Senior Section round-up 24 July - Part II
Posted on 29th July 2021 at 18:26
Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds v Coal Aston 2nds
Coal Aston 2nds moved up to third in the table as they overcame bottom side Bradfield Village Fellowship. Bowling first, they removed their hosts cheaply with Luke Park cleaning up the tail to end with 5-11 in 8.1 overs. Bradfield’s top scorer was extras on 32, followed by 28 from Alan Clarke, who was the only man to make it above 20. Four wickets fell in pursuit of the target, but Coal Aston’s victory never really seemed in doubt as Luke Park, with an unbeaten 24, saw them to victory in just 24.4 overs.
Bradfield VF 2 108 (44.1) Luke Park 5-11
Coal Aston 2 111-4 (24.4)
Coal Aston 2nds (9pts) beat Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds (0) by six wickets
Conisbrough 2nds v Norton Oakes 2nds
Norton Oakes 2nds’ poor form continued as they fell to eleventh in the table and below their opponents, Conisbrough 2nds. The away side batted first but failed to make their mark on the game as they fell to a below-par 128 all out. They had to thank Peter Holes, whose unbeaten 52 proved to be head and shoulders above any other innings, for getting them into three figures and and giving them something to bowl at. Craig Jackson was the best bowler for Conisbrough with 4-32. If there were any doubts about Conisbrough reaching their target, they were soon dispelled as both openers, Stuart Coleman and Gary Strephan, reached fifties to all but see their side home. Joe Haigh scored the winning runs in the 23rd over in what was an important victory in their bid to avoid relegation.
Norton Oakes 2 128 (35.3) Peter Holes 52*, Craig Jackson 4-52, Ben Scott 3-32
Conisbrough 2 130-3 (22.2) Stuart Coleman 56, Gary Strephan 50
Conisbrough 2nds (9pts) beat Norton Oakes 2nds (0) by seven wickets
Handsworth Junior Sporting Club v Upper Haugh 2nds
Handsworth JSC produced an astonishing result as they racked up more than 400 (yes, four hundred) against the table-toppers, Upper Haugh 2nds, to win by 237 runs. In what proved to be a rather costly decision, Upper Haugh put their hosts in to bat and what ensued can only be described as carnage. Waqas Ali was the star of the show with a devastating 167, including 13 sixes and 15 fours. It was not one-man show, though, as Saiful Alam Nury, Sher Khan and Humayun Bashir all passed fifty. Upper Haugh could be forgiven for getting nowhere near their target, but they reached a respectable 185. Martyn Stacey scored a solid 55, but overall the visitors could not cope with Adil Hussain, who took 5-42 to sweep his side to a commanding victory.
Handsworth JSC 422-7 (46) Waqas Ali 167, Saiful Alam Nury 58, Sher Khan 65*, Humayun Bashir 56, Alex Adshead 3-54
Upper Haugh 2 185 (42) Martyn Stacey 55, Adil Hussain 5-42
Handsworth Junior Sporting Club (9pts) beat Upper Haugh 2nds (0) by 237 runs
Penistone 2nds v Whiston Forge
Whiston Forge continued their poor run of form as they lost heavily away at Penistone 2nds. It was Penistone who chose to field first and made the most of that decision with a good bowling display. The only Whiston Forge resistance came from the bat of Andy Smith, whose 31 (68) was little more than damage limitation. All six bowlers took wickets, but Harry Burton was pick of the bunch with 3-12. George Tyas ensured the win with an unbeaten 50 off 36 balls as his side sped to victory.
Whiston Forge 97 (39.3) Andy Smith 31, Harry Burton 3-12
Penistone 2 98-2 (29) George Tyas 50*
Penistone 2nds (9pts) beat Whiston Forge (0) by eight wickets
Rotherham Town 2nds v Kilnhurst Colliery
Kilnhurst Colliery continued their recent blistering form to move up to second in the table. In another highly convincing win against a good side, their latest victims were Rotherham Town 2nds. The away side elected to field first and backed it up with a very good bowling effort. Both Mark Traquair and Josh Cooke came away with three wickets and Town’s only shining light was number nine Cameron McLean, who pulled them out of what could have been a much more dire situation with an unbeaten 32 off 67 balls. The visitors’ reply did not start too well as both openers were removed cheaply to leave them 16-2, but they soon recovered. Calum Dearden was the glue they needed to pull the innings together, as his 50 (76) took them to the brink of another resounding win.
Rotherham T 2 109 (46) Cameron McLean 32*, Mark Traquair 3-29, Josh Cooke 3-30
Kilnhurst C 110-4 (31.3) Calum Dearden 50, Habil Malik 3-18
Kilnhurst Colliery (9pts) beat Rotherham Town 2nds (0) by six wickets
Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds v Darfield 2nds
The once high-fliers, Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds, fell to eighth with a heavy defeat to mid-table Darfield 2nds. The hosts were bowled out for just 91 after electing to bat first. Only Robert Steer (29) managed to get any sort of score for the home side. Wickets were shared amongst the Darfield attack and both Umar Ali and Ashley Potter helped themselves to three. Potter was to play a key role again as Darfield chased a below-par target; the opener hitting 49 not out in 51 balls, with 40 of those runs coming in boundaries, to carry Darfield over the line in just the 19th over.
Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2 91 (37.5) Umar Ali 3-20, Ashley Potter 3-4
Darfield 2 94-5 (18.4) Ashley Potter 49*
Darfield 2nds (9pts) beat Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds (0) by five wickets
Brookhouse v Caribbean Sports Club 2nds
Caribbean Sports 2nds picked up a valuable 29-run victory against Brookhouse to help their survival chances. Caribbean were put into bat and posted a competitive 219-8 in 40 overs. Arsalan Khalid hit a half-century, whilst Hamzah Hussain and Zain Attique weighed in with valuable runs. Brookhouse bowlers Thomas Green and Adam Bryant took three wickets each. In reply, opening batsmen Jonathan Kirk put Brookhouse in a solid position at 104-1 with a fine half century, but the home side lost their next six wickets for 32 runs and were bowled out for 190, with Azeem Mohammed and Waqar Arshad picking up three wickets each.
Caribbean SC 2 219-8 (40) Arsalan Khalid 51, Hamzah Hussain 42, Zain Attique 32, Thomas Green 3-42, Adam Bryant 3-37
Brookhouse 190-8 (40) Jonathan Kirk 58, Azeem Mohammed 3-28, Waqar Arshad 3-41
Caribbean 2nds (9pts) beat Brookhouse (1) by 29 runs
Doncaster Town 3rds v Millhouses Works 2nds
League leaders Doncaster 3rds saw off relegation-threatened Millhouses Works 2nds by 96 runs. An unbeaten half-century from Jak Hotchkiss was accompanied by 40s from Benjamin Taylor and Mark Lockwood as the home side posted 188-6 from their 40 overs. Ryan Marsh then picked up a five-wicket haul and Joe Woodiwiss weighed in with three to help bowl Millhouses out for 92; Noah Ellis top-scoring with 35 for the visitors.
Doncaster T 3 188-6 (40) Mark Lockwood 40, Benjamin Taylor 45, Jak Hotchkiss 50*
Millhouses W 2 92 (26.2) Noah Ellis 35, Ryan Marsh 5-24, Joe Woodiwiss 3-22
Doncaster Town 3rds (9pts) beat Millhouses Works 2nds (0) by 96 runs
Sheffield United 2nds v Green Moor 2nds
Sheffield United need a miracle to stay up now after their four-wicket defeat to Green Moor 2nds. United batted first and posted 188-9, openers Faizan Nawaz and Faiz Hussain getting their side off to a good start and number nine batsman Siraj Alam boosting the total late on, whilst Daniel Airstone starred with the ball, taking 4-32. It was Harry Airstone who shone with the bat in reply as his 60 and Mark Elsworth’s unbeaten 46 helped Green Moor chase down the total in 38 overs.
Sheffield U 2 188-8 (40) Faizan Nawaz 44, Faiz Hussain 34, Siraj Alam 33*
Green Moor 2 189-5 (38) Harry Airstone 60, Mark Elsworth 46*
Green Moor 2nds (9pts) beat Sheffield United 2nds (0) by five wickets
Wickersley Old Village 3rds v Thorncliffe 2nds
Thorncliffe were another team to be bowled out cheaply as they were beaten by Wickersley Old Village 3rds by nine wickets. Despite Alfie Berry’s 31, Thorncliffe were all out for 100, with Kamran Khayer picking up 4-20. Kallan Binks then hit 64 not out to wrap up a comfortable victory for the home side in just 18.3 overs.
Thorncliffe 2 100 (36.4) Alfie Berry 31, Kamran Khayer 4-20
Wickersley OV 3 106-1 (18.3) Kallan Binks 64*
Wickersley Old Village 3rds (9pts) beat Thorncliffe 2nds (0) by nine wickets
Wombwell Main v Wentworth
Joe Armitage did most of the damage as Wombwell bowled Wentworth out for 62, his 5-11 from seven overs setting Wombwell up for a nine-wicket victory to maintain second spot. It took just 11.3 overs for Wombwell to reach their target, as Jonathan Scaife hit an unbeaten 34 to add to his three first innings wickets.
Wentworth 62 (34.3) Jonathan Scaife 3-11, Joe Armitage 5-11
Wombwell M 63-1 (11.3) Jonathan Scaife 34*
Wombwell Main (9pts) beat Wentworth (0) by nine wickets
Harley v Doncaster Town 4ths
Harley just about stayed in the race for promotion as they beat a Doncaster Town 4ths side who dropped to eighth in the table. Home side Harley decided to put their visitors in to bat, a decision which did not pay off straight away as Town’s openers scored heavily. Joe Horrocks top-scored with 65 in 82 balls and his partnership with Henry Holland was worth 92, before Lee Moxon removed both batsmen in what turned out to be a one-man bowling show. In 10 overs, Moxon took seven Town wickets, with the only other one to fall coming from a run out. They were the bowler’s best-ever figures and restricted Town to 164-8. Harley’s chase was a collective effort as no batsman made it to fifty and four of the seven who batted passed 20. Jamie Oliver was top scorer with 40 off 26 balls before Callum Sverdloff (22*) and Tom Wade (29*) saw Harley over the line.
Doncaster T 4 164-8 (40) Henry Holland 33, Joe Horrocks 65, Lee Moxon 7-29
Harley 165-5 (28.5) Jamie Oliver 40
Harley (9pts) beat Doncaster Town 4ths (0) by five wickets
Houghton Main 2nds v Scholes
Strugglers Houghton Main 2nds suffered a heavy defeat at home to Scholes as the away side lifted themselves away from trouble. The hosts’ decision to field first did not pay off as their visitors scored heavily. Both Darren Snow and Adil Hussain passed 50 for Scholes and the former carried on to compile an unbeaten 79 that carried his team to 244-6 in their 40 overs. Houghton Main were bowled out cheaply in the second innings after making a decent start, including a fifty from Adil Muhammad; David Watson and Azahat Saleem taking three and six wickets respectively as the innings subsided quickly.
Scholes 244-6 (40) Nigel Ward 32, Darren Snow 79*, Adil Hussain 59
Houghton M 2 130 Adil Muhammed 50
Scholes (9pts) beat Houghton Main 2nds (0) by 114 runs
Sprotbrough 3rds v Fishlake 2nds
Fishlake 2nds conceded - Sprotbrough 3rds 9pts; Fishlake -3
Wath 3rds v Frecheville Community 2nds
Wath 3rds yet again succumbed to a heavy loss, this time at the hands of Frecheville Community 2nds, who stay nestled in third spot. Frecheville won the toss, put their hosts in to bat, and restricted them to just 84-9 in their 40 overs. Kegan Coates was the one shining light in the whole innings as he scored 51 in 115 balls, whilst no other Wath batsman made it to double figures. Aadil Hassan was the pick of the visitors' bowlers with 4-18. Only Kevan Cowley was dismissed in Frecheville’s reply, as he fell lbw to Harrison Roebuck for 28, but Daniel Kempton and Mat Dexter (25*) saw the visitors to victory in the 23rd over with no further alarms.
Wath 3 84-9 (40) Kegan Coates 51, Aadil Hussain 4-18, Simon Westbury 3-25
Frecheville C 2 89-1 (22.3) Daniel Kempton 32*
Frecheville Community 2nds (9pts) beat Wath 3rds (0) by nine wickets
Whitley Hall 3rds v Higham 2nds
Whitley Hall 3rds stayed top of the tree with a hard-fought victory over Higham 2nds. The home side put their visitors in to bat in the first innings and regular wickets limited them to 142-7 in their 40 overs. Several Higham players failed to convert starts into scores, as five of them got out in the teens. The only batsman to get past that mark was Steven Bamforth, who scored 45 at number seven. Whitley Hall were rocking in their reply as the top six were all removed cheaply, and it took a seventh-wicket partnership from Nelson Windle (30*) and Oliver Glover (46) to see them nearly home. By the time Glover was bowled by Thomas Swift, the victory was all but secured for the league leaders.
Higham 2 142-7 (40) Steven Bamforth 45, Tom Staniland 3-20
Whitley Hall 3 146-7 (31.1) Nelson Windle 30*, Oliver Glover 46, Thomas Swift 3-50, Steven Bamforth 3-16
Whitley Hall 3rds (9pts) beat Higham 2nds (1) by three wickets
Dearne v Worsbrough Bridge 2nds and Warmsworth 2nds v Silkstone United 2nds – cancelled due to Covid (matches null & void)
Adwick-le-Street 2nds v Sheffield United 3rds
Nick Bisby hit a brilliant 106 from 96 balls as Adwick-Le-Street thumped Sheffield United 3rds by 162 runs. Bisby’s innings was supported by a James Brookes half-century as Adwick posted 214-6. Suhail Zahoor was the pick of the visitors’ attack with 3-30 from his six overs. Chris Jeeves and Brookes then starred with the ball then as Sheffield United were skittled for 52 in 23.5 overs.
Adwick-le-Street 2 214-6 (40) Nick Bisby 106, James Brookes 68, Suhail Zahoor 3-30
Sheffield U 3 52 (23.5) James Brookes 3-20, Christopher Jeeves 4-9
Adwick-le-Street 2nds (9pts) beat Sheffield United 3rds (0) by 162 runs
Brodsworth Main 3rds v Brookhouse 2nds
Brodsworth Main 3rds conceded - Brookhouse 2nds 9pts; Brodsworth Main 3rds -3
Mexborough Athletic 2nds v Wombwell Main 2nds
Mexborough 2nds picked up an important 80-run victory against Wombwell 2nds. Half-centuries from Will Hubery and Steven Taylor helped Mexborough set a tough target of 198, with Joe May being the pick of the visitors’ bowling. With Jonathan Mason leading the way, Wombwell were bowled out for 118, only Thomas Reavill offering any real resistance.
Mexborough A 2 198 (33.4) Matthew Blackman 33, William Hubery 58, Steven Taylor 50, Joe May 4-56
Wombwell M 2 118 (33.3) Thomas Reavill 32, Jonathan Mason 3-16
Mexborough Athletic 2nds (9pts) beat Wombwell Main 2nds (0) by 80 runs
Monk Bretton 2nds v Rockingham Colliery 3rds
Monk Bretton stayed top of the division after a two-wicket win over Rockingham 3rds at the Castle Ground. Colliery opener James Andrews top-scored with a run-a-ball 40, but his side could only manage 133 as Andy Taylor starred for the Colliery with four wickets. Bretton were in serious trouble at 4-3 until Chris Sayner and Steve Brewster came together, after which Bretton went on to win the game with two wickets in hand. Lucas Slatter and Reece Woodhead bowled well in vain for the visitors.
Rockingham C 3 133 (36.2) James Andrews 40, Andy Taylor 4-24
Monk Bretton 2 134-8 (37.4) Chris Sayner 70, Steve Brewster 33, Lucas Slatter 4-44, Reece Woodhead 3-21
Monk Bretton 2nds (9pts) beat Rockingham Colliery 3rds (2) by two wickets
Upper Haugh 3rds v Rockingham Colliery 4ths
Upper Haugh were bowled out by Rockingham for 143, with opening bowler Abigail Robinson taking four wickets and Simon Grindle three. Captain Tim Whitehouse top-scored with 38 in what seemed like a below par total by the home side. However, only number nine Simon Grindle reached 20 in Rockingham’s innings, and they were bowled out for 86. James Overett took 3-12 in his four overs as the home side won by 57.
Upper Haugh 3 143 (38.2) Tim Whitehouse 38, Abigail Robinson 4-26, Simon Grindle 3-36
Rockingham C 4 86 (38.5) James Overett 3-12
Upper Haugh 3rds (9pts) beat Rockingham Colliery 4ths (0) by 57 runs
Whiston Forge 2nds v Kexborough 2nds – cancelled due to Covid (match null & void)
By Sam Chadwick & Tom Pratt
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