Ackworth bring House down twice

Steve Secker hit an unbeaten 77 as South Kirkby inflicted Brook-Walton's first defeat this season.
Steve Secker hit an unbeaten 77 as South Kirkby inflicted Brook-Walton's first defeat this season.

Ackworth stayed in the chase for a league and cup double by beating Streethouse twice last weekend.

Ackworth won Saturday’s Division One game at Whinney Lane by seven wickets and came out on again when they hosted Streethouse in the Dyson-Skidmore Trophy quarter-finals the next day.

Joe Seddon’s unbeaten 63 guided Ackworth to a seven-wicket win on Saturday after Craig Walker (4-27) and Kieran McIntyre (3-25) routed Streethouse for 103.

Dave Harris (63no) and Danny Bridges (58) top-scored as Ackworth posted 205-6 on Sunday.

Johannes Van Ee’s 39 was in vain for Streethouse who were toppled for 147 by Walker (3-20), Chris Wathen (2-21) and McIntyre (2-16).

Ackworth host South Kirkby and Rossington Main visit holders Brook-Walton in the semi-finals on Sunday, July 17.

South Kirkby enjoyed a successful weekend. They inflicted Brook Walton’s first defeat of the season on Saturday and then beat Fairburn in the Dyson-Skidmore Trophy.

Brayden Clark (95), Liam Rollin (34), Ritchie Bresnan (4-15) and Liam Rollin (3-36) were Kirkby’s match-winners against Fairburn.

Steve Secker (77no), Liam Rollin (41no) and Clark (33) steered Kirkby to 193-3 at Brook-Walton who were dismissed for 174 by Ritchie Bresnan (4-46), Dale Woolsey (3-42) and Adam Rollin (3-38).

Mark Robinson (51) and Peter Ferguson (34) were Brook’s top scorers.

Brook bounced back with a 10-wicket win against Whitley Bridge in the Dyson-Skidmore Trophy.

Brook will aim to reach the National Village Cup quarterfinals in only their third season when they host previous Lord’s finalists Sessay on Sunday.

Defending Division One champions Fairburn are six points clear of second-placed Sandal after beating Askern by 57 runs on Saturday thanks to Craig Piggott (90), Arunava Banerjee (3-26) and Ken Atkinson (3-25).,

Danny Riley and Ian Shuttleworth both struck 58 and Lee Geldard snapped up 4-16 as Sandal maintained their title challenge by beating Frickley Colliery by 132 runs.

Old Sharlston bagged their first league win this season by defeating Hatfield Town by 38 runs.

Division Two promotion chasers Knottingley were indebted to Matthew Stones (41), Jack Pugh (30), skipper Edward Wilson (30no and 2-20) and Andrew Lund (3-37) for a four-wicket victory against Featherstone whose defeat was hard on captain Adam Perry (60 and 3-43), George Reed-Hill (43) and Todd Davis (3-47).

Craig Webster (22) was the only batsman who reached double figures as Hemsworth Miners Welfare were skittled for 66 in a six-wicket home defeat against Darton.

Glasshoughton’s Alex Clemo (3-27) and Darren Sharp (3-6) dismissed Barnby Dun for 157 but the Castleford side managed only 96 in reply.

Chasing Rossington Main’s 264-9 that featured 112 by Pete Mawdsley, Allerton Bywater fell 98 runs short when they were all out for 166.

Jacob Wright (5-43), Tom Greenwood(49) and Mohammed Tokir (48) were Allerton’s best performers.

Chris Welburn (63) and Lewis Longstaff (53 and 5-21) gave Whitley Bridge the edge against Stainborough.

Openers Eddie Dixon (89) and Simon Booth (62no) shone as Rothwell won a 36-over match against Notton, for whom Lee Learie hit an unbeaten half-century.

Glasshoughton require first-team players for their Division Two side. Anyone interested is asked to contact Craig Bryant on 07709756249 or Tony Gale on 07890085688.

Glasshoughton are holding a charity match on Sunday, August 7, to raise money for leukemia and Alzheimer’s research. A retired Glasshoughton player is having treatment for leukemia and another player’s mother died last year with Alzheimer’s so the club aim to raise money to split between the charities.

It has been confirmed that Sandal and Brook-Walton are both leaving the Pontefract League to join the Bradford Premier League next season.