In an action-packed day of cricket in the Halifax Cricket League First Division, the leaders, Great Horton PC, faced off against Warley at the Warley Cricket Ground. Despite a rain-affected match, both teams put up an impressive fight.
Great Horton PC won the toss and elected to bat first, scoring a respectable 180 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in their allocated 33 overs. Opener Adam Beasley played a crucial role, contributing 62 runs to the team’s total. Ryan Allen from Warley stood out with an excellent bowling performance, taking 4 wickets for 53 runs.
In response, Warley showed great determination and team effort. They chased down the target with over five overs to spare, finishing at 182 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. Ian Shaw was the top scorer for Warley, contributing 41 runs to their winning total. Fahad Shabbir from Great Horton PC also displayed impressive bowling skills, taking 4 wickets for 49 runs.
With this result, Warley moved within a point of the league leaders, securing their position in second place.
Clayton Defeats Southowram with Will Garside’s Unbeaten 70
Meanwhile, Clayton hosted Southowram at their home ground in another thrilling encounter. Clayton won the toss and chose to bat first, putting up a total of 186 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 35 overs. Will Garside played a magnificent innings, remaining unbeaten with 70 runs. Other players also made significant contributions, with five additional players reaching double figures.
In response, Southowram fought hard but fell short of the target by 28 runs, finishing at 158 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. Dean Crossley was the standout performer for Southowram, scoring 53 runs. However, their efforts were not enough to secure a victory.
Greetland Clinches Victory over Shelf Northowram HT in Rain-Affected Match
At Greetland Cricket Ground, Greetland faced Shelf Northowram HT in a rain-affected encounter. Despite the interruption, the match provided excitement for the spectators.
Greetland won the toss and chose to bat first, posting a competitive total of 232 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 44 overs. Mubashar Hussain and skipper Mohammad Asif led the charge, scoring 62 and 50 runs, respectively. Remarkably, all of Greetland’s top seven batters reached double figures.
In their pursuit of a revised target of 212 runs in 36 overs, Shelf Northowram HT fought valiantly. However, they fell agonisingly short by just five runs, finishing at 207 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. Harry Talbot and James Feranley showed great resilience, scoring 70 not out and 55 runs, respectively. Shakeel Mahmood was the standout bowler for Greetland, claiming 4 wickets for 53 runs.
In another thrilling match, Mount hosted Low Moor HT at their home ground. Mount won the toss and elected to bat first, scoring 172 runs before being all out. Mahmad Kayat was the backbone of their innings, top-scoring with an impressive 102 runs before retiring hurt. Mark Stokes shone for Low Moor HT with an exceptional bowling performance, taking 5 wickets for 36 runs.
Low Moor HT’s chase got off to a strong start, with Jason Gelder leading the charge. Gelder remained unbeaten with 74 runs, inching closer to the 500-run mark for the season. Nick Thompson added 40 runs to the scoreboard. Anees Rawat showcased his bowling skills for Mount, taking 4 wickets for 33 runs. However, Low Moor HT managed to secure victory by three wickets, finishing at 176 runs for the loss of 7 wickets.