Robinson edges Brook-Walton closer to National Village Cup final at Lord’s

Mark Robinson hit an unbeaten 67 in Brook-Walton'ss four-wicket win against Fairburn in the National Village Cup on Sunday.
Mark Robinson hit an unbeaten 67 in Brook-Walton'ss four-wicket win against Fairburn in the National Village Cup on Sunday.

Mark Robinson struck an unbeaten 67 to steer Brook-Walton through to last 16 in the National Village Cup.

Robinson and Alwyn Dyke (35) put on 85 as Brook recovered from 26-3 to move a step closer to the final at Lord’s by defeating fellow Pontefract League club Fairburn by four wickets.

Kevin Watson (2-36) and Richard Vigars (2-7) restricted Fairburn to 165-7 but Brook’s reply was in trouble when they quickly lost their first three batsmen Stephen Batty, Gary Proudley and Shane Payne.

Robinson rescued them by hitting two sixes and seven fours in a vital innings.

After his crucial fourth-wicket stand with Dyke, Robinson shared an unbroken 43-run partnership with Liam Geddis (22no) as Brook got home with eight balls to spare.

Brook, who have resigned from the Pontefract League to join the Bradford Premier League next season, will host Addingham or Sessay in the next round on July 10.

Unbeaten Brook lost top spot in Division One on Saturday when they collected only two points from an abandoned match at Ackworth.

Brook were 22-1 from six overs when play was washed out.

Fairburn are one point ahead of Brook after picking up four points from a 25-run defeat at Frickley Colliery.

Sandal’s Sam Noden (2-27) dismissed both South Kirkby openers for ducks before Brayden Clark (36no) led Kirkby to 49-2 from 9.1 overs. Heavy rain then saw the match abandoned.

Streethouse won a high-scoring game at West Bretton who are second bottom.

Johannes Van Ee hammered seven sixes in a whirlwind 113 off 86 balls. He put on 164 with Gary Rhodes (78 off 46 deliveries) as Streethouse piled up 305-5.

West Bretton’s spirited reply fell short on 259-9, despite Luke Smith’s 71 and Adrian Cundy’s 64.

Streethouse’s Brent Law took 4-74 from 12 overs and Scott Bland 3-67 from 14.

Bottom side Old Sharlston, still without a league win this season, were struggling at 57-6 from 31 overs against Hooton Pagnell when the match was abandoned.

Chris Weaver (13no) was the only Sharlston batsman in double figures.

In Division Three, Streethouse were restricted to 122-8 against Hundhill after openers Martin Rhodes (33) and Johnathan Nickerson (29) had given them a good start by putting on 66.

Hundhill comfortably overhauled the target despite Stuart Camm’s 3-67.

Brodsworth Main were 19-1 from 5.2 overs at Nostell when play was washed out.

Adam Schofield (24) and Andrew Hughes (20no) put on 33 for the last wicket in Newton Hill’s total of 136 at at Hensall whose reply had barely got underway at 18-1 from 5.5 overs when heavy rain brought an end to the proceedings.

Crofton conceded their home game against Crigglestone.

Andy Baker’s battling 64 was in vain for Pledwick in an eight-wicket defeat at Ferrybridge Power Station in Division Four.

Opener Baker, who struck seven fours, and number three batsman Chris Day (12) were the only ones in double figures as Pledwick were dismissed for 121 in 42.1 overs.

Ferrybridge’s Jack Hart had figures of 4-20 from 8.1 overs. Paul Lumb (2-14) and Keith Lumb (2-27) also bowled well.

Marc Lumb struck 58 and Richard Lumb finished unbeaten on 46 as Ferrybridge knocked off the runs in 24 overs.

David Cocliff (1-20) and Robert Rao (1-16) were Pledwick’s wicket-takers.

Pledwick are fourth bottom in the table, one place above Netherton.

Leaders Pollington collected 10 points from last Saturday’s match at Netherton.

South Kirkby conceded their Division Four fixture at Stanley Falcon.

Division Five pacesetters Brook-Walton picked up maximum points from a low-scoring match against Rothwell. Brook were bowled out for 117 but Rothwell managed only 92 in reply.

Brook stayed one point clear of closest rivals Stainborough.

Replying to Stainborough’s 273-6, Normanton were all out for 82.

Clinton Speight (21) was Normanton’s top scorer.

Sandal cruised to a 10-wicket win against bottom team Featherstone who were routed for 67 by Raymond Aignworth (4-34) and David Dransfield (4-12).

Old Sharlston’s losing run continued in Division Six when they were beaten at second-placed Brodsworth Main.

Skipper Shaun Bullock (20) was the only batsman in double figures as winless bottom team Sharlston were skittled for 41 by Sean Husband (4-17) and Oliver Challen (4-11).

Sharlston’s Richard Broadbent claimed 2-18 as Brodsworth eased to an eight-wicket win in 7.5 overs.

Scott Ledger top-scored with 62 as West Bretton were bowled out for 118 at Wakefield Thornes, for whom Usmaan Malik grabbed 6-31 off 8.5 overs.

Ryan Gemmell (2-8) reduced Thornes’ reply to 26-3 from 8.3 overs before rain intervened.

In Division Seven West, 10-man Nostell collapsed from 86-3 to 119 all out at Allerton B ywater after Phil Brown (52) and Steve Reynolds (20) had given them a good start.

Allerton knocked off the runs for the loss of only three wickets, despite Simon Wilson’s 2-42.

Neil Summerscales (3-36), Jacob Price (2-28) and Daryl Vaile (34) were Netherton’s best performers in a 47-run defeat at Notton.

Luke Speight (4-31) and Dawood Iqbal (3-12) set up Normanton’s three-wicket victory at Garforth by dismissing the home side for 66.

Eddy Scargill (31) guided Newton Hill to 113-8 from 33.3 overs in an abandoned game against Stanley Falcon.

Falcon’s main wicket-takers were Taylor Smith (3-27), Ryan Turner (2-19) and Nick Hewes (2-18).