Breathtaking Attock show their title class


Attock won the Clash of the Champions in breathtaking style to put their seal on Premier Division title glory.

Last season’s champions Sheffield Collegiate were restricted to 113-7, Angelo Joseph top-scoring with 34, and then openers Farooq Alam, 62 and that man Jaco Castle, 54 blasted Attock to a 10 wicket win inside six overs!

Relegation-threatened Al-Mahdi made 128-8 (Sarfraz Ali 32; Ihtisham Mohammed 3-23) in their must-win clash against Khan. Openers Nazam Mohammed, 64 and Fayyaz Mohammed, 41, looked to have guided Khan to an easy win but with only two wickets down, they couldn’t score the run they needed for victory and the game was tied.

Jack Snelling’s 48 helped Waterworks to total 129-7 and despite a rapid 42 not out from Sheraz Azam, Sheffield Friends closed nine runs short with seven wickets down. TOA were relegated after their defeat to Darnall.

With Frecheville having already clinched the Division A Championship, Kashmir won the race for the other promotion spot after their victory over Millhouses Works.

Kashmir ran up 144 (Zabe Javed 36, Wasim Aslam 34) and although opener Russell Walch cracked 67 and Adam Burkinshaw weighed in with 39, Millhouses fell 10 runs short with four wickets down (Wasim Aslam 3-18).

Caribbean made 105-5 (Saman Khursheed 53) against Norton Woodseats whose opener James Eyre made 49 but the game ended in yet another tie (Saman Khursheed 3-20).

Abbeydale totalled 93-7 (Carl Wilson 3-15) and Outokumpo were made to struggle before they eventually secured a two wicket win (Ikrar Khan 3-21).

Division B champions, Hollinsend racked up 144-6 (Sam Vessey 42, Lewis Commander 33) and then held Telecom to 120-3 (Dave Budd 38).

Nether Edge’s 143-6 (Usman Riaz 54; Yousay Anwar 3-28) proved far too good for Aviva who were scuttled for just 68 (Iggy Mohammed 3-32).

Richmond, who lead the way in Division C, lost their unbeaten record against second-placed Hallam Lodgers .. and how! They were limited to 98-5 (Paul Trenell 3-31) and David Mason then hit an unbeaten 56 as the Lodgers reached their target with nine wickets in hand.

Woodhouse reached 98-7 (Dan Postlethwaite 50; Adam Russell 3-31) but Transport’s run chase ran out of gas just two runs shy with the last pair together (Andy Bagley 4-11). There was a third tie at Beauchief as The Wednesday scored 103-7 and Brincliffe, matched it with eight wickets down.