Premier Division round-up 3 July
Posted on 5th July 2021 at 07:31
Nicholas Associates Premier Division
With the weather cutting the Premier Division programme to three games, second-placed Treeton took advantage of Appleby Frodingham’s enforced inactivity to cut the gap from first to second to 18 points. Barnsley Woolley Miners moved into third place, whilst Doncaster avenged their opening day defeat to Whitley Hall.
Barnsley Woolley Miners v Cawthorne
A delayed start was made at Shaw Lane with a 30-over game played. The experienced pair of Jon Trower and Jason Booth got Barnsley off to a sound start after they were put in to bat, putting on 39 before Harpreet Singh Bhatia came to the crease. Harpreet’s 69 off 67 balls, supported by Beck Frostick (25 off 27) gave the home side a useful score, boosted by ten penalty runs for a slow over rate by the visitors. After Harpreet dismissed Michael Jepps early on, Alex Morris and Taruwar Kohli added 66 for the second wicket, but they failed to score at the required rate, against tight bowling from Harpreet and Ollie Jackson in particular. Liam Wiles boosted the scoring with 31 off 24 balls, but could not stop his side falling 17 short, as Barnsley moved up to third place.
Barnsley WM 171-6 (30) Harpreet Singh Bhatia 69, Taruwar Kohli 3-34, Michael Jepps 3-52
Cawthorne 154-8 (30) Alex Morris 32, Taruwar Kohli 50, Liam Wiles 31, Ali Jahangir 3-58
Barnsley Woolley Miners (12pts) beat Cawthorne (4) by 17 runs
Doncaster Town v Whitley Hall
After they had elected to bat first, James Stuart got Doncaster away to a positive start in an opening stand of 65 with Jack Zuurbier (19). After a short cameo from Bilal Anjam (22), three wickets fell quickly, but a rapid 57-run fifth-wicket stand between Usama Mir (46 off 24 balls) and Charlie Kay (32 not out off 18) helped the home side set a very handy total in their reduced innings of 32 overs. James Brown was the most successful bowler with four wickets. After an opening stand of 30 by Matt Cartwright (15) and Alex Fletcher (14) wickets started to fall regularly against Bilal and Joe Gallagher, and only James Brown, whose 44 completed a fine all-round effort in defeat, saved them from a heavier loss.
Doncaster T 213-7 (32) James Stuart 60, Usana Mir 46, Charlie Kay 32*, James Brown 4-66
Whitley Hall 113 (26.5) James Brown 44, Bilal Anjam 4-30, Joe Gallagher 4-27
Doncaster Town (12pts) beat Whitley Hall (0) by 102 runs (DLS method – target 216 in 32 overs)
Tickhill v Treeton
After being asked to bat first, Tickhill simply could not get the ball away against an accurate attack who exploited the conditions well; Steve Foster and Liam Johnson bowling 22 overs between them at a cost of just 33 runs. Treeton did not find run-scoring easy either, and with Mark Cummins taking two wickets in a tight spell, the visitors slipped to 42-3. The crucial stand then came when Chris Cobb was joined by Sam Drury (28 off 33) and the pair added 48 for the fourth wicket. After Drury fell to Adi Sreedharan, it was left to the patient Cobb (28 not out off 57 balls) to see his side home for the second week running. Treeton’s fifth successive win sees them narrow the gap to Appleby Frodingham at the top to 18 points.
Tickhill 108-5 (38) Ross Diver 32
Treeton 122-5 (29.5)
Treeton (12pts) beat Tickhill (0) by five wickets (DLS method – target 122 in 38 overs)
Elsecar v Appleby Frodingham, Hallam v Wickersley Old Village and Sheffield Collegiate v Wakefield Thornes – all games abandoned without a ball bowled (4pts each)
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