Theakston Nidderdale League: Pateley Bridge CC sit top of the pile
Joe Preece took five wickets to ensure that Pateley Bridge finished week two of the 2021 Theakston Nidderdale League Division One season top of the pile.
The Badgers made it two wins out of two after dismissing Goldsborough for 187 and completing a 61-run success.
Damon Ive top-scored for the visitors with 41 as Preece helped himself to 5-60.
Earlier in the day, Bridge had made their way to 248 all out, despite the efforts of Henry Saul (5-48) and Mike Cockle (4-39).
Tom Fryer led the way with a knock of 50, while Louis Foxton added 32 and Preece 31.
Helperby sit second in the table following their 19-run victory at Ouseburn.
Oliver Saxby (43) and Joe Corner (33) were in decent form with the bat, guiding Dan Marston’s men to 204 all out as Ben Mackrill took 3-41.
Chris Atkinson (70 not out) kept things interesting when Ouseburn took their turn at the crease, though three wickets apiece for Marston and Simon Taylor stopped them in their tracks on 185.
Birstwith are also two from two having seen off the challenge of winless West Tanfield.
Dan Riley struck 80 and Jon Millward 47 in the hosts’ 240/8 from their 45 overs, Angus Shaw claiming 3-54.
And the away side made a decent fist of their response, Will Shaw (43), James Abel (31) and Shaw (31) keeping them in contention until they eventually ran out of overs on 221/9.
Jordan King weighed in with a score of 86 to fire fourth-placed Darley to a 19-point haul against Masham.
He was ably supported by Rob Hainsworth (61) in a total of 261/6, while Harry Hill took a trio of scalps for the home side.
Craig Broadley (74 not out) did his best to lead Masham to their target, Tom Smith (40) and Kieran Wordsworth (32) also doing their bit, however three wickets from Joe Furniss helped ensure that they didn’t progress beyond 246/9.
A century from the bat of Sam Crawshaw ensured that Burton Leonard came out on top of their showdown with Blubberhouses.
The opener ended the contest unbeaten on 106, having been backed up by 33 from Iain Barker as the hosts reached 236/5 chasing 234/7.
Will Haines (94) and Bash Khan (40) were Blubberhouses’ leading lights.
Kirk Deighton got their season up and running courtesy of a six-wicket success over Harrogate 3rds.
Rob Stanworth’s 54 was the cornerstone of a Roosters total of 167 all out, Henry Blythe scooping 4-13.
Richard Ward then struck 14 fours and a six in an unbeaten knock of 73 to lead Deighton to their victory target.