Skipper is a big hit for Tod

Andrew Sutcliffe bowls for Todmorden yesterday
Andrew Sutcliffe bowls for Todmorden yesterday

Todmorden skipper Andrew Sutcliffe hit a six off the final ball to help his side beat Nelson by two wickets at Centre Vale in the Lancashire League yesterday.

It capped a magnificent performance from the skipper, who followed up his career best six for 62 with the ball by making 69 not out.

Tod were left chasing 230 for victory after a 98-run stand between Toxy Hussain (53) and pro Ryan Canning (77) had got the visitors, 13 for two early on, back on track.

Their prospects of atoning for Saturday’s defeat at Accrington looked bleak when Richard Meade (four for 54) dismissed Simon Newbitt (1), Ben Sutcliffe (18) and Elliott Gilford (0) to leave them 37 for three.

Ben Pearson (23) and pro Michael Neser took the score to 85, bringing Sutcliffe to the crease, and when pro Neser departed for 40, the hosts slid to 145 for seven.

However, Sutcliffe found a willing partner in veteran Stuart Priestley (50) and the pair put 81.

They looked likely to see it through but Priestley was stumped in the final over with four required.

Paul Senior grabbed a single to put Sutcliffe on strike and the skipper hit the first six of his 85-ball innings right on cue.

Barkisland completed a weekend double in the Huddersfield League’s top flight with a 60-run home win over visitors Honley.

Darren Robinson’s side went into the weekend in fourth place with several sides snapping at their heels.

However, wins over Skelmanthorpe and Honley - both one point behind them before Saturday’s games - enhanced their standing.

Opener Alex Kaye’s 70 and 42 from number eight Phil Ackroyd helped them to a competitive 211 all out yesterday.

Seamers Alex Scholefield and Callum Thompson made early inroads when Honley replied and spinner Matthew Steers then took four for 31, although the running out of Max Joice for 45 was the key wicket.

Elland were unable to bounce back from Saturday’s defeat at Honley, losing by six wickets at home to Golcar.

The Hullen Edge men were limited to 152 for nine after openers Dan Arms (24) and Fahid Rehman (38) had put on 65 for the first wicket.

Ashton Blakey (36) was the only other home batsmen to make double figures as spinner Steve Whitwam (four for 64) bowled throughout for the visitors.

Melbourne-raised Whitwam, voted the league’s best all-rounder in seven of the last nine years, then made at unbeaten 56 at the top of the visitors’ order.

Wickets fell at the other end, however, and at 64 for four the game was in the balance.

However, Craig Ruscoe (57 no) provided the support Whitwam needed and the pair’s unbroken 90-run stand condemned Elland to defeat.

Brighouse had to wait until yesterday for their weekend’s action in the Bradford League and fell victim to an inspired knock from Gomersal wicketkeeper Jack Seddon.

The visitors posted an impressive 282 for six at Oxford Road with Muhammad Khurshid (81), Zafar Jadoon (66) and Fakhar Hussain (57) to the fore.

However, Gomersal surpassed that in the Division Two contest thanks to Seddon, who blasted an unbeaten 66 off only 29 balls.

Gomersal won by five wickets with 13 balls to spare.

LANCASHIRE LEAGUE

Todmorden v Nelson

Todmorden won by 2 wickets

Todmorden 12 ptd, Nelson 4 pts.

NELSON 229

L Bradley c Pearson b Neser 0

T McGladdery lbw b Foster 5

T Hussain c Pearson b A Sutcliffe 53

RCC Canning (Pro) c and b A Sutcliffe 77

*NS Thompson lbw b Neser 16

+R Bradley c and b A Sutcliffe 4

H Phelan c Senior b A Sutcliffe 33

MP Bradley b Neser 6

RJ Meade c Whittaker b A Sutcliffe 1

S Halstead not out 10

U Khalid st Pearson b A Sutcliffe 1

Extras 23

Bowling: Neser 11 0 61 3, Foster 9 1 50 1, Senior 14 1 49 0, A Sutcliffe 15.4 0 62 6.

TODMORDEN 233 for eight

SD Newbitt c Canning b Meade 1

BD Sutcliffe c Halstead b Meade 18

EC Gilford c Halstead b Meade 0

BA Pearson b Hussain 23

MG Neser c R Bradley b Phelan 40

A Sutcliffe not out 69

F Priestley st R Bradley b Phelan 8

TE Whittaker c L Bradley b Phelan 4

SA Priestley st R Bradley b Meade 50

PD Senior not out 1

Extras 19

Bowling: Halstead 9 0 54 0, Meade 11 0 54 4, Thompson 15 2 34 0, Hussain 6 0 29 1, Phelan 9 0 60 3.

HUDDERSFIELD LEAGUE

Premier Division

Elland v Golcar

Golcar won by 6 wkts.

ELLAND 152 for nine

A Arms c Tariq b Hinchcliffe 24

F Rehman st Wilson b Whitwam 38

A Rowles lbw b Hinchcliffe 0

G Finn b Whitwam 6

A Blakey lbw b Hargreaves 36

B Speak c Hinchcliffe b Whitwam 3

J Hendy b Hargreaves 6

W Qasim c Ali b Whitwam 2

A Finn not out 9

C Walker run out 5

Extras 13

Bowling: S Whitwam 25 6 64 4, W Hinchcliffe 15 2 55 2, J Hargreaves 10 2 27 2.

GOLCAR 154 for four

S Whitwam not out 56

N Lockley c Walker b Qasim 8

J Howson c Rehman b Qasim 2

J Hargreaves st G Finn b Rehman 11

J Lockwood lbw b Rehmann 1

C Ruscoe not out 57

Extras 19

Bowling: W Qasim 8 0 48 2, A Finn 5 1 16 0, F Rehman 10 1 45 2, A Blakey 11 4 25 0, C Walker 0.4 0 7 0.

Barkisland v Honley

Barkisland won by 60 runs

BARKISLAND 211 for nine

A Kaye lbw b Lindley 70

J Summerscales run out 18

L Brown lbw b Jowett 0

D Robinson c Joice b Howarth 4

A Scholefield run out 19

S Oddy c Kenworthy b Jakeman 19

L Bridges c Howard b Kenworthy 2

P Ackroyd not out 42

M Steers c Howarth b Kenworthy 12

C Thompson b kenworthy 1

C Williams not out 9

Extras 15

Bowling: J Jowett 16 3 48 1, R Howarth 14 3 46 1, B Lindley 5.2 0 24 1, D Howard 6 1 36 1, L Kenworthy 6.4 0 26 3, S Kelly 3 0 26 0.

HONLEY 151

S kelly c Williams b Thompson 4

R Jakeman c Steers b Scholefield 10

E Wilson c Kaye b Scholefield 3

M Joice run out 45

D Howard c L Bridges b Steers 13

A Jakeman c Robinson b Scholefield 4

M Green c Williams b Steers 19

J Jowett b Steers 16

B Lindley c Brown b Williams 5

L Kenworthy not out 14

R Howarth c L Bridges b Steers 4

Extras 14

Bowling: A Scholefield 12 0 52 3, C Thompson 7 1 36 1, M Steers 12 2 31 4, C Williams 7 1 25 1.

BRADFORD LEAGUE

Division Two

Gomersal v Brighouse

Gomersal won by 5 wickets

Gomersal 18p ts, Brighouse 7 pts.

BRIGHOUSE 282 for six

Z Hussain c T Williams b J Russell 26

Z Jadoon b A Greenwood 66

M Khurshid run out 81

J Van Ee b C Rhodes 1

F Hussain c J Pollard b G Pickles 57

M Daud b J Pollard 22

R Mohammed not out 18

C Page not out 1

Extras 10

Bowling: J Pollard 10.0 1 67 1, J Fell 3.0 0 23 0, J Russell 6.0 0 29 1, C Rhodes 15.0 1 54 1, A Greenwood 10.0 0 60 1, G Pickles 6.0 0 41 1.

GOMERSAL 283 for five

G Hilton b U Salim 21

A Greenwood c U Salim b F Hussain 87

J Fell lbw b J Van Ee 17

G Pickles c Z Hussain b J Van Ee 19

J Boynton run out 13

J Seddon not out 66

J Pollard not out 17

Extras 43

Bowling: F Hussain 9.5 0 86 1, A Ashraf 3.0 0 20 0, U Salim 15.0 3 33 1, J Van Ee 15.0 0 71 2, Z Jadoon 5.0 0 60 0.