YORKSHIRE PREMIER SOUTH @ ABBEYDALE PARK
9 JUNE 2018 --- 12 NOON
|ABBEYDALE PARK ON A SUNNY DAY|
Day two then of the extended sporting weekend and after International Polo yesterday, see previous blog, it was back to the, often, more relaxing game of cricket. A small journey sees the train fly past Dore and Totley station before changing in Sheffield to come back to our destination by once again a rammed to overloaded Northern Rail train on the all stopping Peak District route, thankfully within a few minutes it was time to decamp and soon seeking out the local Tesco which is just five minutes past the ground always handy for the hopping fraternity and non more so than in a full 'dayer' at the cricket.
|CRICKET TO THE FORE WITH SHEFFIELD RUFC IN THE BACKGROUND|
|MATCH ACTION WITH COLLEGIATE BATTING|
|BARNSLEY CAPTAIN HAIDER JAHANGIR APPEALS FOR LBW|
|COLLEGIATE LOOK TO SWEEP BARNSLEY AWAY|
|A WELL EARNED DRINKS BREAK FOR COLLEGIATE DURING THE BARNSLEY REPLY|
With Sheffield winning the toss and batting first they lost wickets at steady intervals although the scoreboard was ticking along and by the time Rafiq had fallen at 158 for 7 there looked a danger of being dismissed for a manageable score with overs not fully used up. Up stepped Eldred and Varley who added 74 undefeated that saw Collegiate reach 232 for 7 that even before Barnsley batted looked a good ask. For the visitors Ali Jahangir was the pick of the bowlers with 4 for 65 in 14 overs.
With the tea time dash to the commercial enterprise previously mentioned for a refrigerated sandwich and a few other bits and bobs arrival back at Abbeydale was just in time for the Barnsley reply.
|BARNSLEY MOUNT THEIR REPLY|
|SHEFFIELD CONTINUE THEIR DEFENCE|
With a swift lift back as previously mentioned base was arrived at by 7.30pm from an enjoyable day 2 of 3 in this sporting bonanza moving on to Sunday and Sheffield Eagles and The Olympic Legacy Park.