Premier Division round-up - 5 June
Posted on 6th June 2021 at 11:51
With the top five clubs all winning, it is ‘as you were’ in the Nicholas Associates Premier Division, with Appleby Frodingham leading the way. At the other end of the table, bottom club Hallam still seek their first win.
Appleby Frodingham v Cawthorne
After winning the toss and electing to bat at Brumby Hall, leaders Appleby Frodingham had a comfortable win over Cawthorne. The League’s leading run scorer, Alex Grimes, led the way with a fine 91 off 127 balls, that took his tally to 424 for the season so far. Grimes shared in an 80-run fourth-wicket partnership with Jordan Cook, that was the backbone of his side’s innings. Josh Holling, Aaron Feroz and skipper Steve Nuttall took three wickets apiece for the visitors. Cawthorne struggled to put together a sizeable partnership against the Steelmen’s strong attack, and when Paul Hilton dismissed Taruwar Kohli for an excellent 58 off 77 balls, the visitors’ hopes went with him. The seasoned Hilton was the pick of the home attack with 4-35 off 9.3 overs.
Appleby Frodingham 224-9 (50 overs) Alex Grimes 91, Jordan Cook 33, Josh Holling 3-61, Aaron Feroz 3-45, Steve Nuttall 3-62
Cawthorne 184 (45.3) Taruwar Kohli 58, Paul Hilton 4-35
Appleby Frodingham (12pts) beat Cawthorne (2) by 40 runs
Barnsley Woolley Miners v Tickhill
Barnsley won the toss and batted first at Shaw Lane; skipper Jason Booth (28) and Jon Trower (67 off 81 balls) putting on 69 for the first wicket, before Booth was dismissed by Jake Marshall. Harpreet Singh then entered the fray and added 51 with Trower and 59 with Ali Jahangir to set the home side on their way to a sizeable score. When Tickhill batted, there was a second-wicket stand of 65 between Mark Cummins and Joe Billings, but the visitors were always behind the required rate. As they tried to accelerate, they lost wickets to the redoubtable spin pair of Ali Jahangir and Ollie Jackson, and fell well short.
Barnsley WM 238-6 (50) Jon Trower 67, Harpreet Singh Bhatia 67, Ali Jahangir 30, Royston Dias 4-68
Tickhill 160 (48) Mark Cummins 43, Joe Billings 33, Oliver Jackson 3-45, Ali Jahangir 4-54
Barnsley Woolley Miners (12pts) beat Tickhill (0) by 78 runs
Doncaster Town v Elsecar
Another home side to decide to bat first were Doncaster at Town Fields. They were indebted to debutant opener Jack Zuurbier, who scored a patient 48 to hold the early innings together, as none of the other seven top-order batsmen reached double figures. Moin Ashraf was again amongst the wickets with his third five-wicket haul of the season for the visitors. When Usamar Mir came in at 116-6, Elsecar were well on top, but the talented all-rounder hit 50 off 32 balls to give his side something to bowl at. After losing a couple of early wickets, a 42-run third-wicket stand between Ian Swallow and Kashif Naveed (23) gave the visitors hope, but wickets started to fall regularly. Swallow was seventh out, one of Usama’s three victims, for a stylish half-century, and time ran out with Elsecar well short of their target.
Doncaster T 192 (49.5) Jack Zuurbier 48, Usama Mir 50, Moin Ahraf 5-63
Elsecar 153-9 (50) Ian Swallow 54, Joel Gunn 3-39, Robert Heyes 3-34, Usama Mir 3-31
Doncaster Town (12pts) beat Elsecar (2) by 39 runs
Hallam v Sheffield Collegiate
Third-placed Sheffield Collegiate completed an efficient five-wicket win at Crimicar. After Hallam had elected to bat, Henry Eldred soon dismissed Joe Cooper, but Alex Hughes and Robert Basu (25) added 40 for the second wicket before Basu became the first Shaaiq Choudhry’s six victims. Choudhry, the division’s leading wicket-taker with 25 so far, kept the pressure on the batsman with his second six-wicket haul of the season, before Eldred returned to finish the innings off with two of the last three wickets. Collegiate did not have everything their own way in their reply, losing half their side for 122, with James Smedley (2-40) and Charlie Bourne (2-33) the pick of the Hallam attack. But Jamie Carrington (41 not out off 53 balls) and Henry Eldred saw the visitors home with an unbroken stand of 53.
Hallam 174 (46.5) Alex Hughes 52, Henry Eldred 3-24, Shaaiq Choudhry 6-58
Sheffield C 175-5 (47.1) Jamie Carrington 41*
Sheffield Collegiate (12pts) beat Hallam (0) by five wickets
Whitley Hall v Wakefield Thornes
Wakefield Thornes kept up the pressure on the leaders with a comprehensive win over Whitley Hall at Baxter Field. Having decided to bat first, the home side lost Matt Cartwright to Matty Taylor in the first over. Fellow opener Chris Siddall provided the backbone of the innings with a determined 61, which included a 50-run fifth-wicket partnership with Danial Rafiq. After Brad Green had dismissed Siddall at 151-6, Taylor returned to the attack to mop up the tail in a fine spell. James Wolfenden and Byron Boshoff got the visitors on their way with a positive stand of 94 for the first wicket, that was broken when Sam Woodcock removed Wolfenden. Boshoff added 91 with Jamie Howarth, before departing for a stylish 84 off 105 balls, but Howarth saw his side home with an unbeaten 55 off 68 balls.
Whitley Hall 191 (48.3) Chris Siddall 61, Matty Taylor 4-34
Wakefield T 193-2 (37.1) James Wolfenden 36, Byron Boshoff 84, Jamie Howarth 55*
Wakefield Thornes (12pts) beat Whitley Hall (0) by eight wickets
Wickersley Old Village v Treeton
There were 511 runs at the Burrows Oval, after Wickersley had elected to bat first on a good pitch. Four of the first five batsman fell cheaply, but Johnny Younis (129 off 123 balls) took charge. He shared stands of 72 for the fifth wicket with skipper Gareth Purshouse (26), and 64 for the sixth with Liam Heathcote (26), before falling to Liam Johnson. There was a flourish from Akhtarazaman Khan (29 not out off 19 balls) at the end as the home side were bowled out in the final over. Dave Rodgers and Chris Cobb added 59 for the first wicket but it was the third-wicket partnership of 143 between Liam Johnson (67 off 75 balls) and Viraj Bhosale (84 off 63 balls) that was decisive, and Treeton cantered home with overs and wickets to spare.
Wickersley OV 255 (49.3) Shahjahan Younis 129, Vinnie Ogden 4-107
Treeton 256-5 (37.5) Dave Rodgers 44, Liam Johnson 67, Viraj Bhosale 84
Treeton (12pts) beat Wickersley Old Village (0) by five wickets
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