Glasshoughton bounce back to reach semi-finals

Mick Tucker's five-wicket haul was in vain for Streethouse 2nds at Thorne.
Mick Tucker's five-wicket haul was in vain for Streethouse 2nds at Thorne.
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Glasshoughton bounced back from Saturday’s home defeat against Pontefract League Division Three title rivals West Bretton by reaching the AJS Teamwear Trophy semi-finals the next day.

The Castleford side are 11 points adrift of leaders West Bretton after losing by seven wickets on Saturday.

Stuart Adamson (32) top scored as Glasshoughton fell for 140, which West Bretton comfortably overhauled.

Glasshoughton had better luck on Sunday when they played Monk Bretton 2nds in AJS Teamwear Trophy quarterfinals.

An unbroken 112-run stand between Liam Hopton (66no) and Gareth Portman (55no) guided Glasshoughton to an eight-wicket win after Rob Sperrin (3-25) helped limit Monk Bretton to 157-8.

In the semi-finals on July 14, Glasshoughton host Rossington and Hundhill Hall visit West Bretton.

Hundhill Hall won by four wickets in Sunday’s third round tie at Allerton Bywater who were skittled for 87. It completed a great weekend for Hundhill who beat 10-man Darton by seven wickets in Saturday’s Division Three game.

Sam Malyan (3-14) and Steve Simpson (3-18) toppled Darton for 117.

Peter Ferguson hammered two sixes and 11 fours in an unbeaten 84 as Hundhill knocked off the runs in 23 overs. He shared an unbroken 64-run stand with Simon Leach (23no).

Allerton Bywater maintained their promotion challenge by beating Yorkshire Main. Jacob Wright (50) and Usman Bashir (47) guided Allerton to 175-9 and Akeel Ali (3-32) and Kris Thickett (3-34) restricted Main’s reply to 146-9.

Streethouse 2nds lost a low-scoring game at Thorne.

Streethouse looked handily placed when Mick Tucker (5-8) skittled Thorne for 89 but Streethouse’s batsmen fared even worse as they were routed for 45.

In Division Two, Knottingley collected maximum points against Hemsworth.

Jack Pugh took 4-38 and Craig Larrington bagged 3-4 in a nine-over spell that included five maidens as Hemsworth were bowled out for 128, replying to Knottingley’s 185-8 that featured 38 by Eddie Wilson.

Whitley Bridge beat Crofton by 72 runs.

Openers Lewis Longstaff (70) and James Pearson (67) shared a 12-run partnership to put Whitley on their way to 218-6. Longstaff hit 10 fours and one six and Pearson struck 14 boundaries.

Simon Vaux (6-21) then bagged his first-ever five-wicket haul and Will Thorne claimed 4-58 to send Crofton’s reply collapsing from 98-0 to 146 all out.

The Dyson-Skidmore Trophy quarterfinals are scheduled to be played on Sunday. The ties are Hemsworth v Streethouse, Rothwell v Sprotbrough, Ackworth v Stainborough and South Kirkby v Sandal.