Senior Section round-up 29 May - Part II
Posted on 3rd June 2021 at 08:14
Norton Oakes 2nds pulled away at the top as second-placed Darfield 2nds slipped up. The pretenders to the throne are Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds, as they sit six points behind the leaders after a convincing win against Kilnhurst Colliery, who now sit bottom of the league. Whiston Forge lost ground in the chasing pack as their game at home to Handsworth Junior Sporting Club was the only game to be cancelled over the weekend. Conisbrough 2nds, who were bottom coming into the weekend, moved third bottom with their first win.
Norton Oakes 2nds v Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds
In a relatively low scoring encounter, Norton Oakes were given a scare as they won by only two wickets. 3-12 from Nelson Stephen and 3-18 from Chris Baker reduced Bradfield to just 100 in the first innings. Only a run-a-ball 51 from number seven Ben Bower ensured the visitors a competitive total. Norton Oakes were in trouble as they were reduced to 18-4 but 38 (37 balls) and 25 (75 balls) from Thomas and Shaun Trower meant they got over the line.
Bradfield VF 2 100 (42.2) Ben Bower 51, Nelson Stephen 3-12, Chris Baker 3-18
Norton Oakes 2 101-8 (32.4) Thomas Trower 38, Cameron Ronksley 3-29
Norton Oakes 2nds (9pts) beat Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds (2) by two wickets
Kilnhurst Colliery v Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds
It was the visitors who batted first in this encounter as they posted a relatively modest 112 all out. Callum Gray was the top scorer with 32, as Matthew Beevers took 5-23 for the home team. Thorpe Hesley & High Green’s attack turned on the style in the second innings, however, as wickets were shared to bowl their opponents out for just 56 in 24.5 overs. The result left Kilnhurst Colliery bottom on what turned out to be a tough day.
Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2 112 (42) Callum Gray 32, Matthew Beevers 5-28
Kilnhurst Colliery 56 (24.5) Andrew Barlow 3-12
Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds (9pts) beat Kilnhurst Colliery (0) by 56 runs
Darfield 2nds v Upper Haugh 2nds
There was a thrilling encounter at Darfield, that went right down to the wire. Upper Haugh posted a challenging 165 all out as the tail wagged, having been 98-6. Steve Reynolds top scored with 37 as no-one reached fifty. It was a similar story in the second innings as Darfield recovered from 85-6 to come within touching distance of their target. Peter Clayton scored 26 at number nine to get them close, but Oliver Cunningham took the last two wickets to leave Darfield four short as he took 4-34. Reynolds also topped off a standout performance with 4-38.
Upper Haugh 2 165 (45.1) Matthew Bacon 36, Steve Reynolds 37, Ashley Potter 3-20
Darfield 2 161 (43.2) Oliver Cunningham 4-34, Steve Reynolds 4-38
Upper Haugh 2nds (9pts) beat Darfield 2nds (2) by four runs
Conisbrough 2nds v Penistone 2nds
Conisbrough climbed above Penistone in the table as they recorded their first win of the campaign. The home side bowled first, bowling Penistone out in just 37.3 overs, although they did leak runs, leaving them 136 runs to chase down. An overall impressive innings followed, tied together by 70 (85 balls) from opener Danny Morton, as Conisbrough chased the total in just 33 overs, with four wickets remaining.
Penistone 2 136 (37.3) Sam Lee 38, Tom Humphries 3-28, Adam Winder 3-19
Conisbrough 2 137-6 (33) Danny Morton 70
Conisbrough 2nds (9pts) beat Penistone 2nds (1) by four wickets
Coal Aston 2nds v Rotherham Town 2nds
It was a mid-table clash at Coal Aston, which saw Rotherham run out comfortable winners. Opener Matthew Fidler nearly carried his bat as he scored 56 (133 balls) to help the away side to 163-7. They had Coal Aston 13-4 in the second innings, with only 31 from Richard Mintoft and 28 from Chris Timms taking them anywhere near the total.
Rotherham T 2 163-7 (46) Matthew Fidler 56
Coal Aston 2 127 (43) Richard Mintoft 31, Habil Malik 4-20, Shadab Ahmed 3-21, Tauseef Arifeen 3-34
Rotherham Town 2nds (9pts) beat Coal Aston 2nds (1) by 36 runs
Whiston Forge v Handsworth Junior Sporting Club – match abandoned without a ball bowled (3pts each)
Millhouses Works 2nds v Brookhouse
A tie took place in division 6 as Millhouses Works 2nds and Brookhouse both finished their innings on 164. Brookhouse needed 30 runs with one wicket in hand but were only able to make the 29 which resulted in a draw. Thirties from Yashodhan Purandare (31), Noah Ellis (31) and Tanver Ali (33) helped Millhouses to their respectable total, Jonathan Cushing taking 3-35. It was then Thomas Snow who hit a brilliant 91 not out to carry his bat, but he was unable to see his side over the line and they missed out on the victory.
Millhouses W 2 164-8 (40) Yashodhan Purandare 31, Noah Ellis 31, Tanver Ali 33, Jonathan Cushing 3-35
Brookhouse 164 (39.2) Thomas Snow 91*
Millhouses Works 2nds and Brookhouse – match tied (4pts each)
Wombwell Main v Doncaster Town 3rds
The top two sides, Wombwell Main and Doncaster 3rds, went head-to-head in this week’s round. It was second-placed Doncaster who won and leapfrogged their opponents into top spot. Doncaster batted first and set a total of 137-9 off their 40 overs. Charlie Graham hit 31 and Benjamin Taylor 25. Ben Reeves (4-22) and Richard Batty (3-26) took the bulk of the wickets for Wombwell. In reply, Wombwell Main found themselves in heaps of trouble at 28-6. They failed to recover and were bowled out for a disappointing 69. Reeves ended an impressive game with 29 but Taylor also starred with bat and ball for Doncaster taking 3-20. This was supported by Ryan Marsh (3-12) as the away side cruised to victory.
Doncaster T 3 137-9 (40) Charlie Graham 31, Ben Reeves 4-22, Richard Batty 3-26
Wombwell Main 69 (25.2) Benjamin Taylor 3-20, Ryan Marsh 3-12
Doncaster Town 3rds (9pts) beat Wombwell Main (0) by 68 runs
Thorncliffe 2nds v Caribbean Sports Club 2nds
Caribbean Sports 2nds picked up their first victory of the season with an away victory at Thorncliffe 2nds. Batting first, Thorncliffe were bowled out for 30 in 29 overs. Four wickets each for Waqar Arshad and Travis Bacchus helped their side set the win up. Caribbean Sports then sealed the win by five wickets. Jason Clark took four wickets for Thorncliffe but the total was not enough to defend.
Thorncliffe 2 30 (28.4)
Caribbean SC 2 32-5 (14.3)
Caribbean Sports Club 2nds (9pts) beat Thorncliffe 2nds (0) by five wickets
Handsworth Junior Sporting Club 2nds v Wickersley Old Village 3rds
Handsworth Junior Sporting Club 2nds picked up an important win over league rivals Wickerlsey Old Village 3rds. After winning the toss and electing to bat Handsworth were bowled out for 133. Owen Taylor took 4-13 as the home side were restricted. Allahditta Bashir (45) and Sher Khan (36) made up most of the total. After losing their top three cheaply, Wickersley found some resistance in James O’Connell (27), but he could not find a partner. Contributions down the order from Mark Newbould (25) and number 11 Kevin Roe (16*) were not enough to see Wickersley pick up the win in this tight encounter. Moniruzzaman Choudhury picked up 3-11 in the victory.
Handsworth JSC 2 133 (37.4) Sher Khan 36, Allahditta Bashir 45, Owen Taylor 4-13
Wickersley OV 3 107 (40.4) Moniruzzaman Choudhury 3-11
Handsworth Junior Sporting Club 2nds (9pts) beat Wickersley Old Village 3rds (1) by 26 runs
All fixtures were completed in Division Seven as ten teams returned to action on Saturday and one game on Bank Holiday Monday. Sprotbrough 3rds took their opportunity to move top of the table as Frecheville Community 2nds did not play. At the bottom of the table, Wath 3rds remained without a win with a poor batting performance. There were also some exceedingly low second innings scores!
Worsbrough Bridge 2nds v Sprotbrough 3rds
There will have been a few frustrated batsmen for Sprotbrough as five of the top six reached 20 or more without registering a single 50. Christopher Graves top scored with 42 as they posted 173-9, with Kevin Sherif taking 4-20 for Worsbrough Bridge. From Worsbrough Bridge's perspective, the less said about the second innings the better, as they were skittled for just 23 in 14.1 overs, Tom Hathaway remarkably took 8-3 in 7.1 overs with what could be the best figures we will see all season.
Sprotbrough 3 173-9 (40) Christopher Graves 42, Kevin Sherif 4-20
Worsbrough Bridge 2 23 (14.1) Tom Hathaway 8-3
Sprotbrough 3rds (9pts) beat Worsbrough Bridge 2nds (0) by 150 runs
Fishlake 2nds v Wath 3rds
Another low second innings score saw Wath succumb to Fishlake. Wath may have fancied their chances of a first win as 3-17 from Alfie Spurr and Liam Rudkin meant Fishlake scored a gettable 123-8 from their 40 overs. However, only two players got to double figures for the visitors, with five batsmen getting ducks, as they were bowled out for 43. Another standout bowling performance saw Jeff Dinsdale take 7-6, removing everyone below Wath’s top three in just 3.4 overs!
Fishlake 2 123-8 (40) Jonathan Holmes 48, Alfie Spurr 3-17, Liam Rudkin 3-17
Wath 3 43 (20.4) Jeff Dinsdale 7-6
Fishlake 2nds (9pts) beat Wath 3rds (0) by 80 runs
Doncaster Town 4ths v Dearne
The home side, at least temporarily, moved second as they beat Dearne at home. Town bowled the visitors out for 156 after they had recovered from 98-7 to 155-9. A 73-run opening partnership and a quickfire 46 (42 balls) from Alfie Gudgin meant that the total was chased down with relative ease, as six wickets remained.
Dearne 156 (39) Nick Petty 31, Reece Gibson 39, Oliver Booth 3-15
Doncaster T 4 157-4 (38.5) Joe Horrocks 33, Alfie Gudgin 46
Doncaster Town 4ths (9pts) beat Dearne (0) by six wickets
Silkstone United 2nds v Harley
There was a great all-round performance from Callum Sverdloff as Harley pulled away from the bottom of the league. Sverdloff top-scored with 31 for the visitors as they posted 148-8, with wickets shared between the Silkstone bowlers. He then took 4-22 in the second innings, with all four wickets removing batsmen in the top five. Silkstone could only manage 113 all out, with Joe Green scoring 40 for the losing side.
Harley 148-8 (40) Peter Dearden 30, Callum Sverdloff 31
Silkstone U 2 113 (37.5) Joe Green 40, Callum Sverdloff 4-22
Harley (9pts) beat Silkstone United 2nds (1) by 35 runs
Whitley Hall 3rds v Warmsworth 2nds (played on Monday)
There was a high scoring game on Bank Holiday Monday as Whitley Hall 3rds held off Warmsworth 2nds. Pick of the batsmen was Oliver Ashton as Whitley Hall batted first. He scored 52 (55 balls) to help take them from 97-5 to 183-9. Warmsworth looked on track for their target at 131-3 before Andy Matthews was run out by Charlie Staniland for 58. Warmsworth then lost 5-24, with Oliver Glover the pick of the home side’s bowlers, taking 4-18.
Whitley Hall 3 183-9 (40) Oliver Ashton 52, Elliott Ashton 46, Jonathan Iball 3-26
Warmsworth 2 158-9 (40) Andy Matthews 58, Oliver Glover 4-18
Whitley Hall 3rds (9) beat Warmsworth 2nds (1) by 25 runs
Monk Bretton 2nds v Adwick-le-Street 2nds
Clear leaders Monk Bretton 2nds picked up victory against winless Adwick-le-Street. However, that was with a scare along the way. After being bowled out for 75, Adwick must have thought they could pull off a big shock in the division. Nick Bisby (3-11) and Carl Newbold (3-16) took 3 wickets a piece for the away side. However, the Monk Bretton bowlers Andy Taylor (4-7) and Jenson Hayes (4-5) turned it on as they dismissed Adwick-le-Street for 36 to keep up their unbeaten start to the campaign.
Monk Bretton 2 75 (39.5) Carl Newbold 3-16, Nick Bisby 3-11
Adwick-le-Street 2 36 (20.3) Andy Taylor 4-7, Jenson Heyes 4-5
Monk Bretton 2nds (9pts) beat Adwick-le-Street 2nds (0) by 39 runs
Rockingham Colliery 3rds v Whiston Forge 2nds
Whiston Forge 2nds are also looking for their first win of the season, as they were easily beaten by Rockingham Colliery 3rds. 4-11 from Martyn Hewitt left Whiston 69 all out with only David Foote (23) passing double figures. Rockingham Colliery chased down the total with 5 wickets in hand with Julian Harris finishing 30 not out.
Whiston Forge 2 69 (28.4) Martyn Hewitt 4-11
Rockingham C 3 73-5 (26) Julian Harris 30*, Charlie McLeod 3-12
Rockingham Colliery 3rds (9pts) beat Whiston Forge 2nds (0) by five wickets
Rockingham Colliery 4ths v Sheffield United 3rds
Rockingham Colliery 4ths made it a fantastic double in the league for the club as they comfortably beaten Sheffield United 3rds. United batted first and only runs from Siraj Alam (33) proved anything as they were bowled out for 99. Tilly Thomas taking 3-15 for Rockingham. Captain Dave Smith then hit 36 as Rockingham chased down their total with four wickets down.
Sheffield U 3 99 (40) Siraj Alam 33, Tilly Thomas 3-15
Rockingham C 4 103-4 (32) Dave Smith 36
Rockingham Colliery 4ths (9pts) beat Sheffield United 3rds (0) by six wickets
Kexborough 2nds v Wombwell Main 2nds
A brilliant 97 from Ethan Shillito helped Kexborough 2nds defeat ten-man Wombwell Main 2nds. Kexborough batted first and posted 190-4 after 40 overs. Shillito took centre stage with his knock as he was supported Scott Shillito who hit 46 from 36 deliveries. Wombwell Main were then bowled out for 38 with no batsmen passing double fixtures. Ethan Shillito ended an impressive day with figures of 3-3.
Kexborough 2 190-4 (40) Ethan Shillito 97, Scott Shillito 46*
Wombwell M 2 38 (21.5) Ethan Shillito 3-3
Kexborough 2nds (9pts) beat Wombwell Main 2nds (0) by 152 runs
Brookhouse 2nds v Upper Haugh 3rds
Upper Haugh 3rds stayed second with a tight win against Brookhouse 2nds. Thomas Hogan hit 50 as Brookhouse limped to 99 all out from their allocated 40 overs. Cameron Armin took 6-19 in an impressive performance with the ball. However, Upper Haugh saw top order batsmen fall very cheaply due to bowling from William Braithwaite (5-21). It was number nine batsmen and captain Tim Whitehouse who hit 52 not out and he saw his side home with two wickets in hand.
Brookhouse 2 93 (40) Thomas Hogan 50, Cameron Armin 6-19, Ayden Dawson 3-18
Upper Haugh 3 98-8 (32) Tim Whitehouse 52*, Jamie Heeley 3-11, William Braithwaite 5-21
Upper Haugh 3rds (9pts) beat Brookhouse 2nds (2) by two wickets
By Sam Chadwick & Tom Pratt
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