Confident -but it’s still another loss

BRIGHOUSE travelled to Idle for their Division Two game in a confident mood despite a couple of last minute changes.

Idle batted on what looked a true pitch.

Despite an early loss, they motored to 243 off their 50 overs with Amrit Khan (86) and Harpal Ryatt (46) doing the most damage to the Brighouse bowling attack.

The Ladak brothers toiled away but only had one wicket each to show for their efforts while Matthew West returned a respectable two for 36.

Dominic Walsh had his best performance of the season with figures of four for 56 as the Idle middle order tried to push on.

In reply, Brighouse lost wickets regularly to spinner, Sohail Hussain, whose figures of six for 40 ensured the visitors were never going to get close to the Idle total.

Dean Crossley put up stalwart resistance but his 41 runs were in vain.

Chris Maloney travelled with the team at the last minute and chipped in with 28 runs but Brighouse slumped to another defeat leaving them adrift of next placed Spen Victoria.

l BRIGHOUSE Seconds leapfrogged Spen Victoria with a resounding win over Bankfoot.

David Maloney took seven for 33 off just eight overs and decimated the opposition with accuracy, pace and bounce.

Dan Dunkerley chipped in with two for 23 off eight.

Brighouse comfortably knocked the runs off in just 15 overs, Nigel Elkin top scoring with 27.

Stand-in skipper John Potkins praised the performance from Maloney who returned to the club this season after a spell in the Halifax League.