Pontefract League: Rhodes shines as Streethouse stay unbeaten

Gary Rhodes on his way to a top scoring knock for Streethouse against West Bretton. Picture:  Allan McKenzie
Gary Rhodes on his way to a top scoring knock for Streethouse against West Bretton. Picture: Allan McKenzie

Streethouse are one of three joint leaders after three rounds of the Pontefract League’s Division One following their 128-run win over West Bretton.

They had to recover from a poor start to keep their unbeaten run going after being reduced to 9-3, but went on to post a 271-9 total from 46 overs.

Gary Rhodes top scored with 63, including 12 fours. Support came from Brent Law (49), Dylan Bowles (46) and Kyle Cleobury (36) while Kieran Seddon (4-76) and Chris Degnan (3-56) were the most successful West Bretton bowlers.

Bretton were all out for 143 in reply with Mark Hinchcliffe (41) top scoring and Jonathan Hughes (3-18) the pick of the Streethouse attack.

Ackworth also made it three wins from three with a 90-run success against Hemsworth MW when they bowled them out for 90 in reply to 176.

Joe Seddon (42) top scored for the early pacesetters while Dale Longfield took 5-23 for them. For Hemsworth, Jack Heritage claimed 4-42 and Kevan Locke hit 31.

The third team with an 100 per cent record is South Kirkby, who beat Hatfield Main by 23 runs.

Jack Danks (48 not out) top scored as Kirkby made 199-9. David Rollin then took 4-39 as Hatfield were all out for 176.

Frickley Colliery were all out for 139 to lose by 67 runs to Brodsworth Main.

Mark Nurse (32) battled in vain for Frickley who were replying to a strong 206-5 score.

An unbeaten 102 from Dale McMullen led Old Sharlston home with six wickets in hand as they chased down Askern Welfare’s 189-9 in their Division One game.

Simon Kemp (3-39) had earlier done most to restrict Askern.

Glasshoughton are still joint top of Division Two despite a 35-run loss to Stainborough.

Alex Clemo was in good form with the ball, taking 7-37, but Stainborough’s 196 total proved enough with Glasshoughton all out for 161 in reply, Clemo (27) top scoring.

Streethouse seconds made it two wins from three when Johnathan Nickerson (74) led a successful run chase that saw them run out five wicket victors at Darton.

Craig Ellison (3-28) and Craig Bryant (3-43) were the most successful Streethouse bowlers as Darton were all out for 173.

Crigglestone achieved their first victory of the season when they came out on top by 42 runs at Knottingley Town.

Batting first, they made 207 with opener Andy Crowther scoring 49 and John Clark taking 5-49. In reply, Knottingley were all out for 165, Chamila Wijesinghe (30 not out) top scoring and Junaid Yousaf claiming 3-19.

David Hiorns set Featherstone Town on the way to a seven-wicket win at Thurnscoe Institute as he claimed 5-39.

After Thurnscoe were all out for 137, Town reached their target comfortably with Tommy Hyde hitting 50.

Whitley Bridge were all out for 159 as they lost by five wickets to Barnby Dun.

Defeat was tough on Lewis Longstaff who hit 72 and took two wickets.

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