Twin brothers Marcus and Edward Womersley played key roles as Methley stepped up their Premiership title ambitions with an eight wicket win over Altofts in the All Rounder Central Yorkshire League.
Marcus scored 62 not out as he and fellow opener Richard Foster (40) put on 93 to guide Methley to victory after they had bowled out Altofts for 120. Marcus took three for 16, Edward two for 33, Matthew Waite two for 19 and Sohail Raz two for eight.
Methley are three points behind leaders Scholes, who maintained their unbeaten league record with a six-wicket win at Birstall. Rob McFarlane top scored with 97 in Birstall’s total of 216 for eight.
However,it proved to be no test for Scholes. Nick Whitehill (65 not out) and James Stansfield (49) shared a 95-run stand while Zain Abbas scored 51 as Scholes overhauled the home’s total.as Thornes collapsed from 84 for two to 142 all out.
Carlton won their first match of the season, beating bottom club Hunslet Nelson at home by 66 runs.
James Glynn top scored with 51 in Carlton’s total of 149 as Will Stiff took five for 29. Stiff (42) then took part in a last-wicket stand of 36 with Aqash Aurangzeb to save the visitors from humiliation but it was not enough to prevent Carlton from gaining a comprehensive victory as Chris Leaf took four for 13 and Jonathan Rudge three for 14.
One-time champions Wrenthorpe crashed to a 93-run defeat at home to Ossett. Shoaib Latif top scored with 67 as Ossett totalled 232 for eight.
Wrenthorpe were bowled out for 139, of which Joe Ellis made 59 not out. Ellis was also Wrenthorpe’s most successful bowler with three for 40, but his efforts were in vain. John Sadler took five for 36 for Ossett.
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