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.

Parish Cup & Crossley Shield 3rd Round Draw

The third round draw for the Parish Cup draw was made Tuesday evening at Booth C.C with Mytholmroyd and Thorton in attendance. The full details of the ties to be played on Sunday 18th of May can be found below

PARISH CUP Mytholmroyd v Southowram, Northowram HT v Thornton, Outlane v Booth, Triangle v Copley

CROSSLEY SHIELD Bridgeholme v Mytholmroyd, Copley v Warley, Jer Lane v Triangle, Sowerby Bridge v Oxenhope

Saturday Extra Ist XI's 3rd June

Booth enjoyed the top-of-the-table clash in the Premier Division at Jer Lane as the hosts were scuttled out for a meagre 109 runs, Usman Saghir taking 4-10. The champions had no problem reaching the target, as Richard Worsnop took the lead with his 47 not out, and as a result it opened up a 10-point lead over the chasing pack. Second placed Oxenhope surprisingly lost at home to Mytholmroyd who brilliantly chased a target of 253 to win. SBCI’s climb up the table also came to a stuttering halt at home to Thornton, as the visitors won by seven wickets.

Saturday Extra 2nd XI's 27th May

In the Premier Division the best performance of the day came from Triangle who completed the Booth club’s miserable weekend by beating the champions and leaders by 57 runs. Following a half-century from Gary Rogers (53) it was Richard Turner who turned the screw with a 7-54 return to move the hosts within six points of top spot. Jer Lane also kept up the pressure on the leaders, the Bradford team having an easy 10-wicket victory over visitors Copley, as the latter was dismissed for a meagre 68, Absar Hussain taking 6-32.

Saurday Extra 1st XI 27th May

A Saturday morning telephoned flood warning to this writer’s Sowerby Bridge home was not a good omen for the afternoon’s cricket but somehow, despite at least one violent thunderstorm in the area, all matches were completed, albeit many with reduced overs. Oxenhope blew the Premier Division title race wide open, with possibly its best win since joining the League in 2004, when it travelled to Booth to beat the champions by 27 runs.

Saturday Extra 1st XI's 20th May

One suspects that a topic discussed in a few damp pavilions of the hill top and valley bottom clubs on Saturday was this season’s revised inclement weather points system, brought in by a majority vote at the AGM. For matches called off without a ball being bowled, plus those abandoned without any bonus points being awarded, only two points are now awarded to each side as opposed to the previous four. As a result, across the divisions, six teams that managed wins between the showers certainly benefitted more than last year, as nine matches fell into the 2-2 category.