Senior Section round-up 17 July - Part II
Posted on 22nd July 2021 at 22:03
Only four games took place in Division Five on a disrupted weekend. Kilnhurst Colliery continued their fine form to move up to third in a table that has been complicated because of Covid. The closeness of teams near the top has seen former high-fliers Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds drop down to seventh. One thing that is clear is that league leaders Upper Haugh 2nds’ latest convincing win against the seventh-placed side puts them in a strong position.
Coal Aston 2nds v Penistone 2nds
Coal Aston 2nds beat Penistone 2nds, ensuring that their visitors remained in relative trouble near the bottom of the table. The hosts batted first and posted a sub-par total after a decent bowling effort from the away side. In fact, without Matthew Boreman’s unbeaten 63 (88 balls) things could have been much worse for Coal Aston, as they fell to 53-7 and then 98-9, but Boreman batted well with the tail to carry his team to a half-decent total. Harry Burton took the plaudits for the away side with 5-16 in nine overs. Boreman’s innings proved to be crucial as the four-pronged Coal Aston bowling attack, led by 4-15 from David Crabtree, bowled the visitors out well short of their target.
Coal Aston 2 144 (45.2) Matthew Boreman 63*, Harry Burton 5-16, Nathan Barker 3-44
Penistone 2 101 (42) James Taylor 3-21, David Crabtree 4-15
Coal Aston 2nds (9pts) beat Penistone 2nds (1) by 43 runs
Norton Oakes 2nds v Rotherham Town 2nds
Norton Oakes 2nds fell well short in their chase against Rotherham Town 2nds to end the day in eighth spot. Town won the toss and dominated as three batsmen made it to fifties and beyond. Matthew Fidler played the anchor role at the top of the order as he top scored with 95 (144). He was backed up by a fluent 58 (62) from Ben King-Smith and a quick-fire 52 (35) from Habil Malik. The demanding target could have been reached, as Neil White scored a stunning unbeaten 115 off 117 balls, but he ran out of partners as Malik yet again played his part, picking up 4-20 to bowl the home side out 48 runs short.
Rotherham T 2 245-6 (46) Matthew Fidler 95, Habil Malik 52, Ben King-Smith 58, Tom Graham 3-69
Norton Oakes 2 197 (42.3) Neil White 115*, Habil Malik 4-20, Sa Karim 3-24
Rotherham Town 2nds (9pts) beat Norton Oakes 2nds (1) by 48 runs
Upper Haugh 2nds v Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds
Upper Haugh 2nds completely dominated Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds to cement their place at the top of the tree. The away side started well by winning the toss, but it went downhill from there as both openers were removed for ducks. They never recovered, as all five Upper Haugh bowlers contributed wickets to leave them with just 58 runs to defend. Ayden Dawson with pick of the attack with best-ever figures of 4-12. The home side made it to the easy target in double-quick time, with Matthew Bacon plundering 46 of the runs required, to end the game in 7.4 overs.
Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2 58 (24.4) Chris Pearson 3-20, Ayden Dawson 4-12
Upper Haugh 2nds 59-0 (7.4) Matthew Bacon 46*
Upper Haugh 2nds (9pts) beat Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds (0) by ten wickets
Whiston Forge v Kilnhurst Colliery
Kilnhurst Colliery maintained their recent impressive form to move ever closer to Whiston Forge in second. It was the home side who batted first, but failed to make a big impression with a score just below-par. A measured 56 (105) from opener John Wagstaff and an important 30 (33) from number nine Robert Bateman ensured they had something to defend. By the end of the second innings, however, it was clearly inadequate though, as Kilnhurst Colliery chased it down with the loss of just one wicket. Robert Horton and Calum Dearden were there at the end to coast to victory after David Plummer had been removed for 26 (35).
Whiston F 152 (43.2) John Wagstaff 56, Robert Bateman 30, Mark Traquair 3-50, Matthew Beevers 3-42, Josh Cooke 4-18
Kilnhurst C 155-1 (21) Robert Horton 72, Calum Dearden 50*
Kilnhurst Colliery (9pts) beat Whiston Forge (0) by nine wickets
Darfield 2nds v Conisbrough 2nds and Handsworth Junior Sporting Club v Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds – matches cancelled due to Covid (null & void)
Brookhouse v Sheffield United 2nds
A successful day for Brookhouse this week as they posted 202, with the main contributions from Jasneet Gulati (67) and Thomas Hogan, who hit a brilliant 71. The pick of the visitors’ attack was Hasan Yasin, who took 4-47. The home side then bowled out Sheffield United for 150 within 34 overs, despite Daniel Clench’s defiant 42 and 32 from Subhaan Hussain. Jasneet Gulati was outstanding in the Brookhouse attack with 4-26 whilst William Braithwaite took 3-50.
Brookhouse 202-4 (40) Jasneet Gulati 67*, Thomas Hogan 71, Hasan Yasin 4-47
Sheffield U 2 150 (34) Daniel Clench 42, Subhaan Hussain 32, William Braithwaite 3-50, Jasneet Gulati 4-26
Brookhouse (9pts) beat Sheffield United 2nds (1) by 52 runs
Caribbean 2nds v Wickersley Old Village 3rds
Caribbean Sports won their mid-table battle with Wickersley Old Village by a thumping 148 runs. Hamsah Hussain scored a brilliant 96 and Shabaz Qadeer a fine 66, and with Arsalan Khalid weighing in with 33, the home side made a formidable 258-5. Wickersley struggled throughout as Travis Bacchus and Hamzah Hussain led the way with the ball.
Caribbean 2 258-5 (40) Arsalan Khalid 33, Shabaz Qadeer 66, Hamzah Hussain 96
Wickersley OV 3 110 (38.3) Travis Bacchus 3-16, Hamzah Hussain 3-7
Caribbean 2nds (9pts) beat Wickersley Old Village 3rds (0) by 148 runs
Green Moor 2nds v Doncaster Town 3rds
Green Moor failed to build on a fine second-wicket stand between Ben Askey (78) and Joshua Dixon (54) against a varied Doncaster attack, in which Ryan Marsh was outstanding. Chasing 195, Oliver Cheesewright led the way with 68 off 84 balls, sharing an opening stand of 62 with Mark Lockwood (27), and 59 for the second wicket with Ewan Whittaker. Then Ryan Capstick, with an unbeaten 34, led them home with five wickets and over five overs to spare.
Green Moor 2 194-9 (40) Ben Askey 78, Joshua Dixon 54, Ryan Marsh 3-25
Doncaster T 3 195-5 (34.3) Oliver Cheesewright 68, Ewan Whittaker 33, Ryan Capstick 34*
Doncaster Town 3rds (9pts) beat Green Moor 2nds (0) by five wickets
Millhouses Works 2nds v Handsworth Junior Sporting Club 2nds
Third-placed Handsworth had a tight tussle with Millhouses Works, winning a low-scoring game by 34 runs. Omer Mohammad Arshad scored a great 50, with Mohammad Fiaz contributing 27, out of the visitors’ 135; whilst Jon Wynn took a tremendous 6-33, backed up by Tom Endacott’s 3-7. In reply, Yashodhan Purandare hit 37 off 42 balls for the home side, but lacked any support, and Ansab Rizwan bowled Handsworth to victory with his 5-18.
Handsworth JSC 2 135 (29.2) Omer Mohammad Arshad 50, Jon Wynn 6-33, Yom Endacott 3-7
Millhouses W 2 101 (37.5) Yashodhan Purandare 37, Ansab Rizwan 5-18
Handsworth Junior Sporting Club 2nds (9pts) beat Millhouses Works 2nds (1) by 34 runs
Thorncliffe 2nds v Wombwell Main
This game was quickly wrapped up by Wombwell Main after Thorncliffe elected to bat first. The home side failed to build on captain Steven Dransfield’s 33, and Jonathan Scaife (5-8) and Callum Whitehead (3-2) bowled them out in 25.2 overs. With only 65 to beat, Wombwell took the game by storm and with captain Richard Batty scoring 43, they reached 69-2 in just 16.4 overs to consolidate their second place in the table.
Thorncliffe 2 65 (25.2) Stephen Dransfield 33, Jonathan Scaife 5-8, Callum Whitehead 3-2
Wombwell Main 69-2 (16.4) Richard Batty 43*
Wombwell Main (9pts) beat Thorncliffe 2nds (0) by eight wickets
Sprotbrough 3rds closed the gap on top team Whitley Hall 3rds, as the league leaders did not play this weekend. Frecheville Community 2nds also made up ground in third as Harley, a place below them, pulled off the biggest win of the weekend against an all-but relegated Wath 3rds side. Elsewhere, Higham 2nds moved above their opponents, Dearne, after an impressive bowling display.
Doncaster Town 4ths v Sprotbrough 3rds
Sprotbrough 3rds overcame Doncaster Town 4ths to close down on the league leaders in a low-scoring affair. The away side owed a lot to Nigel Young, whose unbeaten 39 almost singlehandedly took them into three figures, with only two other batsmen making it to double figures. Remarkably, six Town bowlers took at least one wicket in the definition of a team effort. That effort was not backed up by their batting, however, as they failed to overhaul an achievable target. Once again, just three batters made double figures, Oscar Jones top-scoring with just 21, as another collective bowling effort saw them fall 24 runs short.
Sprotbrough 3 114 (30.4) Nigel Young 39*
Doncaster T 4 80 (42.5) Nicky Graves 3-16
Sprotbrough 3rds (9pts) beat Doncaster Town 4ths (1) by 34 runs
Frecheville Community 2nds v Houghton Main 2nds
Frecheville Community 2nds overcame Houghton Main 2nds to stay in touch with the leaders in third place. Frecheville won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first, and they struggled to make a substantial total. All five of the home side’s attack took wickets, which fell at regular intervals to leave their visitors short of a par score. Kashif Gul was the one standout performer with 49 (40). The hosts’ chase was relatively straightforward as each of the top five contributed. It was Mat Dexter who saw them over the line with a top score of 32 not out in 37 balls.
Houghton M 2 128-9 (40) Kashif Gul 49, Simon Haley 3-27
Frecheville C 2 132-5 (27.2) Kevan Cowley 30, Mat Dexter 32*
Frecheville Community 2nds (9pts) beat Houghton Main 2nds (0) by five wickets
Higham 2nds v Dearne
Higham 2nds overtook Dearne after a fine bowling display enabled them to all but ease to victory. It was Dearne who won the toss but they did not back up their decision to bat with a decent performance, as only two batsmen made it out of single figures and Luke Woodhouse and Steven Bamforth, with four wickets apiece, bowled them out for 73. The home side wobbled in pursuit of the small total, as five wickets fell, but Antony Fieldhouse’s 36 saw them to victory without too much of a sweat.
Dearne 73 (20) Malcolm Day 31, Luke Woodhouse 4-28, Steven Bamforth 4-17
Higham 2 75-5 (18.4) Antony Fieldhouse 36, Jamie McTaggart 3-14
Higham 2nds (9pts) beat Dearne (0) by five wickets
Scholes v Warmsworth 2nds
Warmsworth 2nds produced a huge first innings total to comfortably win away at Scholes. Batting first after winning the toss, they made their way to 273 in 40 overs, with just four wickets falling. Both Jonathan Iball and Andy Matthews made it past 50 at the top of the order, with Iball’s 84 (86) proving to be the standout innings. They were backed up by quick-fire unbeaten innings of 44 and 35 respectively from Andy Matthews and Matthew Spurr, as they piled on the misery for the Scholes bowlers. The home side fell to 51-5 early in their innings and could never really recover. Marcus Green was pick of the bowlers with 3-10.
Warmsworth 2nds 273-4 (40) Jonathan Iball 84, Andy Matthew 59, Jamie Hutt 44*, Matthew Spurr 34*
Scholes 163-8 (40) Azahat Saleem 39, Dean Oxley 36*, Marcus Green 3-20
Warmsworth 2nds (9pts) beat Scholes (0) by 110 runs
Silkstone United 2nds v Worsbrough Bridge 2nds
Worsbrough Bridge 2nds beat Silkstone United 2nds on their own patch to pull away from the bottom. It was United who won the toss and batted first but posted a disappointing total after losing regular wickets. Several batsmen ‘got in’ but only Joe Green converted a start into a decent score, as he accumulated 41 from just 33 balls. Jessica White and James Kennedy did the damage for the visiting bowling attack as they took three wickets each. It was a score that still needed some chasing by Worsbrough Bridge, but they did so with aplomb, as an unbeaten 67 from Robert Stubbings at the top of the order saw them to victory with eight wickets and 5.3 overs to spare.
Silkstone U 2 124-9 (40) Joe Green 41, James Kennedy 3-24, Jessica White 3-41
Worsbrough Bridge 2 125-2 (34.3) Robert Stubbings 67
Worsbrough Bridge 2nds (9pts) beat Silkstone United 2nds (0) by eight wickets
Wath 3rds v Harley
Harley strengthened their top four position by hammering a Wath 3rds side, who remain bottom of the table. The away side batted first after winning the toss and posted an imposing total. Several batsmen got scores with Peter Dearden leading the way at the top of the order with 50 (106) before retiring hurt. He was backed up by 41 (74) from Lee Moxon at number three before Callum Sverdloff ended the innings with an unbeaten 32 off 16 balls. Wath would have been expected to struggle chasing the target, and so it proved as they were bowled out with just 39 runs on the board. It was a collective bowling effort from Harley as five players took wickets, with Sverdloff’s 3-3 capping off a good individual display.
Harley 201-6 (40) Peter Dearden 50*, Lee Moxon 41, Callum Sverdloff 32*
Wath 3 39 (20.3) Callum Sverdloff 3-3
Harley (9pts) beat Wath 3rds (0) by 162 runs
Fishlake 2nds v Whitley Hall 3rds – match cancelled due to Covid (null & void)
Eden Grove Parklands 2nds v Upper Haugh 3rds
After their great win last week, Upper Haugh disappointingly came up well short against Eden Grove. After a disastrous start against Joseph Platts, who took 6-13 in a great spell, captain Kevin Roberts made 28 to help the home side to three figures. In Upper Haugh’s reply, opener Shaun Cristinacce made 26, but no-one else reached double figures against Tim Buckle and Craig Taylor, who both took four wickets.
Eden Grove Parklands 2 103-9 (40) Joseph Platts 6-13
Upper Haugh 3 63 (30.1) Tim Buckle 4-10, Craig Taylor 4-18
Eden Grove Parklands 2nds (9pts) beat Upper Haugh 3rds (0) by 40 runs
Kexborough 2nds v Adwick-le-Street 2nds
Adwick-Le-Street had another fine win this week, this time against Kexborough. The home side elected to bat first, but after a second-wicket stand between opener Ethan Shilito (28) and Scott Shilito, who made a fine unbeaten 69, the rest of the batting collapsed against James Brookes. Brookes who took an outstanding 7-31, and was well supported by Matthew Eades. Adwick-Le Street took their time scoring the runs, with James Brookes completing a tremendous game with an unbeaten 59. Keaton Mann gave him good support with 33 as Adwick reached their target in 42.2 overs with six wickets to spare.
Kexborough 2 134 (27) Scott Shillito 69*, James Brookes 7-31, Matthew Eades 3-45
Adwick-le-Street 2 135-4 (42.2) Keaton Mann 33, James Brookes 59*
Adwick-le-Street 2nds (9pts) beat Kexborough 2nds (0) by six wickets
Rockingham Colliery 3rds v Brodsworth Main 3rds
Match conceded by Brodsworth Main 3rds - Rockingham Colliery 3rds 9pts; Brodsworth Main 3rds -3
Rockingham Colliery 4ths v Mexborough Athletic 2nds (at Mexborough)
This was a comprehensive win for Mexborough Athletic 2nds, as they bowled out Rockingham Colliery 4ths for just 38 in 28 overs, with Jonathan Mason taking 4-12. The home team made short work of the run chase, with Mathew Blackman hitting an unbeaten 26 off 14 balls and taking them to their target in just 5.4 overs. Mexborough retain second place in the division, whist Rockingham 4ths are stuck in the bottom four.
Rockingham C 4 38 (28) Jonathan Mason 4-12
Mexborough A 2 39-2 (5.4)
Mexborough Athletic 2nds (9pts) beat Rockingham Colliery 4ths (0) by eight wickets
Sheffield United 3rds v Brookhouse 2nds
Brookhouse 2nds increased the gap between themselves and the bottom four with a comfortable win. Having elected to bat first, the home side lost three early wickets and found run-scoring difficult against some accurate bowling. Opening bat Stephen Reaney batted throughout the innings for 44 not out and Suhail Zahoor gave him valuable support with an unbeaten 24. Brookhouse captain Jonathan Kirk batted positively with a brilliant 71 not out, and with Ashley Wilson unbeaten on 28, they chased down the target in just 21 overs.
Sheffield U 3 123-4 (40) Stephen Reaney 44*
Brookhouse 2 127-3 (21) Jonathan Kirk 71*
Brookhouse 2nds (9pts) beat Sheffield United 3rds (0) by seven wickets
Wombwell Main 2nds v Whiston Forge 2nds
Wombwell Main’s eight-wicket win over Whiston Forge puts them in a comfortable middle league position. Whiston’s David Foote made an unbeaten 59 with little support, and a total of 123-8 in 40 overs looked well below par. The wickets were shared amongst Wombwell’s five bowlers. The home side lost two early wickets, but an unbroken 70-run third-wicket stand between captain Martin Pickering and Matthew Shaw saw them home with plenty of wickets and overs to spare.
Whiston F 2 123-8 (40) David Foote 59*
Wombwell M 2 124-2 (27.3) Martin Pickering 32*, Matthew Shaw 46*
Wombwell Main 2nds (9pts) beat Whiston Forge 2nds (0) by eight wickets
By Sam Chadwick & Tom Pratt
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