Holmesfield seal Division One title

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Holmesfield have been confirmed as champions of the MPH Joinery Yorkshire and Derbyshire League Division One for the second time in third seasons.

They won the title after a comprehensive victory over Parkhead, posting 214-8 and then bowling out their opponents for just 135 to register their 15th win from their 17 games played to date.

Sheffield University Staff moved to second after David Wardle’s 131 helped them to 232-5 against De La Salle, who were bowled out for 131.

Hollinsend Meths hammered their way to 289 and dismissed relegated Grindleford for 136.

In the battle to avoid joining Grindleford in Division Two, Apperknowle took the upper hand with a six wicket victory over near neighbours Hundall.

The result sealed Apperknowle’s place in the top flight, and condemned Hundall to Division Two.

Sheffield Centralians made a good effort to overcome Stocksbridge’s 182, finishing just ten runs short.

In Division Two, already-promoted Ashford in the Water were bowled out for a mere 118 by Calver, who then struggled to 103 all out thanks to Peter Marsden’s 5-25.

An impressive 74 from Matt Root, father of Joe and Billy, saw Sheffield Collegiate IV to 235-5, and then four wickets from Josh Varley restricted Sheffield Civil Service to 209-7.

Civil Service are promoted, but need to win next week and hope Ashford lose, to win the title.