Cup round-up for 1/2 May
Posted on 5th May 2022 at 18:13
Mick Savage Trophy
There were four first round Mick Savage Trophy games on Sunday, in which all four sides winning the toss elected to bat first. Last season’s President’s Trophy winners Penistone progressed to round two with a 19-run home win over Norton Oakes, thanks to Scott Jones, whose 71 off 74 balls led them to 152 against a tight visiting attack. Callum East (4-25 in eight) was the pick of the bowlers, and he received good support from Dan Morley and Ted Hutchings, with two wickets apiece. In reply, Oakes were 66-1, but Ben Askey struck four times in quick succession and they lost five wickets for six runs to swing the game decisively in favour of the home side. Despite Hutchings’ defiant 41, the visitors fell short, with Chris Walmsley also picking up four wickets.
Ackworth’s first cup-tie in the YCSPL saw them achieve a comfortable home win over Wickersley Old Village 2nds. Peter Smith and Subhaan Hussain put on 108 for the visitors' first wicket, but after that, wickets fell regularly and they closed on 175-8. George Gillespie was the pick of the home attack with 3-17 in eight overs. At 58-4, the home side looked in some trouble, but Amitpaul Kundra (53 in 62 balls) and Dale Langfield (75 in 78) put on 75 for the sixth wicket to turn the game around; in the end, Ackworth won with four wickets and seven overs to spare.
Hatfield Town also won on their first cup appearance in the League. Wicket-keeper Paul Davies (49) was the top-scorer in their 160 at home to Thorpe Hesley & High Green, who lost wickets regularly in their reply, and fell 50 short. Ellis Patterson (3-15) and James Winstanley (4-23) both bowled outstanding eight-over spells for the hosts.
In the game at Caribbean Sports, visitors Norton Woodseats posted a formidable 286-6 after electing to bat first, openers James Eyre and Michael Donson scoring fifties in an opening stand of 117. Elliot Metcalfe (66) and Daniel Turner (42 not out) then pressed home the advantage. In reply, Caribbean were 107-4 when the rain came, and the visitors won on the comparative scores after 22 overs.
Second round – Sunday 29 May
Aston Hall v Monk Bretton
Coal Aston v Norton Woodseats
Doncaster Town 2 v Sheffield Collegiate 3
Hallam 2 v Upper Haugh
Penistone v Wakefield Thornes 2
Sheffield United v Ackworth
South Kirkby v Whitley Hall 2
Treeton 2 v Hatfield Town
Viking Cricket Cup
On Monday, there were three ties in the first round of the Viking Cricket Cup, and again the teams winning the toss batted first. At Baxter Field, Barnsley Woolley Miners held on to win a thrilling game by one run. Earlier, Beck Frostick, with a brilliant 125 off 109 balls, including 15 fours and three sixes, provided the backbone of the visitors’ 227 all out. Neil Longhurst, with 4-27 in eight overs was the pick of the Whitley Hall attack. In reply, the home side subsided to 116-6, but amidst the gathering gloom, Dan Waldron’s unbeaten 73 took them to the brink of victory. Waqas Tanveer (3-24) and Oliver Jackson (1-28) bowled economical eight-over spells to apply pressure early on, whilst Frostick bowled the final over, off which 16 were required, then two off the last ball. He held his nerve to complete a fine all-round game with a three-wicket spell.
At Town Fields, an excellent all-round bowling performance by visitors Cawthorne saw Doncaster Town bowled out for 151 in the penultimate over. Michael Jepps led the way with 3-30 in his eight overs, and there were two economical wickets apiece for Josh Holling and Taruwar Kohli. Kohli dominated the second innings with a patient unbeaten 49 to see his side home with six wickets and 22 balls to spare.
A one-sided game at Church Fields saw Whiston Parish Church rack up 305-6 against Tickhill; Danny Kemp hammering 156 off 126 balls with 17 fours and six sixes, and sharing a rapid 156-run third-wicket stand with Aamir Jamal (79 off 49 balls). Tickhill used eight bowlers to try and stem the tide, and fared no better with the bat – only Tian Koekemoer’s half century providing any real resistance to the Whiston attack, in which Tom Bolland and Harry Paver took three wickets apiece.
The remaining four first round ties will be played this coming Sunday.
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