Captain Roy helps get Nelson off the mark

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CAPTAIN Tommy Roy (102) and South African Jean Strydom (91) shared a 190-run stand in Hunslet Nelson’s first Premiership win of the season.

They steered bottom team Hunslet to 276-8 at fellow strugglers Birstall, who were toppled for 208 by Derrick Hammill 
(5-50). Eric Austin (67) and Craig Wood (49) led Birstall’s scoring.

Marcus Walmsley hammered 130 and Luke Patel 96 as leaders Methley piled up 291-6 against lowly Hopton Mills, who managed only 124 in reply.

Methley retained an eight-point lead over Townville, who beat Wrenthorpe by 54 runs.

Wrenthorpe fell for 180, replying to Townville’s 234-5 that featured 91 by Tim Walton and an unbeaten 51 off 29 balls from Conor Harvey.

Shoaib Latif struck an unbeaten 159 off 168 deliveries and put on 217 for the first wicket with Gurman Randhawa (80) as Ossett posted 278-3 at Altofts, who were bowled out for 186 by Randhawa (4-34) and Latif (4-66).

An unbroken 115-run partnership between Nick Whitehill (64no) and James Stansfield (53no) guided Scholes to an eight-wicket win against Mirfield Parish Cavaliers, who were kept at 125-9 by Zain Abbas (5-36) and Joe Duffy (3-30).

Carlton’s five-match winning run ended with a 19-run defeat at Wakefield Thornes, despite an eighth-wicket stand of 54 between Chris Leaf (47) and James Glynn (22).

Liversedge stepped up their Championship promotion bid by climbing second by defeating leaders Batley.

Simon Kay (6-55) helped dismiss Batley for 170 after Mathew Gibson (80no) led Liversedge to 204-6.

Liversedge moved above Northowram Fields, who narrowly lost at East Ardsley.