Cleethorpes maintained their lead at the top of the Premier Division after a last-over one-wicket win over last season’s champions, Sheffield Collegiate, at Abbeydale. After being asked to bat first, the hosts got off to a good start with a 69-run opening stand between Jack Timby (36) and Abdul Faseeh (45). But after both were run out, the slow bowlers applied the brakes to restrict Collegiate to 165-7, Mayank Mishra taking 3-26. In reply, four of Cleethorpes first five passed 20, but none could go on to make a substantial score against Jamie Carrington (4-56) and Shaaiq Choudhry (3-46), and the game was eventually settled by two sixes from the visitors’ number 11, Matthew Owen. Wakefield Thornes hold on to second place after a four-wicket win over Shiregreen at Field Lane. The visitors were all out for 125 after being put in to bat, Jawad Akhtar and Sijomon Joseph each taking four wickets, whilst Arsalan Mir top-scored for the visitors with 45. Thornes recovered from 13-4 to reach their target with 11 overs to spare; Dylan Hurst (38*) and Joseph (34*) adding an unbroken 66 for the seventh wicket after Sana Ullah Khan had taken 4-58. Tickhill are joint third with Whitley Hall after a comprehensive win over Barnsley Woolley Miners at Shaw Lane. Harry Swindells (79) got the visitors off to a good start after they had been put in to bat, and forties from skipper James Stuart and keeper Jordan Lowe took them to 250-6. In the hosts' reply, only Sheryaar Ali got going, and they were all out for 126, with Josh Court taking 5-40. Danish Aziz took 7-33 for Cawthorne to help them restrict Whitley Hall to 154 all out at Dark Lane, Matthew Thompson top-scoring with 41 for the visitors. Dan Waldron then returned 4-26 as Cawthorne were bowled out for 114 in reply. Jaden Fell (108 off 149 balls) and Caleb Jewell (58) put on 124 for Doncaster Town’s first wicket after they had been put into bat at the Eco Power Oval by Elsecar, but there were then three wickets each for Enzo Campagna and skipper Bilal Anjam, and the hosts were restricted to 221-9. Samarpit Joshi hit an unbeaten 77 in Elsecar’s reply, but he had little support, and the visitors closed on 161-8, Harsha Rajapaksha taking 3-33. Treeton posted their first win of the season after reaching 182-9 after electing to bat first against Appleby Frodingham at Brumby Hall, Fiontan Logan hitting a crucial 48. When the hosts replied, only Jack Harrison (51*) provided any real resistance as Charlie Bourne and Joe Norbury took three wickets each. 
 
Wickersley Old Village have opened up a six-point lead at the top of the Championship Division after a convincing 85-run win over Aston Hall at Northfield Lane. Subhaan Hussain (41) and Abdul Qayoom (46) led the way as the hosts reached 205-8 after choosing to bat first, and Mark Cummins took 4-31 when the visitors were bowled out for 122 in reply. A fifth-wicket stand of 66 between Akhil Akhil (42) and Daniel Wright (35) lifted Sprotbrough from 57-4 and enabled them to reach 169-8 against Ackworth at Melton Road, Luke Townsend and Joshua Hen-Boisen taking three wickets each for the visitors. But when Ackworth replied, Akhil Akhil completed a fine all-round performance with 3-14 in 15 overs, Dan Burgess weighed in with 3-48, and the visitors finished five runs short and lost their first Championship game, whilst Sprotbrough moved up to third. Arman Jaffer hammered 83 off 58 balls for Whiston Parish Church at home to Barnsley Woolley Miners 2nds. With good support from Harry Paver (59) and keeper Bilal Afzal (61), the hosts compiled a formidable 291-8. In reply, William Chapman made a quickfire 45 and keeper Alfie Gosney a determined 39, but the task was much too great and the visitors were bowled out for 186, Tom Bolland taking 3-43. Romir Singh (59) and Mathias Paltridge (51) put on 82 for Hallam’s fourth wicket to help their side to 189 all out against Sheffield Collegiate 2nds at Crimicar, Daniel Longley taking 5-43 for the hosts. James Smedley (6-29) then did much of the damage as Hallam returned to winning ways after two defeats, by bowling their visitors out for 155. Robert Grace (44) and Jack Woodiwiss (41) put on 79 for Doncaster Town 2nds’ first wicket against Wath at Moor Road, Ben Stoves (55 off 44 balls) then helping his side to 214-5. Simon Widdup then took 4-48 as the hosts were restricted to 166-9 in reply. Finally, Ritik Yadav took 7-21 to help Houghton Main bowl Rockingham Colliery out for 56 at Middlecliffe Lane, and the hosts passed their target for the loss of three wickets in 20 overs. 
 
Division 1 leaders Darfield recorded their fifth win of the campaign after Matt Lambert and Will Scott had got them off to a decent start with an opening stand of 79 against Whitley Hall 2nds at Baxter Field. After that, Sam Woodcock took 4-29 as the visitors were bowled out for 170. In reply however, only Sam Chatterton (56*) provided much resistance as Alex Keaton, Saman Kursheed and Joe Strickland took three wickets each to bowl the hosts out for 107. Rotherham Town kept pace 12 points behind the leaders after a 51-run win over Aston Hall 2nds at Green Lane. Hedar Rasool top-scored with 44 as the visitors compiled 193 all out, Aqeel Ahmed taking 4-44 for Aston. The hosts were then all out for 142, thanks to Anees Hussain’s 7-34, despite keeper Ollie Wainwright’s determined 49. Upper Haugh cut the gap to third-placed Conisbrough to just two points after a hard-earned win over them at Park Road. The hosts were bowled out for 142 after being put in to bat, but Upper Haugh also struggled in reply, reaching their target with just two wickets to spare in the 44th over. Oughtibridge War Memorial are level with Upper Haugh after a two-wicket win over Wakefield Thornes 2nds at Waterside Gardens. Fred McVerry with 62 was the mainstay of Thornes' 190 all out after they chose to bat first, Mack Collinson taking 4-55 for the hosts. Naveed Arif (68) and Hasaru Chaamikara (30) then set Oughtibridge on their way to victory with an opening stand of 98, and, although they were pegged back by McVerry (4-51), they reached their target with two overs to spare. Opener James Butler’s 87 gave Wickersley Old Village 2nds a decent start against Elsecar 2nds at the Al-Murad Stadium, and Brady Saunders (44) helped take them to 235-7. The hosts were soon in trouble against Adam Whitford (4-38); only skipper Richard Stump’s 33 enabled them to reach three figures, and they were 123 all out. Tickhill 2nds were asked to bat first by Warmsworth at Alderson Drive, and only opener James Eaton (50) had much answer to Richard Marshall (5-37) as the hosts were restricted to 151-9. The game could have gone either way at 69-4, but thirties from Siddarth Ahhuja and skipper Rhys Mann saw the visitors home by five wickets with six overs left. 
 
Division 2 leaders Coal Aston had a comfortable seven-wicket win over Treeton 2nds at Washfield Lane. Robbie Broomhead (47) top-scored in the hosts' 147 all out after they were put in to bat, Daniel Hemingway taking 4-28 for the visitors. In reply, Hemingway (51), Luke Park (40) and Jon Trower (45*) steered Coal Aston to victory with 16 overs to spare. Sheffield United lost ground at the top after losing to Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds by 28 runs at Bawtry Road. Thirties from Adil Nasim and Linal Fonseka helped the visitors to 163 all out before Sher Khan (4-19) helped reduce United to 45-7 in reply. Siraj Alam then hit 48 at number nine to raise hopes of a home win, but after he was dismissed, the hosts were all out for 135. Thorpe Hesley & High Green are up to third place after a straightforward win over Hatfield Town at Smithywood Road, where they put their visitors in to bat and dismissed them for 79. In reply, the hosts passed their target in the 28th over for the loss of only two wickets. Parkhead closed the gap to the leading group, beating Hallam 2nds by 66 runs at Ecclesall Road after deciding to bat first. Joe Milner made 94 of the hosts’ 200 all out, James Chetwood taking 3-32 for the visitors, and, in reply, Hallam were all out for 134 as Chris Turner and Alex Masterson took three wickets apiece. Finally, Tom Exley took 4-6 in 4.2 overs to help Penistone bowl Wath 2nds out for 86 at Queen Street, before an unbeaten 35 from skipper Charlie Armitage saw the hosts home by eight wickets in just the 14th over. 
 
The top of Division 3 is gradually thinning out, with now just Higham and Norton Woodseats sharing the top position after their wins. Paul Wroe top-scored with 42 in Higham’s 156-3 before retiring hurt against Kexborough, then Kyle Clayton took 6-30 to dismiss the hosts for 143 in reply, skipper Richard Burgess top-scoring with 40. Norton Woodseats won their local derby with Norton Oakes at Matthews Lane. In a very low-scoring game, Oakes were dismissed for 58, with four wickets each from Ikramullah Naseri and Aamir Ashfaque, but the hosts slipped to 33-7 in reply, and were grateful to Ashfaque, whose unbeaten 27 saw them home without further loss. Cawthorne lost their unbeaten record in a one-run defeat against Bradfield Village Fellowship at the Sands. Skipper Liam Hague (52) helped the hosts to 122 all out, Liam Carroll taking 4-21 for Cawthorne, but four wickets each for Noah Jackson and Hennie Swart then helped the Bradfield to victory despite Harry Sullivan’s 41. Caribbean Sports were all out for 80 after choosing to bat first against Millhouses Works, for whom Zach Bellfield and Kieren O’Sullivan took three wickets each; but this modest total proved sufficient when Saad Bashir (3-15) and Azahat Saleem (4-9) combined to bowl the visitors out for 68 in reply. Thorncliffe & Wentworth skipper Jack Pearson’s 42 was the highest score in his side’s 25-run win over Worsbrough Bridge at the D&I Home Improvements ground. Four wickets each for Lewis Wilkinson (8.1-4-9-4) and Liam Levitt saw the visitors bowled out for 122, but James Brown took 5-15 when Worsbrough replied, and they were all out for 97. The game between Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds and Sheffield Collegiate 3rds was cancelled. 
 
Rockingham Colliery 2nds continue to lead Division 4 after they beat Stocksbridge by 25 runs at Hoyland Common. The hosts were restricted to 135-8 after being put into bat, Andy Shore contributing an unbeaten 49. Kelham Bennett was amongst the wickets again when the visitors replied, taking 5-34 to help his side to victory. Hallam 3rds moved into second place after their 42-run win over Upper Haugh 2nds at Wentworth Road. Thomas Ollerton made 49 for the visitors after they had been put in to bat, and they reached 170-9. The hosts were then bowled out for 128 in reply, despite skipper Gurvinder Singh’s unbeaten 42, whilst Zayan Khan took 5-53. Doncaster Town 3rds are well in touch in fourth place after a convincing 70-run win over Wombwell Main at Hill House. Alfie Peirson (110*) and Ewan Whittaker (42) took Town to 203-4 before Kirk Bennett took 4-23 when the visitors replied, and they were all out for 133. Todd Saxelby (61) top-scored in Frecheville Community’s 191-9 after they had been put into bat by at the Hobson Bowl by Conisbrough 2nds, for whom Craig Jackson took 4-31. Adam Buckle (5-43) and Lee Ford (5-23) then shared the wickets as the visitors were all out for 173 in reply. Opener Tommy Harrison scored 57 for Sheffield Collegiate 4ths in their 143-7 after being put in to bat by Silkstone United at Abbeydale. Rehan Ahmed then took 4-10 as the visitors were all out for 94 in reply. Will Rudkin (42) helped Sprotbrough 2nds to 140 all out against Shiregreen 2nds after choosing to bat first at Hatfield House Lane, Muhammad Sarfraz claiming 4-35 for the hosts. Fraser McLean then took 5-27 when the hosts replied, and they were all out for 122. On Monday, Frecheville completed a successful weekend with a seven-wicket win over Sprotbrough 2nds at the Hobson Bowl. The visitors were all out for 67 after electing to bat first, and Frecheville knocked off the required runs for the loss of three wickets in the 32nd over. 
 
Division 5 leaders Barnby Dun made quick work of Rotherham Town 2nds at Clifton Lane, James Brooks taking 4-20 after the hosts chose to bat first and were all out for 57. The visitors then passed their target for the loss of only one wicket in the 16th over. Second-placed Ackworth 2nds had a huge win at home to Maltby Miners Welfare. Daniel Malyan-Walker (114 off 64 balls, including 13 fours and five sixes) led the way, and he had good support from Rehan Kiriella (51) and keeper Dave Harris (44) as the hosts racked up 301-8, Liam Woodward again amongst the wickets with four victims. Bailey Matthews then took 4-22 and Finlay Martin 3-20 when Maltby replied, and they were all out for 64. Sheffield University Staff held on to third place with a comprehensive win over Wickersley Old Village 3rds at Warminster Road. There were three wickets each for Chris Stride and Liam Gray as the visitors were restricted to 78-9 in their 46 overs, then opener Bhavika Kollyabandara made 41 as the hosts cruised home for the loss of three wickets in the 32nd over. Coal Aston 2nds came out on top in a tight finish at Stonelow. They restricted visitors Fishlake to 112-7 after asking them to bat first, James Furniss taking 3-12, whilst keeper Sam Potts made a dogged unbeaten 45. In their reply, the hosts struggled against James Yeaman and Keith Bee, who took three wickets each, and only sneaked home by one wicket in the 31st over. There was another low-scoring affair at School Lane, where visitors Handsworth Júnior SC were bowled out for 92 after choosing to bat first against Darfield 2nds, Saiful Alam Nury contributing an unbeaten 48, whilst Declan Dickinson took 5-28 and Jordan Watson 4-32. Majad Hussain (6-18) and Waqas Rashid (4-18) then wrecked the hosts’ reply, and they were all out for 42. Whiston Forge claimed their first win of the season, at home to local rivals Whiston Parish Church 2nds. Thirties from Kristian Lee-Green, Steve Cowles and Matthew Beevers helped the hosts to 184-7, then Andy Smith (4-18) and Beevers (3-19) did the damage when the visitors replied, and they were all out for 85. 
 
Division 6 leaders Hatfield Town 2nds did not have things their own way in their low-scoring win at home to Mexborough Athletic. Skipper Elliott Hunt contributed 52 out of the visitors’ 75 all out, whilst Adil Sikander and Carl Walton took four wickets for the hosts, who then lost five wickets in passing their modest target. Keeper John Beachill (40) top-scored for second-placed Penistone 2nds in their 139-8 over Millhouses Works 2nds at Millhouses Park. Five bowlers then shared the wickets as the hosts were bowled out for 70 in reply, William Tyas taking 3-32. Higham 2nds had a very comfortable win over Caribbean Sports 2nds at Royd Lane. After Richard Heeley (54) helped the hosts post 177-8, despite Junaid Abbas’s 4-36 for the visitors, there were three wickets each for Robert and Ged McInerney as Caribbean were dismissed for 80 in reply. Skipper Kelvin Defty (75) and Liam Cotton (81) put on 144 for Warmsworth 2nds’ second wicket in their 218-4 at home to Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds. Joe Stringfellow then took 4-21 to help the hosts bowl Thorpe Hesley out for 102 in reply. On Monday, Whitley Hall 3rds recorded their first win of the season, by 106 runs at home to Sheffield United 2nds. Josh Singleton hit an unbeaten 67 in the hosts’ 210 all out, Tawqeer Hussain taking 4-34 for United, before Charlie Wragg’s 4-32 and 3-8 from Rylee Parker helped Whitley bowl out their visitors for 99. There were three wickets each for Nick Cutts, Will Clarke and Ewan Fearnley when Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds bowled Handsworth Junior SC 2nds out for 67 at the Sands; Majad Hussain then took four early wickets when Bradford replied, before Pete Roberts saw his side to a five-wicket win with an unbeaten 33. 
 
Brookhouse skipper Jasnet Gulati returned 6-4-4-4 when the Division 7 leaders bowled Houghton Main 2nds out for 96 at Rose Lane. Gulati also top-scored with an unbeaten 23 as his side triumphed by five wickets with ten overs to spare. Green Moor are ten points behind the leaders after an 83-run win over Norton Oakes 2nds at Oakes Park. The visitors made 168-9 after being put in to bat, but they then bowled Oakes out for 85 in the 36th over. Isaac Wilkes took 4-14 for third-placed Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths when they restricted Stocksbridge 2nds to 112-8, after asking them to bat first against Stocksbridge 2nds at Bracken Moor. In their reply, the visitors lost half their side for 58 before Steven Dixon and skipper Adrianna Darlow saw them home with an unbroken sixth wicket stand of 56. No-one reached double figures when Eden Grove Parklands were bowled out for 44 at home to Scholes & Harley, for whom there were three wickets each for Jamie Oliver and Ben Wathen. When Scholes replied, Kieran Marklew took 3-7 in ten overs, but the visitors edged home by three wickets. Joe Platts took 5-13 in ten overs for Upper Haugh 3rds when they bowled Doncaster Town 4ths out for 42 at Hooton Pagnell. The hosts then made light work of their target, which they reached in the 12th over for the loss of just one wicket. The experienced Nick Bisby made his first century of the season, 109 at home to Sprotbrough 3rds, in Adwick-le-Street’s 178-3 after they were asked to bat first. Christopher Jeeves took 3-24 as the visitors were bowled out for 113 in reply. 
 
Joseph Brennan took 6-12 when Division 8 leaders Hallam 4ths bowled Worsbrough Bridge 2nds out for 49 at Sandygate. The hosts lost two wickets with just three runs on the board in their reply, but Keith Ring and Vineet Vajpayee steered them home with no further loss. Parkhead 2nds‘ opener Nathaniel Sloane (40) top-scored in the division’s top score of the day, 135-9 against Mexborough Athletic 2nds at the Beecroft Estates ground. Tom Wickstone (5-22) and Marcus Ardley (4-21) then bowled the visitors to victory by 58 runs. Henry Skelton returned a remarkable 3.5-1-6-5 when his side, Wombwell Main 2nds, bowled Kexborough 2nds out for 48 at Wombwell. The hosts then cantered to victory by eight wickets in the 11th over. Alfie Robinson had figures of 4.4-3-9-5 when Monk Bretton 2nds bowled Barnby Dun 2nds out for 111 at Glass Park. Daniel Bryning then hit an unbeaten 55 to steer the visitors to a five-wicket win in the 33rd over. Callum Woodhead (4.4-2-5-4) helped Rockingham Colliery 3rds bowl Norton Woodseats 2nds out for 33 at Stainborough. The hosts then won by seven wickets, despite three victims for Harvey Kettle for the visitors. The game between Elsecar 3rds and Frecheville Community 2nds was cancelled. 
 
Only one game was played in Division 9, at Pinfold Lane, where Nick Petty (101 not out off 97 balls) helped Dearne to 221-5 against Fishlake 2nds. Marley Wood then took 4-29 to see Dearne to their first win of the season, and the hosts were all out for 176. Whiston Forge 2nds conceded against Thorncliffe & Wentworth 2nds, and the games at Scholes and Silkstone were cancelled. 
 
The Sunday Mick Savage Trophy programme was decimated by the weather – with none of the six games reaching a conclusion and all going to bowl outs or coin tosses. Aston Hall 2nds, Elsecar 2nds, Rotherham Town, Sheffield United, Upper Haugh and Warmsworth progress to the next round, in which the updated draw is: 
 
Warmsworth v Elsecar 2nds 
Sheffield United v Aston Hall 2nds 
Upper Haugh v Rotherham Town 
Penistone v Hatfield Town 
 
 
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