Streethouse cut gap at top of table to 14 points

Captain Robin Sykes hit an unbeaten 41 as Fairburn beat Whitley Bridge by nine wickets.
Captain Robin Sykes hit an unbeaten 41 as Fairburn beat Whitley Bridge by nine wickets.

STREETHOUSE 2nds beat Pontefract and District Cricket League Division Three leaders Thurnscoe Institute by three wickets in Saturday’s top of the table clash at Whinney Lane.

It put second-placed Streethouse 14 points behind Thurnscoe with four matches remaining.

Streethouse recovered from 26-2 to finish on 197-7 thanks to Steve Goodwin (56no), Craig Bryant (35), Michael Tucker (30) and Stuart Camm (26).

Camm (4-52) and Geoff Hunt (4-28) limited Thurnscoe’s reply to 145-9.

Hundhill Hall won by five wickets at Bentley Colliery who were sent collapsing from 20-1 to 40 all out by Reece Johnson (3-24) and Jed Wilkinson (3-10).

Pollington conceded Saturday’s fixture at Thorpe Audlin.

Ackworth regained top spot in Division Four when their opponents Frickley Colliery conceded.

Ackworth are now two points ahead of Pledwick who have a match in hand.

All rounder Jack Hart was in superb form as Ferrybridge Power Station coasted to a 155-run win against Sykehouse.

Hart (68), Neal Patel (64) and Richard Wood (36) supplied the bulk of Ferrybridge’s total of 226-7.

Hart then claimed 9-21 off 12.3 overs to topple Sykehouse for 71.

He was denied all ten wickets when Craig Ellison ran out opener Ken Manning.

Bailey Hopkins (18) scored more than half South Kirkby’s runs as they managed only 31 in a nine-wicket defeat against Stainborough.

Nathan Beck and captain Robin Sykes shared an unbroken century partnership in Fairburn’s nine-wicket win at Whitley Bridge in Division Five East.

Robbie Bancroft (6-23 from 11.3 overs) bowled out Whitley Bridge for 138, despite Nathaniel Reeson’s 62.

Fairburn comfortably knocked off the runs thanks to Beck (54no) and Sykes (41no).

Leaders Hemsworth Miners Welfare won by 66 runs at Featherstone.

Welfare lost their first four batsmen cheaply but recovered to finish on 130 after David Scurfield (34) and Lee Perks (31) led the fightback.

Ian Sykes (4-31 from 11 overs), Joe Colley (2-27), Jacob Merrick (2-33) and Niall Charles (1-5) were Featherstone’s wicket-takers.

Steve Perks picked up 4-22, Lee Perks 3-3 and Liam Murphy 2-16) as Featherstone were dismissed for 64.

Eggbborough Power Station’s Ashley Shaw struck 115 off 116 balls and shared a century stand with Drew Pearson whose unbeaten 80 featured five sixes and nine fours and came off 53 deliveries.

Chasing Eggborough’s 255-6, Thurscoe Institute were bowled out for 106 by James Brook (6-28) and Liam Longfield (2-14).

Askern conceded their game at Knottingley.

Glasshoughton eased to a nine-wicket victory at Darton in Division Five West.

Veteran Peter Cockroft (3-29 from 5.5 overs) and Conor Boulton (3-53 from 12) kept Darton at 115-8.

Boulton hit an unbeaten 50 off 47 balls in an unbroken 95-run stand with captain Tony Gale (44no) as Glasshoughton overhauled the target.

Adam Briddon’s superb bowling spell was the highlight of Ferrybridge Power Station’s 67-run win at Sykehouse in Division Six East.

Briddon took 6-20 off 12 overs as Sykehouse were routed for 56, replying to Ferrybridge’s total of 123 that featured a half century by Sam Angell.

Hensall beat Pegler by four wickets.