Cricket boys are on top

Birstall CC climbed to the top of the Premier Division with a 6-1 win against bottom side Heckmondwike Sports Club.

Elliot Williams led the way with a hat-trick with Jonny Beverley (2) and Ryan Kerragher also finding the net. Kieran Senior scored for Heckmondwike in a result that sees Birstall lead the table by two points, though second-placed St John Fisher have four games in hand.

Oliver Rounding netted both as Mirfield Town went third after a 2-1 win over seventh-placed Navigation.

Linthwaite maintained their one hundred per cent record winning in the Championship as they beat Overthope Sports Club 4-1 away.

Tom Ramsden put the home side in front but a hat-trick from Tyrone Gay, sent Linthwaite eight clear.

Slip Inn Hounds are in second after they could only draw 3-3 with Hanging Heaton CC, who scored through James Keen, Tristan Batley-Kyle and Tom Wigglesworth.

Adam Hill hit the game’s only goal as Wellington Westgate beat bottom side St John Fisher Reserves 1-0 to remain in fifth place.

Roberttown Rovers moved back to the top of Division One with a  9-2 win at Ravenswharfe, Matthew Bolton hit four and, Reiss Brook bagged a hat-trick while Dean Vernon and Adam Williams got one apiece. Sam Hewitt and Andy Gott replied for Ravenswharfe.

Deighton WMC enjoyed a 5-1 win over promotion-chasing Old Bank WMC, William Evans netting Old Bank’s consolation.

Elsewhere Clifton Rangers Res and Saville Arms drew 2-2.

Tom Hirst fired a hat-trick as Division Two leaders Overthorpe SC Reserves won 5-2 at home to Clifton Rangers A, Gareth Marshall and Michael Hutton bagged the others as Overthorpe opened up a three-point gap at the top.

Wire Works are in second place after Connor Kaye, Eddie Hamlet, Michael Pell, Liam McManus and Steven Massey netted in a 5-2 win at Dewsbury Utd, who replied through Danny Laidlaw and Ross Ewart.

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