Piggott’s unbeaten ton lifts defending champions to top of table

All-rounder Adam Rollin hit 54 and bagged 4-22 in South Kirkby's 79-run win against West Bretton in Division One.
All-rounder Adam Rollin hit 54 and bagged 4-22 in South Kirkby's 79-run win against West Bretton in Division One.

Defending champions Fairburn regained top spot in Pontefract and District Cricket League Division One by completing a league double over title rivals Sandal.

Craig Piggott hammered six sixes and 14 fours in an unbeaten 112 off 92 balls as Fairburn chased down Sandal’s 244-6 to win by seven wickets with five overs to spare.

Skipper James Clegg (54) was also a key contributor for Fairburn while Jack Gibson (62), Kristian Shuttleworth (42) and Kieran Dransfield (40no) led Sandal’s scoring.

Fairburn are two points clear of closest rivals South Kirkby in a wide-open title race in which only 12 points separates for the top six teams.

Adam Rollin (54 and 4-22), Ritchie Bresnan (3-23) and Dean Woolsey (2-37) were outstanding in South Kirkby’s 79-run win against West Bretton.

Joe Seddon (55no) and Danny Bridges (29no) guided Ackworth to a nine-wicket victory against bottom side Old Sharlston who were routed for 85 by Dale Longfield (5-27), Brodie Mathews (2-18) and Kieran McIntyre (2-23).

Ackworth host holders Brook-Walton in the Dyson-Skidmore Trophy final this Sunday (1.30pm start). Boith teams will be aiming to keep alive their hopes of a league and cup double.

Brook-Walton revived their title bid by winning by 86 runs at Hatfield last Saturday.

Openers Mohammed Shoaib (70no) and Inderjit Singh Hayre (66) put on 113 as Frickley Colliery maintained their challenge with a nine-wicket victory against Hooton Pagnell who were restricted to 142-9 by Mohammed Ayub (4-34) and Saj Khan (3-23).

Mohammed Bashir (54), Gary Rhodes (43), Johannes Van Ee (38) and Jordan Page (37no) led the way as Streethouse overhauled Askern’s 237-5 that featured an unbroken 141-run stand between Andrew Lunn (102no) and Aaron Gillies (63no).

Joel Evans struck 80 and Scott Wood snapped up 6-26 as Division Two leaders Rossington Main won by 88 runs at Featherstone whose defeat was tough on James Dunn (50) and David Hiorns (5-48)

Third-placed Knottingley won by nine wickets at 10-man Whitley Bridge who were bowled out for 93.

Hemsworth Miners welfare collected five points from an 18-run defeat at Barnby Dun.

Jack Heritage (5-68) and Jake Taberner (2-33) limited Barnby to 206-9 but Hemsworth’s reply fell short on 188 despite a magnificent ninth wicket stand between Bailey Mathews (55no) and Jake Taberner (49).

Allerton Bywater’s batting let them down at Darton.

Mohammed Tokir (32no) and David Danks (12) were the only batsmen in double figures as Allerton fell for 79, replying to Darton’s 173-9.

Richard Lamb (3-27), Matthew Thompson (3-53) and Ben Child (2-27) were Allerton’s wicket-takers, with Darton’s Ben Wood having the distinction of being given out for hitting the ball twice.

A second-wicket partnership of 105 between Rob Sperrin and Joseph Jackson steered Glasshoughton to a six-wicket win against Notton.

Sperrin struck three sixes and 12 fours in an excellent 109 while Jackson’s brisk 45 featured five sixes as the Castleford side overhauled Notton’s 215-9 in just 32.2 overs.

Glasshoughton’s Alex Clemo had figures of 4-47 from 11 overs.

Glasshoughton are holding a charity match at their Leeds Road ground this Sunday (1.30pm start).

Money raised will be divided between societies doing research into leukemia and Alzheimer’s.

Everyone who has been involved with the club over the years will be made welcome at the game.