In the thirty-plus matches played in the League there were just two century-makers - both in the same game !
The match concerned was the Division Two clash between hosts Wickersley B and guests Treeton B, the latter team batting first with long-seving George Barnes hitting an unbeaten 120 with 17 boundaries in the tally of 205-4. Wickersley were up for the challenge and roared back with 207-1, opener Matt Burton slamming 103no, and junior Jack Roberts chipping in with 50.
Up in the top flight, Aston Hall were six-wicket winners at home to Upper Haugh,and had to thank all-rounder Uzman Azeem, for his 5-50 which held the guests to 182, and a knock of 67, with 12 fours, which steered Hall to 183-4. Hallam contained Coal Aston to 147-9 and eased to 148-3, Nick Dymock 78. Elsecar were surprisingly beaten at home to Houghton Main, manging only 138-9 against the attack of Ian Simon, 4-38, and Mohammed Ilyas, 3-25, Houghton battling to a winning 142-8, Ian Simon cracking 9 boundaries in his opening 60. Alex Hughes top-scored with 72 in Norton Oakes’ 191-6, not enough, as guests Wath replied with 193-5, Rob Barlow 59 and Doug Mitchell 55. Treeton suffered a home defeat when visitors Wickersley passed their moderate 132 with six wickets to spare, best for the victors being Haidar Jahangir, 5-16, Lesroy Weekes, 4-51, and Jordan Bethel, 59no.
Whitley Hall picked up points at the Whiston ground, the hosts held to 156-8, opener Andy Tomlinson,53, running out of partners, then Whitley went on to 158-5, given a good start by opener Neil Longhurst, 69, with 13 boundaries.
Division One saw Barnsley B tie with Kexborough, Barnsley on 186-9, Andy Clayton 89, and Kexborough all out for the same total, opener Andy Moore 88. Norton Woodseats were six-wicket winners after seeing off Bradfield for 89, Aamir Ashfaque 6-29. Conisbrough shot out Tickhill for 74 to register a six-wicket triumph, and Rockingham answered Rotherham Town B’s 180-7 ( Kevin Heavey 58, Jon Plater 45) with 181-5, Mark Wilkinson 45no. Shiegreen eased to a six-wicket success after sending back Aston Hall B for 90, Nasser Rasool 6-8 and Ilyas Mohhammed 3-26.TomSmyth slammed 77 as Darfield came in at 198-6, too many for Wath B, 156-5 ( Nick Purcell 50).
In Division Two, Elsecar B were completing an unwanted club double when making 219, Adrian Meadows 65, Alan Lockwood 5-46, at Doncaster Town B, who took the points with their 222-5, Nick Morley 63, Matt King 45no.
Bowler of the day was Millhouses’ Brad Sampson, with 8-31 as Hallam B fell for 76, after Millhouses’ modest 106.
Another bowler in form was Phoenix’s Zaf Rashid, with 7-32 in the win over Thorncliffe, while Whitley Hall seconds lost to Collegiate B, with 164-8 against the visitors’ 165-7, Matt Lee 43.
In Divison Three, Worsbrough were skittled for day’s lowest score,35 ( Gary Mills 7-17) at Maltby, while another bowler to shine was Tickhill B’s Joe Senior, with 6-15 in the ten-wicket win over Bradfield B. Phoenix B were completing a handy club double when setting Frecheville a Division Four target of 227-7, Mike Linney 49, Ian Fletcher 45, the hosts on the back foot at 166-7, teenager Jake Kempton 81. Kexborough B held Doncaster Town C to 192-8, Matt Green 53, Andy Greaves 6-45, and followed with 193-9, Mark Bray 70, Chris Hinchliffe 53, junior Brad Heaps claiming 5-53. Coal Aston B scored 225-9 and shot down Rotherham Town B for 177, Ed Moss-Ward 77, John Harrison 5-42.
Worsbrough B’ s 123 was four runs too many for Mexborough, bowlers dominant, with Zaheer Khalil taking 6-30 for the losers, and Darren Newton 7-17 for Worsbrough. Thorncliffe B were day’s high-scorers, making 257-4 at home to Rockingham B, Simon Anson unbeaten on 98 and Ian Robinson 65, the Rocks shot to pieces at 146 by juniors Jack Hulley and Reece Farrell.