Senior Section round-up 10 July - Part I
Posted on 14th July 2021 at 16:23
There was just one abandonment in Division 1, but it was an important one, as top side Green Moor Sports Club were rained off after just 8.4 overs. The result was another change at the top of the league, as Shiregreen capitalized on this misfortune with a win at home to Aston Hall 2nds. Treeton 2nds, meanwhile, remain bottom after they were well beaten away at Darfield. Also, near the basement, Hallam 2nds came out on top in their battle against Sheffield United ,with a resounding result to pull away from the bottom.
Darfield v Treeton 2nds
Treeton 2nds were well beaten away at Darfield as they stayed glued to the bottom of the standings. It was the home side who won the toss and they chose to bat first, which turned out to be the right decision as they racked up a sizeable total in a reduced 40 overs. Kastun Stoute was the main man at the top of the order as he blasted 85 (67 balls) before he was caught and bowled by Harris Ikram, who ended up with an expensive 4-74. Stoute was backed up by a more measured 63 (90) from Jonathan Millward, his top score of the season. The total was too much for Treeton, who collapsed from 62-3 to 111 all out with all six of the host’s bowlers taking wickets. Saman Khursheed took the most, finishing with 3-10.
Darfield 249-5 (40) Kastun Stoute 85, Jonathan Millward 63, Ashley Potter 37*, Harris Ikram 4-74
Treeton 2 111 (26.3) Saman Khursheed 3-10
Darfield (9pts) beat Treeton 2nds (0) by 138 runs
Green Moor Sports v Rotherham Town
Green Moor S 23-0 (8.4)
Rotherham T did not bat
Green Moor Sports and Rotherham Town – match abandoned due to weather (3pts each)
Hallam 2nds v Sheffield United
Two struggling teams met at Crimicar, as Hallam 2nds came up against Sheffield United. The hosts, however made it look easy as they coasted to a win after bowling first. The away side failed to deal with Hallam’s attack all the way through the innings, especially struggling against both Nick Cooper and James Chetwood as they both came away with four-fers. The result was the visitors being bowled out well under a hundred, with only Luqman Asad (24 (50)) scoring anything of substance. Asad was also the only man to take a wicket in the second innings, although Will Burch and Jack Snelling had got the home side within a single run of the total already. Burch was not out at the end with 43 from 80 balls in what turned out to be a very easy chase.
Sheffield U 88 (34.3) Nick Cooper 4-21, James Chetwood 4-16
Hallam 2 89-1 (27.2) Will Burch 43*, Jack Snelling 35
Hallam 2nds (9pts) beat Sheffield United (0) by nine wickets
Shiregreen v Aston Hall 2nds
Shiregreen climbed back to the top of the division with a win at home to strugglers Aston Hall 2nds. The away side chose to bat in the first innings and were limited to 138-8 as regular wickets were taken throughout. Aamar Khan took the most wickets for the home side with a rather expensive 3-69 and the visitors’ top score came from Omar Wiggins (45) at number seven. The chase was never really a challenge for Shiregreen as they lost just four wickets on their way to victory. Aslam Hayat and Hammad Usman were the glue as they scored 50 and 47 respectively to take their side back to the summit.
Aston Hall 2 139-8 (40) Omar Wiggins 45, Aamar Khan 3-69
Shiregreen 142-4 (24.2) Hamman Usman 47, Aslam Hayat 50
Shiregreen (9pts) beat Aston Hall 2nds (0) by six wickets
Upper Haugh v Whitley Hall 2nds
Whitley Hall 2nds moved to within a point of their hosts in fifth after what was a convincing win. The away side were put into bat by Upper Haugh and made their way to a par total. No fifties were registered but Sam Chatterton (41 (77)), Andrew Pickering (38 (65)) and Liam Bacon (39 (44)) did enough between them to help their side to a competitive total. 72 (123) from opener William Turner was a good start for Upper Haugh but that innings was overshadowed by a brilliant 8-42 from Sam Chatterton, who almost singlehandedly ensured that partnerships could not develop. Upper Haugh were well short of their target as they were bowled out with 4.3 overs to spare.
Whitley Hall 2 197-8 (50) Sam Chatterton 41, Andrew Pickering 38, Liam Bacon 39, Tom Bolland 3-46
Upper Haugh 158 (45.3) William Turner 72, Sam Chatterton 8-42
Whitley Hall 2nds (9pts) beat Upper Haugh (1) by 39 runs
Wakefield Thornes 2nds v South Kirkby Colliery
South Kirkby defied league positions to thrash fourth-placed Wakefield Thornes 2nds by 78 runs on their own patch. The home side put their visitors into bat but were soon made to regret it as they racked up a large total. Jake Rimmington scored 64 (89) at the top of the order before Lee Tarbuck top-scored with 96 (119) at number five and Steve Secker finished the innings off with a run-a-ball 49 not out. Both Kieran Donnachie and Jonathan Scott scored fifties for Wakefield Thornes but they struggled for partners as the home side came up well short. Ben Elmore was the pick of the bowling attack as he took 4-54.
South Kirkby C 244-5 (50) Jake Rimmington 64, Lee Tarbuck 96, Steve Secker 49*
Wakefield T 2 166 (43.3) Kieran Donnachie 52, Jonathan Scott 57, Ben Elmore 4-54, Philip Howell 3-49
South Kirkby Colliery (9pts) beat Wakefield Thornes 2nds (0) by 78 runs
Coal Aston v Sheffield Collegiate 3rds
Coal Aston shocked Sheffield Collegiate 3rds by 80 runs, but Collegiate stay in the promotion places. Coal Aston batted first and hit 221-6 from their 50 overs. Half-centuries from Chris Park and Daniel Hemingway propelled their side to their competitive total and Benjamin Hall fell just one short of that milestone. Collegiate were 11-2 early on and, despite a partial recovery, were bowled out for 141. Park produced a man-of-the-match performance, taking 4-27 to add to his 55, as his side closed the gap to the promotion places to two points.
Coal Aston 221-6 (50) Chris Park 55, Benjamin Hall 49, Daniel Hemingway 59
Sheffield C 3 141 (35.4) Chris Park 4-27
Coal Aston (9pts) beat Sheffield Collegiate 3rds (0) by 80 runs
Elsecar 2nds v Wickersley Old Village 2nds
Elsecar 2nds stayed at the bottom of the division after a 109-run defeat away to Wickersley Old Village 2nds. Wickersley opening batsmen Adam Bashford stole the show with a fantastic 112 from 109 balls to power his side to an imposing total of 249-6 in just 40 overs. Brady Saunders also hit an unbeaten 72, whilst Harrison Hayes took three wickets for Elsecar. A confident reply saw Elsecar reach 77-2 as Jack Robinson hit a half century and Matthew Tonks 35. However, it quickly went downhill as they lost their next eight wickets for 63 runs, with Charlie Harrison taking four wickets and Sahil Saxena three.
Wickersley OV 2 249-6 (40) Adam Bashford 112, Brady Saunders 72*, Harrison Hayes 3-67
Elsecar 2 140 (37) Matthew Tonks 35, Jack Robinson 58, Charlie Harrison 4-43, Sahil Saxena 3-40
Wickersley Old Village 2nds (9pts) beat Elsecar 2nds (0) by 109 runs
Norton Oakes v Monk Bretton
Monk Bretton helped their chances of promotion by beating Norton Oakes away from home by seven wickets. Jordan Clayton took 6-33 for the second-placed side as they blew Oakes away when they collapsed from 100-3 to 140 all out. Iwan Hutchings hit 36 for the hosts. Opening Batsmen Corey Roebuck then went on to hit 70 from 73 balls to blitz the run chase as knock off their total in 33 overs with the loss of three wickets.
Norton Oakes 140 (44.5) Iwan Hutchings 36, Jordan Clayton 6-33
Monk Bretton 146-3 (32.5) Corey Roebuck 70
Monk Bretton (9pts) beat Norton Oakes (0) by seven wickets
Norton Woodseats v Doncaster Town 2nds
Doncaster 2nds produced a fantastic performance at Graves Park to defeat Norton Woodseats by 108 runs. Stuart Guy hit a brilliant 122 from 103 balls as he helped his Doncaster side to a huge 283-9 from 45 overs. He was well supported by Harry Bellwood, Robert Grace and 41 extras. Ali Shah took three wickets but his six overs were rather expensive. Woodseats batsmen James Eyre hit 80 in reply but the total was way out of reach and they finished on 180-8. Warren Graca starred with the ball taking 3-35 from his 11 overs.
Doncaster T 2 283-9 (45) Stuart Guy 122, Ali Shah 3-54
Norton Woodseats 180-8 (45) James Eyre 80, Warren Graca 3-35
Doncaster Town 2nds (9pts) beat Norton Woodseats (0) by 103 runs
Thorncliffe v Worsbrough Bridge
A battle between two sides hoping to get away from the relegation zone saw Thorncliffe defeat Worsbrough Bridge by two wickets in a tight encounter at The Crucible Oval. Mark Wilkinson hit 49 for Worsbrough and Shak Jamil 27, but they were the only ones to make crucial contributions as the visitors were bowled out for 147. Thorncliffe's opening bowlers did the damage, with James Brown taking 4-33 and Garry Dawber 3-39. An opening partnership of 76 between Connor Brunt and captain Jack Pearson (27) got the home side on their way in the chase. However, 76-1 quickly became 117-8 as Thorncliffe hit some trouble. Liam Hague took 4-42 and Mark Wilkinson 3-25 and seemed to have won Worsbrough the game. However, Peter Lomas hit an unbeaten 17 at number 9 to steer his side over the line.
Worsbrough Bridge 147 (48.2) Mark Wilkinson 49, James Brown 4-33, Garry Dawber 3-39
Thorncliffe 148-8 (48.3) Connor Brunt 44, Liam Hague 4-42, Mark Wilkinson 3-25
Thorncliffe (9pts) beat Worsbrough Bridge (2) by two wickets
Frecheville Community v Thorpe Hesley & High Green – cancelled due to Covid reasons (null & void)
Only four games took place on a disrupted weekend of Division 3 fixtures. Carribbean Sports emphatically got back to winning ways to go back to the top of the table as Sprotbrough were well beaten away at Wath 2nds. The basement team, Maltby Miners Welfare, were thrashed at Tickhill 2nds in what will be a demoralising loss, and the only other game saw Penistone win away at Silkstone United as all four games saw big wins and low scores.
Caribbean Sports Club v Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds
Caribbean Sports capitalised on results elsewhere to move back to the top of the table, with a win which could have been a lot more comfortable. Oughtibridge 2nds elected to bat when they won the toss, but were soon blown away in 23.2 overs. Herbinder Singh Lali was the only batsman to come away with a decent score with 30 and 6-35 from Hussnain Hussain did most of the damage in what turned out to be a disappointing batting display. 5-17 from Kazam Hussain in the second innings made the chase much nervier than it should have been for Caribbean, as no batsman contributed a large score. The target was reached, however, as the hosts crawled over the line with just two wickets to spare.
Oughtibridge WM 2 93 (23.2) Herbinder Singh Lali 30, Arslan Tariq 3-16, Hussnain Hussain 6-35
Caribbean SC 95-8 (33.2) Kazam Hussain 5-17
Caribbean Sports Club (9pts) beat Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds (2) by two wickets
Silkstone United v Penistone
Penistone moved back up to third with a resounding win away at Silkstone United. United won the toss on their home ground and chose to bat first as they put on the definition of a one-man-show as opener Robert Wade scored 51 (64) amidst a total collapse. Matt Scholey and Paul Dalton did a lot of the damage with four and three-fer respectively, the former only went for seven runs in nine overs of bowling to register an economy rate under 1.00. The result for Penistone was, on paper, a very easy chase and that is what it turned out to be as they lost only two wickets on their way to the win.
Silkstone U 93 (33.1) Robert Wade 51, Paul Dalton 3-34, Matt Scholey 4-7
Penistone 97-2 (21.3) James Sen 38*, Michael Brown 36*
Penistone (9pts) beat Silkstone United (0) by eight wickets
Tickhill 2nds v Maltby Miners Welfare
Six ducks were registered in the first innings as Maltby Miners Welfare succumbed to defeat away at Tickhill 2nds. The away side were put into bat and were blown away for just 71 runs. Remarkably, Paul Pendle scored 41 of those runs at the top of the order, whilst no other batsman made it to double figures. Scott Lowe took the plaudits for the home side, as he took five wickets for just 18 runs. The chase looked treacherous as Tickhill were reduced to 14-4, but two innings of 25 not out from Pete Mawdsley and Adam Joy eventually saw them over the line with wickets and overs to spare.
Maltby MW 71 (27.1) Paul Pendle 41, Scott Lowe 5-18, Will Harrison 3-51
Tickhill 2 74-5 (25) Gary Mills 3-15
Tickhill 2nds (9pts) beat Maltby Miners Welfare (0) by six wickets
Wath 2nds v Sprotbrough 2nds
Sprotbrough failed to chase down a manageable total against Wath 2nds and slipped back into second. The away side chose to bowl first and will have felt they did a good job in the field as they took regular wickets to reduce their hosts to just 130-8. All the bowling quartet took wickets as Joe Toole came out with the best figures of 4-42. The bowlers, however, were not backed up by the batsman as none of the top five made it to double figures. Number eight Harvey Thomas top-scored with just 26 as Sprotbrough never looked like making it to their target. Two Wath bowlers, Stephen Johnson and Mark Wilson, came out with three-fer with all of the five to bowl contributing to the wickets column.
Wath 2 130-8 (46) Joe Toole 4-42
Sprotbrough 2 93 (36) Stephen Johnson 3-31, Mark Wilson 3-11
Wath 2nds (9pts) beat Sprotbrough 2nds (1) by 37 runs
Kexborough v Whiston Parish Church 2nds and Rockingham Colliery 2nds v Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds – cancelled due to Covid reasons (null & void)
Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths v Shiregreen 2nds
Barnsley Woolley Miners 4th’s woes continued as they were crushed by Shiregreen 2nds by eight wickets. Akhtar Khan did the damage for Shiregreen, taking four wickets as Barnsley were skittled for 74. Then it was over to the Shiregreen opening batsmen to get the job done and they did just that, as Danny Currie hit 29 and Dylan Collins 30 to pick up an important win in their own promotion push.
Barnsley WM 4 74 (28) Akhtar Khan 4-2
Shiegreen 2 75-2 (21.3) Dylan Collins 30
Shiregreen 2nds (9pts) beat Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths (0) by eight wickets
Fishlake v Parkhead
Parkhead’s one-wicket victory over Fishlake pushed them into the promotion places in second. It was Fishlake who batted first and they posted 153-9 from 46 overs. The runs came in the form of the top-order batsmen as David Johnson, Charlie Metcalfe and Will Holling made good contributions. It was a total that seemed very achievable for an in-form Parkhead side, and again the top order batsmen scored the runs with Christian Millard hitting 29 and Chris Turner 26 not out. However, it went down to the last wicket and with two balls remaining Parkhead picked up the vital nine points.
Fishlake 153-9 (46) David Johnson 42, Will Holling 36
Parkhead 154-9 (45.4)
Parkhead (9pts) beat Fishlake (2) by one wicket
Higham v Cawthorne 2nds
Higham picked up a crucial three-wicket win against Cawthorne 2nds to stay in the promotion places. Their success was mostly down to their bowlers, with opening bowler Joshua Bird picking up a five-wicket haul. Cawthorne batting first, fell to a miserable 59-7 before a ninth-wicket partnership between Spencer Wiles 71 and skipper Gareth Kilburn pushed their side up to 155 all out. There was a much more composed start in Higham’s reply, as they were 64-2 before Gareth Kilburn took four important wickets to leave them 91-7 and struggling. However, in a brilliant knock Ian Norton hit an unbeaten 45 to see his side home.
Cawthorne 2 155 (38.2) Spencer Wiles 71, Gareth Kilburn 31, Joshua Bird 5-39
Higham 156-7 (48.2) Ian Norton 45*, Gareth Kilburn 4-27
Higham (9pts) beat Cawthorne 2nds (1) by three wickets
Mexborough Athletic v Bradfield Village Fellowship
Bradfield Village Fellowship have opened up a nine-point lead at the top of Division 4 with a tense three-wicket win away at strugglers Mexborough. It was the hosts who batted first and posted a disappointing 101 all out. Harry Crossley and Adam Broughton taking three wickets apiece whilst Gareth Hughes played a lone hand with 42 not out. Bradfield will have been nervy when they found themselves 48-6 with Scott Harris taking four wickets. However, Liam Hague hit 30 from 28 balls to make sure the job was done and keep his side at the top of the table.
Mexborough A 101 (39.5) Gareth Hughes 42*, Harry Crossley 3-29, Adam Broughton 3-15
Bradfield VF 102-7 (23.1) Liam Hague 30, Scott Harris 4-30
Bradfield Village Fellowship (9pts) beat Mexborough Athletic (1) by three wickets
Sheffield Collegiate 4ths v Hallam 3rds
Sheffield Collegiate 4ths kept their promotion push alive as they beat Hallam 3rds by 43 runs. Collegiate were struggling early on in their innings at 28-3 but a middle-order recovery from Matthew Butler and Tony Miller helped their side to 152-9 which could have been deemed under par. Chris Brownlee took four wickets and Matthew Grime three for Hallam. In their reply, another poor start saw the away side fall to 14-4 and they never recovered. They were bowled out for 109 on a disappointing day. Neil Stewart starred with 39 in vain but the damage was done by Jim Lomas, who took four wickets and Daniel Longley three.
Sheffield C 4 152-9 (46) Matthew Butler 40, Tony Miller 38, Chris Brownlee 4-28, Matthew Grime 3-48
Hallam 3 109 (38.3) Neil Stewart 39, Jim Lomas 4-22, Daniel Longley 3-35
Sheffield Collegiate 4ths (9pts) beat Hallam 3rds (1) by one wicket
by Sam Chadwick & Tom Pratt
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