UPPER Haugh held on to snatch a narrow single–wicket victory at Frickley Colliery to maintain their recent steady form in the Pontefract and District Cricket League.
There were no real major scores for Frickley in the Division One clash following Khalid Hussain’s 39 and they closed on 154-7.
Matt Charlton made 26 with James Phillips and Lovepreet Singh both adding 22.
Richard Stump and Adam Levick both claimed two wickets.
A solid 61 from on–form Mark Wright laid the foundations for the Haugh response.
Haugh found themselves under pressure from the attack of Steve Honeyman Jnr who went on to claim 4-38 while Singh and Hussain completed decent personal performances by taking two wickets apiece.
But Haugh maintained composure long enough to reach 155-9.
Hooton Pagnell’s poor start to the campaign continued with a nine wicket defeat to visiting Streethouse.
Only Ian Jackson with 28 looked comfortable as Hooton were done for 109 in less than 42 overs with Jonathan Hughes the chief architect of their destruction by claiming 4-20.
Streethouse needed less than 22 overs to reach 110-3, thanks to Justin Miller’s 54 and 40 from Hughes.
Rob Herbert claimed the wicket for the loss of just two runs.
*Catch up with the rest of the league results in this week’s South Yorkshire Times.