Ward’s 72 keeps leaders on top

Division One leaders Holmesfield, rattled up a huge score of 305-7. Chief run makers were David Ward 72, T.Brown 70 and M.Rodgers 42.

Bottom of the table Apperknowle made a spirited reply, A.Crookes making a fine 82 in an all-out total of 195 (D.Pearson 4-50).

Second-placed Millhouses Works kept up the pressure on the leaders with an easy win at Hundall. Works replied with 76-1.

Parkhead stay in third place. They set visitors, De La Salle OB a difficult target, scoring 267. De La Salle made a very good reply getting close at 234-8.

Sheffield Centralians were shot out for just 57 by fourth-placed Sheffield University Staff. Staff then raced to a seven-wicket win at 58-3.

Top run maker of the day in this division, was James Newsome of Hollinsend Meths, who hit 112 out of his side’s total of 214-7. Hathersage, were then dismissed for 147 (M.Ghayas 54).

In Division Two, Stocksbridge are already the champions. They remain unbeaten after another win, this time at Weston Park.

Calver returned to winning ways and kept up their promotion challenge as they dismissed Hallam 3rds for 91 (Ed Coxhead 4-24). They replied with 92-2.

Dronfield Woodhouse had an excellent home win over second-placed Sheffield Civil Service to join them on level points.

Woodhouse made 229-8 (Steve Vessey 49). In reply Civil Service were all out for 185 (K.Lewis 5-62).

Ashford had a good home win over Millhouses Works 2nds. The visitors made a useful 194-7. The home side made a fine 197-3 in reply (Henson 61no, Davis 45).

Ridgeway totalled 178-9 at Sheffield Transport. This proved to be too much for the home side, who were then bowled out for 137.

In Division Three, Whittington Wanderers, the prolific Paul Fletcher hit 70 out of his side’s 175-8.

Sheffield Collegiate 4ths made a winning reply of 176-5, which keeps them in second place in the table.

Third-placed Sheffield University Staff were pleased to bowl out league leaders Baslow for 126 (J.Keer 44). They however could only must 76 in reply, losing by 50 runs.

Bakewell kept in the promotion frame scoring an impressive 217-6 (J.Wallace 78) at home to Shardlows, who sent them back for 98 (M.Clarke 4-38).

Stocksbridge 2nds are in good form. They made 244-9 at Richmond who were sent back for just 67.

Millhouses Works 3rds, 234-6, Totley replied with 235-5.

In Division Four, Chesterfield Barbarians 2nds were bowled out by leaders Totley Sports 2nd for 181 (Keith Barratt 50) in reply Totley hit 182-4.

Sheffield Zingari 140-6, Sheffield Centralians 2nd 137 all out.

Coal Aston 3rds 170-4 (Woolley 84), had a six-wicket win at Apperknowle 2nds who they bowled out for 168.

Walkley defeated Hundall 2nds. They bowled out the visitors for 145 and replied with 147-1.

Hollinsend 2nds 110-6 had a four-wicket win at home to Hathersage 2nds who were all out for 109.

Division Five leaders Stocksbridge 3rds won at Chesterfield Barbarians 3rds. They bowled the home side out for 111 and in reply made 112-4.

Sheffield Collegiate 5ths had a two- wicket win over improving Whittington Wanderers 2nds. They replied to the visitors total of 122 all out with 125-8.

Hallam 4ths made an impressive 219 and then restricted the home side, Baslow 2nds to 189-7, A.Elleker hitting 62 for Baslow.

Sheffield Medics 222-8, Sheffield Civil Service 2nd 101.