Pontefract Cricket League: Streethouse and Kippax all tied up after Premier thriller

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​Streethouse and Kippax played out a thrilling tie in the Pontefract Cricket League’s Premier Division.

​A last wicket stand of 16 looked to be edging Kippax over the line, but Imran Maqsood was bowled by Ismail Patel after making 16 to leave to scores level at the close.

Kippax were all out for 203 in reply to Streethouse’s 203-9 and the game ended in a tie, although the one wicket less lost by the hosts meant they took 11 points to their opponents’ 10.

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Jacob Tucker (55no), Brent Law (50) and Stuart Ruddick (30) were the leading batsmen for Streethouse, whose best bowlers were Ruddick (6-51) and Patel (3-53).

Jacob Tucker made an unbeaten 55 for Streethouse against Kippax. Picture: Scott MerryleesJacob Tucker made an unbeaten 55 for Streethouse against Kippax. Picture: Scott Merrylees
Jacob Tucker made an unbeaten 55 for Streethouse against Kippax. Picture: Scott Merrylees

Mahmadsoyeb Gheewala (57) and Abdulla Alikozai (52) top scored for Kippax with Alikozai also taking 4-47.

Nostell St Oswald’s spell at the top of the Premier did not last long as they were well beaten after being bowled out for 81 by Askern Welfare who completed an eight-wicket success.

Usman Bashir (21) and Jack Machin (19) top scored, but it was day to forget for Nostell.

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Oulton moved up to second with a 78-run win over West Bretton.

Streethouse's Stuart Ruddick hits out on his way to scoring 30 against Kippax. Picture: Scott MerryleesStreethouse's Stuart Ruddick hits out on his way to scoring 30 against Kippax. Picture: Scott Merrylees
Streethouse's Stuart Ruddick hits out on his way to scoring 30 against Kippax. Picture: Scott Merrylees

Good batting from Ryan Healey (50), Ben Child (48), Joseph Sykes (34) and Josh Neal (30) saw them post a 221-8 score then they bowled Bretton out for 143 with Jack Andrews taking 4-58 and Sykes 4-34.

Skipper Luke Smith made 47 in vain for Bretton, whose best bowlers were Anthony Scully and Chris Reece who both claimed 3-58.

Old Sharlston were dismissed for 127 to fall seven runs short against Hemsworth MW.

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At 103-6 they were favourites to win, but they lost their last four wickets for 24 runs to a bowling attack that saw Jake Taberner, Jack Heritage, James Gorton and Scott Latimer take two wickets each.

Defeat was tough on Tom Maskill (4-37) and Danny Bullock (3-43) who bowled well when Hemsworth were dismissed for 134. Altaf Patel (37) top scored.

Another close game saw Crofton Phoenix edged out by two wickets by Garforth PC​​​​​​​ after they posted a 157 score with ​​​​​​​Yasir Mehmood contributing 44 and Asad Bukhari 41.

An unbroken 92-run fourth wicket stand between Adam Hayton (46no) and Nick Crooks (39no) brought Frickley Colliery through for a seven-wicket win over South Kirkby.

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They were chasing Kirkby’s 125 score which had featured an unbeaten 57 from Steve Secker, but was set back by good bowling from Kieran McIntyre (4-29) and Matthew Pinder (4-32).

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A strong all-round display saw Knottingley hold onto top spot in the Championship with a seven-wicket success against Crofton Phoenix seconds.

Batting first, Crofton made 133 as Zia Ullah (59) top scored and Andrew Lund, Karl Buxton and Gary Carter each claimed two victims.

In reply, Lund led Town home with an unbeaten 34 while Buxton hit 33, Bradley Davis 26 and Alex Clemo 24no.

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Jed Wilkinson took 7-66 to pave the way for a two-wicket win for Hundhill Hall over Rothwell.

After dismissing Rothwell for 190 Hall reached their target thanks largely to Tristan Oselton (44), Jack Gascoigne (29) and Jordan Harvey (28).

Tom Laffin’s 4-46 proved in vain as Whitley Bridge were edged out by five runs against Brodsworth Main.

With Chris Welburn also taking 3-40 Main were restricted to 173-8. But Bridge lost their last three wickets for one run to be all out for 168 in reply. Diljit Singh (51) top scored.

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Jake Medley claimed 5-21 as Division One leaders Glasshoughton beat Newton Hill by 117 runs.

Replying to Glasshoughton’s 186-8, Hill were all out for only 69 with Thomas Render (22) one of only three batsmen to reach double figures.

Leading contributors with the bat for Glasshoughton were Chamith Subasinghe (43), Liam Hopton (36), Richard Hopton (30) and Josh Ward (25).

Second-placed Horbury Bridge came out on top by 29 runs against Burton Salmon.

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Sam Perkin (62), Jack Whittlestone (40) and Ben Terry (33) led the way as Bridge made 172-5 from their 46 overs.

Burton Salmon were then dismissed for 142 as Fahim Afzal (58) top scored and Perkin (3-20) was the pick of the Horbury bowlers.

After being dismissed for 102 Calder Grove went down by six wickets to Streethouse seconds.

Richard Holgate (29) and Josh Buxton (25) were the only two Grove batsmen to make much of an impact against an attack led by Chamila Wijesinghe (5-41) and Qasim Hussain (3-11).

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Despite Jason Herridge’s 4-23 Streethouse comfortably knocked off the runs required with Mark Robinson (24) top scoring.

Openers Alex Haigh (38) and Liam Ineson (26) gave Pledwick a solid start to their game against Oulton seconds, but they could not kick on and could only reach 144-9 as David Pickard took 4-43 and Syed Sadat 3-34.

Oulton were then to a five-wicket success by skipper Naveed Razzaque who hit an unbeaten 91.