Harris hits unbeaten ton as Ackworth stretch lead

David Harris hit an undefeated century for leaders Ackworth.
David Harris hit an undefeated century for leaders Ackworth.

Division One pacesetters Ackworth increased their lead to five points with Saturday’s seven-wicket win against Fishlake.

Peter Hepworth (4-49) and Craig Walker (3-54) limited Fishlake to 202-8 and David Harris hammered an undefeated 115 as Ackworth knocked off the runs.

Ackworth moved further ahead of closest rivals Streethouse who slipped to a three-wicket home defeat against Hooton Pagnell.

Callum Honeyman’s unbeaten century guided Streethouse to 186-4 but it wasn’t enough to deny Hooton, for whom Charlie Kaye and Alwyn Dyke both struck half-centuries.

Streethouse bounced back the next day to reach the last 16 in the National Village Cup.

They will host Cumbria side Cleator at Whinney Lane on July 14 after last weekend’s four-wicket success at Manchester club Woodhouses.

Jordan Page (3-23), Damien Bowles (2-22) and Michael Bates (2-21) restricted 2011 cup winners Woodhouses to 148-8.

Jonathan Hughes struck 55 and Mark Robinson 44 as Streethouse overhauled the target with three overs to spare.

Streethouse secretary Stewart Simpson said: “The club would like to thank to all the local people who travelled to the match. Their support was tremendous.”

Fairburn’s hopes of retaining the championship suffered another setback with their third defeat in four league games at Old Sharlston.

Dale McMullan (48) and Simon Ward (42) led Sharlston to 162.

In reply, Fairburn needed 11 runs for victory off the last over but managed only eight and closed on 160-9.

James Clegg (34) and Mark Abdy (29) were Fairburn’s top scorers.

Featherstone lost by 58 runs at Rothwell when they were bowled out for 187, replying to the home side’s 245-8.Alex Clemo (81), James Dunn (35) and Jim Robinson (35) led Featherstone’s scoring.

Ferrybridge’s Division Four promotion hopes were hit by a 45-run home defeat against bottom side Pledwick.

Ferrybridge’s defeat was tough on all-rounder Jack Hart who was their top scorer and most successful bowler.

Hart claimed 4-65 from his 14 overs at Pledwick were kept at 152-8, which included a half-century by Robert Gledhill .

Opener Hart then hit 31 in Ferrybridge’s reply but he lacked support and they collapsed to 107 all out.

Ferrybridge were out of luck again on Sunday when they lost to Division Three leaders West Bretton in the AJS Teamwear Trophy third round.

Ferrybridge reovered from a dreadful start to post a useful-looking 202 thanks to a sparkling 109 by Adam Jones and 35 from Gary Allington.

But West Bretton overhauled the target for the loss of only two wickets, with Luke Smith finishing unbeaten on 98.

Ackworth 2nds lost at Division Four leaders Rossington on Saturday when they managed only 132, replying to the home side’s 206.

In Division Five, Gareth Weaver struck an unbeaten century as Fairburn 2nds trounced their Old Sharlston counterparts by 101 runs.

Weaver (100no), Chris Dillerstone (61) and Andy Clegg (46) led Fairburn to a formidable 253-7. Andy Atkinson snapped up 4-19 as Sharlston were toppled for 152 in reply.

A battling 65 by Jamie Evans was in vain for Thorpe Audlin who were skittled for 121 in a nine-wicket defeat against leaders Newton Hill.

In Division Six, Hundhill Hall 2nds won by five wickets at Darton 2nds who were routed for 96 by Reece Johnson (4-17), Jack Gascoigne (2-28), Nev Malyan (2-17) and Rob Purkis (2-10).

Gascoigne struck an unbeaten 49 in Hundhill’s successful reply.

Sam Pettit hit six fours in an excellent 52 as Whitley Bridge 2nds posted 181-8 against Crofton 2nds. Andy Brown chipped in with 25 and Gareth Jones with 24.

Jake Punton bagged 3-22 from 14 overs and Jacob Bury 2-23 from seven to limit Crofton’s reply to 130-8, which included an unbeaten 57 by Martin Hobbs.

Allerton Bywater 2nds were routed for 52 in a 155-run defeat at Stanley Falcons.

In Division Seven, Glasshoughton 2nds achieved a morale-boosting last ball win against West Bretton 2nds.

West Bretton posted 209-7, with Glasshoughton’s Garat Dakin claiming 3-65.

Veterans Mick Hegarty (63) and Andy Simpson (54) gave Glasshoughton’s reply a great start by putting on 135 for the second wicket. Liam Bloomer (35) then combined with Dakin (45no) to see Glasshoughton home. Dakin hit the winning run off the last ball.

Stuart Camm (52) steered Knottingley 2nds to a six-wicklet win at Hemsworth 2nds who were limited to 114-9 by John Clarke (4-25).

Robert Brain’s half century was in vain for Ferrybridge 2nds in a four-wicket defeat against Pledwick 2nds.

Thorpe Audlin 2nds lost by 113 runs at Pollington when they finished on 111-7, chasing the home side’s total of 224-7.