Champions Fairburn pile up the runs

Paul Langley hit a half-century in Streethouse's win against Old Sharlston.
Paul Langley hit a half-century in Streethouse's win against Old Sharlston.

Champions Fairburn maintained their unbeaten record in Torbeck Pontefract League Division One by beating Hooton Pagnell by 39 runs on Saturday.

Craig Piggott hammered 101 off 109 balls as Fairburn racked up 231-5.

He shared a 170-run partnership with Ian Jones (60). Opener James Clegg chipped in with 40.

Steve Hardaker (53), Charlie Kaye (52) and Martin Hudson (33) gave Hooton’s reply an excellent start.

They looked well placed at 131-1 from 31 overs but Simon Kemp (4-62) and Paul Clark (3-52) sent them collapsing to 192 all out.

Fairburn are eight points clear of second-placed Ackworth who beat Frickley by four wickets.

Craig Walker (3-23) and Kevin Marshall (3-39) restricted Frickley to 169-9 which included 45 from Steve Secker.

Joe Seddon (50no), Peter Hepworth (35) and Chris Wathen (33) led the way as Ackworth knocked off the runs.

After losing to Stainborough the previous week, Streethouse revived their title challenge by defeating neighbours Old Sharlston by six wickets.

Openers Wayne Walker (70) and Dale McMullan (62) put Sharlston on their way to 184-7 but it wasn’t enough to deny Streethouse.

Paul Langley (54), Martin Rhodes (35), Gary Rhodes (32no) and Callum Honeyman (28no) led the way as Streethouse knocked off the runs, despite McMullan’s 3-36 from nine overs.

Featherstone ended their losing run by beating South Kirkby by five runs. Chasing Featherstone’s 143, South Kirkby fell for 138, with Connor Jackson claiming 4-16.

Whitley Bridge are still looking for their first win in Division Two after Saturday’s 150-run defeat against Askern.

David Longley smashed three sixes and 11 fours in a century as Askern raced to 313-6 in their allotted 46 overs.

He put on 98 for the opening wicket with with Andrew O’Grady (46) and shared a second-wicket partnership of 112 with Ashley Towler (78).

Lewis Longstaff hit seven boundaries in an excellent 40 in Whitley’s reply of 163-6 which also featured an unbroken seventh wicket stand of 43 between Grant McLean (31no) and James Pearson (23no).

Knottingley eased their relegation worries by inflicting Wombwell’s first defeat.

Matthew Stones (31) top-scored as Knottingley posted 152-7. Eddie Wilson (4-23 from nine overs) and Steve Mowbray (2-26 from eight) routed Wombwell for 89 in reply.

Leaders Nostell achieved their sixth straight league victory when Robert Clegg (4-12) and Neil Graham (38no) gave them the edge against Hatfield.

Karl Hewitt (85no) guided Sandal to a seven-wicket success against Hemsworth while James Markey (44) and Nigel Rider (4-16 from 13 overs) were Crofton’s match-winners against Thurnscoe.

In Division Seven, Ferrybridge 2nds bagged a four wicket win against Stanley 2nds who were skittled for 51 by Sam Angell (3-17) and Joe Angell (2-11). Mark Hinchcliffe’s unbeaten 24 saw Ferrybridge home.

Glasshoughton 2nds lost by 25 runs to high-flying Pollington.

Spinners Peter Cockroft (4-12) and Elliott Spears (4-32) routed Pollington for 66 but Glasshoughton’s batting imploded once again as they fell for just 41 after losing both openers in the first two overs.

Knottingley 2nds beat Brodsworth 2nds by four wickets but Thorpe Audlin 2nds lost by one run to West Bretton 2nds.