Senior Section round-up 12 June - Part I
Posted on 16th June 2021 at 19:46
There are new leaders at the top of Division 1, as Shiregreen were knocked off their perch by fourth-placed Green Moor. It was their first loss of the season and Wakefield Thornes continued pressure in second has paid off as they moved to the summit with a comprehensive win over Upper Haugh, the team below them. The results mean a shuffle of the pack at the top. The same can be said down at the bottom as Treeton claimed a two-point loss to swap places with Aston Hall 2nds.
Green Moor v Shiregreen
Chris Matthewman was the star of the show for Green Moor as they claimed an impressive victory to topple the leaders. The opener carried his bat as he scored 113* as the hosts batted first and posted 237-6 in their 50 overs. Shiregreen started well in response with 56 from opener Kamran Khan. But there was another milestone for Green Moor as Joseph White took 5-38 to skittle Shiregreen’s lower order and ensure they were bowled out 42 runs short.
Green Moor 237-6 (50) Chris Matthewman 113*, Jamie Dixon 47, Mobashar Ilyas Raja 3-77
Shiregreen 195 (46.2) Kamran Khan 56, Aslam Hayat 33, Shohaib Khaliq 30*, Jake Rodgers 3-38, Joseph White 5-38
Green Moor (9pts) beat Shiregreen (1) by 42 runs
Hallam 2nds v Treeton 2nds
Hallam bounced back from a thrashing at the hands of Shiregreen to beat strugglers Treeton. Star of the show as the home side batted first was Jack Unwin as he scored an unbeaten 107 off 123 balls, ably backed up by opener Sam Davison who scored 60 (65 balls). The result was a monster total of 284-4 from their fifty overs as Treeton’s five bowlers struggled. The away side began well in their chase as they made it to 106-3. Matt Lambert scored 98 (106) at the top of the order but struggled for partners as wickets fell regularly to leave them all out 26 runs short with an over left.
Hallam 2 284-5 (50) Sam Davidson 60, Jack Unwin 107*, Edward Haynes 40
Treeton 2 258 (49) Matt Lambert 98, Will Cooper 32, Archie Sneath 30, Matthew Hopkins 3-69
Hallam 2nds (9pts) beat Treeton 2nds (2) by 26 runs
Rotherham Town v Darfield
It was a close-run game as Darfield pulled away from the bottom to beat mid-table Rotherham Town in a low scorer. The away side elected to bat first as Josh Care top scored with just 30 (31). Irfan Mirza ripped through their top and middle order as he took an emphatic 6-13 in 9.4 overs to leave them 112 all out. Rotherham got off to a decent start as the openers put on 39 but lost regular wickets afterwards. Remarkably, there was another ‘six-for’, as Saman Khursheed took 6-45 to ensure Darfield won by just six runs.
Darfield 112 (32.4) Josh Care 30, Dhruv Shahi 3-38, Irfan Mirza 6-13
Rotherham Town 106 (29.5) Saman Khursheed 6-45
Darfield (9pts) beat Rotherham Town (2) by six runs
Sheffield United v South Kirkby Colliery
South Kirkby carried on their momentum from their first win of the season last time out to overtake Sheffield United and move into ninth. The away side won the toss and chose to bat but were reduced to a catastrophic 4-4 with three of the top four not troubling the scorers. 40 from Adam Guest and an unbeaten 43* off 40 balls from number ten Ricky Crompton helped them recover to 166 all out. It was Luqman Asad who did the damage, taking 5-48. United, however, completely collapsed to 44-8 in reply and only a 47 not out from Asad (batting at number nine) took them to anywhere near the total. Ben Elmore took the plaudits for South Kirkby as he ended with figures of 6-27.
South Kirkby C 166 (47.3) Dylan Moran 31, Adam Guest 40, Ricky Crompton 43*, Luqman Asad 5-48, Mihindukulasuriya Harsha Perera 3-25
Sheffield U 130 (42.2) Luqman Asad 47*, Ben Elmore 6-27
South Kirkby Colliery (9pts) beat Sheffield United (1) by 36 runs
Upper Haugh v Wakefield Thornes 2nds
Wakefield Thornes took advantage of results elsewhere as they beat Upper Haugh to go top of the league. The sides started the day third and second respectively. It was the away side who won the toss and chose to bat, which turned out to be the right decision. It was a shaky start as Kieran Donnachie was removed for a duck to leave the 5-1, but James Rhodes and Jonathan Scott propelled their team to 254-5. Upper Haugh, on the other hand, never got their feet of the ground with 39 off 30 balls from number ten Alex Keeton being their top score as they were bowled out 108 runs short.
Wakefield T 2 254-5 (50) Joe Cuthbertson 37, Jawad Akhtar 44, James Rhodes 82*, Jonathan Scott 75
Upper Haugh 146 (30.4) Alex Keeton 39, Edward Fowles 4-47, Jawad Akhtar 3-29
Wakefield Thornes 2nds (9pts) beat Upper Haugh (0) by 108 runs
Whitley Hall 2nds v Aston Hall 2nds
Aston Hall fell to bottom of the league after a heavy defeat away at Whitley Hall. The home side elected to bat after winning the toss but were in disarray at one point as they fell to 66-6. One of the performances of the weekend came afterwards, however, as number eight Douglas Muzawazi hit 82* from 99 balls to drag his team from disaster to 223-9 from their 50 overs. The visitors were clearly deflated having let their opponents slip and never got going in reply as Liam bacon and James Ahmed took four wickets each to bowl them out for 156. If it wasn’t for a late cameo from Fida Mohammad who scored 44 (54), the scoreline would have been much worse for the strugglers.
Whitley Hall 2 223-9 (50) Max Temple 30, Chris Verity 32, Douglas Muzawazi 82, Liam Bacon 34, Omar Wiggins 4-73
Aston Hall 2 156 (36.5) Fida Mohammad 44, Liam Bacon 4-37, James Ahmed 4-50
Whitley Hall 2nds (9pts) beat Aston Hall 2nds (0) by 67 runs
After this weekend’s fixtures, three points separate second to sixth in the fight for promotion to the first division. Clear leaders Doncaster 2nds pulled themselves away from the pack with win at home to second placed Monk Bretton who have now fallen to third position.
Coal Aston v Elsecar 2nds
Coal Aston picked up an important win against Elsecar 2nds to move into second place in the table. Batting first, Elsecar fell from 167-5 to 180 all out as Chris Park took 4-28 and Daniel Hemingway took 3-55 to help bowl them out. Kieran Higgins hit 41, Andrew Ivill 40 and Jack Robinson 27. In response Coal Aston fell to 7-3 before a stunning 100 not out from 78 balls from Benjamin Hall stunned Elsecar and knocked off the total in 30 overs to win by 6 wickets. Hall was well supported by Eliot Tye who hit 42.
Elsecar 2 180 (45.2) Kieran Higgins 41, Andrew Ivill 40, Daniel Hemingway 3-55, Chris Park 4-28
Coal Aston 185-4 (30.2) Eliot Tye 42, Benjamin Hall 100*
Coal Aston (9pts) beat Elsecar 2nds (0) by six wickets
Doncaster Town 2nds v Monk Bretton
Monk Bretton batted first but were bowled out for 158 despite a half century from Corey Roebuck (50), Lewis Skelly (29) and Daniel Taylor (30) adding runs to the total. James Deans (4-43) and Warren Graca (4-37) bowled brilliantly to restrict the travellers. Skipper Graca then went on to finish a brilliant personal achievement as he hit 66 and was supported by Ewan Whittaker who hit 35 not out as Doncaster chased their total down in 43 overs.
Monk Bretton 158 (47.1) Corey Roebuck 50, Damiel Taylor 30, James Deans 4-43, Warren Graca 4-37
Doncaster T 2 159-4 (43) Warren Graca 66, Ewan Whittaker 35
Doncaster Town 2nds (9pts) beat Monk Bretton (0) by six wickets
Frecheville Community v Norton Oakes
Norton Oakes fell away against Frecheville Community in the battle between the two sides at the bottom of the table. Batting first, Frecheville posted 125 all out with David Ratcliffe (25), Daniel King (29) and Steven Booth (25) adding the runs as Callum East took a ‘five-for’. At 47-2, Oakes would have fancied their chances, but they lost James Thompson for 26 and then fell to 89 all out as Frecheville won by 36 runs.
Frecheville Community 125 (42.5) Callum East 5-50
Norton Oakes 89 (26) Todd Saxelby 4-38, Michael Donson 5-7
Frecheville Community (9pts) beat Norton Oakes (1) by 36 runs
Norton Woodseats v Worsbrough Bridge
Norton Woodseats look to have got their season fully underway after thrashing Worsbrough Bridge by 114 runs. Batting first Woodseats opening partnership of Daniel Turner (72) and James Eyre (49) hit 131-0 before a collapse led them to 160-4 and eventually 216-7 with Alex Littlewood ripping through the Woodseats batsmen taking 6-59. Worsbrough fell to 23-3 early and were in big trouble. 28 from Alex Littlewood and 36 Mark Wilkinson led them to 100-5 but another collapse saw them lose 5 wickets for 2 runs and bowled out for 102. Aamir Ashfaque (3-14) and Ali Shah (3-12) took the bulk of the wickets.
Norton Woodseats 216-7 (50) James Eyre 49, Daniel Turner 72, Thomas Eyre 31*, Alex Littlewood 6-59
Worsbrough Bridge 102 (33.4) Mark Wilkinson 36, Aamir Ashfaque 3-14, Ali Shah 3-12
Norton Woodseats (9pts) beat Worsbrough Bridge (0) by 114 runs
Sheffield Collegiate 3rds v Thorncliffe
Sheffield Collegiate 3rds helped their chances of gaining promotion as they beat Thorncliffe by 113 runs. Chris Stewart hit a fantastic 121 not out form 119 deliveries to help propel his side to 232-4. He was Jonathan Udall (31) and Tate Miller (27). Miller then took centre-stage with ball as he took 5-25 in an impressive team effort with ball to see Thorncliffe bowled out for 119. Jack Pearson (41) was the only batsmen to hit runs for Thorncliffe.
Sheffield C 3 232-4 (50) Chris Stewart 121*, Jonathan Udall 31
Thorncliffe 119 (33.1) Jack Pearson 41, Tate Miller 5-25
Sheffield Collegiate 3rds (9pts) beat Thorncliffe (0) by 113 runs
Thorpe Hesley & High Green v Wickersley Old Village 2nds
There was thrilling encounter at Thorpe Hesley & High Green as they squeezed past Wickersley Old Village by one wicket. Wickersley posted 216-6 in their 50 overs with Ben Richardson top scoring on 60, whilst being supported by Rob Jones (39) and Jack Eggleston (41). Thorpe Hesley & High Green lost their first 3 batsmen for ducks before Jack Myers went on to hit 65 and Hafeez Ali 29 not out to see their side over the line with one ball left and one wicket in hand. 36 extras seemed to be the downfall for Wickersley as Adam Whitford took 6-53 in vain.
Wickersley OV 2 216-6 (50) Ben Richardson 60, Rob Jones 39, Jack Eggleston 41
Thorpe Hesley & High Green 217-9 (49.5) Jack Myers 65, Adam Whitford 6-53
Thorpe Hesley & High Green (9pts) beat Wickersley Old Village 2nds (2) by one wicket
Caribbean Sports secured their seventh win of the season with a thrashing of Rockingham Colliery 2nds in Division 3. There was an opportunity for Oughtibridge 2nds to close the gap on the top three, but they succumbed to Penistone in another resounding loss. It was a weekend for thrashings as second-placed team Sprotbrough 2nds kept up the pressure on the runaway leaders with a thumping of Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds.
Caribbean Sports Club v Rockingham Colliery 2nds
The home side continued their relentless run at the top as they beat strugglers Rockingham Colliery 2nds with ease. There were two fifties for the hosts as they were put into bat by the away side. In Caribbean’s 217-6, opener Haroon Tariq scored 67 and Mazar Sharif backed him up with 50, whilst Christopher Dixon’s 3-38 limited the damage. It proved a tough ask for the visitors to chase down and Arslan Tariq took 5-11 in just 7.1 overs, with Rockingham Colliery being skittled for just 72.
Caribbean SC 217-6 (46) Andrew Jackson 30, Haroon Tariq 67*, Mazar Sharif 50, Christopher Dixon 3-38
Rockingham C 2 72 (34.1) Arslan Tariq 5-11
Caribbean Sports Club (9pts) beat Rockingham Colliery 2nds (0) by 145 runs
Maltby Miners Welfare v Kexborough
Kexborough bounced back after defeat to top of the league to leave Maltby Miners Welfare bottom of the table. The away side elected to field after winning the toss and backed up that decision with a decent bowling display. Liam Woodward top scored with 43 for the home side but the wickets were shared to ensure that they were bowled out for a below-par 171. The glue of the Kexborough innings was number three Danny Bowering, who came in at 13-1 and scored an unbeaten 70 to help his side to the target with five wickets remaining.
Maltby Miners Welfare 171 (45.4) Liam Woodward 43, Luke Davis 37, Lewis Bray 3-28
Kexborough 172-5 (42.2) Danny Bowering 70*, Joseph Bullock 31
Kexborough (9pts) beat Maltby Miners Welfare (0) by five wickets
Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds v Penistone
Penistone produced an impressive all-round performance against Oughtibridge to stay third in the table. It wasn’t the best of starts as they fell to 2-1 with Connor Smythe going for a golden duck. Christopher Walmsley was the star of the show, however, as he scored 98 from 130 balls to propel his team to an impressive total of 221-4. In reply, Oughtibridge failed to deal with the pressure and only two 35s from Rafiullah Ahmad and Benjamin Tyers were ports in the storm as regular wickets fell to leave them 131 all out.
Penistone 221-4 (46) Scott Jones 41, Christopher Walmsley 98, John Williams 44
Oughtibridge WM 2 131 (34.3) Rafiullah Ahmad 35, Benjamin Tyers 35, Connor Smythe 3-19
Penistone (9pts) beat Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds (0) by 90 runs
Sprotbrough 2nds v Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds
It was a walk in the park for Sprotbrough 2nds as they kept up the pressure on top spot. The home side elected to bat and half-centuries from Harry Graham and Rocco Cook took them to 250-7 in their allotted overs. The only Barnsley Woolley Miners bowler who could keep the batting order in check appeared to be Ethan Winstanley who took 4-43. The away side were 1-2 in response and never recovered, with an honorable exception being opener Alex Gough who scored more than half of their total. Joe Toole did most damage for the home side, with 4-25.
Sprotbrough 2 250-7 (46) Callum Marsh 34, Harry Graham 64, Rocco Cook 63*, Ethan Winstanley 4-43
Barnsley WM 3 90 (28.5) Alex Gough 51, Tim Braithwaite 3-11, Joe Toole 4-25
Sprotbrough 2nds (9pts) beat Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds (0) by 160 runs
Tickhill 2nds v Silkstone United
It was an impressive chase from Tickhill as they overcame Silkstone United in a high scoring encounter. United reached 219-8 in their 50 overs in a collective batting effort. Five batsmen passed 20 but none passed 50, with Mathew Lowe taking four of their top five on his way to figures of 4-48. Lowe then capped off a highly impressive performance with 100 off 133 balls – backed up by 44 (38) from Nick Page – to carry his team to the total with surprising ease.
Silkstone U 219-8 (46) Luke Whitmore 45, Gregg Crowcroft 35, Edward Sephton 43, Mathew Lowe 4-48
Tickhill 2 223-3 (43.1) Mathew Lowe 100, Nick Page 44*
Tickhill 2nds (9pts) beat Silkstone United (0) by seven wickets
Wath 2nds v Whiston Parish Church 2nds
Wath 2nds sit in fifth after a highly impressive victory over lowly Whiston Parish Church 2nds. Harrison Knowles was the star of the show as the home won the toss and elected to bat. He scored an unbeaten 108 in a brilliant innings which included 15 fours as he nearly single-handedly carried his team to 212-7. The visitors failed to find the impressive performance they needed to chase down such a total with Owen Struggles top-scoring as he scored 42. Stephen Johnson was the pick of the bowlers with 5-47 as Whiston were limited to just 146-9 in their 46 overs.
Wath 2 212-7 (46) Harrison Knowles 108*, Charlie Miller 36, Mussa Chaudhry 3-79, Jack Moran 3-47
Whiston PC 2 146-9 (46) Owen Struggles 42, Jonathan Rotchell 35, Stephen Johnson 5-47
Wath 2nds (9pts) beat Whiston Parish Church 2nds (1) by 66 runs
Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths v Millhouses Works
Millhouses Works completed a comfortable win over Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths to push themselves up the table. Batting first, Millhouses were helped to a strong 236-9 by skipper Brad Sampson who hit 82, Alexander Kentfield, 26 and Peter Chamberlain who hit 41 as 62-4 turned into a very respectable score. Tom Broadhead took 5-61 for the home side. In reply, Barnsley quickly fell to 36-5 as Robert Barker took 4-30 and were eventually skittled for 119, giving Millhouses an emphatic victory.
Millhouses W 236-9 (46) Peter Chamberlain 41, Brad Simpson 82, Tom Broadhead 5-61
Barnsley WM 4 119 (27.5) Sam Hawley 32, Robert Barker 4-30
Millhouses Works (9pts) beat Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths (0) by 117 runs
Bradfield Village Fellowship v Parkhead
Bradfield Village Fellowship lost top spot in the division this weekend after a 98-run defeat to Parkhead. Parkhead batted first and went from 100-5 to 246-6 after 46 overs, mostly down to the efforts of James Speck and Chris Turner who hit 74 apiece. In response, Bradfield fell to 45-4 after Jack Wheelhouse (3-29) ran through the top order. David Fearnley hit 46 and Tim Pearce 26, but it was not enough as they were bowled out for 148. Matthew Mather also took 3-54 as Parkhead shocked the league leaders.
Parkhead 246-6 (46) Charistian Millard 34, James Speck 74*, Chris Turner 74
Bradfield VF 148 (40.2) David Fearnley 46, Jack Wheelhouse 3-29, Matthew Mather 3-54, Chris Turner 3-7
Parkhead (9pts) beat Bradfield Village Fellowship (0) by 98 runs
Hallam 3rds v Hampole & Skelbrooke
Hampole & Skelbrooke are still looking for their first win of the season as they were defeated by Hallam 3rds by nine wickets. The visitors batted first and were always under the cosh. After Ijaz Khan hit 29, the side lost wickets for very little runs ending their innings on 135 all out. Michael Gilmour and Matthew Grime did most of the damage for Hallam with the ball. Half centuries from Mark Keen (57) and William Laycock (56*) helped their side knock the total off with the loss of one wicket and with 16 overs left.
Hampole & Skelbrooke 135 (45.3) Michael Gilmour 3-32, Matthew Grime 6-41
Hallam 3 136-1 (30.4) Mark Keen 57, William Laycock 56*
Hallam 3rds (9pts) beat Hampole & Skelbrooke (0) by nine wickets
Mexborough Athletic v Higham
It was Higham who took advantage of Bradfield’ defeat to go top of the table as they beat Mexborough Athletic by two wickets. 51 from Owen Sargison and 27 from Jamie Lomas helped Mexborough post 161 all out. However, it could and should have been so much more if it were not for Higham bowler Joseph Green, who took 5-52 to reduce Mexborough from 142-5 to 161 all out. Anthony White hit 41 in response and Green hit 27 and Higham hit in their target with two wickets in hand. Lomas also finished a good day on the personal front as he took 3-41 in a losing cause.
Mexborough A 161 (41.2) Owen Sargison 51, Joseph Green 5-52, George Deegan 3-36
Higham 162-8 (40.4) Anthony White 41, Jamie Lomas 3-41
Higham (9pts) beat Mexborough Athletic (2) by two wickets
Shiregreen 2nds v Cawthorne 2nds
500 runs were scored at Hatfield House Lane as Shiregreen beat their visitors by eight wickets. Connor Page hit 90 off 71 balls for Cawthorne and was supported well by Thom Macrow (33 off 18 balls) and Ryan Bagshaw (28) as they set a total of 249-7. Shoukat Ali took 4-54 for the hosts. Nazam Mohammed then stole the show as he hit a brilliant unbeaten 109 and was well supported by Aaron Sleight who hit 90, and Adnan Khan weighed in with 39 as Shiregreen chased down the total in 43 overs.
Cawthorne 2 249-7 (46) Thom Macrow 33, Connor Page 90, Shoukat Ali 4-54
Shiregreen 2 251-2 (43) Aaron Sleight 90, Nazam Mohammed 109*, Adnan Khan 39*
Shiregreen 2nds (9pts) beat Cawthorne 2nds (0) by eight wickets
By Sam Chadwick & Tom Pratt
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