Senior Section round-up 18 September
Posted on 24th September 2021 at 08:43
Millhouses Works v Parkhead
A tremendous end-of-season finale between relegation-threatened Millhouses Works and leaders Parkhead left everyone wanting more cricket as the season ended. After Millhouses won the toss and batted, opener Tom Woods made an aggressive 67 off 54 balls to give the hosts a fine start. Both openers fell on 86, after which Nick Attrill and Eisa Hussain added 52. Three quick wickets then fell, but skipper Brad Simpson ensured that the advantage was not frittered away, adding 55 for the sixth wicket with George Henderson (20). In reply, A Parkhead lost an early wicket, but Harry Pollard and Richard Mathewson then added 97 for the second. Christian Millard’s 47 saw the visitors reach 193-4, and they looked in the box seat, but when Millard was run out by Eisa Hussain, five wickets fell for the addition of 16 runs and the leaders stumbled to 209-9. The last wicket pair of Tom Wellman and Ed Butcher then added 12 runs to bring their side tantilisingly close to victory, before Lee Stewart took his fifth wicket with three balls to go and four runs wanted by Parkhead. Deafeat was costly for the visitors as the nine points Bradfield obtained when Hampole & Skelbrook conceded, gave them the divisional title. Millhouses win though, enabled them to leapfrog Fishlake and secure their division 4 survival.
Millhouses W 225-7 (46) John Woods 67, Eisa Hussain 34, Brad Simpson 40
Parkhead 221 (45.3) Harry Pollard 58, Richard Mathewson 43, Christian Millard 47, Ian Davis 31, Lee Stewart 5-31
Millhouses Works (9pts) beat Parkhead (2) by four runs
Fishlake v Sheffield Collegiate 4ths
Millhouses' win meant Fishlake needed to beat Collegiate 4ths to stay up; however, they were on the end of 70-run defeat and were relegated to division 5. Collegiate were asked to bat first and despite middle-order batsman Lawrie Brennan’s half-century, the home side’s attack, well led by James Yeaman, bowled them out for a modest 136. But it was still way too many for Fishlake, who were skittled for just 66, with Mark Longley and Rafy Sharpe taking three wickets apiece, and they tamely succumbed to their fate.
Sheffield C 4 136 (46) Lawrie Brennan 52, James Yeaman 3-35
Fishlake 66 (25.2) Rafy Sharpe 3-8, Mark Longley 3-15
Sheffield Collegiate 4ths (9pts) beat Fishlake (0) by 70 runs
Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths v Hallam 3rds
Match conceded by Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths – Hallam 9pts; Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths – 6
Hampole & Skelbrooke v Bradfield Village Fellowship
Match conceded by Hampole & Skelbrooke – Bradfield Village Fellowship 9pts; Hampole & Skelbrooke – 6
Elsewhere, in the White Rose Yorkshire Premier Leagues Championship play-off-final, Castleford of Yorkshire Premier League North beat Woodlands of the Bradford League by six runs at Emerald Headingley. Having elected to bat first, Castleford made 241-9 in their 50 overs, former Sheffield United and Derbyshire opener Chesney Hughes leading the way with 61, whilst the wily old campaigner Chris Brice took 4-59 for the Bradford side. In reply, Woodlands, without overseas star Brad Schmulian, the match-winner at Brumby Hall the week before, came up just short despite a top score of 40 from Elliot Richardson at number nine, who rescued his side from 159-7. Jack Young, with 5-54, was the match-winner for Cas. We congratulate the winners on their well-deserved success and on becoming the first former Yorkshire League club to win the trophy.
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