Brook end Fairburn’s hopes of trip to Lord’s

Brook-Walton have resigned from the Pontefract League to join the Bradford Premier League next season.
Brook-Walton have resigned from the Pontefract League to join the Bradford Premier League next season.

Fairburn’s hopes of playing in the National Village Cup final at Lord’s on September 4 ended when they lost by four wickets at fellow Pontefract and District Cricket League Division One club Brook-Walton on Sunday.

Brook, who have resigned from the Pontefract League to join the Bradford Premier League next season, will host Addingham or Sessay in the last 16 on July 10.

Jake Abdy (37), Ian Jones (28) and James Clegg (28) top-scored as Fairburn were restricted to 165-7 by Kevin Watson (2-36) and Richard Vigars (2-7).

Ken Atkinson (2-25) reduced Brook’s reply to 26-3 but they were rescued by Mark Robinson (67no) and Alwyn Dyke (34) who put on 85 for the fourth wicket.

Brook slipped from 111-3 to 126-6 beforeRobinson saw them home with eight balls to spare by sharing an unbroken 43-run stand with Liam Geddis (22no).

Unbeaten Brook lost top spot in Division One to Fairburn the previous day.

Fairburn collected four points from a 25-run defeat at Frickley Colliery to edge one point ahead of Brook who collected only two points from an abandoned match at Ackworth.

Brook were 22-1 from six overs when play was washed out.

Arunava Banerjee (3-65), Guy Abdy (2-48) and Jake Abdy (2-11) bowled out Frickley for 160 which included 42 by Saj Kahn.

Lovepreet Singh (5-52) sent Fairburn’s reply reeling from 20-0 to 37-5 and although Guy Abdy (31) led a fightback Saj Khan (4-26) finished them off as they were all out for 135.

Streethouse won a high-scoring game at West Bretton who are second bottom.

Johannes Van Ee hammered seven sixes in a whirlwind 113 off 86 balls and put on 164 with Gary Rhodes (78 off 46 deliveries) as Streethouse piled up 305-5.

West Bretton’s spirited reply fell short on 259-9, despite Luke Smith’s 71 and Adrian Cundy’s 64.

Streethouse’s Brent Law took 4-74 from 12 overs and Scott Bland 3-67 from 14.

Aaron Gillies and Andrew Lunn struck half centuries and David Longley claimed 5-18 as Askern beat Hatfield by 142 runs in the top-flight’s only other completed game.

Bottom side Old Sharlston, still without a league win this season, were struggling at 57-6 from 31 overs against Hooton Pagnell when the match was abandoned.

Chris Weaver (13no) was the only Sharlston batsman in double figures.

Hooton’s Steve Hardaker claimed 3-13 and Matthew Harrison had figures of 3-37.

Brayden Clark (36no) led South Kirkby to 49-2 from 9.1 overs against Sandal before heavy rain ended play.