Piggott leads way as champions Fairburn pile up runs

Phil Crapper was Hemsworth's top scorer with 47 in a 34 run defeat against Rossington Main in Division Two.
Phil Crapper was Hemsworth's top scorer with 47 in a 34 run defeat against Rossington Main in Division Two.

Defending Pontefract League Division One champions Fairburn piled up Saturday’s highest top-flight total in a 65-run win over Ackworth.

Fairburn recovered superbly from a shaky start to race to 268-9 in their allotted 46 overs.

Craig Piggott smashed seven sixes and 10 fours in a whirlwind century off 78 balls and Mark Abdy (56) and Danny Murray (31) were the other main contributors.

Kieran McIntyre (3-58) was Ackworth’s most successful bowler.

Guy Abdy bagged 5-47 from 14 overs as Ackworth were bowled out for 203 which included 34 from Joe Seddon.

Frickley Colliery, South Kirkby and Sandal also collected maximum points on Saturday.

Dale Woolsey’s unbeaten 69 steered South Kirkby to a three-wicket victory at Hatfield Town who were toppled for 152 by Martyn Crooks who snapped up 7-14 from 6.1 overs.

Luke Malone (3-40), Jason Mills (2-19) and Mohammed Ubaid (2-0) set up Frickley’s nine-wicket win at Askern by routing the home side for 113.

Openers Inderjit Singh Hayre (52no) and Mohammed Shoaib (31) led the way as Frickley knocked off the runs in 36.4 overs.

Promoted Sandal eased to a seven-wicket win against West Bretton who were dismissed for 122.

Brook-Walton, the other promoted side, collected eight points from a 74-run success against Hooton Pagnell.

Simon Danby (60), Connor Fisher (55) and Alwyn Dyke (40) guided Brook to 216-5.

Dyke (4-48 from 14 overs) limited Hooton’s reply to 142-5.

Streethouse came out on top against neighbours Old Sharlston.

Johannes Van Ee (77), Mohammed Bashir (54no) and Steve Roberts (49) top-scored as Streethouse posted 246-7 before declaring after 41 overs. Tom Craig (4-39) was Sharlston’s best bowler.

Sharlston’s reply fell 61 runs short as they closed on 185-8 from 51 overs. Their top scorer was Jason Ball (44no) .

Streethouse lost by three runs at Hooton Pagnell in a dramatic finish to Sunday’s re-arranged match.

Charlie Kaye (91) and Steve Hardaker (45) led Hooton to 199-7 and Streethouse were all out for 196 with just three balls remaining, despite a half-century from Roberts and 34 by opener Brent Law.

In Division Two, Knottingley were indebted to Nicky Kirton (62)and Edward Wilson (3-32) as they beat Allerton Bywater by 10 runs.

Allerton’s defeat was tough on Mohammed Tokir (74) and Gareth Portman (4-34).

Whitley Bridge narrowly won a low-scoring game against Featherstone.

Featherstone looked handily placed when David Hiorns (6-24) skittled Whitley for 108 which included a vital 32 by number nine batsman Rob Clayton.

Whitley were rescued by Chris Welburn (4-1) and Lewis Longstaff (3-29) who sent Featherstone’s reply collapsingto 100 all out.

Glasshoughton and Hemsworth both suffered home defeats.

Alex Clemo (41), Matthew Charlton (30) and George Swaby (24) were the only batsman who made an impact as Glasshoughton fell for 138 in a seven-wicket loss against Darton.

Chasing Rossington Main’s 197-7, Hemsworth fell short on 163-9. Phil Crapper (47) was Hemsworth’s leading batsman and James Gorton (4-30) and Bailey Matthews (3-29) the main wicket-takers.

South Kirkby host Bradford League Hanging Heaton in the ECB Royal London Trophy second round this Sunday (1pm) after beating Tickhill last weekend.

Kirkby, making their first appearance in the national tournament, posted 185 thanks mainly to Brayden Clark (76) and Adam Rollin (28). Ritchie Bresnan claimed 5-20 from nine overs and Liam Rollin 4-18 as Tickhill were bowled out for 109.