Six-wicket haul for ace Peach

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It was cold and wet and only a handful of games survived the weather but there were some significant results nonetheless.

At Holmesfield, the defending champions of Division One mustered just 77 (C Vickers 4-6), which Stocksbridge passed with one wicket down (A Siddall 44no) to confirm the newly-promoted side as division leaders.

Hollinsend Methodist were shot out for 64 (Sam Wainwright 8-32), but when De La Salle slipped to 12-6, this looked like a winning score.

Again at 49-9, Hollinsend were in charge, but the last pair somehow scraped DLS home to win by one wicket (C.Jones 5-13).

Parkhead made 135 all out (C Turner 48, J Parkin 4-27), but then routed Sheffield Centralians for 46 (C Turner 5-26 J Woolway 4-10).

In Division Two, Bakewell scored 142-5 (D Hadfield 44no), then bowled out Parkhead II for 130 (O Renton 54 R Peach 6-23).

With the match between the top two Grindleford and Apperknowle being cancelled, third placed Civil Service closed the gap with a narrow two wicket win at Ashford in the Water, who were all out for 124 (P Carrington 50, Latchi 5-35). D Whitby made 40 not out for Civil Service.

In a rain reduced 36 overs a side, Weston Park hit an impressive 206-4 with Jatinder Kumar Gupta 108 runs off 70 balls 13 fours and four sixes, Jayaram Mohanamurali 56 runs off 76 balls, five fours and one six.

Baslow batted out time to end at 114-5.

In Division Three, just one game survived the Friday night downpour.

Home side Sheffield Transport were inserted on a very muddy track and could only muster 62 in bitterly cold conditions. Whittington Wanderers earned themselves a share of the top spot as Mick Pashley and Dave Vickery guided them to an eight-wicket victory.

In Division Four, Harry Simpson claimed 5-17 for Coal Aston III as visitors Shardlows closed on 108.

Despite 45 from Grant Woolley, Mark Joyce (4-18) and Ian Gillott (4-15) saw Coal Aston dismissed six short of their victory target.

Rob Fenwick (6-15) and Paul Lally (4-8) combined to send Stocksbridge III back for just 24.

Inevitably, the result at Beauchief Hall saw De La Salle run out as ten wicket winners.

Chris Bradbury (43no) guided Chesterfield Barbarians II to 148-7 away at Youlgreave Lodge.

The Lodge could only reply with 95 despite a battling 40 from Simon Yates.

Rob Atkinson claimed 5-3 for the Barbs including a hat-trick.

In Division Five, there was deja-vu for Hathersage II, who have yet to make it on to the field of play; their game away at Ashford in the Water II cancelled due to the conditions.

Every other scheduled fixture saw some action.

Martin Chedgey hit 68no for Apperknowle II as they compiled 165ao.

That man Chedgey weighed in with 3-28 alongside Scott (3-16) as Hallam IV were dismissed for 133.

Jamie Jewitt (40) and Glen Hugill (53) were the mainstays of a competent 182ao for visitors Sheffield Civil Service II.

Long standing opener Jon Denby had other ideas for Chesterfield Barbarians III with a superlative 133no as the Barbs claimed a two wicket win.

Apperknowle III finally took their bow in Division Five as 41 from Daniel Loughlin steered them to a useful 152-8 despite 4-13 from Ridgeway II skipper Kevin Roberts.

David Denton (4-2) saw home side Ridgeway II dismissed for 75.

Veteran left armer John Allender claimed 6-24 as Whittington Wanderers II crawled to 53ao at a saturated Brearley Park.

The Wanderers made a decent fist of the reply but Hundall II scraped home by two wickets.