Huddersfield went straight to the top of table in the Joe Lumb competition with victory in their opening match at Golcar.
The 126-run victory over North Yorks & South Durham leaves Huddersfield – whose next match is at Almondbury on Sunday, July 3, against Barnsley – as leaders of the top division.
Huddersfield won the toss and elected to make first use of the Swallow Lane wicket.
Runs were difficult to obtain early on and the opening pair of Josh England (Clayton West) and Jacob Mulhall (Lepton) faced some accurate bowling.
England was removed in the eighth over and was replaced with former Golcar player Mohammed Ali.
Mulhall and Ali put on 58 for the second wicket, before Ali was bowled for 29 to leave Huddersfield 76-2 after 20 overs.
Kirkburton’s Siraj Sajid never got going and was caught two overs later.
This brought Armitage Bridge’s Jack Hinchliffe to the crease and the pair quickened the scoring rate.
Mulhall brought up his 50 in the 26th over and both batsmen continued to hit boundaries.
Mulhall finally departed in the 41st over for a well made 77, including 13 boundaries, as Huddersfield 180-4.
Sam Baxter (Hall Bower) joined Hinchliffe and put on 34 over the next five overs.
Hinchliffe reached his 50 in the 43rd over and was eventually dismissed in the 46th over for 60.
Baxter also departed in the 46th over after a quick-fire 18 with Huddersfield 209-6 after 46 overs.
Harry Bissett (Slaithwaite) and Jevan Peacock (Broad Oak) batted positively over the remaining four overs – Bissett finished unbeated on 15 and Peacock 10 – and Huddersfield closed on 241-6.
The North Yorks & South Durham opening batsmen made steady progress against Hinchliffe and Slaithwaite’s Nathan Cyrus.
The introduction of Siraj’s leg-spin in the seventh over provided Huddersfield with their first wicket – Spaxman missing a straight one for 10.
Cyrus removed Morris at the end of his spell, but North Yorks & South Durham captain Beaumont and Crute then batted sensibly and made 41 for the third wicket, before Siraj trapped Crute for 21.
It signalled a North Yorks & South Durham collapse and in the next three overs the visitors lost four wickets.
The introduction of Jevan Peacock from the clubhouse end accounted for Beaumont for 21 and English and Gaffney for one and a duck, respectively.
At the Swallow Lane end, Siraj also removed Batchelor and North Yorks & South Durham were in a mess at the halfway stage at 76-7.
Hussain and Legge then built over the next 11 overs and North Yorks & South Durham added 35, before Siraj enticed Hussain (17) into a false shot.
This left North Yorks & South Durham at 110-8, needing 132 off 15 overs.
The end came quickly as the returning Cyrus removed Legge for 15 and then Almondbury Wesleyan’s Ben Shufflebotham ended the North Yorks & South Durham innings having Graham caught for four – Cyrus finished with 2-25, Sajid 4-47 and Peacock 3-15.