Jack Bland Trophy 
 
Doncaster Town and Sheffield Collegiate maintained their 100% starts at the top of the Eastern and Western groups respectively. In the Eastern group, there were also wins for both Treeton and Appleby Frodingham, who visit Doncaster next Saturday, to keep up the pressure just one win behind the leaders. Collegiate enjoy an eight-point lead in the Western Group, but this could be halved if Whitley Hall win their game in hand. 
Steve Foster on his way to a hundred at Treeton 
The first local league derby at Cawthorne 
Eastern Group 
 
Visitors Wickersley found run scoring difficult at Brumby Hall, where they lost half their side for 52; Kieran Lindley and Jack Forrester taking two wickets apiece. Skipper Gareth Purhouse offered the only significant resistance with an innings of 26, but when seasoned campaigner Paul Hilton retuned to the attack and had him caught behind, the innings soon folded. Openers Matt Morland and Alex Grimes then made short work of a target of 111. 
Wickersley Old Village 110 (37.2 overs) Paul Hilton 3-6 
Appleby Frodingham 113-0 (15) Matt Morland 38*, Alex Grimes 63* 
Appleby Frodingham (4pts) beat Wickersley Old Village by ten wickets 
 
Another visiting side to struggle with the bat were Elsecar at Town Fields. Duncan Heath took three cheap wickets to reduce them from 32-1 to 43-4, and despite a fifth-wicket stand of 44 between Riecko Parker-Cole and Tanzeel Ali, the visitors could muster only 135-8 in their 40 overs. Doncaster lost a couple of early wickets, but a third-wicket stand of 51 between Bilal Anjam and Charlie Kaye set them up for a comfortable five wicket win. 
Elsecar 135-8 (40) Duncan Heath 3-11 
Doncaster T 136-5 (34) Bilal Anjam 35 
Doncaster Town (4pts) beat Elsecar by five wickets 
 
The highlight of Treeton’s 37-run win over Tickhill was a magnificent innings of 116 by the experienced Steve Foster. Foster added 130 for the third wicket with Jack Simmonite, whose form has been impressive since his close season move from Aston Hall. Mark Cummins and Chris Wood got Tickhill off to a good start with an opening stand of 80, and Jack Curtis weighed in with 43 off 41 balls in a spirited response, but ultimately the 243 target was too steep for them. 
Treeton 242-7 (40) Stephen Foster 116, Jack Simmonite 57 
Tickhill 205-9 (40) Christopher Wood 59, Jack Curtis 43, Ben Birtles 3-49, Liam Johnson 3-29 
Treeton (4pts) beat Tickhill by 37 runs 
 
Western group 
 
There was an good attendance at Dark Lane to witness the first league derby between Cawthorne and Barnsley. The home side took advantage of some friendly bowling, and the experienced Iqbal Khan shared half-century partnerships with both Liam and Adam Wiles as the home side posted a competitive 214-6. In their reply, Barnsley lost two quick wickets to Josh Holling, after which wickets fell regularly against a varied home attack. Ali Jahangir was the man-of-the-match for the visitors, with an economical eight-over spell and an impressive unbeaten 75. 
Cawthorne 214-6 (40) Iqbal Khan 73, Alex Morris 31, Liam Wiles 46, Adam Wiles 44, Dan Waldron 3-64 
Barnsley WM 150 (31.5) Ali Jahangir 75*, Michael Jepps 3-26, Aaron Feroz 3-23 
Cawthorne (4pts) beat Barnsley Woolley Miners by 64 runs 
 
At Crimicar, skipper James Moorhouse posted 77 for the second wicket with Neil Longhurst to put visitors Whitley Hall in a strong position at 94-1. Hallam then bowled themselves back into the game as four wickets fell for just 31 runs. But some big hitting from Alex Fletcher, with 59 from 31 balls, including three sixes and seven fours, ensured that the start was not wasted. Facing a daunting target of 242, Hallam made a positive start, but the introduction of Ben Webster to the attack changed the complexion of the game. Webster took his first three wickets with the score on 41, then followed up with two more to reduce the home side to 72-5. Despite later resistance from Sam Davison and Charlie Stone, Hallam finished well short of their target. 
Whitley Hall 241-8 (40) James Moorhouse 53, Alex Fletcher 59, Robert Basu 4-63 
Hallam 160 (38.4) Nick Dymock 32, Sam Davison 35, Ben Webster 5-30 
Whitley Hall (4pts) beat Hallam by 81 runs 
 
At Abbeydale, an excellent unbeaten century by Dan Priestley formed the backbone of an impressive 269-3 by the home side. Priestley, with 133 off 125 balls, was joined in an unbroken fourth-wicket stand of 94 by Jamie Carrington, who scored 57 off 29 balls to take the game out of Thornes’ reach. Skipper James Wolfenden got his side off to a good start, putting on 102 for the first wicket with Joe Cuthbertson, and Matt Jordan added 50 off 40 balls, but the target was just too steep, and Thornes fell 47 runs short with Robert Shaw, 3 for 32 in eight overs, the pick of the home attack. 
Sheffield Collegiate 269-3 (40) Daniel Priestley 133*, Jamie Carrington 57* 
Wakefield Thornes 222-6 (40) James Wolfenden 78, Mathew Jordan 50, Robert Shaw 3-32 
Sheffield Collegiate (4pts) beat Wakefield Thornes by 47 runs 
Next Saturday’s fixtures 
 
Eastern group 
Doncaster Town v Appleby Frodingham (umpires: Harry Fidler & Adam Seymour) 
Tickhill v Wickersley Old Village (Jonathan Crabtree & Mick Mann) 
Treeton v Elsecar (Neil Vaughan & Greg Willcocks) 
 
Western group 
Barnsley Woolley Miners v Wakefield Thornes (Duncan Jones & Simon Widdup) 
Cawthorne v Whitley Hall (Nick Oddy & Graham Orange) 
Hallam v Sheffield Collegiate (Alan Mynett & Carl Williams) 
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