Waterson shines to steer Rastrick to emphatic win

Jacob Waterson scored 80 not out against Moorlands.
Jacob Waterson scored 80 not out against Moorlands.

Rastrick 1st XI got back on track with maximum points in a Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League Championship victory over Lascelles Hall.

Hall batted first and set off like a train, scoring at more than a run a ball in the early stages.

However, Wasim Javed took wickets at regular intervals, finishing with 4-66 with Jack Pearson taking 3-24 as Hall finished on 164 with 19 overs left.

Rastrick openers Joe Smith and Jacob Waterson looked relatively untroubled until Smith hit a thigh high full toss back to the bowler.

Waterson passed 50 for the third time in four innings and when he and McCoach took the score past 100, Rastrick looked set to complete a comfortable victory.

However, McCoach’s departure for 30 sparked a mini-collapse to 120-5.

But Olly Pearson guided his team home with a breezy 30 not out, with Waterson finishing unbeaten on 80 as Rastrick got home safely with six overs remaining.

Rastrick 2nds made it successive league wins when they travelled to Moorlands.

After some early wayward bowling, Rastrick improved and picked up wickets regularly to bowl out Moorlands for 111, Tom Barratt (3-16) and Farlow (3-18) being the pick of the bowlers.

Rastrick got home with 16 overs to spare for the loss of just one wicket. Farlow continued his early season form with 40 not out and Anil Singh added an unbeaten 46.

Rastrick Under-15s chalked up their first victory of the campaign with a big victory at Marsden.

Batting first, a productive partnership of 50 between Ryan Cook (18) and Nathan Shaw (30 retired) lifted Rastrick before Jemima Wood struck 18 as the visitors totalled 120-6 in 21 overs.

In reply, Rastrick took early wickets thanks to a brilliant opening spell from paceman Eddie Uttley, who bowled fast and straight to take 3-1 in three overs, Marsden eventually all out for just 37.

Rastrick U13’s enjoyed an emphatic win over Denby Dale, posting 145-4 in 20 overs before bowling out their opponents cheaply.