Rastrick slip up as Slaithwaite make superiority tell

Actions from the game, Brighouse v Hartshead Moor, cricket at Brighouse Sports Club. Pictured is Sohail Hussain.
Actions from the game, Brighouse v Hartshead Moor, cricket at Brighouse Sports Club. Pictured is Sohail Hussain.

Rastrick slipped to a43 run defeat in their Oddfellows Cup tie against a Slaithwaite side who are second in the division above.

Thehome side won the toss and opted to bat on a warm and sunny afternoon.

All of Slaithwaite’s top order batsmen got good starts without really pressing on, yet in the end were responsible for 114 runs of their final total of 171 all out.

Overseas all-rounder Simon Davey top scored with 41 and then apart from Ian Holt (25no) five other batsmen failed to make double figures.

Anil Singh bowled very well off his permitted 10 overs, taking three for 14, with six maidens.

Joe Vickers also chipped in with two for 40 in 10 and Nick Marsden had two for 12 in 4.2 overs.

Rastrick got off to a stuttering star, losing three wickets cheaply before youngster Bradley Birkhead got his head down and eventually carried his bat for 50 runs.

He lacked support in the end as his side fell 43 runs short against a very good side.

Rastrick’s 2nd XI got back to winning ways as they marched into ther quarter finals of the Earnshaw Cup with a home victory over Cumberworth United.

Dan Thaxter (31) and Nigel Stead (61) set the stage for Jack Pearson to smash a quickfire 45 not out and with 29 extras this gave them a total of 219 for six.

Cumberworth’s reply started quickly as they promoted a low order batsmen to be a pinch- hitter.

He whacked the ball to all parts and Cumberworth were 94 for one after 12 overs.

However, Clayton Smith kept his cool to remove Oliver Hirst for 55 and Keith Wilson picked up two vital wickets as his side got back into a winning postion

Then it was the turn of fifth change bowler Nick Spence who took three for 17 in seven overs and Wazam Azam with three for 17 in 4.4 overs.

They were well assisted by Simon Farlow behind the timbers as they bowled Cumberworth out for 160.

Rastricksuffered defeat at the hands of Almondbury Wesleyans in a Huddersfield Conference League game sponsored by Farnell Land Rover of Leeds on Saturday.

Jordan Ghani picked up three wickets for seven runs in seven overs. However, Wesleyans opener W. Binns battled hard for his 68 and some low order big hitting from J. Hoyle (57 no) lifted them to 206 for nine.

New bowler Rana Hussain bowled with three for 42.

Rastrick’s reply never got going and they lost wickets at regular intervals.

Anil Singh top scored with 35 as his side were skittled out for 108.

Rastrick’s second team suffered a humilliating defeat at Moorlands.

J. Gallindo hit a devastating 109 not out as his side posted a total of 234 for five.

Keith Wilson was the pick of the bowlers with two for 51.

Veteran opener Colin Jowett top scored with 40 as he was the eighth batsmen out on 88. Shaw ended up carrying his bat for 20 runs before his side were all out for105 after 37.4 overs.