THE battle is on to become the League’s leading wicket-taker this season.
With just the final series of matches to be played this afternoon, incredibly FOUR players are all leading the way on 77 wickets each.
The Glover brothers, Danny and Craig (now playing for separate clubs) have both grabbed 77 victims in League and Cup.
Shepley skipper Danny bagged eight last Saturday against Honley to go with his solitary victim the following day against champions Scholes, to hoist himself level with elder brother Craig, now at Skelmanthorpe who picked up another five in last weekend’s double header.
Craig’s Lidgett Lane teammate James Crossland also moved onto 77 with a weekend haul of six, putting him alongside Broad Oak’s Ben DeAraugo, who was last season’s leading wicket-taker with 87 when he played in the Conference divisions.
But there are two other players also looking to be this season’s No1. Honley’s Harlon Haye helped himself to 11 last week to move up to 76, the same total as Meltham’s Australian all-rounder Jake Thorne, with Lepton’s Mumtaz Ali on 75.
Meanwhile, Barkisland’s Alex Scholefield went into today’s game at Micklehurst needing just four runs to reach the magical 1,000 for the season, while the host club’s Andrew Gleave needs 31, Hall Bower’s Sean Barry 22, and Skelmanthorpe’s Sarfraz Ahmed 54.