Honley won a thrilling clash with Moorlands by one wicket with 11 balls to spare on Saturday to maintain their 100 percent start in the Huddersfield League’s Premiership division.

Chasing 179 in 40 overs, the visitors slipped from comfort at 142-4 to peril at 167-9.

But Charlie Jakeman, batting at six, was their hero against a Moorlands side fancied for a title challenge and revived in the contest by four wickets for Siraj Sajid.

Jakeman’s 39 not out off 56 balls, including hitting the winning runs, proved to be his highest first-team score to date. And he was supported by last man Eddie Kaye, who hit three not out.

Honley opener Simon Kelly top-scored with 50, the highest score of a fixture which started with Kaye striking twice with the new ball to help restrict Moorlands to 178-6.

Moorlands finished second in 2019, the last full campaign played, behind champions Hoylandswaine, who were also surprisingly beaten on Saturday.

Newly promoted Mirfield Parish Cavaliers engineered their downfall, overcoming a typically aggressive 70 from Leicestershire all-rounder Arron Lilley.

Home side Parish posted 185-7, with overseas Nazar Hussain’s 42 supplemented by 34 from Jonathan Hellings and scores in the twenties from Nick Sharp and captain Dan Broadbent.

With number four Lilley still at the crease and the score at 97-3, Hoylandswaine would have expected to get home, but he fell shortly afterwards as one of three wickets for Sharp as they slipped to 165 all out inside 31 overs – a 20-run defeat. Broadbent also finished with three wickets and Hussain two.

Honley are one of three sides sitting on 12 points having won two from two; Thongsbridge and Armitage Bridge the others.

Thongsbridge beat Golcar chasing 199 to win by five wickets. Ben Howitt claimed a late 3-3 in only eight balls as the visitors were bowled out with a little over two overs of their innings remaining. Opener Rory France’s 56 then led a composed chase, completed with seven balls to spare.

Armitage Bridge claimed a comfortable away win against Kirkburton as their 226-8 was not threatened and ultimately led to a 54-run triumph.

Opener Alex Blagbrough top-scored with 59 for Armitage Bridge before new ball bowler Jack Hinchliffe led the way with 5-46 from 12 overs as Kirkburton were bowled out for 172. Hinchliffe’s figures were the best of day across the division.

Bridge captain Jaycub Curtling opened the batting with 32 and later took three wickets.

Mosun Hussain scored the only century of the day for Delph and Dobcross in their 38-run victory at Scholes.

The prolific opener, who hit three sixes and 12 fours in 129 balls, scored 106 and was last man out in his side’s 190-6. Nathan Jones then took three wickets as Scholes were bowled out for 152 inside 38 overs.

Barkisland were indebted to unbroken sixth-wicket pair Cameron Van Rensburg and Jasper Male as they secured victory at home to Slaithwaite chasing 200.

Recovering from 34-3 and 123-5, the pair shared 77 to win with 23 balls to spare.

Van Rensburg added a measured 38 to his earlier 3-42 with the ball, while wicketkeeper Male went on the front foot to crash three sixes and five fours in 51 off 28 balls. Earlier, Slaithwaite finished with 199-9 from their 40 overs.

Half-centuries from captain Charlie Roebuck (66) and opener Dominic Finn (55 out out) laid the foundation for Broad Oak’s 26-run win over Shepley.

The hosts posted 186-3 before much-fancied Shepley were bowled out for 160 to fall to a second defeat. Spinner Dan Taylor claimed 4-38 from 11 overs.

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