Pontefract Cricket League: Trio still chasing the double

Ismail Patel.
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HOLDERS Streethouse should be confident when they visit Fishlake in Sunday’s Dyson-Skidmore Trophy quarter-final.

All-rounder Ismail Patel (58 and 6-27), above, guided Streethouse to a 103-run league win in Saturday’s rehearsal at the Doncaster club.

Sunday’s other Dyson-Skidmore Trophy ties are South Kirkby v Wombwell Main, West Bretton v Sandal and Fairburn v Hemsworth.

Fairburn, Streethouse and South Kirkby are all in with a chance of a league and cup double.

Danny Murray (42no) and Craig Piggott (4-5) led Fairburn to a five-wicket victory against Nostell that put them seven points behind leaders Ackworth, who suffered their first league defeat at South Kirkby.

Jake Rimmington (48), Steve Secker (47) and Jack Birkby (48no) steered Kirkby to 191-8 and Ackworth’s reply fell 19 runs short, despite Dale Longfield’s 70.

An unbeaten half-century by Steve Roberts was in vain for champions Old Sharlston in a 31-run defeat at Wombwell while Frickley Colliery’s relegation worries increased when they lost by nine wickets to fellow strugglers Hooton Pagnell.

James Dunn (52), Adam Perry (36no) and Jamie Robinson (4-32) were Featherstone’s match winners as they boosted their chances of a swift return to the top-flight after relegation last season by beating promotion rivals Barnby Dun.

Featherstone are one point behind leaders Askern, who beat Sandal by 28 runs.

Sam Noden (5-50), Matthew Westwood (41) and Danny Riley (39) were Sandal’s best players.

James Gorton (4-37) and Jack Heritage (4-25) set up Hemsworth eight-wicket success against Whitley Bridge.

Rob Sperrin (66) and Elliott Spears (41) gave Division Three leaders Glasshoughton the edge at Hundhill Hall.

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