Attock on the attack at top of the table

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With Khan’s game against Sheffield Friends hit by the weather, Attock were able to stretch their lead at the top of the Premier Division.

Attock kept TOA to 90-9 (Jaco Castle 4-19, Iftikhar Afzal 3-31) and then cruised to a nine wicket win with the irrepressible Castle hitting 57 not out.

Collegiate plundered the Darnall attack for 151-3 with 76 from Michael Simpson but Darnall refused to be overawed, only to fall just five runs short with six wickets in hand as Irfan Mirza made an unbeaten 43.

Bottom team Al-Mahdi mustered 113 (Nathan Bandari 40; Ian Stewart 4-18, Liam Pettit 3-27) and although Waterworks lost just one wicket they used all their overs to get to the target as opener Nick Dymock top-scored with 59.

Frecheville’s game at Norton Woodseats fell victim to the weather and Kasmir took full advantage to take over top spot in Division A after their victory over Abbeydale. They made 131-5 (Zabe Javed 51) and despite a fine 67 from Ikrar Khan, Abbeydale fell well short at 119-7 (Zabe Javed 3-28).

Caribbean hit 106-5 (Gilbert Whyte 31) and it proved too much for University Staff, for whom only Mayak Sharma (53) got going, as they reached just 89-3.

Outokumpo were indebted to an unbeaten half century from opener Jitesh Thammisetti to guide them to an eight wicket win over Millhouses Works who made 105-4 (Matthew Lambert 3-16).

Remarkably, as in the top two divisions, the leaders of Division B, Hollinsend, were also foiled by the rain. This time it was Aviva who took advantage of the chance to pull level at the top after they racked up 145-5 (Hayman Farhat 69) and then restricted Telecom to 92-7 (Joe William 4-19).

De La Salle made a useful 125-3 at Ridgeway (John O’Sullivan 40, Richard Bulmer 38) but ran up against big hitting Steve Woolley, who cracked 68 and with support from opening bat Mark Bull, with an undefeated 50 they romped to an eight wicket win to leave De La Salle marooned at the foot of the table.

Richmond continued their winning ways in Division C when they rattled up 145-3 (Rob Murray 68, Gavin Pattman 30) and then restricted Woodhouse to 128-4 (Dan Postlethwaite 52).

Transport made 99-2 (John Slack 31) but The Wednesday passed this with seven wickets in hand (Craig Nicholson 41) while Brincliffe, with 36 from Chris Jolley and 35 from Jim Ferguson, eased to a six wicket win over Hallam Lodgers who totalled 119-3 (David McCaig 61).