Dunn-Birch hammers unbeaten 145

Glasshoughton bowler Darren Sharp in action in Saturday's Division Three game against Brook-Walton.
Glasshoughton bowler Darren Sharp in action in Saturday's Division Three game against Brook-Walton.

Ben Dunn-Birch smashed the highest individual score this season in Pontefract League Division Three to help Hundhill Hall end their losing run.

Dunn-Birch’s unbeaten 145 featured 27 boundaries as the East Hardwick team piled up this year’s top score in the division of 301-4 against third-placed Thurnscoe who replied with 260-9.

Iain Barton (51) and Jack Gascoigne (41) were Hundhill’s other main scorers.

Thurnscoe are 26 points adrift of AJS Teamwear Trophy winners Glasshoughton whose hopes of completing a league and cup double suffered a big setback when they lost at leaders Brook-Walton.

Last Saturday’s Pontefract League results:

Division 1: *Fishlake 139 (P Clark 3-27), Fairburn 107 (I Jones 37; I Walker 6-26); Frickley 201-6 (A Elliott 78; L Hurst 4-35), *Nostell 147 (L Hurst 33; D Lovell 5-56, P Singh 5-38); Monk Bretton 104 (C Bond 6-16, R Jones 4-18), *Wombwell Main 107-3 (T Goldsby-West 45no, M Tonks 31); Old Sharlston 116-9, *Ackworth 119-7 (R Young 44; A Fox 3-40, S Roberts 3-22); South Kirkby 195-9 (J Rimmington 62, S Secker 36; S Hardaker 3-42), *Hooton Pagnell 96 (M Heritage 5-24); *Streethouse 245-7 (M Gibbons 58, I Patel 54, J Hughes 52), Stainborough 134 (I Patel 4-24).

Division 2: Crofton 242-8 (J Syanessarajan 92, R Cooper 40), *Barnby Dun 151 (A Ward 4-60); Hatfield 96 (S Mantovani 5-20, G Williams 3-21), *Askern 99-1 (D Longley 50no); Sandal 190-8 (M Westwood 52), *Allerton Bywater 193-1 (J Wright 58no, M Tokir 47no, J Ding 43); *Featherstone 114 (J Picken 39), West Bretton 115-5 (L Smith 51); Whitley Bridge 258-6 (L Longstaff 105no, S Lodge 44), *Knottingley 98 (M Daniels 4-36); *Hemsworth 186 (J Gorton 61; R Hopwood 4-30), Rothwell 188-7 (A Humphries 75, M Bentley 63no).

Division 3: *Brook-Walton 225-7, Glasshoughton 106; Kilnhurst 126, *Brodsworth 105; Rossington 189-8, *Yorkshire Main 135; *Normanton 108, Streethouse 110-4; *Hundhill Hall 301-4, Thurnscoe 260-9.

Division 4: Ackworth 199, *Hensall 198-8; Newton Hill 96, *Frickley 101-6; *Ferrybridge 151, Notton 152-1; Sykehouse 155, *South Kirkby 156-8.

Division 5: Featherstone 42, *Stainborough 45-1; *Old Sharlston 131, Pledwick 132-3; *Fenwick 162-8, Thorpe Audlin 164-9; *Rothwell 156-8, Wombwell 157-3.

Division 6: Darton 101, *Whitley Bridge 102-5; Hemsworth 154-7, *Stanley Falcons 155-5; Hundhill Hall 113-9, *Hatfield 117-5; *Barnsley 113-8, Pollington 115-0; Wakefield Thornes 119, *Sandal 104.

Division 7: *Bentley 183-7, Knottingley 168; *Eggborough 83, Ferrybridge 38; *Thorpe Audlin 74, Hooton Pagnell 75-7; Stanley 42, *West Bretton 43-1.

Division 8: Normanton 91, *Notton 95-2; *Peglers 155-9, Askern 156-3; Garforth 111, Ryhill 112-7; *Sykehouse 63, Nostell 64-8.