Premier Division round-up - 17 July
Posted on 18th July 2021 at 08:33
Nicholas Associates Premier Division
Wakefield Thornes v Appleby Frodingham
The home side took advantage of winning a good toss to post a very respectable score. James Wolfenden (23) and Matt Jordan (20) put on 54 for the first wicket, and after three wickets fell at that score, two of them to Kireran Lindley, James Rhodes and Byron Boshoff set about rebuilding. The pair added exactly 100 for the fourth wicket, before Jordan Cook dismissed Rhodes and Greg Wadsworth. Then Matty Taylor joined Boshoff and the two added 51 more for the sixth wicket. Facing a demanding target, the visitors were immediately in trouble when Taylor dismissed skipper Matt Fowler without a run on the board. With Taylor picking up a second wicket, Frodingham limped to 58-4. Jamar Ifill then inspired a recovery with 56 off 47 balls in a fifth wicket stand of 78 with Matt Morland. After Daanyaal Ahmed dismissed Ifill, the experienced Morland took over, and guided his side to a huge win that takes them closer to their first Premier League title.
Wakefield T 218-9 (50) James Rhodes 50, Byron Boshoff 68, Paul Hilton 3-37
Appleby Frodingham 219-7 (49.4) Jamar Ifill 56, Matt Morland 67*
Appleby Frodingham (12pts) beat Wakefield Thornes (2) by three wickets
Elsecar v Treeton
Treeton have to keep winning to stand any chance of overhauling Appleby Frodingham and claiming the inaugural YCSPL Premier Division title, but this was always going to be a tricky game for them. Having won the toss and batted first, the home side did not get away to the most convincing of starts, with Steve Foster dismissing Pete Hadfield early, and Liam Johnson following up with the wickets of Sam Shaw and Ian Swallow. The stand that ultimately proved decisive was that of 75 for the fifth wicket between Hasnat Yousaf and Tanzeeel Ali for the fifth wicket. New skipper Moin Ashraf weighed in with a typical 27 off 16 balls, and, despite a fine spell by Liam Johnson, the home side reached a competitive 203. After Saqib Hussain had dismissed Steve Foster with just four on the board, Dave Rodgers and Johnson added 53 for the second wicket to put the visitors in a decent position. But 57-1 became 94-8, with Oliver Blackburn and Kashif Naveed the destroyers, and only a late flourish from Ben Birtles (46 off 42 balls) briefly raised the home side’s hopes. Treeton remain second, 28 points behind the leaders, whilst Elsecar join Wakefield Thornes in joint-fifth.
Elsecar 203 (49.4) Hasnat Yousaf 40, Tanzeel Ali 34, Liam Johnson 4-41
Treeton 165 (43.4) Liam Johnson 41, Ben Birtles 46, Oliver Blackburn 3-67, Kashif Naved 5-28
Elsecar (12pts) beat Treeton (2) by 38 runs
Barnsley Woolley Miners v Whitley Hall
Having elected to bat first, the home side made a positive start and were 84-1 in the 19th over, when Sam Woodcock dismissed Jon Trower for a fine 45 off 62 balls. After that Woodcock and Biswick Kapala started to take wickets regularly, and Barnsley were all out with five overs left. Visitors Whitley, weakened by Covid restrictions, lost four of their most experienced batsmen with just 29 on the board, Ollie Jackson taking the key wickets of Neil Longhurst and Greig Batty. Andrew Pickering (26) and Josh Singleton (25) then added 45 for the fifth wicket to give their side hope, but after Jay Smith bowled Singleton, the innings subsided. The two sides remain fourth and ninth respectively in the league table.
Barnsley WM 155 (44.3) Jon Trower 45, Biswick Kapala 4-44, Sam Woodcock 3-36
Whitley Hall 134 (47.4) Ali Jahangir 3-42
Barnsley Woolley Miners (12pts) beat Whitley Hall (2) by 21 runs
Hallam v Doncaster Town
The situation is now starting to become desperate for Hallam as they battle to preserve Premier Division status, but they continue to fight. The visitors elected to bat first and a second wicket stand off 53 between Janes Stuart (27) and Bilal Anjam took them to 55-1. But after that, a fine spell from very promising 14-year old off-spinner Edward Burch had the visitors struggling, and only James Ward, last out for 35, took them to a defensible total. Hallam did not start well, and two early wickets from James Gunn helped reduce them to 28-3. Robert Basu and Joe Cooper (27) added 45 to take them to 73-3, but Gunn and Usama Mir then took over, and the home side ended well short. Doncaster’s recovery continues, and they are now only four points below fifth place, whilst Hallam are 24 points adrift of safety.
Doncaster T 152 (44.2) Bilal Anjam 34, James Ward 35, Edward Burch 5-42
Hallam 118 (34.1) Robert Basu 31, Joel Gunn 5-22, Usama Mir 3-36
Doncaster Town (12pts) beat Hallam (2) by 34 runs
Sheffield Collegiate v Cawthorne
Cawthorne opted to bat first at Abbeydale, and with three of the top four passing 30, they reached 158-4. But then, not for the first time, Jamie Carrington entered the fray and blew away the lower order with a brilliant spell. The last six wickets fell for nine runs, and Collegiate were left with a modest target to chase. They did not find it straightforward though, and it was only Luke Shutt who held the early part of the innings together with a fine unbeaten innings. But at 100-5, Carrington came to the crease to finish the job with 37 not out off 34 balls, and Collegiate were home with no further alarms. Collegiate, in third, are now only two points behind second-placed Treeton, whilst Cawthorne, in tenth, still have a comfortable 24-point cushion to the relegation places.
Cawthorne 167 (48.2) Adam Wiles 34, Taruwar Kohli 33, Liam Wiles 30, Jamie Carrington 5-35
Sheffield C 168-5 (42.3) Like Shutt 77*, Jamie Carrington 37*
Sheffield Collegiate (12pts) beat Cawthorne (0) by five wickets
Tickhill v Wickersley Old Village
Wickersley won the toss at Alderson Drive and, like everyone else on a baking hot day, elected to bat first. Two early wickets from Mark Cummins helped reduce them to 38-4, but a resolute innings from Jack Eggleston prevented a collapse. Even so, a total of 135-7 looked well below par, and Joe Billings, with 64 off 87 balls, led the way for his side to record a comfortable win. Tickhill have now won four out of five and are in a comfortable eighth spot, whilst the writing is on the wall for Wickersley after a tenth straight win.
Wickersley OV 135-7 (50) Jack Eggleston 44
Tickhill 136-4 (37) Joe Billings 64
Tickhill (12pts) beat Wickersley Old Village (0) by six wickets
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