Sowerby St Peters 43 all out

Oxenhope 48-0

OXENHOPE recorded a resounding 10-wicket victory in the lowest number of overs in the recorded history of the Spenser Wilson Halifax Premier League.

Hosts Sowerby St Peters won the toss and opted to bat first, not their best decision of the day.

Opening bowlers Joel Fothergill and Liam Dyson were soon into the home side batting line-up with some fast accurate deliveries, to which the Sowerby SP batsmen had no answer.

Only three players reached double figures with Ben Watkins top scoring on 14, as Forthergill took 5-22 in just seven overs and Dyson 4-14 from 6.2 overs. The latter was only denied a fifth victim as one of the home players had opted to turn up late. But he was in fact too late as they were dismissed for just 43 in 13.2 overs.

Worse was to come for the home side as Oxenhope's opening batters sprinted to the meagre total in just 6.3 overs.

Joshua Fleetwood with 23 not out and Eddie Jackson 24no to ensure an early tea and return to Oxenhope.

Meanwhile, Oxenhope II took on an experienced Bradshaw side and emerged with an important victory in a fine game of cricket played in an excellent spirit by both sides.

The visitors Bradshaw elected to have first knock and Nick Jowett was soon into his stride with some hefty striking of the ball.

The Oxenhope attack shorn of three main bowlers struggled to contain him but Robbie Carling (2-34) and Hamza Khan kept the wickets falling at the other end.

Robert Fairburn (44) joined Jowett in a near century stand that looked to be shifting the advantage to the visitors, before Anas Tanveer enhanced his credentials to be the regular slow bowler as he took 5-52 off his 12 overs and severely restrict the Bradshaw innings only Elliot Reynolds (27no) making any further significant contribution to the total of 181 all out, as Craig Bartlett marked his return to action with two wickets.

A bright start from Brendan Ellison (22) and Andrew Whitehead (37) slipped to 82-4 before James Marshall (19) and Graham Ellis (24) got the scoreboard ticking again.

Marshall's dismissal to a fine running catch by Samuel Crowther brought his younger sibling Tom to the crease and after a steady start he cut loose with some big hitting to move rapidly to 46.

This was before he was victim to a great caught and bowled dismissal from Faheed Amed.

Craig Bartlett then showed all his experience to tuck away four quick boundaries and secure the victory with less than two overs to go, with 184-7. James Thompson took three of three of the seven wickets to fall.