Bridge go top on rain-hit Saturday

Triangle's Nathan Madden against Mytholmroyd
Triangle's Nathan Madden against Mytholmroyd

The weather had the final say in yesterday’s Foster’s Halifax League matches with seemingly none finished.

A start was made in five out of the six Premier games - the Sowerby SP v Copley match was the exception - and Sowerby Bridge are the new outright leaders after picking up five points.

They started play level on 36 points with champions Jer Lane and Mytholmroyd and bowled out struggling visitors Bradshaw for 90.

Jake Dixon and Ashton Richardson took four wickets each as Bradshaw lost their way after being 32 without loss.

The last five wickets tumbled for the addition of five runs but Bridge’s hopes of wrapping up victory were dashed by more heavy rain.

Jer Lane picked up three points from their home game with Booth, the side they beat in last year’s Parish Cup final.

Lane lost Andrew Pinfield, trapped leg before by Richard Laycock, for four with the score on 24.

However, Raqeeb Younas (66 no) and Jordan Laban (53 no) had added 101 and put Lane in a decent position before play was ended.

Mytholmroyd collected only two points from the trip to Triangle, another side boasting an unbeaten record this season.

Gary Rodger (55) and Nathan Madden (52) took the home side to 170 for four off 30 overs.

A fourth wicket stand of 88 between Jason Slator (59) and Scott Moody (44 no) had helped Southowram to 150 for four off 39 overs at home to Warley.

The batsmen from Oxenhope and SBCI enjoyed what little action there was in the middle section.

Oxenhope’s Craig Baillett just had time to reach 100 not out in his side’s 203 for three at Outlane before the weather intervened.

SBCI’s M.Scholefield (82 no) and George Hampshire (54) were among the runs in their side’s 154 for one at home to Luddenden Foot.

The first round of the Parish Cup and Crossley Shield is due to take place today and postponements are expected.

Next Sunday is the reserve date and games must be completed by then, using a bowl-off if necessary.

FOSTER’S HALIFAX LEAGUE

Premier Division

Southowram v Warley

Match abandoned. Southowram 4 pts, Warley 3 pts.

SOUTHOWRAM 150 for four

S.Tandy c G.Keywood b Duckitt 8

S.Moody not out 44

D.Crossley c Duckitt b G.Keywood 12

B.Wells c & b Azam 15

J.Slater c & b Duckitt 59

A.Newton not out 0

Extras 12

Bowling: A.Azam 16 7 42 1, L.Duckitt 12 1 41 2, G.Keywood 4 0 26 1, U.Saghir 7 0 36 0.

Jer Lane v Booth

Match abandoned Jer Lane 3 pts, Booth 2 pts.

JER LANE 125 for one

A.Pinfield lbw b Laycock 4

R.Younas not out 66

J.Laban not out 53

Extras 4

Bowling: R.Laycock 13 4 45 1, O.Collinge 8 2 36 0, M.Ayub 5 0 43 0.

Sowerby SP v Copley: No play

Sowerby Bridge v Bradshaw

Match abandoned. Sowerby Bridge 5 pts, Bradshaw 2 pts.

BRADSHAW 90

S.Beck C Shannon b Dixon 10

L.Broadbent c Helliwell b Dixon 19

P.Eckersley c Richardson b Mellor 7

J.Lewis c Smith b Richardson 20

C.Ryan c & b Dixon 1

E.Mercer c Dixon b Richardson 17

D.Cotton c Gledhill b Richardson 10

A.Buckley run out 0

J.Thompson b Dixon 0

A.Spendelow not out 0

M.Brown b Richardson 1

Bowling: J.Dixon 18 6 43 4, S.Mellor 7 1 23 1, A.Richardson 10 1 24 4.

Thornton v Blackley

Match abandoned. Thornton 2 pts, Blackley 2 pts.

THORNTON 52 for two

C.Ramsden c Peel Jnr b Linsel 0

W.Cotton not out 17

J.Hutchinson lbw b Irshad 20

R.Soames not out 15

Bowling: J.Linsel 6 0 26 1, N.Irshad 5 0 26 1.

Triangle v Mytholmroyd

Match abandoned. Triangle 4 pts, Mytholmroyd 3 pts.

Triangle 170 for four (30 overs, N.Madden 52, G.Rodger 55)

Division One

SBCI v Luddendenden Foot

Match abandoned. SBCI 4 pts, Ludd Foot 2 pts.

SBCI 154 for one (M.Scholefield 82 no, G.Hampshire 54).

Outlane v Oxenhope

Match abandoned. Outlane 2pts Oxenhope 5 pts.

OXENHOPE 203 for three

D.Hopkinson c Mellor b Dickens 36

C.Baillett not out 100

L.Dyson b Dickens 4

L.Hopkinson lbw b Dickens 21

J.Ousey not out 39

Extras: 3

Bowling: A. Blagborough 7 1 48 0, A.Shaukatt 8 0 35 0, T.Croft 6 0 38 0, B.Dickens 6 0 49 3, D.Procter 3 0 32 0.

Queensbury v Northowram HT: No play.

Low Moor v Clayton: No play

Division Two

Denholme Clough v Wibsey PC: No play

Greetland v Cullingworth

Match abandoned. Greetland 3 pts, Cullingworth 4 pts.

CULLINGWORTH 177 for five

J.Terry c Reynolds b Mahmood 34

S.Welch run out 32

G.Rankin b Soulsby 16

W.Rankin c Hussain b Soulsby 1

C.Welch not out 48

A.Partington c & b Soulsby 21

A.Powis not out 6

Extras 19

Bowling: C.Betts 9 1 27 0, S.Malik 9 1 45 0, N.Hussain 4 0 15 0, D.Reynolds 1 0 8 0, C.Soulsby 10 1 32 3, T.Mahmood 3 0 10 1, A.Hussain 3 0 32 0.

Old Crossleyans v Bridgeholme: Bridgeholme 109-9

Old Town v Stones: No play