County star Hannon-Dalby guides Lightcliffe to success at Morley

Cricket - Lightcliffe v Sowerby St Peter's.'Bruce Lunn bats for Lightcliffe.
Cricket - Lightcliffe v Sowerby St Peter's.'Bruce Lunn bats for Lightcliffe.

Lightcliffe CC travelled to Morley where they duly extended their winning streak with a comfortable victory.

Opener Charlie Roebuck was unavailable, however opening bowler and Copley CC product Oliver Hanon-Dalby was available to make his Lightcliffe debut.

Morley made a steady start having won the toss before Warwickshire and former Yorkshire paceman Hannon-Dalby secured his first wicket for the club when he had McNichol (12) caught by Dave Hester.

Overseas player Suleman Khan had top scorer and captain Matthew Baxter (29) caught behind by keeper Mark Horne and removed Dave Paynter (26) before

Rodwell (13) was run out following a mix up with Kashif Naveed.

In his last over Khan had the dangerous Naveed (26) caught in the deep by Josh Wheatley to leave Morley struggling on 112 for five.

The innings subsided quickly with Wheatley helping himself to two wickets, Daanyaal Ahmed one and Hannon-Dalby with two in the last over.

Things didn’t start too well for Lightcliffe when Dave Hester knicked one to the keeper without troubling the scorers while Alex Stead (28) looked in fine form before guiding one down the throat of Adam Larkin at backward point.

The in-form Oliver Robinson joined captain Chris Taylor at the crease and continued were he had left off the week before.

Both batsmen were thankful to some woeful fielding from the Morley side as they put down three regulation catches and they capitalised with Robinson (64no) and Taylor (44no) sharing an unbroken third-wicket stand of 106 as Lightcliffe cruised to their victory target.

Next weekend Lightcliffe welcome high flying Manningham Mills on Saturday in Division One and then on Sunday they are in action once more at Wakefield Road in the quarter final of the Priestley Cup against champions Woodlands.