Senior Section round-up 22 May - Part 1
Posted on 26th May 2021 at 20:09
Two results were reached on another rain effected weekend as the other four games were abandoned without a ball bowled. Green Moor and Wakefield Thornes 2nds took full advantage of the breaks in the weather to gain important ground on the rest of the division. Green Moor successfully chased 194 on their home ground as they beat Sheffield United by 3 wickets in 48.2 overs. Another 4-fer for Jonathan Sanders and a top score of 66 from Jamie Dixon secured the win. This came despite a standout 93 from United ‘keeper Danuka Hettiarachchi and an impressive 5-25 from Luqman Asad which made it a nervy finish for Green Moor.
Elsewhere, Wakefield Thornes won by 20 runs as Rotherham Town failed to chase down 171. 50s for Kieran Donnachie and James Rhodes and figures of 4-43 from Jawad Akhtar helped them over the line. The results mean Wakefield Thornes and Green Moor now lie next to each other in second and third respectively. Sheffield United and Rotherham Town languish in seventh and tenth places after missing their opportunity to make up points on the rest of the division. Shiregreen remain top by a single point after their game was abandoned with South Kirkby; whilst Aston Hall 2nds were also unable to play and attempt to gain their first win of the season.
Green Moor v Sheffield United
Sheffield U 194 (43.4) Danuka Hettiarachchi 93, Jonathan Sanders 4-24
Green Moor 197-7 (48.2) Jamie Dixon 66, Callum Johnson 47*, Luqman Asad 5-25
Green Moor (9pts) beat Sheffield United (1) by three wickets
Wakefield Thornes 2nds v Rotherham Town
Wakefield T 2 171-6 (35) Kieran Donnachie 53, James Rhodes 53, Adrian Thomson 37*
Rotherham Town 151-9 (35) Waseem Dar 35, Arsh Gupta 3-39, Jawad Akhtar 4-43
Wakefield Thornes 2nds (9pts) beat Rotherham Town (1) by 20 runs
Darfield v South Kirkby Colliery, Shiregreen v Whitley Hall 2nds, Treeton 2nds v Aston Hall 2nds and Upper Haugh v Hallam 2nds – matches abandoned without a ball bowled (3pts each)
Rain meant cricket was not played by the majority of the sides in the division. The only fixture played saw Worsbrough Bridge defeat Wickersley Old Village. Doncaster and Monk Bretton continue to lead the way on 36 points, and the two Norton sides are at the other end of the table.
Worsbrough Bridge v Wickersley Old Village 2nds
After losing the toss and being put into bat, Wickersley Old Village 2nds found themselves 9-2. However, they found resistance through Brady Saunders (67) and Rob Jones (40). They made their way to 176-5 after their 50 overs. Worsbrough found themselves in even more trouble at the start of their innings, when they lost skipper Lee Farmer and Jamie Allinson for ducks and were 1-2. However, just like the Wickersley innings, they found middle order runs to work in their favour and take the home side over the line within 32 overs. Mark Wilkinson top scored with 78 not out with Rob Peace (29) and Alex Littlewood (24) also contributing to the winning cause.
Worsbrough Bridge v Wickersley Old Village 2nds
Wickersley OV 2 176-5 (50) Brady Saunders 67, Rob Jones 40, Liam Hague 3-48
Worsbrough Bridge 177-4 (31.4) Mark Wilkinson 78*
Worsbrough Bridge (9pts) beat Wickersley Old Village 2nds (0) by six wickets
Coal Aston v Doncaster Town 2nds, Elsecar 2nds v Thorpe Hesley & High Green, Frecheville Community v Norton Woodseats, Norton Oakes v Sheffield Collegiate 3rds and Thorncliffe v Monk Bretton – matches abandoned without a ball bowled (3pts each)
There were a few standout performances in Division Three as three games were completed. Caribbean Sports Club stayed top with a win over the struggling Wath 2nds. Nasser Rasool scored 46 as they posted 132 in 46 overs and Arslan Tariq took 5-33 in the second innings to ensure Wath were bowled out for 115 in 43.2.
There were runs galore in the first innings at Silkstone United as Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds scored 237-5 in 46 overs. Marcus Burley scored 56 before Sam Patel nearly reached three figures as he scored 95* with 5 sixes and 12 fours. The wickets were shared in the 2nd innings as Silkstone were blown away in 26 overs for 100.
The other game featured another away win as Sprotbrough 2nds won at Tickhill 2nds. They posted 147 all out as Tickhill failed to chase the total in the 47 allocated overs despite having four wickets remaining. Mathew Lowe top-scored and took the best figures for Tickhill with 42 and 3-37.
The results mean that Oughtibridge are second bottom after their impressive first win of the season with Sprotbrough gaining ground at the top in fourth. Whiston Parish Church 2nds stay bottom without a win as their game at home to Penistone was abandoned.
Caribbean Sports Club v Wath 2nds
Caribbean SC 132-8 (46) Nasser Rasool 46, Sam Whitlam 3-27
Wath 2 115 (43.2) Max Bettson-Burnett 37, Mark Barlow 42, Arslan Tariq 5-33
Caribbean Sports Club (9pts) beat Wath 2nds (1) by 17 runs
Silkstone United v Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds
Oughtibridge WM 2 237-5 (46) David James 43, Marcus Burley 56, Sam Patel 95*
Silkstone U 100 (26) Aden Biddle 3-35, Rituparna Ghose 3-21
Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds (9pts) beat Silkstone United (0) by 137 runs
Tickhill 2nds v Sprotbrough 2nds
Sprotbrough 2 147 (44.4) Kyle Talbot 3-23, Mathew Lowe 3-37
Tickhill 2 134-6 (47) Mathew Lowe 42, Nick Page 41*, Adam Kaye 3-39
Sprotbrough 2nds (9pts) beat Tickhill 2nds (2) by 13 runs
Kexborough v Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds, Rockingham Colliery 2nds v Maltby Miners Welfare and Whiston Parish Church 2nds v Penistone – matches abandoned without a ball bowled (3pts each)
Only three games were possible over the weekend as teams picked up important points early on in the season. Shiregreen 2nds defeated leaders Sheffield Collegiate 4ths to make it more interesting at the top of the division. Bradfield and Shiregreen now have a game in hand over Collegiate which could see Bradfield Village Fellowship leapfrog the leaders. Fishlake’s double weekend saw them crushed on Saturday but bounce back brilliant on the Sunday and pick up their first victory of the campaign. Hampole & Skelbrooke sit bottom of the table but it is very open as anything can change in the next coming weeks of cricket.
Fishlake v Cawthorne 2nds
Cawthorne put Fishlake into bat in their division 4 contest. Fishlake fell from 54-3 to 67 all out in a catastrophic collapse. Ryan Bagshaw took 5-16 and Gareth Kilburn 3-19 for the away side. Cawthorne then chased down the total in 17 overs. Kade Fletcher hit 28 not out to see his side over the line.
Fishlake 67 (30.1) Ryan Bagshaw 5-16, Gareth Kilburn 3-19
Cawthorne 2 70-3 (17.1)
Cawthorne 2nds (9pts) beat Fishlake (0) by seven wickets
Sheffield Collegiate 4ths v Shiregreen 2nds
After winning the toss and electing to bat, Shiregreen were thankful to Adnan Khan who hit 57 lower down the order to get his side to 136/8 for 46 overs. Thomas Currie took 3-36 for the home side. Sheffield Collegiate struggled to get going in their innings and finished 113-7 off their allocated overs. Daniel Longley hit 34 not out as the Shiregreen bowlers kept it tight.
Shiregreen 2 136-8 (46) Adnan Khan 57*, Thomas Currie 3-36
Sheffield Collegiate 4 113-7 (46) Daniel Longley 34*
Shiregreen 2nds (9pts) beat Sheffield Collegiate 4ths (1) by 23 runs
Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths v Mexborough Athletic, Higham v Hallam 3rds, Millhouses Works v Hampole & Skelbrooke and Parkhead v Adwick-le-Street – matches abandoned without a ball bowled (3pts each)
Sunday 23 May
Fishlake v Adwick-le-Street
Fishlake bounced back from heavy defeat on Saturday with victory against Adwick-Le-Street. Fishlake put the visitors into bat and took constant wickets resulting in 54 all out. James Wadsworth hit 35 not out and no other batsmen passed the score of three. Richard Copley (3-14) and David Moores (3-14) took three wickets apiece. Fishlake went on to pick up their first victory of the season as Josh Yeaman hit 31 not out to see his side crush Adwick in nine overs.
Adwick-le-Street 54 (44.5) James Wadsworth 35*, Richard Copley 3-14, David Moores 3-14
Fishlake 55.2 (9.1) Josh Yeaman 31
Fishlake (9pts) beat Adwick-le-Street (0) by eight wickets
by Sam Chadwick and Tom Pratt
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