Not so great for Harwood as firsts triumph

Mount’s first eleven got back to winning ways on Saturday when they crushed Great Harwood in fine style with a nine-wicket triumph at Cliffe Park.

Rain reduced the game to 47 overs and skipper Travis Townsend’s decision to field after winning the toss paid dividends as his side demolished the home team’s batting line-up, skittling them to 85 all out.

Jacques Snyman

Great Harwood’s tormenters-in-chief were Callum Hunter (4 for 28) and professional Jacques Snyman who took a superb 4 for 11 from 5.2 overs. Evan Williams took the other two wickets.

The home side’s score proved totally inadequate as Mount knocked off what was required for the loss of only one wicket.

Snyman finished unbeaten on 58 (nine fours and one six) and put on a partnership of 75 with Andy Kerr (16 not out) following the dismissal of Evan Williams.

With four games remaining, the 12-point success elevates the club to fifth in the table on 121 points, 25 behind the promotion places and second-placed Church. Crompton lead the table on 147 points.

The second team took on Great Harwood’s twos at the Log Cabin and suffered a six-wicket reverse.

The visitors won the toss, decided to field and kept the Mount total to 118 for 6 as the game was rain delayed and reduced to 27 overs.

Stand-in skipper Jake Chadwick top scored for home side with 54 (two sixes and seven fours). He  was ably-assisted by Henry Dickinson who finished unbeaten on 39.

Nevertheless, the visitors were not to be denied and reached their target for the loss of four wickets in 24.4 overs.

The fourth team’s scheduled home game against Todmorden on Sunday fell foul of the weather.

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