Spin twins take nine wickets in timely win for seconds

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Lightcliffe beat Keighley by 100 runs

Lightcliffe Cricket Club seconds secured a timely and convincing Bradford Cricket League Division One win at Lawkholme Lane over Keighley.

The spin twins of Marcus Kelly and Alex Kennedy turned things for ‘Cliffe with nine wickets between them on a dusty wicket.

It was Kennedy’s second five wicket haul of the summer.

For the consistent Kelly, it was another good performance with the ball.

The spinners’ efforts meant the hosts fell 100 short of the 224 target.

Earlier the Lightcliffe innings had been built around a 110 stand between Michael Brooke (90) and the in form Alex Tait (53).

There were other useful contributions from the lower order. The fielding point went to Thommy Powe, who threw himself around the boundary edge like a gazelle.

The vital win moved the seconds up to seventth in the table, with a blanket covering six teams in the relegation scrap.

After the game Tom Powe said: “That was huge but we’ve still work to do.

“A couple more wins should do it. Bonus points are also vital.

“We need to play some savvy cricket.”