Two victories for champs Streethouse

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CHAMPIONS Streethouse climbed to third in Pontefract and District Cricket League Division One with Saturday’s seven-wicket victory over winless Nostell.

Alwyn Dyke (4-38) and Michael Bates (3-25) limited Nostell to 150, which included a half century by Tim oram.

Paul Langley (pictured) hit an unbeaten 74 and Mark Robinson struck 39 as Streethouse knocked off the runs.

Streethouse completed a successful weekend by beating Craven League Long Lee in a regional round of the National Village Trophy the next day.

Langley (78) and Dyke (51) top scored as Streethouse posted 213-7.

Dyke bagged 4-31 and Jordan Page 3-37 as Long Lee were bowled out for 136 in reply.

Fairburn lost top spot in Division One with Saturday’s four wicket defeat at Fishlake.

Mark Abdy (47no) and Ian Jones (35) guided Fairburn to 171-8 but it wasn’t enough because Fishlake overhauled the target for the loss of six wickets, despite Paul Clark’s 3-29.

Ackworth slipped to their third league defeat this season when they lost by one wicket to Old Sharlston.

Jason Ball (3-30) restricted Ackworth to 129-9 which included a top score of 29 by Chris Welburn.

In reply, Kevin Marshall (4-20) and Dean Matthews (3-12) gave Sharlston’s batsmen plenty of problems but they eventually scraped home with the last pair at the wicket after important contributions from Mark Reeves (42) and Steve Roberts (35).

A sparkling 115 by skipper James Dunn was the highlight of Featherstone’s win at Stainborough.

Dunn steered Featherstone to 226-9 and Stainborough managed only 146-9 in reply.

Glasshoughton and Whitley Bridge both lost in Division Two.

Glasshoughton were bowled out for 134, chasing joint leaders South Kirkby’s 255-8.

Jake Rimmington (76), Nick Percival (66) and Liam Rollin (45) led Kirkby’s scoring. All-rounder Rollin completed an excellent afternoon’s work by claiming 5-21.

Whitley slipped to a five-wicket home defeat against Barnby Dun, despite the efforts of James Pearson and Matthew Daniel.

Pearson struck seven boundaries in an excellent 38 and Daniel claimed 4-32 from 13 overs but Barnby got the edge thanks to an unbroken seventh wicket stand of 59 between Mark Nurse (23no) and Josh Oades (19no).

Streethouse A climbed to second in Division Three with a 38-run success at Normanton.

Normanton were kept at 121-7, replying to Streethouse’s 157-4 that featured an unbeaten 81 by Craig Tennant.

Karl Hewitt’s undefeated 96 steered leaders Sandal to a four-wicket win against Hensall, for whom Chris Thornton top-scored with 90.

Knottingley narrowly came out on top in a nail-biting finish against West Bretton.

Nick Kirton hit 43 as Knottingley made good progress, reaching 100-3. A late collapse saw them bowled out for 148 after they lost their last four wickets for just one run.

Steve Knowles (44) and Jonathan Winward (33) provided the backbone of West Bretton’s reply which finished on 143-8 after a dramatic final over.

Knottingley’s Eddie Wilson claimed 3-24 and Craig Larrington 2-18.

Ackworth A maintained their promotion challenge by beating Allerton Bywater.

David Martindale struck an unbeaten 65 and Kevin Booth hit 55 to guide Ackworth to 157-7.

Allerton’s reply fell narrowly short on 142, despite half centuries from Jack Bridges and Tom Greenwood.

Ackworth’s Keith Best had figures of 4-53.