PONTEFRACT AND DISTRICT CRICKET LEAGUE
THE title aspirations of Upper Haugh look dead and buried after a one wicket defeat at home to Nostell St Oswald.
Lee Hurst was the star of the show for Nostell who scraped victory in a scrappy encounter.
Hurst claimed 6-49 to help skittle Haugh for just 157 with Adam Levick’s 49 the top scorer.
John Ashton caused problems for Nostell, finishing his analysis on 4-46, and wickets fell regularly.
But 56 from Hurst boosted the score and helped them reach the target with a wicket remaining.
Hooton Pagnell climbed off the foot of the table after a five wicket win over neighbours Frickley Colliery who replaced them at the bottom.
The victory was Hooton’s second successive triumph, handing them a great opportunity to avoid the drop.
They managed 174-8 in their innings, led by Ian Taylor with 40, while Lovepreet Singh claimed 3-31 and Steve Honeyman 2-28.
Frickley looked well placed after a good start with Garry Proudley hitting 25 while Callum Honeyman and Steve Honeyman followed up with 36 and 40 respectively. But they collapsed to 139 all out under pressure from Steve Hardaker with 3-41, Chris Harrison 3-48, Michael Harrison 2-25 and Charlie Kay 2-33.
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