Frickley in danger after Old Sharlston defeat

Steve Secker's knock was not enough to save his team from defeat.
Steve Secker's knock was not enough to save his team from defeat.

Frickley Colliery CC remain in trouble at the bottom of the Pontefract Division 1 after a disappointing home defeat to Old Sharlston last weekend.

Sharlston eased to a winning total of 138 for the loss of four wickets as they rarely looked in trouble against a struggling Frickley side.

Steve Secker had hit an impressive 61 for the hosts as they set Old Sharlston a target on 137 to win the match.

But despite taking four wickets, Frickley were condemned to defeat thanks to Jason Ball’s knock of 57.

Robert Simpson had earlier starred with the ball for Sharlston, taking four wickets for just 24 runs as his side remained in fourth place having played 12 games.

Frickley now sit 11th, just one point clear of bottom club Rothwell, though they do have a game in hand on the teams around them.

Frickley 2nds were also on the losing side as they went down away at Hensall to remain cut adrift at the bottom of Division 3.

Frickley, who have yet to win a game this season, were once again off the pace as Hensall eased to the win.

The away side were dismissed for 120 runs by a rampant Hensall side, who in turn stormed to a winning total without dropping a single wicket.

Batsmen Christopher Woodward and Craig Mainds did the damage for the hosts with impressive knocks of 57 and 51 respectively.

Frickley are now 28 points adrift of second-bottom Darton with a game in hand.

This weekend, Frickley 1sts visit Stainborough, while the second team play host to West Bretton.

South Kirkby made their way towards safety in Division 1 with an impressive victory at Fishlake on Saturday.

Jacob Peacock hit 68 and Mark Walker chipped in with 53 as the visitors set an intimidating total of 222, losing just seven wickets along the way.

In response, Fishlake were skittled out for 179, despite a brave 64 from Peter Roper.

The win sees Kirkby move to seventh in the table, just two points behind Fishlake and nine clear of bottom club Rothwell after 13 games.

Next weekend, South Kirkby face struggling Monk Bretton at home, looking for another win.

Hemsworth Miners Welfare cemented their safe mid-table position in Division 2 with a comprehensive win over Hatfield on Saturday.

Kieron Locke and Philip Crapper starred with the bat for Hemsworth, scoring 48 and 45 respectively as they set Hatfield a total of 141 to chase.

Jack Heritage secured the win as he took five wickets to bowl the hosts out for 136.

Hemsworth face Crofton at home this weekend.

Hemsworth 2nds also won at the weekend with a brilliant victory at home to Hensall.

Hemsworth finished their winnings on 344-4, Richard Locke smashing an unbeaten 102 and Gavin Stevens finishing on 92.

They then dismissed Hensall for just 77, Steven Perks taking five wickets for 17 runs.

Hemsworth 2nds visit Thorpe Audlin on Saturday.

Nostell kept up the pressure on Division 2 leaders Sandal with a solid home win over Thurscoe last weekend.

The hosts finished with 274-5, thanks to a brilliant century from Jason Garrick and an impressive 79 from Matthew Rowett.

They then dismissed Thurscoe for 115, Ken Atkinson grabbing six wickets.

Nostell visit leaders Sandal in a crucial top-of-the-table clash this Saturday.

Nostell 2nds also won in their Division 8 game with Sykehouse.

Having restricted Sykehouse to 150-7 in an excellent fielding display in the heat, Nostell relied on a collective batting display to reach 151-7 and steal a valuable win, Craig Bond top-scoring with 33.

Nostell 2nds will play bottom club Yorkshire Main at home this weekend.

Ryhill and Havercroft climbed further clear of the foot of Division 4 with a narrow win over Rossington.

Having set a total of 139, Ryhill dismissed Rossington for 105, Andrew Bowers taking five wickets for 30 runs.

Ryhill 2nds were not so impressive, losing their Division 8 game at Askern.

Chasing 176, Ryhill were bowled out for 124, leaving them third bottom of the league after 11 games.

Ryhill 1sts face Ferrybridge away this weekend, while the second team will play host to Rossington 2nds.