Whitley Hall out in front

Whitley Hall reached the summit of the Ivan Priestley Under-17 division after a comprehensive nine-wicket win at home to Bradfield.

Liam Hague top-scored for the visitors with 35* as they posted 72-4 but Whitley required just 12 overs to knock off the runs, James Martin firing 35* and James Anderson 33*.

Thorncliffe lost their 100 per cent record after sliding to a 20 run defeat against Sheffield Collegiate. Elliot Winter rescued Collegiate from a position of strife, hitting 43 from 35 balls with three 4s and two 6s as they made a competitive 115-8. Michael Denton gave the Thorncliffe reply some early impetus with a quickfire 35 but after his dismissal they collapsed to 95-8, Matt Lee doing the damage with 3-24.

Danny Mines had impressive figures of 3-12 as Hallam sent Shiregreen away empty handed to stay in the hunt for top spot. Shiregreen were all out for a meagre 67, Hallam racing to an eight wicket win.

Sheffield United overcame Hollinsend by six wickets to maintain their winning ways in the Under-17 Leslie Fletcher division. Dain Farrimond’s excellent unbeaten half-century set Hollinsend up to post 118-4 but Lewis Hobbs’ 43* eased United home.

Todd Saxelby’s knock of 52* was in vain as Frecheville went down to defeat at Rotherham Town in the Under-15 George Drabble division. Rotherham overhauled their total with six wickets in hand thanks to opener Jordan Evetts, who hit a quickfire 34 and Elliot May sealed the deal with a forceful 40*.

Aston Hall limited Norton Oakes to 93-5 in their Under-15 Sheaf Sports division clash. Captain Joshua Thompson scored 31 and Callum Semple contributed 26* but Aston responded with 94-3, Richard Nicklin 36*, Sam Terry 29. Bilal Afzal’s superb 53* enabled Millhouses Works to score 120-4 at Wickersley, who fell 23 runs adrift on 97-8.

Bradfield sneaked home by one wicket after they’d dismissed Norton Woodseats for 66 in the Eric Dixon Under-15 division. Charlie Hawkins top scored for Norton with 39 against the bowling of Jack Hague 3-6 while Drubo Tarafdar claimed 4-15 for the losers.