Liversedge upset table-topping Scholes

Liversedge upset table-topping Scholes

LIVERSEDGE CC toppled second-tier leaders Scholes, earning local bragging rights in a five-wicket success.

Scholes, favourites for the all-Division One clash came unstuck after mustering only 157-7 in their 50 overs.

Dave Cumming (35) and Joe Duffy (30) were the top-scorers as Scholes struggled to get to grips with the left-arm spin of the vastly-experienced Nigel Doyle, who conceded just 25 runs in his 15-over spell.

Nick Summerscales weighed in with three wickets in quick succession.

Matters failed to start brightly for the visitors, Aleem Ladak taking four wickets.

But Sean Wilson was solid in the Liversedge middle order and his match-best 80 not out put the fourth-placed club in good heart ahead of the home game against promotion rivals Wakefield St Michaels.

A trip to Wakefield Thornes A shouldn’t present too many problems next for the leaders after they lost by 40 runs at Buttershaw St Pauls.

Buttershaw will be hoping to consolidate their mid-table position when they visit a Mirfield side promoted last season looking likely relegation candidates this term.

Chasing 242-7 at Oulton they were shot out for just 74 and remain anchored to the foot of the table.

Ossett A, meanwhile, improved their chances of survival with a tied game at East Ardsley.

In the Premier Division their newly- promoted first team look like avoiding going straight back down following an impressive victory over Carlton.

A trip to second-placed Methley is next for Ossett as Birstall, having slipped into the bottom half of the table, go to basement strugglers Northowram who are fresh from a shock win over champions Wrenthorpe.

Mirfield Parish Cavaliers entertain leaders Townville after a sensational last ball run out left them claiming a narrow two-run triumph at Altofts to close the gap on Birstall.

Townville saw off Hunslet Nelson with a nine-wicket win owed much to an unbeaten 86 from 40-year-old, one-time Spen Victoria opener Tim Walton.

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