Moorlands edged out in table topping clash

David Blakely hit 31 to help Mirfield Parish Cavaliers record victory over Cumberworth United in the Huddersfield League Conference last Saturday.
David Blakely hit 31 to help Mirfield Parish Cavaliers record victory over Cumberworth United in the Huddersfield League Conference last Saturday.

Moorlands slipped to an agonising one-wicket defeat in their top of the table showdown with Rastrick last Saturday.

Moorlands remain second in the Drakes Huddersfield League Championship but are now seven points behind Rastrick, who edged to victory in a low scoring contest.

Moorlands were dismissed for 107 despite the efforts of Michael Rounding, who top scored with 31 and Jared Maxwell (26).

Wasim Javed (3-11) and Mitchell McCoach (3-17) inflicted most of the damage on Moorlands.

Nine Rastrick batsmen failed to make double figures in reply as Naveed Zamurad (4-49) and Jake Dubbeldam (3-16) led the Moorlands fightback.

Faisal Javed top scored with 49 as Rastrick edged home at 111-9 to seal victory.

Mirfield Parish Cavaliers are eight points clear at the top of the Conference following a four-wicket win over Cumberworth United.

It seems likely Parish will be promoted in their first season in the Huddersfield League as they are now 19 points clear of third placed Upperthong with nine games remaining.

James Hardcastle led the way with 4-46, while Nazar Hussain (3-34) and Daniel Hope (3-33) also produced impressive bowling spells as Cumberworth were dismissed for 164.

George Smith (30), Jason Senior (29no) and Brandon Wood (29) made useful contributions, while the Cumberworth innings was boosted by 38 extras.

Terence James struck 54 in reply, while David Blakeley (31) and Hope (31no) supported as Parish reached their target in the 35th over with four wickets in hand, despite the efforts of George Parkes (3-43).

Mirfield picked up their third win of the season, defeating Lepton Highlanders by four wickets.

Mark Eastwood claimed 3-27, while Alex Pearson wrapped the Lepton innings up with 3-9 from three overs as Highlanders were dismissed for 97 in 31.5 overs, despite Imran Khan (31) top scoring.

Asad Kazmi struck 33 in reply and although Jonathan Waring claimed 4-32, Mirfield had enough to edge home.

Moorlands B suffered a seven-wicket defeat to Championship Two promotion chasers Denby Dale B.

Moorlands were dismissed for 107 and Denby Dale eased to victory, which leaves the Mirfield side back in sixth place.

Mirfield B secured a five-wicket win over Kirkheaton B after dismissing their opponents for 143, with Tom Edwards claiming 4-16.

Daniel Martin struck an unbeaten 64 in reply to steer Mirfield home by five wickets.

David Bolt made 64 for Mirfield Parish Cavaliers B but he lacked support as they were dismissed for 111 on their way to a six-wicket defeat.