Jack Bland Trophy 
 
Eastern Group 
 
At the Al-Murad Stadium, visitors Aplleby Frodingham got off to a good start with Alex Grimes scoring a brisk 56 out of an opening stand of 77 with Matt Morland. Youngster Jack Harrison then provided some impetus in the later stages of the innings to ensure Frodingham posted a competitive total. When Elsecar batted, Sam Shaw and Hasnat Yousaf put on 91 for the first wicket, but Jack Forrester took three key middle order wickets to apply some pressure, and Kieran Watson ran through the lower order to see the visitors home. 
Appleby Frodingham 225-6 (40 overs) Matt Morland 45, Alex Grimes 56, Jack Harrison 47*, Hasnat Yousaf 3-47 
Elsecar 210-9 (40) Sam Shaw 70, Hasnat Yousaf 42, Keran Watson 4-43, Jack Forrester 3-53 
Appleby Frodingham (4pts) beat Elsecar by 15 runs 
 
A brilliant second-wicket stand of 160 between James Stuart and Bilal Anjam took this game away from the home side at Alderson Drive. Stuart's powerful innings of 137 came off just 124 balls with 15 fours and five sixes. Facing a daunting target, Mark Cummins and Ross Diver put on 53 for the first wicket for Tickhill. However, after Diver had been caught behind off Stuart, wickets fell regularly, and only a last wicket stand of 33 between Josh Court and Scott Lowe saved the home side from a heavier defeat.  
Doncaster 248-5 (40) James Stuart 137, Bilal Anjam 63, Jack Curtis 3-50 
Tickhill 126 (33.4) Mark Cummins 34, Ross Diver 34, Robert Heyes 3-25, James Stuart 3-24, Bilal Anjam 3-16 
Doncaster Town (4pts) beat Tickhill by 122 runs 
 
At Northfield Drive, Chris Cobb and Liam Johnson created a solid base for visitors Treeton with a second wicket stand of 66, and skipper Sam Drury later applied the acceleration with 49 off 32 balls. Nathan Taylor was the pick of the home side’s bowling, with a three wickets in a tidy seven-over spell. Wickersley were soon in trouble in their reply, with only Taylor showing much resistance; but when he was out for 21 at 34-5 the writing was on the wall. 
Treeton 207 (40) Chris Cobb 43, Liam Johnson 30, Sam Drury 49, Nathan Taylor 3-27 
Wickersley OV 108 (35.3) Stephen Foster 3-9, Vinnie Ogden 3-46 
Treeton (4pts) beat Wickersley Old Village by 99 runs 
 
Western group 
 
At Shaw Lane, the home side never managed to get on top of a tidy bowling performance by Hallam, for whom the wickets were shared around. Andre Bradford and Nick Dymock got their side off to a fine start in reply, withan opening stand of 86. Dymock's fine unbeaten 76 then saw his side home to a comfortable win with overs and wickets to spare. 
Barnsley WM 143-8 (40) Charlie Bourne 3-37 
Hallam 144-4 (32) Andre Bradford 38, Nick Dymock 76* 
Hallam (4pts) beat Barnsley Woolley Miners by six wickets 
 
After losing two early wickets, Alex Morris’ 68 provided the backbone for a competitive score by Cawthorne on their first visit to Field Lane. In Thornes' reply, once Ben Cliffe had dismissed home skipper James Wolfenden at 33, wickets fell regularly. Only James Rhodes offered much resistance as the visitors recorded a comfortable first victory in the YSPL. 
Cawthorne 196-6 (40) Alex Morris 68 
Wakefield Thornes 136-8 (40) James Rhodes 27* 
Cawthorne (4pts) beat Wakefield Thornes by 60 runs 
 
The match-of-the-day took place at Baxter Field, where Sheffield Collegiate were the visitors. Home skipper James Moorhouse got his side off to a positive start and, when he and Jack Riley had put on 50 for the third wicket, they were 92-2 and looking good for a score of 200 plus. But at that point, Henry Eldred had Moorhouse caught and bowled, and the visitors’ attack started to take control. 182 looked a very achievable target for Collegiate but at 76-5, Whitley Hall seemed to have bowled themselves back into the game. However, Henry Eldred kept the scoreboard ticking over with valuable runs at a key time, Shaaiq Choudhry settled the ship at the other end, and Josh Varley came in to share the crucial stand of 69 for the seventh wicket with Choudhry. Collegiate got home off the last ball in what had been a tremendous game of cricket, in which the momentum shifted several times. 
Whitley Hall 181 (36.4) James Moorhouse 53, Jack Riley 33, Shaaiq Choudhry 3-44 
Sheffield Collegiate 182-7 (40) Simon Guy 33, Shasaiq Choudhry 42, Josh Varley 36* 
Sheffield Collegiate (4pts) beat Whitley Hall by three wickets 
Next week's fixtures 
 
On Thursday, 6th August, the League under 23s will take on an MCC XI in our annual fixture at Abbeydale Park - 11.00am start. The game will be played over 40 overs per side. Please come along and support our young team. 
 
The Jack Bland Trophy fixtures for next Saturday, 8th August, are: 
 
Eastern group 
Appleby Frodingham v Wickersley Old Village (umpires: Michael Linwood & Gordon Prescott) 
Doncaster Town v Elsecar (Graham Orange & Ray Knowles) 
Treeton v Tickhill (Alan Mynett & Michael Clarke) 
 
Western group 
Cawthorne v Barnsley Woolley Miners (Greg Willcocks & Carl Williams) 
Hallam v Whitley Hall (Simon Widdup & Nick Oddy) 
Sheffield Collegiate v Wakefield Thornes (Harry Fidler & Neil Vaughan) 
 
 
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