Runs for Winrow and Lockley in Elland win

Elland's Paul Winrow was among the runs again
Elland's Paul Winrow was among the runs again

Elland beat Honley by five wickets in the battle of the fourth versus third-placed teams in the Huddersfield League’s top flight.

The visitors batted first at Hullen Edge and looked set for a total of between 250 and 280 after reached 137 for two but they were restricted to 205 for eight by some accurate bowling.

Paul Winrow made 71 out of the first 87 before falling in Elland’s reply. Opening partner Niall Lockley (61) helped take the total to 161 for two and the home side appeared to be cruising but they ended up scrambling home with three balls to spare.

Barkisland lost by two wickets in a fluctuating contest at Marsden.

Jamie Summerscales continued his impressive form with 47 but Barkisland could only muster 138.

They fought back impressively with the ball, dismissing Marsden’s top six cheaply with Johnny Whiteoak picking up three wickets.

However, Chris Kilner and Mohammad Khan returned to plague Barkisland for the second time in the afternoon, having taken all 10 Barkisland wickets between them earlier. Kilner made 48 not out and Khan 36 as Marsden reached the winning post in spite of the efforts of Lorenzo Ingram (four for 49).

Lightcliffe crashed by 108 runs away to next month’s Priestley Cup semi-final opponents Pudsey St Lawrence in the Bradford League.

Callum Goldthorp (87 no) and skipper Mark Robertshaw (63) put the weakened visitors on the back foot and Matthew Duce’s late 52 lifted the score to 255 for five.

Lightcliffe were without Oliver Robinson and Chris Taylor and it showed as they folded to 147 in reply with only stand-in skipper Jonathan Wilson (43) and former St Lawrence opener Alex Stead (30) getting to grips with the home spinners. Runs were hard to come by at Russell Way where a Brighouse fightback with the ball was in vain against second-placed Spen Victoria in Division Two.

Rob Burton’s six for 22 sent Brighouse packing for 72 and although Spen were 38 for five in reply, no further wickets were forthcoming for the second-from-bottom home side.

Illingworth produced a notable fightback to register a fine victory over a Horsforth side just above them in third place in Division Three of the Aire/Wharfe League.

The Halifax side looked in trouble when they lost early wickets but Luke Brooksby led a fightback with 62 and the tail chipped in superbly as the total climbed to 207.

It was then the turn of the home side’s top order to struggle and three wickets each for Brooksby and Jamie Moorhouse helped the visitors to a 40-run success.

Northowram Fields’ quest for a first win of the season in the Central Yorkshire League’s top flight goes on after a 60-run home defeat at Ossett.

The Rams, whose sole victory has come in the cup, looked to have a chance when Aussie Jeremy Smith took four wickets to leave Ossett 127 for six but some dropped catches cost them dear.

A seventh-wicket stand of 122 in 17 overs between Hashmi (73 no) and Bilal (50) changed the course of the contest and the visitors finished on 257 for eight.

Northowram were 45 for five in reply but middle order men Dru Patel (41), Ben Grech (28), Jason Smith (27) and Chris Metcalf (24) helped them salvage a point and limit Ossett to four at 197 for nine.

Injury-plagued Todmorden are down to 11th of 14 in the Lancashire League after a 107-run home defeat at the hands of Lowerhouse.

Visiting pro Francois Haasbroek hit a career best unbeaten 131 as the champions powered to 254 for five in a 46 overs a-side match.

Haasbroek followed up with three for 18 as Tod were limited to 147 for eight with Sri Lankan Geeth Alwis’s 41 the top contribution.