Pontefract Cricket League round-up: Garrick paves way for Hemsworth MW win while Ackworth head table
A commanding innings by opener Jason Garrick helped Hemsworth MW to climb the first division table in the Pontefract League with victory over Fairburn.
Hemsworth’s decision to bat first paid off as Garrick quickly set about the Fairburn attack, hitting 14 fours before he was unlucky to be out four short of a deserved century.
Support came from Steven Roberts (27), Jack Heritage (27) and Max Heritage (24) as Hemsworth posted a 244-9 total.
Fairburn fell 88 runs short in their reply with Jake Taberner taking 5-37 and Roberts 3-36.
Ackworth lead the way in the top division after they made it three wins from three with a convincing 217-run success against Darton.
Amitpaul Kundra took the starring role as Ackworth went in first and piled up 325-5, smashing an incredible 18 fours and six sixes in a brilliant knock of 133.
Scott Walker also chipped in with 52 off 48 balls while Bailey Matthews hammered an unbeaten 50 from just 27 deliveries.
Darton never looked like getting anywhere near their target and were all out for 108 with the wickets shared between Luke Townsend (5-56) and Dale Longfield (5-26).
Frickley Colliery made it two wins from three as they defeated Hooton Pagnell by 65 runs.
Kieran Mcintyre took 4-27 and Jason Mills 3-23 as Hooton Pagnell were dismissed for 89 in reply to Frickley’s 154.
Despite knocks of 45 from Richard Earnshaw and 38 by Sujith Nawarathne, Hundhill Hall fell 84 runs short when all out for 202 at West Bretton.
Streethouse are still looking for their first win after they went down by eight wickets to Hatfield Town.
They produced an improved batting effort, but their 184-9 total did not prove enough. Asad Bukhari (60) and Dylan Bowles (34) top scored.
Whitley Bridge were edged out by the narrowest of margins when they took on Old Sharlston in Division Two.
After Diljit Singh hit a superb 96 to lead Bridge to a 183 total, Sharlston scraped home to win by one wicket, reaching their target despite 4-33 from Lewis Longstaff.
Glasshoughton were skittled for 54 to lose by a massive 295-run margin at Oulton, who made 349-2.
Knottingley Town’s game at Rothwell was abandoned with them on 136-5 in 27.2 overs in reply to the home team’s 240-5 in 46 overs.
Matthew Carley (39) and Richard Carter (33) were top scorers for Town.
Streethouse seconds continued to struggle as they were hammered by 10 wickets after being bowled out for 69 by Garforth Parish Church.
Knocks of 42 by Myles Robinson and 36 from Richard Whiting helped Featherstone Town to their first victory of the season in Division Three as they chased down Fenwick’s 161-9 to win by two wickets.
Nathan Beck (4-59) and Todd Davis (3-42) did most to restrict Fenwick.
A superb unbeaten 147 from Jack Hart paved the way for an 108-run victory for Ferrybridge Power Station against South Kirkby seconds in Division Four.
Hart was a class apart in the game, smashing 19 fours in his 104-ball knock that played a big part in Ferry reaching 241-5 in their 46 overs.
Kirkby were all out for 133 in their reply with James Scott (61) top scoring and Hart following his batting exploits by taking 5-24 with the ball.
Allerton Bywater were left still looking for their first Division Four win as they were all out for 84 in reply to Rossington Main’s 201-8.