White’s alright in ‘Royd success

Actions from the game, Barkisland v Elland.  Pictured is Jamie Summerscales
Actions from the game, Barkisland v Elland. Pictured is Jamie Summerscales
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Mytholmroyd’s Chris White single-handedly destroyed Bradshaw’s batting line up as he claimed nine wickets in his side’s crushing Premier Division success.

The man who stopped White achieving a clean sweep was Jack Earle who picked up the wicket of E. Mercer with the score on 60 for six.

Bradshaw were stunned and slumped to a meagre 88 all out, White’s contribution coming at the cost of just 36 runs in 14 overs.

Mytholmroyd had the bit between their teeth and Tom Earle made sure of an early finish by blasting an unbeaten 62 which included 11 fours and two sixes.

Leaders Jer Lane duly made it nine wins out of nine but were demied maximum points by a gutsy Sowerby Bridge side.

Bridge got off to a decent start with Tim Helliwell and Paul Gledhill putting on 99 for the first wicket before Gledhill perished on 52.

Helliwell went on to notch 59 before he departed third man down with the score on 120.

That signalled a collapse as Bridge lurched to 171 for nine, J Williams finishing with six for 60.

Andrew Pinfield led the charge with an unbeaten 59 and after Raqeeb Younis had departed for 31, Jordan Laban got hold of the game and blitzed 13 fours and three sixes in an unbeaten 81 which helped guide Lane to their target.

Thornton were able to reduce the deficit between themselves and the leaders to nine points following their one wicket success over Clayton.

J. Hutchinson winkled out six for 48 as Clayton were hustled back for 151.

Thornton did not have things all their own way as they lost wickets regularly, Mitesh Mistry claiming four for 40, but they were able to see the result out.

George Hampshire and Matthew Hoyle were the leading lights in SBCI’s 33 run success over Booth in a game reduced to 43 overs

Hampshire rattled 14 fours in his 109 that formed the bedrock of SBCI’s total of 220 for six.

Hoyle then weighed in with the ball, claiming five for 55 as Booth succumbed at 187 for eight, Rick Laycock top scoring with 53.

Gavin Moody came to Division One leaders Southowram’s rescue as he bagged a six wicket haul to see off the challenge from lowly Outlane.

Outlane had restricted Southowram to 108 with Scott Moody top scoring on 32.

However, Gavin stepped forward and proceeded to rip the heart out of the Outlane reply, finishing with figures of six for 22 to leave the opposition short-handed.

An unbeaten 89 from Tom Watson saw Queensbury to victory over visitors Oxenhope.

B. Addison dismissed the Osborne brothers, Bradley and Scott, to leave the home side stunned on two for two. Watson then shared in stands of 61 with Jamie Priestley (21), 74 with Babar Malik (36), and an unbroken 54 with Amjad Ali (32) as the home men eased home with five overs to spare. Watson’s 102 ball innings included 11 fours and three sixes.

Earlier, Oxenhope had posted a disappointing 187 for eight, Josh Tetley making 65 off 66 balls and sharing a 51 run fifth wicket stand with Josh Fleetwood (27).

However, with no other batsmen able to impose themselves on the Queensbury bowlers the visitors failed to set a challenging total.

Amjad Ali bowled throughout to take five for 73 and take his season’s haul to 26 while junior player Joe Brown again impressed with the new ball taking three for 22.

Ryan Severn produced a career best nine for 34 as Stainland inflicted a two wicket defeat on Denholme Clough in Division Two.

Severn was only denied claiming all 10 by a dropped catch at mid off. As it was Paul Carter brought the Clough innings to an end on 105.

Stainland lost wickets at regular intervals in reply before finally squeezing home.

The number nine provided a different connotation for Augustinians as that was the number of their batsman who failed to truble the scorers in an 80 run defeat by Greetland.

Damon Nichols missed out on two hat-tricks in consecutive overs as he demolished the top of the order to finish with five for 37.

A Munir claimed four for 46 as Augustinians were hurried away on 122 in reply to Greetland’s 202, S. Khan’s unbeaten 97 shining like a beacon.

The hosts had struggled early on, losing their first two wickets with 30 on the board. However, a magnificent third wicket partnershp of 123 between skipper M. Mahboob (71) and Nasir Husain (61), coupled with a late flurry from Khuram Amin, saw Greetland home.

Low Moor’s lead at the top was cut to just two points after Wibsey Park Chapel claimed maximum points from a narrow one run victory over Luddenden Foot.

Moor banked eight from their victory at Stones with R. Speight (81 no) and Carl Harrison (99) the main men.

Chapel had Adam Beesley unbeaten on 52 in their total of 159 for four, but it took a two-pronged attack from Paul and Stuart Fenton to keep plucky Foot at bay, the pair finishing with four for 53 and four for 40 repectively as the visitors finished agonisngly short.

Old Town lifted themselves up a place following their one wicket win over Shelf.

Elland produced a batting masterclass to sink local rivals Barkisland in their Huddersfield League Premiership derby.

Barkisland opener Jamie Summerscales must have thought he had given his side half a chance as he laid seige to the Elland bowling, plundering 11 fours and six sixes in his unbeaten 119.

Lorenzo Ingram added 34 but none of the other Barkisland batsmen could get ther eyes in and the innings fell away at a nevertheless challenging 225 for six.

However, Elland’s Paul Winrow was just as hungry as Summerscales and he let loose in emphatic style, securing 14 fours and three sixes to stay unbeaten on 103.

Niall Lockley made a breezy 66 with Greg Finn adding 50 not out to see the visitors home.

Lightcliffe’s hopes of acvhieving victory over Manningham Mills in Division One of the Bradford League foundered due to the efforts of skipper Adam Patel.

He guided Mills into third place in the table with a superb unbeaten 102 to help his side to an 80-run success.

Patel’s ton included 11 fours and two sixes as he built on the good work started by openers Adal Islam (41) and Farhan Khan (40). Overseas player Noman Ali (35) also contributed as the total reached 264 for five.

Off spinner Josh Wheatley (three for 73) was the most successful bowler for Lightcliffe who were bowled out for 184 in reply.

Brighouse also suffered defeat in their Division Two clash at Yeadon, going down by six wickets.

Brighouse opener Charles Roebuck blasted two sixes and 12 fours in his 82, while Suleman Khan (33) was the only other batsman to challenge the grip exerted by Zeeshan Qasim (four for 44) and Ali (three for 48).

Australian Shaun Miller hit an unbeaten 57 as the improving home side eased to victory.

Oliver Halliday was in the wickets again with three for 32 as Brighouse were bowled out for 101.

Illingworth suffered a nine wicket defeat against a good Upper Wharfedale side in Division Three of the Aire Wharfe League.

Matthew Battle and Luke Brooksby took three wickets each as the visitors were sent back for just 127.

That total eluded Illingworth as they reached 118 for nine, T. Baines taking four for 20