Hundhill narrow gap as top two lose

Hundhill won at Nostell while Brodsworth and Crigglestone lost to Newton Hill and Thurnscoe respectively.
Hundhill won at Nostell while Brodsworth and Crigglestone lost to Newton Hill and Thurnscoe respectively.

Hundhill Hall closed the gap on Pontefract and District Cricket League Division Three front-runners Crigglestone and Brodsworth Main.

Third-placed Hundhill won at Nostell while Brodsworth and Crigglestone lost to Newton Hill and Thurnscoe respectively.

Reece Johnson (58), Simon Jewitt (46) and Ben Dunn-Birch (30) steered Hundhill to 238, despite Jamie Buttery’s 5-50.

Sam Malyan (4-49) and Josh Hurcomb (4-23) limited Nostell’s reply to 183-9 after they were 78-1.

Openers George Firth (35) and James Rowett (27) led Nostell’s scoring.

Jason Holmes (82), Craig Tennant (33), S tuart Camm (5-33) and James Cosgrove (3-49) gave Streethouse the upper hand at Kilnhurst Colliery whose three-wicket defeat was tough on Imran Khan who hit 83, batting at number eight.

Chasing Thurnscoe’s 160, leaders Crigglestone were skittled for 87 by Don Whitehurst (6-34) and Lee Wilson (4-47).

Brodsworth missed a chance to snatch top spot when they were beaten by Newton Hill, for whom captain Gary Wilcock struck 15 boundaries in an excellent 91 off 110 deliveries. Chris Colley (5-35) also shone in Newton Hill’s 43-run victory.

Thorpe Audlin retained a one-point lead over Pollington in Division Four by crushing Ryhill and Havercroft.

None of Ryhill’s batsmenreached double figures as they were routed for 16 by Scott Murray (5-1) and Matthew Faulkner (4-11).

Moosa Patel snapped up 6-26 in Pollington’s 68-run win against Ackworth whose best performer was Kevin Booth (5-18).

Ferrybridge Power Station narrowly lost a high-scoring game at Netherton. Andy Townend (73) and Jake Oldroyd (50) steered Netherton to 261 and Ferrybridge’s reply fell just 15 runs short despite an unbeaten 135 by Jack Hart who also claimed 5-72.

James Handley’s 40 and Dylan Moran’s 4-55 were not enough to avert South Kirkby’s 149-run trouncing at Bentley, for whom Michael King hammered a century.

In Division Five, John Pinder, Tom Collis and Chris Mills all struck half centuries and Matthew Pinder chipped in with 47 as Frickley Colliery piled up 300-6 against Featherstone. Joe Colley (57) was unable to hold Featherstone’s innings together as they were bowled out for 147 by Matthew Pinder (4-38) and Mills (3-32).

Lee Dobson (78no) and Jamie Patrickson (36) led Fairburn to a six-wicket victory against Normanton who were kept at 179-9 by Andy Clegg’s 6-48 from 13 overs.

Matt Wozniak (61), Jake Medley (4-45) and Garret Dakin (4-40) were Glasshoughton’s match-winners against Rothwell.

Hemsworth Miners Welfare trounced Division Six rivals West Bretton by 116 runs.

Steve Perks (5-31) and Steven Biddulph (4-45) toppled Bretton for 120 after Richard Locke (61), Biddulph (50) and Andy Briggs (43no) had guided Hemsworth to 236-6.

Knottingley’s Darren Green (4-33) and Daniel Hayes (4-63) restricted Wakefield Thornes to 165 but Knottingley’s batting let them down. They were all out for 121, despite Green’s unbeaten 38 and captain Richard Hayes’ 31.

Diljit Singh’s unbeaten 118 was the highlight of Whitley Bridge’s 94-run win against Old Sharlston.

In Division Seven East, openers Josh Liddle (69) and Mark Lavery (66) put on 123 and Dale Hawksworth claimed 4-35 in Thorpe Audlin’s 186 run victory at Ferrybridge.

Hundhill Hall were indebted to Ben Westhead (56), Liam Bloomer (34no), Mitchell Bullock (3-47) and Tony Watson (3-59) for an 11-run win against Bentley.

Paul Wadsworth grabbed 5-18 and Daniel Henshaw hit 65 and Tom Delmont 43 as Allerton Bywater won by 47 runs at Newton Hill.