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Pontefract League: Leaders Streethouse make it lucky 13

Frickley CC's Jason Mills bowls West Bretton's Johnny Winwood in the Pontefract Division One match. Picture: Allan McKenzie
Frickley CC's Jason Mills bowls West Bretton's Johnny Winwood in the Pontefract Division One match. Picture: Allan McKenzie

Streethouse moved one step closer to the Pontefract League Division One title after they beat Hatfield Town by nine wickets.

The hosts bowled their visitors all out for 139 with Kevin Marshall (4-59) doing the most damage.

Andy Cutts (50) proved to be the only real resistance as the league leaders quickly dismissed their opponents.

Hatfield only took one wicket as Streethouse reached 143 in 20.1 overs. Brent Law (40) was run out before Jonathan Hughes (59) and Connor Fisher (34) partnered to secure Streethouse’s 13th win from 13 league games this season.

Ackworth kept the pressure on the league leaders as they won by 134 runs at home to Hooton Pagnell.

Scott Walker hit a superb 102 from 134 balls with David Barrett (59) reaching a half century as the hosts set Pagnell a target of 294.

Shaun Longfield (4-16) led the bowling response for Ackworth as the visitors were all out for 159.

West Bretton remain in danger of relegation after they lost by 93 runs at Frickley Colliery.

The hosts won the toss and elected to bat with Inderjit Singh Hayre (73) top scoring as Frickley ended the innings on 221-8.

Tom Clifford hit 51 runs in West Bretton’s reply, but he was not helped by his fellow batsmen who managed to score just 60 runs between them. Jason Mills took four wickets at the cost of 51 runs as West Bretton were all out for 128.

South Kirkby won a close derby contest at Hemsworth MW as they got home with just one wicket to spare.

Hemsworth batted first and were all out for 114. Steve Secker (61) led from the front as South Kirkby reached 115 runs with one wicket in hand. Jack Heritage (4-21) was Hemsworth’s biggest threat with the ball.

Elsewhere in Division One, Old Sharlston were well beaten by Fairburn as they were all out for 127 chasing down a target of 245. Dale McMullan took seven wickets for Old Sharlston.

More reports from the Pontefract Cricket League in this week’s edition of the Pontefract & Castleford Express and Hemsworth & South Elmsall Express