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Northowram Fields pile up massive 445-5

Northowram Fields pile up massive 445-5

The Northowram Fields batsmen enjoyed a run feast as they powered their side to a stunning total of 445-5 in their Gordon Rigg Jack Hampshire Cup first round tie with Rodley.

South African Harry Hauenstein led the way with a powerful 182 which contained 10 sixes and 18 fours and he was joined in a second wicket partnership of 257 by opener Ben Grech who made a fine 121.

Grech struck two sixes and 17 fours and when he departed the suffering Rodley bowlers found Northowram Fields skipper John Lister (77) keen to get in on the action.

The clearly demoralised Rodley side were dismissed for just 89 to lose by 356 runs. The Northowram Fields total and the margin of victory are the biggest in the competition since the merger of the Bradford and Central Yorkshire leagues in 2016.

Sandal were another team in the runs as they made 370-7 in their 1999-run win at Adwalton. Karl Hewitt (85), Matthew Westwood (66), Sam Noden (46no), Leighton Shuttleworth (38) and Brandon Hewlett (33) led the way.

Division three leaders Adwalton replied with 171. Will Cutt (43) and Matt Donohoe (34) were the best of their batters as Michael Carroll continued his good form with 4-32.

Great Preston moved into the second round with a 198-run win over Crossbank Methodists. Skipper Oli Baron (89) and James Conlon (80) led the way while Hasnain Shajjat took 3-51 for Crossbank were dismissed for 100 with Baron completing a fine individual performance by taking 5-21.

Division Two leaders Lightcliffe, playing in the competition for the first time, had a 15-run win over Hunslet nelson. Jack Hendy’s knock of 67 helped them to post 189-7 despite the efforts of leg spinner Sam Thewlis (3-20). Nelson were dismissed for 174 in reply with Peter Dobson taking 3-10.

The 2018 winners Bowling Old Lane progressed with a 100-run win over Gildersome & Farnley Hill. Farhan Hussain scored 85 not out and Tahir Khan (49) as Old Lane made194-7. Kavan Patel picked up 3-28 for Gildersome & Farnley Hill who were bowled out for 94 in reply. Hazrat Abbas (3-21) and Gurdev Singh (3-35) were the ley bowlers.

Ben Haigh returned the day’s best bowling figures of 7-22 but ended up on the losing side as Hopton Mills went down to a 63-run against Scholes.

Nick Firth (80) and Adam Greenwood (55) helped Scholes make 226 before bowling out their rivals for 163 with skipper Josh Fell taking 4-16. Umar Abbas (42) and Zaaid Sajwal (38) top scored for Mills.

Brighouse had an afternoon to forget as they were bowled out for 64 as they suffered a nine-wicket defeat against Altofts. Patrick Hinchliffe (3-8), Louis Holt (3-15) and Craig Wood (3-20) set Altofts on course for a win which was sealed with an unbeaten 42 from Craig Wood.

Crossflatts received a bye to the second round when opponents Liversedge forfeited their tie.



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