Nidderdale League: Gill star all-rounder as Darley maintain their pursuit of leaders

LEADERS OUSEBURN enjoyed a crushing nine-wicket victory over third-placed Burton Leonard, writes Ollie Haggart.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 15th June 2016, 6:48 am
Nick Robinson
Nick Robinson

Chasing a modest total of 113, Ouseburn eased past the winning post at 114-1 to maintain top position.

Darley kept up their pursuit of Ouseburn with a nine-wicket success over Birstwith, thanks to Chris Gill’s all-round efforts.

Spells of 4-18 for Gill and 3-15 for Joe Furniss helped restrict Birstwith to just 112 all out before Darley cruised to a winning score at 114-1, with Gill again to the fore with an unbeaten 94.

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Spofforth took their fourth victory of the season in comfortable fashion as they beat struggling Alne by seven wickets.

Nick Robinson played a crucial role as he claimed five wickets (5-72) which restricted Alne to 158. Spofforth then eased to victory at 152-3 as Andrew Bottega hit 59 not out.

Luke Manion was the star man with bat and ball in Hampsthwaite’s three-wicket victory over Helperby.

Manion claimed 6-32 in Helperby’s innings of 155 all out and then hit 32 as his side reached their winning target at 159-7.

Second-from-bottom Knaresborough Forest were set 156 to win and claimed a comfortable five-wicket victory over West Tanfield.

Pateley Bridge remain bottom after they lost by three wickets to Bishop Thornton in a high-scoring affair.

Replying to Pateley’s 252-6, Thornton reached 253-7 with Rob Nelson hitting 82.