Liversedge turn up the heat on title challengers

LIVERSEDGE turned up the heat on their front-running Central Yorkshire League Division One rivals with an impressive victory over Ossett A.

The Roberttown Lane side failed to take maximum points, but their win was sealed as Ossett proved unable to chase down a sizeable total of 221-9.

Liversedge owed much of that to a 95-run, second-wicket stand between Alan Sumner (67) and Sean Wilson (46), while Nigel Doyle was the pick of the attack with three wickets for 57 runs in 15 overs.

Newly-promoted Mirfield, continuing their struggle at the foot of the table, survived just 95 balls in their derby game at home to Hopton Mills.

Chasing 133, Emma Bolt and Tamoor Saghir taking five wickets apiece, Mirfield had only Saghir (13) in double figures as they crashed to just 26 all out.

Premier Division Birstall continued their impressive early-season form with a victory over Wakefield Thornes – but they faced some late resistance.

Scott Wightman, batting at 10, hit 43 as Thornes recovered from 56-8 to close on 140.

Saif ur Rehman and Craig Wood each bagged three wickets while, in reply, Birstall won by six wickets after an unbeaten 51 from James Keen saw them home.

That win took them into third spot, though Wrenthorpe remain top after they finished five-wicket victors at Altofts.

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