SLIDESHOW: South Kirkby give survival hopes a boost with victory over Pledwick

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South Kirkby 2nds gave their Pontefract League Division 4 survival hopes a boost thanks to victory over basement side Pledwick on Saturday.

Martyn Crookes (61) and Ryan Johnson (45) led the way with the bat as Kirkby chalked-up 162-3 in reply to Pledwick’s 158-7 to secure eight points that ease their drop fears.

BIG HIT: Ryan Johnson in action for South Kirkby.

BIG HIT: Ryan Johnson in action for South Kirkby.

Kirkby will hope to take their winning momentum into Saturday’s home match against Bentley Colliery.

It was also a good day for South Kirkby 1sts as Nick Percival smashed 110 to guide his side to victory at Rothwell.

Percival’s knock helped Kirkby to 206-7 and Max Herigate snared 4-41 as the hosts were stopped short on 168.

Kirkby visit third-placed Streethouse on Saturday.

Click on the link to view a slideshow of action pictures from Saturday’s match between South Kirkby and Pledwick, and see Thursday’s Express for a full round-up of all the latest cricket action.