Pontefract League: Ton-up Hughes and Fisher star for Streethouse

Jonathan Hughes on his way to a century for Streethouse against Hemsworth MW. Picture: Paul Butterfield
Jonathan Hughes on his way to a century for Streethouse against Hemsworth MW. Picture: Paul Butterfield

Big centuries from Jonathan Hughes and Connor Fisher ensured that Streethouse stayed 21 points clear at the top of Pontefract Division One.

Batting first against Hemsworth MW, a 44-run opening stand between Brent Law (22) and Hughes got the ball rolling then the latter joined with Fisher for a mammoth 320-run stand for the second wicket.

Fisher was eventually out for 160 while Hughes batted through to make an unbeaten 168 as Streethouse declared after piling up a huge 388-3 total.

Hemsworth were all out for 170 in reply with Mitchell Crapper (45) and Gavin Stevens (35 not out) top scoring and Scott Bland (5-46) and Muhammad Fayyaz (3-42) the pick of the Streethouse bowlers.

Second-placed Ackworth returned to winning ways with a six-wicket success at South Kirkby.

Bowlers Shaun Longfield (4-50) and Craig Walker (3-19) paved the way for the win as Kirkby fell away from 101-2 to be all out for 191. Adam Rollin (53) top scored. Kieren Dinnage then hit 97 to lead Ackworth home for their victory, smacking five sixes and 10 fours. Richard Young contributed 50 while Lee Tarbuck took 3-44.

Fine batting from openers Inderjit Singh Hayre (108) and Mohammed Ayub (77) set Frickley Colliery on the way to a big 306-6 score and a 95-run win over Hatfield Town.

Hatfield were all out for 211 with David Hill claiming 4-26 and Mark Nurse 3-44.

Old Sharlston won a run chase as they got past Hooton Pagnell’s 245-5 score with three wickets to spare.

Daniel Bullock hit 39 before Jon Railton (35 not out) and Mark Reeves (34 not out) combined in a match-winning unbroken eighth wicket stand.

West Bretton were all out for 71 to lose their Division One match at Askern Welfare by 124 runs. Chris Reece took 4-47 as Askern were kept to 195-9.

Tommy Hyde’s 5-18 helped bowl out Crigglestone for 128 before Featherstone Town completed a five-wicket win in Division Two.

Lee Speight (40) top scored for Crig, but Hyde followed up his bowling exploits with a knock of 30 not out to see Town home for their victory.

Glasshoughton were 40-run winners over Rothwell after posting a 224-9 total with Noor Sahaq (62) top scoring.

Tokir Bashir took 4-69 and Jake Medley 3-49 as Rothwell were all out for 184.

George Wright’s unbeaten 78 helped Whitley Bridge to beat Thorpe Audlin by 34 runs.

With Matthew Daniel also contributing 34 Bridge made 216-7 and they then bowled their opponents out for 182, Will Thorne claiming 4-66.

Streethouse seconds remain in third place after winning by six wickets at Thurnscoe Institute. Martin Rhodes took 5-23 as Thurnscoe were dismissed for 132 and Michael Tucker (47 no) led Streethouse’s comfortable reply.

For more from the Pontefract Cricket League, see this week’s edition of the Pontefract & Castleford Express and Hemsworth & South Elmsall Express