Pontefract League: Mark has the Wright stuff for Upper Haugh

A 79 run haul from Mark Wright helped Upper Haugh to maximum points for the first time this season with an emphatic win over Fairburn in Division One.

The visitors struggled and were dismissed for 147 with Rob Oxberry doing much of the damage on his way to claiming 4-27.

Wright’s knock, plus 49 from Andrew Collinson, laid the foundations for the Haugh response of 149-2.

Frickley Colliery salvaged five points with a resolute performance against visiting Fishlake.

Graham Ackroyd led the way with 48, as Fishlake produced several lively knocks on their way to 244-9.

Josh Mason added 46, Mark Davis and Major Singh both hitting 32.

Khalid Hussain, Ben Sutton, Steve Honeyman and Scott Fairbrass each claimed two wickets for Frickley, who never looked capable of reaching their target in response.

James Phillips hit 44 while Khalid Hussain was one of the late heroes, knocking an unbeaten 39 as Frickley held on to close at 181-9.

An injury to bowler Steve Hardaker affected Hooton Pagnell at Featherstone Town where they went down by nine wickets.

Luke Lodge hit 57 and Alwyn Dyke produced an unbeaten 56 to provide the lion’s share of Hooton’s 220-8.

Hardaker was struck on the head in the tenth over, depleting the Hooton attack and ensuring an easier ride for James Dunn who made a brilliant 124 and Jim Robinson, unbeaten on 62, to guide Featherstone to victory.

For more from the Pontefract and District Cricket League, see this week’s South Yorkshire Times.