Senior Section round-up 12 June - Part II
Posted on 17th June 2021 at 17:38
There were some freak results in Division 5 on an interesting weekend. Thorpe Hesley & High Green stayed top of the tree with a comprehensive win over strugglers Penistone 2nds who fell to the bottom of the table. Upper Haugh 2nds climbed to second with a comprehensive win in which they overtook their opponents, Norton Oakes 2nds, who fell to fifth in the process. Whiston Forge and Rotherham Town 2nds took full advantage as they climbed to third and fourth respectively with wins.
Conisbrough 2nds v Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds
A blistering innings from Tom Humphries saw Conisbrough 2nds climb away from the bottom in emphatic style as they left their visitors languishing in eleventh. The home side’s innings appeared to be faltering as they fell to 55-4 until Tom and Toby Humphries combined for a 113-run partnership. When Toby was removed, Tom carried on and blundered 135 from 89 balls with fourteen fours and six sixes. The result was a mammoth score of 361-9, a total which Bradfield never looked like getting. Regular wickets were shared between six Conisbrough bowlers which meant the visitors were bowled out for 183.
Conisbrough 2 361-9 (46) Stuart Coleman 41, Toby Humphries 46, Tom Humphries 135, Graham Skelton 39, Peter Humphries 39*, David Palazon 3-46
Bradfield VF 2 183 (31.3) Ben Bower 35, Craig Jackson 3-29
Conisbrough 2nds (9pts) beat Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds (0) by 178 runs
Darfield 2nds v Rotherham Town 2nds
It was sixth versus fifth at Darfield and the result was as close as the table suggested. The home side won the toss and chose to field with half-centuries from Habil Malik and Sa Karim helping them to 175-9, as regular wickets fell around them. Lewis Clayton was the pick of the bowlers for the home side as he picked up 3-41. They appeared to be coasting to victory as opener Sulaimaan Ahmed and number three Jordan Watson both passed fifty. But a catastrophic collapse from 103-2 to 173 all out ensued, as Luke Staveley took a brilliant 8-48 with the last seven batters getting single figure scores.
Rotherham T 2 175-9 (46) Sa Karim 49, Habil Malik 60, Lewis Clayton 3-41
Darfield 2 173 (41.1) Sulaimaan Ahmed 60, Jordan Watson 67, Luke Staveley 8-48
Rotherham Town 2nds (9pts) beat Darfield 2nds (2) by two runs
Kilnhurst Colliery v Handsworth Junior Sporting Club
Another freak score came at Kilnhurst Colliery as the side who started the day at the bottom produced a highly impressive display to steam-roller Handsworth. Josh Cooke was the main man as the home side won the toss and elected to field, he took 5-14 as the visitors’ batting completely collapsed to 48 all out. The strugglers’ batting was just as impressive as the two openers, David Plummer (27*) and Robert Horton (20*), chased the target in just 10.1 overs to secure a surprisingly easy victory.
Handsworth JSC 48 (27.1) Matthew Beevers 3-15, Josh Cooke 5-14
Kilnhurst C 49-0 (10.1)
Kilnhurst Colliery (9pts) beat Handsworth Junior Sporting Club (0) by ten wickets
Norton Oakes 2nds v Upper Haugh 2nds
Upper Haugh moved above their hosts into second with a comprehensive win. It was Norton Oakes who chose to bat first as they won the toss and, apart from a quick-fire 52 (48) from Neil White at the beginning of the innings, failed to put partnerships together on their way to 178 all out. It was still a challenging total for the visitors, especially as both openers were dismissed relatively cheaply. But unbeaten knocks of 81 from Steve Reynolds and 61 from Jack Pemberton carried them to victory with eight wickets to spare.
Norton Oakes 2 178 (45.3) Neil White 52, Steve Reynolds 4-34
Upper Haugh 2 182-2 (30.4) Steve Reynolds 81*, Jack Pemberton 61*
Upper Haugh 2nds (9pts) beat Norton Oakes 2nds (0) by eight wickets
Penistone 2nds v Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds
The league leaders travelled to Penistone 2nds and came away with a routine win to ensure they continued to set the pace. They won the toss, elected to bat, and six of their eight men who batted got double figure scores on their way to 240-6. The one man to pass 50 was Mahmood Hussain, who scored 66 off 73 balls, proving to be the glue of their innings. In reply, Penistone were reduced to 68-5 and, despite a few cameos in their lower-middle order, could not keep up with the required rate as they stumbled to 145-7 in their 46 overs.
Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2 240-6 (46) Iain MacDonald 37, Mahmood Hussain 66, Elliot Couldwell 34, Chris Fisher 37*
Penistone 2 145-7 (46) Ed Moss-Ward 36, Nathan Barker 30*
Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds (9pts) beat Penistone 2nds (0) by 95 runs
Whiston Forge v Coal Aston 2nds
Whiston Forge moved up to third with a victory at home to Coal Aston 2nds, who slipped to ninth. It was the away side who won the toss and they chose to bat as runs were shared throughout their batting lineup. There were plenty of starts, but a collective bowling effort from Whiston Forge ensured that no one passed fifty as the visitors were bowled out for a below-par 171. The hosts were in a little bit of trouble at 26-3 but 70 from 62 balls from Kristian Lee-Green was the innings to inject the energy needed for them to chase the total down. They made their target with three wickets remaining thanks to an unbeaten 39 from Arron Ducker.
Coal Aston 2 171 (44) Andrew Lockwood 32, Adam Purshouse 3-51
Whiston Forge 174-7 (42.5) Kristian Lee-Green 70, Arron Ducker 39*, Laurence Pickford 3-37
Whiston Forge (9pts) beat Coal Aston 2nds (1) by three wickets
Doncaster Town 3rds v Wickersley Old Village 3rds
Doncaster 3rds were defeated this weekend by Wickersley Old Village 3rds – their first loss of the campaign – but retain top spot. Doncaster batted first and were mostly thankful to Jak Hotchkiss who hit 64 not out and skipper Ryan Marsh, 25 as they posted a total of 164-7 off 40 overs. Kamran Khayer took 3-26 for Wickersley. It was then Peter Smith who took centre-stage for Wickersley as he hit 62 in a great knock and was well supported by Mark Newbould who hit 35 not out as Wickerlsey achieved their target with four balls in hand and five wickets in hand. Joe Woodiwiss took figures away of 3-29 for the hosts.
Doncaster T 3 164-7 (40) Jak Hotchkiss 64*, Kamran Khayer 3-26
Wickersley OV 3 168-5 (39.2) Peter Smith 62, Mark Newbould 35*, Joe Woodiwiss 3-29
Wickersley Old Village 3rds (9pts) beat Doncaster Town 3rds (0) by five wickets
Handsworth Junior Sporting Club 2nds v Brookhouse
Handsworth Junior Sporting Club 2nds bounced back from last week’s defeat to Doncaster by brushing past Brookhouse. Middle order batsmen Imran Khan and Junaid Khan made the key contributions as Handsworth posted 144-9 off 40 overs. Stephen Dawson took 4-30 and Jasneet Gulati 3-9 from his 10 overs. After Brookhouse openers Thomas Hogan and Thomas Snow (25) had been parted, they lost their next five batsmen very quickly and it was only Adam Bryant who provided any resistance with 33 not out, but it was not enough as they ended on 131-8.
Handsworth JSC 2 144-9 (40) Iman Khan 33, Junaid Khan 34, Jasneet Gulati 3-9, Stephen Dawson 4-30
Brookhouse 131-8 (40) Thomas Hogan 32, Adam Bryant 33*
Handsworth Junior Sporting Club 2nds (9pts) beat Brookhouse (2) by 13 runs
Millhouses Works 2nds v Green Moor 2nds
Green Moor Sports Club 2nds made sure they kept up with the pace at the top end of the table with an important win away at Millhouses Works 2nds. Millhouses batted first and were 76-2, mainly thanks to Jack Roper, but fell from to 113-8 off 40 overs. This was mostly down to the bowling of James Christopherson who took 4-33. In reply, Green Moor made easy going of the chase, knocking the total off in 21 overs and securing a seven-wicket victory. Joshua Dixon was unbeaten on 39 and Josh Wood on 40 off 21 deliveries.
Millhouses W 2 113-8 (40) Jack Roper 39, James Christopherson 4-33
Green Moor 2 119-3 (21) Joshua Dixon 39*, Josh Wood 40*
Green Moor 2nds (9pts) beat Millhouses Works 2nds (0) by seven wickets
Wentworth v Caribbean Junior Sporting Club 2nds
Caribbean Sports 2nds got back into winning ways as they beat bottom of the table Wentworth by 38 runs this weekend. Qasim Banaris hit 76 and Arsalan Khalid 41 for Caribbean as they posted 197-8 off their 40 overs. Manohar Kanchi bowled brilliantly with 4-42. In reply, Wentworth lost both openers with the score on one and they were never able to fully recover, despite 45 from Ewan Bennett and 41 from Michael Burney, as Mustafah Azam and Travis Bacchus ran through the Wentworth batsmen.
Caribbean JSC 2 197-8 (40) Arsalan Khalid 41, Qasim Banaris 76
Wentworth 159 (36.5) Ewan Bennett 45, Michael Burney 41, Mustafa Azam 4-41, Travis Bacchus 4-25
Caribbean Junior Sporting Club 2nds (9pts) beat Wentworth (1) by 38 runs
Wombwell Main v Sheffield United 2nds
It was second-placed Wombwell Main who took advantage of Doncaster’s slip up as they beat Sheffield United 2nds by 44 runs. Opener Richard Wilkinson hit 35 as Wombwell batted first, but the hosts were thankful to bottom order contributions from Richard Batty (42*) and Tom Peck (31) as they went from 87-5 to 185-8 after their 40 overs. Daniel Clench took 3-19 and Faiz Hussian 3-36. Subhaan Hussian hit 36 in reply and alongside Ali Akhtar (32) set up United at 84-3 but they crumbled to 141 all out, with Wombwell bowler Joe Armitage taking 6-33 from 10 overs and winning the game for his side.
Wombwell M 185-8 (40) Richard Wilkinson 35, Tom Peck 31, Richard Batty 42*, Daniel Clench 3-19, Faiz Hussain 3-36
Sheffield U 2 141-9 (40) Subhaan Hussain 36, Ali Akhtar 32, Joe Armitage 6-33
Wombwell Main (9pts) beat Sheffield United 2nds (1) by 44 runs
There were low scores across Division 7 as Whitley Hall 3rds made the most of a slip up from Sprotbrough 3rds to go top of the league. Sprotbrough were level on points with Whitley Hall coming into the day but lost to Warmsworth 2nds ensuring we now have an out-right leader. Frecheville Community 2nds now lie second by nine points with a game in hand on the rest of the division. At the very bottom, Wath 3rds finally got a win on the board with a close-run victory at Higham.
Fishlake 2nds v Doncaster Town 4ths
Doncaster Town were looking to keep up their slim chances of promotion as they travelled to mid-table Fishlake. It was the away side that elected to field first and put on an impressive bowling display to remove the hosts for just 130. The pick of the attack was Tom Biltcliffe who got three of the top five batsmen on his way to 6-37. The batting performance, however, did not live up to the bowling performance as only Isaiah-John Reasbeck put up any resistance on their way to just 98-9 in the 52 overs available.
Fishlake 2 130 (27.4) Dylan Sisman 52, Tom Biltcliffe 6-37
Doncaster T 4 98-9 (52) Isaiah-John Reasbeck 33
Fishlake 2nds (9pts) beat Doncaster Town 4ths (1) by 32 runs
Higham 2nds v Wath 3rds
Wath 3rds have a win! At the ninth time of asking they scraped a thrilling encounter by just two runs against fellow strugglers Higham 2nds. It was the home side who won the toss and elected to field as 50 from Wath opener Joel Humphries and 37 from Aiden Hinchcliffe helped them to a cautious 173-6 in their 40 overs. A first breakthrough in the second innings took a little while to come as Higham looked comfortable, but Harrison Roebuck completely changed the game, removing the home sides’ first four batsmen. Coming in at number seven, Robert Mcinerney nearly carried his team to victory with an unbeaten 38, but they ran out of time as Roebuck finished up with impressive figures of 5-15.
Wath 3 173-6 (40) Joel Humphries 50, Aiden Hinchcliffe 37
Higham 2 171-9 (40) Anthony Fieldhouse 39, Robert McInerney 38*, Harrison Roebuck 5-15
Wath 3rds (9pts) beat Higham 2nds (2) by two runs
Scholes v Dearne
Both teams started the day near the bottom of the table, but it was Dearne who produced a very good display to dispatch Scholes. The away side batted first after winning the toss and will have been disappointed that good starts weren’t turned into big scores as opener Jack Deakin top-scored with 40 in a string of double-figure scores. The total could have been more but was decent considering they were bowled out well within their 40 overs. The bowling display was much more impressive as Scholes lost regular wickets on their way to just 64 all out. Toni Petty did the damage, finishing with figures of 6-23.
Dearne 179 (37.4) Jack Deakin 40, Sam Jacques 39, Azahat Saleem 3-30
Scholes 64 (19.4) Connor Turford 4-35, Toni Petty 6-23
Dearne (9pts) beat Scholes (0) by 115 runs
Silkstone United 2nds v Frecheville Community 2nds
Frecheville Community made light work of what could have been a tough test as they came out the victors away at Silkstone United. The away side backed up their decision to field with their four-pronged attack sharing wickets to cause a complete collapse. Nigel Bentley was the only batsman who performed for the hosts with 40, and the next top score was 16 as they were completely blown away for 89. The visitors made easy work of the run chase, with Ben Shirt-Clarkson the only casualty. Louis Fairest top scored with 43 from just 33 balls as the runs were made inside 25 overs.
Silkstone U 2 89 (34.2) Nigel Bentley 40, Bradley Cornthwaite 3-13, Adam Gibson 3-27
Frecheville C 2 93-1 (24.4) Adam Ramsden 35*, Louis Fairest 43*
Frecheville Community 2nds (9pts) beat Silkstone United 2nds (0) by nine wickets
Warmsworth 2nds v Sprotbrough 3rds
The surprise of the weekend came as Sprotbrough fell behind in the promotion race with a defeat to mid-table Warmsworth. The away side batted first but could not deal with the home side’s bowler Marcus Green, who took five wickets for just seven runs in 5.3 overs to ensure no partnerships were built in a stuttering innings. The target for the home side was 122 and they started badly as the top three were removed for single figure scores, but an unbeaten 61 from number six Ashley Hutt steadied the ship and the total was reached with relative ease.
Sprotbrough 3 121 (34.3) Marcus Green 5-7
Warmsworth 2 122-5 (33.3) Ashley Hutt 61*
Warmsworth 2nds (9pts) beat Sprotbrough 3rds (0) by nine wickets
Whitley Hall 3rds v Houghton Main 2nds
Whitley Hall went top of the league as they beat Houghton Main at home but were made to sweat chasing what should have been an easy target. They bowled their visitors out for just 84 runs as they took regular wickets with Alistair Riddle and Matthew Brown taking three apiece. In reply, the hosts slipped to 38-4 and then 59-6 as Philip Taylor removed five of their top seven, with opener Elliott Ashton having to retire in addition. But an unbeaten 19 from number eight Matthew Brown at the end of the innings proved crucial in carrying his team over the line with just two wickets remaining.
Houghton M 2 84 (30) Matthew Brown 3-40
Whitley Hall 3 88-8 (26.3) Philip Taylor 6-25
Whitley Hall 3rds (9pts) beat Houghton Main 2nds (2) by two wickets
Worsbrough Bridge 2nds v Harley
Harley moved to fourth to keep their outside chances of promotion alive in by far the highest scoring game in the division. The away side chose to put Worsbrough Bridge into bat as a string of double figure scores ensured they reached 203 amid regular lost wickets. The visitors will have a lot to thank Sam Lowery for as the opener scored 84 to carry his side to 140-3 at one point. The loss of his wicket did cause some concern and made the chase much harder as it went to the final over. Tom Wade was run out for 29 with just nine runs needed, leaving his partner Callum Sverdloff to carry the team over the line.
Worsbrough Bridge 2 203-8 (40) Jackson Taylor 48, Owen White 35, Darren Newton 34*, Jamie Oliver 3-37
Harley 204-7 (39.3) Sam Lowery 84, Clayton Taylor 3-43
Harley (9pts) beat Worsbrough Bridge 2nds (1) by three wickets
Monk Bretton 2nds v Whiston Forge 2nds
Monk Bretton 2nds extended their lead at the top of the division to 17 points, after an impressive bowling performance against Whiston Forge to win by 67 runs. Ollie Wainwright hit 47 not out and Steve Brewster 44 as Monk Bretton batted through their overs to set a total of 155-6. It was then the Monk Bretton bowlers who turned it on, with Andy Taylor and Mike Ashworth ripping through the Whiston Forge line-up as they fell to 30-8. Number nine batsmen Thomas Scotland the hit 29, but it was not enough as they were skittled for 88 in 29 overs.
Monk Bretton 2 155-6 (40) Ollie Wainwright 47, Steve Brewster 44
Whiston Forge 2 88 (28) Andy Taylor 3-10, Mike Ashworth 4-24
Monk Bretton 2nds (9pts) beat Whiston Forge 2nds (0) by 67 runs
Rockingham Colliery 3rds v Mexborough Athletic 2nds
Rockingham Colliery 3rds moved into second place after crushing Mexborough Athletic 2nd by recording a 149-run victory. Rockingham Colliery captain Steve Bell hit an unbelievable 146 from 97 deliveries, and was well supported by Steve Mottram as the visitors were set 245 to win. Mexborough never recovered from falling to 11-4, despite 35 from Gareth Hughes, and were bowled out for 95, with Ben Shore taking 5-30.
Rockingham C 3 244-7 (40) Steve Bell 146, Callum Skipworth 31, Steve Mottram 37
Mexborough A 2 95 (31.4) Gareth Hughes 35, Ben Shore 5-30
Rockingham Colliery 3rds (9pts) beat Mexborough Athletic 2nds (0) by 149 runs
Rockingham Colliery 4ths v Brookhouse 2nds (at Brookhouse)
Brookhouse 2nds were another team to pick up an important win to stay at the top end of the table, after defeating Rockingham Colliery 4ths by five wickets. Contributions from Dave Smith (28), Enzo Campagna (25) and Simon Grindle (25) as Colliery posted 162-7 off 40 overs. Carl Raynes took 3-31 for the home side. Brookhouse batsmen Jacob Cuckson hit 39 and Ashley Wilson 25 but it was extras who joint top-scored and seemed to be Rockingham’s downfall, as Brookhouse chased their total down with ten balls to spare. In vain, Campagna completed a fine individual all-round performance with 3-2 off five overs.
Rockingham C 4 162-7 (40) Carl Raynes 3-31
Brookhouse 2 163-5 (38.2) Jacob Cuckson 39, Enzo Campagna 3-2
Brookhouse 2nds (9pts) beat Rockingham Colliery 4ths (0) by five wickets
Sheffield United 3rds v Wombwell Main 2nds
Wombwell Main 2nds made sure it was double winning-weekend for the club as they thrashed Sheffield United 3rds by 172 runs. Kev Linney hit 146 for Wombwell and James Pearson 43 as they posted an impressive 240-5 off 40 overs. David Cox then took 4-21 to help bowl United out for 68 with four batsmen picking up ducks to complete a bad day at the office for the home side.
Wombwell M 2 240-5 (40) Kev Linney 146, James Pearson 43
Sheffield U 3 68 (19) David Cox 4-21
Wombwell Main 2nds (9pts) beat Sheffield United 3rds (0) by 172 runs
Brodsworth Main 3rds v Eden Grove Parklands 2nds (played Sunday)
Sunday’s fixture was a thriller as Brodsworth Main 3rds scraped past Eden Grove Parklands 2nds to win by one wicket. Parklands batted first and were all out for 123, with the main contributions coming from Michael Rogerson snr and Harpreet Singh. Crucially, they did not use up their allocation of overs and Brodsworth squeezed past their target with nine wickets down off the very last ball of the six overs added.
Eden Grove Parklands 2 123 (34) Michael Rogerson 32, Harpreet Singh 38
Brodsworth M 3 127-9 (45)
Brodsworth Main 3rds (9pts) beat Eden Grove Parklands 2nds (2) by one wicket
by Sam Chadwick & Tom Pratt
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