Halifax Cricket League: Warley’s pursuit of the First Division championship continued without any hindrance at Clayton, where they dismantled their hosts, restricting them to a mere 93 runs, with Milton Greenwood being the chief tormentor, claiming figures of 6-36. In less than 18 overs, the match concluded, with Matthew Whitworth’s unbeaten 48 guiding Warley to a comfortable 93-2 victory. With just 3 points required from their remaining two matches, Warley now stands on the brink of clinching the title.
Meanwhile, second-placed Shelf Northowram HT, in their quest for the second promotion spot, encountered a setback at Mount, losing by 19 runs and leaving them still needing 7 points to secure elevation. Hedge Top bowled Mount out for 139 at the Field Of Dreams, with Adam Ryszkowski impressing with his 4-54. However, the visitors failed to reach their target, collapsing for a total of 120. Dan Klemm’s 35 was the only notable contribution, as four Mount bowlers shared the wickets.
Over at Ashday Lane, the home team Southowram managed to post a score of 178 against Low Moor HT. Dean Crossley led the charge with 62 runs, while James Overend proved effective with the ball, claiming 5-41. With the score at 105-7, a rare Rams victory this season seemed imminent, but Mark Stokes played a crucial innings, accumulating 58 runs. Unfortunately, he was run out with the score at 177-8, and the ninth wicket also fell at the same total. Nevertheless, the winning runs were somehow scraped together, with Trinity finishing at 182-9.