FORMER Streethouse captain Richard Vigars will hope to plot the downfall of his old club in the Dyson-Skidmore Trophy semi-finals.
Vigars is now captain of Division Two leaders Brook-Walton who will be seeking to reach the final of the league’s major knock-out competition in only their second season when they visit Streethouse on Sunday.
Holders South Kirkby will aim to move a step closer to completing a league and cup double for the second successive year when they host West Bretton in the other semi-final.
Fairburn’s double hopes ended when they lost at Kirkby in last Sunday’s re-arranged quarter-final.
Dale Woolsey (61), brother Dean (32) and Jake Rimmington (38) led Kirkby to 183-8 and Fairburn managed only 157-9, despite Jake Abdy’s 41. Kirkby retained a two-point lead over Fairburn in Division One by scraping a two-wicket win against Streethouse the previous day.
Chasing Streethouse’s 200 which included 42 apiece from Steve Roberts and Mohammed Bashir, Kirkby were heading for defeat at 120-7 before Dean Woolsey (47no) rescued them by putting on 37 with Mark Walker and sharing an unbroken match-winning ninth-wicket stand of 44 with Max Heritage.
Fairburn coasted to a nine-wicket victory against Hooton Pagnell who were routed for 78 by veteran Paul Clark (5-9).
Ackworth are 14 points adrift of the leaders after their match against Monk Bretton was abandoned because of rain when they were 189-4 with 10 overs remaining, replying to 237-5.
Dave Taylor struck 60 and Mark Reeves 45 as Old Sharlston overhauled bottom side Nostell’s 230-7 which included 77 by Mal Green and 63 from Craig Bond.
Wakefield rivals Brook-Walton and Sandal stayed on course for promotion. Half-centuries by Mark Robinson and Vigars helped Brook-Walton post 225-9 at Glasshoughton who were sent reeling from 78-1 to 149 all out by Alwyn Dyke (7-19).
Kristian Shuttleworth (51), Lee Geldard (4-25) and Will Henshaw (3-39) shone in Sandal’s win against Featherstone.
Alex Manson (67) and Tony Gardner (62) guided Rothwell to 229-6 against lowly Allerton Bywater whose reply fell 24 runs short, despite Matthew Savory’s 50. Knottingley were indebted to Matthew Stones (47), John Clark (4-13), James Pugh (3-27) and Craig Ellison (3-18) as they improved their chances of avoiding relegation by beating Hemsworth by four wickets.
Crofton were denied their first victory of the season at Stainborough after skipper Richard Cooper (121) and Jamie Markey (53) guided them to 218-6.
Stainborough were rescued by last pair Shane Abson (33no) and Phil Archer (24no) as they snatched a one-wicket win with four balls remaining.