Sandal snatch top spot as champions Fairburn are beaten

South Kirkby's Jake Rimmington hammered three sixes and 15 fours in a magnificent unbeaten 126.
South Kirkby's Jake Rimmington hammered three sixes and 15 fours in a magnificent unbeaten 126.

Sandal are the new Pontefract and District Cricket League Division One leaders after Fairburn slipped to their first league defeat of the season against Brook-Walton on Saturday.

Sandal’s eight-wicket win against Old Sharlston put them two points clear of Fairburn, with Brook-Walton just one point behind in third place.

Ryan Greatrick (37) top-scored as Fairburn were toppled for 131 by Kevin Watson (5-43) and Alwyn Dyke (4-22).

Jordan Harvey finished unbeaten on 34 as Brook scraped home, despite Simon Abdy’s 4-32.

Sam Noden (7-35) and Lee Geldard (3-23) set up Sandal’s easy win by routing Old Sharlston for 75.

Jake Rimmington hammered three sixes and 15 fours in a magnificent unbeaten 126 as South Kirkby trounced Ackworth by 144 runs.

Rimmington, Dale Woolsey (33) and Brayden Clark (29) guided South Kirkby to 209-7.

Ackworth’s reply was soon in deep trouble at 11-4 and they were eventually all out for 65, with Adam Rollin snapping up 4-12.

Streethouse lost by three wickets at Hatfield Town and Hooton Pagnell suffered a 34-run defeat at Askern.

Streethouse’s defeat was hard on Damien Bowles (58), Ste Roberts (34) and Scott Bland (4-56).

Andrew Lunn, batting at number nine, hit an unbeaten 65 in Askern’s total of 165.

Matthew Harrison (5-27) and Scott Exley (30) were Hooton’s best performers.

Jonny Winwood (141no and 3-57) shone for West Bretton in an eight-run win at Frickley Colliery for whom Andy Wathey hit 84 and Mohammed Uzair Ali 48.

Chasing 229-4, Frickley fell just short on 221-9.

Skipper Craig Bryant smashed 10 boundaries in an unbeaten 62 as Glasshoughton beat Division Two rivals Allerton Bywater by 41.

Replying to Glasshoughton’s 200-9, Allerton were kept at 159-9 by Noor Sahaq (3-30) and Bryant (2-38).

Mohammed Tokir (5-66) was Allerton’s most successful bowler and Chris Hall (30) was their top scorer.

Featherstone lost a high-scoring game against Rothwell.

Andy Humphreys (52), Alex Manson (49no) and Rowan Quarmby (36) led the way as Rothwell overhauled Featherstone’s 230-6 that featured 72 by Craig Smith and 52 from Adam Perry.

Nicky Kirton (35) led Knottingley to 172-9 at Barnby Dun who were skittled for 67 by Paul Barnes (5-8) and Craig Larrington (4-27).

Hemsworth’s batting let them down badly against Stainborough as they collapsed to 70 all out.

Jake Taberner (3-9) and Jack Heritage (2-19) made Stainborough work hard for a three-wicket win.

Whitley Bridge comfortably beat Notton who managed only 99, replying to Whitley’s 218-7.

Sam Pettit (77no), James Pearson (71), Mathew Daniel (2-26), Lewis Longstaff (2-27) and Mathew Draper (2-18) were outstanding for Whitley.

Hundhill Hall and Streethouse both collected maximum points in Division Three.

Hundhill’s Simon Jewitt (7-29) sent Newton Hill reeling from 33-0 to 87 all out after opener Gary Jennings (59) had given them a good start.

Hundhill’s reply began shakily when they slumped to 27-4 but Jack Gascoigne (22), Ben Westhead (21) and Eddie Anderson (17no) rescued them as they won by two wickets.

Stuart Camm (5-18), James Cosgrove (2-25) and David Crowther (2-19) set up Streethouse’s four-wicket success against Nostell who were dismissed for 67.

Brodsworth won by six wickets at Bullcroft Main who were routed for 42 by Mason Warren (5-19), Josh Rutherford (2-20) and Josh Bell (2-0).

None of Hensall’s batsmen reached double figures as they fell for just 31 in an eight-wicket defeat against Crofton.