League programme washed out, but cup games go ahead

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The South Yorkshire League programme was completely washed out, but clubs had earlier got in their matches in the three knock-out competitions: the Twenty20 Cup, the Mike Savage Trophy, and the President’s Trophy.

Phoenix won through to the next round of the Twenty20 Cup.

They made 178-3, Mark Wright 65, and saw off Upper Haugh for 99.

Norton Woodseats’ modest 108-5, Aamir Ashfaque 45, was good enough against Shiregreen, 91. Doncaster Town held Maltby to 128-6 and replied with 129-4, Matthew Head 48.

Hallam contained Sheffield rivals Millhouses Works to 100-7 and cruised to 101-2, Humphrey Emery 60.

Coal Aston only made 147-8, Dave Rodgers 49 and Laurence Browse 43, but hosts Whiston failed with the bat, and were held to 136-9.

In the Mike Savage Trophy, Conisbrough set a 175-8 target, opener Matt Barnes 52, for Sheffield Collegiate, who advanced to the next round with their 176-8.

Hallam skittled out Rockingham for 45, James Smedley bagging 5-11, and won by eight wickets.

Darfield, home club of the late Mick Savage, saw off Aston Hall for 132, Paul Wilkinson 5-10, and followed with 133-2 with Liam Dickinson hitting 66.

In the President’s Cup, Elsecar had six wickets to spare after passing Thorpe Hesley/High Green’s 66, in which junior Matthew Wilson bagged 4-13.

James Schofield struck 64 of Rotherham Town’s 152-8, hosts Maltby sent back for 117, Alex Staveley 4-33.

Darfield dismissed Mexborough Athletic for 106, Ryan Tingle 44, withEvan Todd taking 4-9.

Darfield eased to 107-6, Mitch Phillips 53. Doncaster Town collected 147 and had Norton Oakes back in the pavilion for 110, Paul Sear carrying his bat for 57.

Frecheville’s 175-9 (Adam Buckle 56) was of no avail at Oughtibridge, the hosts striking back with 178-8, Adil Nasim 70.

Penistone saw off Worsbrough for 130 (Alex Littlewood 40), with Josh Hoyland grabbing 5-21 and teenager Connor Smythe 4-43.

The league newcomers answered with 134-8, Jamie Allinson 5-36.

Hennie Swart had a good match in Bradfield’s win at Thorncliffe. He hit 57 of his team’s 143 and took 4-22 to dismiss the Chapeltown club for 117.

Warmsworth reached 206, with 76 from youngster Adam Saynor and 50 from Andrew Haywood, and bowled out Treeton for 180, Ryan Hardy 42, and Haywood claiming 4-22.

Fellow bowler Mark Shanks chipped in with useful figures of 4-42.