Senior Section round-up 28/30 August - Part II
Posted on 2nd September 2021 at 21:41
Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds v Conisbrough 2nds
Conisbrough 2nds emphatically beat bottom side Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds to keep alive their hopes of staying in Division 5 next season. Electing to bowl first, the visitors bowled their hosts out for an eminently achievable 152. Paul Garnett’s half-century at at the top of the order was the mainstay of the home side’s innings, whilst Aidan Bedford picked up figures of 4-52, with three wickets each for Craig Jackson and Liam Stainthorpe. The visitors opening pair of Gary Strephan and Stuart Coleman then knocked off the runs in quick time, with 26 boundaries between them.
Bradfield VF 2 152 (43.1) Paul Garnett 57, Craig Jackson 3-31, Liam Stainthorpe 3-30, Aidan Bedford 4-52
Conisbrough 2 157-0 (23.2) Stuart Coleman 67*, Gary Strephan 75*
Conisbrough 2nds (9pts) beat Bradfield Village Fellowship 2nds (0) by ten wickets
Coal Aston 2nds v Whiston Forge
Whiston Forge’s win saw them remain in a strong position for promotion in second place. The visitors decided to field first, but their hosts posted a competitive 184-8 despite much of their top order misfiring. Matthew Boreman, who came to the crease at number six, compiled 68 unbeaten runs off 76 balls to give the bowlers something to bowl at, whilst Scott Biddles was pick of the Forge attack. The visitors’ chase turned out to be reasonably straightforward, and they made their way to the target with five wickets in hand. All the top order contributed in what turned out to be a team effort, David Foote top-scoring with 45. Junaid Abbas picked up four of the five wickets in a losing cause.
Coal Aston 2 184-8 (46) Luke Park 31, Matthew Boreman 68*, Sameer Sarwary 3-64, Scott Biddles 4-34
Whiston F 185-5 (40.5) Kristian Lee-Green 32, David Foote 45, Junaid Abbas 4045
Whiston Forge (9pts) beat Coal Aston 2nds (0) by five wickets
Handsworth Junior Sporting Club v Kilnhurst Colliery
Kilnhurst Colliery conceded (Handsworth Junior Sporting Club 9pts; Kilnhurst Colliery -6)
Rotherham Town 2nds v Darfield 2nds
Rotherham's first game of their bank holiday double-header saw them lose vital ground in the chase for promotion at home to Darfield 2nds. The away side batted first and will have been more than happy with their efforts, with several of the top and middle order contributing scores. Kye Kitching was their top scorer, as runs came quite freely despite regular wickets falling, with Junaid Khaliq’s 4-27 the highlight in an otherwise disappointing bowling display. The home side’s reply never really got going either, as they slumped to 74-7 before closing on 100-7. Sa Karim stuck around, scoring an unbeaten 32 in 128 balls but lacking support at the other end.
Darfield 2 198-9 (46) Kye Kitching 47, Jordan Watson 36, Junaid Khaliq 4-27
Rotherham T 2 100-7 (46) Sa Karim 32*, Declan Dickinson 3-29
Darfield 2nds (9pts) beat Rotherham Town 2nds (0) by 98 runs
Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds v Penistone 2nds
Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds did not get off to a great start in the first game of their double-header over the weekend, as they lost heavily at home to eighth-placed Penistone 2nds. The visitors batted first and scored quickly and heavily. Sam Lee glued things together at the top of the order, with their top score of 74, before quick-scoring cameos from Michael Brown, Robert Armitage and Charlie Tippett. The hosts as they needed to chase down a massive total of 261-8 and they ended their innings well short. There was spirited resistance from Iain MacDonald and Chris Fisher, who both hit forties, but no other batsman made it to double figures.
Penistone 2 261-8 (46) Sam Lee 74, Michael Brown 39, Robert Armitage 40, Charlie Tippett 47*, Chris Fisher 4-59
Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2 135-9 (46) Iain MacDonald 40, Chris Fisher 42, Charlie Armitage 3-24, Nathan Barker 3-22
Penistone 2nds (9pts) beat Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds (0) by 126 runs
Upper Haugh 2nds v Norton Oakes 2nds
A high-scoring encounter saw Norton Oakes 2nds eventually fall well short at Upper Haugh. After choosing to bat first, the hosts’ top order all contributed scores of substance to their eventual total of 292-7. Michael Linney was the pick of them and his 81 glued the innings together. The visitors’ Carl Fairhurst took 4-50 but lacked any great support. The away side started well in response through openers Dan Morley and Zac Trower but wickets fell regularly afterwards, despite Ben Gaskell’s defiant 47.
Upper Haugh 2 292-7 (46) Daniel Crofts 40, Michael Linney 81, Steve Reynolds 47, Chris Pearson 37, Carl Fairhurst 4-50
Norton Oakes 2 224-8 (46) Dan Morley 68, Zac Trower 31, Ben Gaskell 47, Steve Reynolds 3-25
Upper Haugh 2nds (9pts) beat Norton Oakes 2nds (1) by 68 runs
Rotherham Town 2nds v Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds (played on Monday)
A surprise result on Bank Holiday Monday came as second-bottom side Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds all but dashed Rotherham Town 2nds’ hopes of promotion at the Clifton Lane Sports Ground. After electing to bat, the struggling visitors, fresh from a chastening defeat at home to Penistone 2nds, posted a competitive 194-8. Thomas Parker, with an innings that included 12 fours and two sixes, was outstanding. Town’s bowling was disappointing, but their batting was worse, and they collapsed completely to 60 all out. Only one batsman made it into double figures against Andrew Barlow, who picked up season’s-best of 5-19.
Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2 194-8 (46) Thomas Parker 100, Chris Fisher 39, Hamid Khan 3-37
Rotherham Town 2 60 (33.1) Andrew Barlow 5-19, Chris Fisher 2-6, Jonathan Mason 2-15
Thorpe Hesley & High Green 2nds (9pts) beat Rotherham Town 2nds (0pts) by 134 runs
Brookhouse v Handsworth Junior Sporting Club 2nds
Handsworth in third place are too far behind the leaders to have a chance of promotion, whilst Brookhouse needed a win to hang on to their place just above the relegation zone. In the end, the team that played with more confidence and freedom prevailed. The home team elected to bat first and, save for twenties from Thomas Hogan and Jonathan Davis in the middle-order, did not provide much resistance against Ansab Rizwan and Junaid Javaid. In reply, Handsworth lost wickets regularly against opening bowlers William Braithwaite and Jamie Heeley, and were indebted to an eighth-wicket stand between Rizwan (22*) and Junaid Javaid (19) to give them victory by just one wicket.
Brookhouse 103-8 (40) Ansab Rizwan 3-19, Junaid Javaid 3-29
Handsworth JSC 2 106-9 (28.5) William Braithwaite 4-35, Jamie Heeley 3-20
Handsworth Junior Sporting Club 2nds (9pts) beat Brookhouse (2) by one wicket
Caribbean Sports Club 2nds v Wentworth
Caribbean are safely ensconced in fifth place with nothing to play for, whilst Wentworth are doomed in next-to-bottom place, but the two put on an entertaining game at the Caribbean Sports Club. In Caribbean Sports first game of the week, they took on tenth-placed Wentworth and won by seven wickets. Having elected to bat first, visiting skipper Peter Smith was joined in a 105-run second-wicket partnership by Mark Wright, who then added a further 81 with Callum Ratcliffe to give the home side something to chase. Home skipper Arsalan Khalid then carried his bat for an impressive unbeaten 85, sharing a second-wicket stand of 142 with Wasif Amjad, to see his side to a very comfortable win.
Wentworth 200-3 (40) Peter Smith 60, Mark Wright 91, Callum Ratcliffe 30*
Caribbean SC 2 203-3 (31.4) Arsalan Khalid 85*, Wasif Amjad 74, Hamzah Hussain 34
Caribbean Sports Club 2nds (9pts) beat Wentworth (0) by seven wickets
Green Moor 2nds v Millhouses Works 2nds
Millhouses Works 2nds conceded (Green Moor 2nds 9pt; Millhouses Works 2nds -3)
Sheffield United 2nds v Wombwell Main
Leaders Wombwell marched on towards promotion with a comfortable win over a Sheffield United side that are fighting against relegation. United put the visitors in to bat, and the decision backfired thanks to Jonathan Scaife, who added 121 in a third-wicket stand with Thomas Goldsby-West, on his way to brilliant century. Tom Peck took the first four United wickets, including the dangerous Faizan Nawaz, to leave them 87-4, and despite the efforts of Subhaan Hussain, there was no way back, and the home side fell well short.
Wombwell M 217-3 (40) Jonathan Scaife 104*, Thomas Goldsby-West 48
Sheffield U 2 161 (39.1) Faizan Nawaz 44, Subhaan Hussain 30, Tom Peck 4-29, Joe Armitage 3-21
Wombwell Main (9pts) beat Sheffield United 2nds (1) by 56 runs
Wickersley Old Village 3rds v Doncaster Town 3rds
Wickersley Old Village 3rds conceded (Doncaster Town 3rds 9pts; Wickersley Old Village 3rds -3)
Dearne v Scholes
Scholes’ first fixture of the weekend ended in heavy defeat away at Dearne. After winning the toss and choosing to bowl, the visitors will have been relatively happy to bowl their hosts out for 133. Dearne started indifferently, and a lower order collapse saw them fall well below par. Darren Snow was the pick of the bowlers for Scholes as he picked up season-best figures of 4-25. The visitors, could not get any momentum into their innings and capitulated to 62 all out in 20.2 overs; Toni Petty and Jamie McTaggart were the main contributors to their downfall, taking three wickets apiece.
Dearne 133 (33.2) Jack Deakin 33, Dean Oxley 3-43, Darren Snow 4-25
Scholes 62 (20.2) Toni Petty 3-30, Jamie McTaggart 3-10
Dearne (9pts) beat Scholes (0) by 71 runs
Doncaster Town 4ths v Fishlake 2nds
Fishlake 2nds conceded (Doncaster Town 4ths 9pts; Fishlake 2nds -3)
Frecheville Community 2nds v Silkstone United 2nds
Silkstone United 2nds conceded (Frecheville Community 2nds 9pts; Silkstone United 2nds -3)
Harley v Worsbrough Bridge 2nds – cancelled due to Covid – match null & void
Houghton Main 2nds v Whitley Hall 3rds
Houghton Main 2nds conceded (Whitley Hall 3rds 9pts; Houghton Main 2nds -3)
Sprotbrough 3rds v Warmsworth 2nds
Warmsworth 2nds conceded (Sprotbrough 3rds 9pts; Warmsworth 2nds -3)
Wath 3rds v Higham 2nds
Higham 2nds picked up a routine win away at Wath to keep up their effort to stay in the division next season. The visitors elected to bowl first and removed the home side in under 24 overs. Only two Wath players made it to double figures with Robin Hyner’s 20 being the top score. It was a team effort from Higham’s bowlers as all five picked up wickets, with Tom McInerney’s 3-10 being the pick. Higham opener Paul Wroe fell for two in reply, but his was the only wicket to fall. Harry Bamforth led the visitors to victory, supported by Michael Dixon (22*).
Wath 3 62 (10)
Higham 2 63-1 (10)
Higham 2nds (9pts) beat Wath 3rds (0) by nine wickets
Scholes v Frecheville Community 2nds (played on Sunday)
Frecheville Community 2nds are still well in the hunt for promotion in third place, after winning emphatically at Scholes to cap off a poor weekend for the strugglers. After electing to bowl, the visitors soon made inroads with only David Watson and Nigel Ward (22) providing any real resistance from the home side. Simon Haley was the main man as his 4-3 from three overs did a lot of the damage, but all five visiting bowlers took wickets as Scholes were bowled out in the 31st over. The away side’s chase was straightforward, and openers Daniel Kempton and Adam Ramsden (29*) took their team to one of their easiest wins of the season.
Scholes 91 (31.0) David Watson 33, Simon Haley 4-3
Frecheville C 2 92-0 (23.4) Daniel Kempton 44*, Adam Ramsden 29*
Frecheville Community 2 (9pts) beat Scholes (0pts) by ten wickets
Eden Grove Parklands 2nds v Rockingham Colliery 4ths
Rockingham Colliery 4ths conceded (Eden Grove Parklands 2nds 9pts; Rockingham Colliery 4ths -3)
Mexborough Athletic 2nds v Rockingham Colliery 3rds
If it was not too much of a surprise that third should beat second, the margin of victory certainly was. The home side put Rockingham in to bat and pad a heavy price. An excellent innings from opener Reece Woodhead led the way, and he had good support from Julian Harris, Ryan Whitehouse and Stephen Bell – the last two adding 71 in a brisk unbroken fourth-wicket stand. In the home side’s reply, only James Philips (24), who came in at 6-2 and departed at 43-7, showed real determination against the bowling of Woodhead and Alan Lockwood. The race for second place between these two will continue.
Rockingham C 3 208-3 (40) Julian Harris 32, Reece Woodhead 78, Ryan Whitehouse 32*, Stephen Bell 38*
Mexborough A 2 77 (25.4) Reece Woodhead 3-14, Alan Lockwood 3-24
Rockingham Colliery 3rds (9pts) beat Mexborough Athletic 2nds (0) by 131 runs
Upper Haugh 3rds v Adwick-le-Street 2nds
Fourth-placed Adwick-le-Street showed why they have been one of the better teams in the division when they comfortably beat Upper Haugh, three places below them. In a low-scoring game, at Rawmarsh St Josephs. The visitors struggled to 120 in the 35th over, with only Carl Newbold and skipper Matthew Eades reaching 20 against an attack in which Joseph Platts was outstanding. Those twenties looked priceless when Upper Haugh batted, and with Newbold taking 5 for 12, the home side’s top score was 15, and they were shot out inside 22 overs.
Adwick-le-Street 2 120 (34.1) Joseph Platts 3-42
Upper Haugh 3 51 (21.3) Carl Newbold 5-12
Adwick-le-Street 2nds (9pts) beat Upper Haugh 3rds (0) by 69 runs
Whiston Forge 2nds v Monk Bretton 2nds
Whiston Forge 2nds conceded (Monk Bretton 2nds 9pts; Whiston Forge 2nds -3)
Rockingham Colliery 4ths v Adwick-le-Street 2nds (played on Monday)
After conceding against Eden Grove on Saturday, Rockingham Colliery came back on Monday with a fine win against fourth-placed Adwick-Le-Street. Having elected to bat first, Adwick were 6-2 before Nick Bisby (23) and Keaton Mann stabalised the innings and James Brookes came in at number five and scored a fine half-century. That was as good as it got for the visitors though, as no-one else made double figures, Lucas Slatter claiming three late wickets. Skipper Dave Smith led the chase for Rockingham, and his third-wicket stand with Slatter was worth 84. At 117-2 it all seemed to be a formality, but Bisby and Brookes took a couple of wickets each to cause a wobble, before Slatter saw them home.
Adwick-le-Street 2 144-9 (40) Keaton Mann 39, James Brookes 53
Rockingham C 4 148-6 (37.4) Dave Smith 63, Lucas Slatter 31*
Rockingham Colliery 4ths (9pts) beat Adwick-le-Street 2nds (1) by four wickets
Wombwell Main 2nds v Sheffield United 3rds (played on Monday)
Sheffield United are marooned at the bottom of the table with Whiston Forge, but on Monday they had a comprehensive win over mid-table Wombwell. Having put the home side in to bat, United soon had them reeling with four early wickets, three to Danny Allwood. Thomas Revill, Waseem Kazmi (15) and Sam Walters (21) staged a partial recovery, but with Suhail Zahoor claiming three cheap wickets, they collapsed to 112 all out. The visitors lost a couple of early wickets, but Siraj Alam’s unbeaten 58, with support from Stephen Reaney, saw them home.
Wombwell M 2 113-3 (35.1)
Sheffield U 3 112 (32.5) Thomas Reavill 30, Danny Allwood 3-18, Suhail Zahoor 3-9
Sheffield United 3rds (9pts) beat Wombwell Main 2nds (0) by seven wickets
By Sam Chadwick & Tom Pratt
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