Round-up of league games played on 17 & 18 June
Posted on 20th June 2023 at 08:46
All of the top three Premier Division teams lost on Saturday; leaders Sheffield Collegiate increased the gap to second-placed Tickhill to eight points, but only 12 points separate second to seventh. Sheffield Collegiate were beaten by Treeton after putting the visitors in to bat at Abbeydale. After Viraj Bhosale (32) and Chris Cobb had put on 74 for the visitors’ second wicket, Sam Drury (74) and Archie Ogden (56) provided acceleration with a 120-run sixth-wicket stand, to help their side to 244-8. Robert Shaw, with 3-38, was Collegiate’s chief wicket-taker. Charlie Bourne (4-44) then took four quick wickets to reduce the hosts to 57-5. Although Dan Priestley (46) engineered a recovery, with support from Thomas Currie (30) and Henry Eldred (31), the task was too great and Collegiate fell 43 short. Second-placed Tickhill suffered a heavy defeat in their local derby at Town Fields against Doncaster Town, who are now just two points behind them in third place. Jaden Fell (89), with support from Jack Shutt (30) and Charlie Kaye (32), took the hosts to 191-3, and although Imran Khan then took five wickets to end with 5-61, Doncaster reached a very healthy 261 all out. In reply, James Stuart made 72 against his former club, but only one other visiting batsman reached double figures against Curtis Free (4-34) and Jack Shutt (4-21), and the visitors were all out for 114. Appleby Frodingham leap-frogged Lincolnshire rivals Cleethorpes into fourth place with a convincing 123-run win at Brumby Hall. Alex Grimes made 32 at the top of the order for the hosts, but at 91-5 it looked anyone’s game. However, Kieran Lindley’s 74 helped Appleby reach a very competitive 188. Cleethorpes made a poor start in reply, Jordan Neil taking four early wickets, and they never recovered. Neil (4-18) and Lindley (3-18) were the most successful bowlers as the visitors were all out for 65. Barnsley Woolley Miners returned to winning ways against Elsecar at the Al-Murad stadium, where Sheryaar Ali (58) and Liam Johnson (52) helped them reach 231-8, Jason Meadows taking 3-36 for the hosts. In the hosts’ reply, three early wickets from Ollie Jackson helped reduce them to 40-6, and although Tanzeel Ali (37) and Moin Ashraf affected a partial recovery, they were all out for 120, Jackson finishing with 4-57. Level in sixth place with Barnsley are Wakefield Thornes, who put Hallam in to bat at Crimicar and bowled them out for 159. Nick Dymock (39) and Robert Heyes (32) top-scored for the hosts, whilst Jawad Akhtar took 3-28 for Thornes. Kieran Donnachie (51) and James Rhodes (56 not out) then put on 89 for the first wicket in the visitors’ reply, before Joe Billings (42 not out) came in to see them home with nine wickets to spare in the 33rd over. Whitley Hall and Aston Hall were level on 38 points before start of play at Baxter Field, and the visitors won the toss and asked Whitley to bat. Matthew Thompson (41) and Tim Smith (30) made runs in the top order, but it was James Brown (57 in 62 balls) who ensured that the hosts had something to bowl at. The hosts finished on 219-9, visiting skipper Johannes Bothma taking 4-63. Needing a decent start, the visitors were soon 20-4, and only Nasir Omar (35) offered prolonged resistance against the home attack, in which Biswick Kapala took 4-49, and they were all out for 122.
Houghton Main maintained their unbeaten record at the top of the Championship with a five-wicket win over Sheffield Collegiate 2nds at Middlecliffe Lane. After the visitors had decided to bat first, three early wickets for Dylan Smythe (5-46) reduced them to 28-3. Lewis Hogg (33) and skipper Ben Fielding (36) then helped them recover to post 193 all out. In reply, the hosts also lost early wickets, but Michael Brown (54) played a captain’s role, adding 77 for the fourth wicket with Akash Rawal (32), before Danish Hussain (55 not out off 28 balls) finished the job with nine overs to spare. Ten points behind the leaders are Cawthorne, who completed an 18-run win over Barnsley Woolley Miners 2nds at Shaw Lane. Liam Wiles (73) was the main contributor to his side’s 223-8, whilst Steve Nuttall took 3-51 for the hosts. In reply, there were three early wickets for Amir Shazad (3-50) as the hosts slipped to 67-6, but a seventh-wicket stand of 111 between Lewis Bray (57) and Jordan Slattery (61) gave Barnsley hope. But Methushan Thilina (5-51) then took three of the last four wickets to bowl his side to victory. Wickersley Old Village kept pace with Cawthorne, with whom they are level on points, after beating Conisbrough in a high-scoring game at Northfield Lane. After the hosts had decided to bat first, Mark Cummins (76) and Harvey Wootton (73) put on 116 for the first wicket, before Subhaan Hussain (103 off 78 balls) took them to an imposing 306-5. In their reply, there were thirties in the top order from Mathew Lowe, Joe Farmer, Dawud Hafejee and Danyaal Latif, but none were able to dominate the attack and go on to score the big innings needed. Cummins completed another fine all-round performance with 3-49, as the visitors were bowled out for 221. Doncaster Town 2nds are two points further behind in fourth place after an excellent win away to Shiregreen. Batting first, Robert Grace (67) held the visitors’ innings together whilst wickets fell regularly at the other end, the first four to Abdul Lateef (4-30), but keeper Maxwell Davidson (37) joined Grace in a seventh-wicket stand of 62 to give the visitors a total they could defend. Arsalan Mir (3-28) took the last three wickets as the visitors were bowled out for 163. When the hosts’ replied, both openers fell for nought, and only when Mir (31) and Bilal Afzal (31) came together did they look like mounting a challenge. But after these two were out, only two players reached double figures, Kamran Khan (31 at number ten) adding some respectability at the end. Joe Gallagher (3-45) and Warren Graca (4-30) did most of the damage as the hosts were bowled out for 131. Sprotbrough complete the top half of the table despite their six-wicket defeat at home to Whiston Parish Church. Sadrian Ward (41) and Daniel Wright (33) were chiefly responsible for the hosts 209 all out, Harsha Rajapaksha taking 4-60 for the visitors. Joe Norbury (84) dominated the visitors’ reply, and with help from Harry Paver (34), they swept home with 12 overs to spare. Finally, Wath ended a five-game losing run with a five-wicket win over Darfield at School Lane. Skipper Spencer Lavender (85) helped his side recover from 19-3, adding 73 for the fourth wicket with Saman Kursheed (31), but Jack Whitlam (3-46) and Michael Bates (4-46) were the main wicket-takers as the hosts were bowled out for 206. In the visitors’ reply, opener James Barnard (48) helped get them off to a solid start, sharing a third-wicket stand of 101 with Jayden Vince (72), before Sulaiman Hussain (48 not out) came in to finish the job in the 40th over.
Ackworth extended their winning sequence in Division 1 to ten games after a straightforward nine-wicket win over Green Moor at Chapel Lane. Only Harry Airstone (32) provided much resistance against Shingi Masakadza (3-27), George Gillespie (3-10) and Dale Longfield (3-16) and the home side were all out for 96 after being put in to bat. Sam Swindin (33 not out) and Amitpaul Kundra (53) then put on 82 for the first wicket as the visitors wrapped the game up in the 17th over. Aston Hall 2nds retained second place after a more high-scoring game with Whitley Hall 2nds at Green Lane. Andrew Pickering (30) and Sam Chatterton (63) top-scored as the visitors posted 249-7. In reply, after Ali Ahmed and Lewis Sansome (30) had put on 53 for the first wicket, Niaz Khan powered the hosts to a four-wicket win with 107 off 68 balls, sharing in a 91-run sixth-wicket stand with skipper Yousaf Ali (39 not out). Oughtibridge War Memorial kept up the pressure in third place with a 47-run win at home to Wickersley Old Village 2nds. The hosts were again grateful to Hasaru Chaamikara, whose 53 helped them to a modest 141 all out, whilst David Mace (5-36) and Connor Snelgrove (3-38) were amongst the wickets for the visitors. Sam Patel (4-24) and Tuffail Dar (4-22) then bowled the hosts to victory, only James Butler (38) providing any real resistance. Fourth-placed Rockingham Colliery lost for a second week running, this time against Wakefield Thornes 2nds at Field Lane. Skipper Jamie Howarth (43) top-scored in the hosts’ 210 all out, Jawad Akhtar taking 3-48 for the Colliery. Edward Fowles (4-40) was the chief destroyer when the visitors replied, whilst Hedar Rasool was unbeaten on 38 when his side were dismissed for 129. There was a high-scoring game at Wentworth Road, where visitors Coal Aston amassed 266-5 against Upper Haugh, thanks to Jack Hall (130 off 132 balls), who shared a third-wicket stand of 94 with Richard Mintoft (47). Rehan Mir took 3-65 for hosts, who made a spirited response through Christopher Pearson (33), Dean Smith (87) and Habil Arshad (41). However, Shaun Trower took 4-55 for the visitors, and Upper Haugh were all out just nine runs short of their target. Finally, bottom club Rotherham Town won a second successive game, this time by 111 runs at home to Sheffield United. Shezad Shah (35) and skipper Hussnain Hussain (39) were the key contributors to the home side’s 207 all out, Luqman Azad taking 4-62 for the visitors. Orminder Singh then took 6-21 as the visitors were bowled out for 96, Zaki Anjam top-scoring for United with 30.
There was a big win for unbeaten leaders Warmsworth, who made the trip to bottom club Penistone. After being put in to bat, skipper Rhys Mann (57) and Liam Marshall (72) put on 86 for the second wicket, before Bruce Jaftha (35) and Ryan Pearson (40) capitalised with brisk contributions in the middle order to take the visitors to 280-6. Richard Marshall (6-48 in 15 overs) was the match-winner in the second innings and the hosts were dismissed for 164, of which Tom Reid made 30. Second-placed Tickhill 2nds also won again, this time at home to Norton Woodseats. Louis Botha (5-39) and Nathaniel Wilkes (4-64) did most of the damage as the visitors were bowled out for 181, Asadullah Butt contributing 33 and David Armitage 51. Keeper Peter Mawdsley (55), Wilkes (40 not out) and skipper Nick Page (63 not out off 51 balls) then took their side to victory by seven wickets in the 37th over. Paul Davies (45) and Ellis Pattison (49) led the way in Hatfield Town’s 273-9 away to Treeton 2nds, and there were three wickets each for Jon Boden and Ali Shah. Kevin Marshall (4-31) and James Winstanley (6-39) then combined to bowl the hosts out for 171, despite an outstanding individual effort by Robbie Broomhead (103 off 98 balls). Fourth-placed Sheffield Collegiate 3rds’ 152-5 at home to Hallam 2nds owed a lot to Daniel Longley (31) and Tom Bradley (58), who added 62 together for the second wicket, whilst Arjith Ravi took 3-20 in 14 overs for the visitors. Shafiullah Shinwari was the amongst the wickets again for the hosts, tasking 4-18 as they then bowled Hallam out for 74. Elsecar 2nds moved up into fifth place with an eight-wicket win against Norton Oakes at Oakes Park. Andrew Ivill took 6-32 as the hosts were bowled out for 85, and the visitors passed their target in the 18th over. The highest scores of the day, both team and individual, came at Smithywood Road, where Mateo Boulogne hit 209 off 141 balls (23 fours and five sixes) in Thorpe Hesley & High Green’s 344 all out against Parkhead. Hashim Mahroof (5-71) and James Pollard (4-91) shared the nine wickets that fell. In reply, Chris Millard (44) top-scored in what always looked an unlikely cause, whilst Chris Fisher took 4-29 as Parkhead were all out for 172.
Both the top two in Division 3 won again to stretch the gap to 28 points between second and third. Wath 2nds had a comprehensive win at home to the club who were third at the start of the day, Bradfield Village Fellowship. Kegan Coates made 83 at the top of the order for the hosts, Sam Whitlam contributing an unbeaten 31 lower in the order, as they made 205-8, whilst there were three wickets each for Jonathan Balfour and Henry Harris. Mark Wilson then returned a remarkable 13-10-9-5 and Mark Barlow took 3-2 as the visitors were bowled out for 79, of which Balfour made 30 at number eight. Monk Bretton’s win over Sprotbrough 2nds at the Castle Ground was equally emphatic. Ashley Clayton (13-8-8-4) led the way when they bowled their visitors out for 63, then Harrison Hayes contributed an unbeaten 33 as the hosts passed their modest target for the loss of two wickets in the 11th over. Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds moved level with Bradfield in third place after a five-wicket win over Kexborough at Bence Lane. Joseph Bullock (59) and Matthew Wood (40 not out) helped the hosts to 191-9, Dilshan Sukumar taking 4-57, before Adil Nasim (38) and Joseph Boyden (42) added 65 for the second-wicket to give the visitors a platform for victory. Bavasuthan Selvanayagam (37 not out) then saw his side home in the 43rd over. Cawthorne 2nds moved up to fifth place with a five-wicket win at home to Millhouses Works. The visitors had their middle order to thank for their 214-7, Noah Ellis (34), Eisa Hussain (40), Brad Simpson (33) and George Henderson (37 not out) all contributing brisk runs, whilst home skipper Ryan Bradshaw took 3-56. Bagshaw (44) then ensured his side got off to a decent start, after which Lewis Skelly (33) and Luke Aitken (37) put on 58 for the fourth wicket, before Spencer Wiles (42 not out) and keeper Joseph Hayes (30 not out) added an unbroken 75 for the sixth to take their side home with seven balls to spare. Skipper Todd Saxelby (97) and Thomas Duffield (50) added 135 for the third wicket as Frecheville Community posted 268-8 against Stocksbridge at Bracken Moor. Earlier Daniel Kempton had made 37 at the top of the order, whilst Andrew Hibbert (3-29) and Joe Hibbert (3-43) were the pick of the hosts’ attack. Joe Hibbert (36) and Jack Murfin (42) top-scored in Stockbridge’s reply, but David Ratcliffe was the match-winner with 5-67 and they were all out for 183. After a good start, Worsbrough Bridge have now lost four on the trot, the latest coming at home to Caribbean Sports. The hosts decided to bat first and were totally indebted to skipper Alex Littlewood, whose unbeaten 122 off 136 balls took them to 181-8 after Waqar Arshad had taken 4-27 for the visitors. Mazar Sharif (65) prevented a complete top order collapse against Liam Levitt (4-43), who took four early wickets, and he added 75 for the fifth wicket with Ijar Riaz (44) as his side passed their target with three wickets and five overs to spare.
Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds have returned to the top of Division 4 after a resounding win over Higham. Ian Norton (101 off 89 balls) and Joshua Hartfield (62) put on 137 for the hosts’ second wicket at Woolley, before they were pegged back by Joseph Green (6-66) and Ben Wood (4-44), and were all out for 242. Callum Bailey (3-36) and Tom Butcher (6-21) then bowled the visitors out for 108, despite 45 from Rikki Sephton. Whiston Parish Church 2nds moved into second place with an excellent win over overnight leaders Thorncliffe & Wentworth at Church Fields. Keeper Darren Schofield (56) and James Brown (37) led the way as the visitors posted 201-9, but in reply Dale Stanley scored 41 off 32 balls out of an opening stand of 46 with Harrison Struggles (39), who then added 71 for the second wicket with Mussa Chaudhry (73 not out). Skipper Scott Wilson (38 not out) then joined Chaudhry and the pair enjoyed an unbroken partnership of 85 to take their side to victory with eight wickets and six overs to spare. After a poor start, Wombwell Main have now won four on the spin to move into the top four. On Saturday, a second-wicket stand of 75 between Daniel Ravenscroft (62) and Thomas Goldsby-West (34) enabled them to post 200-8 at home to Handsworth Junior SC, for whom Mirza Ali took 4-38. Richard Wilkinson then took 6-39 as the visitors were all out for 158, Ali completing a fine all-round game for the losers with 48 off 46 balls. Completing the top half of the table, Rockingham Colliery 2nds moved up to within four points of Sheffield Collegiate 4ths, whom they beat by seven wickets at Hoyland Common. Benjamin Shore (3-25) and Elliot Kay (3-15) helped bowl the visitors out for 104, before Enzo Campagna’s unbeaten 46 took the hosts to victory in the 25th over. Harry Bellwood (42), Travis Cresswell (46) and Alfie Pierson (43 not out) helped Doncaster Town 3rds to 216-9 against Barnby Dun at Finningley, Jay Horne taking 4-41 for the visitors. Joe Woodiwiss (4-18) and Archie Pierson (3-11) then bowled Barnby Dun out for 73. The battle of the bottom two saw Silkstone United draw level with Upper Haugh 2nds at Barnsley Road. Christopher Barraclough (5-15 in ten overs) led the way as the visitors were bowled out for 93, Connor Sanderson (31) and Gurvinder Singh (32) providing the only real resistance. Joseph Atkinson (30 not out) and skipper Jakob Taylor (31) then added 74 for the third wicket to see their side to a seven-wicket win in the 26th over.
Conisbrough 2nds have increased their lead in Division 5 to eight points following a crushing 155-run win at home to Penistone 2nds. Graham Skelton (49), skipper Ben Scott (56) and Joe Haigh (34) helped the hosts to 235-8, despite John Dalton’s 4-56, before Craig Jackson (4-26) and Tom Humphries (4-29) hustled the visitors out for 80. Hallam 3rds moved up to second place by making short work of Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds at Sandygate. Jim Lee (4-8) and Chris Brownlee (6-23) shot the visitors out for 39 and the hosts passed their target in the ninth over with eight wickets in hand. Rotherham Town 2nds slipped to third after a four-wicket defeat to Sheffield United 2nds at Bawtry Road. Skipper Cameron McLean and Luke Thornton (33 not out) rescued the visitors from 97-8 with an unbroken 58-run ninth-wicket partnership to take them to 155-8; Hasan Yasin (4-44) and Tawqeer Hussain (3-29) having done the earlier damage. Skipper Hussain (35) and Talib Hussain (51 not out) then saw the hosts home with six overs to spare, Omar Budoo taking 3-38 for Town. Darfield 2nds leapfrogged Fishlake into fifth place after coming out on top in a tight game at Pinfold Lane. Charlie Metcalfe (37) and keeper Sam Potts (47 not out) helped the hosts to 162 all out, Jack Parkinson taking 4-45, before Jordan Watson (38) played a captain’s innings to see his side to their target with two wickets and 14 balls to spare. Shiregreen 2nds posted a very competitive 236-5 against Whiston Forge at Guilthwaite Hill, thanks to Ihtisham Mohammed (50), skipper Nazan Mohammed (77) and Khurram Shazad (74 off 40 balls). Steve Cowles took three wickets for the hosts, for whom Kristian Lee Green top-scored with 70, as they fell 22 runs short of their target, Ihtisham taking 3-35. Coal Aston 2nds recorded a massive 299-run win over Maltby Miners Welfare at Stonelow after reaching 331-7 in their 46 overs. Luke Park (109 off 101 balls) added 73 for the second wicket with Brett Pickford (63) and 80 for the third with Ben Vandrill (54); Zac Trower weighing in towards the end with 33 off 21 balls; whilst there were three wickets for Shaik Azeez. Four bowlers then shared the wickets as the visitors were shot out for 32, Edward Rabjohn taking 3-7.
An easy win for Division 6 leaders Ackworth 2nds saw them beat a depleted Green Moor 2nds by ten wickets at the Boot & Shoe ground. Brandon Cooke took 3-1 off seven balls as the visitors were dismissed for 51, and the hosts reached their target without loss of wicket in just seven overs. Whitley Hall 3rds kept up the pace, two points behind in second, with a nine-wicket win over Mexborough Athletic at the Beecroft Estates ground. Matthew Brown (3-22) and Joe Chatterton (4-19) did most of the damage as the hosts were bowled out for 117, opener John Chantry top-scoring with 49. Elliott Ashton (38) and Charlie Wragg (40 not out) put on 60 for the visitors’ first wicket, before Ben Gillott came in to complete the job in the 21st over, scoring 36 not out off 22 balls. Wickersley Old Village 3rds had a five-wicket win over Norton Oakes 2nds at Thorncliffe, where the home side were all out for 119 batting first. Seth Warrington made 47 for the visitors, Alfie Berry (3-26) and Muraad Ghani (4-33) doing most damage with the ball. Peter Smith got the hosts off to a start with 31, but at 68-5 the game was in the balance. Yousaf Ghani and skipper Richard Berry then completed the job in the 34th over with an unbroken sixth-wicket stand of 52. A third consecutive win by Sheffield University Staff, this time over Higham 2nds at Royd Lane, sees them in fourth place. Paul Wroe (34), Dairen Hirst-Spalding (33) and skipper Richard Ives (33) helped their side to 145 all out, Aden Biddle (4-38) and Waqas Tanveer (4-38) amongst the wickets for the visitors. Bhavika Kolyiabandara (45) and BalaMurali Poddar (46 not out) then saw the visitors home by seven wickets in the 28th over. After last weekend’s big scoring, Handsworth Junior SC 2nds had to be content with a more conservative 207-7 at home to Caribbean Sports 2nds. Saiful Alam Nairy provided the backbone of the innings with 94, and he was joined in an 80-run seventh-wicket stand by Waqas Rashid (50 not out), whilst Awais Amjad took 3-46 for the visitors. Junaid Javaid was the match-winner with 4-52 as Caribbean were bowled out for 192 in the second innings, Ikram Amjad top-scoring with 42 whilst Hasan Ali, Shabaz Qadeer and Hamzah Hussain all scored thirties in a spirited reply. Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds came out on top in a low-scoring affair at the Sands after putting Brookhouse in to bat and bowling them out for 79, Nick Cutts taking 5-39 and Noah Jackson 3-11. Liam Woodward took 4-39 when the hosts replied, but they still reached their target with four wickets in hand in the 18th over.
Hatfield Town 2nds retained their 100% record and lead Division 7 after a 95-run win over Houghton Main 2nds at Carr Side Lane. Carl Walton (76), Evan Snook (54 not out) and Luke Black (34) took the hosts to 236-7, despite three wickets from Adil Muhammed, before Shezad Hussain led them to victory with 3-36. Adil (32) and Tahir Nawaz (38) top-scored for the visitors. Second-placed Warmsworth 2nds had a comfortable win over Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths at Common Lane. Jonathan Iball (30), skipper Kevin Pearson (70) and Martin Spaven (46 not out) helped the hosts to 207-5, then Joe Stringfellow (3-30) set them on their way to a 51-run victory, despite Harveer Batth’s unbeaten 49. Les Harris (5-37) and Callum Haywood (3-22) helped Stocksbridge 2nds dismiss Frecheville Community 2nds for 98 before James Hague (35 not out) steered them to a five-wicket win in the 31st over. Dan Pawley’s 77, supported by Tom Endacott (31), with whom he added 74 for the third wicket, enabled Millhouses Works 2nds to reach 180-8 against Scholes & Harley at Millhouses Park, Callum Sverdloff taking 3-33 for the visitors. Skipper Peter Dearden (39), Jamie Oliver (36) and Travis Grierson (38) all got starts for the visitors, but none went on to play the major innings that would have won the game for their side, and they finished ten runs short. Mexborough Athletic 2nds conceded their game away to Eden Grove Parklands.
The top two in Division 8 met at Rawmarsh, where leaders Upper Haugh 3rds had a two-wicket win over Adwick-le-Street. After electing to bat first, the visitors found life difficult against William Adams (5-42), Nick Bisby top-scoring with 31. The hosts didn’t find it much easier, and were 62-5 when skipper Tim Whitehouse came to the crease. His 32 off 27 balls proved decisive, and Upper Haugh won with 13 overs to spare, despite three wickets each for Christopher Jeeves and Bisby. Doncaster Town 4ths are now second after a 36-run win over Norton Woodseats 2nds at Matthews Lane. Having been put in to bat, the visitors struggled until Olly Wilds came in to play the decisive innings of 52 off 50 balls at number 5, whilst Taha Sajid took 3-25 for the hosts. Facing a modest target of 118, Woodseats found batting just as difficult, Ryan Marsh taking 4-16 in ten overs as they were bowled out for 82, of which keeper William Sammons made 31. At Park Road, visitors Wombwell Main 2nds were put in to bat by Worsbrough Bridge 2nds and reached 178-8 thanks to Adam Wallace (51) and Adam Carnall (30 not out), whilst Ethan Sefton took 3-43 for the hosts. In reply, the hosts were 21-3, and only whilst Sefton (36) and Phil Smith (32) were adding 57 for the fourth wicket did a home win look on the cards. But three wickets each for Sam Walters and Joe May swung the game the visitors’ way, and they won by 60 runs. A short game at Wentworth saw Thorncliffe and Wentworth 2nds bowled out for just 35 after electing to bat first, Colin Deakin (10-7-7-5) and Andy Taylor (3-21) doing most of the damage for visitors Monk Bretton 2nds, who won by ten wickets in the sixth over. Silkstone United 2nds made 212-5 against Wath 3rds at Stainborough. Keeper Philip Ruston (42) and Lucas Quilter (63) got them off to a fine start with 82 for the first wicket, and forties from Alfie Rose and Ian Wrightson pressed home their advantage. In reply, Joe Dickinson (48) and Charlie Aston (36) were the main contributors, but Rhys Willford took 3-29 to help the visitors to a 34-run win.
Division 9 leaders Elsecar 3rds beat Whiston Forge 2nds in a low-scoring game at the Al-Murad Stadium on Sunday. After being put in to bat, the hosts were all out for 90, Andrew Lingard taking 3-19 for Forge and opener Joe Pearson (31) top-scoring for the hosts. Pearson then ran through the visitors’ top order, taking 6-14, as they were bowled out for 50. Barnby Dun 2nds held on to second place with a seven-wicket win at home to Dearne. Skipper Connor Turford made 54 for the visitors after they decided to bat first, Nick Ashton taking 6-22 for the hosts. In reply, Sam Connick (66) was the match-winner for Barnby Dun, who won with 17 overs to spare. Fishlake 2nds are joint third after a comfortable win over Scholes & Harley 2nds at Scholes. Keeper Paul Trimmingham (112 from 110 balls) was the star man, and he shared a second wicket stand of 75 with Jacob Meehan (35) as he led his side to 219-5, despite Callum Jones’ 3-47. Tight bowling restricted the hosts to 139-6 in reply, Jeff Dinsdale taking 3-17 in nine overs after keeper Ian Couldwell (37) and Paul Wilkinson had put on 75 for the first wicket. Brookhouse 2nds were put in to bat by Eden Grove Parklands 2nds at Rose Lane, where they reached a respectable 184 all out; Ashley Wilson top-scoring with 73, Callum Freeman (3-51) and Daisy Bayes (4-24) doing most damage with the ball. In reply, Liam Taylor (79 not out) and Bradley Nicholson (65) put on 132 for the first wicket to all but guarantee victory for the visitors, who won with five wickets and nine overs left.
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