Round-up of league games played on 10 June
Posted on 12th June 2023 at 21:27
A new league record partnership for any wicket was created at Oakes Park, where Waqar Hussain (183 off 125 balls, with 27 fours and 6 sixes) and Junaid Javaid (126 not out off 103) put on 318 for Handsworth Junior SC 2nds’ second-wicket against Norton Oakes 2nds.
Sheffield Collegiate retained their six-point cushion at the top of the Premier Division with a three-wicket win over Barnsley Woolley Miners at Shaw Lane. Having decided to bat first, Sheryaar Ali (37) and Jake Weatherald (43) took the home side to 92-1; Shaaiq Choudhry (4-44) then took three wickets as Barnsley slipped to 150-8 before young Harvey Round (52) lifted them to 216 all out. Abdul Faseeh scored 57 at the top of the order for the visitors, but with Oliver Jackson (3-59) taking three wickets they were 108-5 when Sam Hunt (74 not out) and Dan Priestley (42) came together in a sixth-wicket stand of 94 to lead their side to victory. Second-placed Tickhill had a comprehensive win over Whitley Hall at Alderson Drive. The visitors elected to bat first but an excellent spell from Imran Khan (6-42) reduced them to 93-7. Sam Woodcock (40) provided some respectability, but 159 all out was nowhere near enough. James Stuart (53 not out) and Ross Diver (69) put on 114 for the first wicket, and the hosts raced home by nine wickets in the 29th over. Having lost by one wicket last week, Cleethorpes’ luck changed when they recorded a thrilling one-run win over Elsecar on a slow pitch at Chichester Road. After choosing to bat first, the home side were all out for 167, Tom Keast (50) holding the early order together after which only Mayank Mishra, last out for 52, provided much resistance against Moin Ashraf (3-37) and Jason Meadows (3-24). The visitors’ reply started badly, but Taruwar Kohli (71) and Tanzeel Ali (34) took them from 13-3 to 92-3. At 138-5, Elsecar were favourites, but Mishra had Kohli caught behind as three wickets fell for 13 runs. With four wanted off the last ball the visitors managed only two. Cleethorpes are now four points clear of Doncaster Town, who moved up to fourth place with a resounding win over Hallam at Town Fields. Deciding to bat first, the home side posted a daunting 280-8 after Jaden Fell (46) and Caleb Jewell (132 off 141 balls) had put on 100 for the first wicket, and skipper James Ward weighed in with 38 at number six. Mohammed Khan took the bowling honours for the visitors with 3-61 in 15 overs. James Dobson then took 6-14 as Hallam were skittled for 65, Nick Dymock top-scoring with 30. Champions Appleby Frodingham recorded their third successive win, moving them up into fifth place, by three wickets away to Wakefield Thornes. Neither side found batting particularly easy at Field Lane, where the home side slipped to 57-6 after deciding to bat first, opener Kieran Donnachie having scored 36 of those runs. Jawad Akhtar (34) held the rest of the order together before being last out at 140. Matthew Harris took the first three wickets for the visitors, finishing with 3-8 in five overs. Wickets fell at regular intervals when the visitors replied, Matty Taylor taking 3-42, but Jack Harrison (31) and Jamie Brumby (34) did enough to see their side home in the 44th over. Lastly, it was an excellent day for Aston Hall, who recorded their second win of the season, by 25 runs over local rivals Treeton at Green Lane. Zak Jahangir (68) and Nasir Omar (73) rescued the home side from 32-3 with a 155-run fourth wicket stand, before Josh Coulson (49 not out) boosted the total to 259-8. Will Street (4-78) was the most successful bowler for the visitors. Viraj Bhosale (105 off 131 balls) kept his side in the hunt, adding 114 for the fourth wicket with Sam Drury (54), but the task was too great and Treeton fell short at 234-7. Hassan Bin Shahab took 3-56 in 15 overs for the victors.
Houghton Main have extended their lead at the top to ten points, but only after surviving a scare at home to Darfield. After deciding to bat first, skipper Michael Brown (64) added 78 for the second wicket with Vikas Dixit (51), but having been 85-1 the leaders might have been slightly disappointed with their 193-9, in which Matt Lambert took 3-37. Kastun Stoute led Darfield’s reply with 88, and had he found anyone to provide more sustained support, the result might well have been different. As it was, Dylan Smythe (6-59) and Dixit (3-67) bowled the visitors out for 191 and ensured the leaders’ unbeaten record continued. Cawthorne leapfrogged their visitors Doncaster Town 2nds into second place with a 27-run win at Dark Lane. Skipper Mike Jepps (36), Luke Ogden (41), and Kade Fletcher (31) took them to 143-2, and although the rest of the order lost their way a little against Kushal Shah (4-53) and Robert Grace (4-55), a total of 217 proved enough. Grace (54) held the early order together, but the visitors slipped to 116-7, and although Shah (32) led some late resistance, the visitors were bowled out for 190; Amir Shazad and Methushan Thilina taking three wickets each. Wickersley Old Village returned to winning ways, but it was a close-run affair against Wath at Moor Road. Vishvaraj Jadeja (65) and Isaac Spencer-Jones (51) added 69 for the visitors’ fourth wicket to take them to 136-3, but Shawn Hopkins (4-41) pegged them back and they were all out for 204. In reply, James Barnard (67) and Jayden Vince (41) added 78 for the hosts’ third wicket as they reached 122-2, before Jadeja (4-20), Mark Cummins (3-48) and Iftikhar Azfal (3-46) bowled them out five runs short of their target. Shiregreen moved up to fourth place with a 50-run win away to Whiston Parish Church. Arsalan Mir (101 not out in 134 balls) put on 98 for the second wicket with Hammad Usman (45) and 97 for the fourth with Naseer Nahaim (47) as the visitors reached 236-4. Only Danny Kemp (36) of the hosts’ top seven passed 20, and they were 104-8 before Kazim Hassan (55) and George Jenkinson gave them some hope with 77 for the ninth wicket, but they were all out for 186. Sprotbrough had a straightforward seven-wicket win over Conisbrough at Park Road. Daniel Wright (3-32) and Sadrian Ward (5-41) bowled the hosts out for just 80 after they chose to bat first, and the visitors cantered home in the 16th over with seven wickets in hand. Barnsley Woolley Miners 2nds are just outside the top half after a 53-run win over Sheffield Collegiate 2nds at Abbeydale. Gunoor Singh (31) top-scored on the visitors 163-9, and there were three wickets each for George Bartlett and Ben Fielding. Lewis Bray then took 3-20 as the hosts were bowled out for 110.
After just nine games, Ackworth lead Division 1 by a massive 42 points, following a ninth consecutive win, by 89 runs at Coal Aston. Amitpaul Kundra (45), skipper Luke Townsend (69) and George Gillespie (43) helped them post 220-8, despite Lawrence Browes’ 3-22 in nine overs. Only Browes (66 not out) then offered significant resistance for the hosts as Townsend (4-32) and Dale Longfield (5-40) bowled them out for 131. Aston Hall 2nds moved up into second place with an 158-run win over Wickersley Old Village 2nds at Northfield Lane. Lewis Sansome (76) and Stan Ashton (59) put on 103 for the visitors’ second wicket, Niaz Khan hammered 55 off 22 balls, and then Robert Ross (51) and skipper Yousaf Ali (100 not out off 49 balls) added 130 for the fifth wicket, as the visitors plundered 365-5; David Mace taking four wickets for the hosts. Khan then took 5-47 and Ali 3-27, whilst Subhaan Hussain (85) and Liam Heathcote (45) only ensured a measure of respectability for Wickersley. Rockingham Colliery were restricted to 175-5 at home to Oughtibridge War Memorial at Hoyland Common, Benjamin Dalton (35) and Jawad Akhtar (44 not out) top-scoring for the hosts, whilst Tuffail Dar took 3-29 for the visitors. A brilliant unbeaten 103 off 108 balls from Hasaru Chaamikara then saw Oughtibridge to a seven-wicket win in the 36th over. Whitley Hall 2nds are just ten points outside the promotion places after a five-wicket win over Green Moor at Baxter Field. Skipper Wayne Hughes (39) top-scored for the visitors after choosing to bat first, Charlie Wragg taking 4-24 for the hosts. Chasing the visitors’ 143 all out, runs were shared around in the second innings as Whitley passed their target with five wickets and 17 overs in hand. Dean Smith (33) and Riaz Khan (35) top-scored in Upper Haugh’s 151 all out against Sheffield United at Bawtry Road, whilst there were three wickets each for Mihindukul Perera and Ilyas Mohammed. Mohammed Altaf Khan (48 not out) then steered the hosts to a five-wicket win in the 31st over. Finally, bottom club Rotherham Town earned their first win of the season, by four wickets at home to Wakefield Thornes 2nds. The visitors were 93-8 before Junaid Yousaf (33) and James Donnachie lifted them to 151-9, skipper Jamie Howarth earlier top-scoring with 36, whilst Arslan Tariq took 4-44 for the hosts. Keeper Matthew Fidler (40) and Orminder Singh (38) then took their side to the brink of victory, which was achieved in the 29th over.
Warmsworth retained first place in Division 2 as a result of a five-wicket win over Thorpe Hesley & High Green at Common Lane. Mateo Boulogne (48) and skipper Tiger Dalby (31) gave the visitors a solid base at 92-1, but only Hafeez Ali (44) of the later batsmen capitalised, whilst Richard Marshall (3-42) and Marcus Green (3-31) were the most successful bowlers, and Thorpe Hesley were all out for 186. The hosts lost cheap wickets early on, but Thomas Whittaker (85) and Ryan Pearson (54 not out) put on 106 for the fifth wicket to ensure they got home in the 44th over. Tickhill 2nds kept up the pressure just four points behind the leaders after a six-wicket win at Parkhead. After bowling the hosts out for 146, a fourth-wicket stand of 129 between Peter Mawdsley (49 not out) and skipper Nick Page (76) the helped the visitors to reach their target inside 20 overs. Hatfield Town returned to winning ways in third place with a six-wicket win at home to Norton Oakes. James Winstanley took 4-11 as the visitors were dismissed for 118, then keeper Paul Davies (42) and Alec Elliott (48) put on 75 for the first wicket to set the hosts well on their way to a win in the 19th over. Hallam 2nds restricted Penistone to 162-9 at Crimicar, only Matthew Taylor (86) getting to grips with the hosts’ attack, in which Nick Cooper claimed 3-42. Tom Adamson (46) and Alex Coates (38 not out) then put on 77 for Hallam’s fifth wicket to ensure they reached their target with four wickets and six overs to spare. Daniel Longley’s 81 helped Sheffield Collegiate 3rds to 210-8 against Treeton 2nds at Washfield Lane, Ali Shah taking 3-35 for the home side. Bilal Imtiaz (37) and Thomas Reynolds (33) then put on 55 for Treeton’s first wicket, but no-one else reached double figures against Longley, who completed an excellent all-round performance with 5-23, Shafiullah Shinwari taking 4-34, and the hosts were all out for 117. Elsecar 2nds completed a clean sweep for the top six sides with a three-wicket home win over Norton Woodseats. Only keeper John Bagley reached 30 for the visitors, who were all out for 177, and Andrew Ivill took 3-29 for the hosts. Jack Robinson (67) then led the way home for Elsecar, with support from Christopher Pedler (37), whilst Aamir Ashfaque took 3-24.
Wath 2nds’ lead at the top of Division 3 was trimmed to four points after their 11-run defeat to Caribbean Sports at the Common. Openers Basharat Ali (43) and Mazar Sharif (37) got the home side off to a good start with a stand of 47, and Ijaz Riaz contributed 32 in the middle order, as the hosts reached 166-8, whilst Kelham Bennett took 3-26 for the leaders. Saad Bashir (3-35) and Waqas Mahroof (3-48) then helped bowl the visitors out for 155, despite 71 from opener Ben Roebuck. Monk Bretton in second place had a 39-run win away to Worsbrough Bridge at Park Road. Luke Bullingham (43) and Chris Schofield (58) put on 106 for the visitors’ first wicket, Danny Taylor (37) and skipper Ashley Clayton (51 not out) then helping them post 240-5. The hosts lost three early wickets before skipper Alex Littlewood (48), James Kennedy (35) and Mark Wilkinson (47) affected a recovery; but the task was too great and they were restricted to 201-7, Dominic Fell taking 3-28. Bradfield Village Fellowship won their third successive game; in a tight low-scoring game at the Sands they defeated Kexborough by seven runs. Adam Robinson (5-28) and Thava Nig (3-35) helped bowl the home side out for 123 in the first innings, before Harry Crossley (4-19) and Elliot Hallam (3-35) did most of the damage as the visitors were dismissed for 116, despite skipper Danny Bowering’s 33. Stocksbridge lost for a second week running, this time by 40 runs away to Millhouses Works. Callum Simpson (86) was the main contributor to the hosts’ 194 all out, whilst Andrew Hibbert took 4-21 for the visitors. Joe Morgan (4-29) then removed the visitors’ top four batsmen with only 50 on the board, and despite 48 from keeper Andrew Hirst, Stocksbridge were all out for 154. A fifth-wicket stand of 103 between Sulaimaan Ahmed (73) and keeper Dan Swales (50) was the backbone of Sprotbrough 2nds' 206-8 at home to Frecheville Community, after skipper Adam Kaye had made 31 at the top of the order; Neil Ramsden taking 4-38 for the visitors. In the visitors’ reply, Thomas Duffield (33) injected early impetus before Todd Saxelby took over with 73 and saw his side to within 26 runs of victory, which was then achieved with three wickets and five balls left, despite Nick Graves’ 3-50. Shahrukh Khan (37) and Sher Khan (45) were the principal contributors to Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds’ 156 all out at home to Cawthorne 2nds; Connor Page (3-20) and Lewis Skelly (3-49) doing most damage for the visitors. Callum McCarthy (35) and Luke Aitken (60 not out) then saw the visitors to a three-wicket win in the 41st over, Shahrukh Khan following up his performance with the bat with 3-17 with the ball.
The lead in Division 4 changed hands as overnight leaders Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds were beaten by 28 runs by Sheffield Collegiate 4ths at Abbeydale. It was a result that looked unlikely when the hosts were 68-7, but Mansoor Shinwari made 33 from number nine to lift them to 113 and give his side something to bowl at. Alex Gough (4-25) and Max Heseltine (3-46) did most of the damage for the visitors. Mark Longley then took 4-18 in nine overs as Barnsley were bowled out for 85. Thorncliffe & Wentworth took advantage of Barnsley’s slip with a four-wicket win at home to Barnby Dun. Opener Ben Salter top-scored with 43 for the visitors, who made 157 all out, Michael Gilmour taking 3-47. Skipper Connor Brunt (43) helped give his side a solid start, but they stumbled to 80-5 before James Brown came in and finished the job with an unbeaten 55 off 49 balls. Whiston Parish Church 2nds hung on to third place despite a comprehensive defeat away to Handsworth Junior SC. Harrison Struggles (45) and Scott Wilson (58 not out) helped the visitors to 178-7, Khalid Rehman taking 3-29 for the hosts. Omer Mohammad Arshad (88 not out) and Mahmood Hussain (64 not out) then shared an unbroken second-wicket stand of 102 to power Handsworth to a nine-wicket win in the 36th over. Richard Wilkinson took 4-6 in six overs, Ben Reeves weighing in with 3-19, as Wombwell Main bowled Rockingham Colliery 2nds out for 84 at the Auction House stadium. Jonathan Scaife then took his side to an eight-wicket win in the 22nd over with an unbeaten 52. A 198-run second-wicket partnership between Alex Morris (120) and skipper George Deegan (104) was the basis of Higham’s 256-4 at home to Silkstone United. Morris (3-26) and Gareth Kilburn (3-44) then did most damage as the visitors were bowled out for 144, despite 44 from Robert Wade. Harry Bellwood (57) got Doncaster Town 3rds off to a good start against Upper Haugh at Wentworth Road, before Jak Hotchkiss (52 not out) and Alfie Pierson (31 not out) took the visitors to 202-4. Sean Hawkins (78 not out) and Steve Reynolds (59) added 136 for the second wicket to take the game away from Doncaster, and the hosts recorded an eighth-wicket win in the 40th over.
Leaders Conisbrough 2nds have had their lead in Division 5 trimmed to four points following an eight-wicket defeat away to Darfield 2nds. Declan Dickinson (3-31) and Charlie Potter (4-24) did the damage as the visitors were bowled out for 77. The hosts then lost four wickets before passing their target in the 22nd over. Rotherham Town 2nds held on to second place after a one-wicket win away to Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds. Skipper Iain MacDonald top-scored for the hosts with 79 at the top of the order before Ishaq Shenwai (3-38) and Anshal Ahmed (3-17) helped bowl them out for 189. Daniel Rose (55 not out) then anchored his side’s reply, Issar Rather blasting 66 off 30 balls, as the visitors sneaked home with four overs left. Hallam 3rds retained third place after a two-wicket win away to Shiregreen 2nds. Ihtisham Mohammed (48) and skipper Nazam Mohammed (39) were the principal contributors to the home side’s 210-6, Jim Lee taking 3-41 for the visitors. Moneeb Ahmed then made 37 before Jonathan Freeman (91 not out off 91 balls) took over and guided his side home in the 41st over. A high-scoring game at Guithwaite Hill was settled with nine balls left, Whiston Forge beating Fishlake by four wickets. Richard Copley (49), Ben Metcalfe (56) and Dylan Sisman (64) helped the visitors to 262 all out, whilst Mark Traquair (4-57) and Andy Smith (3-44) were the chief wicket-takers. Josh Cooke (98) then set Forge on their way to victory, Cade Darwin finishing the job with an unbeaten 38. Penistone 2nds posted 216-5 at home to Coal Aston 2nds, skipper Sam Lee (31), Scott Jones (58) and David Sedgwick (40 not out) the main run-scorers, before John Dalton (4-6) and Scott Jones (5-11) bowled the hosts to a comprehensive 141-run win. Finally, in the bottom-of-the-table clash at Muglet Lane, Maltby Miners Welfare bowled Sheffield United 2nds out for 93, Siraj Alam scoring 31 for the visitors, whilst Jordan Beighton (3-23) and Gary Porter (4-9 in 7.4 overs) did the damage with the ball. The hosts then duly completed a five-wicket win with 21 overs left.
Ackworth 2nds kept hold of top spot in Division 6 with a resounding 146-run win over Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds at the Boot & Shoe ground. Keelan Booth (34) and Andrew O’Grady (32) put on 76 for the first wicket before Kevin Booth (63 not out) and keeper Dave Harris (90 not out) added an unbroken stand of 157 for the third wicket to take the hosts to 234-2. Brandon Cooke then took 5-34 as Bradfield were bowled out for 88. Whitley Hall 3rds were made to fight to keep second place by Caribbean Sports 2nds at Wentworth. The visitors reached 224-7 thanks to Lohith Muniraju (33), Shabaz Qadeer (53 not out) and Zain Attique (30), whilst Matthew Brown took 4-36 for the hosts. Whitley’s reply was dominated by an unbeaten 148 off 129 balls by keeper Ben Gillott, but he lacked support, and his side only clinched victory with two wickets and one over to spare. Mustafah Azam took three wickets for the visitors. Mexborough Athletic moved into third place with a more straightforward victory over Green Moor at Chapel Lane, where skipper Tommy Hyde’s 105 not out off 117 balls was the backbone of the visitors’ 224-5. He received good support from Dan Stanton (33) and dominated an unbroken sixth-wicket stand of 80 with keeper Bradley Sharp. Curtis Coles top-scored with 35 when the hosts replied, but Jordan Rouane took 4-35 and they fell well short on 125-9. Wickersley Old Village 3rds slipped a place to fourth after an 89-run defeat to Sheffield University Staff at Norton. The Staff posted 161-7, thanks to 30 each from Chiraag Pandya and BalaMurali Poddar, and an unbeaten 37 from Siddharth Patwardhan, whose unbroken eighth-wicket stand of 66 with Liam Gray boosted the score from 95-7. Alfie Berry took 3-56 for the visitors. Other than Steve Tattershall with 34 at the top of the order, the visitors had little answer to Aden Biddle (3-17) and Robert Hill (4-9), and were all out for 72. Three wickets each from Thomas Swift and Alex Green (2-2-0-3) helped Higham 2nds bowl Brookhouse out for 56 at Rose Lane, but the visitors lost four wickets in overhauling their target. It was a good weekend for Handsworth batsmen, as Handsworth Junior SC 2nds plundered 350-2 against Norton Oakes 2nds at Oakes Park. Waqar Hussain (183) and Junaid Javaid (126 not out) put on 318 for the visitors’ second-wicket – a new League record for any wicket. Stephen Cook (57) and Peter Holes (69) gave the hosts a decent start with an opening stand of 111, but the task was just too great and they were restricted to 197-5, Monir Choudhury taking 3-25.
Hatfield Town 2nds maintained their healthy lead at the top of Division 7 after a big win over Mexborough Athletic 2nds at the Beecroft Estates ground. Andy Cutts (36), keeper Philip Decent (73), Luke Black (55) and Andrew Decent (34 not out) all made significant contributions to the visitors 252-8, whilst Samiullah Zaland took 4-44 for the hosts. Andrew Decent then did the damage in the second innings, taking 5-33, whilst Jonathan Guest (39) top-scored for Mexborough, who were all out for 116. Warmsworth 2nds returned to winning ways and moved back into second place after a comfortable eight-wicket win over Sprotbrough 3rds at Hooton Pagnell. The hosts were restricted to 148-9, Tom Hathaway top-scoring with 32 at number eight, before Kelvin Defty (48 not out) and skipper Kevin Pearson (33 not out) had an unbroken stand of 87, as the visitors won by eight wickets in 27 overs. The game between Scholes & Harley and Houghton Main 2nds at Scholes Lane produced a thrilling tie. The hosts were bowled out for 205, skipper Peter Dearden top-scoring with 36 and Adil Muhammad taking 3-35, before Tahir Nawaz (54) and Adil Muhammad (59) rescued the visitors from 14-3 with a fourth-wicket stand of 64. Wickets then fell steadily, until, with the scores level and one wicket and two balls left, Jamie Oliver trapped Arnav Javagal lbw. Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths had a big win over Eden Grove Parklands at Woolley. Opener Craig Wilkes made 68 for the hosts, who made 187-8, whilst Callum Freeman and Anthony Shenton took three wickets each for the visitors. Tony Singh (5-26) and Finlay Parker-Wake (5-11) then shared the wickets as Parklands were shot out for 44. Finally, Stocksbridge 2nds beat Millhouses Works 2nds by 83 runs at Bracken Moor. David Smith (32), James Hague (54) and Jon Pickford (37) gave the home side a very respectable 202-7, before Chris Thwaites (6-24) bowled the visitors out for 119, James Evans making 35 in a losing cause.
Leaders Upper Haugh 3rds were not in action, but still have a 16-point lead at the top of Division 8 over joint second-placed Rockingham Colliery 3rds, who won by six wickets against Norton Woodseats 2nds at Matthews Lane. Sijo Joseph made 30 for the home side, but James Peet took 4-17 and they were bowled out for 65. The visitors then lost four wickets in reaching their target in the eleventh over. Level with Rockingham are Worsbrough Bridge 2nds, who had a four-wicket win over Monk Bretton 2nds at the Castle Ground. Keeper Ollie Wainwright (92) and Jenson Hayes (64) put on 133 for the second wicket to see their side to 219-4, three of those wickets falling to Richard Taylor; Taylor then completed a man-of-the match performance with 90 off 63 balls to help his side to victory in the 38th over. Jackson Taylor (31), Robert Stubbings (33) and skipper Alan Littlewood (39 not out) were also in the runs for Bridge, and Owen White took 3-48 for the hosts. Two points behind the clubs in joint-second are Doncaster Town 4ths, who had a six-wicket win over Wath 3rds at Finningley. Lee Jeffries (53 not out) top-scored for Wath, whilst Travis Cresswell hit 74 off 57 balls to lead the hosts to victory in 25 overs. Thorncliffe and Wentworth 2nds conceded their game against Adwick-le-Street, as did Silkstone United 2nds against Wombwell Main 2nds.
Division 9 leaders Elsecar 3rds had a big win over Dearne at Goldthorpe. Ewan Bennett (124 not out off 103 balls) and skipper Richard Stump (102 off 76 balls) added 182 for the fourth wicket to rescue them from 14-3, and enable them to post a formidable 274-7, despite three wickets for Paul Rollinson. Robert Houghton (32) helped the hosts to 90-4, but with Abigail Robinson taking 3-19 and Oliver Mottram 3-9, the innings then fell away and they were all out for 102. Barnby Dun 2nds are in second place, 12 behind the leaders, after a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Scholes & Harley 2nds at Glass Park. Chris Williams scored 59 for the visitors, but no-one else reached double figures as Nick Ashton took 5-29, and they were all out for 95. Keeper Dale Lattimore (61 not out) and Zully Shah (30 not out) then put on an unbroken 82 run third-wicket stand to see their side home in the 17th over. Kexborough 2nds kept in touch with the leaders by making short work of Brookhouse 2nds at Bence Lane. Andrew Greaves returned 8-5-3-6 as the visitors were skittled for 28, after which the hosts completed a nine-wicket win in the sixth over. Jacob Meehan (35) and skipper Liam Coetzee (37) helped Fishlake 2nds to 149 all out at Pinfold Lane, Mark Daly taking 4-24 for visitors Whiston Forge 2nds. Scott Biddles (55 not out) then saw Forge to a three-wicket win in the 32th over, despite Liam O’Neill’s 4-28 and three wickets from Jeff Dinsdale.
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