Senior Section round-up 26 June - Part I
Posted on 30th June 2021 at 20:31
A huge shock in Division 1 meant that the form team of the division, Green Moor, finished the day top of the table. The shock came at Shiregreen, as they lost to bottom-of-the-table side Treeton 2nds. Green Moor now hold a four-point gap at the summit of the division, whilst Treeton are now seven points away from climbing off the bottom. In a topsy-turvy set of fixtures, Wakefield Thornes 2nds also succumbed to an emphatic defeat as they dropped to third.
Darfield v Wakefield Thornes 2nds
Darfield beat second-placed side Wakefield Thornes 2nds by a large margin to pull away from the bottom of the league. They got off to a blazing start as they were put into bat, as the openers shared 135 for the first wicket. After Josh Care was removed for 30 (52 balls), new overseas signing Kastun Stoute carried on in blistering form to score 98 in just 51 balls on his debut. This score was of huge importance in Darfield making it to 244 all out in just 38.3 overs, as the lower order failed to build any partnerships of substance. The visitors’ innings fell well short as they were aldo bowled out in the 39th over, but without anything near the emphatic scoring rate of their hosts. Saman Khursheed did most of the damage as he took 5-33; Kieran Donnachie top scoring with just 19.
Darfield 244 (38.3) Josh Care 30, Kastun Stoute 98, Arsh Gupta 4-42
Wakefield T 2 124 (38.1) Saman Kursheed 5-33, Carlton Dickinson 3-13
Darfield (9pts) beat Wakefield Thornes 2nds (0) by 120 runs
Green Moor v South Kirkby Colliery
Green Moor went top of the table, making a huge total as they hosted South Kirkby, backed up by a solid bowling performance. On their way to 311-7 they were initially reduced to 64-3, but then came the star-of-the-show as Wayne Hughes smashed a huge 144 (86) including a hugely impressive ten sixes. He was ably backed up by an anchoring knock of 70 (89) from Callum Johnson, as they posted the kind of total our England national team would be proud of. The pressure of the chase, understandably, was too much for South Kirkby and Liam Rollin racked up the best score of 25. The cherry on the cake was a five-wicket haul from Ben Simpson in just 4.4 overs to finish off the visitors’ innings.
Green Moor 311-7 (50) Callum Johnson 70, Wayne Hughes 144, Liam Rollin 3-77
South Kirkby C 137 (33.4) Ben Simpson 5-19
Green Moor (9pts) beat South Kirkby Colliery (0) by 174 runs
Hallam 2nds v Rotherham Town
An impressive away performance saw Rotherham Town ease into fifth as Hallam 2nds were left looking nervously over their shoulders at bottom of the table. The home side elected to bat but were met by a bowling attack on top form, with five of Town’s bowlers contributing to the wickets column. Saleem Karim claimed the most victims with 3-38 from 15 overs. The result was a low total for the visitors to chase and they did it with ease. Despite the early loss of opener Waseem Dar for a duck, the pursuit was completed with just two wickets lost and 23.4 overs bowled as Irfan Mirza top scored with 45 (53).
Hallam 2 127 (42.3) Neil Stewart 30, Saleem Karim 3-38
Rotherham T 130-2 (23.4) Irfan Miza 45
Rotherham Town (9pts) beat Hallam 2nds (0) by eight wickets
Sheffield United v Whitley Hall 2nds
Sheffield United moved just a place and eight points behind Whitley Hall 2nds as the two teams stay glued in mid-table. It was the away side who won the toss and chose to put United into bat, and the home side were originally reduced to 88-7. It was the tail who came to the rescue as Mohammed Altaf Khan and Mihindukulusuriya Harsha Perera put on an eighth-wicket partnership of 110 to lift their side to 199-9. The former ended the innings top-scorer with 68 (65). Perera was in the thick of the action again as he and Daniel Clench reduced the visitors to 8-4. Only 70 (92) from Andrew Pickering allowed Whitley Hall to recover, but they were bowled out well short of the total as wickets were shared between four United bowlers.
Sheffield U 199-9 (50) Muhammed Altaf Khan 68, Mihindukulasuriya Harsha Perera 35, Sam Chatterton 3-57
Whitley Hall 2 121 (40.4) Andrew Pickering 70, Mihindukulasuriya Harsha Perera 3-43, Ilyas Mohammed 3-28
Sheffield United (9pts) beat Whitley Hall 2nds (0) by 78 runs
Shiregreen v Treeton 2nds
A four-pronged Treeton bowling attack produced one of the shocks of the season for the basement side to overcome Shiregreen, who started the day top of the table. It was the home side who won the toss and elected to bat first, but they struggled from the start to build any meaningful partnerships. Michael Hunter and Jon Boden took two wickets each at the top of the order before Matt Lambert swept away the tail, taking 5-22 to leave the hosts well below par. The chase was a team effort as Treeton’s batsmen failed to exceed thirty with six wickets lost on their way to the low total. It was James Hobson who top-scored with 26 (85) as they crawled their way to a massive result at the top and bottom of the table.
Shiregreen 129 (46.5) Shohaib Khaliq 32*, Matt Lambert 5-22
Treeton 2 130-6 (44.3) Abdul Latif 3-35
Shiregreen (9pts) beat Treeton 2nds (1) by four wickets
Upper Haugh v Aston Hall 2nds
Another shock came at Upper Haugh as the fourth-placed side were defeated by strugglers Aston Hall 2nds. The visitors won the toss and chose to field, a decision that paid off from the start as Michael Linney was removed to leave the hosts 3-1. After that, the away side took wickets regularly, severely limiting Upper Haugh's run scoring, and only openerA William Turner scored above 20. All four of the bowling contingent took wickets, with Ben Ashton taking the most victims on his way to figures of 4-38. Aston Hall were more comfortable in their chase than the score suggests, as Dean Smith and Tim Shaw anchored the innings with measured knocks. The latter finished 45* (103) as the visitors finally made it to the total in 43.5 overs.
Upper Haugh 122 (34.1) Ben Ashton 4-38, Fida Mohammad 3-8
Aston Hall 2 123-6 (43.5) Dean Smith 39, Tim Shaw 45*
Aston Hall 2nds (9pts) beat Upper Haugh (1) by four wickets
Coal Aston v Monk Bretton
Monk Bretton and Coal Aston played out an absolute thriller as the result finished a draw. James Taylor took 5-39 for Bretton as Coal Aston scored 162-9 from their 50 overs. Daniel Hemingway (28), Jack Hall (29) and Nick Tye (25) were the main contributors to the home side’s score. With opener Corey Roebuck leading the way, the away side were sitting comfortably at 147-6 in their response. But they then lost four wickets for 15 runs, with Roebuck being the last out off the last ball when the scores were level. Hemingway completed a good day for the home side with figures of 3-45.
Coal Aston 162-9 (50) James Taylor 5-39
Monk Bretton 162 (50) Corey Roebuck 66, Daniel Hemingway 3-45
Coal Aston and Monk Bretton - match tied (6pts each)
Doncaster Town 2nds v Thorpe Hesley & High Green
Doncaster 2nds beat Thorpe Hesley & High Green by 96 runs to put a ten-point difference between themselves and second. Doncaster were thankful to opener Jack Woodiwiss who hit a brilliant 85 out of their 185-8, whilst Matthew Bradley-Green took 4-35 for the travelling side. Harry Zuurbier then took 5-22 to run through the Thorpe Hesley & High Green batting line up, whilst James Martin top scored with 27.
Doncaster T 2 185-8 (50) Jack Woodiwiss 85, Matthew Bradley-Green 4-35
Thorpe Hesley & High Green 89 (35.2) Harry Zuurbier 5-22
Doncaster Town 2nds (9pts) beat Thorpe Hesley & High Green (0) by 96 runs
Elsecar 2nds v Worsbrough Bridge
Elsecar 2nds are now one point of the bottom after a 51-run defeat to Worsbrough Bridge. Worsbrough were thankful to Jamie Allison (290, Owen Wilkinson (25), and Liam Hague (25 not out), whilst Matthew Tonks took 4-66 for the hosts. Opener Tonks ended a brilliant personal day as he hit 43 in the home side’s response. After they lost him with the score on 66-4, Liam Levitt ripped through the lower order and finished with figures off 4-34, as Elsecar were bowled out for 140.
Worsbrough Bridge 191-8 (50) Matthew Tonks 4-66
Elsecar 2 140 (39.5) Matthew Tonks 43, Liam Levitt 4-34
Worsbrough Bridge (9pts) beat Elsecar 2nds (1) by 51 runs
Frecheville Community v Wickersley Old Village 2nds
Wickersley Old Village put their name in the promotion picture with a nine-wicket victory away at Frecheville Community. The hosts were bowled out for 103 with Brady Saunders taking 4-13 and Jonathan Allan taking 4-25. Martyn Tideswell top scored with 25 for the home side. Opener Peter Smith led Wickersley to victory with his 45 not out.
Frecheville C 103 (39.4) Jonathan Allen 4-25, Brady Saunders 4-13
Wickersley OV 2 107-1 (24.3) Peter Smith 45*
Wickersley Old Village 2nds (9pts) beat Frecheville Community (0) by nine wickets
Norton Woodseats v Sheffield Collegiate 3rds
Norton Woodseats fell to bottom of the table with a four-wicket defeat to Sheffield Collegiate 3rds who go into second place. Woodseats batted first and were bowled out for 135, with Collegiate bowlers Louie Owens taking 3-20 and Tate Miller 4-34. James Eyre hit 45 and Aamir Ashfaque 29, but Woodseats were skittled in 47 overs. Collegiate fell to 19-2 early in their reply, but contributions across the board were headed by Jonathan Udall who hit 26 as they chased down their total in 43 overs.
Norton Woodseats 135 (47.4) James Eyre 45, Louie Owens 3-20, Tate Miller 4-34
Sheffield C 3 138-6 (42.4) Daniel Turner 3-32
Sheffield Collegiate 3rds (9pts) beat Norton Woodseats (1) by four wickets
Thorncliffe v Norton Oakes
Norton Oakes picked up an important four-wicket win away to Thorncliffe. The hosts were bowled out quickly for 108, mostly thanks to Daniel Baldwin, who took 5-38 as Thorncliffe collapsed from 75-3 to 108 all out. George Brooks then hit a patient 34 from 109 balls to see his side through and was well supported by Ted Hutchings (27). Jason Clark took figures of 3-32 for Thorncliffe.
Thorncliffe 108 (41.2) Daniel Baldwin 5-38
Norton Oakes 109-6 (40.3) George Brooks 34*, Jason Clark 3-32
Norton Oakes (9pts) beat Thorncliffe (1) by four wickets
The two-way battle at the top of Division 3 took an unexpected twist at the weekend, as Caribbean Sports were dominated by Penistone. It was their first loss of the season and meant that the sustained pressure from Sprotbrough 2nds below them in the league finally paid off, as they topped the table. Twelve points behind the top two, in the chasing pack, both Kexborough and Penistone kept up the pace with wins. Out of the bottom four, only Whiston Parish Church 2nds won to move above Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds into ninth.
Caribbean Sports Club v Penistone
There was a massive shock at Caribbean Sports Club as Penistone thrashed the home side by eight wickets to inflict their first defeat of the season. The apparently invincible Caribbean side were blown away when they were put into bat, with only opener Andrew Jackson (17 from 54 balls) making it into double figures. The man-of-the-hour was Matt Scholey, as he took the memorable figures of 7-10 in just six overs. Remarkably, none of the bowlers went for more than two-an-over. In reply, Penistone had a minor scare as Tom Reid fell to Shakil Ahmed to leave them 0-1, but the total was never going to be a problem and they coasted towards victory.
Caribbean SC 53 (27) Matt Scholey 7-10
Penistone 57-2 (12.5)
Penistone (9pts) beat Caribbean Sports Club (0) by eight wickets
Kexborough v Rockingham Colliery 2nds
Kexborough completed a relatively routine victory as they beat Rockingham Colliery 2nds to stay in third, and maitain their pursuit of the two teams clear at the top. They were put into bat by their visitors and slowly compiled a competitive score with 49 (124) from Alec Grange at the top of the order and 64 (91) from Danny Bowering gluing the innings together on their way to 190-5. In the second innings, it was the Neil Hinchcliffe show, as he took 8-29 in 11.1 overs to massively boost his average for the season. Regular wickets fell as the visitors fell well short of their target.
Kexborough 190-5 (46) Alec Grange 49, Danny Bowering 64, Lewis Bray 30
Rockingham C 2 129 (42.1) Harry Ambler 38, Neil Hinchliffe 8-29
Kexborough (9pts) beat Rockingham Colliery 2nds (0) by 61 runs
Silkstone United v Whiston Parish Church 2nds
Whiston moved to within four points and one place of their hosts in a high-scoring encounter near the foot of the table. Silkstone United won the toss and fielded first, with the visitors’ openers sharing a 50 partnership but then falling quickly to 51-3. It was Jack Moran’s first big score of the season that took the away team to a big total, as he fell five short of a hundred with 95 (119). The target was a challenging one, but United’s openers didn’t seem to care as they put on a huge 201 run opening partnership. Robert Wade was the aggressor as he scored 140 (132) backed up by Gregg Crowcroft with 64 (91). But when they were both dismissed, a series of runouts accelerated a collapse from 201-0 to 251-8, that saw them almost unbelievably lose out by just two runs in the final over.
Whiston PC 2 269-7 (46) Steven Taylor 31, Jack Moran 95, Owen Struggles 39, Richard Spurr 33*, Joseph Morley 5-54
Silkstone U 258-6 (46) Robert Wade 140, Gregg Crowcroft
Whiston Parish Church 2nds (9pts) beat Silkstone United (2) by 11 runs
Sprotbrough 2nds v Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds
Sprotbrough produced a highly-impressive run chase as Caribbean's lapse in form saw them move to the top of Division Three. The home side put Oughtibridge into bat and may have regretted that as they posted a large total. 60 (79) from opener Adil Nasim and 66 (32) from Arshad Parvez lower down the order pulled the visitors along as they posted 225, being bowled out with an over to spare. Harry Thompson’s 116* (109) made light work of the total, however, as they made their way to the target with just three victims to fall. He was well backed up by 50 (96) from Scott Sykes as Oughtibridge tried seven bowlers in vain.
Oughtibridge WM 2 225 (45) Adil Nasim 60, Oliver Cockbill-Black 31, Arshad Parvez 66, Adam Kaye 3-60
Sprotbrough 2 227-3 (40.4) Harry Thompson 116*, Scott Sykes 50
Sprotbrough 2nds (9pts) beat Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds (0) by seven wickets
Tickhill 2nds v Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds
Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds fell short in their effort to climb away from danger at the bottom as they lost at Tickhill. They put their hosts into bat but failed to contain their top order, as three of the top five scored 40s or above. Only Scott Lowe made it past 50 however, scoring 56 (107) as Tickhill crept over 200. Callum Bailey limited the damage with 5-61 in an impressive effort, removing four of the home side’s top six. Bailey was then in the action with the bat after the home side reduced Barnsley to 74-5. He formed a partnership worth 82 with Nathaniel Wilkes to give his team a glimmer of hope. Unfortunately, his top score of 38 always seemed like too little too late, and it ended up being the case as the visitors ended 35 runs short.
Tickhill 2 214-8 (46) Scott Lowe 56, James Eaton 45, Neil Conchie 49, Callum Bailey 5-61
Barnsley WM 3 179-9 (46) Nathaniel Wilkes 32, Callum Bailey 38, Neil Conchie 6-39
Tickhill 2nds (9pts) beat Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds (1) by 35 runs
Wath 2nds v Maltby Miners Welfare
Maltby Miners Welfare suffered a convincing loss to fifth-placed Wath 2nds to stay two points adrift at the bottom of the table. The away side won the toss, chose to put their host into bat, and managed to limit Wath quite well. Gary Porter removed three of the top four with 3-25 and Gary Mills took 3-31. The target of 188 was a relatively manageable one for the away side, but they never really got going in their reply. Aiden Hinchcliffe nearly doubled his total wickets for the season with impressive figures as he took 5-24 to leave Maltby Miners Welfare well short of the total needed.
Wath 2 188-6 (46) Patrick License 50, Gary Mills 3-31, Gary Porter 3-25
Maltby MW 74 (42.1) Ryan Tingle 3-5, Aiden Hinchcliffe 5-24
Wath 2nds (9pts) beat Maltby Miners Welfare (0) by 114 runs
Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths v Cawthorne 2nds
Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths suffered a heavy 151-run defeat at home to Cawthorne 2nds. Batting first, Cawthorne made an impressive 227-7, mostly thanks to Thom Macrow’s 94 off 116 balls and a late flourish from Tom Jenkinson (35 off 31 balls), whilst Freddie Egginton took 3-57 for Barnsley. In reply, the hosts never got going against Connor Page, who took three early wickets, whilst Gareth Kilburn mopped up the tail.
Cawthorne 2 227-7 (46) Thom Macrow 94, Tom Jenkinson 35, Freddie Egginton 3-57
Barnsley WM 4 76 (27.1) Conner Page 3-24, Gareth Kilburn 3-16
Cawthorne 2nds (9pts) beat Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths (0) by 151 runs
Bradfield Village Fellowship v Hallam 3rds
Bradfield Village Fellowship remain at the top of the table after a six-wicket win at home to Hallam 3rds. Hallam batted first and, after making a promising start through William Laycok, with support from fellow-opener Chris Jarvis (18) and number three Moneeb Ahmed (20), lost their way completely against Will Higson, Harry Crossley and James Shepherd, who shared the wickets. Higson gave the home side a fine start and, despite a stutter later on against Seb Wainwright, they recorded a comfortable win.
Hallam 3 121 (41.3) William Laycock 32, Harry Crossley 3-21, James Shepherd 3-26, Will Higson 4-30
Bradfield VF 122-4 (28) Will Higson 44, Seb Wainwright 3-15
Bradfield Village Fellowship (9pts) beat Hallam 3rds (0) by six wickets
Hampole & Skelbrooke v Shiregreen 2nds
20 wickets fell for less that 200 runs as Hampole & Skelbrooke beat Shiregreen 2nds to pick up their first victory of the season. The home must have thought they were heading for another defeat when Nazam Mohammed and Kamil Khan bowled out them out for 103. However, from being 53-3 in reply, Shiregreen collapsed to 85 all out, the lsast three wickets falling for the addition of one run. James Beresford and Stuart Stubbins did most of the damage for the home side whilst only Nazam Mohammed provided any prolonged resistance.
Hampole & Skelbrooke 103 (45.2) Kamil Khan 3-16, Nazam Mohammed 5-10
Shiregreen 2 85 (34.1) James Beresford 3-27, Stuart Stubbins 3-22
Hampole & Skelbrooke (9pts) beat Shiregreen 2nds (1) by 18 runs
Millhouses Works v Fishlake
Fishlake picked up a huge win at the wrong end of the table as they beat Millhouses Works by a single wicket. Fishlake bowler Richard Copley took a brilliant 5-36 to restrict the home side. It was only number 10 batsman Eddie Raper, with 29 off 17 balls, who boosted Millhouses from 105-8 to a more respectable 151-9. But Fishlake’s chase went right down to the wire as they reached their target with just one ball remaining and one wicket in hand. Captain Tim Elliot’s fine half-century at number six was the decisive contribution, but when he was ninth out, eleven runs were still needed. Lee Stewart and Sohail Mumtaz were the pick of the home side’s attack.
Millhouses W 151-9 (46) Richard Copley 5-36
Fishlake 154-9 (45.5) Tim Elliot 51, Sohail Mumtaz 3-24, Lee Stewart 4-38
Fishlake (9pts) beat Millhouses Works (2) by one wicket
Sheffield Collegiate 4ths v Higham
Things now look interesting in the promotion battle as second placed Higham were beaten by Sheffield Collegiate by 33 runs. Collegiate batted first and posted 209-6, mostly thanks to a hard-hit 71 off 39 balls from Michael Simpson and skipper Tony Miller’s 57. Higham fell to 0-2 losing both openers for ducks, but Glen Burden’s 65, with support from George Deegan, took them to 144-4. However, when they lost Burden, six wickets fell for 32 runs, and they fell well short. Thomas Currie and Daniel Longley doing the damage.
Sheffield C 4 209-6 (46) Michael Simpson 71, Tony Miller 57
Higham 176 (45.1) George Deegan 35, Glen Burden 65, Ben Wood 30, Thomas Currie 3-17, Daniel Longley 3-47
Sheffield Collegiate 4ths (9pts) beat Higham (1) by 33 runs
by Sam Chadwick & Tom Pratt
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