Unbeaten Scholes aim to extend run

Unbeaten Scholes aim to extend run

BRADFORD LEAGUE-bound Scholes are hoping to go out with a bang in their last Central Yorkshire League season and skipper James Stansfield sees his side go to Hopton Mills tomorrow as one of only two Premier Division sides with maximum points.

In their last game they played host to Hunslet Nelson and gave the visitors little respite. With left arm paceman Christian Jackson, 3-15 off 11 overs, and Zain Abbas, 5-31, on top of the Hunslet batting throughout as they ended all out for 99.

The early loss of Abbas, run out for nine, was a blow but Stansfield held the innings together with a match-best 53 and Scholes eased home by five wickets.

Birstall have also enjoyed a two-match winning start and are in positive mood ahead of their trip to a Wrenthorpe side now minus several prominent members of their hugely-successful side of recent years.

A six-wicket defeat in their game against champions Methley leaves Wrenthorpe with just one point from two games.

Luke Patel hit an unbeaten 83 for Methley, while Birstall made it two outright wins from two after a low-scoring contest with Hopton Mills at Leeds Road.

Skipper Rob McFarlane had a modest top score of 23 in Birstall’s 93 all out but then took 3-30 in 15 overs and, together with Craig Wood’s 4-18, helped bowl out the visitors for 71 to win by 12 runs.

Mirfield Parish lost by eight runs in their last game, at Altofts. While Ossett, at Carlton tomorrow, crashed to a 103-run defeat at Wakefield Thornes after being skittled for just 65.

In the newly-formed Championship Buttershaw St Paul’s – having lost their first two games – are at home to a Liversedge side this week who have won their first two.

Paul Marlow’s match-best 46 secured a six-wicket win over East Ardsley in their last game.

Joint-leaders Batley, also with two maximums from two games in this division, take on Wakefield St Michaels at Mount Pleasant.

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