Senior Section round-up 5 June - Part I
Posted on 8th June 2021 at 21:18
There were runs galore across Division One as Shiregreen stayed top by a point. Wakefield Thornes 2nds kept the pressure on as they beat Whitley Hall 2nds in a thrilling game. The top two are now seven points clear of Upper Haugh in third. There was a massive win at the bottom of the table as South Kirkby gained their first victory to leapfrog Rotherham Town, their opponents, and Treeton 2nds, who now lie bottom. The bottom four are now only separated by a single point.
Darfield v Upper Haugh
Visitors Upper Haugh chased down their target with their last ball to defeat Darfield and cement third spot. Darfield posted 220-7 from their 50 with 51 (82 balls) from opener Josh Care and 46 (90) from Jonathan Milward. The hosts limited Upper Haugh throughout their innings as regular wickets kept the run rate down. Number nine Alex Keeton was the one to see them over the line as he scored 43*(37) at the death to win on the last ball.
Darfield 220-7 (50) Josh Care 51, Jonathan Millward 46, Dominic Fell 33*, Tom Bolland 3-67
Upper Haugh 221-8 (50) Tommy Hyde 43, Peter Dobson 30, Alex Keeton 43*, Dominic Fell 3-55, Liam Levitt 3-44
Upper Haugh (9pts) beat Darfield (2) by two wickets
Green Moor v Hallam 2nds
There was a demolition at Green Moor as they won by 151 runs to move into fourth. Callum Johnson scored 114 (127) and Sam Askey scored 58 (73) as they posted an impressive 268-7 after winning the toss. Nick Cooper was the pick of the bowlers for the visitors but still took some punishment as he took 4-86. The Green Moor attack combined as they all took wickets to ensure Hallam collapsed from 65-2 to 117 all out. Their best figures came from Joseph White as he took 4-42.
Green Moor 268-7 (50) Callum Johnson 114, Sam Askey 58, Nick Cooper 4-86
Hallam 2 117 (23) Will Burch 34, James Chetwood 36, Joseph White 4-42
Green Moor (9pts) beat Hallam 2nds (0) by 151 runs
Shiregreen v Sheffield United
Shiregreen stayed top with a comfortable run chase against Sheffield United. United won the toss and chose to bat with several of their players getting in and getting out as they posted 225-8. Opener Bilal Imtiaz top-scored with 42 (65) and Sarfraz Ali was the standout bowler as he took 5-56. The hosts chased down the target with relative ease with Aslam Hayat taking them from 98-4 to their target as he scored 79* (100).
Sheffield U 225-8 (50) Bilal Imtiaz 42, Sarfraz Ali 5-56
Shiregreen 226-5 (44.2) Marshall Zeeshan 43, Aslam Hayat 79*, Shohaib Khaliq 31*, Mihindukulasuriya Harsha Perera 3-62
Shiregreen (9pts) beat Sheffield United (0) by five wickets
South Kirkby Colliery v Aston Hall 2nds
A bottom of the table clash saw South Kirkby still looking for a first win of the season. They impressed as they won the toss and chose to bat with 259-6 from their 50 overs. James Antony Butler scored an agonising 99 (151) at the top of the order as the hosts’ openers combined for 109. Dylan Moran and Jake Rimmington both scored 40s to carry on the momentum, with Moran’s coming from just 31 balls. Aston Hall appeared out of the chase as they were reduced to 85-4 but a brilliant 126 (106) from Chaurdry Anwar Ul Haq nearly took them to the win. The tail, however collapsed as the required rate climbed as they were bowled out just ten short. Ricky Crompton was the pick of the bowlers as he took 4-53.
South Kirkby C 259-6 (50) James Butler 99, Jake Rimmington 47, Dylan Moran 43
Aston Hall 2 249 (49.3) Chaurdry Anwar Ul Haq 126, William Thom 32, Ricky Crompton 4-53, Liam Rollin 3-38
South Kirkby Colliery (9pts) beat Aston Hall 2nds (2) by ten runs
Treeton 2nds v Rotherham Town
Rotherham Town thrashed Treeton 2nds to leave the home side bottom of the table. Treeton batted as they won the toss but soon came to regret the decision as they were bowled out for 103. They lost 7-50 after opener Matt Lambert scored 48 (83) with Town’s Dhruv Shani taking 6-17 at an economy rate of just 1.96. The Town openers scored 51 runs each at more than a run-a-ball to chase the target from just twelve overs.
Treeton 2 103 (30.4) Matt Lambert 48, Dhruv Shahi 6-17
Rotherham T 105-0 (12) Rahim Khan 51*, Irfan Mirza 51*
Rotherham Town (9pts) beat Treeton 2nds (0) by ten wickets
Wakefield Thornes 2nds v Whitley Hall 2nds
Second met fourth in this encounter as Whitley Hall won the toss and chose to bat. They were initially reduced to 74-6 by their hosts but, anchored by number three Sam Chatterton, the tail wagged to take them to 185-9. Chatterton scored 59 (105) in a measured innings which included four fours. Wakefield Thornes’ openers combined for 73 as they made it to a comfortable 136-4 before a collapse left them with a nervy finish where they crossed the line with four balls and one wicket to spare. A good all-round display from Sam Chatterton was completed as he took 4-30 but he will be disappointed to finish on the losing side.
Whitley Hall 2 185-9 (50) Sam Chatterton 59, Edward Fowles 3-29
Wakefield T 2 189-9 (42.2) Joe Cuthbertson 46, Kieran Donnachie 35, James Rhodes 46, Sam Chatterton 4-30
Wakefield Thornes 2nds (9pts) beat Whitley Hall 2nds (2) by one wicket
Norton Oakes v Thorpe Hesley & High Green
Norton Oakes caused a huge upset this week to pick up their first victory of the campaign against promotion chasing Thorpe Hesley & High Green. Batting first, Norton Oakes went from 36-2 to 152-3, mostly down to the help of captain James Thompson who hit 127 off 99 deliveries. They then flew to 318-7 off 50 overs. This was down to brilliant half centuries from Ted Hutchings (63 off 47 balls) and Callum Semple (51 off 33). Opening bowler Jack Myers took 3-71 for the visitors. In response, Thorpe Hesley & High Green were 147-5 before a lower order collapse saw them crumble to 165-9. A score they could not recover from finishing 210 all out. Zac Trower (3-24) and Daniel Baldwin (3-36) helped bowled the away side out. Tiger Dalby (49) and Alistair Stanistreet (38) hit runs in vain as Norton Oakes cruised to victory.
Norton Oakes 318-7 (50) James Thompson 127, Ted Hutchings 63, Callum Semple 51*, Jack Myers 3-71
Thorpe Hesley & High Green 210 (45.4) Tiger Dalby 49, Alistair Stanistreet 38, Daniel Baldwin 3-63, Zac Trower 3-24
Norton Oakes (9pts) beat Thorpe Hesley & High Green (0) by 108 runs
Coal Aston v Norton Woodseats
It seemed to be a week of shocks and surprises as Norton Woodseats also picked up their first victory against Coal Aston. Batting first, Joshua Cross hit 57 and James Eyre 28 to help set Woodseats a target of 178. Joshua Cross for Coal Aston took a brilliant 6-48. Coal Aston got off to a flyer with Matthew Johnson hitting 67* and Jack Hall 26. However, 100-3 turned to 103-5 and eventually they batted out the overs falling 7 short of their target on 172-8. It seemed to be a day for the name as Woodseats’ Joshua Cross took 3-35 to help his side secure the victory.
Norton Woodseats 178 (48.4) Joshua Cross 57, Joshua Cross 6-48
Coal Aston 172-8 (51) Matthew Johnson 67*, Joshua Cross 3-35
Norton Woodseats (9pts) beat Coal Aston (2) by six runs
Elsecar 2nds v Doncaster Town 2nds
Leaders Doncaster 2nds were another team to be shocked as Elsecar 2nds blew them away at the Al-Murad Stadium. Batting first Elsecar fell to 146 all out. Contributions from Matthew Tonks (35) and Andrew Ivill (37) helped the hosts. Warren Graca picked up 4-17 and Kirk Bennett 3-38 for Doncaster. In response, Doncaster soon found themselves in trouble at 17-3. Robert Grace hit 62, however it was not enough as 5-66 from Matthew Tonks and 3-47 from Elliot Evans bowled the away side out for 133 and they succumbed to their first defeat of the season.
Elsecar 2 146 (47.3) Matthew Tonks 35, Andrew Ivill 37, Kirk Bennett 3-38, Warren Graca 4-17
Doncaster T 2 133 (33.3) Robert Grace 62, Elliott Evans 3-47, Matthew Tonks 5-66
Elsecar 2nds (9pts) beat Doncaster Town 2nds (2) by 13 runs
Monk Bretton v Wickersley Old Village 2nds
Second placed Monk Bretton were also defeated this week by four wickets against Wickersley Old Village 2nds. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Monk Bretton found themselves in trouble at 39-4. Ryan Howarth hit 37 and Craig Heppenstall 38* to set 162-8. Jack Eggleston took 3-55 for the victors. Wickersley started much more comfortably with them 85-2. Opening batsmen Adam Bashford (31) and Ben Richardson (41) helped build a solid platform. However, they fell to 109-6 with nerves surely kicking in. However, 27* from Charlie Harrison and 20* from Brooklyn Whitmill saw Wickersley to their total of 163 for the loss of six wickets.
Monk Bretton 162-8 (50) Ryan Howarth 37, Craig Heppenstall 38*, Jack Eggleston 3-55
Wickersley OV 2 163-6 (37.5) Adam Bashford 31, Ben Richardson 41, James Taylor 3-17
Wickersley Old Village 2nds (9pts) beat Monk Bretton (1) by four wickets
Worsbrough Bridge v Sheffield Collegiate 3rds
Lower order contributions were the key to Sheffield Collegiate 3rds defeating Worsbrough Bridge this weekend. Scores from Lawrie Brennan (36), Lewis Bent (47) and Mansoor Shinwari (56*) helped Collegiate post a challenging 250-8. Liam Hague (3-59) and Mark Wilkinson (3-44) took the wickets for Worsbrough. In response, Alex Littlewood hit 49 and Mark Wilkinson 32 but it was not enough to gain victory as they were bowled out for 151 with Tate Miller taking 4-33.
Sheffield C 3 250-8 (50) Lawrie Brennan 36, Lewis Bent 47, Mansoor Shinwari 56*
Worsbrough Bridge 151 (48.2) Alex Littlewood 49, Mark Wilkinson 32, Tate Miller 4-33
Sheffield Collegiate 3rds (9pts) beat Worsbrough Bridge (0) by 99 runs
Thorncliffe v Frecheville Community
In a low scoring encounter, it was Thorncliffe who beat Frecheville at the Crucible Oval. Frecheville batted first and were eventually bowled out for 138, as James Brown (3-22) and Jordan Hanson (3-30) took the wickets. Tom Powell hit 38 for the away side. Thorncliffe knocked off the target with five wickets down, as Jason Clark (38) and Bavasuthan Selvanaygam (34*) saw their side home to victory.
Frecheville C 138 (42.3) Tom Powell 38, James Brown 3-22, Jordon Hanson 3-30
Thorncliffe 142-5 (32) Jason Clark 38, Bavasuthan Selvanayagam 34*
Thorncliffe (9pts) beat Frecheville Community (0) by five wickets
Caribbean Sports kept up their ruthless run at the top of the league as they came out the victors against third-placed Kexborough. At the bottom, there was a first win of the season for Whiston Parish Church 2nds sticking their opponents, Maltby Miners Welfare, to the bottom of the table. Sprotbrough and Penistone both eased to victories to keep up their pressure on the top of the table in second and third.
Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds v Penistone
Penistone dispatched their hosts to move into third and nine points clear of fourth-placed Kexborough. After sending Barnsley Woolley Miners into bat they bowled them out for just 51 in an innings that included five ducks. Jack Meek, Christopher Walmsley and Matt Scholey took three wickets as only four bowlers were used. The total was chased with no loss of wicket as Connor Smythe top scored with 37 (33) to reach the target in just 10.2 overs.
Barnsley WM 3 50 (30.1) Jack Meek 3-16, Christopher Walmsley 3-16, Matt Scholey 3-13
Penistone 52-0 (10.2) Connor Smythe 37*
Penistone (9pts) beat Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds (0) by ten wickets
Kexborough v Caribbean Sports Club
The teams started the day in third and first, however the visitors showed just why they are the runaway leaders this season. Kexborough were dominated as they elected to bat, being bowled out for just 111, with Arslan Tariq taking 5-20. The top scorer for the home team was number eight Tom Lees who scored just 22 (32) before becoming Tariq’s fourth victim. Caribbean coasted to their total in just 25.5 overs with six wickets to spare, ensuring a sixth win of the season.
Kexborough 111 (40) Arslan Tariq 5-20
Caribbean SC 112-5 (42.5) Haroon Tariq 39, Bjorn Taylor 33
Caribbean Sports Club (9pts) beat Kexborough (0) by five wickets
Rockingham Colliery 2nds v Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds
Oughtibridge squeezed past Rockingham Colliery to move into fifth. They put their hosts into bat as only two players reached double figures. Jim Cooper top-scored with 64 as Rafiullah Ahmad and Sam Patel took four wickets to bowl the home team out for just 130. It should have been relatively easy for Oughtibridge to chase but 5-29 from Matthew Cox took it right down to the wire as they scored the winning runs with a single wicket remaining.
Rockingham C 2 130 (38.3) Jim Cooper 64, Rafiullah Ahmad 4-45, Sam Patel 4-26
Oughtibridge WM 2 134-9 (48.3) Adil Nasim 40, Oliver Cockbill-Black 33, Matthew Cox 5-29
Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds (9pts) beat Rockingham Colliery 2nds (2) by one wicket
Silkstone United v Sprotbrough 2nds
There was another thrashing at Silkstone Cricket Field as Sprotbrough stayed second with a win. Silkstone elected to bat but wickets were taken at regular intervals as they faltered to 149-9. Opener Robert Wade was their top scorer with 45(64) as Adam Kaye took 5-36, with the other bowlers sharing a wicket each. Sprotbrough chased the target with remarkable ease as Harry Thompson scored 104(84) with 16 fours and three sixes. He was backed up by 46 (56) from Callum Marsh as the target was reached without a wicket falling.
Silkstone U 149-9 (46) Robert Wade 45, Kevin Taylor 37, Adam Kaye 5-36
Sprotbrough 2 150-0 (23.2) Harry Thompson 104*, Callum Marsh 46*
Sprotbrough 2nds (9pts) beat Silkstone United (0) by ten wickets
Tickhill 2nds v Wath 2nds
Wath started the day second bottom but moved above their opponents with their second win of the season. They win the toss and chose to bat, posting a highly competitive 234-6 in their 46 overs. Top-scorer was Mark Barlow with 83 (96) as only two players failed to make it past 20. Tickhill never got going in their pursuit of the target as Sam Whitlam took 5-44 to bowl them out for 166.
Wath 2 234-6 (46) Mark Barlow 83, Stephen Cook 36, Sam Whitlam 38, Charlie Miller 32*, Joe Senior 3-80
Tickhill 2 166 (44.4) Matthew Lowe 38, Sam Whitlam 5-44
Wath 2nds (9pts) beat Tickhill 2nds (1) by 68 runs
Whiston Parish Church 2nds v Maltby Miners Welfare
This may have been the home side’s first win of the campaign but they made it look a lot more comfortable than that would suggest. They elected to field and were set a decent total as Maltby posted 222-6. Paul Pendle carried the innings as the opener scored 106 (111) with 19 boundaries. Whiston’s openers, however, put on 140 together for the first wicket to help the home side to their target in just 33.3 overs with eight wickets spare.
Maltby MW 222-6 (46) Paul Pendle 106, Peter Brewster 38
Whiston PC 2 224-2 (33.3) Lewis Sansome 74*, Richard Daughtrey 75, Sam Bowden 36
Whiston Parish Church 2nds (9pts) beat Maltby Miners Welfare (0) by eight wickets
Fishlake v Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths
Fishlake beat Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths by 39 runs in this weekend’s fixture. Fishlake batted first and posted 156-9 off 46 overs. In response, Barnsley Miners were bowled out for 117, falling way short of the target. The victory saw Fishlake push themselves away from bottom spot, whilst Barnsley Woolley Miners sit mid-table but are at risk of falling into danger.
Fishlake 156-9 (46) Jonathan Holmes 40, Adrianna Darlow 3-32, Sam Hawley 5-40
Barnsley WM 4 117 (36.3) Sam Hawley 63, Richard Copley 3-40, Ben Metcalfe 3-20
Fishlake (9pts) beat Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths (1) by 39 runs
Higham v Hampole & Skelbrooke
Bottom side Hampole & Skelbrooke were beaten comfortably this week by early promotion pushers Higham. Joshua Bird took 5-19 as Hampole & Skelbrooke were bowled out for 73. Captain James Lawson hit 32 in vain for the away side. Higham made easy work of the chase as 35* from Richard Heely saw his side over the line to win by 8 wickets.
Hampole & Skelbrooke 73 (34) James Lawson 32, Joshua Bird 5-19
Higham 74-2 (21) Richard Heeley 35*
Higham (9pts) beat Hampole & Skelbrooke (0) by eight wickets
Millhouses Works v Shiregreen 2nds
Millhouses Works caught up ground on the table with a win against Shiregreen 2nds. Batting first Shiregreen were bowled out for 189. A total which Millhouses were able to chase down with loss of six wickets.
Shiregreen 2 189 (45.1) Dylan Collins 98, Brad Simpson 3-23, Sohail Mumtaz 3-61, Lee Stewart 4-56
Millhouses W 192-6 (42) Iain Mallett 87, Tom Roper 43, Adeeb Hussain 3-37
Millhouses Works (9pts) beat Shiregreen 2nds (1) by four wickets
Sheffield Collegiate 4ths v Bradfield Village Fellowship
Clear runaway leaders Bradfield Village Fellowship picked up another victory this weekend when they travelled to Sheffield Collegiate 4ths. Batting first, Collegiate batsmen Chris Stewart (55) and Mick Hickman (66) hit the runs to see them post a total of 161-7 off 46 overs. No other batsmen got past double figures, which stopped them posting a more imposing total. Adam Broughton took 3-35. In response, Jonathan Balfour hit a brilliant 73 off 67 and Adam Broughton finished off a good day with 29 as Bradfield chased their down their total five wickets down.
Sheffield C 4 161-7 (46) Mark Hickman 66, Chris Stewart 55, Adam Broughton 3-35
Bradfield VF 162-5 (41.4) Jonathan Balfour 73
Bradfield Village Fellowship (9pts) beat Sheffield Collegiate 4ths (0) by five wickets
Parkhead v Hallam 3rds
Parkhead kept up ground on the top two with victory over early strugglers Hallam 3rds. The visitors batted first and were bowled out for 118 off 40 overs. Moneeb Ahmed (24) was the only player to stick around for Hallam as Matthew Mather (3-29) and Ed Butcher (3-43) took the wickets for Parkhead. A half century from Oliver Harrison (53) helped Parkhead knock the total of in 25 overs and wrap up a seven-wicket win.
Hallam 3 118 (40.1) Matthew Mather 3-29, Ed Butcher 3-43
Parkhead 122-3 (25.4) Parwan Ali 41, Oliver Harrison 53
Parkhead (9pts) beat Hallam 3rds (0) by seven wickets
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