.
Leaders Tickhill elected to bat first at home to Sheffield Collegiate and, missing Swindells and Mike to county duty, were dismissed for 147, with Jamie Carrington (4-35) and Shaaiq Choudhry (3-33) amongst the wickets, whilst Jim Morgan top-scored for the home side with 47 at the top of the order. With Liam Guthrie (3-39) leading the way, the visitors were made to struggle, but an unbeaten 44 from Samuel Meadows saw them to a three-wicket win with five over to spare, opener Abdul Faseeh having earlier contributed 31. Treeton elected to bat first at Field Lane, but found batting difficult against Matty Taylor and Joshua Hen-Boisen, who both took 3-32; Sam Drury top-scoring with 33. After opener Kieran Donnachie had made 34, Wakefield Thornes wobbled a bit at 89-4, but Shubham Sharma (54 not out) and Jawad Akhtar (37 not out) saw them to a six-wicket win with 17 overs left. Aston Hall elected to bat first at Chichester Road, and were restricted to 185-9, Kieran Brooker taking 5-45 for Cleethorpes, whilst Nasir Omar made 30 for the visitors. Tom Keast (108 not out off 98 balls) and Bill Kirby (43) put on an opening stand of 137 to settle the game in favour of the home side, who won with nine wickets and 17 overs to spare. Elsecar have moved up to fifth after a comprehensive win over Hallam. After deciding to bat first, Bilal Anjam (31) and Tanzeel Ali (131 off 137 balls) put on 55 for the fourth wicket to help them recover from 14-3. Shahban Raheem (32) and Joe Denby (30 not out) then helped Ali post an unassailable 293-9. Despite 30 each from Nick Dymock and Joe Cooper, the visitors were never really in the hunt after Moin Ashraf took three early wickets to reduce them to 57-4, and Bilal mopped up the tail with 3-13 as they were all out for 188. Only Montcin Hodge (48) of Whitley Hall’s top order really got going after they won the toss and elected to bat against Doncaster Town at Town Fields, James Dobson (4-35) and James Keast (5-37) doing the damage for the home side. The visitors rallied from 56-7 to reach 126, but thirties from Jaden Fell and James Ward saw the home side to victory with four wickets and 13 overs to spare, despite Dan Waldron’s 3-41. Finally, at Shaw Lane, Appleby Frodingham earned their first win of the season, by 93 runs over Barnsley Woolley Miners, after winning the toss and batting first at Shaw Lane. Jordan Neil (118 not out off 149 balls) and Kieran Lindley (52) put on 120 for the fourth wicket, as the visitors clocked up 221-4. After being 34-7 in reply, only an eighth-wicket stand of 81 between Ollie Jackson (46) and Harvey Round (43) prevented further embarrassment for the home side, whilst Matthew Harris took 6-44 for the visitors.
Houghton Main and Wickersley Old Village remain joint top of the Championship after comfortable wins. Barnsley Woolley Miners 2nds elected to bat first against Houghton Main at Middlecliffe Lane, where Dylan Smythe took 5-17 in 12.2 overs as the visitors were bowled out for 138, with thirties from Gurnoor Singh, Stevie Walters and skipper Boeta Beukes. An unbroken third-wicket stand of 125 between Vikas Dixit (85 not out off 71 balls) and Adam Wiles (36 not out) helped the home side to an eight-wicket win with 22 overs to spare. Joe Norbury carried his bat for an unbeaten 101 off 152 balls, sharing half-century stands with Gareth Davis (33) and Danny Kemp (38) as Whiston Parish Church reached 222-7 against Wickersley Old Village at Church Fields. Harvey Wootton (33) and Mark Cummins (61) got the visitors off to a sound start in reply, Vishjvaraj Jadeja then contributing 68 as Wickersley swept home with five wicket and seven balls to spare. Doncaster Town 2nds also gained a fourth win of the season, to keep them in touch with the leaders, with a 63-run victory over Wath at Moor Road. Robert Grace (45) and Jack Woodiwiss (34) got the visitors off to a good start with an opening stand of 87, and Joe Gallagher added 41 before Michael Bates (4-45) and Shawn Hopkins (4-52) put the bowlers on top, and the visitors were dismissed for 179. That was more than enough though, as George Cowan took 3-28 and Warren Graca 5-14 to bowl out Wath for 116, only Jayden Vince (41) providing significant resistance. Luke Ogden (166 not out off 135 balls) and Liam Wiles (189 off 140) complied a new league record stand for any wicket of 314 for Cawthorne at Conisbrough. Replying to a massive 401-4, a highly improbable task became impossible after the home side were reduced to 25-3, but thirties from Danyaal Latif, Dawud Hafejee and Buddhika Sanjeewa gave them some respectability before being bowled out for 204 with ten overs left. Visiting skipper Mike Jepps took three of the last four wickets to finish with 3-48. Shiregreen maintained their top-half place with an 84-run win over Sheffield Collegiate 2nds at Abbeydale. A last wicket stand of 60 between Muhammad Naseem (38 not out) and Abdul Lateef took the visitors up to 166, after Matt Tyas and Tate Miller had take three wickets each. Ibrahim Kahn Safi (5-29) then ensured that this modest target was more than adequate and Collegiate were all out for 82. Darfield leap-frogged Sprotbrough to move back into the top half of the table with a 57-run win at Melton Road. Opener Ashley Potter carried his bat for an unbeaten 75, with support from Kastun Stoute (43) and Riecko Parker-Cole (39), as the visitors reached 228-8. Alex Rudkin then hit 58 at the top of the order but received little support against Idris Khan (3-43) and Saman Kursheed (4-38), and the home side were all out for 171.
A clash between the top two in Division 1 saw the Ackworth juggernaut rumble on as they increased their lead at the top of the table to 32 points. They owed a lot to Amitpaul Kundra, whose 85 off 100 balls was the backbone of their 173-run win away to Rockingham Colliery. Tinashe Muchawaya (4-55) and Jawad Akhtar (4-40) were the main destroyers for the home side. The Colliery reached 81-1 in reply, Benjamin Dalton top-scoring with 42, before Shinghi Masakadza (5-47) and skipper Luke Townsend (3-38) bowled their side to a 14-run win. Wickersley Old Village 2nds moved up two places to second with a comfortable seven-wicket win at home to Coal Aston. The visitors were all out for 162 after electing to bat first, Lawrence Browes (48) and Bejamin Hall (30) the main run-scorers, whilst Brady Saunders (3-40) and Luke Roddison (4-17) did the damage for the home side. Nathan Taylor then led Wickersley to victory with an unbeaten 73, adding an unbeaten 51 for the fourth wicket with Liam Heathcote (36 not out). Aston Hall 2nds climbed up to fifth place after a six-wicket win over Wakefield Thornes 2nds at Green Lane. Niaz Khan took 5-34 and Yousaf Ali 3-31 as the visitors were dismissed for 109 after electing to bat first. Ali Ahmed (38) and Robert Ross (52 not out) then rescued their side from 12-3 with an 86-run stand for the fourth wicket, and the home side won with 28 overs to spare. Upper Haugh gained a seven-wicket win over Rotherham Town at Clifton Lane. The visitors won the toss and asked Town to bat first, Alex Keeton (4-48) and Habil Arshad (3-41) then reducing the home side to 108-8, before late order resistance took them to 164, only Bilal Hanif (34) of the upper order reaching double figures. Christopher Pearson (43), Dean Smith (50 not out) and Connor Sanderson (34) then steered the visitors to victory, Arslan Tariq taking all three wickets to fall. The closest game in the division came at Bawtry Road, where Sheffield United beat Green Moor by seven runs. Choosing to bat first, United reached 171-9, Zaki Anjam (34) and Fazil Reza (39) taking them to 63-1 before Chris Matthewman (3-29) stalled their progress, and the home side were then grateful to Mihindukulasuriya Perera for an unbeaten 30 at number ten. In reply, Matthewman then contributed 75 before being ninth out at 155; Ilyas Mohammed (4-27) and Stephen Baxter (3-16) being the main wicket-takers as the visitors were all out for 164. Finally, Whitley Hall 2nds had a 100-run win over Oughtibridge War Memorial at Baxter Field. Andrew Pickering (70) got the home side off to a good start, receiving good support from Chris Verity (34) and Sam Chatterton (35) in their 213-9, whilst Tuffair Dar took 6-29 for the visitors. Charlie Taylor took three early wickets when Oughtibridge replied, and they were 25-4 before Dar joined Will Cooper (39) and the pair added 53 for the fifth wicket; but when these two were parted, the last six wickets fell for 35, Rehan Khan taking 3-9.
A top-four clash in Division 2 saw joint-leaders Hatfield Town lose by 17 runs at home to Tickhill 2nds. 90 from James Eaton took the visitors to 190, despite James Winstanley’s 7-52. Nathaniel Wilkes (4-73) and Neil Conchie (3-30) then helped the visitors to bowl Hatfield out for 173, Luke Cockburn providing most resistance with 50. Warmsworth are two points clear at the top after a 70-run home win over Elsecar 2nds. 56 from skipper Rhys Mann and 54 not out from Bruce Jaftha, supported by thirties from Andrew Haywood and Liam Marshall, helped the home side to 240-4, with Jack Pearson taking three of the four wickets to fall. Lewis Brown’s 4-49 then helped restrict the visitors to 170-9, whilst Jason Meadows (44) and thirties from Andrew Ivill and Shaun Pedler were not enough to keep their side in the hunt. Skipper Jamie Stone (63) and Robert Frost (67) gave Hallam 2nds a fine start with an opening stand of 118 against Norton Woodseats at Crimicar. Jack Snelling then added 54 as they reached 264-7, whilst Aamir Ashfaque took 5-69 for the visitors. David Armitage made the game’s top score with 82 in Woodseats’ reply, but he lacked support, and with Alex Coates taking 3-35 and Noah Murphy 3-35, they were all out for 178. Treeton 2nds enjoyed a six-wicket win over bottom side Norton Oakes, the latter being bowled out for 108 after choosing to bat first; Michael Hunter taking 4-29 for the home side. Thomas Reynolds then top-scored with 34 as Treeton passed their target with six wickets and 30 overs to spare. There was a 570-run feast at Smithywood Road, where Sheffield Collegiate 3rds were the visitors. Mateo Boulogne (162 off 127 balls) and skipper Tiger Dalby (83) added 199 for the second wicket as Thorpe Hesley & High Green reached a massive 319-6. Daniel Longley (59) and Lewis Hogg (93 off 85 balls) added 90 for the third wicket, but the ask was too great, and Collegiate fell 68 runs short at 251-6, Chris Fisher taking 3-53. Parkhead stumbled to 43-6 after choosing to bat first against Penistone at Eccleshall Road before Parwan Ali (54) then led a recovery to 145. Jack Meek (4-34), Connor Smythe and Matt Scholey, with three each, took the wickets, but Harry Pollard then bowled the home side to a 41-run victory with 5-27.
Wath 2nds now lead Division 3 by 12 points after a 77-run win over Cawthorne 2nds at Dark Lane. Scott Hibbett scored 65 as the visitors reached 177-8 after deciding to bat first, Lewis Skelly taking 5-44. In reply, the home side slipped to 14-6, with Stephen Johnson (5-28) taking five of the wickets. Spencer Wiles (38) and Stephen Roebuck (43 not out) then added 77 for the seventh wicket, before three wickets from Mark Barlow helped the visitors bowl Cawthorne out for 100. Monk Bretton moved up a place to second with a six-wicket success away to Caribbean Sports, after asking the home side to bat first. There were three wickets each for Dominic Fell and Ashley Clayton, whilst skipper Basharat Ali scored 65 at the top of the order for the home side. Saad Nashir then took three wickets as Bretton slipped to 61-4 in reply, but Harrison Hayes (68 not out) and Steven Honeyman (40 not out) added an unbroken fifth-wicket stand of 108 to take their side to victory with ten overs in hand. There was an impressive 68-run win for Stocksbridge over Worsbrough Bridge at Park Road, enabling them to jump above their opponents into third place. After being put in to bat, the visitors recorded 214-7 after three wickets for Liam Levitt had left them looking vulnerable at 46-4. Anthony Siddall (69) led the recovery, with support from Jack Murfin (44) and Chris Lowe (38 not out). Joe Hibbert (3-42) then led the way as the home side were bowled out for 146, only skipper Alex Littlewood (57 off 59 balls) causing the bowlers much trouble. Bradfield Village Fellowship have moved up into fifth place after a four-wicket home win over Frecheville Community. After electing to bat first, skipper Adam Buckle top-scored with 34 for the visitors, whilst there were three wickets each for Tim Pearce, Harry Crossley and Elliot Hallam. Will Higson (37) and Stephen Abbs (43) put on 85 for the home side’s second wicket to lay the foundation for their win, despite 3-33 from David Ratcliffe. Completing the top half of the table are Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds, who had a comprehensive 110-run home win over Sprotbrough 2nds, after deciding to bat first and posting 232. Adil Nasim led the way with 85, and there were thirties from Richard Everitt and Joal Wake, whilst Sulaimaan Ahmed took 3-27 for the visitors. Adam Kaye (47) and Scott Sykes added 71 for the second wicket, but the last nine wickets fell for 41, Azahat Saleem taking 5-12 as the visitors were restricted to 112-9 in their reply. Finally, George Henderson (4-13) and Eisa Hussain (4-11) bowled Kexborough out for 48 at Millhouses Park. In reply, Millhouses Works slipped to 13-4, with three wickets falling to Thava Nig, but then recovered to record a five-wicket win with 34 overs to spare.
Thorncliffe & Wentworth now lead Division 4 by ten points after a five-wicket win at Higham. After the home side had elected to bat first, Glen Burden (56) and Andrew Wood (67) put on 123 for the first wicket, and Rikki Sephton added an unbeaten 45 as they reached a very competitive 221-7, despite Jack Pearson taking 4-66 for the visitors. At 75-5 in the Thorncliffe reply, the odds appeared to favour a home win, but Jacob Grubb (65 not out) and James Brown (80 not out) came together in an unbroken sixth-wicket stand of 148 to steer their side to victory with seven overs to spare. Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds moved up one place to second after a seven-wicket win away to Upper Haugh 2nds. Alex Gough (5-39) and Benjamin Bentley (4-39) bowled the home side out for 129, Matthew Bacon top-scoring with 31 at the top of the order. Skipper Gough (42) and Mark Kenny (36) got the visitors off to a solid start, and they eased past their target with 20 overs left. Two points behind Barnsley are Whiston Parish Church 2nds, who slipped from joint top after losing by 151 runs away to Wombwell Main. After the home side elected to bat first, opener Richard Wilkinson scored 35 before Michael Donson (69 off 66 balls) and Thomas Goldsby-West (76 off 80) helped them to an impressive 263-8, whilst Ellis Green and Owen Struggles took three wickets each for the visitors. Wilkinson then took 4-17 as Whiston were bowled out for 112. Doncaster Town 3rds lost for the second week running, this time by 20 runs away to Handsworth Junior SC. Waqas Ali scored 88 to lead his side to a competitive 213-6, before Nadeem Akhtar took 3-37 as Doncaster were restricted to 193-7, despite Jonathan Redfern’s 67. There was a comprehensive 105-run success for Sheffield Collegiate 4ths over Barnby Dun at Abbeydale. Skipper Lawrie Brennan (44), Matthew Butler (84 not out) and Sonny Owens (57 not out) led Collegiate to 215-5 after they had been 40-4, before Mark Longley took 4-39 when the visitors were bowled out for 110. Finally, Silkstone United gained their first win of the season, by five wickets at home to Rockingham Colliery 2nds. After deciding to bat first, the visitors were restricted to 167-8, opener Tyler Jowitt contributing 44 and Oliver Thomas taking 3-43 for the home side. Skipper Jacob Taylor’s unbeaten 81 then rescued his side from 48-4 as he added 116 for the fifth wicket with Thomas, and propelled his side to victory with six overs to spare.
Conisbrough 2nds lead Division 5 by ten points after a 97-run win away to Maltby Miners Welfare. The visitors had been 113-8 before Naseer Ahmed (62 not out) and Craig Jackson lifted them to 196-9. Shaik Azeez (5-56) did the early damage for Maltby, whilst Adam Windsor (31) prevented a complete early-order collapse. Liam Stainthorpe then took 4-23 as the home side were bowled out for 99. Fishlake move into second place after a four-wicket win over Coal Aston 2nds at Stonelow. Having been put into bat, the home side struggled against James Yeaman (6-24), who took the first six wickets, and Ben Metcalfe (3-34), whilst Brett Pickford top-scored with 31. An unbeaten 52 from skipper Charlie Metcalfe then saw the visitors home with four overs to spare. Rotherham Town 2nds bounced back from last week’s defeat with a low-scoring win over Darfield 2nds at School Lane. The visitors were all out for 85 after choosing to bat first, Tim Staveley top-scoring with a crucial 33, whilst Alfie Spurr took 4-19 and Shayne Townsend 3-8 for the home side. Omar Budoo (5-23) and Abdulk Jamil (3-12) then bowled Town to a 33-run win and they move up to third. Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds drop two places to fourth after a five-wicket defeat away to Penistone 2nds. Skipper Iain MacDonald (34) and Dominic Proctor (35) helped the visitors to 181-8 after they had chosen to bat first, Scott Jones and Charlie Tippett taking three wickets each for the home side. An opening stand of 128 between skipper Sam Lee (83) and Luke Wallis (50 not out) then set up Penistone’s win. Zeeshan Ahmed’s 101 off 94 balls was the foundation for Shiregreen 2nds’ 93-run home win over bottom club Sheffield United 2nds after they had posted 236-9. A second-wicket stand of 62 between skipper Tawqeer Hussain (32) and Aydin Talib (40) gave the visitors hope, but they fell away against Ihtisham Mohammed (4-53) and were all out for 143. Finally, a second-wicket stand of 150 between Thomas Wills (80) and Moneeb Ahmed (121 off 128 balls) set up Hallam 3rds’ challenging 280-6 against Whiston Forge at Sandygate. Tahseen Ahmad then took 3-49 as they bowled their visitors out for 203, despite 61 from Steve Cowles and 35 from Adam Purshouse.
Whitley Hall 3rds continued to set the pace in Division 6 with a straightforward seven-wicket win away to Sheffield University Staff. Alistair Riddle (3-12) spearheaded the visitors’ attack as they dismissed the Staff for 72, before Charlie Wragg’s unbeaten 50 took them past their target at a canter. Ackworth 2nds kept up the pace in second with a similarly comfortable six-wicket home win over Mexborough Athletic. Skipper Tommy Hyde’s 46 was the main contribution to the visitors’ 124, whilst Finlay Martin took 4-25 for the home side. Sam Swindin (35) and Kevin Booth (57 not out) then ensured that Ackworth got home with few alarms. In third, Caribbean Sports 2nds had a 61-run success away to Brookhouse. Hasan Ali (38) and Muhammad Adnan (36) helped the visitors to 210-8, before Makie Mulaffar took 5-22 as Brookhouse were bowled out for 149, despite 47 from Thomas Hogan. Wickersley Old Village 3rds moved into the top four with a 45-run win over Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds at Thorncliffe. Brooklyn Whitmill’s unbeaten 63, with 31 from Alfie Berry, helped the home side to 163-6, before Muraad Ghani (3-38) and Berry (4-20) bowled them to victory, with only opener David Fearnley (34) showing much resistance for the visitors. There was a big win for Higham 2nds away to Norton Oakes 2nds, where the home side’s decision to bowl first backfired somewhat. Harry Bamforth (86) and Dairen Hirst-Spalding (51) helped Higham recover from 15-3 to post 213-6, before Steven Bamforth took 5-18 in ten overs to help restrict the home side to 115-6, of which Seth Warrington made an unbeaten 50. Finally, Handsworth Junior SC 2nds enjoyed a seven-wicket win away to Green Moor 2nds. Waqas Rashid took 5-49 as the home side were dismissed for 96 after choosing to bat first, despite a definant unbeaten 39 from James Christopherson. Junaid Javaid’s unbeaten 61 then took the visitors to victory with 23 overs to spare.
Hatfield Town 2nds extended their lead at the top of Division 7 to 16 points after a 63-run win away to Stocksbridge 2nds. Carl Walton (40) prevented a middle-order collapse against Rowan Brearley (3-30) before Shehzad Hussain weighed in with 36 and took the visitors to 166-8. Andrew Decent (10-5-8-3) led the visitors’ attack superbly and Steve Perry’s determined unbeaten 41 off 98 balls was all in vain as his team were restricted to 103-7. Warmsworth 2nds are now clear in second place after a seven-wicket win away to Mexborough Athletic 2nds. After the home side had elected to bat first, Zach Chapman scored 64 off 51 balls as they reached 175-7, Martin Spaven taking 3-27 for the visitors. Warmsworth were 25-3 before an unbroken stand of 153 between Jonathan Schofield (55 not out) and skipper Kevin Pearson (79 not out) took them to victory with 3.3 overs to spare. In third place, Sprotbrough 3rds had a 59-run win over Houghton Main 2nds at Hooton Pagnell. Robert Edmundson (58) and Nigel Young (39) had a fourth wicket stand of 77 that set them on their way to 198, Bilal Hussain talking 6-18 in nine overs for the visitors. In Houghton’s reply, Eric Brown took 4-32, including the key wicket of Matt Thornton for 35, and they were all out for 139. Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths are up to fifth place after a hard-fought two-wicket win over Scholes & Harley at Woolley. Tony Singh (4-18) and Steven Dixon (3-24) did the damage as the visitors were bowled out for 122, before opener Craig Wilkes’ 44 created the foundation for the home side’s win, whilst Tom Wade took 4-23 for Scholes. Ian Mallett’s 109 off 88 balls, coupled with an unbeaten 45 off 33 from Alexander Kentfield, enabled Millhouses Works 2nds to post 229-9 off their 40 overs at home to Frecheville Community 2nds, despite three wickets each from Muhammad Atif and Riz Iqbal. A fine all-round bowling performance, led by Andy Belfield’s 3-37, then saw the visitors bowled out for 113, skipper Lee Ford running out of partners when unbeaten on 30.
Leaders Upper Haugh 3rds increased the gap at the top of the table to 16 points with a seven-wicket win away to Monk Bretton 2nds. The home side were restricted to 144-7 after choosing to bat first, opener Ben Davis contributing 37 and Lucas Hawke taking 3-34 for the visitors. An opening stand of 99 between Shaun Cristinacce (53) and Glenn Mitchell (55 not out) then assured the visitors of their win, which was achieved with eleven overs to spare. Rockingham Colliery 3rds moved up to joint-second with a big win over Thorncliffe and Wentworth 2nds at Wentworth. Lewis Upton’s 78 was the backbone of the visitors’ 185 after they had chosen to bat first, Tom Swift taking 3-47 for the home side. Simon Grindle (4-12) and Callum Woodhead (3-16) were then amongst the wickets as the home side were shot out for 35. Upton completed a fine all-round performance by opening the bowling and returning figures of 5-3-2-2. Worsbrough Bridge 2nds are level with Rockingham, but missed the chance to keep up the pressure on the leaders when they were well-beaten by Doncaster Town 4ths at Finningley. Bridge were restricted to 152-8 after deciding to bat first, Jackson Taylor the top-scorer with 63. An unbeaten 80 from keeper Joe Horrocks, backed by Alfie Peirson (34), who helped him add 83 for the second wicket, then took the home side to victory with 4.4 overs to spare. Adwick-le-Street won for the second week running and are now up to fourth place. Matthew Eades returned 7.2-4-7-5 and Carl Newbold took three wickets after Silkstone United 2nds won the toss and batted first at Adwick-Park, Nigel Bentley top-scoring with 38 in the visitors’ 139 all out. Nick Bisby (59 not out) and Liam Bishop (35) put on 85 for the home side’s third wicket as they cantered to a seven-wicket win with 14 overs to spare. Norton Woodseats 2nds recorded their second win of the season, by 83 runs at home to Wath 3rds. Mohammed Ibrar (47) and Jon Colegate (30) were the main contributors to the home side’s 125-6, before Wajih Naqvi took 4-23 as the visitors were dismissed for 42.
The joint-leaders both won in Division 9 to maintain their ten-point lead at the top. Elsecar 3rds bowled out Kexborough 2nds for just 39 at Bence Lane, with Freddie Rowbottom taking 4-12 and opening bowlers Joe Pearson and Richard Stump taking three wickets each; before Alfie Gibson (30 not out) eased the visitors home without loss of wicket in the ninth over. Joint-top Barnby Dun 2nds hosted Brookhouse 2nds at Glass Park, where the visitors won the toss and elected to bat. Saeed Riaz hit the day’s top score, 145 off 101 balls, to take them to 230-7, before Simon White (66) and keeper Dale Lattimore (106 not out off 53 balls) took the home side to a remarkable last ball win with seven wickets in hand. Fishlake 2nds are third after an eight-wicket home win over Eden Grove Parklands 2nds. Callum Freeman hit an unbeaten 58 in Parklands’ 160-6 after they chose to bat first, before unbeaten fifties from Hiren Jeyakanth and Sudashan John propelled the home side to victory in the 36th over. Dearne totalled 179 after deciding to bat first against Whiston Forge 2nds, Nick Petty (41) and Scott Hardman (69) leading the way, whilst Gil Safi (5-21) and Waheed Safi (3-16) were the chief wicket-takers for Forge. Connor Turford then took three early wickets, after which the visitors never really recovered, and they were all out for 144.
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