THE Premier Division title was signed, sealed and delivered by Attock in top-class style.
They restricted Sheffield Friends to 96-8 and then lost just one wicket in reaching their target, with an unbeaten 44 from Khalid Rehman and 30 not out from Iftikhar Afzal.
Billy Root cracked 51 in Collegiate’s 175-6 and Ah-Mahdi’s reply had reached 51-2 when rain ended play which was not what Al-Mahdi wanted considering they needed a win to retain their Premier Division status. Collegiate were however confirmed as runners-up.
Khan were bowled out for 106 (Naz Hussain 4-26) but Darnall wee made to battle and lost seven wickets before they reached their target.
Frecheville were already confirmed as Division A champions but the game between them and Abbeydale was abandoned. Kashmir joined them in the top flight after their five wicket win over Caribbean who they limited to 113-8 (Wasim Aslam 4-18). Khurram Javed 43no and Wasim Aslam 33, led the reply and defeat condemned Caribbean to a second successive relegation.
Millhouses Works joined them in Division B after their defeat by University Staff. Works could only muster 86-8 (Suhas Nawada 4-23) but Staff only reached their target in the final over with eight wickets down (Adam Burkinshaw 4-17, Chris Turner 3-15).
Outokumpo made 129-5 (Dale Weldon 53) and Norton Woodseats, galvanised by the need to win to stay up, smashed their way to victory by nine wickets (David Armitage 53, James Eyre 30no).
Division B champions Hollinsend Methodists visited Beauchief to play De La Salle, knowing a win would see them undefeated all season. They racked up an impressive 145-4 (Michael Parker 50no) and the home side crawled to 73-5 in reply.
It’s still not clear who will lift the Division C trophy although Richmond are in prime position, three points clear of Hallam Lodgers.