Great Scott blunts Darton

South Kirkby bowler James Scott produced an unplayable 7-29 to help skittle hosts Darton.
South Kirkby bowler James Scott produced an unplayable 7-29 to help skittle hosts Darton.

PONTEFRACT AND DISTRICT CRICKET LEAGUE

JAMES Scott proved unplayable as South Kirkby maintained their 100 per cent record with an eight–wicket triumph at Darton.

Scott claimed 7-29 to send Darton back into the pavilion for just 75 to ensure Kirkby remain the only side in the top five divisions to not drop a point.

Dave Rollin claimed the other three wickets for the loss of just 10 runs.

Danny Bowering knocked 36 to guide Kirkby to the win on 76-2.

Wombwell Main failed to build on their first win of the campaign as they lost by 10 wickets to Barnby Dun.

Scott Walker hit 78 and David Barrett 54 as Barnby Dun reached 212-8 with Craig Parry snapping up three wickets for Wombwell.

Main were in a good position after Matthew Tonks hit 76 and Richard Battye 43 to help them to 154-2 with 11 overs to go.

But they collapsed to 202 all out with Jay Horne claiming 5-29.

Hemsworth MW picked up their first win of the season as they saw off Sprotbrough by 22 runs.

Richard Locke hit 52 with the rest of the runs well spread as Hemsworth posted 168-9.

Gordon Laidlaw led the home bowlers with 4-47.

Sprotbrough lost two wickets without a run on the board, and it was an uphill struggle as Andrew Fairclough’s 29 was the top score.

There was a ninth wicket stand saw them hold on for a while but they were all out for 146 with Simon Kemp claiming 5-50.

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