Hanging Heaton CC thump leaders to move second

Scott Lightowler on his way to scoring a hat-trick for Hanging Heaton CC.
Scott Lightowler on his way to scoring a hat-trick for Hanging Heaton CC.

Hanging Heaton Cricket Club moved up to second place in Heavy Woollen Sunday League Division One after thumping leaders Battyeford 9-2.

Scott Lightowler led the way with a hat-trick, including a stunning 35-yard strike into the top corner, Jamie Baulk hit a brace and Sam Heatherington, James Keen, Tom Ramsden and Dave Hall completed the scoring.

Nathan Alexander scored for The Yorkshireman, but they slipped to third after losing 2-1 against FC Liversedge (Martin Sales and Kyle Smith).

Scholes Athletic had Gareth Jones, Mick O’Hara and Craig Wood on target as they won 3-1 against Clifton Rangers Reserves.

Punch Bowl edged out Birkenshaw Reserves 2-1 thanks to goals from Nathan Clarke and Ryan Foster. Andrew Wood hit Birkenshaw’s consolation.

Rafal Siudak (two) and David Barlow put Batley Celtics three-up at half time, but St Ignatius hit back to claim a point in a 3-3 draw thanks to Tim Blackburn, Bunn Darboe and Sam Duffy.

Division Two leaders Old Bank WMC beat bottom side Shire 8-0 as Robert Evans hit four goals, with Josh Cooke, Tim Bruce, Danny Galindo and Ben Williams also netting.

Snowdon won 6-3 at Clifton Rangers A as Irfan Ali (hat-trick), Ahmedullah Bam (two) and Shakeel Pandor netted.

Rose of York won 6-1 at Overthorpe Reserves thanks to a hat-trick from Matthew Bolton, plus strikes from Dean Vernon, Nathan McDaid and Andrew Asquith. Tom Hirst hit Overthorpe’s consolation.

Jamie Metcalfe (two) and Rhys Jewett helped Field Head win 3-1 at Six Lane Ends, with Corey Schofield replying.