Oh boy! Walton on fire

Thorne's Mark Walton is at the head of the bowling attack. Picture: Andrew Roe
Thorne's Mark Walton is at the head of the bowling attack. Picture: Andrew Roe

A BRILLIANT bowling blitz from Mark Walton helped Thorne Colliery continue their 100 per cent start to the Division Three campaign with the demolition of Ackworth Seconds at Grange Road.

Walton bowled unchanged to help see off hapless Ackworth in just 20 overs.

He captured five victims for the loss of seven runs in his ten over spell while James Stewart picked up 3-21.

The Thorne response took just eight over with Mazhar Mir hitting an unbeaten 21 at a run-a-ball rate.

Thorne travel to Allerton Bywater in Saturday and host Stainborough in the Farmery Florist Trophy on Sunday.

Sykehouse suffered a six wicket defeat to Yorkshire Main, despite an 82 run haul from Phil Sanders.

Michael Gallagher added 27 runs in the best of the rest with Sykehouse eventually skittled for 183.

Tom Machin claimed 3-35 for Main, who had little trouble reaching the target.

Scott Sykes’ unbeaten 66, together with 56 from Andrew Buck, steered Main to 184-4 with Richard Copley claiming three of the wickets.

Sykehouse visit unbeaten Thurnscoe Institute on Saturday before the Farmery Florist Trophy clash at Ackworth on Sunday.

Fishlake saw their bid for a first maxmum points haul of the campaign denied by a resolute final pair at Frickley Colliery in Division One.

Graham Ackroyd led the way with 48 as Fishlake posted an impressive 244-9 from their innings.

Josh Mason hit 46 while Mark Davis and Major Singh both hit 32 to keep the tempo high.

Frickley responded with decent hits from James Phillips with 44 and Khalid Hussain’s unbeaten 39 but they could only manage 181-9, enough to deny Fishlake all the points.

Ian Walker claimed 4-50 and Peter Roper 3-32.

Fishlake host Crofton on Saturday with a trip to Upper Haugh in the cup on Sunday.

Fishlake Seconds managed five points from their clash with Newton Hill but remain rooted to the foot of Division Four.

Newton posted a total of 217 with 48 from Russ Harris, 32 from Anthony Ogley and 29 from Chris Colley.

Tom Webster snapped up five wickets for 48 runs with Antony Garrigan claiming 2-30.

An unbeaten 60 by Matthew Windass underpinned the Fishlake response of 160-9 but they never looked like challenging the outcome.

Anthony Ogley completed a strong personal performance by taking 3-47.

Fishlake visit Monk Bretton on Saturday.

A superb 61 from Trevor Leake could not save Sykehouse from a four wicket defeat at the hands of Eggborough PS in Division Eight.

Trevor remained firm as his colleagues collapsed to 99 all out.