Row­ley ham­mers dou­ble ton as Sh­effield Col­le­giate ex­cel

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - CRICKET - RICHARD COOMBER

TOM ROW­LEY smashed 24 fours and nine sixes in a dev­as­tat­ing in­nings of 216 off 141 balls as Sh­effield Col­le­giate put down a marker in York­shire South Pre­mier.

The big-hit­ting Australian shared a 234 first-wicket part­ner­ship with Dan Pri­est­ley (64), and Will Root (40no) and Matt Simp­son (59no) blasted a 100 part­ner­ship off 36 balls to take Col­le­giate to 417-3, the high­est in­nings score since the new league set-up started.

Sh­effield & Phoenix were bowled out for 160 with Root and Pri­est­ley each pick­ing up two cheap wick­ets.

Ni­cholas Smit (118no) and Matt Shep­pard (50no) took As­ton Hall to 274-5 but a cen­tury from Neil Longhurst helped Whit­ley Hall get home by two wick­ets.

Mark Cum­mins (71) and Shahj You­nis (107no) put on 151 for the third wicket in Wick­er­s­ley’s 248-6 but they lost out in a run chase, Har­shall Vyas (116no) and Rob Day (42no) see­ing Ap­pleby Frod­ing­ham to a five-wicket win.

James Wolfenden (92) and Steve Mor­gan (5-53) starred as Wake­field Thornes got the de­fence of their ti­tle off to a win­ning start at Tick­hill for whom Jor­dan Lowe (76) and Us­man Muzaf­far (5-81) stood out.

Muham­mad Wa­heed (4-19) and Sam Drury (70) top scored in Tree­ton’s 236-7 be­fore Steve Foster took 4-19 as Hal­lam were dis­missed for 181.

Bill Kirby (73no) led Cleethorpes’ suc­cess­ful chase of Barns­ley’s 141 to­tal.

Pud­sey St Lawrence started the de­fence of the Brad­ford League ti­tle with a win over Brad­ford & Bin­g­ley. Richie Lamb picked up 5-27 as the vis­i­tors were dis­missed for 112 in re­ply to Saints’ 210-8. Char­lie Best (61) top-scored for the hosts against his for­mer club.

Half-cen­turies from Nick Con­nolly and Joe Fraser were the high­light of Hang­ing Heaton’s 257-6 against new boys Townville, who fell for 120.

Bat­ley also found the step up tough, skit­tled for 90 by Chris Henry (5-49) and James Wain­man, who in­cluded three vic­tims in four balls in tak­ing 5-40. Farsley eased home by seven wick­ets.

For­mer York­shire player Scott Richard­son took 5-9 as Pud­sey Congs slumped out for 88 in re­ply to Wood­lands 153.

David Cum­mings (61) and James Mid­dle­brook, with a sparkling 73, led the way in New Farn­ley’s 231 be­fore Nick Walker (5-51) halted Cleck­heaton at 209.

Alex Stead (92no) and Matthew Bax­ter (40no) steered Light­cliffe past East Bier­ley’s 238-9 in which Daanyaal Ahmed took 6-63.

In York­shire Pre­mier North, Max Maciver’s 7-42 spell re­duced Wood­house Grange to 164 in re­ply to Stamford Bridge’s 249-8 which in­cluded a half-cen­tury from new boy Ryan McKendry.

Pro­moted Eas­ing­wold ap­peared to have York­shire Academy on the back foot but a ninth-wicket stand of 92 be­tween Ben Ains­ley, who car­ried his bat for an un­beaten 99, and James Lo­gan (36no) set a tar­get of 1978. The home side could only man­age 104.

There was a mighty tus­sle at Sher­iff Hut­ton Bridge where Jonathan Tat­ter­sall (92) and Kellen Bond (83) set the tone in Harrogate’s 270-9. The home side put up a spir­ited re­sponse with Adam Fisher hit­ting 96 but they fell 34 short of vic­tory.

Jack Lean­ing (52no) guided York to a nine-wicket at Driffield Town, while Tom Neal fol­lowed up a 4-31 spell with an un­beaten 30 as Acomb over­hauled Hull’s 200 with three wick­ets to spare.

Ben Elvidge (67) and an un­beaten 54 from Jack Holt helped Scar­bor­ough take a onewicket win at pro­moted Clifton Al­liance, for whom Greg Drew­ery hit a half-cen­tury.

In the Hud­der­s­field League, Gharib Nawaz (109) hit his sec­ond cen­tury in as many weeks and with S P Singh (75no) steered Hoy­landswaine to an eightwicket win over Skel­man­thorpe.

Mo­sun Hus­sain hit a cen­tury in Delph & Dobcross’s 256 but they had some nervy mo­ments be­fore Hon­ley were dis­missed for 233 with Danny Howard mak­ing 97.

Steve Bullen (94) and James Lil­ley (5-17) starred as Aire Wharfe cham­pi­ons Beck­withshaw started with a win at Colling­ham, while South African Kiel van Vol­len­hoven made an in­stant im­pact in Bil­ton’s win over Colton, hit­ting 71 and tak­ing 6-55.

Nick Brook took 6-38 and scored 80 not out as Bur­ley cruised to a nine-wicket win at last sea­son’s run­ners-up Ot­ley.

JAMES WOLFENDEN: Scored 92 for Wake­field Thornes while Steve Mor­gan (5-53) im­pressed with the ball in the win over Tick­hill.

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