Wetherby League: Last-wicket pair Baron and Jarvis to the rescue

Action from Barwick v Scarcroft  in the Wetherby League. PIC: Steve Riding
Action from Barwick v Scarcroft in the Wetherby League. PIC: Steve Riding
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LEDSHAM and Hillam-Monk Fryston will aim to pull off upsets in the Fred Fleetwood Cup second round of Sunday.

Division Two leaders Hillam host holders Barwick in Elmet and Ledsham are home to struggling league champions Wetherby, making their final appearance in the competition before they switch to the York Senior League.

Sunday’s other ties are Church Fenton v Bilton in Ainsty, Headingley Bramhope v Crompark, East Keswick v South Milford, St Chad’s v Garforth Parish Church, Meanwood v Rufforth and Scholes v Shadwell.

Hillam retained top spot in Division Two with a match-winning unbroken last-wicket stand of 61 against promotion rivals South Milford.

Chasing Milford’s 223 that featured 95 by Martin Bramley, Hillam were heading for defeat at 163-9 before last pair Olly Baron (79no) and Michael Jarvis (19no) rescued them.

East Keswick climbed to second when Kashef Rehman (95) and Wahab Hussain (69no and 5-19) led them to a 60-run win at Rufforth.

Paul Dewhirst bagged 5-37 and Jonny Smales hit an unbeaten 67 to take his tally to 505 runs in six matches as Ledsham continued their climb by beating Thorner Mexborough by six wickets.

Sajid Waqas (34) and Anjum Bilal Sabir (3-32) were Thorner’s best players.

Headingley Bramhope’s hopes of winning promotion for a second successive season suffered another setback with their second straight defeat.

Umar Ishaq finished unbeaten on 89 as St Chad’s A overhauled Headingley’s 227 that included 66 by Sandeep Dutta.

Crossgates’ revival continued with their third successive win when Matt Stupples (35) and Darryl Staley-Atack (5-50) gave them the edge against Saxton, for whom Matthew Ball made 54.

Division One pacesetters Kirk Deighton increased their lead to six points by trouncing Church Fenton.

Matt Wills (113) and Jamie Crooks (46) guided Deighton to 295-6 and Michael Young (3-3) and captain Richard Ward (3-33) toppled Fenton for 122.

St Chad’s, Bilton and Garforth PC maintained their challenges but Barwick slipped to fifth place after losing a high scoring game against Scarcroft.

Ben Doyle hit a century and Luke Johnson 92 as Scarcroft piled up 258-7 and Barwick’s reply fell just four runs short, despite half-centuries by Andy Styan and Nick Swales.

Howard Johnson’s unbeaten 71 guided St Chad’s to 177-8 at Sicklinghall, who were bowled out for 120 by Rahul Sidhartha (3-19) and Jonathan Perkins (3-23).