Money Map Alliance Midweek Cricket League
Report – 5th August
Champions Attock could make just 61-8 (T Eldred 3-8) against Sheffield Collegiate, who raced to the win by 10 wickets, which gives Collegiate second spot. In the match between the relegated pair of Kashmir and Frecheville, Kashmir made 101-6 (N Abdul 67*), Frecheville gaining some succour for a poor season with a comfortable nine wicket win (T Saxelby 71* T Powell 31). Sheffield Waterworks scored 119-8 (J Smedley 30 A Gaffar 3-19) and restricted to 91-7. Darnall hit up 165-5 (R Hussain 57 N Hussain 46), but saw Khan attain the score with 5 balls to spare and 3 wickets down (R Akhtar 60 F Mohammed 40 Z Ahmed 30*).
Sheffield Friends scored 148-5 (J Younis 54 S Azam 44), Abbeydale were kept to 121-9 (J Younis 3-12 I Ahmed 3-24), which secures a return to the top division for Friends. In a thrilling game, Hollinsend Methodists were 144 all out (R Wadsworth 68 J Rodgers 45 M Rajeeb 4-21), Sharrow sneaking by to win by 4 wickets from the very last ball (G Khan 36 I Ul Haq 31). Champions Nether Edge lost their 100% win record, after making 94-7 (S Raja 47 C Weerasinghe 3-18), Sheffield University Staff went to the win by 7 wickets (N Mohammed 34* D Hettiarchi 33* A Khan 3-16). Relegated from Division A are Hollinsend and Coal Aston, who had no game in the last round of matches.
Champions Millhouses Works were shot out for 50 (A Khan 3-9 N Penfold 3-11), which The Wednesday eased past with 4 wickets down. De La Salle secured the second promotion spot as their 144-3 was utterly dominated by Kieren O’Sullivan with 114 not out. Ridgeway were dismissed for 108 (A Morley 43* T Venn 4-38). Outokumpo Stainless amassed 193-3 (E Kirkby 77 C Wilson 57 M Lambert 40) and despite a valiant effort, Lodgers concluded their innings at 150-4 (J Sharp 48* G Anderson 41). Caribbean conceded their game with Norton Woodseats and are relegated, as are Lodgers.
Telecom Sports scored 110-4 and held bottom team to Brincliffe 80-8. This allows telecom to slip into the second promotion spot behind Sharrow II. Sharrow were unable to chase the Aviva score of 116-6 (G Buckton 35*), closing on 58-7 (J Williams 3-23). Woodhouse made 169-3 (S Ali 90 R Wilson 44*), Hollinsend II ending on 153-3 (B Hill 88). Oughtibridge notched up 121-6 (L Haigh 41* J Maiden 3-31), Sheffield Transport reaching 94-7 in their reply.