Patrick Wyatt 
 
It is with great sadness that we have heard of the passing of Doncaster scorer Patrick Wyatt yesterday. Our thoughts are with his friends and family and all at Doncaster Town CC. 
 
Jack Bland Trophy 
 
With six games gone, unbeaten Eastern Group leaders Doncaster Town maintained their eight-point lead with a narrow win over Wickersley. In the Western Group, a surprise home defeat by Cawthorne has cut Sheffield Collegiate’s lead at the top to four points over Whitley Hall, who still have a game in hand.  
 
Eastern Group 
 
At Brumby Hall, Liam Johnson and Ben Birtles took two wickets as the home side lost five wickets for 12 runs to collapse to 75-7. Visitors Treeton then moved smoothly to victory with an unbroken opening stand of 113 between Steve Foster and Archie Ogden. 
Appleby Frodingham 112 (33.2 overs) Vinnie Ogden 3-32 
Treeton 113-0 (26.1) Steve Foster 59*, Archie Ogden 39* 
Treeton (4pts) beat Appleby Frodingham by ten wickets 
 
In a very tight game at Northfield Road, leaders Doncaster pulled off a two-wicket win with two balls to go. George Cowan did the damage in the Wickersley innings with a three-wicket spell, also running out home skipper Gareth Purshouse, and sparking a collapse from 127-3 to 169-8. A second-wicket stand of 58 between Duncan Heath and Bilal Anjam set the visitors on their way, and James Ward let his side home with a valuable captain’s innings. 
Wickersley OV 169-8 (40) Gareth Purshouse 50, George Cowan 3-39 
Doncaster T 170-8 (39.4) Duncan Heath 30, Bilal Anjam 32, James Ward 37* 
Doncaster Town (4pts) beat Wickersley Old Village by two wickets 
 
Persistent heavy rain showers caused the game at Elsecar to be abandoned after less than ten overs’ play. 
Elsecar and Tickhill match abandoned (2pts each) 
 
Western group 
 
At Abbeydale, leaders Sheffield Collegiate slipped to a surprise three-run defeat against Cawthorne – a result that had looked highly unlikely when a three-wicket burst from Robert Shaw saw the visitors slip to 17-4. But an unbeaten half-century from Michael Jepps, with good support from Adam Wiles and Steve Nuttall, took them to 139-8 off their 40 overs. Even then, Collegiate looked favourites, but Josh Holling bowled Dan Priestley in the first over, and despite good knocks from Sam Hunt and Isaac Parkin, wickets fell regularly. Collegiate's last wicket fell with just one ball left, three runs short of the target. Nuttall enjoyed a fine all-round game with three wickets to add to his knock of 32. 
Cawthorne 139-8 (40) Michael Jepps 52, Steve Nuttall 32, Robert Shaw 3-21, Jamie Carrington 3-25 
Sheffield Collegiate 136 (39.5) Sam Hunt 36, Isaac Parkin 44, Steve Nuttall 3-26 
Cawthorne (4pts) beat Sheffield Collegiate by three runs 
 
In a 38-over match at Field Lane, a fine four-wicket spell by visiting skipper James Smedley had Thornes in trouble at 85-7, but an unbroken 90-run partnership between Greg Wadsworth and Tom Froggett gave the home side a respectable total. Andre Bradford and Nick Dymock got Hallam off to a solid start with an opening stand of 59, but two wickets each for Matty Taylor, Brad Green and Adam Nasar reduced the visitors to 118-6, before Joe Cooper came in to join Bradford in an unbroken 61-run stand that saw Hallam home with 15 balls to spare. 
Wakefield T 175-7 (38) Greg Wadsworth 71*, Tom Froggett 38*, James Smedley 4-19 
Hallam 177-6 (35.3) Andre Bradford 81*, Joe Cooper 30* 
Hallam (4pts) beat Wakefield Thornes by four wickets 
 
At Baxter Field, heavy showers delayed the start until 3.15, when an 18-over game was played. Visitors Barnsley got off to a brisk start at openers Jon Trower and Nathan Swift added 29, but three wickets for Sam Woodcock resulted in the innings subsiding to 59-6, before a late flurry from Sheryaar Ali and skipper Dan Waldren took the visitors to 86-7. The young Barnsley side made Whitley Hall fight all the way, and it was only an unbeaten 54 by the experienced acting skipper Neil Longhurst that led his side to a last ball win. 
Barnsley Woolley Miners 86-7 (18) Sam Woodcock 3-10 
Whitley Hall 87-5 (10) Neil Longhurst 54* 
Whitley Hall (4pts) beat Barnsley Woolley Miners by five wickets 
 
The Wakefield Thornes v Whitley Hall game, postponed from 25 July, will now be played on Sunday 13 September. 
Next weekend’s fixtures 
 
Saturday 29 August 
 
Eastern group 
Elsecar v Wickersley Old Village (umpires: Harry Fidler & Nick Oddy) 
Tickhill v Appleby Frodingham (Ray Knowles & Neil Vaughan) 
Treeton v Doncaster Town (Philip Hulme & Mick Mann) 
Western group 
Barnsley Woolley Miners v Sheffield Collegiate (Michael Clarke & Stewart Dobson) 
Cawthorne v Hallam (Jonathan Crabtree & Duncan Jones) 
Whitley Hall v Wakefield Thornes (Alan Mynett & Greg Willcocks) 
 
Monday 31 August 
 
Eastern group 
Appleby Frodingham v Doncaster Town (Gordon Prescott & Carl Williams) 
Elsecar v Treeton (Michael Clark & Adam Seymour) 
Wickersley Old Village v Tickhill (Duncan Jones & Alan Mynett) 
Western group 
Sheffield Collegiate v Hallam (Neil Vaughan & Simon Widdup) 
Wakefield Thornes v Barnsley Woolley Miners (Jonathan Crabtree & Ian Dixon) 
Whitley Hall v Cawthorne (Ray Knowles & Mick Mann) 
 
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