Barkisland and Elland in thrillers

Cricket - Lightcliffe v Scholes. Suleman Khan bowls for Lightcliffe.
Cricket - Lightcliffe v Scholes. Suleman Khan bowls for Lightcliffe.

Barkisland and Shelley were involved in a 30 overs per side nail-biter in the Huddersfield League which finished in a tie.

Openers Jamie Summerscales (66) and Alex Kaye (41) laid the foundations for a Barkisland total of 190 for six.

That was matched by the visitors, who recovered from 14 for two and hit 45 off the last five overs to share the spoils.

Also in the Premier, Elland got off the mark with a fine win in a 40 overs contest at Honley.

They restricted the hosts to 177 for six and won by four wickets off the last ball after openers Saqib Matlud (71) and Liam Fletcher (46) had got them on course.

Former captain Chris Taylor was among the runs again as Lightcliffe got off the mark for the season in the Bradford League

Taylor made 76 not out - his second half-century of the campaign - as the Wakefield Road side overhauled Scholes’ 166 for seven to win by five wickets.

The ex-Yorkshire and Derbyshire batsman’s main support came from Rob Burton with 39 not out.

Earlier, overseas player Suleman Khan’s five for 29 kept the visitors in check after an opening stand of 69.

Brighouse lost by six wickets at Spen Victoria in Championship B after being all out for 149 with Aleem Ladak’s 38 and Mustafa Bhatti’s 34 the top contributions.

Zafar Khan maintained his good start to the season for Northowram Fields, taking four for 45 to dismiss Conference hosts Rodley for 143.

The Rams had earlier made 206 with 59 from Dru Patel.

Todmorden were denied a chance to bounce back from a 44-run defeat at home to Accrington yesterday when today’s Lancashire League game at Bacup was called off.

Accrington, who were posting a first win of the season, made 193 for five thanks to Keiren Grimshaw (62) and Simon Hanson (58) who added 107 for the fourth wicket.

The Centre Vale men recovered from 28 for three thanks to 73-run stand between Ben Sutcliffe (42) and Elliott Gilford (33), only to collapse to 149 all out.

All Saturday and Sunday games in the Pennine League were called off after Friday’s snow, meaning frustration for Walsden who were due to play on both days.

However, they are at home to Bolton side Bradshaw in the National Knockout competition on Monday.