Pontefract League: Brodsworth Main in thick of promotion hunt

Pontefract League round-up
Pontefract League round-up

Brodsworth Main recorded a comfortable eight wicket win at home to Crofton to remain in the thick of the promotion battle in Division Three.

Craig Richardson claimed 4-25 and Mick Cassinelli finished with 3-15 off 14 overs to help restrict Crofton to 117 all out.

William Drury then took charge of the run chase as he blasted 78 off 81 balls.

Main got home in 29.1 overs for the loss of just two wickets. They occupy the second automatic promotion place, just three points behind leaders Crigglestone.

Yorkshire Main sit fourth in the table but went down by 106 runs at the home of the current league leaders.

Alan Rouane and Andrew Warren both claimed three wickets when Crigglestone batted first and made 243-9.

In response Rouane made 31 but Main could only muster 137 all out.

Rossington Main still lead Division Two but are now level on points with Stainborough after their promotion rivals held on to win by one wicket at the Welfare Ground.

While in Division One, Hatfield Town, Askern Welfare and Hooton Pagnell all suffered defeats at the hands of Fairburn, Sandal and Ackworth respectively.

Askern occupy sixth spot, Hatfield are eighth, while Hooton sit tenth, one point above the drop zone.