Senior Section round-up 29 May - Part I
Posted on 2nd June 2021 at 10:20
It was a welcome return to action for many in Division One, as every game was completed on a scorching bank holiday weekend. Results meant that we now have a clear top two as third-placed Green Moor lost to fourth-placed Upper Haugh. There was also a fantastic result for Aston Hall 2nds as they beat Darfield for their first win of the season.
Aston Hall 2nds v Darfield
It was a one-man show in the first innings as Aston Hall’s Mark Barnard hit 103 (113 balls) to carry his team to 209-8. Wickets were shared by Darfield with the best figures coming from Jack Waldron, who registered a quickfire 3-14 from three overs. There was another standout performance for Aston Hall in the second innings as Henry Renshaw took 6-33 from seven overs, including four of the top six batsmen. The travelling side were lucky to be bowled out for 125 having originally been reduced to 34-7.
Aston Hall 2 209-8 (50) Mark Barnard 103, Jack Waldron 3-14
Darfield 125 (28) Henry Renshaw 6-33
Aston Hall 2nds (9pts) beat Darfield (0) by 84 runs
Hallam 2nds v Shiregreen
Shiregreen chalked up their fourth win of the season to stay top of the league, as they beat Hallam 2nds by 19 runs. The visitors batted first and disappointed as they posted 128 all out in 43.1 overs, the top score being 26. Nick Cooper took the best figures for Hallam with 4-23. Hallam made it to 80-3 and looked on course for a big win, but 5-25 from Mobashar Ilyas Raja, backed up by 4-31 from Shohaib Khaliq, ensured they collapsed to 109 all out.
Shiregreen 128 (43.1) Nick Cooper 4-23
Hallam 2 109 (32.1) Adam Pritchard 31*, Mobashar Ilyas Raja 5-25
Shiregreen (9pts) beat Hallam 2nds (1) by 19 runs
Upper Haugh v Green Moor
Upper Haugh batted first in what was an important encounter near the top. The home side were reduced to 64-4, but 63 (96 balls) from Tommy Hyde took them to a competitive 170 all out. Jake Rodgers and James Christopherson took 'four-fors' for Green Moor. The away team were skittled for 118 in the second innings with 5-33 and a run out from Tom Bolland. The teams now swap places in the table.
Upper Haugh 170 (45.3) Tommy Hyde 63, Jake Rodgers 4-47, James Christopherson 4-61
Green Moor 118 (39.4) Harry Airstone 30, Tom Bolland 5-33
Upper Haugh (9pts) beat Green Moor (0) by 52 runs
Rotherham Town v South Kirkby Colliery
Tenth played eleventh in this clash with an outstanding all-round performance from Irfan Mirza. He took 3-41 to reduce South Kirkby to 187-9 in the first innings then top scored with 63 to help chase down the target in 47.2 overs. He was well backed up by 52* from Dhruv Shahi. The result left South Kirkby bottom of the table.
South Kirkby C 187-9 (50) Nick Percival 69, Irfan Mirza 3-41
Rotherham T 188-5 (47.2) Rahim Karim 44, Irfan Mirza 63, Dhruv Shahi 52*
Rotherham Town (9pts) beat South Kirkby Colliery (0) by five wickets
Whitley Hall 2nds v Treeton 2nds
The home team posted a big total in the first innings as they were bowled out for 232 on the last ball. Jim Tasker top-scored with 84 (110 balls) with Max Temple scoring 50. Lower down the order, Sam Chatterton smashed 42 (28 balls) with 4 fours and 2 sixes. The score was particularly impressive considering Whitley Hall were 0-1. Treeton, it seemed, couldn’t cope with the pressure of the total as they were bowled out for 143 with 4-36 from Liam Bacon.
Whitley Hall 2 232 (50) Max Temple 50, Jim Tasker 84, Sam Chatterton 42, Matt Lambert 4-52
Treeton 2 143 (39.2) Will Cooper 30, Liam Bacon 4-36
Whitley Hall 2nds (9pts) beat Treeton 2nds (0) by 79 runs
Sheffield United v Wakefield Thornes 2nds
It was an accomplished performance from the second-placed visitors as they successfully defended 177. Notable performances came from Kieran Donnachie, who was caught out just shy of his fifty, and United’s Mihindukulasuriya Harsha Perera, as he took 5-53.
Wakefield T 2 177 (47.2) Joe Cuthbertson 37, Kieran Donnachie 44, James Rhodes 34, Mihindukulasuriya Harsha Perera 5-53
Sheffield U 168-9 (52)
Wakefield Thornes 2nds (9pts) beat Sheffield United (2) by nine runs
Doncaster Town 2nds v Norton Oakes
A five-wicket haul from Harry Zuurbier (5-32) helped Doncaster 2nds defeat Norton Oakes to stay joint top of the division. Oakes were bowled out for 92 within 39 overs. Rob Drinkwater hit 27 in the only standout innings. Doncaster did not make an easy job of the chase however finishing 93-8 after 36 overs. Harry Bellwood hit 28 for Doncaster whilst Zac Trower took 3-10 in vain.
Norton Oakes 92 (39.3) Harry Zuurbier 5-32
Doncaster T 2 93-8 (36) Zak Trower 3-10
Doncaster Town 2nds (9pts) beat Norton Oakes (2) by two wickets
Sheffield Collegiate 3rds v Monk Bretton
Monk Bretton stayed top of the division with Doncaster after an impressive win away at Sheffield Collegiate 3rds. Lewis Skelly hit an impressive 108 and with the support of Daniel Taylor (38) saw Monk Bretton post 216-6 off their 50 overs. In reply, Nicholas Gaywood hit 55, Daniel Craig 32 and Louie Owens 29 not out. However, 5-44 from Craig Heppenstall saw the visitors home with Collegiate finishing on 163-9.
Monk Bretton 216-6 (50) Lewis Skelly 108, Daniel Taylor 35, Lawrie Brennan 3-66
Sheffield C 3 163-9 (50) Nick Gaywood 55, Daniel Craig 32, Craig Heppenstall 5-44
Monk Bretton (9pts) beat Sheffield Collegiate 3rds (1) by 53 runs
Thorpe Hesley & High Green v Worsbrough Bridge
There was a low scoring game at Thorpe Hesley & High Green as they bowled Worsbrough Bridge out for 31. The opening bowlers ripped through the batting line up with Jack Myers taking 4-10 and Hafeez Ali picking up 6-19. Alex Littlewood was the only batsmen to pick up double figures as he made 12 not out. The home side made little issue of the chase as they finished the game in 5.4 without losing a wicket.
Worsbrough Bridge 31 (18.4) Jack Myers 4-10, Hafeez Ali 6-19
Thorpe Hesley & High Green 32-0 (5.4)
Thorpe Hesley & High Green (9pts) beat Worsbrough Bridge (0) by ten wickets
Frecheville Community v Coal Aston
An excellent bowling performance from Coal Aston saw them defend 167 to defeat Frechville. Jack Hall hit a brilliant 71 for the hosts to get them up to 167 all out. Danny Mines took 3-48 to help finish the Coal Aston innings early. Middle-order batsmen Tom Powell (31), Daniel King (31) and Adam Buckle (26) helped their side get close to their total after falling to 47-4 early on. However, they saw late wickets fall as they went from 147-7 to 150 all out. Ben Hall (4-29) and Daniel Hemingway (4-32) helped their side wrap up the game early.
Coal Aston 167 (46.5) Jack Hall 71, Danny Mines 3-48
Frecheville C 150 (48) Tom Powell 31, Daniel King 31, Benjamin Hall 4-29, Daniel Hemingway 4-32
Frecheville Community (9pts) beat Coal Aston (1) by 17 runs
Wickersley Old Village 2nds v Thorncliffe
Ben Richardson hit 116 not out in an Innings which would see Wickerlsey Old Village 2nds defeat Thorncliffe. Richardson’s hundred was supported by skipper Jack Eggleston who hit 58 off 31 deliveries as they set 271/6 after 50 overs. In reply, Thorncliffe fell to 20-3 but a middle order recovery helped the side get to 182 all out which still found them way short. James Toal hit 35 and Peter Lomas 46 whilst Charlie Harrison took 4-46 and Adam Whitford 3-35.
Wickersley OV 2 271-6 (50) Ben Richardson 116*, Jack Eggleston 58
Thorncliffe 182 (48.2) James Toal 35, Peter Lomas 46, Adam Whitford 3-35, Charlie Harrison 4-46
Wickersley Old Village 2nds (9pts) beat Thorncliffe (0) by 89 runs
It was a low scoring weekend in Division Three as Caribbean Sports won yet another game to cement their place at the top of the charts. What promised to be a great game between fourth-placed Penistone and third-placed Kexborough ended in disappointment as it was abandoned without a ball bowled. They stay level on points, now five points behind second team, Sprotbrough.
Caribbean Sports Club v Tickhill 2nds
Number four batsman, Bjorn Taylor, scored 64* (85 balls) for the home team to carry his team to 166-7 in 46 allocated overs. There was an impressive bowling display from Tickhill’s Kyle Talbot as he took 2-10 from 8 overs, with an economy of 1.25. Tickhill’s innings never really got off the ground as they lost wickets regularly on their way to 111 all out. The best figures came from Arslan Tariq as he took 6-28, including three of the top five.
Caribbean SC 166-7 (46) Bjorn Taylor 64*
Tickhill 2 111 (41.4) Arslan Tariq 6-28
Caribbean Sports Club (9pts) beat Tickhill 2nds (0) by 55 runs
Maltby Miners Welfare v Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds
These teams started the day only separated by three places, but what ensued said otherwise. The home team were blown away in an innings where they toiled to 35 from 32 overs. Callum Bailey took 3-8 and William Nicholson took 3-4 as not one of the attack conceded double figures. The visitors knocked the runs off with ease as only Alex Gough fell for 7, Freddie Chapman scored 27* (26 balls).
Maltby MW 35 (32) Callum Bailey 3-8, William Nicholson 3-4
Barnsley WM 3 38-1 (8.1)
Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds (9pts) beat Maltby Miners Welfare (0) by nine wickets
Wath 2nds v Silkstone United
Wath dropped a place to second-bottom after a poor batting performance that saw them bowled out for 74. They will be thankful for Sam Whitlam’s 34 ,as no other batter made it to double figures in a very difficult innings. Silkstone were made to sweat, however, as they chased their target down with only two wickets spare. Whitlam contributed again with two wickets and Mark Barlow took 4-15 as a low-scoring encounter went right to the wire.
Wath 2 74 (32.2) Sam Whitlam 34, Chris Barraclough 4-9, Luke Whitmore 3-17
Silkstone U 76-8 (35.4) Mark Barlow 4-15
Silkstone United (9pts) beat Wath 2nds (2) by two wickets
Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds v Whiston Parish Church 2nds
The visitors stayed bottom without a win as they were comfortably beaten by 64 runs. Despite keeping the home side to a relatively modest 168-6 in their 46 overs, Whiston were skittled for 104 with 4-40 from Aden Biddle and 4-19 from Sam Patel. A 48-run partnership between their openers promised more from an innings which ended in such disappointment.
Oughtibridge WM 2 168-6 (46) Waheed Bhatti 34, Arshad Parvez 48,
Whiston PC 2 104 (34.4) Dale Stanley 39, Aden Biddle 4-40, Sam Patel 4-19
Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds (9pts) beat Whiston Parish Church 2nds (0) by 64 runs
Sprotbrough 2nds v Rockingham Colliery 2nds
Another low scoring encounter saw fourth-placed Sprotbrough thrash mid-table Rockingham Colliery. Rockingham could only manage 94 all out in 30 overs, failing to recover after being reduced to 39-5. Matthew Webb took 4-43 from 13 overs for the home team. The runs were knocked off easily by the Sprotbrough as opener Harry Thompson scored 59(65) with ten fours and one six.
Rockingham C 2 94 (30) Matthew Webb 4-43, Robert Ibbotson 3-28
Sprotbrough 2 98-2 (20.2) Harry Thompson 59*
Sprotbrough 2nds (9pts) beat Rockingham Colliery 2nds (0) by eight wickets
Penistone v Kexborough – match abandoned without a ball bowled (3pts each)
Bradfield Village Fellowship v Millhouses Works
Bradfield Village Fellowship squeezed past Millhouses Works to maintain pressure on the top spot in the league. Bradfield reduced the visitors to 97 all out after excellent bowling performances from Harry Crossley (3-22) and Adam Broughton (3-27). Captain Brad Sampson hit 27 for Millhouses. Lee Stewart took a five-wicket haul, but it was not enough to gain victory as Bradfield knocked off their total with 8 wickets down. James Shepard hit 35 for the hosts.
Millhouses Works 97 (37.1) Harry Crossley 3-22, Adam Broughton 3-27
Bradfield VF 98-8 (39.2) James Shepherd 35, Lee Stewart 5-17
Bradfield Village Fellowship (9pts) beat Millhouses Works (2) by two wickets
Mexborough Athletic v Sheffield Collegiate 4ths
Sheffield Collegiate 4ths stayed top with an impressive victory over Mexborough Athletic. Mark Hickman, 104 not out, was supported by Chris Stewart who hit 70, seeing Collegiate to 206-4 after 46 overs. Oliver Tyas got the job done for the hosts as he returned figures of 4-37 resulting in Mexborough finishing 125 all out. Michael Blackmore hit 40 in vain for Mexborough.
Sheffield C 4 206-4 (46) Mark Hickman 104*, Chris Stewart 70
Mexborough A 125 (38.1) Michael Blackmore 40, Oliver Tyas 4-37
Sheffield Collegiate 4ths (9pts) beat Mexborough Athletic (0) by 81 runs
Hampole & Skelbrooke v Parkhead
Hampole & Skelbrooke were defeated by Parkhead as Ed Butcher took 5-25 to bowl the hosts out for 88. James Speck also picked up 3 wickets as James Roche hit 32. Parkhead chased their total down with 5 wickets in hand as captain Ian Davis hit 37 within 24 overs.
Hampole & Skelbrooke 88 (32) James Roche 32, Ed Butcher 5-25, James Speck 3-7
Parkhead 90-5 (24) Ian Davis 37
Parkhead (9pts) beat Hampole & Skelbrooke (0) by five wickets
Hallam 3rds v Cawthorne 2nds
Cawthorne hit an impressive 235 all out off 41 overs as they crushed Hallam 3rds. Connor Page (66), Stephen Roebuck (54) and Thom Macrow (34) helped their side to a challenging total. Chris Brownlee (4-66) and Tahseen Ahmad (3-57) helped bowl the away side out. When Hallam found themselves 69-7, there was no way back as they finished up on 103 all out. Matthew Hopkins hit 46 from 39 balls in vain. Ryan Gibson took 3-26 and Gareth Kilburn 4-37 to help wrap up the victory.
Cawthorne 2 235 (41.2) Stephen Roebuck 55, Thom Macrow 34, Connor Page 66, Tahseen Ahmad 3-57, Chris Brownlee 4-66
Hallam 3 103 (31.3) Matthew Hopkins 46, Ryan Gibson 3-26, Gareth Kilburn 4-37
Cawthorne 2nds (9pts) beat Hallam 3rds (0) by 132 runs
Shiregreen 2nds v Higham
Higham put distance between themselves and Shiregreen with an away victory. Higham hit 226-7 off 46 overs. In reply, Danny Currie hit 60 and Adnan Khan 34, however it was not enough as 5-34 from Ian Norton saw Shiregreen bowled out for 166.
Higham 226-7 (46) Andrew Wood 65, George Deagan 70*, Glen Burden 49
Shiregreen 2 166-9 (45) Danny Currie 60, Adnan Khan 34, Ian Norton 5-34
Higham (9pts) beat Shiregreen 2nds (1) by 60 runs
by Sam Chadwick & Tom Pratt
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