Championship round-up - 24 April
Posted on 29th April 2021 at 21:54
Cleethorpes v Aston Hall
Two of last week’s big winners faced each other this week at Cleethorpes, and the home team saw off the Aston Hall challenge quite emphatically. Sameera Sadamal (89) and Tom Rollinson (40) got the score ticking and Ian Mansfield (67*) saw them through to 257-6. Aston Hall needed some big innings of their own, but no-one managed to break through the tight Cleethorpes attack. Dean Smith made another 45, the same as last week, before he became one of Alex Osmond’s four wickets as Aston were bowled out for 134.
Cleethorpes 257-6 (50 overs) Sameera Sadamal 89, Tom Rollinson 40, Ian Mansfield 67*, Johannes Bothma 3-58
Aston Hall 134 (39.5) Dean Smith 45, Alex Osmond 4-40
Cleethorpes (12pts) beat Aston Hall (0) by 123 runs
Conisbrough v Sprotborough
There were over 500 runs scored at Conisbrough (but only three 6s). Sprotborough were in the runs for the second week in succession, making 274-9 with Daniel Wright 77 and a host of 30s and 40s from others. Will Scott (69) and Danyaal Latif (43) rescued Conisbrough after a disappointing start but wickets fell in the middle, orchestrated by Scott Mantovani (5-69), and it was left to Aaron Whitehead who backed up his own four wickets with 30 runs to take them to a very creditable 233 (all out in the last over) - still 41 behind.
Sprotborough 274-9 (50) Thomas Pepper 40, Richard Belk 30, Daniel Wright 77, Gordon Thomsen 33, Ash Ward 30, Aaron Whitehead 4-61
Conisbrough 233 (49.3) Will Scott 69, Danyaal Latif 43, Aaron Whitehead 30, Scott Mantovani 5-69
Sprotborough (12pts) beat Conisbrough (2) by 41 runs
Houghton Main v Barnsley Woolley Miners 2nds
Houghton Main disposed of Barnsley 2nds with great flourish. Michael Brown held up one end for 93* while Connor Fisher (50) and especially Yousaf Rehman (65* in 31 balls) made merry at the other. They closed on 250-5, which proved 150 too many for Barnsley who collapsed spectacularly at the start to 26-5 but managed a more respectable 101 all out by the end. Michael Bates picked up three wickets, although it was the almost unplayable Imran Khan with 2-7 in 9 overs (7 of which were maidens) who really did the damage.
Houghton M 250-3 (50) Michael Brown 93, Connor Fisher 50, Yousef Rehman 65*
Barnsley WM 2 101 (40.4) Michael Bates 3-29
Houghton Main (12pts) beat Barnsley Woolley Miners 2nds (0) by 149 runs
Rockingham Colliery v Whiston Parish Church
Hamzah Younis smashed 105 in 86 balls for Rockingham against Whiston, taking his team to 262-8, of which Aamir Jamal took 4-66. But that only set things up for Andy Tomlinson to score his second hundred in two innings which, thanks to Jamal’s 48*, was enough to take Whiston to 265-7 from the first ball of the last over. Nazakat Khan nearly pulled it round with 4-63. What a fantastic game for April!
Rockingham C 262-8 (50) Harry Grindle 30, Hamzah Younis 105, Andy Baker 31*, Aamir Jamal 4-66
Whiston PC 265-7 (49.1) Andrew Tomlinson 115, Aamir Jamal 48, Nazakat Khan 4-63
Whiston Parish Church (12pts) beat Rockingham Colliery (2) by three wickets
Warmsworth v Oughtibridge War Memorial
Warmsworth meanwhile, whom Whiston demolished last week, came back fighting against Oughtibridge and won a tight game; mainly thanks to a crucial partnership of 106 between Andrew Haywood (45) and Limar Pierce (94) which enabled them to finish on 209-7. Zeeshan Karamat was outstanding with 5-36 but it was Warmsworth’s Lewis Brown who had the crucial figures. His 4-26 in two balls less than 15 overs followed by a match-winning run out at the end, held Oughtibridge to 183 all out, 26 short with 26 balls to go. They must have rued their three run outs and the five innings of 20 or 30 that couldn’t go on to the bigger score they needed.
Warmsworth 209-7 (50) Andrew Haywood 45, Limar Pierce 94, Zeeshan Karamat 5-37
Oughtbridge WM 183 (45.4) Joseph Boyden 31, Naveed Shah 33, Lewis Brown 4-26
Warmsworth (12pts) beat Oughtibridge WM (2) by 26 runs
Wath v Sheffield Collegiate 2nds
Collegiate seconds got their first win with Wath left struggling to get their season started. Ed McKenna made 45* for Collegiate, most of which were made in a partnership of 61 with Andy Simpson, by some way the biggest of either innings, where, like the Warmsworth v Oughtibridge game, there were six might-have-been innings of 20 or 30. Rob Barlow and Shawn Hopkins took four wickets apiece for Wath, with the excellent Jonathan Plater taking three stumpings, but thanks to McKenna, Collegiate got to 177 and Wath could only manage 126. Lewis Hogg took four but Ben Fielding’s was the commanding spell for Collegiate with 3-28 in twelve overs.
Sheffield C 2 177 (46.5) Adam Burkinshaw 34, Ed McKenna 45*, Rob Barlow 4-35, Shawn Hopkins 4-39
Wath 126 (35.1) Lewis Hogg 4-33, Ben Fielding 3-28
Sheffield Collegiate 2nds (12pts) beat Wath (2) by 51 runs
So, after two games, Cleethorpes, Houghton Main, Sprotbrough and Whiston are joint top with maximum points. Just a few more games to go!
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