Champions un-Dunn by skipper’s ton

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FEATHERSTONE captain James Dunn hit a second successive century to condemn Pontefract and District Cricket League Division One champions Streethouse to their first league defeat this season.

Dunn (pictured) followed his 115 at Stainborough the previous week by hammering four sixes and 11 fours in an unbeaten 120.

Adam Perry (22) put on 65 for the second wicket with Dunn and Jamie Robinson chipped in with 31 as Featherstone posted 198-6.

Streethouse’s reply started well with an excellent partnership between Paul Langley (64) and Steve Bourne (30) before the introduction of Featherstone bowler Mark Swales sparked a collapse.

Swales, aided by great fielding from his team-mates, finished with figures of 6-41 from 14 overs as Streethouse were all out for 190 in the final over.

Fairburn quickly recovered from their first league defeat at Fishlake the previous week by beating Rothwelll.

Guy Abdy claimed 3-48 as Rothwell were kept at 159-8 which included 51 by Mark Bentley.

Ryan Greatrick (74no) and Craig Piggott (73) put on 146 for the second wicket as Fairburn knocked off the runs in the 27th over.

Chris Wathen hit 46 in Ackworth’s three-wicket win at Nostell.

In Division Two, Glasshoughton lost by six wickets to Thurnscoe Institute.

Andy Simpson (42no) led Glasshoughton to 195-7 which Thurnscoe overhauled after Aidan Morris (76) and Mick Harvey (44) shared an 83-run stand.

Whitley Bridge collapsed from 45-2 to 107 all out in a four-wicket defeat against Sprotbrough.

Lewis Longstaff (25no) was Whitley’s top scorer and also their best bowler with 2-15.

Knottingley maintained their Division Four promotion challenge with a 65-run success against Sykehouse.

Eddie Wilson struck two sixes and 10 fours in a sparkling 74 and Nicky Kirton hit seven boundaries in a splendid 44 in Knottingley’s total of 210-6.

Craig Larrington (4-24) and Tony Dove (4-47) toppled Sykehouse for 145 in reply.

Lee Stuckey (133) and Steve Goodwin (127no) put on 285 as Normanton piled up 285-1 at Ackworth who replied with 161-4.

Karl Hewitt (110no) steered leaders Sandal to a nine-wicket win at Streethouse A.

Paul Lund (6-11), Chris Thornton (69), Ian Calvert (62) and Craig Mains (42) were outstanding in Hensall’s 137-run victory against Allerton Bywater.

Hundhill Hall continued their impressive start in Division Four by inflicting leaders Brodsworth Main’s first defeat.

Hundhill’s total of 185 featured telling middle order contributions from Simon Leach (51) and Peter Ferguson (44).

Ferguson then snapped up 4-38 and Josh Gill 3-34 as Hundhill bowled out Brodsworth for 166 to cut their lead to three points.

In Division Five, Whitley Bridge A lost by five wickets to Sprotbrough A who recovered from 40-4 to overhaul Whitley’s 147-6 which included 28 by Andrew Papworth.

Whitley’s defeat was tough on Will Thorne (4-36).

Fairburn A won a thrilling clash against Division Six table-toppers Rothwell A by just two runs.

Daz Weaver (42no) top scored in Fairburn’s below par total of 161.

In reply, Rothwell were coasting at 82-2 but Fairburn then changed their bowling 10 times and the tactic paid off when Rothwell were all out for 159.

Fairburn’s Graham Bancroft snared the all important final wicket with 13 balls remaining.

Knottingley A beat Pollington by two wickets in an entertaining Division Seven match.

Adrian Swales (40) and Richard Hayes (4-28) were important contributors as Knottingley held their nerve to win a see-saw battle.

Allerton Bywater A continued their impressive form by crushing Glasshoughton A.

Paul Dalby struck 124 as Allerton piled up 255-7.

Glasshoughton fell for 105 in reply.