Fairburn are new leaders after Streethouse stumble

Allerton Bywater all-rounder Paul Dalby hit 42 and bagged 3-30 in Saturday's win against Normanton.
Allerton Bywater all-rounder Paul Dalby hit 42 and bagged 3-30 in Saturday's win against Normanton.

Streethouse lost top spot in Torbeck Pontefract League Division One with Saturday’s 40-run defeat at title rivals Old Sharlston.

Dale McMullan (72) and Wayne Walker (37) led fourth-placed Sharlston to 180-9 and Steve Roberts (3-32) and McMullan (3-44) limited Streethouse’s reply to 140-9.

Damien Bowles (5-10), Michael Bates (4-49) and Gary Rhodes (42no) were the best performers for Streethouse, who slipped to third place.

Defending champions Fairburn are the new leaders after trouncing Hooton Pagnell.

Hooton were bowled out for 140, replying to Fairburn’s 261-5 that included 87 by Craig Piggott and 62 from James Clegg.

Ackworth climbed to second place by beating strugglers Frickley.

Nicky Thompson (83) guided Ackworth to 209-8 and Frickley managed only 155-9 in reply.

Featherstone lost by six wickets at South Kirkby.

Robert Iveson (4-27) toppled Featherstone for 179 and Nick Percival (90) and 15-year-old Adam Rollin (40) put on 130 as Kirkby knocked off the runs.

Rothwell slipped to the foot of the table when they lost by 85 runs at Stainborough and fellow strugglers Monk Bretton beat Fishlake by 100 runs.

Joe McLee (4-32) skittled Rothwell for 109, chasing Stainborough’s 194-7 that featured half centuries by Murray Raw and Paul Hanson.

Luke Ogden (87) and James Taylor (59) led Monk Bretton to 224-4 against Fishlake who were bowled out for 124 by Craig Heppenstall (5-17).

In Division Two, Whitley Bridge snatched a thrilling two-wicket win at Askern.

Openers Aaron Gillies (52) and Rhys Gibbons (38) gave Askern an excellent start with a 77-run stand before Matthew Daniel (6-57) and Matthew Draper (2-22) sent them collapsing to 162 all out.

In reply, Whitley looked to be heading for defeat when they slumped from 41-0 to 115-8 but Draper and Jake Punton rescued them.

Draper hit six boundaries in an unbeaten 39 and shared a match-winning unbroken ninth wicket partnership of 48 with Punton who finished unbeaten on 14.

Knottingley’s batting let them down badly when they were routed for 56 in a nine-wicket home defeat against promotion-chasers Wombwell.

Division Two’s top three - Nostell, Wombwell and Sandal - all have away ties in the Supplementary Yorkshire Council Championship first round on Sunday.

Nostell and Wombwell visit South Yorkshire League clubs Tickhill and Conisbrough resperctively and Sandal travel to Central Yorkshire League Scholes.

All-rounder Matthew Rowett (39 and 4-17) steered leaders Nostell to a 67-run victory at Hatfield on Saturday.

Ray Bowers hit 53 as Sandal overhauled Hemsworth’s 219-6 with one ball to spare.

Phil Crapper (89no) top-scored for Hemsworth.

Richard Cooper hammered 126 as Crofton eased their relegation worries with a 26-run win at Thurnscoe.

In Division Three, Hundhill Hall stepped up their bid to win promotion for the second year running by beating Brodsworth.

Steve Rigby hit 12 fours in an excellent 63 and shared an opening 86-run stand with Josh Hurcomb (36) to put Hundhill on their way to 210-6 which also included a whirlwind unbeaten half century by Simon Leach who smashed three sixes and five fours.

Leach shared an unbroken seventh wicket partnership of 74 with Steve Simpson (19no). In reply, Brodsworth were bowled out for 157 by Simpson (4-45) and Reece Johnson (3-23).

Hundhill Hall are only seven points adrift of second-placed Allerton Bywater who came out on top against promotion rivals Normanton.

Paul Dalby (42), Neal Patel (27) and Tom Greenwood (22) top-scored in Allerton’s total of 185-9.

Richard Lamb (4-44), Dalby (3-30) and Kris Thickett (1-15) restricted Normanton’s reply to 133-9.

Allerton are 14 points adrift of leaders West Bretton who they visit on Saturday.

West Bretton trounced Streethouse 2nds by 150 runs. Chris Degnan (6-28) toppled Streethouse for 80 after Tony Rushforth (121no) and his brother Matthew (42no) had guided West Bretton to 230-5.

Glasshoughton’s promotion hopes faded with a 20-run defeat at Thorne. Richard Caunce (4-44) limited Thorne to 161-9 but Glasshoughton managed only 141 in reply, despite 43 by Stuart Adamson and 28 by Caunce.