Jack Bland Trophy 
 
With the joint leaders in the Western Group, Sheffield Collegiate and Whitley Hall, both losing, Doncaster’s opponents in next Saturday’s final will be decided by today’s game between Wakefield Thornes and Whitley Hall. A win or tie for Whitley Hall will be enough for them to reach the final, whilst a Wakefield Thornes win would almost certainly see Sheffield Collegiate reach the final by virtue of a superior net run rate, as all three teams would be locked on 26 points. It would need an overwhelming Thornes win to give them a chance of improving their run rate sufficiently to reach the final. 
 
Eastern Group 
 
At the Al-Murad stadium, Doncaster lost for the first time this season. Having been put into bat, Elsecar were restricted to a modest 135 all out; George Cowan leading the way with a four-wicket haul. When Doncaster batted, only James Stuart offered prolonged resistance, and Jason Meadows bowled his side to victory with his second successive five-wicket haul. 
Elsecar 135 (39.4 overs) Peter Hadfield 30, George Cowan 4-26, Duncan Heath 3-15 
Doncaster Town 113 (35.3) James Stuart 38, Jason Meadows 5-21 
Elsecar (4pts) beat Doncaster Town by 22 runs 
 
At Alderson Drive, Treeton were asked to bat first and, after being 32-3, an 83-run fourth-wicket stand between Sam Drury and Jack Simmonite proved decisive, as the visitors reached a respectable total. When Tickhill batted, Ben Birtles took three of the first five wickets to fall and, from 77-5, the last five wickets fell quickly. 
Treeton 164-8 (40) Jack Simmonite 32, Sam Drury 53, Josh Court 3-36 
Tickhill 106 (35) Liam Johnson 3-32, Ben Birtles 3-24, Will Street 3-16 
Treeton (4pts) beat Tickhill by 58 runs 
 
At Northfield Road, visitors Appleby Frodingham got off to a fine start with a 97-run opening stand between Matt Morland and skipper Matt Fowler. Kieran Lindley then helped Morland add 79 for the third wicket, and the visitors closed on a competitive 215-8. But after Dave Rodgers and Matt Burton had given their side a solid start with a 66-run stand, Tom Knight took over with an unbeaten 93 in 69 balls to see his side home, with overs and wickets to spare. 
Appleby Frodingham 215-8 (40) Matt Morland 68, Matt Fowler 57, Kieran Lindley 44, Adam Whitford 3-39, Nathan Taylor 3-36 
Wickersley OV 220-5 (37.2) Dave Rodgers 44, Matt Burton 30, Tom Knight 93* 
Wickersley Old Village (4pts) beat Appleby Frodingham by five wickets 
 
Western group 
 
At Shaw Lane, Barnsley overcame Cawthorne to record their first victory of the season. Ali Jahangir led the way for the home side with a fine innings of 59 – his second half-century against the visitors this season. After Oliver Jackson had made the breakthrough at 21, wickets fell at regular intervals, with Boeta Beukes recording his best first-team figures. 
Barnsley WM 161-8 (40) Ali Jahangir 59 
Cawthorne 108 (38.4) Boeta Beukes 3-25 
Barnsley Woolley Miners (4pts) beat Cawthorne by 53 runs 
 
At Field Lane, Wakefield Thornes elected to bat first against visitors Sheffield Collegiate. A second-wicket stand of 56 between Kieran Donnachie and Jamie Howarth provided the foundation for a challenging score; Matt Taylor weighing in with an unbeaten 37 in 30 balls at the end. Whilst Shaaaiq Choudhry and Samuel Meadows were together in a 77-run fourth wicket stand, the visitors were well in the hunt, but after Choudhry was dismissed by Mahmood Rasool, wickets fell quickly. 
Wakefield T 186-5 (40) Kieran Donnachie 33, Jamie Howarth 64, Matty Taylor 37*, Jamie Carrington 3-40 
Sheffield Collegiate 164 (39.3) Simon Guy 31, Shaaiq Choudhry 46, Samuel Meadows 31, Edward Fowles 3-34, Greg Wadsworth 3-22 
Wakefield Thornes (4pts) beat Sheffield Collegiate by 22 runs 
 
At Baxter Field, home side Whitley Hall were soon in trouble against Hallam, with Joe Cooper doing the damage in a four-wicket spell. James Brown (28) and Sam Woodcock (25) then added 40 for the seven wicket to ensure their side reached three figures, but after Andre Bradford and Nick Dymock had put on 67 for the visitors’ first wicket, they cantered to victory quite easily. 
Whitley Hall 106 (30.5 overs) Joe Cooper 4-15 
Hallam 107-2 (24-5 overs) Andrew Bradford 41*, Nick Dymock 37 
Hallam (4pts) beat Whitley Hall by eight wickets 
 
Today’s fixture 
 
Western group 
Wakefield Thornes v Whitley Hall (Umpires: Ian Dixon & Alan Mynett) 
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