Premier Division round-up - 12 June
Posted on 13th June 2021 at 12:24
Leaders Appleby Frodingham pulled off a great win over close challengers Sheffield Collegiate at Abbeydale to strengthen their lead at the top – helped by Barnsley Woolley Miners win over second-placed Wakefield Thornes. At the other end of the table, Wickersley suffered their sixth straight loss and bottom club Hallam remain winless.
Cawthorne v Doncaster Town
Visitors Doncaster decided to bat first, and a 59-run third-wicket stand between skipper Bilal Anjam and James Ward was the backbone of their competitive 238-7 at Dark Lane. As is often the case, opening bowler Josh Holling was the pick of the home attack. The Cawthorne response was an individual tour de force by Taruwar Kohli, whose unbeaten 146 off 145 balls took him to the top of the Premier Division run-scoring charts. The next highest score was that of Zeeshan Karamat, whose unbeaten 25 off ten balls, helped Kohli to add 39 in an unbroken ninth-wicket stand that took their side home.
Doncaster T 237-8 (50 overs) Bilal Anjam 59, James Ward 75*, Josh Holling 4-54
Cawthorne 241-8 (49.1) Taruwar Kohli 146*, Bilal Anjam 4-59
Cawthorne (12pts) beat Doncaster Town (4) by two wickets
Elsecar v Tickhill
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, skipper Peter Hadfield gave his side a solid base in an opening stand of 82 with Sam Shaw (22). After that, Kashif Naved’s 95 off 83 balls held the innings together as, other than in a fourth-wicket stand of 51 with Tanzeel Ali, wickets fell regularly at the other end. A flourish from Moin Ashraf at the end (22 off 14 balls) took the home side to a formidable 277-8. Christopher Wood and Mark Cummins (28) got their side off to a solid start with a stand of 45, but Kashif Naved then got to work, taking the next six wickets to leave Tickhill at 179-7, despite a fine half century from Joe Billings. Oliver Blackburn (2-47) weighed in with a couple of late wickets as the home side recorded a comfortable win that leaves them in a solid mid-table position.
Elsecar 277-8 (50) Peter Hadfield 67, Kashif Naveed 95, Tanzeel Ali 32
Tickhill 218 (49.3) Christopher Wood 30, Joe Billings 50, Kashif Naveed 6-59
Elsecar (12pts) beat Tickhill (2) by 59 runs
Sheffield Collegiate v Appleby Frodingham
The visitors elected to bat first at Abbeydale, and their leading run-scorer Alex Grimes put them in a strong position with 60-run stands for the second wicket with Jamar Ifill and with Kieran Lindley for the third. Further useful contributions from Jordan Cook (29) and Jack Harrison (23*) saw the Steelmen post a more than useful total, whilst Henry Eldred was the pick of the home attack. Joe Baker removed Dan Priestley in the first over of the Collegiate innings, but Sam Hunt (20) and Jacob Waterson (13) appeared to have steadied the ship somewhat at 45-1, but three wickets from Ifill, two from Lindley and a run out by skipper Matt Fowler reduced the home side to 66-7, and effectively ended their hopes. The win increased Frodingham’s lead at the top to 18 points as we move to the halfway point of the season next week.
Appleby Frodingham 216-7 (50) Alex Grimes 58, Jamar Ifill 35, Kieran Lindley 30, Henry Eldred 4-29
Sheffield C 103 (36.2) Joe Baker 3-29, Kieran Lindley 3-21, Jamar Ifill 3-20
Appleby Frodingham (12pts) beat Sheffield Collegiate (0) by 113 runs
Treeton v Hallam
Treeton remain four points behind fourth-placed Barnsley after a comfortable home win over bottom club Hallam. The evergreen Steve Foster held the early part of the innings together after the home side had been put in to bat, and Viraj Bhosale, with 34 off 28 balls, helped him add 57 for the third wicket. Treeton were never really able to pull away as they might have hoped, but thirties from skipper Sam Drury and Vinnie Ogden helped them to a decent score. Alex Hughes led the way in the visitors’ response with a determined half-century, but he received little support against a varied home attack, in which Liam Johnson was outstanding. It was good to see Greg Norton pick up a wicket on his return to first team action as his side recorded a comfortable win.
Treeton 226 (46.5) Steve Foster 40, Viraj Bhosale 34, Sam Drury 30, Vinnie Ogden 34*, Edward Burch 4-76
Hallam 139 (34.4) Alex Hughes 51, Liam Johnson 4-26, Will Street 3-17
Treeton (12pts) beat Hallam (0) by 87 runs
Wakefield Thornes v Barnsley Woolley Miners
The home side won the toss and batted at Field Lane, Byron Boshoff helping them to overcome the early losses of James Wolfenden and Jamie Howarth with another fine innings. Matt Jordan helped him add 117 for the third wicket – a partnership that seemed to have laid the foundations for a winning score, particularly after late cameos from Greg Wadsworth (43 off 34 balls) and Imran Mahboob (43 not out off 28). The visitors lost Jon Trower early on, but Harpreet Singh joined skipper Jason Booth in a second-wicket stand of 136 and, after Booth’s departure, Ali Jahangir contributed 52 out of an 87-run third-wicket stand with Harpreet to take his side to the verge of a tremendous win. Harpreet’s unbeaten 133 came off 132 balls.
Wakefield T 251-6 (50) Byron Boshoff 81, Matt Jordan 55, Greg Wadsworth 43, Imran Mahboob 43*
Barnsley WM 254-3 (48.5) Jason Booth 57, Harpreet Singh Bhatia 133*, Ali Jahangir 52
Barnsley Woolley Miners (12pts) beat Wakefield Thornes (0) by seven wickets
Wickersley Old Village v Whitley Hall
The visitors elected to bat first at the Burrows Oval, and, after losing Alex Fletcher with just one run on the board, Matt Cartwright and Neil Longhurst added 141 for the second wicket to put them well on top. Sam Woodcock and James Brown added 73 for the sixth wicket as Whitley Hall recorded the highest score of the day in the division. Iftikhar Afzal and Connor Snelgrove stuck manfully to their task and were the pick of the home attack. Dan Waldron removed both openers with just 35 on the board, but at 119-3, with Isaac William Spencer-Jones (25) and Gareth Purshouse going well, the home side had an outside chance. But when the former became the first of Sam Woodcock’s three wickets, seven wickets fell for 50 runs and the visitors completed a resounding win.
Whitley Hall 287 (49.3) Matt Cartwright 68, Neil Longhurst 86, James Brown 42*, Sam Woodcock 35, Iftikhar Afzal 3-48, Andrew Gray 3-89, Connor Snelgrove 4-61
Wickersley OV 169 (42) Gareth Purshouse 40, Biswick Kapala 3-47, Sam Woodcock 3-31
Whitley Hall (12pts) beat Wickersley Old Village (0) by 118 runs
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