Division 5 
 
A rare slip-up from Whiston Forge, who started the weekend at the top of Division 5, saw them fall to second as Upper Haugh 2nds became the new league leaders. The surprise winners against the former leaders were Conisbrough 2nds, who started the day rock bottom but produced a highly impressive display to steam-roller their opposition, completely against the form table. Upper Haugh’s opponents, Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds, are the new basement team. 
 
Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds v Upper Haugh 2nds 
 
Upper Haugh 2nds climbed to the summit of the league with an impressive run chase against Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds. The home side won the toss and batted first, putting on a competitive total with only five wickets lost. Paul Garnett was the pick of a good bunch with his 58, amongst other good scores, putting the hosts into what they would have felt was a strong position. Upper Haugh’s Steve Reynolds had other thoughts, though, as his 76 was the all-important innings to carry his side to the target with plenty of overs to spare. 
 
Bradfield VF 2 183-5 (46) Paul Garnett 58, Alfie Gosney 31, Ben Bower 45 
Upper Haugh 2 187-5 (39.2) Daniel Drofts 31, Steve Reynolds 76, David Palazon 3-52 
Upper Haugh 2nds (9pts) beat Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds (0) by five wickets 
 
Conisbrough 2nds v Whiston Forge 
 
Conisbrough 2nds pulled off the most surprising result of the weekend as the bottom club thrashed top of the table Whiston Forge. It was the visitors who won the toss and chose to bat but what ensued would not have been expected. Only three players made it to double figures and none of them made it past twenty in a disappointing innings. Craig Jackson was the thorn in their side as he picked up impressive figures of 6-23. Conisbrough still had to finish off the job and wobbled at times in their chase of a modest score as five wickets were taken, but enough batsmen contributed enough runs to make sure the result was never really in doubt. 
 
Whiston Forge 83 (27.2) Craig Jackson 6-23 
Conisbrough 2 84-5 (17.2) 
Conisbrough 2nds (9pts) beat Whiston Forge (0) by five wickets 
 
Kilnhurst Colliery v Norton Oakes 2nds 
 
Kilnhurst Colliery’s impressive thrashing of Norton Oakes 2nds saw them up to fourth in the table. The home side elected to field first and more than justified that decision in a brilliant bowling effort. Both Matthew Beevers and David Plummer took most of the plaudits as they both took four wickets to blow their visitors away. Opener Stephen Cook was the only batter to put together an innings of substance with just 27. The target was never going to be enough to trouble Kilnhurst Colliery as they only lost three wickets, all taken by Chris Baker. Robert Horton ended 35* to help his team to the win. 
 
Norton Oakes 2 77 (35.5) Matthew Beevers 4-14, David Plummer 4-20 
Kilnhurst C 78-3 (28) Robert Horton 35*, Chris Baker 3-23 
Kilnhurst Colliery (9pts) beat Norton Oakes 2nds (0) by seven wickets 
 
Penistone 2nds v Darfield 2nds 
 
Penistone 2 48-1 (27) 
Darfield 2 did not bat 
Penistone 2nds & Darfield 2nds – match abandoned due to weather (3pts each) 
 
Rotherham Town 2nds v Handsworth Junior Sporting Club 
 
Handsworth produced a brilliant result as they smashed a huge total before bowling Rotherham Town out cheaply to move up to seventh. Three players got 50s or above for the away side as Waqas Ali top scored just six short of a hundred. He was backed up by 53 from Mohammed Rajeeb and 64 from Mohammed Razvan Hussain as they took their side to 258-8. The second innings was just as bad for Town as only Shadab Ahmed made it to, with 32. Handsworth needed only four bowlers to finish the job with all four contributing to bowling the hosts out for just 80. 
 
Handsworth JSC 258-8 (46) Waqas Ali 94, Mohammed Rajeeb 53, Mohammed Rasvan Hussain 64, Tauseef Arifeen 3-32 
Rotherham T 2 80 (27) Shadab Ahmed 32, Sohail Hussain 3-14 
Handsworth Junior Sporting Club (9pts) beat Rotherham Town 2nds (0) by 178 runs 
 
Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds v Coal Aston 2nds 
 
Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds moved down to third with a disappointing loss to mid-table Coal Aston 2nds. The hosts were put into bat by their visitors and failed to gather any momentum in their innings, being bowled out one short of 100. Remarkably, Junaid Abbas and Ethan Kenworthy took all the wickets and will no doubt be fighting over the ball as they took five each. Coal Aston started well in the chase, with openers Peter Millington and Andrew Lockwood scoring 37 and 21, and they never looked back. Alistair Stanistreet took 4-27 but in vain as the away side coasted to the total with five wickets and plenty of overs remaining. 
 
Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2 99 (31.5) Mark Dufty 33, Ethan Kenworthy 5-21, Junaid Abbas 5-31 
Coal Aston 2 103-5 (25.5) Peter Millington 37, Alistair Stanistreet 4-27 
Coal Aston 2nds (9pts) beat Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds (0) by five wickets 
 
Division 6 
 
Doncaster Town 3rds v Thorncliffe 2nds 
 
Charlie Graham and Benjamin Taylor bowled Doncaster to a comprehensive win that consolidates their position at the top of the division. Darren Schofield played a lone hand for the home side – his 43 off 96 balls was the only double-figure contribution to the innings. In reply, Doncaster were 34-3 but Jak Hotchkiss (37 not out) and skipper Ryan Marsh (20 not out) steered them home with no more alarms. 
 
Thorncliffe 2 78 (34.1) Darren Schofield 43, Charlie Graham 4-12, Benjamin Taylor 4-14 
Doncaster T 3 79-3 (20.5) 
Doncaster Town 3rds (9pts) beat Thorncliffe 2nds (0) by seven wickets 
 
Handsworth Junior Sporting Club 2nds v Wentworth 
 
Bottom club Wentworth were put in to bat at Handsworth and found the going tough from the start. Ewan Bennett top-scored with 29 as they struggled against a varied attack, in which Waqar Hussain and Danish Mohammed (2-18) were the most successful performers. After losing an early wicket, Handsworth’s second wicket pair of Muhammad Asif (69 not out) and Hussain (45) put them in sight of victory before Wentworth claimed three consolation wickets; opening bowlers Scott Jones and Jack Pearson finishing with two each. Handsworth are now in third place, albeit twenty points behind the top two. 
 
Wentworth 148-9 (40) Waqar Hussain 3-18 
Handsworth JSC 2 149-4 (33.3) Muhammad Hussain 69*, Waqar Hussain 45 
Handsworth Junior Sporting Club 2nds (9pts) beat Wentworth (0) by six wickets 
 
Sheffield United 2nds v Caribbean Sports Club 2nds 
 
Caribbeans’ Travis Bacchus, level at the top of the Division’s leading wicket-takers, took three early wickets to put the home side in trouble after electing to bat. Only a fifth wicket stand between Fazil Reza and Hasan Yasin (25) ensured they reached three figures. When they were out, no one of the last five batsmen scored more than three; John Ball hastening the end with four quick wickets. Arsalan Khalid and Shabaz Qadeer got Caribbean off to a good start in their reply, and although after Stephen Baster broke their partnership four more wickets fell quickly, Khalid carried his bat to see them home with overs and wickets to spare. 
 
Sheffield U 2 127 (37.5) Fazil Reza 51, Travis Bacchus 3-24, John Ball 4-16 
Caribbean SC 2 131-5 (33.4) Arsalan Khalid 48, Shabaz Qadeer 32 
Caribbean Sports Club 2nds (9pts) beat Sheffield United 2nds (0) by five wickets 
 
Wombwell Main v Millhouses Works 2nds 
 
Ben Reeves and the division’s joint top wicket-taker, Richard Wilkinson, steered their side to a comfortable nine points that keep the pressure on Doncaster at the top. Millhouses, who are just above the relegation zone, started badly and never recovered against the visitors potent attack. Wilkinson (280 and Chris Ferris (18) gave the visitors a solid start in reply, and when their partnership was broken, Jonathan Scaife came in to finish the job with a positive unbeaten 39. 
 
Millhouses W 2 99 (29.5) Ben Reeves 3-23, Richard Wilkinson 4-18 
Wombwell M 102-3 (23) Jonathan Scaife 39* 
Wombwell Main (9pts) beat Millhouses Works 2nds (0) by seven wickets 
Wickersley Old Village 3rds v Green Moor Sports 2nds – cancelled due to weather (3pts each) 
 
Division 7 
 
Whitley Hall 3rds stayed top of Division 7 this weekend, as they eased to victory at home to Silkstone United 2nds. Sprotbrough kept up the pressure in second, as they coasted past Scholes, and third-placed Frecheville Community 2nds won at Harley with similar ease. Wath 3rds remain firmly rooted to the bottom of the table with their latest loss coming away at Dearne. 
 
Dearne v Wath 3rds 
 
Wath 3rds stayed bottom as Dearne chased down a competitive target on the final ball of an intriguing game. The home side put their visitors into bat but a brilliant 114 from Joel Humphries carried Wath to 186-4 in what was a highly promising batting display. The score was Humphries’ highest of the season and his highest recorded total by quite a margin. The second innings was a tug of war as Harrison Roebuck took 3-46 but Nick Petty turned out to be the hero for the home side as his 63 all-but carried them to the total. It was Darryl Smith who took them over the line on the final ball with an important 13*. 
 
Wath 3 186-4 (40) Joel Humphries 114 
Dearne 187-6 (40) Jamie McTaggart 33, Nick Petty 63, Harrison Roebuck 3-46 
Dearne (9pts) beat Wath 3rds (1) by four wickets 
 
Harley v Frecheville Community 2nds 
 
Third-placed Frecheville Community 2nds made light work of what could’ve been a tough game against Harley, who sit a place below them. They won the toss and put their hosts into bat and never really looked back from there. Openers Sam Lowery and Peter Dearden scored 46 of the Harley runs between them before a complete collapse was triggered. The collapse included five ducks and no other batsman getting over five. All four Frecheville bowlers took wickets but it was Aadil Hassan who starred with 5-10 in 6.2 overs. Both visiting openers were removed for single figures, with Adam Ramsden’s 6 coming from 53 balls in a slow start. But the chase was never going to be a problem as they got over the line in just over 20 overs. 
 
Harley 67 (32.2) Aadil Hassan 5-10 
Frecheville C 2 70-2 (20.3) Louis Fairest 30* 
Frecheville Community 2nds (9pts) beat Harley (0) by eight wickets 
 
Sprotbrough 3rds v Scholes 
 
Second-placed Sprotbrough 3rds eased past Scholes in what turned out to be a short game at Hooton Pagnell. The home side chose to bowl first and backed that decision up very well, bowling out their visitors for just 57. Simon Wharton top-scored with just 19 in a very disappointing batting effort as Nicky Graves did the damage, taking impressive figures of 5-9. The chase was maybe a little more difficult than it should have been but the threat of being bowled out was never there for the home side as they made their way over the line with relative ease. 
 
Scholes 57 (28.4) Nicky Graves 5-9 
Sprotbrough 3 58-4 (25.4) Azahat Saleem 3-7 
Sprotbrough 3rds (9pts) beat Scholes (0) by six wickets 
 
Warmsworth 2nds v Fishlake 2nds 
 
After Warmsworth had posted a competitive score thanks to their leading run-scorer Jonathan Iball, the weather intervened to prevent an interesting finish to the game. 
 
Warmsworth 2 176-8 (40) Jonathan Iball 76, Peter Holmes 4-33 
Fishlake 2 65-1 (18) 
Warmsworth 2nds & Fishlake 2nds – match abandoned due to weather (3pts each) 
 
Whitley Hall 3rds v Silkstone United 2nds 
 
Leaders Whitley Hall 3rds made light work of a cheap run-chase as they eased past Silkstone United 2nds. The away side won the toss and batted and could have made their way to a better total as three of the top five got starts, but none were converted into big scores. Wickets were shared between four Whitley Hall bowlers as they ensured the chase was not going to be a difficult one. The hosts coasted to the win in the second innings, only losing the wicket of Charlie Staniland as they secured the victory with nine wickets remaining. 
 
Silkstone U 2 111-8 (30) Rylee Parker 3-14 
Whitley Hall 3 112-1 (25.3) Joshua Dobson 45*, Matty Lee 31* 
Whitley Hall 3rds (9pts) beat Silkstone United 2nds (0) by nine wickets 
 
Worsbrough Bridge 2nds v Higham 2nds 
 
Higham 2nds won at strugglers Worsbrough Bridge 2nds to move up to fifth in the table. The visitors were put into bat by their hosts but shared runs throughout the order on their way to a competitive 167-9. Four batsmen made it around the thirties as Mac Mahmood top-scored with 38. Darren Newton was the pick of the bowlers for the home side with 4-30. His efforts, ultimately, weren’t backed up by the batting efforts as only two batsman made substantial scores. It was Thomas Swift and Robert Mcinerney who made sure of the win with three wickets each as the away side were removed well short of the winning total. 
 
Higham 2 167-9 (40) Dan Lunn 33, Mac Mahmood 38, Andrew Gregory 30, Darren Newton 4-30 
Worsbrough Bridge 2 143 (37) Alan Littlewood 39, Thomas Swift 3-12, Robert McInerney 3-28 
Higham 2nds (9pts) beat Worsbrough Bridge 2nds (1) by 24 runs 
 
Houghton Main 2nds v Doncaster Town 4ths – cancelled due to weather (3pts each) 
 
Division 8 
 
Adwick-le-Street 2nds v Rockingham Colliery 4ths 
 
Adwick-Le-Street 2nds recorded a massive win, beating Rockingham Colliery 4ths by 209 runs. After winning the toss, they elected to bat and racked up 267-6 in their 40 overs. Rhys Fitch top-scored with 86 and had good support from Luke Bishop, captain Nick Bisby, and James Brookes (27). Connor Pollard was the pick of the visitors’ attack with 2-34. Rockingham Colliery got nowhere near in their reply, with just one batsmen reaching double figures, whilst four bowlers took two wickets apiece for Adwick as the visitors were bowled out for 58. 
 
Adwick-le-Street 2 267-6 (40) Luke Bishop 69, Rhys Fitch 86, Nick Bisby 34 
Rockingham C 4 58 (22.4) 
Adwick-le-Street 2nds (9pts) beat Rockingham Colliery 4ths (0) by 209 runs 
 
Brookhouse 2nds v Rockingham Colliery 3rds 
 
Rockingham Colliery 3rds jumped into third place in the division this week after beating Brookhouse by seven wickets. Brookhouse were asked to bat first and were soon in trouble, with Ben Shore taking three early wickets. Opener Jonathan Kirk (26) was joined by Luke Wilson and the pair effected a partial recovery, but after them only Jamie Heeley (29) reached double figures. James Andrews got his side going in the chase, supported by skipper Stephen Bell (29), and when they were out, Ryan Whitehouse (20 not out) finished the job off as Rockingham won with over eleven overs to spare. 
 
Brookhouse 2 132 (39.1) Luke Wilson 36, Ben Shore 3-15 
Rockingham C 3 134-3 (28.2) James Andrews 53 
Rockingham Colliery 3rds (9pts) beat Brookhouse 2nds (0) by seven wickets 
 
Monk Bretton 2nds v Sheffield United 3rds 
 
Division 8 leaders Monk Bretton 2nds maintained their position after an eight-wicket win against Sheffield United 3rds. Eight-man Sheffield United were put in to bat and got off to a disastrous start with both openers out for ducks. Only skipper Stephen Reaney’s unbeaten 27 got them up to 79-6 in their 25 overs, whilst Chris Sayner took 3-23 for Monk Bretton. Monk Bretton had another quick chase thanks to Sayner’s unbeaten 44, supported by Mike ashworth (24) and they passed Sheffield United’s score in 14.1 overs. 
 
Sheffield U 3 79-6 (25) Chris Sayner 3-23 
Monk Bretton 2 80-2 (14.1) Chris Sayner 44* 
Monk Bretton 2nds (9pts) beat Sheffield United 3rds (0) by eight wickets 
 
Upper Haugh 3rds v Kexborough 2nds 
 
Kexborough 2nds had a significant win this week against Upper Haugh 3rds, winning by 8 wickets. Upper Haugh posted 116 all out with Sean Hawkins top scoring with 34. Dale Shillito took a tremendous 5-32, supported by Oliver McNair, who took 3-17. In reply, Kexborough’s Scott Shillito led the way with a half-century, supported by captain Craig Brook (28) and Charlie McNicholas (25) as they chased 117 down comfortably in 21 overs. 
 
Upper Haugh 3 116 (32.3) Sean Hawkins 34, Oliver McNair 3-17, Dale Shillito 5-32 
Kexborough 2 122-2 (21) Scott Shillito 50* 
Kexborough 2nds (9pts) beat Upper Haugh 3rds (0) by eight wickets 
 
Brodsworth Main 3rds v Mexborough Athletic 2nds 
 
Brodsworth Main 3rds conceded – Brodsworth Main 3rds -3pts; Mexborough Athletic 2nds 9 
 
Whiston Forge 2nds v Eden Grove Parklands 2nds – cancelled due to Covid reasons (null & void) 
 
By Sam Chadwick & Tom Pratt 
 
 
 
 
 
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