Round-up of games played one 29 July
Posted on 1st August 2023 at 07:15
After the severely disrupted programmes over the last two weekends, it was a relief to see an almost full programme played this Saturday.
Nicholas Associates Premier Division
The game of the day was at Town Fields, where a second-wicket stand of 94 between skipper Abdul Faseeh (59) and Shaaiq Choudhry (45) proved decisive for third-placed Sheffield Collegiate against leaders Doncaster Town. After being put in to bat, they were all out for 164, with Curtis Free taking 6-39; but Tate Miller then took 5-28 to bowl the hosts out for 130. Tickhill moved level with the leaders after the tightest of wins over Appleby Frodingham at Alderson Drive. James Stuart (51) and Jim Morgan (81) took the hosts to 242-8 after being put in to bat; before Drew Silvester (80) and Jordan Neil (59) put on 125 for the visitors’ second wicket to put them right back into the game, but they fell one run short in the end. Treeton have moved into the top four after a comfortable win over Barnsley Woolley Miners at Shaw Lane. The hosts elected to bat first and were all out for 154, Will Street taking 4-21, and in reply the visitors, lost their openers cheaply, and Steve Foster retired injured before Onke Nyaku (75 not out) and Sam Drury (61 not out) took them home by eight wickets in the 32nd over. Fifth-placed Wakefield Thornes beat relegation-threatened Aston Hall by eight wickets at Field Lane. Niaz Khan top-scored for the visitors with 41, but Dylan Hurst took 5-21 for Thornes and they were bowled out for 103. Kieran Donnachie (42 not out) and Shubham Sharma (54 not out) then put on an unbroken 81-run eighth-wicket stand to see their side to victory in just 15 overs. Cleethorpes make up the top half of the table after a hard-earned three-wicket win over bottom club Hallam at Chichester Road. Alex Hughes (42) and Will Newton got the visitors off to a good start with an opening stand of 78 after they had been put in to bat, but Mayank Mishra (4-41) and Jordan Cook (4-21) then got to work and they were bowled out for 170. In reply, Tom Keast scored 42 at the top of the order, but it was skipper Ian Mansfield who guided his side home with an unbeaten 41. In the other game, Whitley Hall increased the pressure on Elsecar in tenth place with an eight-wicket win at the Al-Murad Stadium. Tanzeel Ali top-scored with 68 as the hosts were restricted to 180-9 after being put in to bat, before Montcin Hodge (102 not out off 106 balls) and Andrew Pickering (72) put on a 153 for the first wicket to ensure victory for the visitors.
Cawthorne have a 16-point lead at the top after a straightforward win over relegation-threatened Wath at Moor Road. Skipper Mike Jepps (73) and Liam Wiles (48) put on 72 for the first wicket to lay the foundation for the visitors’ 220-6 after they elected to bat first at Dark Lane. Rob Barlow was the pick of the home attack with 4-48. Wiles then completed a fine all-round performance with 4-36 to help bowl the hosts out for 139. Second-placed Wickersley Old Village had the better of a low-scoring game against Sheffield Collegiate 2nds at Abbeydale, where Daniel Longley took 5-37 to restrict the visitors to 147-9 after they chose to bat first. Iftikhar Afzal then took 4-26 as the hosts were bowled out for 122 in reply. Shiregreen moved up two places to third after beating early leaders Houghton Main at Middlecliffe Lane. Mustafa Hussain (50) and Arsalan Mir (52) led the visitors to 223-7 after they were asked to bat first. In reply, Vikas Dixit (72) was the only home batsman to provide any significant resistance as Mir completed an excellent game with 4-18, to lead his side to a 57-run win. Doncaster Town 2nds fell two places to fourth after a 70-run defeat at the hands of Whiston Parish Church at Church Fields. Samuel Bowden (45) top-scored as the hosts posted 213-8 after choosing to bat first, and Sam Drabble took 5-29 as the visitors were restricted to 143-9 in reply. Barnsley Woolley Miners 2nds moved above their hosts Sprotbrough after a 19-run win at Melton Road. Skipper Boeta Beukes (57) and Jordan Slattery (82) put on 103 for the seventh wicket to rescue the visitors from 69-6 and help them to 225 all out after electing to bat first. Sadrian Ward did the early damage with the first five wickets, finishing with 5-71. In reply, Thomas Pepper made 99 for the hosts, but he lacked any real support and they were all out for 206. Finally, Darfield eased their relegation worries with a convincing win over bottom club Conisbrough at Park Road. Kastun Stoute made 49 at the top of the order, but after he was out, the visitors slipped to 125-7 as Buddhika Sanjeewa took 4-55. But Jonathan Parkin (100 not out off 68 balls) then added 130 for the eighth wicket with Saman Kursheed, and Darfield reached 255-8. Four bowlers then shared the wickets as Conisbrough were bowled out for 184.
Ackworth recorded their 13th win of the season, by 63 runs over Whitley Hall 2nds at Baxter Field, and lead the division by 52 points. Skipper Luke Townsend top-scored with 65 as the visitors posted 207-7, and then took three wickets as the hosts were restricted to 144-9 in reply, only Chris Siddall (75) providing any real resistance for the hosts. A low-scoring win for Rockingham Colliery at home to Coal Aston moves them into second place. Eliot Tye took 4-12 as the hosts were bowled out for 96, but Andy Shore (4-30) and Jawad Akhtar (5-31) then bowled the visitors out for 77. Aston Hall 2nds dropped to third after losing to Upper Haugh, who they put in to bat at Green Lane. Samuel Thompson (43) and Connor Sanderson (75 not out) took the visitors to 226 all out, despite 5-57 from Yousaf Ali. Habil Arshad (4-35) and Parvez Asghar (4-40) then bowled out the hosts out for 171. Wakefield Thornes 2nds move up to fourth after a narrow win over relegation-threatened Wickersley Old Village 2nds at Northfield Lane. Jamie Howarth (57) and Adam Naz (62) led the visitors to 249-9, despite Adam Whitford’s 4-45. In reply, Adam Bashford (70) and Nathan Taylor (85) put on 106 for the hosts’ second wicket, but they were then pegged back by Janaid Yousaf (4-47) and fell four runs short at 245-6. Sheffield United moved up to sixth after bowling Oughtibridge War Memorial out for 62 after putting them in to bat at Bawtry Road, and then knocking off the required runs for the loss of two wickets in 13 overs. The bottom two clubs met at Clifton Lane, where a resounding win for Rotherham Town opened up a 16-point gap over their visitors, Green Moor. Umair Tariq (58) and Matthew Fidler (44) put on 85 for the hosts’ first wicket, before Orminder Singh (53 not out) and Jawad Saleem (40 not out) took them up to 284-5. When the visitors replied, Saleem took 5-26 and they were all out for 102.
Leaders Warmsworth are now the only unbeaten club in the League after their comfortable 81-run success over Sheffield Collegiate 3rds at Common Lane. Open Bruce Jaftha (125 not out off 129 balls) was chiefly responsible for their 223-8 after being put in to bat, despite Mansoor Shinwari’s 4-60 for the visitors. Lewis Brown then took 6-30 as Collegiate were bowled out for 142. There was an upset at Washfield Lane, where second-placed Tickhill 2nds lost to relegation-threatened Treeton 2nds. The hosts were 70-0 after being put in to bat, before Nathaniel Wilkes (4-21) and Neil Conchie (4-35) bowled them out for 111. Jon Boden then took 5-32 as the visitors were all out for 64 in reply. Hallam 2nds leapfrogged Elsecar 2nds after narrowly beating them at Crimicar. Christian Leddicoat made 46 and keeper Jack Unwin 43 as the hosts reached 193 all out, before William Coates’ 4-47 helped bowl the visitors out for 182, despite 81 from skipper Callum Johnson. Hatfield Town dropped a place to sixth after a nine-wicket defeat at home to Penistone. Chris Walmsley (5-12) helped dismiss the hosts for 83 after putting them in to bat, and the visitors reached their modest target in the 19th over. Parkhead had the narrowest of wins at home to Norton Woodseats despite being bowled out for 79 after choosing to bat first. Parwan Ali (46 in the first innings) and James Speck (6-32 in the second) were the match-winners as the visitors were then all out for 78. The game between Thorpe Hesley & High Green and Norton Oakes was cancelled.
Monk Bretton have opened up a 14-point gap at the top of Division 3 after beating fifth-placed Cawthorne 2nds at Dark Lane. Steven Honeyman (4-23) and Jordan Clayton (4-27) helped bowl the hosts out for 113 after they were put in to bat, and the visitors reached their target for the loss of three wickets in the 29th over. Second-placed Wath 2nds lost ground on the leaders after being well beaten away to third-placed Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds. Oliver Cockbill-Black top-scored for the hosts with 40, after they were put in to bat, whilst Stephen Johnson took 5-36 for the visitors, who were then bowled out for 74 in reply. Worsbrough Bridge, in fourth place, kept their promotion hopes alive with a six-wicket win at home to Kexborough. Liam Hague took 5-27 to help bowl the visitors out for 101, before skipper Alex Littlewood’s unbeaten 65 saw his side to victory in 31 overs. Caribbean Sports are sixth after beating relegation-threatened Stocksbridge after being asked to bat first at the Common. 56 from Arman Ahmed helped the hosts recover from 108-7 to post 170, whilst Jake Vickers took 4-48 for the visitors. In reply, Stocksbridge were 24-4 and were unable to fully recover, despite 53 from Jack Murfin. Kazam Hussain took 5-33 for the hosts as they were all out for 131. Millhouses Works posted 171-8 after deciding to bat first against bottom club Frecheville Community at Millhouses Park. Opener Tom Roper made 42 for the hosts, whilst fellow opener Daniel Kempton’s unbeaten 73 was not enough for the visitors, who finished 15 short on 156-7. Finally, Bradfield Village Fellowship and Sprotbrough 2nds, who are both hovering above the relegation zone, met at the Sands, where the visitors made 151-6 after being put in to bat, with Scott Sykes making 48 and James Shepherd taking 4-28. In reply, the hosts were all out for 84 as Nick Graves took 5-19.
Leaders Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds had a four-wicket win over Handsworth Junior SC at Oliver’s Mount, after the hosts had decided to bat first and were all out for 127. Anthony Godley’s unbeaten 57 then took the visitors to victory in the 38th over. Thorncliffe & Wentworth kept up the pace two points behind the leaders after beating Sheffield Collegiate 4ths at Abbeydale. The hosts made 175-5 after being put in to bat, thanks to Richard Kettleborough’s unbeaten 61, before James Brown’s 72 not out off 56 balls powered the visitors to a three-wicket win, after they had been struggling at 69-5. Silkstone United moved into the third promotion place after beating Whiston Parish Church 2nds by 53 runs at Barnsley Road. The hosts were all out for 157 after choosing to bat first, and then bowled the visitors out for 104, with three bowlers each picking up three wickets. Wombwell Main are now one of two clubs just two points outside the top three, drawing level with Doncaster Town 3rds after a 14-run win at the Auction House Stadium. Jonathan Scaife (61) and Thomas Goldsby-West (49) put on 79 for the third wicket as the hosts reached 161 all out, Tom Biltcliffe taking 4-36. In reply, the visitors were 42-6 before Alfie Pierson provided some real resistance with an unbeaten 60, but Joe Armitage took 4-31 to help restrict Doncaster to 147-8. Sixth-placed Higham are still in the hunt after a narrow win over Rockingham Colliery 2nds at Royd Lane. The visitors made 173-9 after electing to bat first, before Alex Morris, with an unbeaten 86, took the hosts to a two-wicket win in the 45th over. Finally, Ciaran McCarthy returned figures of 7-4-4-5 as Barnby Dun bowled out bottom side Upper Haugh 2nds for 37 at Wentworth Road. The visitors then cantered to a ten-wicket win in the eleventh over.
Hallam 3rds strengthened their position at the top of the division with a 46-run win over Coal Aston 2nds at Stonelow. The visitors were bowled out for 137 after being put in to bat, but Tahseen Ahmed then took 4-28 as the hosts were bowled out for 91 in reply. Conisbrough 2nds are 16 points behind the leaders after their defeat away to Shiregreen 2nds. After being put in to bat, the visitors were all out for 136, only Stuart Colman (48) providing much resistance to Ihtisham Mohammed (5-19), before skipper Nazam Mohammed (90) steered his side to a four-wicket win in the 37th over. A 31-run win for Fishlake away to Penistone 2nds has drawn them level in second. Ben Metcalfe (49) and Harry Smith (49 not out) took the visitors to 152-4 after they had been put in to bat, then Keith Bee took 7-19 in 9.4 overs to dismiss the hosts for 121. A very convincing win for Maltby Miners Welfare over Rotherham Town 2nds at Muglet Lane saw them leapfrog their visitors into fourth place and keep their promotion hopes. Skipper Liam Woodward (44) and Soham Gate (88) helped them to 204 all out, Fida Hussain talking 4-44 for the visitors, before Liam Woodward set the hosts on their way with 4-31 as Town were all out for 121, despite Issar Rather’s 41. Jack Waldron (65) and Josh Care (129) helped Darfield 2nds to an impressive 268-7 against Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds at School Lane. Four bowlers then shared the wickets as the visitors were bowled out for 64. Bottom club Sheffield United 2nds had a convincing win over Whiston Forge at Guilthwaite Hill after being put in to bat and posting 191 all out. Israr Nasir made 51 at number three, but the visitors slipped to 129-8 before they were rescued by an unbeaten 54 from keeper Siraj Alam. Tawqeer Hussain then took 5-24 as the hosts were bowled out for 99.
Leaders Ackworth 2nds maintained a four-point lead at the top thanks to an eight-wicket win over Handsworth Junior SC 2nds at the Boot & Shoe Ground. Three bowlers took three wickets apiece as they bowled the visitors out for 92 after putting them in to bat. Andrew O’Grady then led Ackworth to victory in the 24th over with an unbeaten 40. Sheffield University Staff remain in second place after a 104-run win over Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds at Warminster Road. Bhavika Kollyabandara (53) and Alankrith Shankar (50 not out) helped them to 176-7, before Aden Biddle (7-4-9-4) and Liam Gray (4-13) bowled the visitors out for 72. Wickersley Old Village 3rds remain joint-third after a low-scoring affair against fifth-placed Mexborough Athletic at Thorncliffe. The hosts were all out for 93 after electing to bat first, Hazrat Jabarkhail taking 6-11, but Alfie Berry then took 4-10 as the visitors were dismissed for 42. Whitley Hall 3rds kept pace with Wickersley after a narrow win over relegation-threatened Brookhouse at Rose Lane. After being put in to bat, the hosts were 64-0 before Charlie Wragg took 5-22 and they collapsed to 118 all out. Jasneet Gulati took 6-15 when the visitors replied, but it was not enough, and Whitley reached their target with one wicket and six overs to spare. Higham 2nds held on to sixth place after a straightforward win away to bottom side Green Moor 2nds. Robert McInernery took 5-34 as the hosts were bowled out for 121, and then keeper Anthony White hit an unbeaten 56 as the visitors won with eight wickets and 18 overs to spare. Finally, Travis Bacchus took 4-28 to help Caribbean Sports 2nds bowl Norton Oakes 2nds out for 145 at Oakes Park, before Shabaz Qadeer hit an unbeaten 72 to take the visitors to a seven-wicket win in the 27th over.
Warmsworth 2nds moved into the top three with a narrow win over Stocksbridge 2nds at Bracken Moor. After electing to bat first, the hosts made 136-8, a target that the visitors passed with four wickets and two balls to spare. Kevin Pearson took 4-17 and made 36 not out for the winners. Promotion-chasing Millhouses Works 2nds suffered a surprise eight-wicket defeat away to relegation-threatened Eden Grove Parklands, who chose to field first and bowled the visitors out for 69, Ithshaam Akram taking 5-14 in 10 overs. The hosts took just 15 overs to reach their target for the loss of two wickets. Two clubs battling to avoid relegation, Mexborough Athletic 2nds and Houghton Main 2nds met at the Beecroft Estates ground. The visitors were put in to bat and made 144, Safi Gul Mula making 78. In reply, Mexborough were all out for 135, Arnav Javagal taking 4-20. The game between Frecheville Community 2nds and Hatfield Town 2nds was cancelled.
The top two clubs, Upper Haugh 3rds and Doncaster Town 4ths, met at Finningley, where the visitors increased their lead at the top to 34 points after a five-wicket win. The hosts were put in to bat and made 94-8, before the visitors reached their target in the 28th over for the loss of five wickets; Lewis Pursglove taking 4-22 in the first innings and scoring 38 not out in the second. Adwick-le-Street kept their promotion hopes alive with a comprehensive win over Rockingham Colliery 3rds at Adwick Park. After being asked to bat first, the visitors were all out for 71, Carl Newbold taking 4-28. The hosts then reached their target for the loss of three wickets in 22 overs, Matthew Eades making 46 not out. Wombwell Main 2nds hold on to fourth place despite a three-wicket defeat to Monk Bretton 2nds at the Castle Ground. After being put in to bat, the visitors reached 146-9 with Ian Couldwell making 45. James Wainwright then contributed 74 not out as the hosts reached their target with three wickets and two overs to spare. At Matthews Lane, Worsbrough Bridge 2nds were put in to bat by Norton Woodseats 2nds and posted 220-6, Phil Smith hitting 113 off 115 balls and Darren Newton 55. The hosts were then bowled out for just 56, Clayton Taylor taking 4-9 in 10 overs. The two bottom sides, Thorncliffe & Wentworth 2nds and Wath 3rds, met at Wentworth, where the hosts were bowled out for 91, Sri Sirijala making 44. The visitors then reached their target in 33 overs for the loss of five wickets.
Leaders Elsecar 3rds finally lost their unbeaten record when they lost to second-placed Barnby Dun 2nds at Glass Park. Put into bat, the visitors made 151-9 off 40 overs, Nick Ashton taking 4-32. In the hosts’ reply, George Atkinson was unbeaten on 47 and Dale Lattimore hit 66 off 53 balls, and they claimed an important win with five wickets and three overs to spare. Kexborough 2nds kept hold of the third promotion spot after a low-scoring tussle with Whiston Forge 2nds at Bence Lane. Electing to bat first, the hosts were all out for 67, Mark Daly returning 8.1-2-10-6. But the visitors were then bowled out for 61 in reply, with four bowlers sharing the wickets. The bottom two sides, Dearne and Eden Grove Parklands 2nds, met at Goldthorpe, where the visitors were put in to bat and made 121-9, Connor Turford taking 5-18. In reply, the hosts made the required 122 in just 23 overs, with Luke Copley scoring 60 off 37 balls. The game between Scholes & Harley 2nds and Brookhouse 2nds was cancelled.
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