Bridgeholme beaten as Foot teenager strikes century

THE two front runners in Towergate Halifax League Division Two slipped up with leaders Outlane and second-placed Bridgeholme suffering defeats

Luddenden Foot had a teenager to thank for orchestrating their 115 run success over Bridgeholme.

Gareth Hall hit his maiden century in just over an hour at the crease.

His chanceless knock included seven fours and eight sixes and he was running out of overs when joined by Mark Barron who helped him reach his ton by pushing the ball into the gaps to give the 18-year-old the strike.

Hall reached three figures off the penultimate ball.

He was not the only player among the runs as Richard Pinder (61) and an electric 69 from big hitting Danny Jones helped produce a total of 294 for five.

Hall’s contribution did not end there as he also bagged three wickets in his first three overs as the reply tailed off at 179.

Steven Butterworth crashed out 117 in Old Town’s victory over Shelf, Mohammed Jamil adding 67 to the closing total of 296.

Iqbal then took four wickets in the reply to send Shelf back for 214 despite Andy Dimbleby’s top order 89.

Butterworth was outstanding with the bat the following day as Old Town beat Stones by seven wickets to go through to the third round of the Parish Cup.

Stones were bowled out for 148, with Yasser taking five for 18. He then went on to contribute 51 as Old Town cruised to 152 for three.

His support was a complement to Butterworth who followed up his previous day’s century with an unbeaten 77.