Cricket: Top two clash in Premier Division

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After passing one test last week with flying colours, new Premier Division leaders Whitley Hall face another in the South Yorkshire League’s top flight today.

They go to second-placed Whiston Parish Church, one of the sides expected to mount a title challenge this season and who will enjoy a tilt at the top side for the second week running.

Last week they knocked Wickersley off top spot with a 29 run win. This enabled Whitley to go top after their demolition job on Elsecar after amassing 320-4.

Whiston will have bowler Steve Taylor available after a two week ban - Taylor currently tops the bowling averages although his haul is only eight wickets at 8.50.

Wickersley - who will have Lesroy Weekes returning after a two-match ban - go to Treeton for whom Gareth Davis is also available after serving a two week ban.

Fixtures: Aston Hall v Upper Haugh, Coal Aston v Hallam, Elsecar v Houghton Main, Norton Oakes v Wath, Treeton v Wickersley, Whiston v Whitley Hall.

n After their league clash a week ago, Whitley Hall and Elsecar meet again at Ecclesfield tomorrow in the Whitworth Cup quarter-finals.

n Conisbrough are through to the semi-finals of the Mick Savage Cup after a 40 run win over Norton Oakes.

In-form Gray Strephan made 98 in Conisbrough’s 204. Oakes were dismissed for 164 (Mark Neale 4-22).

The Presidents Cup quarter-finals saw Millhouses, 218-5 (John Woods 48no) beat Elsecar 180 (Adrian Meadows 40); Wickersley, 233-5 (Matt Burton 69, Jack Eggleston 35, Tom Shepherd 35) overhaul Hallam’s 230-6 (Rob Basu 65, Jack Unwin 43); Phoenix, 132-6 beat Collegiate 131-8 (Zaf Rashid 3-19) and Whitley Hall, 200-5 (Matt Milburn 148no) beat Thorncliffe 196-7 (Andrew Wood 57, Tom Brown 45, James Brown 45).