SOME ill-advised shots and some umpiring decisions which didn’t go their way formed a perfect storm for Queensbury in the First Division of the Halifax League on Saturday.

They were dismissed for 24 at Sowerby St Peter’s, which, long-serving Queensbury official Neil Myers has confirmed, is the lowest score in their history, beating the 32 inflicted on them by Greetland.

It could have been worse as at one stage Queensbury were 5-7 in an innings of seven ducks, but Nick Richardson’s 13 spared them from even more ignominy.

Jack Westerby took 6-13 off eight overs, five of which were maidens, and St Peter’s took only 6.5 overs to knock the runs off, losing a wicket in a contest that only lasted 25 overs.

Visitors Greetland won narrowly at relegated Shelf Northowram Hedge Top, who went from 37-1 to 88 all out after being sent in.

However, Greetland found things just as tough and were 37-7 before they scrambled to victory at 92-9, with Adam Ryszkowski taking 5-23.

Low Moor Holy Trinity began their campaign with a 20-run victory at Clayton, but had to battle to reach 147 after being 22-4, with the outstanding Sam Wilson taking 5-15 in 13 overs.

The revival was thanks to Jason Gelder (53) and Mark Stokes (32).

But Clayton were also in bother at 58-6 before being dismissed for 127 by Stokes (5-50) and Matthew Jordan (4-36).

There was also a Bradford derby in the Premier Division, with hosts Thornton making 195 against Great Horton Park Chapel, losing their last wicket to the final delivery of the innings.

Nikki Hutchinson (75) was back on form, while opener Ben King scored a patient 43 in 114 minutes, with Zafar Anwar (5-47) and Dominic Anderson (4-62) doing the damage with the ball.

Park Chapel replied with 145-8, with Jonny Phillips making 33, Adam Beesley 28 and Chris Brown 30, Ross Parr taking 3-25 and Matty Wear 4-48.

Oxenhope were beaten by 78 runs at Blackley, with no details available due to recording problems.

In the Second Division, Upper Hopton made their longest trip of the season to Cullingworth and posted 163 all out after electing to bat.

Three men made noticeable contributions but none reached 35 as Elliot Robinson (6-23) provided part one of his starring all-round performance.

Part two came as he hit 79 not out in Cullingworth’s reply and, with opener Stuart Rogers scoring 51 in a 100-run partnership, the winning run came in the 32nd over at 165-4.

Mount travelled to Old Town and, despite a solid batting performance from the home team as they posted 160, the visitors won by three wickets.

They were indebted to Javed Patel, whose 60 proved the difference as they replied with 162-7.