Thorne rally to tie match with Frickley

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THORNE Colliery were involved in Pontefract and District Cricket League’s first tie this season against Division Three rivals Frickley Colliery A.

James Stewart (5-60) and Mark Walton (4-30) toppled Frickley for 96.

In reply, Thorne were all out for an identical score when last man James Taylor was bowled by Kieron McIntyre.

Gareth Stent (47) and Mizhar Mir (23) top-scored for Thorne who collapsed to 89-9 before Mick Sellars and Taylor put on seven runs for the last wicket to tie the scores.

Sykehouse stepped up their Division Three promotion bid with their sixth win in seven games. Phil Townsend (51), James Davies (43) and Peter Sanders (43) led Sykehouse to 199-9 at promotion rivals Sandal who were toppled in reply for 153, with Richard Copley claiming 4-66.

Relegation-threatened Brodsworth Main lost by five wickets at leaders Yorkshire Main, who overhauled 183-6.

Joe Southam (71) and Michael Burns (60no) were Brodsworth’s top scorers.

Fishlake remain in relegation trouble in Division One after losing by nine wickets to defending champions Ackworth. Ian Walker (35) and Peter Roper (24) were the only batsmen who made an impression as Fishlake were routed for 124.

Askern climbed to fourth place in Division Two with their fourth straight win. Jeff Morton (52) and Gareth Williams (25no) steered them to a two-wicket success against promotion hopefuls Monk Bretton who were restricted to 140 by Williams (5-40).

Hatfield Town won by six wickets at Wombwell Main.

Sprotbrough bounced back from two defeats to collect maximum points against Glasshoughton. Tim Braithwaite (5-57) bowled out Glasshoughton for 187 after James Harris (60no), Tom Kaye (49) and Robert Edmundson (32) had guided Sprotbrough to 226-5.

Barnby Dun shared the points with high-riding South Kirkby in an abandoned match. Andrew Young bagged 4-27 in a 14-over spell that included six maidens and his twin brother Jonathan claimed 4-39 to limit South Kirkby to 182. In reply, Steve Barnes (48) led Barnby to 162-7 before the game was abandoned because of bad light.

Bentley Colliery climbed off the foot of Division Four by beating promotion hopefuls Ryhill. Steve Ashworth (63) steered Bentley to 236-6 and Nicky Smith (5-55) kept Ryhill’s reply at 229-8.

Stephen Denton (4-41) restricted Upper Haugh to 197-9 but Bullcroft managed just 64 in reply. Matthew Windass hammered a century and Max Hudson hit 42 but Fishlake A still lost at Hundhill Hall.