Swift hits 86 as Featherstone earn tie

Opener Matthew Pinder's 70 was in vain for Frickley in a six-wicket defeat against Garforth.

Opener Matthew Pinder's 70 was in vain for Frickley in a six-wicket defeat against Garforth.

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Featherstone tied with Stainborough in a thrilling Pontefract and District Cricket League Division Five clash.

Chasing Stainborough 226-4, Featherstone finished on 226-9 after Chris Swift hit 86 off 74 balls, Stuart Hardaker struck 49 and Steve Wood (32no) and captain Ian Sykes (14no) shared an unbroken last wicket stand of 20.

Lee Dobson (73 and 2-36), David Myers (67), Jamie Patrickson (3-18) and Nathan Beck (2-12) steered Fairburn to a 78-run win against Rothwell.

Opener Matthew Pinder’s 70 was in vain for Frickley in a six-wicket defeat against Garforth.

Glasshoughton were indebted to Liam Hopton (36), Dean Medley (3-30), Peter Cockroft (2-13), Luke Jaques (2-12) and Jake Medley (2-15) for a 56-run victory against Thurnscoe.

In Division Six, Steven Biddulph hit 89 and claimed 4-40 in Hemsworth’s 62-run win against Knottingley, for whom Gordon Davis (46) and Bradley Davis (31) top-scored.

Nathaniel Reeson (78) and Diljit Singh (44) led Whitley Bridge’s scoring in a five-wicket loss against Brodsworth.

In Division Seven East, Ferrybridge Power Station and Hundhill Hall were routed for 36 and 76 respectively in defeats against Rossington Main and Hensall.