Three teams locked in titanic battle for title

Hemsworth bowlerJack Heritage in action in Saturday's Division Two game against Crofton.
Hemsworth bowlerJack Heritage in action in Saturday's Division Two game against Crofton.

Just one point separates Ackworth, Streethouse and Fairburn in a wide-open Pontefract Cricket League Division One title race.

Streethouse, aiming to lift the championship for the 11th time in 15 seasons, beat leaders Ackworth by six wickets on Saturday.

Defending champions Fairburn trounced Featherstone by 143 runs.

Last Saturday’s results were:

Division 1: Ackworth 263-7 (D Harris 111, J Seddon 50; G Rhodes 4-50 inc hat trick), *Streethouse 266-4 (J Hughes 126, P Langley 93); *Fairburn 299-3 (R Greatrick 97, J Clegg 66, I Jones 44no), Featherstone 150 (J Dunn 79; P Clark 4-69); Fishlake 245-6 (M Windass 106, I Walker 54), *Hooton Pagnell 217-8 (J John 101no); *Stainborough 271-8 (T Atkinson 145, L McFadyen 38; K Hussain 3-28), Frickley 222-3 (S Secker 60, L Singh 58no, G Johnson 56); Monk Bretton 173 (J Green 61, Luke Ogden 60; N Crooks 4-36), *South Kirkby 176-4 (D Bowering 61no, J Rimmington 46); *Old Sharlston 209-5 (S Ward 41, S Roberts 40no, D McMullan 38), Rothwell 160 (A Humphries 67no, M Bentley 37; J Ball 3-21, S Roberts 3-26, R Simpson 3-52).

Division 2: Barnby Dun 139 (P Decent 42, A Wilkinson 38; C Bond 5-24, M Sewell 3-45), *Wombwell 142-3 (K Linney 52no, D Harper 36no; C Dykes 3-44); *Hemsworth 212-5 (P Crapper 109no), Crofton 153 (K Cleobury 31; L Perks 4-19); *Thurnscoe 175, Hatfield 177-5 (A Cutts 87); Nostell 184-9 (S Noden 4-39), *Sandal 181 (K Hewitt 61; L Hurst 5-45); Sprotbrough 121, *Askern 108; Whitley Bridge 257-5 (A Parker 109, L Longstaff 64), *Knottingley 187-8 (G Larrington 56).

Division 3: Glasshoughton 172 (L Hopton 50), *Brodsworth 170 (R Caunce 4-48); Hensall 68 (H Moore 6-11), *Darton 69-0; Normanton 212-4 (T Stuckey 78, L Stanley 65no), *Hundhill Hall 208-8 (J Scott 81, J Gill 55); *Yorkshire Main 168-9 (A Rouane 83; M Tucker 4-26), Streethouse 169-8 (J Nickerson 65; M Spavin 4-27); *Allerton Bywater 218-9 (M Wade 60, J Wright 43), Thorne 203-9 (C Head 79; K Thickett 6-42); *Frickley 166-7 (D Myers 72; D Wood 6-60), West Bretton 170-0 (J Winwood 107no, K Whitehouse 50no). SUNDAY: Hundhill Hall 165 (Reece Johnson 113; J Stewart 5-54, M Walton 4-64), Thorne 82 (N Hurcombe 4-37, P Ferguson 4-20).

Division 4: Bentley 347-4, *Pledwick 190; Bullcroft 80, *Sykehouse 81-3; Garforth 215-7 (J Horbury 4-40), *Ackworth 123-7 (D Clubley 57); *Ferrybridge 74, Ryhill 75-5; *Rossington 192-9, South Kirkby 172-8.

Division 5: Stainborough 226-8, *Barnby Dun 78; Newton Hill 266-5 (J Carter 57, A Ogley 55), *Featherstone 163-7 (J Picken 42); *Sprotbrough 302-7, Old Sharlston 193.

Division 6: *Fenwick 207-9, Stanley 153; Darton 247-5, *Hatfield 132; *Wakefield Thornes 178, Hundhill Hall 152; Wombwell 237, *Whitley Bridge 146.

Division 7: *Glasshoughton 275-2 (A Simpson 121no, M Hegarty 112), Ferrybridge 210-6 (J Metcalfe 65); *Hensall 187-4, Hooton Pagnell 188-2; *Pollington 140 (R Ellam 51; R Hayes 4-43), Knottingley 98 (I Diwan 6-23); *Stanley 112, Brodsworth 115-8; *Thorpe Audlin 170, Hemsworth 173-2; Pledwick 260-6, *West Bretton 224.

Division 8: *Bentley 120, Eggborough 124-9; *Garforth 225-5, Sykehouse 173-6; *Normanton 74, Notton 75-2; *Peglers 183-7, Askern 132; *Ryhill 189-5, Rossington 193-9.