Familiar faces lead Jer Lane charge

Familiar faces lead Jer Lane charge

Familiar faces lead Jer Lane charge

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JER Lane continued their march towards the Foster's Halifax League title after banking maximum points from their 92-run Premier Division success over Blackley.

The familiar names of opener Andrew Pinfield and Raqeeb Younas were again to the fore, Pinfield making 62 and Younas 53 not out as they batted Blackley out of the contest.

Simon Collins also reached 53 as Lane posted an imposing 232-5 – and Collins then inflicted as much damage with the ball, knocking back 5-31 as the visitors ended well short.

Mytholmroyd also picked up maximum points from an eight-wicket win over bottom club Sowerby St Peters but they are still 21 points adrift of Jer Lane with time rapidly running out.

Thornton eased home by just five runs after slugging it out with Warley.

Wayne Cotton slammed 13 fours in his 58 as Thornton posted a challenging 203-6, before Nolan Bottomley and John Rawson then both hit 81 during an opening stand of 164 to give Warley hope.

But with both of this pair gone, and the score on 174-2, things changed dramatically with no other player making double figures, the last six wickets falling for the addition of just 23 runs.

Division One Leaders SBCI saw their game against Clayton reduced to 40 overs per side due to rain, so wasted little time in piling on the runs as Chris Dalby (80) and Thomas Wood (64) set a target of 197.

Clayton's attempt to run them down then proved poor as they were sent packing for just 39, R Hanson claiming 5-18.

Second-placed Queensbury's victory was by a far closer margin, with just 12 runs separating them from Luddenden Foot.

Queensbury reached 213 to pick up nine valuable points, with Foot having to make do with six after seeing their challenge ended on 201-8.

Northowram Hedge Top closed the gap on Queensbury slightly with maximum points against Oxenhope, who were unable to defend a total of just 107.

Bottom club Outlane did themselves a favour as they defeated Low Moor (176-5) by six wickets, with opener Dan Crosland making an unbeaten 98.

Wibsey Park Chapel took advantage of Cullingworth's two-wicket defeat to Division Two leaders Bridgeholme to claim second place thanks to an eight-wicket win over rock-bottom Old Town, who were restricted to 121.

Adil Hanif claimed 8-28 for Denholme Clough but still ended on the losing side as Stones managed to total 151 and Clough were unable to better it.

Old Crossleyans claimed ten points from a narrow three-run success over Shelf.

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