Cricket: Dan’s the Guy as Rotherham Town go down against Sheffield Collegiate

Simon Guy hit a half century as Collegiate beat Rotherham Town
Simon Guy hit a half century as Collegiate beat Rotherham Town
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Simon Guy and Daniel Priestley both hit half centuries as Sheffield Collegiate beat rivals Rotherham Town in the Yorkshire South Premier League on Saturday.

Collegiate are joint fourth in the table with city rivals Sheffield and Phoenix United, after both sides picked up their second wins of the season.

Guy and Priestley were in fine form for Collegiate, as they ran up a total of 193 to beat Town by four wickets.

For Rotherham, Irfan Mirza top-scored with 41 on the way to 190 for eight. Siviwe Gidana took four wickets for 39 runs.

In the South Yorkshire League Championship, a below-par batting performance from Conisbrough saw them lose by eight wickets to Darfield.

Overseas star Arosh Janoda, batting at number nine, top-scored with a 26-ball 37 as Conisbrough posted 137 all out.

And Darfield eased home in just under 40 overs, Haider Jahangir unbeaten on a patient 56 and Tabassum Bhatti 42 not out. Janoda took 2-34.

Elsewhere in the Premier Division, Sheffield and Phoenix United were hosted by Doncaster Town and James Exley, Azeem Rafiq and Suleman Saleem each took three wickets as Doncaster were bowled out for 135. Luke Townsend, batting at five, hit 39 not out for Doncaster but it wasn’t enough.

Saleem showed his quality with the bat with an unbeaten 43 as Phoenix lost only two wickets to chase down Doncaster’s total in 25.2 overs.

Wesley Marshall hit the league’s only century of the weekend in Cleethorpes’ defeat of Whitley Hall. Alex Willerton, Joe Baker and Marshall all took three wickets as Whitley Hall were bowled out for 196 and Marshall hammered his way to 100 not out, hitting nine fours and four sixes as they won by seven wickets.

Appleby Frodingham and Wakefield Thornes are joint leaders of the league and they both made it four wins from four at the weekend.

Appleby had Kieran Watson’s 54* to thank for their 62-run win against Wickersley Old Village. Duncan and John Heath finished off the game, with Duncan taking four wickets and John three.

Thornes beat Treeton by 90 runs. Opening batsmen Tom Marsden and Matthew Jordan combined to make 82 runs as they totalled 189 all out.

But Treeton couldn’t hang on for victory and were bowled out for 99. Last batsman Muhammad Attari made a fist of it, reaching 25 not out, but Matt Varley’s four-wicket haul brought an end to their challenge.

Aston Hall picked up their second win of their campaign as Tim Shaw hit 54 on the way to a four-wicket win against Barnsley. The result was harsh on Barnsley’s overseas star Zohaib Ahmad, who scored 73.