Pontefract League: Hooton Pagnell sit second in Division One table

Steve Hardaker
Steve Hardaker

Hooton Pagnell continued their excellent start to the new Pontefract League season with a 76-run win at home to Old Sharlston in Division One.

Luke Lodge (75) and Matthew Harrison laid the foundations for the hosts to post 233-8 from their allotted 46 overs.

Old Sharlston could only manage 157 all out in reply.

Steve Hardaker (4-34) dismissed the first four batsmen, while Joshua John bowled four overs and collected 4-19.

Hooton sit second in the early Premier Division standings having won three out of four.

Doncaster’s four other top flight sides occupy the bottom four positions but Askern Welfare moved up the table thanks to an impressive 59-run victory at Ackworth.

Andrew O’Grady (65), Sachira Madapatha (42), Aaron Gillies (44), Chris Jarvis (37) and Mark Ilman (34) all contributed to Askern’s big total of 267 all out.

Sachira Madapatha then starred with the ball, taking 4-51 from 14 overs, as Ackworth responded with 208-8.

Rossington Main are still looking for their first league win of the season after a comprehensive defeat at South Kirkby.

Jake Rimmington scored 110 as the hosts took charge of the game by racking up 292-8. Tom Forster claimed 5-37 for Rossington.

Main faced an uphill struggle and closed on 185 all out. Andrew Gardiner (68) and Jack Eusman (46) top scored.

Hatfield Main wasted a great opportunity at Streethouse where they went down by just 14 runs.

Shehzad Hussain took 3-39 to help restrict the home side to 155 all out.

Hatfield were 118-5 and closing in on victory but the exit of top scorer James Stewart (35) led to the final five wickets falling for 23 runs.

Barnby Dun lost by five wickets at West Bretton.

Adam Wilkinson (53no) top scored for the visitors on their way to 205-7.

Wilkinson then took 3-17 but West Bretton got home with five overs remaining.

Brodsworth Main made it four wins out of four in Division Two with a 115-run win at home to Hemsworth MW.

William Drury (71) and Ross Weston (41) top scored in Main’s 200 all out.

Craig Richardson then ripped through Hemsworth, snaring 8-30, as the visitors were dismissed for 85.