Bresnan strikes as champions take over

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OLD Sharlston lost top spot in Division One with a 64-run defeat against new leaders South Kirkby.

Openers Jake Rimmington (75) and Steve Secker (44) led champions Kirkby to 213-9 and Ritchie Bresnan claimed 4-29 as Sharlston fell for 149.

Fairburn’s title hopes were dented when they lost a high-scoring clash against Frickley Colliery.

Guy Abdy (145) and James Clegg (65) helped Fairburn post a formidable 287-4 which Frickley overhauled with seven balls to spare, thanks to Lovepreet Singh (104no), Andy Wathey (63) and Inderjit Singh Hayre (42).

Half-centuries by Joe Seddon and Connor Fisher steered Ackworth to a three-wicket win against Hooton Pagnell, for whom Alasdair Fearns hit 97 before he was run out.

Captain Damian Bowles’s half-century and 6-10 from 11 overs was in vain as Streethouse’s poor start continued with a 27-run defeat at Askern.

Streethouse’s fellow strugglers, West Bretton and Nostell, lost to Monk Bretton and Fishlake, respectively.

David Hoyle (80no) helped promoted West Bretton recover from 26-3 to 217-6 but they were denied their first league win by Luke Ogden’s century.

Matthew Westwood (79) and Karl Hewitt (48) guided Division Two contenders Sandal to 243-6 against Knottingley whose spirited reply fell eight runs short, despite Nicky Kirton’s whirlwind 87, containing eight sixes.

Featherstone’s revival continued when James Dunn (78), Ryan Armitage (61), Jamie Robinson (47) and Tom Wragg (4-59) steered them to an 82-run victory at Glasshoughton.