Senior Section round-up 7 August - Part I
Posted on 11th August 2021 at 11:41
Aston Hall 2nds v Treeton 2nds
Treeton 2nds picked up yet another win to see them out of danger and leave Aston Hall 2nds languishing at the bottom of the table. Playing at their home ground, Aston Hall chose to bat first after winning the toss but failed to make an imposing score as they were bowled out with 2.5 overs left. A 50 partnership between their openers, Yvonne Graves and Stan Ashton, was a good start but soon turned to disappointment as several of the top and middle order got themselves in without converting their efforts into big scores. Omar Wiggins ended top scorer with a quick-fire 42 in 25 balls, with Matt Lambert taking 5-43 for Treeton, including the home side’s top four batsmen. The target was 170 for the away side, a target that was reached in just 29.1 overs as the seven players to bat scored fluently. Umair Tariq started the pursuit well at the top of the order as he top scored with 49 (56 balls) and, after he was removed, a collective middle order effort got them over the line.
Aston Hall 2 169 (47.1) Omar Wiggins 42, Michael Hunter 3-59, Matt Lambert 5-43
Treeton 2 170-5 (29.1) Umar Tariq 49, Edward Brunton 31
Treeton 2nds (9pts) beat Aston Hall 2nds (0) by five wickets
Hallam 2nds v Upper Haugh
Upper Haugh dropped to sixth in the table as Hallam 2nds picked up a crucial win in their efforts for survival. The home side started Saturday well in the mix at the bottom but bowled their visitors out cheaply to give them breathing space. It was Upper Haugh who won the toss and decided to bat first but failed to put together the partnerships required to score a big total. Shezad Shah top-scored with just 33 (57) at number five as all the top order got in and got out before the lower order collapsed to see them 150 all out. James Chetwood took the plaudits for Hallam as he picked up season-best figures of 5-27. The chase, however, was far from straight forward for Hallam, especially after five straight wickets from Tom Bolland saw their entire top order back in the pavilion. Important cameos from Zohaib Hassan, Neil Stewart, Jim Lee, Seb Wainwright and Chetwood, who ended top scorer, saw them to the win with just two wickets to spare.
Upper Haugh 150 (39) Shezad Shah 33, Jim Lee 3-44, James Chetwood 5-27
Hallam 2 151-8 (45.4) James Chetwood 37, Tom Bolland 5-56
Hallam 2nds (9pts) beat Upper Haugh (2) by two wickets
Rotherham Town v Wakefield Thornes 2nds
Rotherham Town got the better of Wakefield Thornes 2nds in a low scoring encounter to move within touching distance of Green Moor in second. After electing to bowl, the home side will have been riding high as they bowled out their visitors for just 89 in 30.4 overs. It was a score that could’ve been even worse for Wakefield Thornes as were 37-8 before an unbeaten 36 (44) Ayaz Ali Masood helped them recover. Tuffail Dar did most of the damage as he picked up 4-17 in 13 overs. The chase was relatively easy for Town but they will have been frustrated to lose six wickets on their way to the win, with three batsmen getting ducks. Waseem Dar and Waqas Mahroof saw them there after Talha Shaheer had top-scored with 31(41).
Wakefield T 2 89 (30.4) Ayaz Ali Masood 36*, Tuffail Dar 4-17
Rotherham T 93-6 (20.3) Talha Shaheer 31, James Donnachie 3-31
Rotherham Town (9pts) beat Wakefield Thornes 2nds (1) by four wickets
Sheffield United v Green Moor
Sheffield United picked up a surprise win as Green Moor once again faltered in their pursuit of promotion. The win saw United move up to eleventh, still with work to do to move away from trouble. The home side put their high-flying visitors in to bat and will have felt they let the game slip away from them slightly as Green Moor totted up 202 runs in their 50 overs. Ben Simpson and Wayne Hughes scoring 68 (130) and 62 (54) respectively in contrastingly-paced innings. United’s top order soon brought the target within reach, however, as they saw their side to 190-5 with fifties from Danuka Hettiarachchi and Fazil Reza. There was a then a wobble, as they lost three wickets for two runs, but Mihindukulusuriya Harsha Perera was there at the end to see his side to a highly important win.
Green Moor 202-8 (50) Ben Simpson 68, Wayne Hughes 62, Lahiru Lihinikadu 3-45
Sheffield U 203-8 (44.4) Mohammed Altaf Khan 38, Danuka Hettiarchchi 60, Fazil Reza 51
Sheffield United (9pts) beat Green Moor (2) by two wickets
South Kirkby Colliery v Darfield
Darfield are sitting pretty in fourth as a strong batting display saw them win comfortably at South Kirkby. Kastun Stoute was their star man at the top of the order again as he scored a brilliant 114 from just 84 balls in an innings that included 19 boundaries. His innings was backed up by 49 from Spencer Lavender as the away side made their way to an imposing 251 all out in 48.5 overs. Liam Rollin came away with five-fer for South Kirkby but conceded 68 runs as their bowling attack were punished by the in-form Stoute. The hosts started well in reply to the target as James Antony Butler and Jake Rimmington scored 43 and 53 respectively at the top of the order. After they were removed, however, they lost eight wickets for just 51 runs to see them collapse from 121-2 to 172 all out with wickets shared between four Darfield bowlers.
Darfield 251 (48.5) Kastun Stoute 114, Spencer Lavender 49, Philip Howell 3-58, Liam Rollin 5-68
South Kirkby C 172 (43.4) James Butler 43, Jake Rimmington 53, Idris Khan 3-29
Darfield (9pts) beat South Kirkby Colliery (0) by 79 runs
Whitley Hall 2nds v Shiregreen
Whitley Hall 2nds’ decision to field first proved costly as Shiregreen secured top spot with an excellent batting display. It was a collective effort from the away side’s top order which saw them to a large total as only Marshall Zeeshan failed to make it to double figures in their top six. Opener Aamar Khan was the only one to pass fifty, however, and his 82 (114) was outstanding in an impressive team performance. The home side didn’t start nearly well enough in reply, falling to 73-5, and despite an excellent 56 (26) from Liam Bacon at number eight, they never really recovered. Of the eight bowlers used by Shiregreen, Muhammed Ishtiaq came away with the best figures, claiming four wickets in just 4.2 overs as their hosts ended 69 runs short.
Shiregreen 277-9 (50) Aamer Khan 82, Zulfiqar Ali 42, Hammad Usman 32, Kamran Khan 49, Liam Bacon 3-88, Sam Chatterton 3-79
Whitley Hall 2 208 (48.2) Liam Bacon 56, Abdul Latif 3-21, Muhammad Ishtiaq 4-32
Shiregreen (9pts) beat Whitley Hall 2nds (1) by 69 runs
Doncaster Town 2nds v Coal Aston
This top-of-the-table clash resulted in a great win for Coal Aston in second, as they beat table-toppers Doncaster Town by four wickets. An opening stand of 86 between Jack Woodiwiss and Oliver Cheesewright gave the home side a good base, before captain Warren Graca weighed in with the top score of 53. Jack Hall got the visitors off to a positive start in reply with 55 off 58 balls, before wicket-keeper Nick Tye took over with a responsible unbeaten 62 to see his side home. Graca was the most successful Town bowler, whilst young Harry Zuurbier took 2-50.
Doncaster T 2 210-7 (50) Oliver Cheesewright 36, Jack Woodiwiss 40, Warren Graca 53*
Coal Aston 211-6 (47.3) Jack Hall 55, Nick Tye 62*, Daniel Hemingway 33, Warren Graca 3-58
Coal Aston (9pts) beat Doncaster Town 2nds (1) by four wickets
Monk Bretton v Thorncliffe
Third-placed team Monk Bretton had a comfortable six-wicket win over relegation-threatened Thorncliffe. At 91-1, with Darren Schofield and Jacob Grubb (29) going well, but they collapsed to 138-7 before James Brown (26) led lower order resistance. Ashley Clayton, with 3-20 in 15 overs was outstanding for the home side. Opener Corey Roebuck ensured that Monk Bretton got off to a sound start in reply, and his 77-run third-wicket partnership with Daniel Taylor proved decisive. Daniel Bryning then saw them home with a flourish, hitting an unbeaten 27 off 14 balls.
Thorncliffe 181-9 (50) Darren Schofield 46, Ashley Clayton 3-20
Monk Bretton 184-4 (47.3) Corey Roebuck 62, Daniel Taylor 51
Monk Bretton(9pts) beat Thorncliffe (0) by six wickets
Norton Woodseats v Frecheville Community
Norton Woodseats triumphed in a tight low-scoring game at home to Frecheville Community. Four wickets each from Daniel Turner and Aamir Ashfaque made batting difficult for the visitors, who were 72-7 before Adam Buckle’s defiant 42 gave his side some hope. Woodseats lost two early wickets, but a third-wicket stand of 85 between Joshua Cross and Daniel Turner put them in control at 119-2. Michael Donson then precipitated a collapse as six wickets fell for 16 runs to make it a nervy finish. Woodseats move up to a comfortable fifth, whilst Frecheville are just inside the relegation zone.
Frecheville C 136 (36.4) Adam Buckle 42, Daniel Turner 4-42, Aamir Ashfaque 4-34
Norton Woodseats 137-8 (31.3) Joshua Cross 39, Daniel Turner 36, Michael Donson 5-38
Norton Woodseats (9pts) beat Frecheville Community (2) by two wickets
Sheffield Collegiate 3rds v Norton Oakes
Norton Oakes hopes of avoiding the drop got a great boost as they beat local rivals fourth-placed Sheffield Collegiate 3rds. Visiting opener Rob Drinkwater got his side off to a positive start, and after he was out at 83-2, Iwan Hutchings took over with an unbeaten half-century. Zac Trower helped Hutchings end the innings with a flourish as they added 37 in an unbroken eighth-wicket stand. Reuben Bagge then took the prized wicket of veteran Collegiate run-scorer Nick Gaywood for just eight, and only Tom Hancock of the first six batsmen reached double figures. Jonathan Udall and Adrian Meadows added 45 for the seventh wicket, but after they were parted at 138, the last four wickets fell for just eight runs, three to Daniel Baldwin.
Norton Oakes 189-7 (50) Rob Drinkwater 52, Iwan Hutchings 69*, Lewis Bent 3-48
Sheffield C 3 146 (49.3) Tom Hancock 42, Adrian Meadows 35, Callum East 3-59, Daniel Baldwin 3-16
Norton Oakes (9pts) beat Sheffield Collegiate 3rds (1) by 43 runs
Thorpe Hesley & High Green v Elsecar 2nds
Thorpe Hesley & High Green kept some distance from the relegation zone with a narrow win over bottom-of-the-table Elsecar 2nds. From 44-3, a fourth-wicket stand of 105 between James Martin and Jack Myers gave the home side the basis of their winning score. Jonathan Davies dismissed both, taking 4-37 to ensure the lower order could not capitalise. The visitors slumped to 27-4 before the experienced pair of captain Andrew Ivill and Jason Meadows added 92 for the fifth wicket. But Myers completed a fine all-round game by dismissing both and the dangerous Shaun Pedler (23) to ensure the win.
Thorpe Hesley & High Green 179-9 (40) James Martin 69, Jack Myers 50, Matthew Tonks 3-38, Jonathan Davies 4-37
Elsecar 2 168-7 (40) Jason Meadows 37, Andrew Ivill 68, Jack Myers 4-28
Thorpe Hesley & High Green (9pts) beat Elsecar 2nds (2) by 11 runs
Wickersley Old Village 2nds v Worsbrough Bridge
Lowly Worsbrough Bridge gained a comfortable win over sixth-placed Wickersley Old Village to give them hope of avoiding the drop. After an indifferent start, they compiled an impressive 223 all out with Shak Jamil and Alex Charlesworth leading the recovery. The home side’s opening bowler Toby Smeaton was the most successful with five wickets, albeit they were quite expensive. The second-wicket pair of Adam Bashford and Rob Jones gave Wickersley a decent start, but the rest of the batting struggled against Adam Robinson and Ethan Sefton, and they finished well short.
Worsbrough Bridge 223 (46.5) Shak Jamil 50, Alex Charlesworth 41, Toby Smeaton 5-80
Wickersley OV 2 169 (38.3) Adam Bashford 43, Rob Jones 34, Adam Robinson 5-41, Ethan Sefton 3-30
Worsbrough Bridge (9pts) beat Wickersley Old Village 2nds (1) by 54 runs
Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds v Kexborough
Kexborough crushed Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds at Woolley to move up to fourth in the table. The home side elected to bat first, but things soon went pear-shaped and they were eventually bowled out for just 47 in 38.4 overs. Only two batsmen made it to double figures, and none made it above twenty as scoring runs looked difficult. Five bowlers were used by Kexborough and all took wickets; Andrew Greaves took 3-12, and Lewis Bray removed two batsmen in a four-ball spell to finish the innings. The chase was never going to be a tough one for the away side, and so it proved with only one wicket falling. Joseph Bullock saw his side home with an unbeaten 27 off 36 balls.
Barnsley WM 3 47 (38.4) Andrew Greaves 3-12
Kexborough 50-1 (10.5)
Kexborough (9pts) beat Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds (0) by nine wickets
Maltby Miners Welfare v Rockingham Colliery 2nds
Although still in deep trouble, Maltby Miners Welfare pulled off a massive win, beating Rockingham Colliery 2nds to swap places with them and leave the visitors at the bottom of the league. Maltby were asked to bat first and posted an underwhelming 104; Callum Fuller scoring more than half their runs, whilst five batsmen recorded ducks. Both Matthew Cox and Shahid Mohammed took four wickets for Rockingham Colliery to leave them in what seemed to be a strong position. The visitors’ batting, however, capitulated as only Andy Shore made it to double figures in a disappointing display that saw them bowled out for just 46. Gary Mills was the hero for Maltby as his 5-16 ripped through their middle order to secure what turned out to be a comfortable victory.
Maltby MW 104 (23.3) Callum Fuller 59, Matthew Cox 4-40, Shahid Mohammed 4-12
Rockingham C 2 46 (27.1) Gary Mills 5-16
Maltby Miners Welfare (9pts) beat Rockingham Colliery 2nds (0) by 58 runs
Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds v Silkstone United
Oughtibridge 2nds produced an impressive chase to beat relegation-threatened Silkstone United and stay in a relatively comfortable mid-table position. United won the toss and decided to bat first, a decision that appeared to be a good one as both openers fired. Robert Wade was the main man with 72, backed up by 31 from William Crowcroft but, remarkably, after they were removed, no other batsman made it to double figures. In a below-par innings of 151-8, Shahrukh Khan was the best bowler for Oughtibridge, ending with 4-41. The chase was not a given for the home side, but they made light work of it, losing only three wickets. Ismaeel Akram got them going at the top of the order and 44 not out from Shahrukh Khan finished off a good individual and team display.
Silkstone U 151-8 (40) Robert Wade 72, William Crowcroft 31, Rafiullah Ahmed 3-40, Shahrukh Khan 4-41
Oughtibridge WM 2 154-3 (33.1) Ismaeel Khan 58, Shahrukh Khan 44*
Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds (9pts) beat Silkstone United (0) by seven wickets
Penistone v Whiston Parish Church 2nds
Penistone secured top spot as a low-scoring encounter saw them come out on top at home to Whiston Parish Church 2nds, who are just one place above the relegation zone. The away side batted first, falling well below 100 in a hugely disappointing innings, that saw only Jonathan Rotchell make it to double figures with 18 not out, and extras were the next top score on 16. Scott Jones was the star man with the ball as he ended with 5-8, his best figures of the season. A second-wicket stand of 55 between Christoppher Walmsley and Tom Reid guaranteed their side a straightforward win.
Whiston PC 2 73 (32.3) Scott Jones 5-8
Penistone 76-4 (17.4) Christopher Walmsley 31
Penistone (9pts) beat Whiston Parish Church 2nds (0) by six wickets
Sprotbrough 2nds v Tickhill 2nds
Sprotbrough 2nds recorded a massive total to sweep aside their visitors, Tickhill 2nds, and stay third in the table, also making up ground on Caribbean in second. All of the home side’s top five passed 30 and two passed fifty. Harry Graham, with 72 from just 50 balls, and Scott Sykes, provided the backbone of the innings with a third-wicket stand of 128, followed by an entertaining cameo from George Thompson (32 in 16 balls). Tickhill were up against it from the start, despite a quite brilliant 105 from just 79 balls from number four batsman Nick Page, who came in at 36-2 and was out at 188-7. It was Page’s second century of the season, but it could not prevent his side falling well short, and he was the first of George Thompson’s three victims at the end, as the all-rounder took 3-15 off 17 balls.
Sprotbrough 2 292-7 (46) Harry Thompson 40, Alex Rudkin 32, Scott Sykes 64, Harry Graham 72, George Thompson 32, Neil Conchie 3-38
Tickhill 2 199 (38.5) Paul Shepherd 36, Nick Page 105, George Thompson 3-15
Sprotbrough 2nds (9pts) beat Tickhill 2nds (0) by 93 runs
Wath 2nds v Caribbean Sports Club
Caribbean Sports lost top spot in the division when they were well beaten away at Wath 2nds. They would have been the happier team at the halfway point though, as they limited their hosts to 169-9 after electing to bowl first. Arslan Tariq took his eighth five-fer of an impressive season, and whilst Stephen Cook top scored for Wath with 63 at the top of the order, the innings faltered lower down. Caribbean, however, never got anywhere close in their reply. Bjorn Taylor top scored with just 15, whilst Mark Wilson, Kelham Bennett and Sam Whitlam took three wickets each for Wath, who are now in a comfortable fifth place.
Wath 2 169-6 (46) Stephen Cook 63, Sam Whitlam 36, Arslan Tariq 5-44
Caribbean SC 76 (47.4) Mark Wilson 3-11, Kelham Bennett 3-24, Sam Whitlam 3-18
Wath 2nds (9pts) beat Caribbean Sports Club (0) by 93 runs
Cawthorne 2nds v Fishlake
Cawthorne consolidated their fourth place with a narrow win over Fishlake, who are now in serious relegation trouble. Ryan Bagshaw was amongst the wickets again after the home side asked their visitors to bat first. Only Charlie Metcalfe at the top of the order got on top of the bowling with 37 off 46 balls before Fishlake subsided to 68-7. Devon Slack (12) and James Yeaman (19*) added 24 for the eighth wicket to alleviate further embarrassment for the visitors. But Cawthorne did not find batting easy either, and no-one reached twenty as Frederick Stevens and Richard Copley took three wickets each. The home side just got over the line with two wickets and two balls to spare.
Fishlake 92-8 (30) Charlie Metcalfe 37, Ryan Bagshaw 4-18
Cawthorne 2 95-8 (29.4) Frederick Stevens 3-15, Richard Copley 3-20
Cawthorne 2nds (9pts) beat Fishlake (2) by two wickets
Hallam 3rds v Higham
Another important win for Hallam, who are now only one place below safety, over a side two places above them. Robert Frost and Thomas Wills added 61 for the third wicket to provide the base for the home side’s winning score. In a game reduced to 32 overs a side, the top six for Higham all got starts, but no-one went on to produce a match-winning innings against a tight Hallam attack, in which Chris Brownlee and Matthew Kraus picked up a couple of wickets each.
Hallam 3 165-7 (32) Robert Frost 51, Thomas Wills 58
Higham 150-6 (32) Richard Heeley 38
Hallam 3rds (9pts) beat Higham (2) by 15 runs
Hampole & Skelbrooke v Millhouses Works
Hampole & Skelbrooke are looking doomed to relegation after another defeat, this time to Millhouses Works, who are one place above the relegation zone. After deciding to bat first, Alex Beresford took the home side to 64-1 before Tom Roper produced a devastating five-wicket spell and the last nine wickets fell for just 33. In reply, first Roper and then Kieran Mallett scored thirties to see their side to a comfortable win despite a fine spell from opening bowler James Beresford.
Hampole & Skelbrooke 97 (43) Alex Beresford 31, Oliver Wynn 3-6, Tom Roper 5-14
Millhouses W 98-3 (26) Tom Roper 30, Kieran Mallett 34*
Millhouses Works (9pts) beat Hampole & Skelbrooke (0) by seven wickets
Mexborough Athletic v Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths (cancelled due to Covid – match null & void)
Shiregreen 2nds v Sheffield Collegiate 4ths
Two of the top five met at Hatfield House Lane and it was the home side who came out just on top in a keenly-fought contest. An aggressive half-century from Michael Simpson took the visitors to 68-2 after they had elected to bat first, before skipper Tony Miller and Matthew Butler added 58 for the fifth wicket. A quick-fire unbeaten 40 from Ian Owens then took Collegiate to a very respectable 195-8. When Shiregreen batted, wickets fell regularly, with veteran Charlie Wall enjoying a fine five-wicket spell, and the home side slumped to 97-6. But a responsible unbeaten 47 from Adnan Khan, who enjoyed stands of 46 for the seventh wicket with Afzal Ahmed and 49 for the eighth with Zander Cohen, saw his side to a fine win.
Sheffield C 4 195-8 (46) Michael Simpson 55, Tony Miller 52, Matthew Butler 30, Ian Owens 40
Shiregreen 2 197-8 (43.4) Adnan Khan 47*, Zander Cohen 33, Charlie Wall 5-41
Shiregreen 2nds (9pts) beat Sheffield Collegiate 4ths (2) by two wickets
by Sam Chadwick & Tom Pratt
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