Match focus: Hooton Pagnell v Wombwell Main

Hooton Pagnell v Wombwell Main.  Hooton's wicket keeper Alasdair Fearns and fellow fielders appeal for LBW. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Hooton Pagnell v Wombwell Main. Hooton's wicket keeper Alasdair Fearns and fellow fielders appeal for LBW. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

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Ever reliable all-rounder Alwyn Dyke was in good form with bat and ball to help Hooton Pagnell to their first win of the season.

Dyke claimed two wickets as Wombwell Main crashed to 94 all out at Garden’s Corner.

Hooton Pagnell v Wombwell Main.  Wombwell opening batsman  Matt Tonks.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Hooton Pagnell v Wombwell Main. Wombwell opening batsman Matt Tonks. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Hooton’s response wobbled early on but Dyke steadied the ship with 17 before the hosts completed a four wicket win.

The home side won the toss and elected to bowl first.

It proved to be a good decision as excellent opening spells from Steve Hardaker and Matthew Harrison ripped though Main’s top order.

Hardaker took 3-25 off 11 overs, while Harrison claimed 3-21 off 9.2 overs.

Hooton Pagnell v Wombwell Main.  Hooton's opening bowler Matthew Harrison.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Hooton Pagnell v Wombwell Main. Hooton's opening bowler Matthew Harrison. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Jake John (2-18 ) and Dyke (2-28) offered good support as Wombwell were dismissed for just 94 in 37.2 overs.

Kevin Linney top scored for the visitors with 27.

Hooton’s reply got off to an inauspicious start as the home side’s batsmen found run-making as tricky as their opponents.

At 26-3 the visitors had a sniff of what had seemed an unlikely victory.

However, a solid 25 from Alisdair Fearns got the innings back on track.

Dyke (17) and Harrison (12 not out) added further support as Hooton reached their target for the loss of six wickets in 28.3 overs.

Hooton claimed ten points for the win, with Wombwell sent on their way with just one.

This Saturday Hooton travel to Fishlake in the Premier Division, wickets pitched 1.30pm.

Hooton’s reward for beating Streethouse in the first round of the National Village Knockout Cup is a home tie against Goldborough of the Nidderdale League on Sunday (1.30pm).

Fishlake stumped up their second win from three games when beating leaders South Kirkby.

Ryan Pearson helped dismiss the home side for 133 with a 4-40 haul. Metcalfe led the way with an unbeaten 51 in Fishlake’s reply of 137-7.