Ward takes 4-71 and hits half ton

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All rounder David Ward is having a great season and he played a major role in Holmesfield’s win at bottom of the table Hundall.

Ward hit 53 in his side’s total of 189-7 (P.Yardy 5-61).

He then took 4-71 as the home side made a good reply falling 19 runs short at 170 all out (David Marsh 59).

Division One leaders Parkhead showed their why they have made a good start to the season with an emphatic win at home over Apperknowle.

The visitors posted a very good 223 all out (A. Crookes 81, P Loughlin 59).

The home side were not daunted by this as they hit 224-1 in reply. This was due to a magnificent 121 from W.Helliwell and an unbeaten 78 from Burkinshaw.

In Division Two Weston Park were quickly brought down to earth after last week’s massive score.

They were bowled out for just 94 at Dronfield Woodhouse. Pick of the bowlers being I. Robinson 4-46 and K. Lewis 4-43.

The home side racing to an eight-wicket win with C.Sanders hitting an unbeaten 46.

Stocksbridge are the division’s leaders.

Batting first at home to Ashford they posted a score of 171 all out (W.Hughes 50, J.Tomlinson 41), then dismissed the visitors for 125, Les Harris bowling superbly with figures of 7-19.

Calver had a six-wicket win at home over Civil Service.

The away side batted first and made 170 with E.Coxhead claiming 6-71 and Frier again among the runs hitting a quick 50.

Tim Hilton acored the majority of the home side’s runs with an excellent unbeaten 96 in their 172-6

Grindleford had a good home win over Millhouses Works 2nd. They made a modest total of 126 (R.Khan 4-30, P.Holmes 4-27), but bowled the visitors out for 84 (Bingley 5-27) to win by 42 runs.

Ridgeway are going through a difficult period. They were all out for 64 (D.Andrews 7-16) chasing Hallam 3rd ‘s 165-9 (J.Stewart 48, Cooper 4-39).

Division Three leaders Baslow were made to fight to keep their 100 per cent winning record at the lovely ground of Bakewell.

Batting first they totalled 179-8 (C.Cowley 41). The home side made a good reply finally being dismissed for 155 (A.Hone 4-28)

Whittington Wanderers 128-6 had a good win over Sheffield University Staff 2nd 26 (J.Needham 7-26, P.Fletcher no).

Division Four leaders Totley Sports had a five-wicket victory over Coal Aston 3rds. They made 181-5 (N.Abdul 66) in reply to the visitors 180-7 (G.Woolley 51, R. Wildman 42).

Apperknowle 2nd 127-9 (Booker 6-43) were beaten at home by Youlgreave Lodge 128-3 (Podmore 48no, Thorpe 46 no).

Chesterfield Barbarians 2nds 135-7 had a three-wicket victory over Hundall 2nd 131 (S.Hoole 5-37). This moved them up to second in the table.

Walkley hit an excellent score of 271-8 (R.Wing 122, P.Siddall 69). This proved too much for Hathersage 2nd 155 (M.Rhodes 70, T.Frith 5-27).

In Division Five, there was a super century for P McGrath who hit 160 in Ashford 2nds 272-2 (O.Watson 60). Whittington Wanderers 2nds were then rushed out for just 59.

Ridgeway 2nds were also bowled out for a low score of 78 in reply to Hallam 4ths 186-9.

Civil Service 2nds 105-1 (J.Jewitt 40 no) had an easy win at home over winless Chesterfield Barbarians 3rd (T.Rolf 47 no).