Saturday Extra 1st XI's 15th July

Jer Lane’s hopes of ending its time in the League by winning the Premier Division title took a second jolt in eight days, as one of the shocks of the season came with a home defeat to previously bottom team Queensbury. Phil Sharples’ outfit are gradually coming to terms with life in the top tier and recent news that only one team will be relegated appears to have inspired two successive victories, as it moved off that last spot.

Saturday Extra 1st XI's 8th July

There were shocks at the top in the Premier League where with both Booth and Jer Lane losing and, coupled with Mytholmroyd’s win at Northowram HT, it made a nonsense of the local newspaper’s Friday headline stating ‘It looks a two-horse race with half a season to go’. Leaders Booth were comprehensively beaten at Copley, in a rehearsal for the next day’s Parish Cup semi-final, as the home team bowled it out for 161 with Oliver Thorpe taking 4-66.

Saturday Extra 1st XI's 1st July

Low scores, especially for teams batting first, became the order of the day as many grounds were clearly affected by the recent heavy rain. No less than twenty-one teams scored 150 or less, with mostly those in the top half of divisions inflicting defeats on teams below them. Booth continued its chase of consecutive Premier Division titles with a comprehensive nine-wicket win at Northowram Hedge Top. The hosts could only muster 94 all out, Patrick Thomas the pick of the bowlers with 5-23, a target that was easily achieved with Steven Senior leading the way with 56 not out.


Oxenhope continue to surprise long-standing Premier Division opponents, its latest victim at The Flatt being Warley. The home team rattled up 271-9, with Joseph Ousey (114) in the vanguard this week, too much for the visitors to chase who were bowled out 37 runs short and, at that, only thanks to a swashbuckling 74 from number 8 batsman Daniel Syme. Once the top four Sowerby St Peter’s batsmen were back in the pavilion for a miserly six runs at Booth the game was literally up.


Oxenhope 165-7 (Ellison 91*, Shannon 4-25), *Sowerby Bridge 166-1 (Smith 90*, Taylor 43)

*Copley 209-8 (K Whipp 60, Hoyle 52, Sarwar 5-41), Warley 211-4 (Khatana 50*, Keywood 41)

*Bridgeholme 310-7 (I Mahmood 80, S Mahmood 63, Iqbal 59), Mytholmroyd 276 (A Rauf 66, AS Rauf 59, Hassan 44, Islam 4-31, M Hussain 4-36). Triangle 252-7 (Rogers 62, Palin 61), *Jer Lane 161 (Dawwod 69, Rogers 5-30)




Sunday Extra Parish Cup Sunday 18th June

Second Division Outlane made a tremendous effort at Old Lindley Road in its tie versus Briggs Priestley Parish Cup holders Booth, but eventually went down by 54 runs in a high-scoring affair that saw 26 sixes recorded. The holders had set a mammoth target, as it scored 356-4, with Richard Laycock (129 not out), Hashim Wajid (81), Robert Worsnop (59) and Jon Midgley (52*) enjoying themselves – and that after being 14-2. The Laycock/Midgley partnership was worth an unbeaten 192 runs as Outlane wilted in the sunshine.

Saturday Extra 1st XI's 17th June

In the Premier Division Raqueeb Younas (83 not out) led Jer Lane to victory over visiting Thornton whose Michael Shanks hit 64 runs. The Lane keep the pressure on leaders Booth, as it had an easy nine-wicket win on its short trip into the Bottom at Triangle The scorers at Sowerby St Peter’s were just as busy recording the fall of wickets as they were for runs, as 20 fell for a combined total of only 200 runs. Copley just edged this low scoring contest by four runs to lift itself off the foot of the table with a maximum 12 points.

Saturday Extra 2ns XI's 10th June

In the Premier Division Blackley and Warley were the two winners beating both their opponents and the weather to record maximum points. Blackley’s match lasted less than 32 overs as it dismissed visitors SBCI for a meagre 62 and then knocked off the required runs in 6.3 overs before the rains arrived. Warley’s home fixture with Southowram followed a similar pattern but took a little longer as the visitors were bowled out for 94, only Alan Veal with 51 coming to terms with both the home attack and the conditions.

Saturday Extra 1st XI's 10th June

The vagaries of the West Yorkshire weather were there for all to see on Saturday as matches were completed as far afield as Great Horton and Upper Hopton and yet games were abandoned from Birchencliffe to Thornton, four without a ball being bowled. Booth maintained its 12-point lead at the top pf the Premier Division as it and the three teams behind it at the start of play were all involved in abandoned matches. Booth was 43-1, chasing 204 to win, when the rains came and similarly Jer Lane had just three runs on the board chasing 284 at a damp Mytholmroyd.

Saturday Extra 2nd XI's 3rd June

Booth was back to winning ways at the top of the Premier Division with a comprehensive defeat of visitors SBCI. The efforts of Sam Sharkey (122 not out), Steven Butterworth (113) and Ian Sharkey (86) basically settled the match and SBCi had no real answer in reply. A cluster of teams, Jer Lane, Triangle and Bridgeholme are all on the tail of the leaders.