Augustinians bowled out for single figures in lowest ever Parish Cup score

Augustinians have registered what is believed to be the lowest ever recorded score in the Briggs Priestley Parish Cup after they were sent packing for just six in their first round match against Southowram.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 11:59 am
Updated Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 9:16 am
Southowram's Ashley Johnson contributed to Augustinians' misery.

The home team were bowled out for six in a 266-run loss to Southowram, for whom Yasir Mahmood (81), Ashley Johnson (57), Matthew Jones (42) and William Darby (40 not out) contributed to their score of 272-5.

However, that paled into insignificance as Neil Eastwood (5-4-4-7) and Johnson (4.4-4-0-3) rolled over the home team in quick time. There was only one scoring shot in the 58-ball innings, a four, as nine ducks were recorded, extras providing the other two runs. The score is believed to be the lowest ever recorded in the Parish Cup.

Amazingly that winning margin of 266 runs was matched by Mytholmroyd who hit the highest score of the day, 337-6 against Clayton.

The hosts struggled against ENCO Halifax League Premier opposition as Jack Earle (69), Luke Sutcliffe (57), Adrian Gawthorpe (56) and James Cowens (43no) shone, although Will Garside returned 4-74.

Clayton could only muster 71 all out with Spencer Harris taking 4-24 in his nine overs.

A predicted win for a lower division team came at Sowerby St Peter’s as struggling Premier side Shelf Northowram HT lost by 114 runs.

Opener Ben Watkins (67) anchored the Saints' innings of 199, Razwan Saghir taking 4-60. The frailties of the Hedge Top batting became evident once skipper and opener Daniel Cole (32) was dismissed at 48-2 and the remaining nine batsmen failed to double that score – 85 all out. Harry Clarke (7.4-2-17-5) and Patrick Lennon (9-4-17-4) the destroyers.

Bridgeholme celebrated a 66-run success at Upper Hopton. Sohail Sajjad (104 not out) inspired a knock of 183-4 and the home side were dismissed for 117 in reply.

Copley succumbed to Thornton at Hill Top Road with barely a whimper, losing by 181 runs. The home team had scored 234-6 with Ross Parr (68 not out) and Thomas Harrison (66) crafting a partnership of 124 runs. In contrast, Copley were 53 all out, with a personal best from Bradley Weatherhead (8.5-3-13-7), supported by Ross Parr (7-1-23-3).

Greetland, enjoying a fine start in the Second Division, were far from disgraced at Premier Division side Bradshaw, bowling their opponents out for 186. Tanweer Aslam’s 67 not out batted well for the visitors but the innings folded on 119 all out.

Cullingworth's 73 all out failed to trouble SBCI who were led into the next round by Thomas Wood (56) in their 77-1.

Luddendenfoot defeated Great Horton PC in a league fixture a fortnight ago but failed to replicate their glory in the cup.

Horton responded with a score of 171 all out in which Chris Brown (60) top scored and despite the efforts of Jacob Whitehouse (43), Luddendenfoot fell short on 147.

Triangle rattled up 305-4 on its first ever visit to the Low Moor HT courtesy of skipper Adam Stocks (126), Nathan Madden (69) and Kurtis Whippey (60 not out). The latter then returned 4-27 and Zach Rushton took 5-29 as the home team were dismissed for 59.

Mount lost to lower division opponents Queensbury who romped to a 123-run victory. The visitors scored a respectable 171 with Oliver Challis (64) leading the way and Mount crumbled to 48 all out as Gareth Walker (4-11) ensured that the ‘best’ score by a batsman was just seven.

Stones' 131 wasn't enough at Oxenhope, for whom Bobby Fielden (50 not out) and skipper Lewis Hopkinson (48) led the way in a reply of 135-6.

Blackley opener Reece Jennison compiled a superb 164 not out in his side's 269-3 at Warley. The home side were at 92-4 after 20 overs when the tie was curtailed due to bad light and will continue next Sunday.

Also concluding this weekend is the tie at Illingworth St Mary’s where Booth’s Rick Laycock (56 not out) and Hasnain Wajid (50) starred in the 177-8, Ben Robertshaw (4-33) the pick of Saints' bowlers. The hosts reached 26-0 after nine overs when play ceased.

Outlane’s tie against Sowerby Bridge only lasted 10 balls before the umpires decided the outfield was too wet and it will also continue next Sunday.

The only tie not to start was at Old Town where the ground was unfit so Leymoor will visit again next Sunday.