Millhouses class too mauch for Apperknowle

The gap between the bottom and top was highlighted when Division One leaders Millhouses Works entertained struggling Apperknowle.

Millhouses scored an impressive 235-9 from their 46 overs with useful contributions from Iain Mallet, 43, Stewart, 45 and Woods, 46. Apperknowle were never in the hunt closing their innings on 99-8 (S Mumtaz 4-16).

Second in the table Parkhead bounced back from last week’s defeat to Millhouses, with victory at Hollinsend Meths. Batting first they made 181-8, with Walsh making a fine 61 but the home side put up some firm resistance before closing their innings at 152-9 (Michael Parker 42, Chris Turner 4-47)

Third place Holmesfield posted 177-9 at Centralians, with Jimmy Pearson again amongst the runs, making a useful 54 and then limited their opponents to 158-9 (Schofield 67).

Sheffield University Staff had an easy eight wicket home win over Hathersage who were shot out for 65 with Beatson the top scorer with 15. Kandasany returned the best bowling figures of 3 for 6. In reply, Staff reached 68-2 with Sharma notching an unbeaten 27.

Sean White hit his fourth half century in his last five innings with a top score of 67 in De la Salle’s 140-6 which brough them a four wicket win over Hundall (136).

Stocksbridge, the only unbeaten side in the entire league, march on at the top of Division Two after an emphatic win at third-placed Sheffield Civil Service. They bowled the home side out for 120 (Vickers 4-37) and James Ward then hit a fine 70 in their reply of 121-2. Second in the table, Calver won their eighth match in a row at home to Dronfield Woodhouse. Ed Coxhead smashed 94, including nine sixes in their 234-8 and they then sent the visitors back for 145 despite another fine innings of 83 from Chris Sanders. Doug Howie returned 5-37.

Division Three leaders Baslow suffered their second defeat of the season at Sheffield Collegiate 4ths. They were bowled out for 121 and the home side lost just two wickets in reaching their target with Rooke’s 62 leading the way.

Totley 2nds are the new Division Four leaders after a three wicket win at Apperknowle 2nds who made 172 (Abbas 5-56), Totley reaching their target for the loss of seven wickets. Kahan top scored with 47.

Stocksbridge 3rds moved up to second place in Division Five after a 14-run victory over leaders Sheffield Medics. They made 248-6, with Merfin hitting 84 and Siddall 81 amd Medics fell just short on 234 (Masroor 69, Sachin 81; Howe 4-21).