Round-up of league games on 3 & 4 June
Posted on 5th June 2023 at 21:51
An excellent win for leaders Sheffield Collegiate over close-rivals Wakefield Thornes at Abbeydale saw them maintain their six-point lead at the top of the table. After electing to bat first, Kieran Donnachie (34) and Joe Billings (36) took them to 86-1 before Shaaiq Choudhry (4-27) and Jamie Carrington (4-34) engineered a collapse to 119 all out. Abdul Faseeh (56 not out) then saw his side to a seven-wicket win with 12 overs to spare. An unbeaten 117 off 98 balls from keeper Jordan Lowe helped second-placed Tickhill amass 279-9 against Hallam at Crimicar after they were put in to bat. Joe Cooper took 4-67 for the home side and Romir Singh (36) top-scored in their reply before Adi Sreedharan (4-37) and Josh Court (3-40) spun the visitors to a 126-run victory. Vinnie Ogden (4-57) and Steve Foster (3-6 in seven overs) helped Treeton bowl third-placed Cleethorpes out for 158 at Washfield Road after they had decided to bat first. Skipper Ian Mansfield (47) rescued his side from 35-4 and gave them something to bowl at. It would have been enough but for Viraj Bhosale, whose unbeaten 94 off 133 balls at the top of the order saw the home side to a one-wicket win. Only two other batsmen reached double figures as Matthew Owen and Myank Mishra took three wickets each for the visitors. Barnsley Woolley Miners are fifth after a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Whitley Hall at Baxter Field. Opening bowlers Adam Copley (4-24) and Harvey Round (3-56) did the damage as the home side were bowled out for 197, Callum Bethel (33) and Andrew Pickering (72) having rescued them from 43-5 after they elected to bat first. An opening stand of 161 by skipper Beck Frostick (75) and Sheryaar Ali (85) put the game beyond doubt and the visitors cantered home by eight wickets in the 35th over. Doncaster Town rattled up 341-5 against Elsecar at the Al-Murad after deciding to bat first. Jaden Fell (65) and Caleb Jewell (146 off 95 balls) set the visitors on their way with a 165-run first-wicket stand. Tanzeel Ali (62) top-scored in the Elsecar reply, and William Chapman and Joe Denby added thirties, but the task was too great and they fell 100 short on 241-8; James Keast taking 3-69 for the visitors. Appleby Frodingham were put in to bat by Aston Hall at Brumby Hall, where after Matt Morland had made 38 at the top of the order, Jordan Neil (108 off 113 balls) and Jamie Brumby (61) added 126 for the fifth wicket to take them to 264-7. Mark Barnard (34) and Zak Jahangir (53) put on 60 for the visitors’ third wicket in reply, but Kieran Lindley took 3-41, and they were restricted to 188-8.
Houghton Main are now two points clear at the top after a four-wicket win over Sprotbrough at Melton Road. After the home side decided to bat first, Sadrian Ward top-scored with 39, whilst Haider Jahangir took 4-13 to restrict Sprotbrough to 144 all out. The visitors did not have it easy in reply, no-one reaching 30, but they got home with six overs to spare. There were very similar scores at Town Fields, where Conisbrough elected to bat first against Doncaster Town 2nds. Dawud Hafejee (32) and Buddhika Sanjeewa (37) top-scored as the visitors were bowled out for 147, with three wickets each for Warren Graca and Robert Grace. Sanjeewa (5-26) then took the first five wickets when the home side replied, reducing them to 57-5, but Ben Stoves (52 not out) then led Town to a four-wicket win in the 49th over, and they are just two points behind Houghton in second. Cawthorne have moved up to third place following a three-wicket win over Wickersley Old Village, who slipped to fourth, at Northfield Lane. After they chose to bat first, Harvey Wootton had got the home side off to a brisk start with 43 off 35 balls, before Vishvaraj Jadeja took over, scoring 106 off 93 balls to lead his side to 230-9. Skipper Mike Jepps (57) and Nick Lowe (38) put on 88 for the visitors’ first wicket, but they then slipped to 171-7 before Methushan Thilina (37 not out) and keeper Thom Macrow (31 not out) put on an unbroken stand of 65 for the eighth wicket to see their side home with an over to spare. Amir Shahzad took 3-62 for the visitors, and there were three wickets each for Iftikhar Afzal and Mark Cummins in the second innings. There was a high-scoring game at Hatfield House Lane, where Shiregreen kept in touch with the leading group after a 75-run win over Wath. After being put in to bat, Mustafa Hussain (71) and Arsalan Mir (63) had a 106-run second-wicket partnership, after which Naseer Nahaim (82 not out off 45 balls) propelled them to an imposing 311-8. Michael Bates and Shawn Hopkins were the most successful bowlers for Wath, with three wickets each. In their reply, James Barnard (45) held the early order together for the visitors, before Sulaiman Hussain (93 off 71) and Patrick Selkirk added 85 for the fifth wicket. But despite their efforts, the task proved too much; Arsalan Mir completed an excellent all-round game with 4-56, and the visitors were bowled out for 236. Samuel Bowden (80) and Harsha Rajapaksha (34) helped Whiston Parish Church to 196-7 after they decided to bat first against Barnsley Woolley Miners 2nds at Shaw Lane. Steve Nuttall (6-75) took the first five wickets for the home side. In their reply, Freddie Chapman (43) and Ciaran Stenton (33) added 81 for Barnsley’s second wicket before the home side stuttered to 131-7 as Rajapaksha took 3-38. Lewis Bray (39 not out) and Jordan Slattery (32 not out) then came together to add an unbroken 66 for the eighth wicket to see their side to victory with two overs left. Sheffield Collegiate 2nds earned their first win of the season, a six-wicket success over Darfield at School Lane. After choosing to bat first, the home side struggled against Lewis Bent (3-59) and Matt Tyas (5-33), only Riecko Parker-Cole (69 not out off 44 balls) batting with any freedom. Opener Adam Burkinshaw (61 not out) then anchored the visitors’ innings, and they passed their target with over 16 overs to spare.
Division 1 leaders Ackworth had a comfortable win over the third-placed side, Wickersley Old Village 2nds, at the Boot & Shoe ground. After they won the toss and batted, John Wood (30) and Amitpaul Kundra (44) put on 60 for the first wicket and Luke Townsend scored 65 off 61 balls to help them to a challenging 255-8. Connor Snelgrove (4-66) was the most successful of the visitors’ attack. Opener James Butler (43) top-scored in Wickersley’s reply, but Dale Longfield led the way for the home side with 3-41, and they bowled the visitors out for 140. Second-placed Rockingham Colliery returned to winning ways, largely thanks to Tinashe Muchawaya, whose 8-29 helped them bowl Green Moor out for 83 after the home side elected to bat first. Benjamin Dalton was unbeaten on 48 when the visitors passed their target with nine wickets and 38 overs to spare. Aston Hall 2nds are now third after a high-scoring game against Rotherham Town at Green Lane, in which they came out on top by 75 runs. Stan Ashton (47) and Joe Stickland (74) added 103 for the second wicket after the home side chose to bat first, after which Niaz Khan plundered 147 off 61 balls to help them to an imposing 327-5. The visitors made a spirited reply, Jawad Saleem (63) and keeper Bilal Hanif (76) putting on 151 for the first wicket, but their challenge faded as Niaz and Danish Rasheed took three wickets each, and they were all out for 252. Oughtibridge War Memorial got back to winning ways and overtook their opponents at Waterside Gardens, Coal Aston, to move into fifth place. After they chose to bat first, Lewis Wake (66) and Hasaru Chaamikara (49) put on 90 for the second wicket to take them to 105-1, but Shaun Trower (7-53) changed the complexion of the game, and the home side were all out for 183. But when the visitors replied, only keeper Nick Tye (41) provided any prolonged resistance, and Tuffail Dar took 4-41 as Coal Aston were all out for 124. At Field Lane, Sheffield United chose to bat first but were bowled out for 94 by Wakefield Thornes 2nds. Rob Stephenson led the way for the home side with 4-24, and Arsh Gupta the hit an unbeaten 65 as the hosts reached their modest target with eight wickets and 32 overs to spare. Finally, Whitley Hall 2nds elected to bat first against Upper Haugh at Wentworth Road, where keeper Lewis Wroe (92) and Jack Myers, who contributed a hard-hit 72, gave them the foundation for a healthy 245-8. Riaz Khan (5-60) was the pick of the home attack. In the home side’s reply, skipper Habil Arshad scored 65 at the top of the order, but only Samuel Thompson (36) stayed for very long after that, and with man-of-the-match Myers taking 4-38, Upper Haugh were all out for 199.
Another top-four clash in Division 2 saw leaders Tickhill 2nds record an 85-run win over Hallam 2nds at Alderson Drive. After being put in to bat by the visitors, Tickhill were 35-3 before skipper Nick Page hit 100 off 107 balls to take his side to 230-9; James Chetwood taking 4-30 for the visitors. Despite thirties from Edward Haynes and William Coates, Hallam were unable to find the big innings they needed, and Neil Conchie took 6-34 as they were all out for 145. Hatfield Town lost ground on the leaders when they lost by 60 runs away to Sheffield Collegiate 3rds. Tom Bradley (46), Shaffiullah Shinwari (36) and Tom Eldred (39 not out) took the hosts to 209-8, whilst Connah Pattison took three wickets for the visitors. Shinwari (4-39) and Eldred (3-52) then bowled Hatfield out for 149, Sharafat Hussain top-scoring with 31. Elsecar 2nds moved into the top-half of the table after a five-wicket win at Penistone. The hosts reached 167-9, with Tom Reid making 47 at the top of the order and thirties from skipper Tom Exley and George Tyas, but they never really mastered the visitors’ attack, in which Jason Meadows took 3-26 in 15 overs, and Elliott Evans weighed in with 3-37. In their reply, Elsecar were 77-5, Matthew Tonks making 35, before 18-year old Lewis Meadows (44 not out) and father Jason (38 not out) came together in a match-winning unbroken partnership of 91. Three wickets each for Hafeez Ali and Ashley Reynolds helped Thorpe Hesley & High Green to bowl Treeton 2nds out for 174 at Smithywood Road, Robbie Broomhead (31) and Andrew Sneath (32) giving the visitors some respectability. It was not enough to trouble Thorpe Hesley, however, as Mateo Boulogne (89) and Daniel Naylor (44 not out) put on 139 for the first wicket to lay the foundation for a nine-wicket win in the 34th over. Norton Oakes gained a first win of the season to move them to within two points of Parkhead, whom they beat by seven wickets at Oakes Park. After they decided to bat first, there were thirties for the visitors from Russ Welch and Harry Pollard, but Daniel Baldwin (5-33) and Sam Grafton-Waters (4-42) were instrumental in dismissing them for 163. Joshua Cross (53) and Ted Hutchings (60) then put on 112 for Oakes’ second wicket to ensure their win with 16 overs to spare. The game between Norton Woodseats and Warmsworth was cancelled.
Wath 2nds maintained their 12-point lead at the top of Division 3 with a five-wicket win at home to Worsbrough Bridge. Stephen Johnson (5-27) and Sam Whitlam (5-24) bowled the visitors out for 102 before Matthew Hays (32) and Mark Barlow (30 not out) ensured the hosts’ win in the 39th over. Monk Bretton kept up the pace in second with a six-wicket win away to Millhouses Works. Steven Honeyman (4-52) and Ashley Clayton (4-25) helped bowl the home side out for 151 before skipper Ashley Clayton (61) held the visitors reply together, and they won with 14 overs to spare. Bradfield Village Fellowship won for the second week running, this time away to Stocksbridge, over whom they jumped into third place. James Shepherd (4-37) and Elliot Hallam (3-20) did the damage as the home side were bowled out for 123, before Stephen Abbs (74 not out) carried his bat as the visitors’ won by six wickets in 31 overs. Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds are now fourth after a big win away to Frecheville Community. Bavasuthan Selvanayagam (55) and Sharukh Khan (70) added 112 for the visitors’ fourth wicket to help them post 231-6. Dilshan Sukumar then returned 4-9 in five overs, supported by Sharukh’s 3-21, to bowl the home side out for 78. Sprotbrough 2nds enjoyed a six-wicket win away to Kexborough after the home side chose to bat first and were bowled out for 97. Will Rudkin (3-18) was the pick of the visitors’ attack, whilst Matthew Woods scored an unbeaten 43 to save the home side from complete disaster. Sprotbrough recovered from 24-3 in their reply, thanks to keeper Scott Sykes unbeaten 32, and reached their target in the 33rd over. Caribbean Sports chose to bat first against Cawthorne 2nds at Dark Lane, but only opener Mazar Sharif, who carried his bat for an unbeaten 46, provided much resistance as the visitors were bowled out for 117, Connor Page taking 3-23 and Lewis Skelly 4-33. A second wicket stand of 91 between skipper Ryan Bagshaw (33) and Callum McCarthy (75 not out) led the home side to an eight-wicket win with 22 overs to spare.
The top match in Division 4 saw overnight leaders Thorncliffe & Wentworth visit second-placed Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds. After being put in to bat, the visitors were restricted to 144-9, Alex Gough taking 4-32, whilst visiting skipper Connor Brunt made 44 at the top of the order. Anthony Godley (51 not out) and keeper Matthew Clayton (42 not out) led the home side to a seven-wicket win in the 27th over with an unbroken fourth-wicket stand of 94. Whiston Parish Church 2nds are now level with Thorncliffe, two points behind Barnsley, after a 54-run home win over Upper Haugh 2nds. Keeper Danny Morton (39), Scott Wilson (46) and Mussa Chaudhry (34) were the chief contributors to the home side’s 213 all out after they were put in to bat. Lewis Pursglove took 4-39 for the visitors. In Upper Haugh’s reply, Steven Reynolds hit 79 not out off 82 balls, but he lacked support against Charlie Goodfellow (3-33) and Jack Moran (4-41), and they were all out for 159. Sheffield Collegiate 4ths are in fourth place after a seven-wicket win against Doncaster Town 3rds at Finningley. Openers Mark Lockwood (47) and Benjamin Taylor (73) got the home side off to a fine start, but they then fell away and were restricted to 193-8. Charlie Wall (78) and Tommy Harrison (41) then gave the visitors a solid start, and they cantered to victory in the 41st over. Rockingham Colliery 2nds recovered from 50-5 to reach 189 all out against Handsworth Junior SC at Hoyland Common. Andy Shore (46) and skipper Rhys Mann (37) turned the innings around before Elliot Kay added 34 off 36 balls at number 10; Sohail Hussain taking 4-31 for the visitors. In reply, opener Zeeshan Ali made 47 but had little support and old campaigner Richard Skipworth weighed in with 4-31 to remove the lower order. After three consecutive defeats, Barnby Dun got back to winning ways with a five-wicket win at home to Higham. Andrew Wood (41) top-scored for the visitors but Alex Pepper (3-37) and James Brookes (3-35) helped bowl them out for 107. Opener Henry Cutts (52) took the home side to 81-1 and, although Harry Bamforth (4-13) caused a wobble, Barnby Dun got home with eleven overs to spare. Finally, Tom Peck (4-24) and Joe Armitage (5-22) made Silkstone United rue their decision to bat first at home to Wombwell Main, bowling them out for 65. Majid Aziz was 30 not out when the visitors passed their target for the loss of only one wicket in the 14th over.
Conisbrough 2nds are now 16 points clear in Division 5 by ten points after a convincing win over Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds at Park Road. After the visitors elected to bat first, Craig Jackson (3-23) and Liam Stainforth (4-20) helped bowl them out for 148, opener Conn Crawford scoring 41. An unbroken 126-run second-wicket stand between Joe Farmer (62 not out) and Toby Humphries (67 not out) then saw the hosts home by nine wickets with 17 overs to spare. Fishlake lost second place after being well-beaten at home by Shiregreen 2nds after asking them to bat first. Ihtisham Mohammed (106), skipper Nazam Mohammed (41) and Zeeshan Ahmed (85 not out) led the visitors to an imposing 285-7, before five of their bowlers shared the wickets as the hosts were bowled out for 172, Akhtar Khan taking 3-59 and Harry Smith top-scoring with 37. Rotherham Town 2nds moved up to second place with a 36-run win at home to Penistone 2nds. Matthew Fidler (69) and Omar Budoo (38) profiting from the visitors’ decision to put them in to bat, as they reached 185-5. Opener Robert Armitage scored 79 off 99 balls in reply, but once he was out the rest of the batting folded, and the visitors were dismissed for 149, Budoo (3-23) and Ishaq Shenwari (3-35) doing most of the damage. Third-placed Hallam 3rds had a big win over Maltby Miners Welfare at Sandygate. The home side were another to be put in to bat, and after opener Robert Frost had gone for 40, Moneeb Ahmed (63) and Tom Adamson (77) added 86 for the third wicket, and Matthew Hopkins and Seb Wainwright contributed brisk thirties to help them to 269-6. Jordan Beighton, with 3-59, was again Maltby’s most successful bowler. Jim Lee (3-12) soon had the visitors in trouble, and only two men reached double figures as they were bowled out for 119. At Bawtry Road, Sheffield United 2nds enjoyed their first win of the season, by six wickets over Darfield 2nds. James Tonge (31) and Alfie Spurr (55) got the visitors off to a decent start, but once they were parted, only Jack Waldron (36 not out) made any significant contribution, and they were all out for 179, Talib Hussain taking 5-40. Skipper Tawqeer Hussain (32) and Faiz Hiussain (74) put on 79 for the home side’s first wicket, and they duly completed their victory in the 41st over. Finally, at Stonelow, Coal Aston 2nds recorded a 119-run win over Whiston Forge. Brett Pickford (67) and Luke Park (50) put on 112 for the second wicket, and Richard Timms added 41 not out off 36 balls in the middle order to take the hosts to 246-8. Andy Smith the visitors’ most successful bowler with three wickets, and Sam Hudson took 6-57 in the second innings to lead his side to an emphatic win.
Overnight leaders Whitley Hall 3rds were beaten by three wickets away to Higham 2nds. After choosing to bat first, the visitors were 59-6 before Alistair Riddle ensured some respectability with 40. Thomas Swift (3-62) and Dairen Hurst-Spaldfing (4-23) did most of the damage as Whitley were all out for 137. The hosts too started poorly, and they were 70-7 when skipper Steven Bamforth (52 not out) came to the crease and, with Hirst-Spalding, saw his side to victory with an unbroken eighth-wicket stand of 73. Ackworth 2nds took their chance to go top with an emphatic 156-run win over Wickersley Old Village 3rds at Thorncliffe. Sam Swindin (62) and Finlay Martin (40 not out) top-scored as the visitors reached 223-6. James Clarke then took 6-26 as the hosts were dismissed for 67. Mexborough Athletic are third after a convincing with over Norton Oakes 2nds at the Beecroft Estates ground. Kripal Singh was the match-winner, scoring 152 off 99 balls in an innings in which the next highest score was 20. Nelson Stephen took 3-51 as the hosts reached 239-8. James Beresford then took 4-23 as Oakes were dismissed for 119 in reply. Sheffield University Staff moved into the top half after a 36-run win away to Caribbean Sports 2nds. Arun Padmanabhan (44) and Alankrith Shankar (38 not out) took visitors to 148-7, before Shabaz Qadeer (32) top-scored in the hosts 112 all out, Dave Hadley taking 3-11. Brookhouse gained their first win of the season, by 54 runs away to Handsworth Junior SC 2nds. Thomas Snow (46 not out) and John Pinkos (30) helped the visitors to 165-6, then Thomas Green took 5-33 as the hosts were bowled out for 111. Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds also earned their first win, by seven wickets over winless Green Moor 2nds at the Sands. Freddie Williams (43) top-scored for the visitors who scored 142-9, whilst Rituparna Ghose took 3-38. David Fearnley (37) got the home side off to a solid start before Paul Garnett (47 not out off 46 balls) led his side to victory in the 29th over. On Sunday, Wickersley Old Village 3rds returned to winning ways with an 89-run success over Higham 2nds at Northfield Road. Matthew Whitford (110 off 120 balls) and Alfie Berry (65) added 181 for the second wicket to set them on their way to 201-6. Only keeper Anthony White (46) really got going in the second innings, and Muraad Ghani took 4-13 as the visitors were dismissed for 112.
Hatfield Town 2nds now lead the division by 24 points after a demolition of Sprotbrough 3rds at Carr Side Lane. Andrew Decent took 7-16 as the visitors were dismissed for 30, and the hosts cruised to a ten-wicket win in the fifth over. Scholes & Harley are second after leapfrogging Warmsworth 2nds with a three-wicket win at Common Lane. Lee Moxon took 5-11 in 7.4 overs and Tom Wade 3-23 to bowl the hosts out for 107 after Kelvin Defty (30) and Liam Cottom (34) had added 61 for the second wicket to take them to 77-1. The visitors were then made to fight hard for their win, but skipper Peter Dearden (32) and Lewis Varley (35) laid the foundations and they got home with five overs to spare. Houghton Main 2nds had a big win over Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths at Middlecliffe Lane, Kyle Head (70) and Matt Thornton (36) added 87 for the second wicket to take them to 94-2, and unbeaten 50s from Sher Baz Khan and Ali Khan boosted them from 161-7, with a quickfire unbroken stand of 90 for the eighth wicket, to take them to 251-7. Only Tom Oldroyd reached 30 in the visitors’ reply, whilst Kye Jay Kitching (3-9) and Mohammad Asghar (3-37) were the main wicket-takers as they were all out for 150. The bottom two clubs both got their first wins of the season. Mexborough Athletic 2nds won a thrilling battle away to Millhouses Works 2nds after they had recovered from 55-8 to post 154-9, thanks to Jamil Hussain (77 not out), who added 99 for the ninth wicket with Jonathan Guest. Earlier, Amir Riaz (3-40) and Joe Endacott (3-28) had done the damage with the ball for the hosts. When Millhouses replied, Riaz (33) and keeper Harry Wynn (41) kept them in the hunt against Guest (3-32) and Andrew Sharp (3-26) but with one wicket standing and three wanted to win off the last ball, Guest dismissed Wynn to give his side a two-run victory. Eden Grove Parklands’ win was much more straightforward. Ithshaam Akram (3-23) and Ijaz Khan (5-4-2-3) helped dismiss visitors Frecheville Community 2nds for 51, and an unbeaten 38 off 31 balls from Joe Booth saw Parklands to a nine-wicket win in the 13th over.
Leaders Upper Haugh 3rds have further increased the gap at the top of the table to 24 points after Silkstone United 2nds conceded their scheduled game at Rawmarsh. Behind them, five clubs are separated by just four points. Amongst this pack are Rockingham Colliery 3rds and Doncaster Town 4ths, who met at Stainborough, where Ankit Patel returned figures of 6.4-2-12-6 to help his side dismiss the hosts for 90. Joe Horrocks (49 not out) then carried his bat as Doncaster registered a six-wicket win in the 19th over. Adwick-le-Street won for a third successive week, and are now joint second, after an eight-wicket success away to Wombwell Main 2nds. Keeper James Pearson scored 40 out of his side’s 147-8, whilst Nick Bisby picked up 3-35. Luke Bishop (59 not out) and skipper Matthew Eades (49) put on 85 for the visitors’ first wicket and Bisby then made a rapid unbeaten 33 to steer his side home in the 38th over. Finally, Norton Woodseats 2nds recorded a five-wicket win over bottom side Thorncliffe & Wentworth 2nds at Wentworth. Jhangir Ahmed (3-31) and Taha Sajid (4-33) helped restrict the hosts, for whom keeper Steven Ratcliffe made 59 at the top of the order, to 132-9. Abu-Bakr Rasool (45) was then the visitors’ match-winner as they got home with six overs left.
Kexborough 2nds recorded a 236-run win over Scholes & Harley 2nds at Bence Lane to move into third place. Dale Shillito was their top-scorer with 53 as they were all out for 141, Hasan Ali taking 5-27 for the visitors. Shillito then completed a fine all-round game with 3-21 as his side restricted Scholes to 105-8, despite 41 from skipper Aiden Shaw. Whiston Forge 2nds beat their visitors Eden Grove Parklands 2nds by 36 runs after staging a remarkable recovery from 40-7 after being put in to bat. Callum Freeman (7-43) took five of the first seven wickets, but then Mark Daly (53) and Billy Cullumbine (91 off 57 balls from number 10) added 141 for the eighth wicket to help their side reach 193. Keeper Liam Taylor (41) gave his side early hope, but they faltered against some tight bowling, in particular that of Daly, who returned 5-2-9-3. A high-scoring game at Rose Lane saw Brookhouse 2nds overcome Dearne in a thrilling finish. After opener Robert Houghton had made 40, skipper Connor Turford (138 not out) gave the visitors a very challenging 244-4. But Joe Yellott carried his bat for an unbeaten 109, receiving good support from Jamie Elliott (31) and Adam Bryant (43 not out), and the hosts scored the winning runs off the last ball with four wickets in hand. On Sunday, Elsecar 3rds opened a 12-point gap at the top with a 94-run win over Fishlake 2nds at the Al-Murad. Joe Pearson (54) and Daniel Laister (59) put on 130 for the first wicket, and skipper Richard Stump hit an unbeaten 66 off 46 balls to take the hosts to 247-6. Freddie Rowbottom took 3-43 when the visitors replied; David Moores’ 35 at number nine only made the score more respectable, and they were bowled out for 153.
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