Brook-Walton soar to top as champions lose again

South Kirkby's Adam Rollin was caught  by Robert Simpson playing this shot in Saturday's Division One match at Old Sharlston. Rollin had the last laugh as Kirkby won by 91 runs, with Dale Woolsey hammering a century.
South Kirkby's Adam Rollin was caught by Robert Simpson playing this shot in Saturday's Division One match at Old Sharlston. Rollin had the last laugh as Kirkby won by 91 runs, with Dale Woolsey hammering a century.
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Fairburn’s hopes of retaining the Division One title suffered another setback with their second straight league defeat when they lost at Streethouse on Saturday.

Last season’s Division Two champions Brook-Walton, making their debut in the top-flight, are the new leaders after beating previous pacesetters Sandal.

Johannes Van Ee (3-31) restricted Fairburn to 186-6 which included 60 by Brian Divine and an unbeaten 48 from Danny Murray.

Paul Langley (67no) and Van Ee (41) helped Streethouse recover from 12-3 to knock off the runs.

Skipper Edward Wilson was outstanding in Knottingley’s 55-run win over Hemsworth in Division Two.

Wilson (64), Andrew Bedford (45) and Ian Brown (33) guided Knottingley to 231-7 and Wilson (4-34) and James Pugh (2-44) toppled Hemsworth for 176.

James Pearson (53), Sam Lodge (3-19) and Mathew Draper (3-32) gave Whitley Bridge the edge at Allerton Bywater whose 16-run defeat was hard on Gareth Portman (6-36) and Mohammed Tokir (54).

Rob Sperrin(108) and Craig Bryant (64) put on 130 for the fifth wicket in Glasshoughton’s total of 225-7 at Rossington Main who were bowled out for 174 by Alex Clemo (4-45) and Sperrin (4-35).

Adam Perry (46), Craig Smith (24) and Danny Robinson (24) gave Featherstone a solid start at Stainborough before they collapsed from 72-2 to 118 all out in an eight-wicket defeat.

Hundhill Hall’s Division Three promotion bid was dented by a 51-run defeat at Brodsworth Main.

Reece Johnson’s 54 was not enough to rescue Hundhill who were all out for 140, chasing Brodsworth’s 191.

Openers Lee Stuckey (79no) and Johnathan Nickerson (32) shared a 108-run partnership in Streethouse’s nine-wicket win at Hensall who were dismissed for 144 by Ricky Crossley (3-25), Stuart Camm (3-49) and James Cosgrove (2-33).

Thorpe Audlin, Ackworth and Ferrybridge all suffered batting collapses in Division Four.

Chris Roughley (20) was the only batsman in double figures as Netherton’s Steve Broughton (9-11) sent Thorpe Audlin reeling to 49 all out.

Good bowling by Ferrybridge’s Scott Taylor (4-31), Keith Lumb (3-39) and Joe Angell (2-37) was wasted as the Power Station team managed only 76, replying to Stanley Falcon’s 114.

Ackworth were all out for 98 in a 127-run trouncing at South Kirkby.

Fairburn, Featherstone and Glasshoughton all slipped to home defeats in Division Five.

Martin Clayton’s unbeaten 51 helped Featherstone salvage three batting points as they closed on 209-4, chasing Rothwell’s 251-2 that featured an opening 178-run stand between Eddie Dixon (128no) and Paul Goodwin (58).

In Division Six, Chris Charlton (54) and Jaspal Singh (44) steered Whitley Bridge to a five wicket win over Wakefield Thornes but Knottingley lost by 87 runs at Barnby Dun.

Ferrybridge and Thorpe Audlin won in Division Seven East.

Jon Storey (48), Paul Lumb (3-26) and David Shaw (3-36) shone for Ferrybridge against Kilnhurst and Mark Arbon (4-7), Sean Flynn (3-17) and Josh Liddle (2-19) set up Thorpe’s easy win against Hensall.