THE Hutchinsons both starred for Thornton in the Halifax Cricket League at the weekend, but they had to settle for an opening day Premier Division draw.

Josh's 4-46 helped restrict Illingworth St Mary's to 169-8, before he scored 35 in his side's reply of 144-6.

But it was stepbrother Nikki who top scored with 76, though it was not enough for a successful chase, and Thornton had to settle for just four points.

Shelf Northowram Hedge Top's clash with Mytholmroyd was rained off, meaning both sides picked up three points each.

In Division One, Great Horton Park Chapel cruised to an eight-wicket win over Mount.

Chapel's opening bowlers Dominic Anderson and Harris Cunningham took three wickets each to bowl their opponents out for 149, before Ricky Hassall struck 59 in their comfortable victory.

Clayton also won well. Connor Ambler scored a magnificent 113 not out to help them to a mammoth total of 258-6, before Adnaan Shafique's 4-10 ensured Luddendenfoot were dismissed for 209.

But Oxenhope lost heavily at home to Upper Hopton. They were skittled for just 95, and the visitors raced their target after 14 overs, without losing any wickets.

Finally, in Division Two, Queensbury were probably feeling confident after bowling out Stones for just 135, as Joseph Clough took 4-19 and ran out opener Thomas Kenworthy.

But they ended up clinging on for a draw, finishing on 107-9 in reply.