Senior Section round-up 24 July - Part I
Posted on 28th July 2021 at 17:42
Darfield v Hallam 2nds
There was a high-scoring encounter at Darfield, as the home side racked up nearly 300 in their first innings to defeat Hallam 2nds. The hosts batted first and, but for Kastun Stoute who was removed after two balls of the innings, their top four cashed in. Spencer Lavender was the top scorer just three runs short of a hundred, while Matthew Higgins scored a measured 59 off 90 balls. Good cameos from Josh Care, Jonathan Parkin and Saman Khursheed, who was not out at the end, carried Darfield to a huge total. Hallam scored at a decent lick themselves, but were hampered by the regular fall of wickets. Five bowlers contributed to their downfall, with Jack Waldron leading the way. As a result, Hallam fell well short of their target despite a fluent 57 (52 balls) from wicket-keeper Will Burch.
Darfield 288-7 (50) Josh Care 33, Matthew Higgins 59, Spencer Lavender 97, Jonathan Parkin 30, Nick Watson Jones 4-95
Hallam 2 221 (44.3) Edward Haynes 31, Will Burch 57, Neil Stewart 37, Jack Waldron 3-59
Darfield (9pts) beat Hallam 2nds (1) by 67 runs
Green Moor v Whitley Hall 2nds
Green Moor stayed top of the division as they convincingly chased down a good score at home to Whitley Hall 2nds. The away side’s total came due to a responsible 64 (115) from Chris Verity, an innings that allowed others to bat around him, before he eventually fell to Jake Rodgers. Rodgers turned out to be the star bowler for the hosts and he ended the innings with 6-46. In the second innings, it was Callum Johnson’s turn to star as his unbeaten 81 from 110 balls, backed up by an impressive 65 (69) from Jamie Dixon, carried the home side to victory with room to spare.
Whitley Hall 2 201 (49.3) Chris Verity 64, Sam Chatterton 32, Jake Rodgers 6-46
Green Moor 205-6 (47.3) Callum Johnson 81*, Jamie Dixon 65, Liam Bacon 4-52
Green Moor (9pts) beat Whitley Hall 2nds (1) by four wickets
Shiregreen v Rotherham Town
In a remarkably low-scoring encounter, second-placed Shiregeen overcame nearest challengers Rotherham Town by a relatively large margin. The home side won the toss and decided to bat, but 4-44 from Saleem Karim and two wickets apiece for the other three bowlers saw them capitulate to just 93 all out. Their score, however turned out to be a good one, as Town came nowhere near to their target. Two scores of 12 from Wasim Rana and Dhruv Shahi were the best anyone could muster, as Aamar Khan came away with figures of 4-17, backed up by 3-19 and 3-8 from Abdul Latif and Muhammed Naseem respectively.
Shiregreen 93 (22.3) Saleem Karim 4-44
Rotherham T 53 (18.3) Abdul Latif 3-19, Aamar Khan 4-17, Muhammad Naseem 3-8
Shiregreen (9pts) beat Rotherham Town (0) by 40 runs
Treeton 2nds v South Kirkby Colliery
Treeton 2nds’ win at home to South Kirkby saw them move off the bottom of the division after Sheffield United’s loss. South Kirkby elected to bat first in what turned out to be a high-scoring affair. Their innings did not start particularly well, as they were reduced to 58-5, but 57 (82) from Dylan Moran saw them out of trouble. His efforts were followed up by a brilliant unbeaten 54 off 42 balls from number nine Philip Howell as his side made their way to a formidable 239-9. It was demanding but not unsurpassable for Treeton, as their top order scored heavily. The main man was Edward Brunton at number three, who he scored 78 (94) to take his side to 186-4. He was backed up by good scores from Matt Lambert, James Hobson and George Barnes before Harris Ikram and Ryan Hardy sealed the win with four wickets and two overs left.
South Kirkby C 239-9 (50) Dylan Moran 57, Philip Howell 54*, Matt Lambert 3-30
Treeton 2 240-6 (48) Matt Lambert 38, Edward Brunton 78, James Hobson 42, Liam Rollin 4-56
Treeton 2nds (9pts) beat South Kirkby Colliery (1) by four wickets
Upper Haugh v Sheffield United
Sheffield United fell to the bottom of the table after a below-par first innings total saw them defeated away at Upper Haugh. The strugglers were put into bat by their hosts and, apart from an impressive 67 (65) from Bilal Imtiaz, no-one got on top of the bowling. Imtiaz’s score turned out to be just over half of their final total, as 4-66 from Tom Bolland and 3-31 from Shezad Shah did most of the damage. The chase should have been a relatively simple one for Upper Haugh, but they looked a little shaky and fell to 98-5. However, Chris Pearson (21*) and Peter Dobson (13*) saw them over the line in the end with just three wickets left standing.
Sheffield U 132 (31.5) Bilal Imtiaz 67, Tom Bolland 4-66, Shezad Shah 3-31
Upper Haugh 134-7 (32.2) Samuel Thompson 34, Rehan Mir 3-32
Upper Haugh (9pts) beat Sheffield United (1) by three wickets
Wakefield Thornes 2nds v Aston Hall 2nds
Aston Hall 2nds picked up an important win near the bottom of the league as they beat Wakefield Thornes 2nds at Field Lane in a tight finish. The home side batted first after winning the toss and could have scored more if one of the four 30s from their top five had been converted into a substantial innings. In the end, Jawad Akhtar top-scored with just 36 (65) but they still set a demanding target. The visitors’ response started badly as Stan Ashton was bowled by James Donnachie for a duck with the score on seven. But the next three batsmen won them the game, as they all accumulated significant scores, led by 50 off 53 balls from Yousaf Ali. There were scares towards the end as Aston Hall collapsed from 130-3 to 177-7, but Omar Wiggins (13*) saw them over the line with a wicket and 1.5 overs to spare.
Wakefield T 2 200-9 (50) Joe Cuthbertson 34, Kamran Hussain 33, Adrian Thomson 31, Jawad Akhtar 36,
Harry Renshaw 4-42, Tim Shaw 3-42
Aston Hall 2 201-9 (48.1) Sohail Mohammed 38, Dean Smith 35, Yousaf Ali 50, James Donnachie 4-45
Aston Hall 2nds (9pts) beat Wakefield Thornes 2nds (2) by one wicket
Coal Aston v Thorpe Hesley & High Green
521 runs were shared at Stonelow playing fields as Coal Aston edged out Thorpe Hesley & High Green by two wickets. Thorpe Hesley & High Green lost opening batsmen Adam Cooke to the first ball of the game, but recovered to post 259 all out from their 50 overs, with runs coming from Iain McDonald, Stephen Hague, Jack Myers, and wicket-keeper Tiger Dalby. Chris Park took three wickets for Aston but his six overs went for 57 runs. The game was in the balance when Coal Aston were 154-5 in response, after opener Park had hit 63. However, Benjamin Hall was the hero for the home side, and his 78 from 83 balls all but finished the job, Elliot Tye’s unbeaten 25 seeing his side home in 46 overs. Thomas Arnold took three wickets in vain for Thorpe Hesley.
Thorpe Hesley & High Green 259 (50) Stephen Hague 35, Iain MacDonald 72, Tiger Dalby 32, Jack Myers 44, Chris Park 3-57
Coal Aston 262-8 (46) Chris Park 63, Benjamin Hall 78, Thomas Arnold 3-65
Coal Aston (9pts) beat Thorpe Hesley & High Green (2) by two wickets
Elsecar 2nds v Sheffield Collegiate 3rds
Nick Gaywood starred with bat and ball as Sheffield Collegiate 3rds saw off bottom-of-the-table Elsecar 2nds by six wickets at the Al-Murad Stadium. Elsecar won the toss, elected to bat and were bowled out for 170 in 48.5 overs. Middle-order batsmen Richard Stump top-scored with 42 but Gaywood with four wickets and Daniel Longley with three did the damage for the visitors. The Collegiate opening batsman then went on to add to his impressive 144 last week as he scored a majestic unbeaten 81 to win his side the game within 41 overs.
Elsecar 2 170 (48.5) Richard Stump 42, Daniel Longley 3-41, Nick Gaywood 4-34
Sheffield C 3 171-4 (40.3) Nick Gaywood 81*, Tom Hancock 32
Sheffield Collegiate 3rds (9pts) beat Elsecar 2nds (0) by six wickets
Frecheville Community v Doncaster Town 2nds – cancelled due to Covid (match null & void)
Norton Oakes v Wickersley Old Village 2nds
Norton Oakes did their survival chances no harm as they crushed Wickersley Old Village 2nds by 100 runs. A half-century from Daniel Baldwin and 45 from Ted Hutchings were the high spots in the Norton innings as they were bowled out for 202, having collapsed from 149-3. Brady Saunders took a five-wicket haul and opening bowler Charlie Harrison three. Wickersley could not have had a worse start as quick wickets left them 53-6, and they were finally bowled out for 102. Iwan Hutchings and Callum East took the all-important wickets to give Oakes their fourth win of the season.
Norton Oakes 202 (45.4) Daniel Baldwin 56, Ted Hutchings 45, Charlie Harrison 3-31, Brady Saunders 5-62
Wickersley OV 2 102 (26.3) Iwan Hutchins 3-36, Callum East 4-38
Norton Oakes (9pts) beat Wickersley Old Village 2nds (0) by 100 runs
Thorncliffe v Norton Woodseats
Norton Woodseats eased their relegation worries with an 85-run victory at The Crucible Oval over strugglers Thorncliffe. James Eyre hit a wonderful ton for Norton and was supported by skipper David Armitage, whose well-made 74 helped the away side post 242-6. Peter Lomas and Jason Clark shared the wickets between themselves for the home side. Thorncliffe lost two early wickets at 9-2, and although Bavasuthan Selvanayagam top-scored with 64, he was one of three victims for Aamir Ashfaque, who helped his side restrict Thorncliffe to 157-7.
Norton Woodseats 242-6 (50) James Eyre 101, David Armitage 74, Jason Clark 3-35, Peter Lomas 3-67
Thorncliffe 157-7 (50) Bavasuthan Selvanayagam 64, Aamir Ashfaque 3-33
Norton Woodseats (9pts) beat Thorncliffe (0) by 85 runs
Worsbrough Bridge v Monk Bretton
Monk Bretton ensured that they stayed in the promotion places with a six-wicket victory over Worsbrough Bridge. Craig Heppenstall starred for Bretton with 3-32 to help bowl their hosts out for 152. Jamie Allinson top-scoring with 34 for the home side, whilst number 10 batsmen Alex Charlesworth (28) helped Worsbrough add 35 for their last wicket. The away side replied patiently, opener Corey Roebuck hitting a fine half century and Daniel Taylor 33, to secure the victory in 42.3 overs.
Worsbrough Bridge 152 (46) Jamie Allinson 34, Craig Heppenstall 3-32
Monk Bretton 153-4 (42.3) Corey Roebuck 68*, Daniel Taylor 33
Monk Bretton (9pts) beat Worsbrough Bridge (0) by six wickets
Kexborough v Wath 2nds
Kexborough moved into fourth place, above opponents Wath 2nds, with a solid second innings chase and a brilliant all-round performance by Lewis Bray. The hosts put Wath into bat and the visitors will have been disappointed with a total below 200. Both Stephen Cook and Ryan Tingle scored 44 in the top order, but the Kexborough attack, spearheaded by 5-47 from Bray, kept a lid on things. Star man Bray was in the thick of it in the chase as well, coming to the crease just before the home side slipped to 52-5. Bray then joined forces with Liam Adams in an unbroken match-winning partnership of 129, in which he top-scored with 76 not out off 66 balls, whilst Adams ended up unbeaten on 55, and Kexborough reached their target comfortably in just 43.4 overs.
Wath 177 (45.5) Stephen Cook 44, Ryan Tingle 44, Neil Hinchliffe 3-42, Lewis Bray 5-47
Kexborough 181-5 (43.5) Kewis Bray 76*, Liam Adams 55*
Kexborough (9pts) beat Wath 2nds (0) by five wickets
Rockingham Colliery 2nds v Penistone
Penistone beat strugglers Rockingham Colliery 2nds to move up to second, taking advantage of the cancelled game between Caribbean Sports and Sprotbrough 2nds. The visitors put their hosts in to bat after winning the toss and got to work straight away, reducing the Colliery to a dismal 14-5. It did not get much better for the home side as only 22 (59) from opener Andy Shore took them above 50. Christopher Walmsley was the main man for Penistone as he ended the innings with 6-14 in 8.2 overs. The chase was never going to be an issue, although five batsmen were needed to finish off the job, as the home side took three wickets. Tom Reid and James Sen were there at the end to take their team over the line and into second place inside 20 overs.
Rockingham C 2 64 (29.2) Christopher Walmsley 6-14
Penistone 68-3 (19.1)
Penistone (9pts) beat Rockingham Colliery 2nds (0) by seven wickets
Tickhill 2nds v Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds
Tickhill 2nds pulled ahead of Oughtibridge 2nds in mid-table with a comfortable win at Alderson Drive. The visitors’ decision to bat first was not backed up in a disappointing first innings display where no partnerships came to any sort of fruition. Kyle Talbot and Oli Gleadall took three wickets each in a five-pronged Tickhill attack. A total of 102 was never going to be enough for Oughtibridge and so it proved as only two wickets fell in a straightforward Tickhill chase. Pete Mawdsley (21*) and Nick Page (18*) were there at the end, whilst opener James Eaton top-scored with 31 (52).
Oughtibridge WM 2 102 (35.5) Kyle Talbot 3-13, Oli Gleadall 3-12
Tickhill 2 103-2 (21) James Eaton 31
Tickhill 2nds (9pts) beat Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds (0) by eight wickets
Whiston Parish Church 2nds v Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds
Whiston Parish Church 2nds’ win moved them above Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds and into seventh place. The home side put their visitors into bat and proceeded to bowl them out well short of the 200 mark. Early in the Barnsley innings, 200 seemed very possible as the top order all contributed to take their side to 135-4. But six wickets then fell for just 34 runs as the lower middle order collapsed. Owen Struggles and Jack Moran took three apiece for home side, with the latter also picking up a run out. Whiston made light work of the 170 target, Richard Daughtrey leading the way at the top of the order with a devastating 76 (75), before Jake Malkin, with an unbeaten 45in 47 balls finished the job off in just 31.1 overs.
Barnsley WM 3 169 (42.3) William Nicholson 47, Owen Struggles 3-36, Jack Moran 3-43
Whiston PC 2 175-4 (31.1) Richard Daughtrey 76, Jake Malkin 45*, William Chapman 4-49
Whiston Parish Church 2nds (9pts) beat Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds (0) by six wickets
Caribbean Sports Club v Sprotbrough 2nds and Silkstone United v Maltby Miners Welfare – cancelled due to Covid (matches null & void)
Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths v Bradfield Village Fellowship – cancelled due to Covid (match null & void)
Fishlake v Mexborough Athletic
Fishlake picked up an important victory as they beat relegation-threatened Mexborough Athletic by three wickets. Richard Copley bowled one of the spells of the season with 6-25 from 9.5 overs and Keith Bee also chipped in with three to help bowl Mexborough out for 114 in 44.5 overs. Only opener Owen Sargison (22) passed twenty for the visitors. It was a day for the bowlers, as Jamie Lomas took five wickets in the second innings, but it was not enough as Charlie Metcalfe hit 34 not out to see his side home.
Mexborough A 114 (44.5) Keith Bee 3-16, Richard Copley 6-25
Fishlake 115-7 (35.1) Charlie Metcalfe 34*, Jamie Lomas 5-29
Fishlake (9pts) beat Mexborough Athletic (1) by three wickets
Higham v Shiregreen 2nds
Higham have now suffered back-to-back defeats, as Shiregreen 2nds breezed past them to win by nine wickets. Higham batted first and posted 183-6 with solid contributions from Andrew Wood, Anthony White and Ben Jones. Captain Nazam Mohammed took three wickets for the visitors and then hit 83 not out in partnership with Dylan Collins to help Shiregreen pick up an emphatic win in 38.1 overs.
Higham 183-6 (46) Andrew Wood 45, Anthony White 34, Ben Jones 39*, Nazam Mohammed 3-32
Shiregreen 2 186-1 (38.1) Dylan Collins 84*, Nazam Mohammed 83*
Shiregreen 2nds (9pts) beat Higham (0) by nine wickets
Millhouses Works v Hallam 3rds
Millhouses Works picked up their first win in four games as they beat fellow strugglers Hallam 3rds by 22 runs. Millhouses opener Peter Chamberlain set the tone with his half-century, and he was well supported by skipper Brad Sampson (27) and George Henderson (29). Nick Attrill and Amir Riaz (27*) then scored quick-fire late runs to help their side post 215-7. In reply Hallam slipped to 68-5 before Jim Lee hit 63 and Jack Rodgers 30 to get them back in the contest at 144-6. However, three wickets from Lee Stewart helped bowl the visitors out for 193.
Millhouses W 215-7 (46) Peter Chamberlain 61, Nick Atrill 43*, Harry Burch 3-32
Hallam 3 193 (44.5) Jim Lee 63, Jack Rodgers 30, Lee Stewart 3-40
Millhouses Works (9pts) beat Hallam 3rds (1) by 22 runs
Parkhead v Cawthorne 2nds
Parkhead showed their strength this weekend as they crushed Cawthorne 2nds by 118 runs. It was not plain-sailing however, as they batted first and lost both openers for ducks and stumbled to 104-7. Robert Cam then hit a wonderful half-century and Hashim Mahroof at number 10 hit 44 from 25 deliveries to help Parkhead post 243 all out. For the visitors, Connor Page took four wickets and Gareth Kilburn three. David Spillman and Ed Butcher both produced tremendous bowling performances for Parkhead to take five wickets each as only two Cawthorne batsmen reached double figures – 46 from Kilburn and 42 from George Charnock could only help the away side to 125 all out.
Parkhead 243 (44) Joe Milner 31, Robert Cam 58, Hashim Mahroof 44, Connor Page 4-32, Gareth Kilburn 3-94
Cawthorne 2 125 (36) George Charnock 42, Gareth Kilburn 46, David Spilman 5-42, Ed Butcher 5-17
Parkhead (9pts) beat Cawthorne 2nds (0) by 118 runs
Sheffield Collegiate 4ths v Hampole & Skelbrooke
A brilliant all-round batting performance helped Sheffield Collegiate 4ths beat Hampole & Skelbrooke by 123 runs. Mike Simpson hit a rapid 91 and there were half-centuries from veterans Charlie Wall and Matt Root, as Collegiate made a huge 294-6 off 46 overs. In reply, Hampole could not get close despite a brilliant half century from Alex Beresford and 46 from Ithshaam Akram, and they finished on 171-9, with Benjamin Hartog and Mark Longley taking three wickets each for the victors.
Sheffield C 4 294-6 (46) Charlie Wall 86, Michael Simpson 91, Matthew Root 60
Hampole & Skelbrooke 171-9 (46) Alex Beresford 54, Ithshaam Akram 46, Mark Longley 3-34, Benjamin Hartog 3-14
Sheffield Collegiate 4ths (9pts) beat Hampole & Skelbrooke (0) by 123 runs
By Sam Chadwick & Tom Pratt
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