Booth top scores as Townville go 12 points clear

Townville's Jonnny Booth.
Townville's Jonnny Booth.

Townville have opened up a 12-point gap at the top of the All Rounder Bradford League’s Championship B after recording an emphatic nine-wicket win over Altofts.

Opener Jonny Booth (69 not out) and Matthew Bremner (45 not out) brought them home as they shared an unbroken second-wicket stand of 142 after opener Kris Ward had been dismissed to the second ball of the innings.

Booth cracked 10 fours and hit a six while Bremner hit seven boundaries.

Bowlers Nadim Hussain (4-15) and Jack Hughes (3-21) had earlier paved the way for the victory as Townville dismissed Altofts for 139.

Callum Nuttall (37) was the one batsman who made an impression while Jack Hebden, Kulpreet Chhabra and Nick Bresnan all claimed a wicket each.

Methley moved up to second place in Championship B when they cruised to a 95-run win over Spen Victoria and earned a maximum 20 points in the process.

Opener Hamid Khan was in fine form as he hit 92, smashing 14 fours and two sixes, and received good support from Marcus Walmsley (22), Luke Bullingham (34) and Grant Soames (25) as Methley were able to pile up 252-6 from their 50 overs.

Spen collapsed from 115-3 to 157 all out in their reply with Samuel Mofokeng taking 3-30, Eddie Walmsley 3-34, Ben Waite 2-31 and Soames 2-33.

Great Preston are third in the Conference after a six-wicket win over East Leeds.

They dismissed their old rivals for only 74 with Jackson Freeman (4-13) and Lee Russell (4-42) doing the bulk of the damage.

Danusha Ranasinghe then made 35 and fellow opener Freeman 21 as Great Preston reached their target in just 16.4 overs.

Unbeaten Methley seconds raced to a five-wicket success against Spen Victoria II in the Championship B 2nd XI.

They took just 16.4 overs to reach their target with Jake McCaffery (31) top scoring after bowling Spen out for 79. Bowlers Robert Clegg (3-11), Harry Sullivan (3-15), Stephen Preshaw (2-21) and James Gahan (2-18) paved the way for the convincing victory.

A five-for by Adrian Sharp set Great Preston seconds on their way to a four-wicket success against East Leeds II in the Conference 2nd XI.

East Leeds were kept to 183-9 with Sharp taking 5-45, Michael Wade 2-40 and Kurtis Walker 2-44.

Great Preston eased home with seven overs to spare, openers Richard Young (85) and Wade (50) top scoring.