PONTEFRACT AND DISTRICT CRICKET LEAGUE
JACOB Peacock was the star of the show as South Kirkby continued their 100 per cent start to the campaign with victory at Sprotbrough,
But it was from easy for the only side left in the Pontefract League to have picked up maximum points this term.
Sprotbrough looked capable of downing Kirkby for the first time this season when Gordon Laidlaw claimed six wickets to help skittle them for 150.
Greg Johnson hit 59 and Jacob Peacock 37 to provide a large proportion of Kirkby’s runs.
Laidlaw claimed 6-34 off 14 overs with Michael Threapleton taking 2-20.
Adam Kaye led a steady attempt at the chase with 32 but Sprotbrough were all–out for 140.
Jacob Peacock claimed 6-51 and James Scott 3-47 to guide Kirkby to the win.
D Harper smashed an unbeaten 106 for Wombwell Main but could not prevent them from slipping to another defeat to Whitley Bridge which compounded their relegation woes.
Wombwell were chasing a target of 244-7 set by Whitley, largely down to an innings of 101 from Michael Stones.
But they came up short at 189-5, earning five valuable bonus points in their battle against the drop.
Hemsworth MW put daylight between themselves and the danger zone with an 87 run win over Glass Houghton.
Richard Locke hit 17 boundaries in his 86 run innings, teaming with Kevan Locke to put 113 for the first wicket.
An unbroken stand of 68 from Craig Webster and Jack Heritage boosted the Hemsworth total to a healthy 245-5.
Peter Cockroft took 4-45 for Glass Houghton who never really looked like making the target set.
Fifth man Gareth Portman attempted to hold things together with an unbeaten 82 but they were dismissed for 158.
Jack Heritage snapped up 6-46 and Simon Kemp 3-51 for Hemsworth.
*A FULL REPORT APPEARS IN THE TIMES (JUNE 16, 2011).