Wetherby League: St Chad’s must regroup following home failures

Barwick's Edward Hardy takes four runs in the Fred Fleetwood Cup semi-final at St Chads.
Barwick's Edward Hardy takes four runs in the Fred Fleetwood Cup semi-final at St Chads.
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ST Chad’s Broomfield suffered a double setback with two home defeats last weekend.

They lost to championship rivals Kirk Deighton on Saturday and were knocked out of the Fred Fleetwood Cup by holders Barwick in Elmet, who face Division Two side Rufforth in the final at Church Fenton on August 9.

Rufforth beat Division Four leaders Crompark by 105 runs in the other semi-final.

Nick Revell’s century was in vain for Chad’s in a 14-run defeat against Division One pacesetters Deighton, for whom Jamie Crooks struck 87.

Deighton are two points clear of Shadwell who they host in an important game on Saturday.

Cody McGrath hit an unbeaten 73 in Shadwell’s eighth straight league win against Scarcroft.

Barwick returned to form with two victories. Matt Prosser (71no) and Andy Styan (5-48) shone as they beat Old Leodiensians on Saturday while Styan (49 and 2-38) and Danny Fitzpatrick (3-9) were key contributors to the Fleetwood Cup semi-final win at St Chad’s. Umar Ishaq (44) and Oliver Tenwick (3-23) were best for Chad’s.

Garforth Parish Church’s Jamie Stockton is poised to reach 1,000 league runs for the season after taking his tally to 942 in Saturday’s 74-run success against Church Fenton.

James Allinson (139no) and Stockton (91) put on 199 for the first wicket in Garforth’s 260-1.

Tom Reece (56 and 4-21) and Tim Lambert (33 and 3-30) were Bilton’s match-winners against Sicklinghall while Ian Twitchen hit 95 and Simon Jackson 66 as Wetherby continued their revival by beating Scholes.

Hillam-Monk Fryston and South Milford stayed on course for promotion in Division Two.

Jeremy McFarlane (74), Martin Pugh (66), Adrian Joynson (61) and William Vaks (34 and 4-29) led Hillam to a comfortable win against Kirk Hammerton that kept them nine points clear of Milford, whose victory against St Chad’s A featured an unbeaten 67 by Alex Ward.

Jack Mason (60) and Alex Williams (32no and 3-37) were Headingley Bramhope’s best in a 33-run defeat against Saxton.

Crossgates and Thorner Mexborough’s losing runs continued against Rufforth and Long Marston, respectively.

Meanwood are favourites for the Division Three title. They lead by seven points after winagainst Headingley Bramhope A, who were routed for 60 by Kade Shiel (6-20) and Robert Guest (3-30).

Syed Hussain smashed 131 and Wasim Patel 120 as Kippax maintained their Division Four title bid by beating South Milford A.

Kippax visit Barwick in Elmet and Kirk Deighton host Sicklinghall in the Senior Evening Cup area finals next Tuesday.