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Delph And Dobcross In Three-Way Title Battle

The Huddersfield Cricket League season ends this Saturday, with Delph and Dobcross one of three teams still in with a chance of winning the Drakes Premiership title.

Defending champions Honley are favourites though. They hold a two-point advantage over Kirkburton, with D&D a further point back in third.

D&D host Broad Oak on Saturday, with Kirkburton facing Scholes, and Honley away at Slaithwaite. There are six points available for an outright victory, with five for a winning draw, so Delph and Dobcross must hope they win while their rivals falter.

In last weekend’s double header, Delph and Dobcross experienced frustration on Saturday when their match with Scholes failed to beat the weather. After Scholes made 230/8 from their 50 overs, the home side had quickly reached 82/3 in reply when the rain intervened, meaning two points apiece.

But there was some relief on Sunday when D&D took maximum points against Shelley. Adnan Ghaus took 6/18 as Shelley were bowled out for just 78, Delph and Dobcross knocking off the runs for the loss of four wickets.

Reports and scorecards from the two matches can be found at the D&D website here and here.

The league table can be viewed here. Delph and Dobcross are on Twitter here and the club website is here.

More coverage of local cricket from Saddleworth News is here.

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