Hundhill host rivals in top of table clash

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HUNDHILL Hall maintained their Pontefract and District League Division Four promotion bid by beating Newton Hill by 59 runs on Saturday.

Steve Rigby (37), Reece Johnson (28) and Simon Jewitt (24) led Hundhill to 150.

Lee Arbon (pictured) snapped up 4-2 to send Newton Hill’s reply collapsing from 30-3 to 91 all out.

Nathan Hurcomb claimed 2-24 and Sam Malyan 2-29.

Hundhill have collected maximum points from all four league matches they have played this season.

They have an important game on Saturday when they host leaders Brodsworth Main who boast a 100 per cent record with five wins from five games.

Promoted Ferrybridge Power Station are still looking for their first win in Division Four after losing at Bullcroft Main.

Bullcroft posted 210-7, despite Steve Wood’s 3-24.

Ferrybridge’s reply started badly when they lost two early wickets.

Steve Wood (60) and his brother Richard (58no) steadied the ship but Ferrybridge fell behind the run rate and closed on 156-4.

In Division Five, Featherstone A’s Connor Jackson (4-28) limited Notton to 135 but Featherstone managed only 38 in reply.

Whitley Bridge A were routed for 54, replying to Barnby Dun A’s 129.

Fairburn had to settle for five points from their high-scoring Division Six match against Wakefield Thornes.

Thornes piled up 244-7 with Saqlain Shazad hitting 101 off just 48 balls after being dropped three times.

In reply, Fairburn were in trouble at 77-4 before an unbroken 116-run stand between Rhys Weaver (93no) and skipper Chris Dillerstone (53no) saw them finish on 193-4 at the close.

Hundhill Hall A collected maximum points with a one-wicket against Wombwell A.

Hensall A collected only point against Sandal A when they were dismissed for 113, chasing the Wakefield side’s formidable 251-3.

In Division Seven, Ferrybridge A lost by 72 runs at Fenwick despite an outstanding all-round display by Paul Snowdon.

Snowdon was Ferrybridge’s most successful bowler with 4-50 as Fenwick posted a challenging 205-7.

Ferrybridge’s reply started badly and they were eventually all out for 133. Their top scorer was tail-ender Snowdon who finished unbeaten on 59.

Allerton Bywater A beat Pledwick A by 59 runs but Knottingley A slipped to a four-wicket defeat at Yorkshire Main A.

Glasshoughton A defeated Normanton A in a tense finish to Sunday’s Bob Martindale Memorial Trophy match.

Tight bowling by Glasshoughton’s 72-year-old Peter Cockroft, Dave Barber and Elliott Spears restricted Normanton to 101.

Openers Tony Gale (26) and Garett Dakin (34) gave Glasshoughton’s reply a great start with a 64-run stand but a spectacular batting collapse put the Castleford side in trouble.

Last pair Cockroft and John Crossley eventually guided Glasshoughton to a one-wicket win.