Division 5 
 
Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds v Penistone 2nds 
 
Penistone 2nds moved off the bottom of the league table with a low-scoring win at Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds. The hosts won the toss and elected to bat but could only muster 75 all out with Marcus Hoyland doing most of the damage, taking 6-17 from his 8.3 overs. Bradfield captain Craig Shepherd was left unbeaten on 23 not out. In reply Penistone looked well on track for a comfortable victory before losing three for 10 runs to stand 53-4. However, Hoyland’s 19 not out from 21 balls steered his team over the line. 
 
Bradfield VF 2 74 (30.3) Charlie Armitage 3-24, Marcus Hoyland 6-17 
Penistone 2 75-5 (22.4) Stephen Abbs 3-17 
Penistone 2nds (9pts) beat Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds (0) by five wickets 
 
Coal Aston 2nds v Norton Oakes 2nds 
 
Norton Oakes 2nds made light work of struggling Coal Aston 2nds in a game that lasted less than 40 overs in total. After sending in their hosts to bat Nelson Stephen took four of the top six wickets to skittle Coal Aston for just 50 all out. And despite losing Dan Morley and Neil White at the hands of Richard Timms, a stand of 37 between captain Stephen Cook (15 not out) and wicketkeeper Thomas Trower (17 not out) ensured a comfortable victory for fifth-placed Oakes. 
 
Coal Aston 2 50 (26.1) Nelson Stephen 4-15, Shaun Trower 3-2 
Norton Oakes 2 51-2 (12.2) 
Norton Oakes 2nds (9pts) Coal Aston 2nds (0) by eight wickets 
 
Darfield 2nds v Whiston Forge 
 
Whiston Forge took advantage of results elsewhere to move top of the league table after a win at Darfield 2nds. Wicketkeeper John Wagstaff hit an excellent 44 and anchored a second wicket stand of 68 with Kristian Lee-Green as Forge were all out for 153. Darfield were quickly in trouble at 28-4 and despite brief resistance from Jack Parkinson and Ryan Wake were eventually well beaten. Scott Biddles 4-28 being the best of Forge’s impressive bowling figures. 
 
Whiston Forge 153 (42) John Wagstaff 44, Kristian Lee-Green 34, Declan Dickinson 3-37, Kye Kitching 5-42 
Darfield 2 106 (29.3) Paul Baxter 3-36, Scott Biddles 4-28 
Whiston Forge (9pts) beat Darfield 2nds (0) by 47 runs 
 
Handsworth Junior Sporting Club v Conisbrough 2nds 
 
With both teams sitting in mid-table before the match it would have been difficult to predict the ease with which Handsworth Junior Sporting Club beat Conisbrough 2nds. However, four wickets each for Nadeem Akhtar and Abdul Wahid saw the visiting Conisbrough side all out for 81. Handsworth wasted little time in knocking off the total with Waqas Ali unbeaten on 53 not out, as the hosts won by 8 wickets to move sixth in the table. 
 
Conisbrough 2 81 Bailey Bedford 34, Ben Scott 32, Nadeem Akhtar 4-22, Abdul Wahid 4-16 
Handsworth JSC 82-2 (17.1) Waqas Ali 53* 
Handsworth Junior Sporting Club (9pts) beat Conisbrough 2nds (0) by eight wickets 
 
Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds v Rotherham Town 2nds 
 
Rotherham Town 2nds made it five wins in a row to extend their great run of form and close the gap to the top of the table to just four points. Habil Malik was the key man for Town as his 5-34 restricted Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds to 152-9; before striking a magnificent 99 not out – including a stands of 45 with 15-year old Matthew Fidler and 90 with 14-year old Ayman Karim – to see the visitors to their victory target with more than 10 overs to spare. 
 
Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2 152-9 (46) Chris Fisher 46*, Habil Malik 5-34 
Rotherham T 2 156-3 (35.4) Habil Malik 99* 
Rotherham Town 2nds (9pts) beat Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds (0) by seven wickets 
 
Upper Haugh 2nds v Kilnhurst Colliery 
 
A brilliant 100 by Matthew Watson ensured visitors Kilnhurst Colliery came out on top at Upper Haugh 2nds. Set 250 to win after the hosts 'Matthew Bacon (86) and Steve Reynolds (62) scored freely, Kilnhurst began well with openers David Plummer (31) and Robert Horton (46) both playing well. However, it was the introduction of Watson at No.5 who made the difference as he smashed 8 sixes and 7 fours in his 100 to put his team in the perfect position to claim the win. 
 
Upper Haugh 2 249-7 (46) Matthew Bacon 86, Steve Reynolds 62 
Kilnhurst Colliery 250-6 (37.4) David Plummer 31, Robert Horton 46, Matthew Watson 100, Chris Pearson 3-80 
Kilnhurst Colliery (9pts) beat Upper Haugh 2nds (1) by four wickets 
 
Division 6 
 
Brookhouse v Wombwell Main 
 
It was a weekend for the top sides as second-placed Wombwell Main cruised past strugglers Brookhouse by six wickets. Tom Peck blew Brookhouse away with 5-15, as they were bowled out for 65. Jonathan Scaife then hit 33 in reply as Wombwell chased their total down in 21 overs to keep the pressure on the table-toppers Doncaster. 
 
Brookhouse 65 (33.4) Tom Peck 5-16 
Wombwell M 68-4 (21.2) Jonathan Scaife 33 
Wombwell Main (9pts) beat Brookhouse (0) by six wickets 
 
Caribbean Sports Club 2nds v Handsworth Junior Sporting Club 2nds 
 
Caribbean Sports 2nds made ground on the mid-table sides as they beat close competitors Handsworth 2nds by 82 runs. Caribbean Sports made a very respectable 198-6 off their 40 overs thanks to mainly to Zaryab Hussain, Shabaz Qadeer and Gilbert Whyte. Waqar Hussain took 3-41 and then made a fine half-century at the top of order for Handsworth, but lacked support from his teammates as Travis Bacchus bowled the visitors out for 116. 
 
Caribbean SC 2 198-6 (40) Zaryab Hussain 74, Shabaz Qadeer 55, Gilbert Whyte 36*, Waqar Hussain 3-41 
Handsworth JSC 2 116-9 (40) Waqar Hussain 51, Travis Bacchus 5-21 
Caribbean Sports Club 2nds (9pts) beat Handsworth Junior Sporting Club 2nds (0) by 82 runs 
 
Green Moor 2nds v Wentworth 
 
Wentworth were unable to take advantage of results around them as they were beaten away at Green Moor by two wickets. Captain Peter Smith hit a brilliant 76 for Wentworth as they batted first, but they lost their last five batsmen for ducks as their innings came to an abrupt end. Mark Elsworth led the way with the ball for Green Moor. It seemed to be a walk in the park for the home side as top three batsmen, Harry Airstone, Chris Snaith (28) and Joshua Dixon set Green Moor well on their way in their reply. Second change bowlers Smith and Michael Burney caused a collapse, but Green Moor edged home off the last ball with two wickets standing to deny Wentworth their first win of the season. 
 
Wentworth 152 (37) Peter Smith 76, Mark Elsworth 4-31, Alex Schofield 5-25 
Green Moor 2 153-8 (32.4) Harry Airstone 47, Joshua Dixon 37, Michael Burney 4-13, Peter Smith 3-23 
Green Moor 2nds (9pts) beat Wentworth (2) by two wickets 
 
Sheffield United 2nds v Doncaster Town 3rds 
 
Doncaster 3rds stayed top after crushing Sheffield United 2nds by eight wickets. United batted first and never really got going; losing wickets regularly and eventually being bowled out for 58. Iain Wormald took 4-25 and Joe Woodiwiss 3-13 for the league leaders. A comfortable win was then wrapped up by the away side in just 18 overs. 
 
Sheffield U 2 58 (33.5) Iain Wormald 4-25, Joe Woodiwiss 3-13 
Doncaster T 3 60-2 (18) 
Doncaster Town 3rds (9pts) beat Sheffield United 2nds (0) by eight wickets 
 
Thorncliffe 2nds v Millhouses Works 2nds 
 
Thorncliffe 2nds moved into the top half of table after beating Millhouses Works 2nds by two wickets. Ben Hyman hit 92 not out in a fantastic innings which propelled Millhouses to 156-6 off 40 overs, after finding themselves 21-2 early on. Thorncliffe chased down their total in 40 overs thanks mainly to the efforts of skipper Steven Dransfield, Darren Schofield, and Jason Clark. Jon Wynn was the pick of the visitors' attack. 
 
Millhouses W 2 156-6 (40) Ben Hyman 92* 
Thorncliffe 2 157-8 (40) Steven Dransfield 33, Darren Schofield 39, Jason Clark 31, Jon Wynn 4-22 
Thorncliffe 2nds (9pts) beat Millhouses Works 2nds (2) by two wickets 
 
Division 7 
 
Dearne v Fishlake 2nds 
 
Fishlake’s decision to bat first backfired, and they were 58-7 when Dominic Johnson came to the crease. His 38 off 34 balls then boosted them into three figures against an accurate Dearne attack. however, Jack Deakin’s aggressive 66 off 20 balls (8x4, 5x6) helped Dearne to make light work of their target. 
 
Fishlake 2 122 (38.5) Dominic Johnson 38, Connor Turford 3-20, Jamie McTaggart 3-33 
Dearne 125-2 (13.4) Jack Deakin 66 
Dearne (9pts) beat Fishlake 2nds (0) by eight wickets 
 
Doncaster Town 4ths v Higham 2nds 
 
Doncaster lost ground on the leaders as they were undone by Higham, whose win moves them up into a solid eighth spot. Luke Woodhouse took four of the home side’s fiest five wickets, and they never recovered. Michael Dixon (29) put the visitors in a decent position, but the rest of the batsmen made heavy weather of a very modest target, as Higham limped home with just two wickets to spare. 
 
Doncaster T 4 65 (33.5) Luke Woodhouse 4-30 
Higham 2 66-8 (26) Tom Biltcliffe 3-16 
Higham 2nds (9pts) beat Doncaster Town 4ths (2) by two wickets 
 
Frecheville Community 2nds v Worsbrough Bridge 2nds 
 
Frecheville maintained pressure on Whitley Hall with a 46-run win over Worsbrough Bridge. They remain nine points behind the leaders with a game in hand. But they were given a game by Worsbrough, who had them at 126-8 before Bradley Cornthwaite, with an unbeaten 66 off 46 balls took them to a respectable total. The earlier batsmen had struggled against the visitors’ attack, in which Darren Newton was the standout performer, only Ben Shirt-Clarkson looking comfortable. But the pattern was repeated in the second innings, with only a half century from Phil Smith holding the top order together. But the visitors had no Cornthwaite to see them home, and Frecheville completed a comfortable win. 
 
Frecheville C 2 187-8 (40) Ben Shirt-Clarkson 50, Badley Cornthwaite 66*, Darren Newton 4-41 
Worsbrough Bridge 2 141-9 (40) Phil Smith 52, Adil Hassan 3-29, Adam Gibson 3-23 
Frecheville Community 2nds (9pts) beat Worsbrough Bridge 2nds (1) by 46 runs 
 
Harley v Warmsworth 2nds 
 
Joseph Saunders took three of the first six wickets to put Harley well on top against lowly Warmsworth. Ashley Hutt was again top scorer for the visitors but a target of 132 never looked likely to trouble Harley. Opener Michael Dearden held the top order together with a solid half-century, before Lewis Varley (29*) and Callum Sverdloff (16*) came together to see the home side home by four wickets. 
 
Warmsworth 2 131 (34.1) Ashley Hutt 34, Callum Sverdloff 3-32, Joseph Saunders 3-25 
Harley 136-6 (33.4) Michael Dearden 50 
Harley (9pts) beat Warmsworth 2nds (1) by four wickets 
 
Houghton Main 2nds v Sprotbrough 3rds 
 
Only a third-wicket stand of 51 between skipper Adam Cutmore (12) and Whahab Khan held up Sprotbrough, for whom Nigel Young was outstanding with the ball. The visitors made light work of the chase, Harvey Thomas’s unbeaten half-century coming off just 25 balls. 
 
Houghton M 2 86 (33.5) Wahab Khan 33, Nigel Young 5-18 
Sprotbrough 3 88-2 (20.3) Harvey Thomas 54* 
Sprotbrough 3rds (9pts) beat Houghton Main 2nds (0) by eight wickets 
 
Scholes v Silkstone United 2nds 
 
After Philip Ruston and Kevin Bennett (21) had put together a promising opening stand, both were dismissed by David Watson; the lower order then found Azahat Saleem too difficult to handle and they were bowled out for 118. The Scholes batsmen too had their problems, and the visitors were indebted to Darren Snow, whose unbeaten 67 off 78 balls single-handedly gave them a valuable nine points against the side four places above them. 
 
Silkstone U 2 118 (39.5) Philip Ruston 32, Azahat Saleem 5-21 
Scholes 120-8 (33.3) Darren Snow 67*, Sean Pitt 3-20 
Scholes (9pts) beat Silkstone United 2nds (2) by two wickets 
 
Wath 3rds v Whitley Hall 3rds 
 
In this bottom versus top encounter, Elliott Ashton and Josh Dobson got the visitors off to a fine start. Alistair Riddle the provided some impetus at the end of the innings, as Whitley Hall posted a total that was far too much for the Wath side. In their response, only Alfie Spurr (20*) reached double figures against a strong visiting attack, in which Tom Brook as outstanding. Whitley Hall are now nine points clear at the top of the table and Wath 15 points adrift at the bottom. 
 
Whitley Hall 3 198-7 (40) Elliott Ashton 77, Joshua Dobson 37, Alistair Riddle 30*, Kegan Coates 3-52 
Wath 3 69-9 (40) Tom Brook 4-10 
Whitley Hall 3rds (9pts) beat Wath 3rds (0) by 129 runs 
 
Division 8 
 
Brodsworth Main 3rds v Rockingham Colliery 4ths 
 
Brodsworth Main 3rds stay bottom of the table after being crushed by Rockingham Colliery 4ths by 187 runs. Colliery batted first and skipper Dave Smith hit a brilliant 103 with good supporting knocks from Connor Pollard, Ryan Whitehouse and Enzo Campagna, as they reached an imposing total of 263-4. It was way too much for Brodsworth Main as they were bowled out for 76. Whitehouse took 3-0 as Leo Irwin hit 32 in vain. 
 
Rockingham C 4 263-4 (40) Dave Smith 103*, Connor Pollard 33, Ryan Whitehouse 41, Enzo Campagna 51* 
Brodsworth M 3 76 (29.2) Leo Irwin 32, Ryan Whitehouse 3-0 
Rockingham Colliery 4ths (9pts) beat Brodsworth Main 3rds (0) by 187 runs 
 
Brookhouse 2nds v Wombwell Main 2nds 
 
Wombwell Main 2nds beat Brookhouse 2nds by 34 runs to close the gap between the two sides. Wombwell skipper Martin Pickering hit 61 and James Pearson 51 as they set Brookhouse 169 to win. Despite 36 not out from Thomas Moore and 29 from Liam Kirk, Brookhouse fell short of their total, finishing 134-9 from 40 overs. Jonathan Davies took 3-19 for Wombwell. 
 
Wombwell M 2 168-5 (40) Martin Pickering 61, James Pearson 51 
Brookhouse 2 134-9 (40) Thomas Moore 36*, Jonathan 3-19 
Wombwell Main 2nds (9pts) beat Brookhouse 2nds (1) by 34 runs 
 
Eden Grove Parklands 2nds v Rockingham Colliery 3rds (played Sunday) 
 
The home side posted a daunting total at Parklands, Harpreet Singh leading the way with a remarkable 127 off just 44 balls, including nine 4s and 13 sixes. Earlier, Caig Tayor got his side off to a solid start with a fine 76 off 90 balls. In reply, only skipper Dave Smith, who carried his bat for an unbeaten 104, provided any restistance; Harpreet completing a fine all-round game with two wickets. 
 
Eden Grove Parklands 2 280-8 (40) Craig Taylor 76, Harpreet Singh 127, Elliot Kay 3-23 
Rockingham C 3 150-7 (40) Dave Smith 104* 
Eden Grove Parklands 2nds (9pts) beat Rockingham Colliery 3rds (0) by 130 runs 
 
Kexborough 2nds v Sheffield United 3rds 
 
Sheffield United 3rds stayed second bottom after being defeated by mid-table Kexborough by 57 runs. Craig Brook top-scored with 28 for Kexborough as they were bowled out for 107. In reply, United fell to 12-4 and struggled to recover, eventually being bowled out for 50. Aamir Razaq took 5-10 for Kexborough. 
 
Kexborough 2 107 (36.1) 
Sheffield U 3 50 (18.4) Aamir Razaq 5-10 
Kexborough 2nds (9pts) beat Sheffield United 3rds (0) by 57 runs 
 
Mexborough Athletic 2nds v Monk Bretton 2nds 
 
Monk Bretton extended their lead at the top of Division 8 to 20 points after defeating Mexborough Athletic 2nds by 63 runs. Mexborough bowled economically to reduce the away side to 144 all out. Ian Davis hit 49 for Monk Bretton whilst Rod Glover hit 38. With the chance of a shock win in sight, Colin Deakin took that result out the equation, as his 5-17 helped bowl Mexborough out for 81. Daniel Jenkinson hit 26 for the home side in vain. 
 
Monk Bretton 2 144-8 (40) Ian Davis 49, Rod Glover 38 
Mexborough A 2 81 (24.5) Colin Deakin 5-17 
Monk Bretton 2nds (9pts) beat Mexborough Athletic 2nds (0) by 63 runs 
 
Whiston Forge 2nds v Upper Haugh 3rds 
 
Upper Haugh now have two games in hand to catch up Monk Bretton after beating Whiston Forge 2nds by 126 runs. Upper Haugh were massively struggling at 29-4 with Liam Curtis taking 3-38. However, number six batsmen and captain Tim Whitehouse hit an unbelievable 121 from 99 deliveries to boost his side up to 213-8 from 40 overs. He was well supported along the way by 48 from Connor Sanderson. Whiston Forge lost both their opening batsmen for ducks in reply and it was only skipper Liam Alcock who hit 30 to show some resistance as the home side were bowled out for 87. Joseph Platts and Willam Adams both took 3-15 for the victors. 
 
Upper Haugh 3 213-8 (40) Connor Sanderson 48, Tim Whitehouse 121*, Liam Curtis 3-38 
Whiston Forge 2 87 (27.5) Liam Alcock 30, Joseph Platts 3-15, William Adams 3-15 
Upper Haugh 3rds (9pts) beat Whiston Forge 2nds (0) by 126 runs 
 
by Tom Pratt & Richard Fidler 
 
 
 
 
 
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