Premier Division round-up - 19 June
Posted on 20th June 2021 at 08:10
Nicholas Associates Premier Division
Leaders Appleby Frodingham further strengthened their position at the top of the table with a big win at Whitley Hall, and they now enjoy a 20-point lead at the halfway point. Sheffield Collegiate moved up into second place after surviving a big scare at home to Elsecar; Wakefield Thornes slipped to third place after losing at Elsecar; and Treeton were comfortable winners in the fourth against fifth tussle at Shaw Lane. At the other end of the table, Hallam climb off the bottom by beating Cawthorne at home, leaving Wickersley propping up the table after a seventh straight loss. The gap between Hallam and Tickhill in tenth place is 20 points.
Barnsley Woolley Miners v Treeton
Visitors Treeton got off to a fine start at Shaw Lane after electing to bat first; Steve Foster sharing stands of 90 with Dave Rodgers for the first wicket and 85 for the second with Liam Johnson. Foster was fourth out for 132 off 136 balls, 86 coming in boundaries. Skipper Sam Drury then kept the momentum going to the end of the innings with an unbeaten 58 off 47 balls, as the visitors set a daunting target. After Jason Booth and Jon Trower put on an opening stand of 43 for the Griffins, wickets started to fall steadily, and with Johnson taking the prized wicket of Harpreet Singh Bhatia, the home side slumped to 106-5. Beck Frostick and Ali Jahangir provided some resistance with a 78-run sixth-wicket stand, but both fell to Michael Hunter as the home side ended well short.
Treeton 298-8 (50) Dave Rodgers 34, Steve Foster 132, Liam Johnson 38, Sam Drury 58*, Beck Frostick 4-82
Barnsley WM 2 212-9 (50) Harpreeet Singh 30, Ali Jahangir 54, Beck Frostick 35, Michael Hunter 3-21
Treeton (12pts) beat Barnsley Woolley Miners (2) by 86 runs
Doncaster Town v Wickersley Old Village
A second-wicket stand of 64 between young Jack Zuurbier and skipper Bilal Anjam got Doncaster off to a sound start at Town Fields. Usama Mir then helped maintain the momentum, contributing 38 out of a third-wicket stand of 46 with Bilal. The home side reached 163-3, but after Bilal was out for a fine half-century, wickets started to fall, with David Mace the main destroyer. A target of 209 proved to be out of the visitors reach however, and they slumped to 75-6 with Usama taking three wickets. Skipper Gareth Purshouse and Iftikhar Afzal then came together in an unbroken seventh-wicket stand of 80; that was not enough to prevent their side suffering a seventh straight loss, but it did ensure a couple of bonus points to end a barren run.
Doncaster T 208-9 (50) Jack Zuurbier 45, Bilal Anjam 53, Usama Mir 38, David Mace 5-74
Wickersley OV 155-6 (50) Gareth Purshouse 61*, Usama Mir 3-36
Doncaster Town (12pts) beat Wickersley Old Village (2) by 53 runs
Hallam v Cawthorne
A spirited performance in the field by bottom side Hallam saw them bowl out Cawthorne at Crimicar for an under-par 165 after being put in to bat. Charlie Bourne (2-38) took the key wicket of Taruwar Kohli for 29, ending a third-wicket stand of 54 with Liam Wiles. From 75-2, the visitors slumped to 126-9, and only a last-wicket stand of 39 between keeper Luke Bullingham (20) and Aaron Feroz (19) gave the visitors something to bowl at. When the home side were 69-3 in reply, the game was in the balance, but a fourth-wicket stand of 55 between Robert Basu and Joe Cooper (26) swung things Hallam’s way. A wobble when Cooper was out saw three wickets fall for 11 runs, but Sam Davison (19*) saw his side home.
Cawthorne 165 (50) Liam Wiles 52
Hallam 166-7 (49.4) Robert Basu 61
Hallam (12pts) beat Cawthorne (2) by three wickets
Sheffield Collegiate v Elsecar
Visitors Elsecar gave Collegiate a hard afternoon at Abbeydale. After electing to bat first, the home side were 93-5, with Moin Ashraf again the chief destroyer for the visitors with three wickets. A sixth-wicket stand of 104 between Henry Eldred and Jamie Carrington (20) then gave the home side something to bowl at. Skipper Peter Hadfield took his side to 83-2 before falling to Shaaiq Choudhry, and then a fourth-wicket stand of 57 between Kashif Naved and Hasnat Yousaf (28) put the visitors in control. But when Stephen Cantwell dismissed Yousaf, three wickets fell for six runs. Ashraf (23 off 17 balls) then looked as if he was going to lead his side home with 23 off 17 balls, but after he was ninth out with eight needed for victory, his side fell agonisingly short.
Sheffield C 201-6 (50) Henry Eldred 76*, Moin Ashraf 3-57
Elsecar 200-9 (50) Peter Hadfield 32, Kashif Naveed 75, Stephen Cantwell 3-39
Sheffield Collegiate (12pts) beat Elsecar (4) by one run
Tickhill v Wakefield Thornes
A second-wicket stand of 63 between Mark Cummins and Joe Billings was the foundation of the home side’s innings after they had elected to bat first against Wakefield Thornes. Cummins then added 45 with Ross Diver, but after that the innings foundered somewhat against Imran Mahboob. From 153-7, Adithya Sreedharan and Josh Court then added a crucial 35 for the eighth wicket to set a defensible target. Thornes made an indifferent start, but from 41-3, Matt Jordan and Jamie Rhodes added 88 for the fourth wicket to bring their side right back into the game. But Court’s dismissal of Jordan sparked three wickets falling for six runs, and despite Mahboob’s 25 off 27 balls, Thornes fell just short of their target to give the home side a great win that pulled them 20 points clear of the relegation places.
Tickhill 188-7 (50) Mark Cummins 37, Joe Billings 39, Imran Maboob 4-48
Wakefield T 183-8 (50) Matt Jordan 50, James Rhodes 41, Royston Dias 3-49
Tickhill (12pts) beat Wakefield Thornes (4) by five runs
Whitley Hall v Appleby Frodingham
Appleby Frodingham were put into bat at Baxter Field, and the move produced instant reward as the visitors top run scorer, Alex Grimes, fell to Biswick Kapala for just six. But a second-wicket stand of 137 between skipper Matt Fowler and Jamar Ifill completely changed the complexion of the game. Ifill’s departure for 84 off 77 balls then brought in Kieran Lindley, who shared stands of 63 with Fowler and 67 with Jordan Cook (28) to set the Steelmen on their way to a formidable score. In Whitley Hall’s reply, after Alex Fletcher (27) and Neil Longhurst (20) had taken the score to 59-1, wickets started to fall regularly against the visitors’ varied attack. The home side subsided to 118-7, and although keeper Matt Godden provided some resistance with an unbeaten 22 at the end, they were never in with a realistic chance of victory, and the leaders recorded their seventh straight win.
Appleby Frodingham 296-7 (50) Matt Fowler 69, Jamar Ifill 84, Kieran Lindley 70, Biswick Kapala 3-52, Dan Waldron 3-83
Whitley Hall 160 (37.2) Paul Hilton 3-29, Kieran Lindley 3-31
Appleby Frodingham (12pts) beat Whitley Hall (0) by 136 runs
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