Asif's quick burst sends Barnsley toppling towards defeat

David Paynter on his way to 74 for Pool in their 245-4dec before Otley won with a ball to spare at 246-7 (Picture: Steve Riding).David Paynter on his way to 74 for Pool in their 245-4dec before Otley won with a ball to spare at 246-7 (Picture: Steve Riding).
David Paynter on his way to 74 for Pool in their 245-4dec before Otley won with a ball to spare at 246-7 (Picture: Steve Riding).
Any hopes Barnsley had of repeating the form that recently gave them victory over defending Yorkshire South Premier champions Wakefield Thornes disappeared in the opening over when Wickersley's Umaid Asif claimed three wickets.

He went on to take 7-37 as Barnsley were skittled out for 64 with only Steven Nuttall (32no) showing any resistance. The visitors knocked off the runs in 12.1 overs.

Matthew Cartwright hit an unbeaten 103 and with the help of Nicholas Smit (46) and Tim Shaw (47) saw Aston Hall to 258-9 which might have been even higher but for Chesney Hughes, who slowed things with four wickets in eight balls.

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Nevertheless, the total was too rich for Sheffield & Phoenix, who managed just 118 of which Rodney Shridath Ray made 52.

Tom Rowley’s third century of the season was the highlight of Sheffield Collegiate’s 235 and Matt Dixon’s 6-43 spell saw Wakefield Thornes bowled out for 169.

That keeps Collegiate neck and neck at the top with Whitley Hall, who survived a spirited chase by Cleethorpes to win by seven runs.

Chris Siddall (89) and James Moorhouse (52) put on 118 and with Greig Batty hitting five sixes in his 49, Hall cruised to 266-9.

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With Vusimuzi Sibanda (52) and Alex Osmond (60) leading the way, the visitors were well up with the run rate until Osmond’s dismissal, and even an unbeaten from 29 from Matthew Cliffe could not get his side over the line.

Steve Foster (70no) and Archie Ogden (51) were the main contributors as Treeton cruised to a 130-run win over Tickhill, while a second-wicket stand of 149 between Will Hale (70no) and Alex Hughes (66) ensure Hallam comfortably passed Appleby Frodingham’s 169.

Yorkshire Premier North leaders Harrogate stamped their authority on the league with victory over second-placed York.

George Ross (78no) and Kellen Bond (62) starred in their 248-3 and despite the efforts of Duncan Snell (40) and Tom Brooks (66) York could only manage 212-7.

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Christopher Bilton (92) and Tom Young (51) put Woodhouse Grange on the way to a 146-run win over Scarborough, while Louis Foxton (121) shared big stands with Adam Fisher (30) and Rob Pinder (86no) as Sheriff Hutton Bridge made light work of beating Clifton Alliance.

Ben Kohler-Cadmore included eight sixes in his sparkling 117 but had to give way in the man-of-the-match stakes to Sam Drury, who followed up an unbeaten 65 with a 4-9 spell in Driffield’s blitzing of Easingwold.

Stuart Boyle (62) top scored in Stamford Bridge’s 197-9 and even though No 10 William Thurgate hit 30 not out, Acomb were 17 short of victory when their last wicket fell.

A century stand between Andrew Simpson (70no) and Chris Grey (43) raised Hull’s hopes at Yorkshire Academy but then the rain ended play.

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With the much anticipated game between the top two washed out, Townville and Pudsey St Lawrence took advantage to mount their challenge.

Nick Lindley scored 110 in Cleckheaton’s 220-9 but that was revised down to 176 and Townville grabbed a tie that moves them into second place.

Mark Robertshaw (133) and Barrie Frankland (70) led the way in Saints’ 324-6 and even the adjusted target of 279 was far too much for Batley despite the efforts of Muhammad Khan (86no).

Umer Yaqoob’s 7-46 spell restricted Pudsey Congs to 114, setting up a five-wicket win for East Bierley, while Luke Jarvis (5-12) and Simon Lambert (66no) were the architects of New Farnley’s win over Lightcliffe.

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A last-wicket stand of 61 between Elliot Richardson (39) and Jack McGahan (27no) helped Woodlands to 165 with Jack Hartley taking six wickets. Bradford & Bingley went past the revised total with six wickets in hand.

Collingham came out on top of the two Aire Wharfe sides without a win when Toby Jacklin (6-13) and Christopher Bridge, who included a hat-trick in his 4-24, dismissed North Leeds for 38.

Vic Craven (105) and Karl van Vollenhoven (53no) helped second-placed Bilton to 225-4 but Steve Bullen (104no) and Alex Lilley (61) ensured Beckwithshaw stayed on top with a win with just one ball left.