Senior Section round-up 21 August - Part II
Posted on 26th August 2021 at 07:41
Coal Aston 2nds v Upper Haugh 2nds
Coal Aston 2nds convincingly beat Upper Haugh 2nds at Stonelow to move up to fourth place, and leave their opponents in just inside the relegation zone. In a shortened game of 36 overs per side, the home side batted first and posted a well above par 213-4. Opener Peter Millington top-scored, putting on 64 for the first wicket with Chris Timms. Junaid Abbas, Luke Park and Matthew Boreman built on their efforts in an impressive batting display. The visitors never really recovered from being 0-1 and sank to 60-5, before being all out for 120 all out. After his fine performance with the bat, Abbas was the main destroyer, picking up 6-33, his best figures of the season.
Coal Aston 2 213-4 (36) Peter Millington 60, Chris Timms 30, Junaid Abbas 43, Luke Park 44,
Upper Haugh 2 120 (26.4) Chris Pearson 31, Sean Hawkins 30, Junaid Abbas 6-33, Luke Park 3-30
Coal Aston 2nds (9pts) beat Upper Haugh 2nds (0) by 93 runs
Conisbrough 2nds v Rotherham Town 2nds
Conisbrough looked on course for a shock but much-needed win after they compiled a challenging score and had their visitors in trouble in their reply. A seventh-wicket stand of 81 between Ben Scott and Graham Skelton (26*) transformed the home side’s innings after they had been 98-6. Opening bowler Craig Jackson then took three early wickets and Rotherham were 38-3 when the rain came.
Conisbrough 2 189-7 (30) Danny Morton 36, Ben Scott 56, Luke Staveley 3-56, Hamid Khan 3-54
Rotherham T 2 38-3 (7) Craig Jackson 3-10
Match abandoned (3pts each)
Darfield 2nds v Handsworth Junior Sporting Club
Match cancelled (3pts each)
Kilnhurst Colliery v Penistone 2nds
Kilnhurst Colliery conceded (Penistone 2nds 9pts; Kilnhurst Colliery -6)
Norton Oakes 2nds v Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds
Norton Oakes 2nds beat Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds with some ease on their home ground, to keep up their hopes of staying in Division 5 next year. After losing the toss, the visitors decided to bat but underwhelmed in an innings shortened to 32 overs. Runs from the away side’s top order were not enough, and they fell from 78-2 to 103-9 in their allotted overs. Both Shaun Trower and Carl Fairhurst shared the plaudits as they took 4-29 and 4-30 respectively. Norton Oakes still required a relatively good chase in reply to see them over the line, and they completed it with ease as they got there in 12.3 overs with the loss of only a single wicket. Josh Thompson and Zac Trower shared an opening stand of 76, before Neil White and Thompson saw them to the victory, with the latter top-scoring on 49*(40).
Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2 103-9 (32) Chris Fisher 40, Shaun Trower 4-29, Carl Fairhurst 4-30
Norton Oakes 2 104-1 (12.3) Josh Thompson 49*, Zac Trower 38
Norton Oakes 2nds (9pts) beat Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds (0) by nine wickets
Whiston Forge v Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds
Whiston Forge’s hopes of promotion are well and truly alive as they swept aside Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds on their home ground to move level on average points with second-placed Rotherham Town 2nds. The hosts put their visitors into bat and never really looked back from that point on, as they bowled them out for just 58. Only three Bradfield batters made it into double figures, and none passed 20 as wickets were shared between the Whiston Forge bowling attack. Only Steve Cowles fell in pursuit of the meagre target, as Kristian Lee-Green and Adam Purhouse carried their side home with ease, ending on 30*(23) and 22*(15) respectively.
Bradfield VF 2 58 (29.2) Michael Raleigh 3-9
Whiston F 61-1 (7.2) Kristian Lee-Green 30*
Whiston Forge (9pts) beat Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds (0) by nine wickets
Green Moor 2nds v Caribbean Sports Club 2nds
Caribbean elected to bat first at Green Moor, and after Basharat Ali (21) and Gilbert Whyte had given them a platform to build on, only Hamzah Hussain, with a fine 50, really got on top of the bowling. Ben Askey took four wickets in his seven-over spell, and after David Ward took the wicket of Hussain, a late flourish took Caribbean to a competitive score. Green Moor had made a positive start in response when the rain came.
Caribbean SC 2 167-9 (30) Gilbert Whyte 30, Hamzah Hussain 50, Ben Askey 4-40
Green Moor 2 64-1 (11)
Match abandoned (3pts each)
Millhouses Works 2nds v Sheffield United 2nds
Millhouses Works 2nds conceded (Sheffield United 2nds 9pts; Millhouses Works 2nds -3)
Thorncliffe 2nds v Brookhouse
After deciding to bat first, Thorncliffe had a decent start as Wayne Yellott and Luke Boyes put on 31 for the first wicket. But it all went downhill for the home side after that, and ten wickets fell for the addition of 47 runs, with Jasneet Gulati again amongst the wicktes. Only 14 balls were possible in Brookhouse’s reply before rain brought the game to a premature end.
Thorncliffe 2 78 (24) Jasneet Gulati 3-22
Brookhouse 5-0 (2.2)
Match cancelled (3pts each)
Wentworth v Wickersley Old Village 3rds
Bottom-of-the-division Wentworth took on Wickersley Old Village, who are one place below safety and in need of points. After being put in to bat, the visitors lost four early wickets before Ben Wilson and Kamran Kayher (25) started to rebuild the damage. An unbeaten 39 from Sam Howe at number nine then gave them a total looked enough enough, and taking the impending bad weather into account, they declared their innings. In the home side's reply, wicket-keeper Ryan Whitehouse rescued them from 34-3, and the home side’s hopes were firmly pinned on him when the weather forced an abandonment.
Wickersley OV 3 155-8 dec (37) Ben Wilson 37, Sam Howe 39*, Michael Burney 3-37, Nicholas Hague 3-37
Wentworth 113-5 (29) Ryan Whitehouse 55*
Match abandoned (Wentworth 4pts; Wickersley Old Village 3rds 3)
Doncaster Town 4ths v Frecheville Community 2nds
Frecheville 2nds lost ground in their battle for promotion when they lost convincingly away at Doncaster Town 4ths, who needed the points in their own battle against relegation. After electing to field first, the visitors had Doncaster 37-3, but Ryan Alahakon and Jak Hotchkiss added 41 for the fourth wicket to effect a partial recovery. The home side then slipped to 113-7 before Charlie Graham, at number nine, added 59 with Oscar Jones to give his side a decent total to bowl against. The visitors never really got going in their reply, slipping to 56-8 before a cameo from Lee Ford at number ten spared them further blushes. Frecheville remain third, whilst Doncaster are just one place from safety.
Doncaster T 4 175-8 (40) Ryan Alahakon 46, Charle Graham 46, Adam Gibson 3-51
Frecheville C 2 105-9 (40) Sunjoon Son 3-10
Doncaster Town 4ths (9pts) beat Frecheville Community 2nds (0) by 70 runs
Fishlake 2nds v Harley
Harley easily overcame their hosts, Fishlake 2nds, to stay in with a slim chance of promotion in a game shortened to 25 overs per side. After choosing to bat, the home side will have been disappointed with their efforts, as only Jonathan Holmes passed 20. Callum Sverdloff picked up 3-25 and a run out in a good individual performance. Harley’s chase had a few minor hiccups as they lost four wickets in all, but the scoring rate was never going to be an issue and Sam Lowery (28) and Lee Moxon (27 not out) played measured knocks to see their side over the line with 2.3 overs to spare.
Fishlake 2 95-9 (25) Callum Sverdloff 3-25
Harley 100-4 (22.3)
Harley (9pts) beat Fishlake 2nds (0) by six wickets
Higham 2nds v Sprotbrough 3rds
Sprotbrough 3rds slipped up in their title chase but retained top spot when they lost away at Higham. After being put in to bat, Paul Wroe was the star man for Higham, as his 73 at the top of the order, backed up by 39 from Ian Gray, saw his team to a highly impressive 227 all out. After Sprotbrough lost two early wickets, a fine third-wicket stand between Nigel Young and Robbie Graves put them in a good position, but after both were out, wickets started to fall and they slipped to defeat against a varied attack. Higham gained nine very valuable points in their bid to avoid relegation.
Higham 2 227 (30) Paul Wroe 73, Ian Gray 39, Patrick Cook 5-47
Sprotbrough 3 157-7 (30) Robbie Graves 47, Nigel Young 59
Higham 2nds (9pts) beat Sprotbrough 3rds (0) by 70 runs
Scholes v Wath 3rds
Scholes’ declaration to beat the weather paid off, as they inflicted yet another defeat upon doomed Wath 3rds. After being put into bat by their visitors, the home side blasted their way to 199-3 in just 23.5 overs, thanks to an aggressive 94 off 67 balls, including 12 fours and 6 sixes, from Muhammed Adnan, before he was run out by Marc Evason. Skipper Ian Couldwell batted throughout, anchoring the innings with an unbeaten half-century and adding 154 for the second wicket with Adnan. In reply, Wath were simply overwhelmed, with Evason’s half-century the only highlight as wickets fell all around him. The win leaves Scholes still with a chance of staying in Division 7 next season.
Scholes 199-3 dec (23.5) Ian Couldwell 58*, Muhammad Adnan 94
Wath 3 114 (26.1) Mark Evason 58, Dean Oxley 4-25, David Watson 4-37
Scholes (9pts) beat Wath 3rds (0) by 85 runs
Silkstone United 2nds v Houghton Main 2nds
Silkstone United 2nds overcame Houghton Main 2nds in a tense finish at the Silkstone Cricket Field, although both teams still seem to have lost their battles against relegation. The visitors chose to bat first and, other than an unbeaten 28 from Nathan Barrowclough at number eight, were unable to back up Bilal Hussain’s excellent 91 with any other scores of substance. Opening bowler Sean Pitt was the star turn for the home side with a five-wicket haul. In reply, United lost three early wickets, but opener Joseph Atkinson stood firm, and he had valuable support in a fourth-wicket stand with Will Clegg, that proved the foundation for the home side’s thrilling two-wicket win.
Houghton M 2 163-7 (30) Bilal Hussain 91, Sean Pitt 5-23
Silkstone U 2 167-8 (30) Joseph Atkinson 89, Will Clegg 32, Nathan Barrowclough 3-32, Joe Hiles 4-46
Silkstone United 2nds (9pts) beat Houghton Main 2nds (2) by two wickets
Whitley Hall 3rds v Dearne
Whitley Hall 3rds comprehensively beat Dearne to stay in second place and make up ground on Sprotbrough 3rds above them. The high-fliers won the toss and put their visitors into bat in another shortened game. Only Chris Gamble made any sort of score for Dearne in a poor batting display which saw them finish on 76-8. All five Whitley Hall bowlers chipped in with wickets and Ben Gillott and Tom Brook both took two each. The home side lost three early wickets and slipped to 45-3, but skipper Nelson Windle (29 not out in 20 balls) stood firm and guided his side home in just the eleventh over.
Dearne 76-8 dec (16.4) Chris Gamble 33
Whitley Hall 3 80-3 (10.2)
Whitley Hall 3rds (9pts) beat Dearne (0) by seven wickets
Worsbrough Bridge 2nds v Warmsworth 2nds
Warmsworth 2nds’ straightforward win over lowly Worsbrough Bridge 2nds kept them above the relegation zone in Division 7. The visitors decided to bowl first and backed up that decision very well as they dismissed their hosts for just 95. Both Matthew Wilson and Ashley Hutt took three wickets, while Marcus Green came away with the best figures of 4-22. It was a score that could have been even worse for the home side, who fell to 23-6, but an impressive unbeaten 43 off 45 balls from John Hubery at number eight enabled them to get close to three figures. But Andy Matthews got Warmsworth off to a positive start in reply, and Mark Shanks (28*) and Vee Vardan finished the job in quick time.
Worsbrough Bridge 2 95 (25.4) Phil Smith 31, John Hubery 43, Matthew Wilson 3-16, Ashley Hutt 3-28, Marcus Green 4-22
Warmsworth 2 97-2 (17.3) Andy Matthews 31
Warmsworth 2nds (9pts) beat Worsbrough Bridge 2nds (0) by eight wickets
Brookhouse 2nds v Adwick-le-Street 2nds (cancelled due to Covid – match null & void)
Eden Grove Parklands 2nds v Wombwell Main 2nds – match cancelled (3pts each)
Kexborough 2nds v Mexborough Athletic 2nds
Second-placed Mexborough took advantage of the fact that no-one else played in the division to strengthen their position, with an eight-wicket win over Kexborough. Having asked the home side to bat first, Mexborough restricted them to 123-8 in a reduced-overs game. For even this modest score, the home side were indebted to Ethan Shillito, who scored 84 off 92 balls, whilst no-one else reached double figures against an attack, in which Saqib Mumtaz was the star turn. Mumtaz and David Jenkinson took their side to within sight of victory with a fine opening stand, and the visitors romped home with plenty of overs and wickets to spare.
Kexborough 2 123-8 (30) Ethan Shillito 84, Saqib Mumtaz 4-13
Mexborough A 2 125-1 (17) Saqib Mumtaz 43, Daniel Jenkinson 60*
Kexborough 2nds (9pts) beat Mexborough Athletic 2nds (0) by nine wickets
Rockingham Colliery 3rds v Upper Haugh 3rds
Upper Haugh 3rds conceded (Rockingham Colliery 3rds 9pts; Upper Haugh 3rds -3)
Sheffield United 3rds v Whiston Forge 2nds
Whiston Forge 2nds conceded (Sheffield United 3rds 9pts; Whiston Forge 2nds -3)
By Sam Chadwick & Tom Pratt
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