Rastrick got off the mark with a Christopher Laas century firing them to a first win of the season against Birkby Rose Hill. Golcar inflicted a heavy defeat on Clayton West to move two points from leaders Delph who hammered Slaithwaite in the pick of the Championship action.
Christopher Laas racked up a fine century to help Rastrick chalk off their first win of the season at home to Championship debutants Birkby Rose Hill. The upper order batsman totalled 104 from 122 balls which set the stage for captain Jacob Waterson (66) to pile further misery on Birkby’s bowlers as Rastrick set 233-4. Birkby were not in the hunt as opening bowlers Shrikant Wagh (4-19) and Jordan Ghani (3-38) restricted the visitors to 117-8.
Clayton West slumped to 35-7 and then 67ao to come out the wrong end of a hiding at Golcar. Australian pair Ryan Adams (3-12) and Jack McNamara (4-18) made sure the chase was straightforward and victory was soon rubber stamped with a 73-3 reply.
Delph & Dobcross piled on the largest score of the day. The weather largely unaffected proceedings over the hill as Slaithwaite regretted their decision of asking the hosts to bat after they made 347-6. Prolific former England U19 man Mosun Hussain compiled a century with 112 scored from 133 balls (11 fours, 7 sixes). Lucas Selby applied a gloss finish to their victory with a remorseless 96 from just 40 balls with 6 fours and 10 sixes peppering the boundaries. Slaithwaite slumped to 114ao in reply with Delph’s overseas man Nayyar Abbas causing the visitors left-arm leg spin problems on his way to 6-43.
Chris Dennison’s 79 was the cornerstone of Armitage Bridge’s win away at nearby Holmfirth. Bridge put on 248-9 batting first before Jack Hinchliffe (3-19) and Jonah Thackeray (3-15) shared six wickets as Holmfirth were bowled out for 83.
Lascelles Hall claimed their second home win of the season at home to Meltham. Marlon Rodrigo’s fluent century of 101 off 71 balls was at the heart of the home side’s 178ao with George Sykes-Kenworthy helping himself to 5-70. However Meltham’s batting needs work as Dan Marshall took 6-12 took the visitors to task who were sent home for 131ao.
Denby eyed a large total at home to Shelley but had to settle for a share of the points. They were interrupted by rain on 211-5 after 43 overs with Mohammad Khuzifa (54) registering a half-century before Kaleel Ahmed (40) and Faisal Javed (46) added to his momentum.