Fellows Sets Record As Wrenthorpe Thrash St Michaels

Fellows Sets Record As Wrenthorpe Thrash St Michaels
Fellows Sets Record As Wrenthorpe Thrash St Michaels
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Former Yorkshire all-rounder Gary Fellows has set a new Solly Central Yorkshire League record for the highest individual score in first team cricket. The Wrenthorpe captain hit 230 off 165 balls, including 13 sixes and 20 fours, as the Premier Division champions amassed 367 for six against Wakefield St Michael's.

Fellows beat the previous highest score of 222 not out by Shahid Tanvir for Staincliffe against St Michael's 11 years ago. Tom Glover then took four for 56 and David Paynter three for 35 as St Michael's were bowled out for 195 as Wrenthorpe won by 172 runs.

Bottom club Liversedge's relegation was confirmed after they went down to a nine-run defeat against Ossett. Michael Edwards top scored with 75 in Ossett's total of 202 for nine as slow left arm bowler Simon Purdy took five for 43. Matthew Gibson led Liversedge's challenge with 77, but they fell nine runs short on 193 for eight.

The win enabled Ossett to climb above Batley, who slipped to next to the bottom after they lost by 57 runs at Townville. A feature of the match was fine all-round performances by Greig Batty and Jonathan Booth. Batty took four for 40 and scored 50 while Booth took four for 26 and scored 32. Townville made 203 for seven while Batley were struggling badly at 89 for nine before a last wicket stand of 57 between Bilal Abbas (54 not out) and Huzaifah Patel (30) lifted them to 146.

Altofts are also in relegation trouble after going down by 104 runs against Wakefield Thornes. David Meiring with 104 and Anwar Hafeez 82 were the leading scorers as Thornes posted a challenging 286 for six. Matthew Varley then took six for 41 as Altofts were bowled out for 182.

Sri Lankan Hemantha Alles wíth 68 not out and took four for 47 produced an outstanding all-round performance as Methley beat Northowram Fields by 43 runs. Methley scored 222 for eight before bowling out Northowram Fields for 179 with Chris Leaf backing up Hemantha Alles by also taking four for 47.

David Markham

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