Batting display not enough to save Frickley

Phil Crapper hit a brilliant century for Hemsworth.
Phil Crapper hit a brilliant century for Hemsworth.

Frickley Colliery CC remain in danger near the foot of the Pontefract and District Cricket League Division 1 after defeat away to Stainborough on Saturday.

Frickley were chasing the home side’s total of 271 to win, thanks to a brilliant 145 from Tom Atkinson.

Frickley were in impressive form with the bat as they went in search of a much-needed win, but ultimately ran out of time as they finished on 222-3, with Steve Secker, Lovepreet Singh and Greg Johnson all scoring half-centuries.

Frickley face high-flying Streethouse at home this weekend, and are desperately in need of a win to halt their slide down the table.

Frickley 2nds also slipped to defeat in Division 3 with a ten-wicket loss at home to West Bretton.

David Myers’ hit of 72 was not enough as Daniel Wood took six wickets to reduce the home side to 166-7.

Jonathan Winward then hit a brilliant 107 not out as the visitors raced to a winning total of 170 without dropping a single wicket.

Rock-bottom Frickley face Streethouse away on Saturday.

South Kirkby continued their good run of form with a comfortable win at home to Monk Bretton in Division 1.

Nick Crooks took four wickets for the hosts as Monk Bretton were dismissed for 173, despite Green’s 61.

Kirkby then eased to a winning total for the loss of four wickets, Bowering finishing unbeaten on 61 and Jake Rimmington reaching 60.

South Kirby will look to extend their winning run this weekend as they host third-placed Fairburn.

South Kirkby 2nds pulled off a magnificent win on Saturday as they shocked Division 4 leaders Rossington.

Martyn Crooks’ unbeaten 60 helped visitors Kirkby reach 192-8 in their innings, and they were in full control as they reduced runaway leaders Rossington to 172-9 to complete a stunning win.

Colin Sherrington scored 50 not out for Rossington, but it proved in vain as they slipped to a rare defeat.

South Kirkby 2nds will be forced to wait to build on that win as their scheduled clash with Peglers next Saturday has been called off after the home team resigned from the league.

Nostell sit top of the Pontefract and District Cricket League Division 2 after a thrilling last-ball win over third-placed Sandal.

Batting first, Nostell lost early wickets but clawed their way to 184-9 thanks to Matt Rowett’s 43.

Sandal also lost batsmen early on, but were left needing ten from the final over to win, with two wickets remaining.

A Tim Oram catch meant Sandal needed four from the last ball for victory, but a poor shot was caught by Dale Evans to complete the win.

Nostell entertain Crofton this weekend.

Hemsworth Miners Welfare CC remain sixth in Division 2 after victory over Crofton on Saturday.

Philip Crapper hit a glorious unbeaten 109 as the home side finished on 212-5, and they then skittled Crofton out for 153, Lee Perks taking four wickets for the hosts.

Hemsworth 2nds also took a win at the weekend as they thrashed Thorpe Audlin by eight wickets in Division 7.

With the home side dismissed for 170, Lee Sykes and John Briggs hit 69 and 47 respectively to take their side past the winning post for the loss of just two wickets.

Hemsworth face Thurnscoe away this weekend, while the 2nds host Pledwick.

Ryhill and Havercroft found the winning touch on Saturday as they eased to victory away at Ferrybridge in their Division 4 encounter.

Ryhill’s 15-year-old Jake Taberner, playing in just his third first-team game, took five wickets for 15 runs as the hosts were bowled out for 74.

Ryhill then worked their way up to 75, dropping five wickets along the way.

Ryhill 2nds fared less well, remaining near the bottom of Division 8 after a home loss to Rossington.

Jeremy Sleight scored an unbeaten 65 as Ryhill reached 189-5 in their innings, George Edwards also making 52.

Ryhill looked set for the win as Harvey Hodgson took five wickets for his side, but Rossington dug in and clawed their way to victory thanks to Scott Johnson’s 82, as they finished on 193-9, an agonizing one-wicket win.

Ryhill host Monk Bretton on Saturday, while the 2nds visit Notton.