Division 5 
 
We have a new leader in Division five as Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds came out on top in the top of the table clash which saw Norton Oakes 2nds lose for the first time this year. The result means Upper Haugh 2nds are just three points from the top as the title race tightened up over the weekend. Handsworth climbed away from the bottom four as they secured just their second win of the season and the two teams below them did not play due to Covid reasons. 
 
Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds v Whiston Forge 
 
It was a mid-table clash at Bradfield Village Fellowship as a low-scoring encounter saw Whiston Forge move into fourth. The away side batted first. The visitors initially collapsed to 43-7 with David Palazon taking four of the top six. 37 and 32 from Sameer Sarway and Robert Bateman ensured they recovered to 142 all out, Palazon ended with impressive figures of 6-19. Bradfield lost wickets at regular intervals: Howard Mee top scored with just 34 as Whiston Forge’s four-pronged attack shared the wickets to bowl them out for 129. 
 
Whiston Forge 142 (42.3) Sameer Sarwary 37, Robert Bateman 32, David Plazon 6-19 
Bradfield VF 2 129 (39.1) Howard Mee 34, Michael Raleigh 3-30, Scott Biddles 4-14 
Whiston Forge (9pts) beat Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds (2) by 13 runs 
 
Handsworth Junior Sporting Club v Darfield 2nds 
 
A thrilling run chase from Handsworth JSC meant they ended the day just two points behind their opponent. Darfield elected to bat and posted a credible 223-5 in their 46. Ashley Potter was the definite pick of the batsmen as the opener scored 104(116), with the second top-scorer being Jack Parkinson who got a run-a-ball 39*. Handsworth appeared on track as Waqas Ali’s 81 took them to 195-4, but a mini-collapse to 196-7 meant a nervy finish. It was Sher Khan who saw them over the line, scoring 56* (80 balls) to seal the victory with three balls and two wickets to spare. 
 
Darfield 2 223-5 (46) Ashley Potter 104, Jack Parkinson 39* 
Handsworth JSC 229-8 (45.3) Waqas Ali 81, Mohammed Rajeeb 33, Sher Khan 56*, Kye Kitching 3-45 
Handsworth Junior Sporting Club (9pts) beat Darfield 2nds (2) by two wickets 
 
Rotherham Town 2nds v Conisbrough 2nds 
 
The home side moved up to fifth as they made hard work of a small target against Conisbrough. The visitors were originally 59-2 before they were blown away, losing 8-21 with no one in their last eight batters getting more than three runs. The damage was done by Town bowlers Tauseef Arifeen (5-18) and Shadab Ahmed (4-23) as Conisbrough were all out for 80 in 27 overs. The chase did not start well as three of the top four were out for ducks, leaving the home side 5-3. They stuttered their way to the total with a high score of 21 from Matthew Fidler - the second top-scorer was extras with 17. 
 
Conisbrough 2 80 (27) James Doran 41, Shadab Ahmed 4-23, Tauseef Arifeen 5-18 
Rotherham T 2 81-8 (38.3) Ben Scott 3-17 
Rotherham T 2nds (9pts) beat Conisbrough 2nds (2) by two wickets 
 
Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds v Norton Oakes 2nds 
 
It was second versus first in this encounter as Thorpe Hesley & High Green pulled off an impressive result to go top of the tree. The home side were put into at and will have been disappointed not to score more after an 83 run partnership at the top of the order. Shaun Trower made the difference as his 5-35 ensured Norton Oakes bowled out the home side for a slightly underwhelming 196. The visitors, however, never seemed to find their feet as wickets were taken at regular intervals to limit them to 161-9 in their pursuit of the all-important win. 
 
Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2 196 (45.4) Iain MacDonald 43, Matthew Bradley-Green 33, Mahmood Hussain 35, Shaun Trower 5-35 
Norton Oakes 2 161-9 (46) Stephen Cook 45, Neil White 32, Matthew Bradley-Green 3-47, Andrew Barlow 3-32 
Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds (9pts) beat Norton Oakes 2nds (1) by 35 runs 
 
Upper Haugh 2nds v Coal Aston 2nds 
 
There was a thrashing at Upper Haugh as mid-table Coal Aston were beaten by 100 runs. Third-placed Upper Haugh put on a show as they elected to bat and scored 250-4 in their 46 overs. Two players passed 50 as Steve Reynolds score an unbeaten 87 and Matthew Bacon scored 65 at the top of the order. Chris Pearson did the damage in the second innings as he took 5-52 to ensure that the visitors were bowled out for 150, with only four batsmen reaching double figures. 
 
Upper Haugh 2 250-4 (46) Matthew Bacon 65, Daniel Crofts 36, Steve Reynolds 87, Jack Pemberton 30 
Coal Aston 2 150 (35.4) John Harrison 38, Ryan Wileman 31*, Chris Pearson 5-52 
Upper Haugh 2nds (9pts) beat Coal Aston 2nds (0) by 100 runs 
 
Penistone 2nds v Kilnhurst Colliery – postponed for Covid reasons 
 
Division 6 
 
Wickersley Old Village 3rds v Wentworth 
 
Bottom side Wentworth came up against third placed Wickerlsey Old Village 3rds. The result went the way of Wickersley as they bowled Wickerlsey out for 181. Stephen Ratcliffe made 25 and Matt Caswell hit a brilliant 39 off 23 balls. In reply, Wickersley looked impressive with the bat, chasing down the target for the loss of only one wicket. Peter Smith hit 82 not out and was supported well by James O’Connell who hit an unbeaten 46 in what was a fantastic win for the home side. 
 
Wentworth 181 (40) Matt Caswell 39 
Wickersley OV 3 182-1 (31.1) Peter Smith 82*, James O’Connell 46 
Wickersley Old Village 3rds (9pts) beat Wentworth (0) by nine wickets 
 
Caribbean Sports Club 2nds v Green Moor 2nds 
 
Caribbean Sports 2nds failed to replicate their brilliant win at Thorncliffe 2nds last week as they were narrowly beaten by Green Moor 2nds. Green Moor batted first and set a total of 128-8 off their 40 overs. Mark Elsworth hit 34 in the only stand out innings as Mustafah Azam took away figures of 3-24. In reply, Zaryab Hussain hit 34 but it was not enough as Caribbean Sports were bowled out for 116 with Mark Elsworth finishing off a brilliant game personally with figures of 5-15. 
 
Green Moor 2 128-8 (40) Mark Elsworth 34, Mustafah Azam 3-24 
Caribbean SC 2 116 (39.2) Zaryab Hussain 34, Mark Elsworth 5-15 
Green Moor 2nds (9pts) beat Caribbean Sports Club 2nds (2) by 12 runs 
 
Doncaster Town 3rds v Handsworth Junior Sporting Club 2nds 
 
Doncaster 3rds comfortably beat Handsworth Junior Sporting Club 2nds to stay top of the division. 78 from Mark Lockwood and 70* from Joe Woodiwiss propelled Doncaster to 171-4 off their allocated 40 overs. In reply, Handsworth failed to really get going and figures of 4-22 from Max Garbutt and 3-10 from Iain Wormald helped bowl them out for 42, and saw Doncaster record a sixth win from seven games. 
 
Doncaster T 3 171-4 (40) Mark Lockwood 78, Joe Woodiwiss 70* 
Handsworth JSC 2 42 (19) Max Garbutt 4-22, Iain Wormald 3-10 
Doncaster Town 3rds (9pts) beat Handsworth Junior Sporting Club 2nds (0) by 129 runs 
 
Sheffield United 2nds v Millhouses Works 2nds 
 
Millhouses Works 2nds made sure they won this week after last weekend’s tied game, as they beat Sheffield United 2nds. United won the toss and elected to bat and they hit a well-made 145-8, mostly thanks to Zayn Wasim, who hit 55. Andy Belfield was impressive with ball for Millhouses as he took 3-33. In response, Millhouses found themselves in trouble at 27-4 before Tanver Ali came to crease, and he hit a fantastic 76 to seal the game for his side to win by one wicket. Akhtar Khan took figures 3-42 in vain. 
 
Sheffield U 2 145-8 (40) Zayn Wasim 55, Andy Belfield 3-33 
Millhouses W 2 147-9 (28) Tanver Ali 76, Akhtar Khan 3-42 
Millhouses Works 2nds (9pts) beat Sheffield United 2nds (2) by one wicket 
 
Brookhouse v Thorncliffe 2nds 
 
Thorncliffe 2nds beat Brookhouse to bounce back from being bowled out for 30 the weekend before. Batting first, Thorncliffe opening batsmen Darren Schofield hit 32 to help get his side up to 149/9 off 40 overs. Rob Layte took 5-15 to help restrict the away side. Brookhouse batsmen Thomas Snow hit 43 to help his team up to 59-2, but when they lost him the team slumped to 114 all out, due to some brilliant bowling from Garry Dawber (4-31) and Darren Schofield (4-39). 
 
Thorncliffe 2 149-9 (40) Darren Schofield 32, Rob Layte 5-15 
Brookhouse 114 (32.4) Thomas Snow 43, Garry Dawber 4-31, Darren Schofield 4-39 
Thorncliffe 2nds (9pts) beat Brookhouse (1) by 35 runs 
 
Division 7 
 
The surprise of the weekend came as Frecheville Community 2nds gave Doncaster Town 4ths a thrashing to move above their opponents in third. First and second remain equal on points after they both gained routine wins. At the bottom of the table, Wath 3rds were well beaten by Scholes to leave them even further adrift from the rest of the struggling pack. 
 
Dearne v Whitley Hall 3rds 
 
It was a routine win at Dearne as Whitley Hall continued their push for the Division Seven title. The home side will have regretted their decision to field first as the visitors posted 231-4 in their 40 overs. Charlie Staniland starred as he scored 82* from just 67 balls to propel his team to a large total. By the second innings, the damage was done as Alistair Riddle (4-27) and Oliver Glover (3-28) ensured that Dearne were bowled out 91 short of their target. 
 
Whitley Hall 3 231-4 (40) Elliott Ashton 46, Joshua Dobson 34, Charlie Staniland 82* 
Dearne 140 (29.5) Alistair Riddle 4-27, Oliver Glover 3-28 
Whitley Hall 3rds (9pts) beat Dearne (0) by 91 runs 
 
Frecheville Community 2nds v Doncaster Town 4ths 
 
It was a surprise demolition job at The Hobson Bowl as Frecheville beat Doncaster Town to move into third. Town failed to get a single partnership going as they were bowled out for just 78, with the high score being just 17 from Olly Wilds. The total was chased down with hardly a problem as well as Adam Ramsden ended 32* (81) to ensure that the home side eased to victory and gained an advantage in the chasing pack at the top of the league. 
 
Doncaster T 4 78 (34.5) Neil Ramsden 3-29, Aadil Hussan 4-23 
Frecheville C 2 79-3 (27) Adam Ramsden 32* 
Frecheville Community 2nds (9pts) beat Doncaster Town 4ths (0) by seven wickets 
 
Harley v Fishlake 2nds 
 
Fishlake will have been disappointed not to have won after 75 (53) from opener Dylan Sisman had promised a much bigger total, as they batted first against Harley. The home side’s decision to field first turned out to be a good one as they chased the target with four wickets and 1.3 overs to spare. It was Sam Lowery and Callum Sverdloff who took them over the line after the top four were all removed for single figures. Lowery top scored with 63 (103) backed up by Sverdloff who scored a fluent 55 (59). 
 
Fishlake 2 166 (40) Dylan Sysman 75, Samuel Potts 40 
Harley 167-6 (38.3) Sam Lowery 63, Callum Sverdloff 55 
Harley (9pts) beat Fishlake 2nds (1) by four wickets 
 
Houghton Main 2nds v Silkstone United 2nds 
 
It was a mid-table clash that saw Silkstone just about come out on top at Houghton Main. The home side elected to bat first but were limited throughout their innings by regular wickets as they ended 137-9, with Euan Graham taking 3-37. The home side made hard work of the chase after Daniel Walker and Edward Driver had scored 46 and 48 at the top of the order. Overs weren’t a problem as they made it over the line with five remaining, but only two wickets in the bank. 
 
Houghton M 2 137-9 (40) Naseem Shahid 33, Mohammad Asgher 30, Euan Graham 3-37 
Silkstone U 2 141-8 (35.1) Daniel Walker 46, Edward Driver 48, Adam Cutmore 5-33 
Silkstone United 2nds (9pts) beat Houghton Main 2nds (2) by two wickets 
 
Sprotbrough 3rds v Higham 2 
 
Top of the table Sprotbrough eased to victory at home to Higham as they continued their push for promotion. There was a brilliant innings from Rocco Cook as the home side batted first, although he will have been disappointed not to make it to a hundred after scoring 97 off 93 balls. Sprotbrough posted 212-7 and Higham couldn’t deal with the pressure of the chase as regular wickets kept them to just 100-8 off their 40 overs. 
 
Sprotbrough 3 212-7 (40) Scott Sykes 62, Rocco Cook 97, Robert McInerney 4-47 
Higham 2 100-8 (40) Paul Wroe 31 
Sprotbrough 3rds (9pts) beat Higham 2nds (0) by 112 runs 
 
Warmsworth 2nds v Worsbrough Bridge 2nds 
 
Warmsworth made light work of a difficult chase to climb away from the bottom against mid-table Worsbrough Bridge. The away side batted first, posting a below-par 131-7 despite a top score of 59 from their number three, Phil Smith. Opener Jonathan Iball top scored with 53 in the run chase as they reached their target with eight wickets and nearly 12 overs left. 
 
Worsbrough Bridge 2 131-7 (40) Phil Smith 59 
Warmsworth 2 134-2 (28.1) Jonathan Iball 53, Mark Shanks 30, Matthew Spurr 38* 
Warmsworth 2nds (9pts) beat Worsbrough Bridge 2nds (0) by eight wickets 
 
Wath 3rds v Scholes 
 
Wath were once again skittled below a hundred as they stayed glued to the bottom of the table after defeat to Scholes. Scholes shared the wickets between five bowlers with Dave Watson (3-16) being the pick of the lot as the home team were removed for just 90 runs. Scholes chased down the target relatively comfortably as they gave some players lower down the order a chance. Darren Snow top-scored with 38* as he took his team over the line with 20 overs spare. 
 
Wath 3 90 (33.2) David Watson 3-16 
Scholes 94-5 (20) Darren Snow 38* 
Scholes (9pts) beat Wath 3rds (0) by five wickets 
 
Division 8 
 
Adwick-le-Street 2nds v Brookhouse 2nds 
 
The big shock in the division this weekend was Adwick-Le-Street picking up their first win of the season against mid-table side Brookhouse 2nds. 74* from Nick Bisby was well supported by Paul Bishop, 58* to set Brookhouse a total of 201 to win from 40 overs. Brookhouse found themselves 21-3 early on, but a half century from Luke Wilson and 27 from Matthew Kirk could not help them reach their target as they finished on 160-7, 41 short of their target. 
 
Adwick-le-Street 2 200-2 (40) Rhys Fitch 33, Paul Bishop 58*, Nick Bisby 74* 
Brookhouse 2 160-7 (40) Luke Wilson 50, James Brooks 3-34 
Adwick-le-Street 2nds (9pts) beat Brookhouse 2nds (1) by 40 runs 
 
Brodsworth Main 3rds v Monk Bretton 2nds 
 
Brodsworth Main 3rds are still looking to find their first point of the season as they were crushed by league leaders Monk Bretton 2nds. Monk Bretton batted first and set a competitive total of 204-8. This was mostly down to efforts from Andy Taylor (69) and Ollie Wainwright (30). It was Ray Smith who stood out, however, as he took 6-53 for Brodsworth. James Irwin (21*) was the only batsmen to pass double figures for the home side, as they were bowled out for 47. 
 
Monk Bretton 2 204-8 (40) Andy Taylor 69, Ollie Wainwright 30, Ray Smith 6-53 
Brodsworth M 3 47 (21) Chris Sayner 5-5, Jenson Hayes 3-24 
Monk Bretton 2nds (9pts) beat Brodsworth Main 3rds (0) by 157 runs 
 
Upper Haugh 3rds v Rockingham Colliery 3rds 
 
Second placed Upper Haugh 3rds beat Rockingham Colliery this weekend to maintain their promotion push. Batting first, Rockingham made 168-9, mainly thanks to knocks from Callum Skipworth (48) and James Andrews (30). Cameron Armin took 3-52 and William Adams 3-26 for Upper Haugh. Shaun Cristinacce then hit 64* and was helped by Tim Whitehouse who hit 40* to win the game comfortably for Upper Haugh within 35 overs. Martyn Hewitt took 3-39 for Rockingham. 
 
Rockingham C 3 168-9 (40) James Andrews 30, Callum Skipworth 48, Cameron Armin 3-52, William Adams 3-26 
Upper Haugh 3 173-5 (35.3) Shaun Cristinacce 64*, Tim Whitehouse 40* Martyn Hewitt 3-39 
Upper Haugh 3rds (9pts) beat Rockingham Colliery 3rds (0) by five wickets 
 
Mexborough Athletic 2nds v Kexborough 2nds 
 
Mexborough 2nds beat Kexborough 2nds by two wickets in this close encounter. Kexborough were put into bat and opening batsmen Craig Brook (33) and Ethan Shillito (27) helped them to a total of 147 all out. Brandon Cooke was the pick of the Mexborough bowlers as he took 3-21. Middle order batsmen Kripal Singh (31) and Steven Taylor (39) helped propel their side into a brilliant position but they lost their next five batsmen for single figures as they fell from 86-4 to 111-6. However, the lower order contributions were enough to give Mexborough the victory. 
 
Kexborough 2 147 (37.4) Craig Brook 33, Brandon Cooke 3-21 
Mexborough A 2 149-8 (31.3) Kripal Singh 31, Steven Taylor 39, Ethan Shillito 3-42 
Mexborough Athletic 2nds (9pts) beat Kexborough 2nds (2) by two wickets 
 
Whiston Forge 2nds v Sheffield United 3rds 
 
Whiston Forge 2nds picked up their first victory against Sheffield United 3rds. Suhail Zahoor hit 39 to help Sheffield United post a score of 105-9 off 40 overs. Millie Singleton took 3-9 for Whiston Forge. In response, Gareth Haigh hit 54 to chase down the total and record a two-wicket win. Siraj Alam took a brilliant 5-20 for United. 
 
Sheffield U 3 105-9 (40) Suhail Zahoor 39, Millie Singleton 3-9 
Whiston Forge 2 106-9 (31.3) Gareth Haigh 54, Siraj Alam 5-20 
Whiston Forge 2nds (9pts) beat Sheffield United 3rds (2) by one wicket 
 
Wombwell Main 2nds v Eden Grove Parklands 2nds 
 
Mid-table sides Wombwell Main 2nds and Eden Grove Parklands 2nds went head-to-head this weekend and it was Eden Grove who came out victorious after a brilliant bowling display saw Wombwell bowled out for 67. There were three wickets apiece for Carl Davies (3-23), Harpreet Singh (3-12) and Craig Taylor (3-12). Taylor then went on to hit 33 to seal the game for his team within 17 overs. 
 
Wombwell M 2 67 (27.4) Carl Davies 3-23, Harpreet Singh 3-12, Craig Taylor 3-12 
Eden Grove P 2 68-1 (16.2) Craig Taylor 33 
Eden Grove Parklands 2nds (9pts) beat Wombwell Main 2nds (0) by nine wickets 
 
By Sam Chadwick & Tom Pratt 
 
 
 
 
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