In Division One of the Sheaf Sports Yorkshire & Derbyshire Cricket League, with Stocksbridge having no fixture this weekend, Parkhead took full advantage to take the top spot by beating Hathersage.
However, this was not without alarms as Parkhead were all out for only 118 (E.Henderson 5-40) and once again were indebted to Chris Turner who took 6-26 to send the home team back for 86.
Hollinsend Methodists made a useful 187 (M.Parker 66).
Holmesfield’s reply got off to blistering start, but When Nick Rosling was dismissed for 56 out of an opening partnership of 70, Taku Nyabezi tore through the champion’s batting returning figures of 8-47 to see Holmesfield crash to 116 all out.
Calver were bowled out 150 (J.Mundy 45, C.Gibirdi 5-54) and De La Salle cruised to a win by 7 wickets (S.White 76).
Sheffield University Staff totalled 181-3 with Paul Kerry hitting a fine 101. Hundall replied with great gusto, but were all out just 4 runs shy of the Staff total. (M.Dawson 63, S.Hickton 42, D.Needham 4-39).
In Division Two Apperknowle have the top of the table to themselves after dismissing Weston Park for 118 and going on to a 7 wicket win (J.Bagley 55*).
Dronfield Woodhouse made 165-9 (C.Sanders 50, P.Burke 46), which Grindleford passed with 3 wickets down (J.Tiffin 78*).
Grindleford drop back slightly behind Apperknowle at the top.
Ashford totalled 151 (J.Carrington 42), Parkhead II reaching the target with 5 down (P.Mountstephen 56).
Sheffield Civil Service hit 183-6 (S.Frier 66) and then sent back lowly Baslow for 112 (D.Whitby 6-25, Steve Frier 4-11) to keep the Service right up there in the mix at the top of the table.
Ridgeway could muster only 85 (R.Reed 6-41), Bakewell struggled, but ran out winners by 4 wickets.
In Division Three, struggling Sheffield Zingari were routed for 51 (J.Needham 6-7, D.Turner 4-24), Whittington Wanderers lost two wickets in reaching the target to secure their place at the top of the division.
In Division Four, Totley Sports II racked up a mammoth 312-6 (N.Birks 62, G.Birks 50, T.Sohail 50, A.Birks 40) at Graves Park. Richmond responded gamely, but were 152 all out (S.Burton 60, A.Hussain 5-57). At Beauchief, Youlgreave’s 130 all out was underpinned by a superb 65 from young Jack McMahon. De La Salle II went on to record a comfortable, if rather pedestrian, win by 8 wickets (S.Johns 47, T.Bradshaw 43).
This keeps up the pressure on at the top of the table, as the Beauchief team are just 2 points shy of near neighbours Totley.
Coal Aston III made 138-9 (A.Slack 5-41), which was passed by Chesterfield Barbarians II with 7 down (J. Atkins 60). Walkley were shot out for 66, thanks to 7-16 from Anuj Bahl.
Sheffield Medics went on to surgical win by 9 wickets. Sheffield Centralians II made 179-7, to which Shardlows responded with 150-9.
In Division Five, Hundall II head the division after posting 185-6 (R.Simpson 71, S.Wigfield 46) and then skittling Woodhouse for a mere 67. S
econd place, only 2 points back, are Chesterfield Barbarians III. This week they scored 158-8 (J.Denby 72, M.Wilcockson 5-58) and then bowled out Whittington Wanderers II for 107 (A.Robson 42, T.Rolfe 4-9).
Sheffield Collegiate V racked up 192-6 (R.Brown 55*) and sent back Ashford for 144 (I.Davy 4-31) to keep Collegiate up with the leaders.
In the most local of local derbies, Apperknowle III scored 156 (J.Nicholls 40, J.Thompson 4-26), but then saw their 2nd team ease to a 5 wicket win (A.Molloy 48).
Sheffield Civil Service II were dismissed for just 99, which was surpassed by Baslow II with 5 wickets in hand.