Dumped out of cup

SALTAIRE, having lost to Lightcliffe the day before, dumped Brighouse out of the Priestley Cup.

Saltaire won the toss and decided to bat on a windy and chilly afternoon.

Their innings finished 263 for nine, with tight bowling from Dominic Walsh, eight overs for 39 and Will Smith 10 overs for 32.

The reply was rocked as the opening duo removed five wickets within the first 10 overs to halt the Brighouse charge.

Ultimately the raw pace from Saltaire’s new ball partnership was too much for a young Brighouse side, who were put to bed for a disappointing 97 runs.

It completed a dismal weekend for Brighouse, who were beaten the day before at Great Horton.

The home side decided to bat on what looked like a consistent surface.

The Ladak brothers, Aleem and Adil, kept the run rate at less than three for the first 12 overs. The intervention of Will Smith proved telling as he took four wickets to reduce the home side to 167 for nine.

A good contribution from Adam Brown, who removed Horton’s Suleiman Khan (94 runs off 51 balls) was seemingly wasted as a final wicket partnership of 37 created a total of 204-9.

The run chase started well with Dan Dunkerley working hard for 27. Dean Crossley rebuilt after the early loss of Matthew West, but wickets fell consistently.

The spin of Altaf and overseas star Khan were too much, as Brighouse fought hard for a well-short total of 146 all out.

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