Simmo’s report – Round 5
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- Published on Thursday, 06 June 2013 21:43
- Mark Simmerson
Irwin Mitchell Alliance Midweek Cricket League
Report – 5th June
In the first battle between the two Premier Division front-runners, Sheffield Collegiate scored 114-9 (Jonny Udall 41, Akhtar Zaman 3-21), but Attock, with the mercurial Jaco Castle to the fore, striking a rapid 72 not out, eased to the win by 8 wickets. Darnall were all out for 93 (J Lee 4-25, Dave Andrews 3-17), which Waterworks passed in a flood of runs without loss (Nick Dymock 59*, Humphrey Emery 33*). TOA were dismissed for 105 (Rabanawaz Khan 34, Liam Wright 3-15) and Hollinsend Methodists must have felt they had a chance to record a maiden win in the top flight. However only Ryan Sharp (33) could make headway against steady bowling and Hollinsend were restricted to 73-8 with no fewer than 5 run outs . Sheffield Friends made 100-8 (Jhonny Younis 38, Shumraiz Azam 30, Ilyas Mohammed 6-16) and saw Khan pass this with just a single wicket down (Zaheer Ahmed 48*, Nazam Mohammed 34*). Attock head the table by 3 points, with TOA and Waterworks joining Collegiate in second spot.
Kashmir took on leaders Al-Mahdi and scored a useful 124-5. Al-Mahdi were bowled out for 110, which sees Kashmir take over at the top. Caribbean amassed 146-4 (M Brown 66*, Andrew Jackson 34) and kept Frecheville down to 94-7 to claim an easy win. Abbeydale reached 93-7 and Nether Edge attained the target with 4 wickets down. Meersbrook totalled a very useful 135-2 (Adam Burkinshaw 70, Russ Walch 44) and were entertaining hopes of a first win, but instead watched Jitesh Thammisetti hit 74 to see Outokumpo to a comfortable 7 wicket win.
Millhouses Works scored 104-3 (Lee Stewart 47), which leaders Eckington easily obtained, losing a single wicket as Adam Bridgman hit 68 not out. Miserly bowling from De La Salle restricted University Staff to 90-4 (Himanshu Patel 32*), but in their innings De La Salle also found runs hard to come by and fell just 3 runs short of the target with 7 wickets down. Ridgeway made 104-4 (Steve Dudley 47) and then kept a lid on Norton Woodseats, who closed at 81-8 (Jamie Hurst 4-22). Sharrow smashed their way to an imposing 151-3 (Saqib Shahzad 75*, Yasar Mahmood 40, Noman Iqbal 30), which was far beyond Hallam Lodgers, reached 118-4 from their allotted overs (Soam Kular 43*, Gavin Anderson 31).
Division leaders Aviva made 120-7 (Craig Turner 48) against bottom club Woodhouse, who with Joe Williams top-scoring with 32, just got home to record their first win of the season by 2 wickets and with 3 balls to spare. Telecom Sports posted 96-8 (Nahim Alam 3-16) and Sheffield Transport drove their way to an 8 wicket win to join Aviva at the top (Imran Shah 60). Hollinsend II made 84-8 (Michael Hill 32) and then restricted Wednesday to 75-8 (Biswick Kapala 30).