Teenager Finley bags five wickets with successive balls in Halifax League demolition
Teenage bowler Finley Townsend produced an incredible display for Outlane in the ENCO Halifax Sunday League last weekend.
The 16-year-old claimed five wickets in successive balls against Blackley, four of which were clean-bowled and one lbw.
After a dot ball and conceding a single, Finley then claimed four wickets. His fifth came from the first ball of his next over, which ended the Blackley innings on 41, 176 runs short of Outlane’s innings of 217-9.
Meanwhile, Bradshaw visit Triangle in the Saturday League’s Premier Division on Saturday on the back of their 114-run win over Thornton last weekend.
Chris Shannon hit a fine 155 runs as Bradshaw continued their excellent start to the season.
Despite being on the losing side Thornton’s Josh Hutchinson had a very unusual century double last Saturday.
He conceded 104 runs with the ball but then hit a superb 140 runs to take his two-match total to a staggering 304 runs.
Thornton will be keen to return to winning ways at home to joint leaders Illingworth St Mary’s.
Copley travel to Blackley on the back of a easy 10-wicket win against Shelf Northowram HT last weekend.
Booth will be expected to follow up their win over Warley by beating SBCI at Broad Fold Park, although the latter will have been buoyed by last week’s victory over Mytholmroyd, to move on level points with their opponents.
Hedge Top are propping up the table at the moment and it will have to improve somewhat at home to the Royd to obtain lift-off.
The remaining Premier match is at Warley where the visitors are Sowerby Bridge.
In the First Division, Luddendenfoot appeared stronger than anticipated last week when they beat favourites Great Horton PC by 13 runs. The Foot travel to Oxenhope on Saturday, easy winners at Mount.
Low Moor HT entertain Horton and Upper Hopton take on Sowerby St Peter’s, while the early bottom two clubs Mount and Clayton clash at The Field of Dreams.
Two players hit centuries in the Second Division with Iqrar Hussain hitting 113 for Bradley & Colnebridge while Dean Crossley (142 not out) enjoyed the revitalised Bridgeholme ground where cricket returned after 586 days of inactivity due to floods and the pandemic.
The pick of the fixtures will be at pre-season favourites Queensbury who take on Stones. The home team suffered defeat to Greetland last week.