Lavery makes his mark by routing Bentley

Mark Lavery bagged 5-36 from 10 overs.

Mark Lavery bagged 5-36 from 10 overs.

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Josh Liddle and Mark Lavery were outstanding in Thorpe Audlin’s 79-run victory against Bentley Colliery in Pontefract and District Cricket League Division Seven East.

Liddle (43) shared an opening 71-run partnership with Mark Arbon (21) to put third-placed Thorpe on their way to 150-8.

Opener David Mason (31) tried in vain to hold Bentley’s reply together as they were skittled for 71 by Lavery (5-36 from 10 overs), Josh Liddle (2-19) and Ben Elmore (2-0).

Hundhill Hall’s batting let them down badly in a six-wicket defeat at Sykehouse.

Andrew Clowes (15), batting at number three, was the only one who reached double figures as 10-man Hundhill were sent reeling from 23-2 to 56 all out by Joe Jackson and Marc Bellwood who had identical figures of 2-3.

Hensall’s Adam Lund (4-15) reduced Hooton Pagnell to 6-3 but they recovered to finish on 110-5 in their allotted 40 overs thanks to Ian Taylor (39), Sam Wilkinson (23no) and Niel Simmonds (16no).

Hensall’s reply was soon in deep trouble at 27-6 and they were eventually routed for 60 by Callum Annikin (4-6), Robert Gill (2-13) and Wilkinson (2-11).

In Division Seven West, Allerton Bywater lost by six wickets at Stanley Falcon.

Allerton were floundering at 28-8 before Robert Henshaw (26no) and Matt Weaver (17) gave their total a degree of respectability as they finished on 72.

Richard Parfitt hit 26 as Falcon ran out comfortable winners, despite Paul Wadsworth’s 2-17 .

In Division Six, second-placed Knottingley Town are only three points adrift of leaders Hemsworth Miners Welfare after crushing Darton.

Captain Andrew Lund (50), Daniel Lund (32) and Craig White (23) batted well as Knottingley reached 143-9.

The target proved well beyond the reach of Darton who were toppled for 66 by Andrew Lund (3-8), Mark Swales (2-15), Darren Green (2-25) and Daniel Hayes (2-2).

Whitley Bridge had to settle for four points from a 23-run home defeat against Barnby Dun.

Sam Petitt (4-27) and Phil Hemmingway (2-29) limited Barnby to 193-9 which included a half-century by opener Lee McMahon.

Despite excellent contribitions from Whitley Bridge’s first three batsmen Nathaniel Reeson (74), Chris Charlton (39) and Petitt (24), their reply fell short on 170-7.

Keith Whitehouse hit an unbeaten 72 in West Bretton’s eight-wicket victory at winless bottom team Old Sharlston, for whom opener Sachin Karan struck 40.