Pontefract League round-up: Brodsworth Main adapting well to top tier

Newly-promoted Brodsworth Main appear to be adapting to Division One with few problems.

Friday, 18th May 2018, 6:00 am

They beat Frickley Colliery by 67 runs to record their second win from three games.

David Merryweather (52) and John Robinson (41no) saw Main up to 206-5.

In reply Frickley could only manage 139 all out. Josh Bell snared 4-16 and Josh Rutherford claimed 3-39.

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Hooton Pagnell find themselves bottom of the table after a third straight defeat.

Only Jim Proudley (38) offered any serious resistance as Hooton were bowled out for 91 at Fairburn.

The home side completed victory in 19.3 overs for the loss of just two wickets.

Hatfield Main, who are also still without a league win, lost by 23 runs at home to South Kirkby.

James Winstanley (3-38) and Alec Elliot (3-37) bowled well as the visitors posted 199-9.

Opener Luke Cockburn made 38 to get Hatfield off to a good start.

Ellis Pattison carried his bat for 57 but he ran out of partners as the hosts collapsed to 176 all out.

Askern Welfare suffered their first league defeat in a close contest at Old Sharlston.

Sachira Madapatha (68) and Aaron Gillies (49) helped Askern post 189-9.

Dale McMullan then hit an excellent 102 not out for the home side as they completed a six wicket win with 2.4 overs to spare.

Barnby Dun lead the way in Division Two following a five wicket win at Whitley Bridge.

James Copley took 6-60 to restrict the hosts to 159 all out.

Zully Shah hit 69 not out as Barnby completed victory in 29.1 overs.