Earle’s lord it over Triangle

Actions from Luddundenfoot v Old Town. Pictured is Sajid Mahmood.
Actions from Luddundenfoot v Old Town. Pictured is Sajid Mahmood.
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Jack and Tom Earle teamed up to devastating effect as Mytholmroyd claimed maximum points with an eight wicket Premier Division thumping of Triangle.

Triangle batted first on their home patch where a fine opening spell from Jack helped restrict them to 96 for four.

It could have been worse for the hosts had N. Madden not dug in for 57 with Gary Rodger matching that in the middle of the card as Triangle limped to 191.

Earle returned figures of four for 53 from his 12 overs.

Tom then laid seige to the Triangle attack as he bashed 12 fours and nine sixes in an unbeaten 115, his century coming off 69 balls in 85 minutes.

There is still no stopping Jer Lane at the top as they maintained their position courtesy of a four wicket success at Blackley.

Reece Jennison could be excused for feeling a tad disappointed as he peppered the boundary on the way to a smart 103 in Blackley’s total of 247 for nine.

Michael Hustler proved invaluable with the ball, however, as he claimed seven wickets at a cost of 57

Lane found themselves on 66 for three, but beefy middle order knocks from J. Williams (50) and Johnny Lister (72) put the visitors back on track and they eased home with five overs to spare.

SBCI leap-frogged Warley at the bottom end of the table following their 54 run success over their relegation rivals.

George Hampshire (71) and Thomas Wood (60) got SBCI off to a flyer with a 123 run first wicket partnership.

The momentum could not be maintained and they were eventually all out for 225, Greg Keywood collecting six for 34.

The Warley batsmen struggled for consistency and they lurched from 90 for five to 171 all out, Ben Summerscales hastening their departure with five for 56.

Clayton are still anchored to the bottom following their 116 run reversal at the hands of Bradshaw.

Opener Richard Moore hammered 107, Simon Collins chipped in with 64 and Dean Cotton 71 as Bradshaw piled up a daunting 313 for nine.

Clayton’s top order all threatened to make decent scores but failed to build on that promise, Collins helping them on their way at 197 for nine with four for 46.

Queensbury returned to winning ways in Division One with a nine point win at Northowram Hedge Top.

Taking first knock, Hedge Top struggled against the visitor’s spin pair of Girdev Singh (three for 78) and Amjad Ali (three for 80) with only Nick Hall making any impression wuith 80 off 117 balls.

Hall was eventually stumped by Scott Osborne - one of four such dismissals - but with the next highest score being Oliver Hemmingway’s 34, the home men failed to break the 200 mark, ending on 191 for seven.

Facing a relatively modest victory target, Queensbury started steadily but slipped to 74 for four off 20 overs before skipper Phil Sharples (61 no) and Tom Watson (57 no) took charge with an unbroken stand of 118 in 19 overs to claim victory with six overs to spare.

Oxenhope recorded a much needed three wicket victory at high flying Sowerby St Peters.

The home side posted a challenging total of 221 with runs all down the order.

Clarke (56) and Daniel Syme (39 no) were the top scorers. but the innings was dominated by the bowling of Duncan Tetley who took seven for 76 in 17 overs.

The run chase started well with Stuart Jackson hitting 50 at the top of the list but Martin Schofield claimed most of the middle order before Josh Tetley (58) and Adam Bailey (56 no) put together a 99 run stand to give the visitors a chance of victory.

A tense finish saw Luke Fleetwood hit three fours in the last over to snatch victory despite the best efforts of Schofield who bowled through to take five wickets.

Southowram maintained their position at the head of the field thanks to an 89 run success over Old Crossleyans.

Southowram’s top three batsmen all made half centuries to turn the heat up on Crocs.

Jack Hemblys picked up four for 66 but the visitors were still able to post a rich total of 285 for nine.

Crocs tried hard but at 110 for five their hopes looked forlorn ones and they eventually succumbed on 196 for seven.

Bridgeholme relegated Outlane to bottom spot after a three wicket success.

Daniel Crosland made his intentions clear with 71 at the top of the Outlane order. He was finally seventh man down with the total on 194 which eventually reached 222, Allah Ditta nicking four for 58.

Bridgeholme were held back by the efforts of Anwar Shokat on the way to figures of four for 74, and although they were struggling at 80 for five, Daniel Fielden (55) and Chris Kibble (85no) led the late order resistance that guided their side to victory.

Low Moor eased past a potential banana skin in the shape of Greetland to maintain their lead at the top of Division Two.

Craig Green and Nick Wood set about the Greetland batters as a target of 163 was set with 50 overs available, Wood claiming five for 52 on his return to the side and Green cleared up the tail.

It was left to the in-form Andy Croadsell to stike a sublime 69 as Low Moor eased to their target with six wickets in hand.

Shelf’s Robert Ramsden produced the bowling performance of the day in his side’s six wicket success over Wibsey Park Chapel.

Ramsden claimed nine for 81 as he saw off the last six wickets in 10 balls, which included a hat-trick, to end the innings at 141.

Shelf middle-order man Steve Priestley then smashed an unbeaten 57 in 27 balls, which included five sixes, as the hosts romped home on 143 for four.

Ryan Severn took just 22 overs for his 169 as Stainland won a tense encounter with Augustinians by three runs.

It was the second successive home innings where Severn has passed the 150 mark. However, the all-rounder pulled a muscle during his innings which meant he was unable to inflict any damage with the ball.

Augustinians played themselves into a good position chasing 304 and needed eight from the last over.

However, former Badger Hill man Kris Gorringe kept his nerve to deny the visitors.

Luddenden Foot claimed the honours following an eight wicket success over Old Town.

Z. Mahmood provided the cornerstone of the Old Town total of 227 with 12 fours and three sixes in his superb 133.

He and Sajid Mahmood (75) had taken the Foot bowling apart, but then it all went horribly wrong as they lost their last seven batsmen for the addition of just eight runs, Gareth Swain finishing with five for 57.

The Foot batsmen started like a train with newly promoted opener Jacob Hyde hitting 55m from just 27 balls as he shared in an opening stand of 103 in 123 overs with Chris Roy.

Karl Whipp (64no) and Gareth Hall (52no) then saw the hosts home with 20 overs left.