Round-up of games played on 8 July
Posted on 10th July 2023 at 19:22
On a day when rain caused considerable disruption to the league programme, there are new leaders in the Premier Division, where Doncaster Town now lead by ten points; Warmsworth and Elsecar 3rds remain the only unbeaten teams in the YCSPL.
Nicholas Associates Premier Division
Doncaster Town took advantage of Tickhill’s defeat by beating Wakefield Thornes and taking over at the top. Having been put in to bat at Field Lane, the visitors were 35-4 after Matty Taylor (3-36) took three quick wickets, but Charlie Kaye (43) then put on 63 with skipper James Ward in what proved to be a match-winning fifth-wicket stand. Three wickets from Jawad Akhtar then restricted Town to 142-8. The hosts had a DLS adjusted target of 147 in 32 overs, but only Joe Billings (63) got to terms with the visitors’ attack, in which James Dobson took 3-36, and they were all out for 132. Barnsley Woolley Miners and Tickhill played a 34-over game at Shaw Lane, the hosts’ deciding to bat first and reaching 191-5, thanks to skipper Beck Frostick’s unbeaten 126 off 90 balls, in a game in which no-one else passed 26. Ali Jahangir (3-25) and Oliver Jackson (4-18) then ensured that the visitors got nowhere near their revised target of 202, and moved Barnsley up to fourth in the table. Sheffield Collegiate, in third place, lost ground on the leaders when they were beaten at home by Cleethorpes. Keeper Tom Keast (55) and Jordan Cook (45) put on 76 in a crucial third-wicket stand to enable the visitors to reach 138-7 in 32 overs. Cook (4-17) and Mayank Mishra (3-37) then bowled Collegiate out for 112 as they chased a revised target of 144. Treeton moved up to fifth place thanks to a 65-run win over Hallam at Washfield Lane. Viraj Bhosale (79) and Steve Foster (41) put on 122 for the hosts’ second wicket, and Onke Nyaku added an unbeaten 31 as they reached 185-3 in 28 overs. Chasing 191 in 24 overs, the visitors were bowled out for 125, Foster taking 3-23, whilst Jay Singh (38) was last out for Hallam. Appleby Frodingham put Whitley Hall in to bat at Brumby Hall and the visitors made 159-4 in a 26-over game, Andrew Pickering (65) and Neil Longhurst (57) adding 123 for the third wicket. James Brown (4-42) did most damage as the hosts were restricted to 120-7 in reply, despite 60 from Jordan Neil. The game between Aston Hall and Elsecar was abandoned without a ball bowled.
Cawthorne now lead the division by ten points after a 31-run win over Sprotbrough at Dark Lane. The hosts reached 190-6 in an innings reduced to 38 overs, thanks mainly to a second-wicket stand of 125 between Liam Wiles (73) and Luke Ogden (55), whilst Sadrian Ward took 4-40 for the visitors. Needing 207 from 38 overs, Sprotbrough were restricted to 175-7 in reply – Thomas Pepper (70) and Ward (53) were the top scorers and Methushan Thilina took 4-63 for the hosts. The top five are now 30 points clear of the rest, with Shiregreen in fifth place after a comfortable 112-run win over Conisbrough at Hatfield House Lane. Hammad Usman (who retired on 39 not out) and Arsalan Mir (64) gave them a solid start, and they reached 187-6 in 32 overs. In reply, Conisbrough needed an adjusted 209 off 32 overs, but were bowled out for 96, Mir following up his match-winning innings with 3-24. The rain denied Doncaster Town 2nds the opportunity to keep pace with the leaders when their game against Darfield at Town Fields was abandoned in the seventh over of the second innings. Jack Woodiwiss (34) and Jack Zuurbier put on 77 for the hosts’ second wicket as they compiled 184-6 in 25 overs, Riecko Parker Cole taking 3-43 for the visitors. Rain then put an end to proceedings when Darfield were 44-1 in reply, with Kastun Stoute unbeaten on 31. There was no play in the games between Wath and Houghton Main, Whiston Parish Church and Sheffield Collegiate 2nds, and Wickersley Old Village and Barnsley Woolley Miners 2nds.
Leaders Ackworth returned to winning ways with a 90-run win over Wakefield Thornes 2nds at the Boot & Shoe ground. John Wood (39) held the top order together and skipper Luke Townsend, with an unbeaten 51 off 50 balls at number seven, helped them to 164-7 in a 30-over game; Adam Nasar taking 3-25. Townsend (4-20) and Dale Longfield (4-22) then combined to dismiss the visitors for 74 in their reply. Second-placed Aston Hall 2nds were on the brink of victory over Coal Aston at Stonelow when their game was abandoned. Oscar Oborn-Corby (3-68) took three wickets in his opening spell, and despite 35 from Ali Ahmed and 34 from skipper Yousaf Ali, the visitors were 126-6 when Robert Ross (52) and Mainak Ray (44) came together and added 94 for the seventh wicket to take them to 244-9. Eliot Tye took the last three wickets to finish with 3-26. Benjamin Hall (36) and Tye (41) then added 65 to rescue the hosts from 37-4, but they had too much to do and the visitors were well on top in the end, skipper Ali taking 3-42. There was a thrilling game at Hoyland Common, where visitors Rotherham Town beat Rockingham Colliery by just one run. Jawad Saleem (54) and Bilal Hanif (76) put on 98 for the second wicket to set the visitors on their way to 194, whilst Zobair Khaliq (3-42) and Richard Skipworth (4-39) were the pick of the home attack. Jack Riley (39) and Tinasche Muchawaya (32) then top-scored as the hosts fell agonisingly short of their target against an eight-man attack. In the race for second place, Oughtibridge War Memorial lost ground after a 22-run defeat to Upper Haugh at Waterside Gardens. A 109-run fifth-wicket partnership between Connor Sanderson (61) and Habil Arshad (68 not out) helped the visitors to 236-6 in a 40-over game. Opener Lewis Wake (61) and Will Cooper (47) added 67 for the hosts’ fourth wicket, but once they were parted, the visitors gained the upper hand and, with three wickets for Parvez Asghar, restricted Oughtibridge to 214-8. Sheffield United put some daylight between themselves and the bottom three with a convincing win over Whitley Hall 2nds in a 40-over game at Baxter Field. Fazil Reza (72) put on 91 for the second wicket with Izuru Jayacody (53) and 109 for the third with Danuka Hettierachichi (52), whilst skipper Luqman Asad hit an unbeaten 41 off 20 balls as the visitors reached 278-5. After coming in at 3-1 in their reply, James Ahmed contributed 33, but the hosts were facing an uphill battle at 68-4, before Sam Chatterton (62) and skipper William Turner (40) added 77 for the fifth wicket. But once these two were parted, the innings subsided and Zaki Anjam took 3-5 as Whitley were all out for 184. The weather denied Wickersley Old Village 2nds a much-needed 12 points after they posted 267-7 against fellow relegation-threatened side Green Moor at Hill Top Lane. Ben Richardson (61) held the hosts' top order together, with help from skipper Jonathan Allen (30), before Sam Grew blasted an unbeaten 70 off 31 balls, whilst Chris Matthewman claimed three victims for the hosts. David Mace had taken 3-46 and Green Moor were on 111-8 when the weather brought the game to a premature end in the 23rd over.
The much-anticipated game between Division 2’s two leading sides, Tickhill 2nds and Warmsworth was abandoned without a ball bowled, which enabled Elsecar 2nds and Hallam 2nds to keep their hopes alive with wins in third and fourth places respectively. Elsecar 2nds asked Thorpe Hesley & High Green to bat first at the Al-Murad stadium, and the visitors reached 191-8 in a 40-over game; Garvin Serieux top-scoring with 53 and Enzo Campagna taking 4-52. Kieran Higgins (59) and skipper Callum Johnson (38) put on 102 for the hosts’ first wicket in reply, and after they departed, Matthew Tonks hit an unbeaten 57 off 38 balls to see his side to an eight-wicket win in the 37th over. Hallam 2nds were put in to bat by Treeton 2nds and bowled out for 112 at Crimicar. Nathan O’Sullivan took 4-48 for the visitors whilst Tom Adamson contributed what turned out to be an invaluable 31 for the hosts, who then bowled Treeton out for 99 in their reply. James Hobson made 30 for the visitors, but Jim Lee (4-22) proved the match-winner for Hallam. Penistone were in the driving seat against Norton Oakes at Queen Street when rain caused the game to be abandoned. Chris Walmsley had made 61 out of the hosts' 199 all out, whilst Callum East took 3-63 for the visitors, who in reply were 138-7 with seven overs left, James Thompson having top-scored with 32. Only nine overs were possible at Matthews Lane, where Sheffield Collegiate 3rds were 37-2 against Norton Woodseats, and Hatfield Town were 70-1 against Parkhead at Eccleshall Road, Andy Cutts (33 not out) and Ellis Pattison having put on an unbroken second wicket stand of 70 when the rain came.
Division 3 leaders Monk Bretton were beaten by 21 runs by Kexborough at Bence Lane. Having elected to bat first, the hosts made 143, with skipper Danny Bowering (30) and Richard Burgess (60) leading the way, whilst Dominic Fell took 5-23 for the visitors. But in their reply, the leaders were all out for 122, despite 38 from keeper Eddie Allen, mainly thanks to Thomas Woods (3-22) and Neil Hinchliffe (4-34). The only other result in the division came at Bracken Moor, where 32 from Dilshan Sukumar at number nine helped visitors Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds from 70-7 to 129 all out against Stocksbridge, for whom Andrew Hibbert took 3-16 and Joe Hibbert 4-24. Azahat Saleem (5-37) and Sukumar (3-20) then bowled the visitors to a 21-run win. At Melton Road, Sprotbrough 2nds were 73-5 against Cawthorne 2nds when the rain came; keeper Daniel Swales (35 not out) having helped them to recover from 15-5, following an early onslaught from Callum McCarthy (4-25). There was no play at all in the games between Bradfield Village Fellowship and Caribbean Sports; Frecheville Community and Wath 2nds; and Millhouses Works and Worsbrough Bridge.
Overnight leaders Thorncliffe & Wentworth were beaten at Silkstone United who move up into the top half of the table. Having elected to bat first, the hosts made a modest 105 all out, Michael Gilmour (3-6) and Jack Pearson (4-15) doing most damage for the visitors, who were then bowled out for 83 in reply. Only an unbeaten 32 from Thomas Brown at number eight gave them hope after Christopher Barraclough (10-7-10-5) had reduced them to 55-9. Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds took advantage of the leaders’ slip-up to take over at the top after a thumping win over Whiston Parish Church 2nds at Woolley. Skipper Alex Gough (31) helped them get off to a decent start, sharing a stand of 66 with Mark Kenny, but Owen Struggles (5-62) pegged them back to 105-5 before Callum Bailey (87) and Liam Margison (53) added 97 for the sixth wicket, and they went on to reach 276-9 in their 46 overs. Callum Bentley (5-49) and Gough (3-21) then helped bowl the visitors out for 155 in reply, with Tom Pike unbeaten on 31 at the end. Rockingham Colliery 2nds were put in to bat by Barnby Dun at Glass Park and were bowled out for 104, Joseph Dixon taking 3-16, but Benjamin Shore (3-28) and Elliot Kay (4-3) then bowled the hosts out for 62. The weather denied Upper Haugh 2nds, who were 97-6 after 21 overs, needing just another six runs to beat Handsworth Junior SC at Wentworth Road when play was abandoned. The visitors were bowled out for 102 after being asked to bat first, Waqas Ali making 30, whilst Andrew Lintin took 3-9 in six overs. Humayun Bashir’s 5-18 for Handsworth looked to be in vain before the rain came. There was no play at all in the games between Doncaster Town 3rds and Higham, and Sheffield Collegiate 4ths and Wombwell Main.
Third-placed Fishlake fought out a thrilling tie against Rotherham Town 2nds at Clifton Lane. Shahid Mohammed (52) and Frederick Stevens (3-45) were the standout performers when the hosts were bowled out for 155 after being asked to bat first. William (31) and Charlie Metcalfe gave the visitors a solid start with an opening stand of 55, but they then slipped to 80-5, thanks to a three-wicket burst from Abdul Jamil (4-30). Richard Copley (44 not out) then looked like taking his side to victory, despite three quick wickets from Omar Budoo (4-46), but last man Stevens was bowled by Jamil with the scores level. At Smithywood Road, relegation-threatened Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds had a 98-run win over Coal Aston 2nds, who were fourth at start of play. Skipper Iain MacDonald (52) set the hosts on their way, and they reached 155-7, despite three wickets each from Edward Rabjohn (3-49) and Laurence Pickford (3-43). Matthew Bradley Green (4-28), Thomas Arnold (3-26) and Andy Barlow (3-2) then bowled Coal Aston out for 57. There was no play at all in the games between the top two, Conisbrough 2nds and Hallam 3rds; and Darfield 2nds and Whiston Forge; and Shiregreen 2nds and Maltby Miners Welfare.
Leaders Ackworth 2nds’ game at Brookhouse was abandoned with the hosts on 44-2 in the first innings, and Sheffield University Staff took the chance to close the gap at the top to just four points with a resounding win over Handsworth Junior SC 2nds at Oliver’s Mount. After being put in to bat, Aruyn Padmanabhan (38) and BalaMurali Poddar (47) put on 109 for the visitors’ first wicket before John Bannister added a further 41 to take them up to 204-4 in 34 overs. Siddharth Patwardhan (5-25) and Liam Gray (3-15) then helped bowl the hosts out for 64. Mexborough Athletic are a further four points behind in third place, after beating Higham 2nds at Royd Lane. They put their hosts in to bat and bowled them out for 117, Hazrat Jabarkhail (3-24) and Tommy Hyde (4-46) doing most of the damage, whilst Luke Woodhouse (53) played a lone hand for the hosts. Elliot Hunt (33) and Kripal Singh (53 not out off 30 balls) then took the visitors to a seven-wicket win in 16 overs. Wickersley Old Village 3rds moved up to fourth, level with Whitley Hall 3rds, whom they beat by eight wickets in a 26-over game at Wentworth. Matthew Brown (72 not out) led the hosts to 125-3 after they had been put in to bat, but in reply, Brooklyn Whitmill hit 63 not out off 24 balls, with eight sixes, to steer his side to victory in the 21st over. There was a close game at Oakes Park, where Green Moor 2nds were put in to bat and bowled out for 140 by Norton Oakes 2nds. Opener Curtis Coles (41) top-scored for the visitors and Chris Baker took 4-19 for the hosts. Benjamin Gaskell (53) then held Oakes’ batting together as they won by two wickets with seven balls to spare. The game between Caribbean Sports 2nds and Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds was abandoned when the visitors were 2-1 after three overs.
Leaders Hatfield Town 2nds returned to winning ways with a comprehensive win over Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths at Carr Side Lane. Having been put in to bat, the visitors were restricted to 111-8 in 30 overs, skipper Craig Wilkes carrying his bat for an unbeaten 47 and adding 63 for the second wicket with Adrianna Darlow, before seven wickets fell for 12 runs as Jacob Jye took 5-24. Evan Snook (46 not out) and Carl Walton (47 not out) put on an unbroken second-wicket stand of 84 as the hosts cantered home by nine wickets in 21 overs. Second-placed Stocksbridge 2nds had a straightforward seven-wicket win over Mexborough Athletic 2nds at the Beecroft Estates ground. Tom Perry took 5-7 as the hosts were bowled out for 96, then Steve Perry (40) and keeper Matt Hague (37) put on 75 for the second wicket, as the visitors won by seven wickets in the 15th over. Scholes & Harley are up to third place after a 112-run win over Eden Grove Parklands at Scholes. Keeper Sam Lowery (72) led the way, with good support from skipper Peter Dearden (43) and Will Harling (45 not out) as the hosts reached 190-3 in 30 overs. Lewis Varley then took 5-13 as the visitors were dismissed for 78. Frecheville Community 2nds conceded their game away to Sprotbrough 3rds.
Leaders Upper Haugh 3rds made short work of Wath 3rds at Rawmarsh. Tom Burns took 4-7 as the visitors were bowled out for 61, and the hosts reached their target for the loss of one wicket in the ninth over. Doncaster Town 4ths are 30 points behind the leaders with a game in hand, after an 80-run win over Monk Bretton 2nds at the Castle Ground. Ankit Patel made 64 and Shaan Rajasundaram 31 not out as the pair added 78 for the sixth wicket in the visitors’ 161-6. Patel then completed a fine all-round performance with 4-10, and the hosts were dismissed for 81. Wombwell Main 2nds had to fight harder for their win over Rockingham Colliery 3rds at the Auction House Stadium, which puts them clear in third place. Adam Carnall took 6-30 as the visitors were dismissed for 114, despite a fighting unbeaten 40 from William Sashan. The hosts did not have it all their own way in reply, however, and Simon Grindle took 3-25 as they lost seven wickets on their way to victory with four overs to spare. Reece Farrell’s unbeaten 76 was the backbone of Thorncliffe & Wentworth 2nds' 170-5 in 30 overs against Silkstone United 2nds at Barnsley Road. Garry Dawber (5-36) and Ewan Millar (4-15) then did the damage as the hosts were bowled out for 76. The game between Worsborough Bridge 2nds and Adwick-le-Street at Park Road was abandoned with the hosts 48-1 in the tenth over of the first innings.
Leaders Elsecar 3rds remain the only team in the YCSPL with a 100% record after a six-wicket win over Whiston Forge 2nds at Guilthwaite Hill. The hosts elected to bat first and made 109-6 in 20 overs, David Foote top-scoring with 39. Joe Pearson and Ewen Bennett (32) then set the visitors on their way to a six-wicket win with an opening stand of 69. Fourth-placed Fishlake 2nds had a straightforward seven-wicket win over Scholes & Harley 2nds at Pinfold Lane. After the visitors had won the toss and batted first, Jeff Dinsdale took 5-7 in seven overs to dismiss them for 66. Connor Press then hit an unbeaten 35 off 14 balls as the hosts wrapped up victory in the tenth over. Eden Grove Parklands 2nds made 114-9 after being put in to bat at home to Brookhouse 2nds. Mark Limb made 30 at the top of the order for the hosts, whilst Jawad Khan (3-25) and Stuart Stubbins (3-19) took the bowling honours. Limb then followed up with 5-12 as the visitors were bowled out for 77. There was no play in the game between Dearne and second-placed Barnby Dun 2nds.
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