Pontefract Cricket League: Singh guides Frickley home

Jake Rimmington, whose knock of 70 set up victory for South Kirkby over Hemsworth MW.
Jake Rimmington, whose knock of 70 set up victory for South Kirkby over Hemsworth MW.

A strong all-round display earned Frickley Colliery a six-wicket win over West Bretton in Division One of the Pontefract League.

After putting their opponents in Frickley made the most of their opportunity as they bowled Bretton out for 120 with Mohammed Ayub (3-30), Jason Mills (3-34) and Mark Nurse (3-26) all bowling well.

Matthew Rushworth (30) top scored for West Bretton, who then had Chris Degnan taking 4-45. None of their other bowlers enjoyed success as Lovepreet Singh (60 not out) guided Frickley home by the 24th over.

Streethouse made it two wins from two in the top division as they won by four wickets at Hatfield Town.

Hatfield were dismissed for 148 with Scott Bland taking 4-48 and Muhammad Fayyaz 4-32. Streethouse lost early wickets in their reply, but were steered home by Kyle Cleobury (42 not out).

Ackworth also won by four wickets to continue their winning start as they travelled to Hooton Pagnell.

Shaun Longfield (3-30), Kieran McIntyre (2-6 from 10 overs) and Dale Longfield (2-52) bowled well as the hosts were kept to 176. Danny Bridges then top scored with 59 as Ackworth reached their target in the 44th over.

South Kirkby won a derby with Hemsworth MW by 82 runs after making 229-8 when asked to bat first. Opener Jake Rimmington set them on the way to the good score with a knock of 70 although Hemsworth bowlers stuck to their task with Jake Taberner and Max Heritage both taking three wickets.

Phil Crapper (40) top scored in Hemsworth’s reply, but they could only make 147-9 as Liam Rollin took 5-34.

Old Sharlston won a low scoring encounter with Fairburn despite being bowled out for 81.

Tom Craig’s 34 proved a match winner, however, as Fairburn were rushed out for 42 in reply with Dale McMullen taking 6-16 and Luke Reeves 3-14.

Glasshoughton enjoyed a second victory in Division Two when they beat Crigglestone by six wickets.

Noor Sahaq (4-19) and Rob Sperrin (3-29) set up the victory as Crigglestone were dismissed for 89. Glasshoughton were reduced to 25-3 in their reply, but were brought home by Richard Caunce (27 not out) and Matthew Charlton (23 not out).

Featherstone Town beat Stainborough by seven wickets after bowling them out for 81 with David Hiorns taking 7-23. Tom Wragg (27 not out) top scored in Town’s reply.

After losing their opening game, Knottingley Town were beaten again as they fell by 23 runs at Rothwell.

Chamila Wijesinghe took 4-31 for Town and Andrew Lund hit 37 not out, but they were all out for 135 after their opponents had made 158.

Lee Stuckey hit a brilliant unbeaten 133 to help Streethouse seconds to an 86-run win over Whitley Bridge.

Support came from Dylan Bowles (57 not out) and Johnathan Nickerson (45) as Streethouse reached 267-2.

Whitley Bridge were then kept to 181-7 in their reply, Diijit Singh (55) and Lewis Longstaff (45) top scoring.

Hundhill Hall’s good start to the season in Division Three continued with a 193-run thrashing of Kilnhurst Colliery.

Reece Johnson (65) and Josh Hurcomb (54) top scored as Hall piled up 249-6.

Peter Ferguson (8-16) and Jed Wilkinson (2-34) then combined to bowl out Kilnhurst for 56.

Allerton Bywater came out on top by seven wickets after bowling Ackworth seconds out for 121.

Matthew Thompson (3-30) and Tom Greenwood (3-20) were the pick of Allerton’s bowlers while Daniel Alderson (57) top scored in the winning reply.

A close game in Division Three saw Newton Hill scrape home by one wicket at home to Pollington.

After dismissing Pollington for 128 with Chris Colley taking 4-20, Newton Hill’s batsmen were also made to struggle, but they got home by the narrowest of margins as Gary Wilcock (58) top scored.

An unbeaten 70 from Matt Longdon helped Nostell St Oswald to a 253-5 total and an 89-run win over Notton.

Morgan Whelan took 4-25 as Notton were all out for 164. Lee Learie (54) was their top scorer.