Premier division round-up - 1 May
Posted on 2nd May 2021 at 12:31
Wakefield Thornes triumphed in the match-of-the-day at Brumby Hall between two of the three sides unbeaten before the start of play; whilst Barnsley Woolley Miners retained their 100% record with a comfortable win at Baxter Field. Shaaiq Choudhry produced the performance of the day with 70 runs and five wickets in his side’s demolition of Cawthorne at Dark Lane. Doncaster Town beat Elsecar at Town Fields to leave only their visitors and Hallam without a win.
Appleby Frodingham v Wakefield Thornes
The visitors, having won the toss and elected to bat, found it hard going against the Steelmens’ attack, of which Kieran Lindley was the pick. Matt Jordan’s patient unbeaten half-century held the innings together, and his side were indebted to an unbroken ninth wicket stand of 38 – the biggest of the innings – between him and Tom Froggett, to give them a respectable score. The home side found runs just as hard to come by, and only when a fifth wicket stand of 40 between Lindley and Jack Harrison took them to 93-4 did a home win look a realistic possibility. But Brad Green put an end to their hopes with a fine spell of medium pace bowling, to earn his second five-wicket haul of the season.
Wakefield Thornes 172-8 (50) Matt Jordan 58*, Kieran Lindley 3-41
Appleby Frodingham 142 (40.3) Imran Maboob 3-23, Brad Green 5-41
Wakefield Thornes (12pts) beat Appleby Frodingham (2) by 30 runs
Cawthorne v Sheffield Collegiate
The visitors overcame the loss of openers Dan Priestley and Sam Hunt, with just 15 on the board, to post a formidable target after electing to bat. Jacob Waterson and Shaaiq Coundhry took the game away from the home side with a third-wicket stand of 108, and Josh White and Henry Eldred (29 in 20 balls) both joined Waterson in half-century stands. After a second-wicket stand of 57 between Michael Jepps and Taruwar Kohli, the home side’s innings subsided against Josh Varley and Shaaiq Choudhry, who enjoyed an outstanding game.
Sheffield Collegiate 266-6 (50) Jacob Waterson 76*, Shaaiq Choudhry 70, Josh Holling 3-52
Cawthorne 116 (40.2) Michael Jepps 36, Taruwar Kohli 33, Josh Varley 3-12, Shaaiq Choudhry 5-14
Sheffield Collegiate (12pts) beat Cawthorne (0) by 150 runs
Doncaster Town v Hallam
Skipper Bilal Anjam led his side to their first win of the season with a determined unbeaten 77, after electing to bat at Town Fields. Joe Gallagher (26) joined him in a key partnership of 55 for the fifth wicket, but run scoring was not easy against a tight attack. The visitors had lost half their side with 63 on the board before Jack Snelling joined Jamie Stone in a 53-run sixth-wicket stand. Hallam’s hopes were dashed when both fell for the addition of three runs to give the home side the upper hand, and the home side held their nerve to record a narrow win. Skipper Bilal enjoyed an excellent all-round game with two wickets and the key run out of Stone to add to his fine innings.
Doncaster Town 169-7 (50) Bilal Anjam 77*, Joe Cooper 3-59
Hallam 158-9 (50) Jamie Stone 37
Doncaster Town (12pts) beat Hallam (4) by 11 runs
Treeton v Elsecar
Treeton were put in to bat by the visitors, and after Joe Denby broke a 62-run third-wicket stand between Steve Foster and Viraj Bhosale, the home side’s innings subsided to 134-8 and the move looked to have paid off. But Will Street (34 off 31 balls) joined Andrew Joburns (25) in a crucial ninth wicket stand. Denby was the pick of the visitors’ attack with three wickets. Two early Vinnie Ogden wickets helped reduce the visitors to 36-3, and after skipper Peter Hadfield had helped Ian Swallow to add 45, only Swallow held up the Treeton attack. Will Street took three wickets in succession as Elsecar subsided to 139-8, after which Swallow was ninth out for the top score of the game.
Treeton 198 (49.1) Steve Foster 36, Viraj Bhosale 48, Will Street 34, Joe Denby 3-34
Elsecar 151 (45.3) Ian Swallow 73, Vinnie Ogden 3-33, Will Street 4-32
Treeton (12 pts) beat Elsecar (2) by 47 runs
Whitley Hall v Barnsley Woolley Miners
After Beck Frostick had dismissed Alex Fletcher and Chris Siddall with only 33 on the board, wickets fell steadily after the home side had elected to bat. Only Greig Batty and James Brown (29) offered much resistance against the visitors’ penetrative attack. Experienced skipper Jason Booth led the visitors reply against one of his former clubs with a patient half-century, adding 50 with Harpreet Singh Bhatia in a key second-wicket stand to put his side on top. When Booth was out at 118-4, one of three wickets for James Brown, Barnsley were in sight of a comfortable win to maintain their 100% start to the season.
Whitley Hall 154 (49.3) Greig Batty 32, Beck Frostick 3-24
Barnsley WM 155-5 (42.2) Jason Booth 54, James Brown 3-51
Barnsley Woolley Miners (12pts) beat Whitley Hall (0) by five wickets
Wickersley Old Village v Tickhill
After deciding to bat first, Wickersley lost two wickets with just seven runs on the board. Nathan Taylor and Johnny Younis then steadied the ship before Shanaal Hathan and skipper Gareth Purshouse added 86 in a fifth-wicket that give their side the initiative. Liam Heathcote’s aggressive 40 off 25 balls at the end gave his side a decent total to defend. After Ross Diver and Mark Cummins had put on 40 for the first wicket, none of the next five batsmen reached double figures as Iftikhar Afzal took four wickets in a match-winning spell. Cummins played a lone hand until he was out at 144-7, after which Skipper Alex Rowland (27) gave the innings some respectability, adding 49 in the company of Hugh Teesdale and Jack Marshall, before becoming Iftikhar’s fifth wicket.
Wickersley OV 228-8 (50) Shahjahan Younis 37, Shanaal Nathan 45, Gareth Purshouse 75*, Liam Heathcote 40, Hugh Teasdale 4-48
Tickhill 193 (42.4) Mark Cummins 46, Ross Diver 31, Iftikhar Afzal 5-54
Wickersley Old Village (12pts) beat Tickhill (2) by 35 runs
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