Toby stars in Halifax win

Toby Thorpe bowls for Halifax yesterday
Toby Thorpe bowls for Halifax yesterday

Halifax’s under 17 side made a winning start to their Joe Lumb campaign yesterday with a four-wicket success over Upper Airedale at SBCI.

Copley’s Toby Thorpe was the star performer, taking four 45 off 14 overs and following up with 60 at the top of the Halifax order.

Upper Airedale made 169 for eight off their 50 overs with Luddenden Foot’s Isaac Baldwin taking two for 40.

Halifax lost skipper George Hampshire (SBCI) with their total on five but a 99-run stand between Thorpe and Barkisland’s Jake Finch (53) put them on course for a victory which was achieved with 14 overs to spare.

The quarter-final line-ups for the Halifax cup competitions were finalised when Warley won at Copley in the Crossley Shield second teams’ competition.

Warley made 284 for seven and hosts Copley were all out for 228 in reply. Warley are now away to Triangle on Sunday.

Todmorden were hit by rain for the second day running when their home Lancashire League match against Ramsbottom was washed out early in the second half.

Andrew Sutcliffe’s team, who had been unable to take to the pitch at Rawtenstall on Saturday, looked up against it at the time.

The visitors made 254 for two thanks to a superb unbeaten 129 from opener Tom Parton and 77 from pro Daryn Smit, Aussie Michael Neser drawing a rare blank with the ball for the hosts.

Todmorden had reached 17 without loss when play was washed out.

JOE LUMB COMPETITION

Halifax v Upper Wharfedale

Halifax won by 4 wkts

UPPER WHARFEDALE 169 for eight

L Hopkinson b Thorpe 0

H Wakker b Baldwin 9

I Murphy c Hosker b Baldwin 35

J Davidson c Hampshire b Thorpe 51

T Priestley c Talbot b Hosker 6

S Nettleton c Harrison b Talbot 5

J Ferguson b Thorpe 38

J Keighley b Thorpe 2

D Scott not out 13

C Holmes not out 2

Extras 8

Bowling: T Thorpe 14 3 45 4, E Harrison 7 3 14 0, I Baldwin 9 2 40 2, J Lewis 4 2 5 0, T Hosker 10 2 32 1.

HALIFAX 170 for six

T Thorpe run out 60

G Hampshire b Scott 0

J Finch c Davidson b Wear 53

E Harrison b Scott 25

S Murphy c Hopkinson b Scott 0

M Smith b Murphy 4

I Baldwin not out 4

H Talbot not out 7

Extras 17

Bowling: D Scott 11 1 40 3, I Murphy 10 1 39 1, N Wear 7 0 40 1, J Davidson 5 0 23 0, C Holmes 3 0 19 0.

LANCASHIRE LEAGUE

Todmorden v Ramsbottom

Match abandoned. Todmorden 3 pts, Ramsbottom 3 pts

RAMSBOTTOM 254 for two

J Pilling c Senior b Foster 24

TE Parton not out 129

D Smit c Senior b A Sutcliffe 77

JM Fielding not out 3

Extras 21

Bowling: Neser 17 1 55 0, Foster 12 0 44 1, Senior 5.4 0 46 0, Gilford 0.2 0 3 0, A Sutcliffe 12 0 83 1, Priestley 3 0 16 0.

TODMORDEN 17 for none

SD Newbitt not out 12

BD Sutcliffe not out 4

Extras 1

Bowling: Haslam 4 2 3 0, EJ Read 3 0 13 0.