Jack Bland Trophy 
 
Doncaster Town and Sheffield Collegiate have strengthened their hold at the top of the Eastern and Western groups respectively. In the match-of-the-day at Town Fields, Doncaster came out on top against Appleby Frodingham, whilst second-placed Treeton lost to Elsecar at Washfield Lane. Collegiate maintained their 100% record with a comfortable win over Hallam, whilst nearest challengers Whitley Hall pulled off a great fightback to keep themselves in with a chance if they can win their game in hand against Wakefield Thornes. 
James Stuart in restrained mode at Town Fields 
Dan Waldron plays a captain's innings at Shaw Lane 
Eastern Group 
 
James Stuart took advantage of being missed early in his innings to provide the backbone of the home side’s 162-9 at Town Fields, whilst skipper James Ward weighed in with a valuable unbeaten 24 at the end. Jack Forrester was the pick of the visitors’ attack. In their reply, Appleby Frodingham got off to a brisk start through Matt Morland and Alex Grimes, but the introduction of Stuart and Duncan Heath into the attack changed the picture. From 44-0, wickets started to fall regularly, and Heath finished with 1-5 in eight overs against his former club. 
Doncaster T 162-9 (40 overs) James Stuart 55, Jack Forrester 3-28 
Appleby Frodingham 130 (36.4) Matt Morland 33, George Cowan 3-47 
Doncaster Town (4pts) beat Appleby Frodingham by 32 runs 
 
Elsecar’s challenging 194 was built around a fourth-wicket stand of 98 between skipper Peter Hadfield and Tanzeel Ali, whilst Liam Johnson was the pick of the home side’s attack at Washfield Road. After losing both openers with just 35 on the board, Treeton faced a difficult task, but whilst skipper Sam Drury was at the crease they were in the game. After he was dismissed by Riecko Parker-Cole, the remaining wickets fell at regular intervals. 
Elsecar 194 (38) Peter Hadfield 49. Tanzeel Ali 56, Liam Johnson 4-28 
Treeton 178 (38.4) Sam Drury 45, Riecko Parker-Cole 4-41 
Elsecar (4pts) beat Treeton by 16 runs 
 
At the bottom end of the table, Wickersley recorded their first win of the season against fellow strugglers Tickhill at Alderson Drive. Former skipper Tom Knight led the way for the visitors with a fine 101 off 107 balls, with 11 fours and two sixes, adding 112 for the fourth wicket with Dave Rodgers. Tickhill got off to a poor start in their reply, losing their first three wickets for just 12 runs; only Mark Cummins standing firm at the top of the order. After Cummins had added 50 for the fourth wicket with Scott Lowe, wickets fell regularly to Luke Roddison and David Mace, and the visitors completed a comfortable win. 
Wickersley OV 199-8 (40) Dave Rodgers 52, Tom Knight 101, Josh Court 3-50, Alex Rowland 3-39 
Tickhill 132 (37.2) Mark Cummins 44, Luke Roddison 3-30, David Mace 3-48 
Wickersley Old Village (4pts) beat Tickhill by 67 runs 
 
Western group 
 
Wakefield Thornes got back on the winning trail for the first time since the opening day, with a comfortable win over Barnsley at Shaw Lane. Skipper James Wolfenden profited from a couple of missed chances by the home side to reach a half-century, sharing in a 102-run fourth-wicket stand with Matty Taylor that was the backbone of their 180-8. Earlier a fine two-wicket spell by Jake Marshall had the visitors in trouble at 32-3. After losing two early wickets to Mahmood Rasool, Nathan Swift and Stephen Walters added 46 for the third wicket, but once Rasool had struck again to remove Swift, only skipper Dan Waldron offered much resistance and the visitors wrapped up a comfortable 45-run win. 
Wakefield Thornes 180-8 (40) James Wolfenden 62, Matty Taylor 49, Oliver Jackson 3-39 
Barnsley WM 135 (36) Mahmood Rasool 3-23 
Wakefield Thornes (4pts) beat Barnsley Woolley Miners by 45 runs 
 
Whitley Hall made it three wins on the spin with a three-wicket win at Dark Lane, but were made to fight all the way by Cawthorne. After losing Iqbal Khan with just two runs on the board, two half-century partnerships, firstly, between Michael Jepps and Ben Simpson and, secondly, between Liam and Adam Wiles took the home side to a competitive total. It looked like a winning total when the visitors were 55-6 in their reply, but first James Brown, who had a fine game with three wickets and 25 runs, and then Sam Woodcock and Biswick Kapala, who shared an unbroken 87-run eighth-wicket stand, took the visitors to victory with 13 balls to spare. 
Cawthorne 172-6 (40) Ben Simpson 36, Adam Wiles 32, James Brown 3-29 
Whitley Hall 175-7 (37.5) Sam Woodcock 55*, Biswick Kapala 35* 
Whitley Hall (4pts) beat Cawthorne by three wickets 
 
At Crimicar, visitors Sheffield Collegiate went marching on to a fifth straight victory. Having been put in to bat, Andre Bradford and Alex Hughes added 72 for the second wicket for the home side, and Harry Bliss weighed in with an unbeaten 44 off 49 balls to help them post a competitive target. But after Dan Priestley and Simon Guy put on 49 for the first wicket, and Sam Hunt joined Guy to add 67 for the second, the result was never in doubt. The visitors cruised home with eight wickets and nearly four overs to spare, Jamie Carrington’s unbeaten 41 coming off just 37 balls. 
Hallam 188-6 (40) Andre Bradford 61, Alex Hughes 41, Harry Bliss 44* 
Sheffield Collegiate 194-2 (36.1) Simon Guy 59, Sam Hunt 50*, Jamie Carrington 41* 
Sheffield Collegiate (4pts) beat Hallam by eight wickets 
Next Saturday’s fixtures 
 
Eastern group 
Appleby Frodingham v Treeton (umpires: Graham Orange & Neil Readman) 
Elsecar v Tickhill (Duncan Jones & Carl Williams) 
Wickersley Old Village v Doncaster Town (Alan Mynett & Nick Oddy) 
 
Western group 
Sheffield Collegiate v Cawthorne (Ray Knowles & Simon Widdup) 
Wakefield Thornes v Hallam (Mick Mann & Adam Seymour) 
Whitley Hall v Barnsley Woolley Miners (Philip Hulme & Neil Vaughan) 
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