League games 
 
A narrow win over Elsecar at the Al-Murad Stadium was enough to help Tickhill take advantage of Cleethorpes’ game against Whitley Hall being postponed and move to the top of the Premier Division table. The hosts were bowled out for 186, Rhett Bridgens (4-44) and Josh Court (3-32) doing most of the damage as Elsecar slipped from 102-1, whilst Samarpit Joshi top-scored with 54. In reply, the visitors were 77-5, but an unbeaten 54 from Connor Fisher saw them home with two wickets and 11 balls to spare, Haider Jahangir taking 3-25 on his Elsecar debut. Wakefield Thornes returned to winning ways and moved up to third after beating Sheffield Collegiate at Abbeydale, in a game reduced to 48 overs a side. Joe Billings (43) and James Wolfenden (42) put on 77 for the visitors’ third wicket as they reached 188-9, Mat Roberts taking 4-54 for the hosts. Collegiate looked in pole position at 96-1 after Abdul Faseeh (74) and Shaaiq Choudhry (50) had put on 96 for the second wicket, but once Choudhry was out, wickets fell regularly, and Collegiate finished on 171-8, 19 short of their revised target, Sijomon Joseph taking 3-45. Doncaster Town are level with Whitley Hall in third place after an emphatic win over Cawthorne at Town Fields. Skipper Mike Jepps made 50 as the visitors reached 182 all out, Jaden Fell taking 3-30. Fell was then unbeaten on 61 whilst Harpreet Bhatia contributed 58 on his Town debut, as the hosts completed an eight-wicket win in 39 overs. There was a very tight finish at Hatfield House Lane, where Appleby Frodingham fell one run short of a revised target of 165 in 48 overs. The experienced Paul Hilton took 4-33 as the hosts were bowled out for 162, opener Haroon Tariq top-scoring with 34, but the Steelmen fell agonisingly short on 163-9 in their reply, Matt Morland top-scoring with 46. Barnsley Woolley Miners climbed out of the bottom two with a convincing win over Treeton at Washfield Lane. Chris Cobb (67) and skipper Sam Drury, with an unbeaten 53 off 51 balls, helped the hosts to 226-6 after being asked to bat first, whilst Adam Copley took 3-55 for the visitors. In reply, Owen Smith (83) and Jacob Cumming (47) got Barnsley off to a fine start with an opening stand of 93, then Sheryaar Ali, with an unbeaten 71 off 66 balls, took them to an eight-wicket win in the 33rd over. 
 
Championship Division leaders Wickersley Old Village were put in to bat by Sprotbrough at Northfield Lane, and posted 236-7, Gareth Purshouse top-scored with 45 and Akhil Akhil took 3-61 for the visitors. Lewis Hogg (48) led a spirited reply by the visitors, but Wickersley skipper Iftikhar Afzal took 4-46 and Mark Cummins 3-48 to restrict them to 214-9. Second-placed Ackworth kept pace with the leaders, with a home win over close challengers Whiston Parish Church. Harry Paver (78) and Arman Jaffer (59) helped take the visitors to 141-1, but wickets fell regularly after that to Luke Townsend (5-68) and Dale Longfield (3-50), and they finished on 225-9. Opener Amitpaul Kundra made 61 for the hosts, but with Tom Bolland taking 4-34, the innings faltered to 184-7 before Shinghi Masakadza (34*) and Dale Longfield came together to take them to victory without further loss in the 45th over. Ten points behind Ackworth are Hallam, who made short work of Houghton Main at Middlecliffe Lane. Edward Burch took 5-34 to help the visitors bowl Houghton out for 174 in the 42nd over, after they were asked to bat first and Zaki Anjam (48) and Riaz Khan (60) had put on 108 for the third wicket. Alex Hughes (80*) and Nick Dymock (76 off 57 balls) then put on 136 for the first wicket as Hallam powered home by eight wickets in just 27 overs. There was a very close finish at Green Lane, where visitors Sheffield Collegiate 2nds made 182-9, Dylan McDonald scoring 40 before his side slumped to 107-6; Andy Simpson then gave them a total they could bowl at with an unbeaten 44 in 49 balls, whilst home skipper Johannes Bothma took 4-57. In their reply, the hosts were 85-6 before Rob Ward (44) gave them hope. But Ben Fielding took 3-32 and Aston fell two short, all out for 180 with five overs left. Wath put Barnsley Woolley Miners 2nds in to bat at Shaw Lane and bowled them out for 176. Opener Ben Cherry (66) and Callum Bailey (61) were the chief run-getters for the hosts, and Shawn Hopkins took 3-52 for Wath. When the visitors replied, six players passed twenty, but it was Hayden Byrne, with a patient unbeaten 39, who anchored their successful pursuit, and they won with five wickets and 18 overs to spare. Harry Grindle (42) and Lasith Lakshan (79 off 78 balls) laid the foundations for Rockingham Colliery’s 235-7 after they were asked to bat first by Doncaster Town 2nds at Hoyland Common, whilst Warren Graca took 4-34 in 15 overs for Town. In their reply, Jack Woodiwiss made 62 at the top of the order for the visitors, but there were three wickets each for Lakshan and Richard Skipworth as they were restricted to 190-9. 
 
Opener Michael Brown hit an unbeaten 97 for Division 1 leaders Oughtibridge War Memorial, and with support from Hasaru Chaamikara (42) and skipper Will Cooper (40) they posted 252-4 after being put in to bat. In the hosts’ reply, Matt Cartwright (54) and Alex Littlewood (70) added 106 for the second wicket to put them in a commanding position at 140-1, but wickets started to fall, Danuka Hettierachichi taking 3-25, and they just edged past their target with two wickets and seven balls to spare. Wins for Darfield and Conisbrough took them both to within four points of the leaders in what is starting to become a hotly-contested promotion race. Opener Will Scott hit an unbeaten 102 for Darfield against Wickersley Old Village 2nds at School Lane, sharing in a fifth wicket stand of 90 with Josh Care (50), as they recorded 228-5. In their reply, skipper Nathan Taylor made 56 and Jack Eggleston was unbeaten on 61, but Jabari Mills (4-41) and Liam Hague (3-34) helped bowl Darfield to a 51-run win. Anees Hussain’s unbeaten 81 was the mainstay of Rotherham Town’s 208 all out at home to Conisbrough, for whom Buddhika Bopitiyage took 6-47, and in their reply, Josh Whitaker (61) and Hamzah Ilyas (58) took the visitors to a two-wicket win with four overs to spare, Hussain following up his fine innings with 3-55. Warmsworth are level with Rotherham, four points outside the top three, after beating Upper Haugh at Common Lane. Siddarth Ahhuja (60) and Liam Marshall (40) put on 96 for the hosts’ second wicket, but with Habil Arshad then taking 4-34, they lost eight wickets for 72 runs and finished on 168-9. At 32-5 in reply, the visitors looked out of it, but skipper Tommy Hyde made 50 to raise hopes. But it was not enough, and Upper Haugh were all out for 111, with Jake Marshall taking 4-33 and Ahhuja 3-14. Daniel Laister took 6-22 as Elsecar 2nds bowled in-form Tickhill 2nds out for 96 at Alderson Drive, but in reply the visitors also struggled, passing their target for the loss of eight wickets in the 35th over. Thirties from opener Joe Cuthbertson and Jonathan Scott helped Wakefield Thornes 2nds to 181 all out after being put in to bat at home to Aston Hall 2nds, for whom Charlie Taylor took 5-29. Taylor then followed up with 50 in the middle order and opener Zeeshan Ahmed made 38 as the visitors squeezed home by one wicket in the 40th over. 
 
Opener Jack Hall (122) and Jon Trower (76 off 59 balls) put on 155 for the third wicket for Coal Aston as they continued their relentless progress at the top of Division 2 after being put in to bat by Hallam 2nds at Crimicar. Facing a daunting 263-5 in a 45 over game, the hosts made a spirited reply, and with Tom Burford contributing 63 and skipper Alex Coates 40 off 33 balls, they reached 223 all out, Oscar Oborn-Corby taking 4-50 for the hosts. Penistone may be a distant second, 40 points behind, but they have lost only once all season, and they dispatched Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds convincingly at Waterside Gardens. Tom Reid (71) and Robert Armitage (46) put on 110 for the first wicket, Chris Walmsley contributed 42 off 31 balls lower in the order, and the visitors reached 228-6. Matt Scholey then took 5-14 as the hosts were bowled out for 107 in reply. 18 points behind Penistone are Monk Bretton, after losing to Parkhead at Ecclesall Road. Put in to bat, the visitors made 241-7, with Luke Bullingham (52) and Danny Taylor (40) adding 70 for the third wicket, and Jaspreet Singh contributing an unbeaten 46 off 22 balls (one 4 and six 6s) at number nine. In reply, Parwan Ali (68) added 74 for the second wicket with keeper Ben Tribick (43) and 61 for the third with Ian Davis; then Davis (44) and Alex Masterson (67 off 39 balls) sealed the issue with a stand of 91 for the fourth wicket, Parkhead winning by five wickets with ten overs to spare. Thorpe Hesley & High Green lost ground on the leading group and were overtaken by their opponents Sheffield United after they put their visitors in to bat and bowled them out for 160, with Ashley Reynolds taking 6-39. Ibrahim Shakil (3-14) and Faiz Hussain (4-17) then bowled Thorpe Hesley out for 133, Stephen Hague top-scoring with 52. Treeton 2nds were also put in to bat, by Wath 2nds at Moor Road, and Ryan Hardy made 55 as they reached 187-9, Mark Barlow and James Guthrig taking three wickets each for the hosts. In their reply, Wath were 61-7, Jon Boden taking 3-48 and Luke Curtis 3-23, before Joe Dickinson hit 40 to give the hosts hope, but they were all out for 165. 
 
Norton Woodseats strengthened their position at the top of Division 3 with a comfortable win over Worsbrough Bridge, whilst their nearest challengers, Higham, were beaten. Woodseats were put in to bat at the D&I Home Improvements ground, where Zamesh Tarakhil (4-39) took the first four wickets as they slipped to 56-5, but handy contributions lower down the order, including 31 from Nanda Krishnamoorthy at number nine, took them to 151 all out. When the hosts replied, Ikramullah Naseri took 6-18 and Aamir Ashfaque 3-17, and they were all out for 71. Keeper George Deegan (62) and Brad Gledhill (45*) helped Higham to 181-6 in 40 overs against Cawthorne 2nds at Dark Lane, but Ryan Bagshaw, with an unbeaten 87, and Spencer Wiles (60) put on 120 for the hosts’ first wicket and the result never looked in doubt, Cawthorne winning by seven wickets in the 39th over. Kieren O’Sullivan took 5-29 as Millhouses Works bowled Thorncliffe & Wentworth out for 130 at Lound Side, and then followed up with 40 at the top of the order to help his side to a four-wicket win in the 37th over, despite Michael Gilmour’s 3-21 for the hosts. Muhammad Naseem (4-42) and Waqas Mahroof (4-23) did most of the damage for Caribbean Sports when they bowled Bradfield Village Fellowship out for 128 at the Sands. Opener Andre Jackson was then unbeaten on 60 when the visitors passed their target for the loss of three wickets in the 29th over. James Thompson (4-11) and Daniel Baldwin (3-31) helped Norton Oakes bowl Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds out for 133 at Oakes Park. George Brooks (43*) and Michael Nuttall (78*) then had an unbroken opening stand of 134 to take their side to victory in the 22nd over. Kexborough were put in to bat and bowled out for 123 by Sheffield Collegiate 3rds at Abbeydale. James Stoddart made 43 for the visitors whilst Rizwan Ishfaq (3-25) and Shafiullah Shinwari (3-37) were amongst the wickets for the hosts. In reply, Tom Bradley (61*) led Collegiate to a seven-wicket win in the 31st over. 
 
Rockingham Colliery 2nds have now extended their lead at the top of Division 4 to 20 points after a four-wicket win over Upper Haugh 2nds, after asking them to bat first at Wentworth Road. Lewis Upton (4-18) and Kelham Bennett (4-21) had the hosts 52-8 before Muhammad Khan gave them some respectability with 49 off 31 balls at number nine and they were all out for 99. In reply, the visitors were 32-4 before Bennett and Reece Woodhead (37*) put on 42 to set up their five-wicket win in the 27th over. Stocksbridge took advantage of Frecheville Community’s defeat to move into second place after routing Wombwell Main at the I-Source Stadium. Put in to bat, the hosts racked up 245-4, with skipper Andrew Hurst (68) and Jack Murfin (90 not out off 69 balls) putting on 142 for the fourth wicket. The hosts were 15-7 in reply until Joe Armitage showed some defiance with 37 off 16 balls at number nine and got them up to 65. Andrew Hibbert (4-34) and Callum Haywood (4-19) did most of the damage for the visitors. Skipper Thomas Langley (53) led the way for Sprotbrough 2nds in their 176 all out at home to Frecheville, for whom skipper Adam Buckle took 3-41 and Thomas Duffield 3-8. The visitors were 28-3 when Buckle came to the crease, but his 49 off 45 balls was not enough to take his side to victory, and Tim Braithwaite took 6-44 as they were all out for 126. Keeper Ben Scott (44) and Tom Humphries (60) helped take Conisbrough 2nds to 172 all out after they were put in to bat at home to Sheffield Collegiate 4ths, for whom Lawrie Brennan took 4-32 and Mark Longley 3-51. Daniel Craig (89) and Tommy Harrison (55*) then put on 140 for Collegiate’s first wicket as they strolled to a nine-wicket win in the 35th over. Seb Wainwright (57) and James Mountain (59) put on 74 for the fourth wicket in Hallam 3rds’ 230-6 after they were put in to bat by Silkstone United at Sandygate, keeper Sam Yellops weighing in with an unbeaten 46 off 34 balls at the end. There were then three wickets each for Chris Brownlee, Wainwright and Zayan Khan as the visitors were restricted to 133-9 in reply. Skipper Nazam Mohammed (42), Fida Mohammad (61) and Muhammed Ali (45) were all in the runs in Shiregreen 2nds 235 all out against Doncaster Town 3rds at Hill House, whilst Finley Truman took 4-49 for the hosts. In their reply, Ewan Whitaker hit 92, despite which they fell eight runs short at 227-8, with Khurram Shahzad taking 3-43. 
 
Division 5 leaders Barnby Dun were not in action, which gave Sheffield University Staff the chance to close the gap at the top of the division to eight points. For doing so, they can than number nine Liam Gray, whose unbeaten 29 took them from 155-8 past their target of 188 to beat Coal Aston 2nds at Stonelow. Earlier, Will Platts made 53 out of the hosts’ 187 all out whilst visiting skipper Chris Stride took 4-35, supported by three wickets each from Siddharth Patwardhan and Waqas Tanveer. In the Staff’s reply, Bhavika Kollyabandara (34) and Nipuna Jayanth (39) took them to 76-1 but both were dismissed by Joshua Cross (3-35) and wickets fell steadily until Gray took charge. Four points further back in third place are Ackworth, for whom Rehan Kiriella (92) and keeper Dave Harris (88*) were the men in form as they reached 257-9 against Whiston Forge after being asked to bat first at Guilthwaite Hill, Matthew Beevers returning a highly-creditable 5-35 for the hosts. James Clarke took 4-24 and Jack Midgley 3-47 when Forge replied, and only opener Andy Smith and Stephen Butler at number nine passed thirty as they were all out for 216. Liam Woodward (3-28) and Gary Porter (3-25) helped Maltby Miners Welfare bowl Darfield 2nds out for 83 after putting them in to bat at Muglet Lane. Keeper Callum Fuller the raced to an unbeaten 64 as the hosts passed their target without loss of wicket in the 15th over. On Sunday, with Waqar Hussain (3-38) and Monir Choudhry (3-17) to the fore, Handsworth Junior SC restricted Rotherham Town 2nds to 135-9 at Clifton Lane. Hussain then made 50 at the top of the order as the visitors passed their target for the loss of five wickets in the 26th over. 
 
It was an excellent weekend for Warmsworth 2nds as they recorded two wins to take over at the top of Division 6. On Saturday, Jack Rodgers (4-35) and George Horne (4-12) helped them bowl Higham 2nds out for 132 at Royd Lane, only keeper Anthony White with 63 at the top of the order providing significant resistance. Martin Spaven then made 34 and Muhammad Taimur Khan 39 not out as the visitors completed a five-wicket win in the 29th over, despite the efforts of Steven Bamforth (3-14 in ten overs). On Sunday, Joe Stringfellow took 5-16 as Handsworth Junior SC 2nds were dismissed for 82 at Common Lane, then Jonathan Iball (36*) and skipper Kelvin Defty took the hosts to a ten-wicket win inside 20 overs. Overnight leaders Hatfield Town 2nds were made to fight for the points against Sheffield United 2nds at Bawtry Road. Mark Walton took 3-39 as they bowled their hosts out for 124 after asking them to bat first, United skipper Tawqeer Hussain top-scoring with 46. In Hatfield’s reply, opener Tahseen Shinwari made 44, but the rest of the order struggled against Rafaqat Hussain (4-30) and the visitors edged home with just two wickets to spare. Scott Jones made 44 for third-placed Penistone 2nds at home to Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds, for whom John Ashton took 4-26 and Dominic Proctor returned figures of 4.3-3-1-4 as the hosts were all out for 102. When the visitors replied, Mitchell Duty, Nathan Barker and Charlie Tippett took three cheap wickets each and they were all out for 69. Skipper Sharaz Hussain hit an unbeaten 110 off 74 balls to dominate Millhouses Works 2nds’ 232-8 at home to Whitley Hall 3rds, for whom Alistair Riddle took three wickets. In the visitors’ reply, Nelson Windle hit an unbeaten 41, but he had little support, and his side were restricted to 145-8. Handsworth Junior SC 2nds were struggling at 128-7 away to Mexborough Athletic when Mohammad Aslan (54 not out off 37 balls) and Nadeem Akhtar (48 not out off 30) came together with an unbroken eighth-wicket stand of 108 that boosted them to 236-7. In the hosts’ reply, Akhtar followed up with 3-24 and only number 10 batsman Matthew Whitaker reached 20 as they were all out for 144. Caribbean Sports 2nds were 69-5 after being put in to bat by Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds at the Common before a rearguard action marshalled by Mustafah Azam (40*) and supported by Wilbert White (32) and Fasih Khan (34 off 18 balls) took them to 216 all out. In the visitors’ reply, Muhammad Usman took 5-11 and no-one reached double figures as Bradfield were all out for 55. 
 
Overnight Division 7 leaders Brookhouse lost for only the third time this season after asking Scholes & Harley to bat first at Scholes. Skipper Peter Dearden (46) and Jamie Oliver (80 off 69 balls) put on 103 for the fifth wicket as the hosts reached 238 all out. Joe Yellott (37) and Oliver Milnes (36*) top-scored for the visitors in their reply, but Oliver followed up his 80 with 3-21 and Brookhouse were all out for 134. Green Moor narrowed the gap to the leaders to seven points with a crushing win over Eden Grove Parklands after asking them to bat first at Hill Top Lane. Harry Airstone took 6-29 as the visitors were reduced to 61-9, but Reginald Strawbridge (33*) and skipper Kieran Marklew added 45 in an unbroken last wicket stand to help them reach the relative respectability of 108-9. But Airstone (34) and Curtis Coles (68*) then put on 90 for the first wicket in reply, and the hosts passed their target for the loss of one wicket in the 21st over. Isaac Wilkes (3-17) and skipper Adrianna Darlow (3-20) helped Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths to bowl Doncaster Town 4ths out for 94 after asking them to bat first at Woolley. Keeper Craig Wilkes (43) and Freddie Egginton (36) then put on 59 for the first wicket to set up the hosts’ eight-wicket win in 17.1 overs. Skipper Tim Whitehouse made 54 of Upper Haugh 3rds’ 181-9 away to Adwick-le-Street, for whom Matthew Cumpsty took 4-37 and Chris Lovejoy 4-28. James Wadsworth made 46 when the visitors replied, but Yousef Ghani took 5-16 and Adwick were bowled out for 133. Bottom club Houghton Main 2nds picked up their 2nd win of the season after being put in to bat by Sprotbrough 3rds at Bullcroft and bowled out for 96. Dan Clarke (6-14) and Robert Edmundson (4-24) shared the wickets for the hosts, whilst Muhammad Anwar (46) top-scored with 46. In reply, the visitors were bowled out for 60, with Gul Safi taking 7-20. Stocksbridge 2nds were put in to bat by Norton Oakes 2nds at Bracken Moor and were bowled out for 134. Keeper Matt Hague (40) and James Hague (36) put on 68 for the third wicket to take the hosts to 96-2, but eight wickets then fell for the addition of 38 runs as Prashant Bhatt took 7-24. When the visitors’ replied, Jenson Beever took 7-27 and they were all out for 124. 
 
Parkhead 2nds had a resounding win over Monk Bretton 2nds at the Castle Ground to maintain their 12-point lead at the top of Division 8. Put in to bat, the visitors posted 235-3 with keeper Nathaniel Sloan making an unbeaten 102 off 112 balls at the top of the order. Sloan put on 84 for the first wicket with Freddie Taraporewalla (45) and 98 for the second with Joseph Fulk (34), before James Pollard contributed 34 off 17 balls at the end. Owen Morris took 5-16 when the hosts replied, and they were all out for 86. Second-placed Rockingham Colliery 3rds bowled Elsecar 3rds out for 84 at Clayfields Lane, Simon Grindle returning 8-6-3-4 and Noah Shore 3-21. Rockingham then eased past their target for the loss of just one wicket in the 14th over. Dale Shillito (42) and Matty Woods (55*) helped Kexborough 2nds to 179-8 after they had been put in to bat by Mexborough Ahletic 2nds at Bence Lane. Brandon Cooke took 5-41 for the visitors, who were 37-4 in reply before Ethan Hughes (41) and Gareth Hughes (71*) put on 101 for the fifth wicket, but it was not enough and they ended 26 runs short on 153-6, Matty Woods taking 3-36. Worsbrough Bridge 2nds conceded to Frecheville Community 2nds. On Sunday, Hallam 4ths were put in to bat by Barnby Dun 2nds at Sandygate. Matt Adams was unbeaten on 62 off 45 balls as his side were bowled out for 132, Jack Pell returning 8-4-5-3 and James Copley 3-40. Zully Shah made 51 when the visitors replied, and they coasted to a seven-wicket win in the 29th over. 
 
The leaders in Division 9, Thorncliffe & Wentworth 2nds, put Eden Grove Parklands 2nds in to bat at Parklands and restricted them to 131-7, Daniel Morton top-scoring with 34. Jacob Moorhouse made 33 when the visitors replied, and they won by five wickets with nine overs to spare. Silkstone United 2nds are in second place, 14 points behind the leaders, after beating Scholes & Harley 2nds at Barnsley Road. Harris Rahim took 4-21 and Lucas Quilter 3-19 as the visitors were bowled out for 106. In reply, the hosts collapsed to 41-9, but the experienced Robert Wade, playing his first game since mid-May, came in at number 11 to make an unbeaten 46 off 42 balls in the company of Philip Ruston, and take his side to an improbable one wicket win in the 24th over. Earlier Jamie Mann (5-15) and Callum Jones (4-42) had appeared to set up their side for victory before Wade intervened. Dearne made the League’s top score of the day, 312-3 after they were put in to bat by Brookhouse 2nds, second in the table overnight, at Rose Lane. Keeper Elliot Freeborough made 115 at the top of the order for the visitors, putting on 180 for the first wicket with Jamie McTaggart (65); then Nick Petty (58 not out off 41 balls) added 80 for the third wicket with skipper Marley Wood (36). In the hosts’ reply, opener Tristan Alfred made 54 but Jack Wraith took 5-31 and Malcolm Day 3-11 as they were all out for 130 and Dearne moved up to third. Sunday’s game between Wath 3rds and Whiston Forge 2nds was cancelled. 
 
Sunday cup-ties 
 
Tickhill’s run in the ECB National KO came to an end at Northern of the Liverpool Competition, where Minod Bhanuka (85) led the visitors to 177-8 after they had chosen to bat first. When Northern replied, Liam Gray, who had already taken 4-34, made 53 at the top of the order, but with Imran Khan taking 3-36, they had Northern 97-5 before an unbeaten 54 from Alex Vincent led his side to a five-wicket win. We wish Northern all the best for the remainder of the competition. 
 
In the quarter-finals of the Presidents’ Trophy, the closest game was at Lound Side, where Thorncliffe & Wentworth were put in to bat by Cawthorne 2nds. The visitors reduced Thorncliffe to 81-7 before Jason Clark, with an unbeaten 45 off 34 balls rallied them to 147 all out, Ryan Gibson taking 3-19 for the visitors. In their reply, Cawthorne were 89-7 but Charlie Parkin’s unbeaten 41 took them to just five short of their target, and the wickets were shared amongst the six Thorncliffe bowlers. Zabe Javed (45) and Bjorn Taylor (41) helped Caribbean Sports to 185-7 against Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds after they were put in to bat at Woolley. Skipper Callum Bentley (53) top-scored in the hosts’ reply, rescuing them from 55-5, but they were restricted to 157-9, with all five Caribbean bowlers taking wickets. Tim Braithwaite was amongst the wickets for the second time over the weekend, taking 6-14 for Rockingham Colliery 2nds as they bowled out Sprotbrough 2nds for 73 at Hoyland Common. But there were three wickets each for Lewis Upton, Kelham Bennett and Alan Lockwood when the visitors replied, and they were all out for 73. Opener Michael Goodchild (54) and Rubaiyat Abrar (61) led Sheffield Collegiate 3rds to 208-7 against Doncaster Toewn 3rds at Abbeydale, and Abrar then took 4-34 as the visitors were all out for 129 in reply. 
 
The draw for the semi-finals, to be played on Sunday 11 August is: 
 
Rockingham Colliery 2nds v Caribbean Sports 
Thorncliffe & Wentworth v Sheffield Collegiate 3rds 
 
 
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