Bentley Colliery stay in touch with leading pack

Brian Loversuch produced a magical spell of bowling to steer Bentley Colliery to victory against Wakefield Thornes C and keep his side firmly in touch with the leading pack.

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 12:43 pm
Bentley Colliery. Back (l-r): Antony Cator, Josh Diggles, Mick King, Antony Smith, Brian Loversuch, Tom Butterworth. Front (l-r): Craig Stephens, Sophie Diggles Nick Smith Cameron Smith, Danny Glover, Matthew Butterworth.

Bentley were restricted to 117 all out and appeared to be staring down the barrel with Wakefield on 73-5.

But Loversuch had other ideas as he mopped up the final five wickets to restrict the visitors to 99 all out and claim figures of 5-31.

Joshua Diggles had earlier top scored with 36 for Bentley.

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Colliery sit fourth in Division Five of the Pontefract & District League, just six points behind leaders Normanton St Johns, having won four of their opening six games.

They travel to fifth-placed Rothwell B on Saturday.

Hatfield Town won by 10 wickets at Darton in Division One and sit fourth in the table.

James Stewart, Owen Edwards and Connah Pattison each claimed three wickets to skittle the hosts for 73 before David Barrett (35no) and Alec Elliot (35no) completed the chase in 12.1 overs.

Unbeaten Askern Welfare remain second despite their game at Streethouse falling victim to the weather.

Barnby Dun lead Division Three after a 65-run win at Ackworth B.

Alex Pepper top scored with 52 to help Barnby Dun post 191-9 before James Copley snared 5-33 to restrict the hosts to 126 all out.