Cricket: Hundal in shock win over title favourites

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The wet weather during the week made batting difficult throughout the Yorkshire and Derbyshire League and even the powerful batting side Holmesfield were muted.

They truggled to 108 all out at Hundall (J Hughes 5-21).

As the pitch eased, Hundall duly completed a satisfying win over the title favourites by six wickets (C.Pursehouse 52*).

Hollinsend Meths made a useful 172-6 (M Parker 58), then dismissed Stocksbridge 126 (R Sharp 4-18).

Apperknowle continued their good form, hitting an impressive 210-8 (J Bagley 41 A Crookes 47 R Wainwright 3-40) against Sheffield Centralians, who succumbed to 111 all out (A Scott 4-12).

Sheffield University Staff made 153-5 (M Sharma 59), then bowled out Parkhead for 101 to send the Bulldogs to second successive defeat (R Walch 44).

Division Two: Sheffield Civil Service’s excellent start continues as they knocked up 210-7 (S Frier 92no S Wilson 84).

Sheffield University Staff II made a great effortbut were all out 156 (D Waddle 49 R Needham 36 S Frier 4-40).

Sheffield Collegiate IV totalled a handy 180-6 as Chris Stewart fell agonisingly 2 short of his century. Hathersage replied spiritedly and went on to win by six wickets (V Kale 55no).

Parkhead II were sent back for 106 (J Muir 3-20), Ashford in the Water easily attaining the target with only three wickets down.

Weston Park notched up 195 all out (A Rana 44 J Anton 70no M Kirk 4-51 J Cowley 4-27) and then restricted Baslow to 150-9.

Division Three: John Whiteley (52) put up more than half of Whittington Wanderers 96 runs as they struggled on a sticky track against the wily Dave Andrews (4-21) of Hallam III.

Hallam looked to be cruising to the win at 89-4 but lost six wickets for only five runs as the home side gained a two run success (P.Bourne 41 D Whiteley 5-19).