Birstall CC re-take top spot in HW Premier

BIRSTALL Cricket Club returned to the top of the Heavy Woollen Sunday League Premier Division with a 7-3 win at AFC Chickenley. 

Reece Scholes led the way with a hat-trick for Birstall with Elliott Williams (brace), Ash Peel and Ryan Kerragher completing the tally, while Ryan Simmonds was among the scorers for Chickenley, who remain second-bottom.

No other games took place in the Premier Division, though St John Fisher progressed in the County Cup, winning 4-2 against Lyceum.

In the Championship, Slip Inn Hounds maintained their third place with a convincing 11-3 win over fellow Huddersfield side The Yorkshireman.

Elliot Brooke, Danny Marshall and Lee Brook all found the net as fifth-placed Overthorpe Sports Club won 3-1 at Battyeford.

Scholes Athletic are seven points clear at the top of Division One after James Mortimer and Dean Commins netted in a 2-1 win at Deighton WMC, while second-place Saville Arms enjoyed a 3-1 win at Ravenswharfe thanks to a brace from Saul Lee and a Kieran Corley effort. Sam Hewitt replied for the home side.

In Division Two, Overthorpe Sports Club closed the gap on leaders Wire Works to just a single point as they won 7-3 against Clifton Rangers A.

New signing Dominic Simpson led the way with four goals, Tom Hirst hit a double and Ryan Pickup completed the scoring.

Snowdon continued their good recent form beating third-place Westgate 23 4-3 thanks to a James Heeley hat-trick, plus one from Noman Hussain.

And finally, Linthwaite Reserves won 5-1 at bottom-side Wike Horse thanks to strikes from Ben Rowland, Ben Boulton and Callum Brierley. Barry Downes hit Wike Horse’s consolation.

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