Hart’s excellent all-round display in vain for Ferrybridge

Leaders Hemsworth Miners Welfare lost by two wickets to Barnby Dun to Saturday's Division Five East top-of-the-table match.
Leaders Hemsworth Miners Welfare lost by two wickets to Barnby Dun to Saturday's Division Five East top-of-the-table match.

ACKWORTH 2nds moved level on points with Pledwick at the top of Pontefract and District Cricket League Division Four with a 28-run win over Ferrybridge Power Station.

Gareth Webber (55), Luke Malone (47) and James Horbury (44) provided the bulk of Ackworth’s total of 199-6.

Ferrybridge’s Jack Hart had figures of 4-36 from nine overs.

Ferrybridge’s reply fell short on 171 despite good batting by Hart (40), Neal Patel (33no) and Craig Ellison (32).

Malone claimed 3-46 and Peter Papworth and Kevin Booth each took two wickets.

Jack Pownall (61) and Shaun Wood (47) led Frickley Colliery to 179 against South Kirkby who were skittled for 93 by Matthew Pinder (4-20), Corey Hawksworth (3-29) and Lewis Binns (2-33).

In Division Three, Hundhill Hall trounced neighbours Thorpe Audlin by 238 runs.

An opening 155-run stand between Peter Ferguson (99) and Ben Dunn-Birch (56) put Hundhill on their way to 277 which also featured 35 by Chris Walton. Scott Murray (4-46) was Thorpe’s most successful bowler.

Jamie Evans (15) was the solitary batsman in double figures as Reece Johnson (5-18) and Scott Latimer (3-15) routed Thorpe for 39.

An unbeaten century by Martin Rhodes was the highlight of Streethouse’s 35-run victory at Bentley.

Jamie Rhodes (3-40), Craig Bryant (2-34), Ricky Crossley (2-17) and Damian Bowles (2-44) were Streethouse’s wicket-takers.

Leaders Hemsworth Miners Welfare lost by two wickets to Barnby Dun to Saturday’s Division Five East top-of-the-table match.

It put second-placed Barnby only 11 points behind Hemsworth.

Openers Gavin Stevens (46) and Martyn Gorton (38) gave Hemsworth a great start before they slumped to 133 all out.

Buck Rees-McClure (3-57), Stephen Carter (2-23) and Steve Perks (2-17) gave Barnby plenty of problems but they were rescued by tail-enders Danny Evans (32no), Thomas Webster (30) and Mark Blyth (10no).

Ian Brown (55), Bradley Davis (37 and 2-19) and Mark Swales (5-21) were outstanding in Knottingley’s eight-wicket success at Fairburn.

Robbie Bancroft (40) and Connor Jackson (2-35) were Fairburn’s best performers.

Opener Ashley Shaw’s half-century, which included eight boundaries, steered Eggborough Power Station to a seven-wicket victory over Whitley Bridge who were limited to 86-8 in their 40 overs by accurate bowling from Lee Dowson (3-22), James Brook (3-24) and Calum Maxwell (2-19).

Featherstone won by six wickets at Askern by chasing down the home side’s total of 139-8 with more than three overs to spare.

Russell Coyne (34no), Joe Collrey (33no) and Martin Clayton (28) led Featherstone’s scoring and Ian Sykes (3-18) and Jack Lee (3-30) were the main wicket-takers.

Glasshoughton lost at home by six wickets to Denby Grange in Division Five West.

Matthew Townend’s unbeaten 86 enabled Denby to overhaul the Castleford side’s 166-7 that featured an undefeated 70 by Matthew Charlton.

Hundhill Hall stayed on course for the Division Six East title with a 51-run victory at Ferrybridge Power Station.

Adam Briddon (5-32) and Dominic Owen (3-40) sent Hundhiull collapsing from 47-0 to 132 all out after veteran opener Fred Gunthorpe (53) had given the East Hardwick side a promising start.

The target proved too much for Ferrybridge who were routed for 81 by Tristan Oselton (3-24), David Crowther (3-13) and Jed Wilkinson (2-21).

Hundhill are 57 points clear of second-placed Nostell who won by three wickets at Sykehouse thanks to Simon Wilson (4-25) and Matthew McCabe (36).

Openers Ricky Hindmarch (33) and Mark Arbon (25) led Thorpe Audlin to a six-wicket win over Pegler who were bowled out for 75 by Richard Harris (4-10) and Bailey Jones (3-18).

Ryhill and Havercroft won by four wickets at Newton Hill in Division Six west.

Elliot Roberts (4-46), Lee Waldron (2-23), Luke Speight (2-33) and Richard Boldy (2-45) limited Newton Hill to 157 after Ajit Sukumaran (46) and Neil Scargill (41) had helped them recover from 9-3.

Opener Nathan Potton led Ryhill’s successful reply by hitting 17 fours in an excellent 89 off 113 deliveries as they knocked off the runs with one over to spare.

Callum Bastow (2-31) was Newton Hill’s best bowler.