League programme decimated by rain

Pontefract League latest
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Saturday’s Pontefract and District Cricket League programme was ruined by rain.

Only two matches were completed and Rossington Main won them both, with the first-team beating Whitley Bridge in Division Two and the second-team winning at ykehouse in Division Seven East.

Play started in four of the six Division One fixtures, which were all eventually abandoned.

Askern were 15-1 at Ackworth and Hooton Pagnell reached 64-3 against leaders Fairburn.

Jake Rimmington (39) and Dale Woolsey (27no) guided South Kirkby to 76-1 from 13 overs against Frickley Colliery and West Bretton were 5-0 off one over against Hatfield Town.

Rossington collected maximum points by beating Whitley Bridge by 50 runs.

Joel Evans (31) and Karl Buxton (29) led Rossington to 124.

Whiltey’s Lewis Longstaff had excellent figures of 7-59 and Matthew Daniel claimed 2-56.

Whitley’s reply never got going as Richard Morrall (4-32) and Thomas Green (3-22) reduced them to 48-8 before they were eventually all out for 74.

Rowan Quarmby’s unbeaten 64 guided Rothwell to 182-7 against Glasshoughton but the game was abandoned before the Castleford team had the chance to reply.

Play got underway in Division Two fixtures at Allerton Bywater, Featherstone and Stainborough but all were rained off shortly after starting.

In Division Three, Crigglestone reached 135-5 from 34.2 overs at Brodsworth Main and Kilnhurst Colliery made 91-3 from 25.1 overs against Newton Hill in the only two games that started.

In Division Four. Ackworth’s Keith Best (5-30) and Nigel Malyan (5-48) skittled Bentley for 80.

Ackworth were 31-3 from 13 overs when the weather intervened.

Sykehouse were rescued by rain after being routed for 49 at Fenwick.

Pollington reached 85-1 against Pledwick and Thorpe Audlin were 21-2 from 9.3 overs against Ferrybridge.

Featherstone were 60-6 from 23 overs at Division Five rivals Fairburn, for who Lee Dobson bagged 4-35 and Andy Clegg 2-22.

Hatfield posted 138-8 from a completed innings against Garforth whose reply started well when they progressed to 25-0 from four overs before play was washed out.

Rain was the only winner in Division Six where all five fixtures were abandoned shortly after starting.