Tolhurst guides Sleights to glory

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Andrew Tolhurst hit 44 not out as Sleights overcame Lealholm by four wickets in Saturday’s EskdaleLeague match.

After being on a worrying 7/4 within eight overs, Lealholm feared the worst, but Aiden Foord steadied the ship with a patient 18, followed by a dogged 42 partnership by RobinHoggarth and Chris Perry, with the latter’s knock of 26 his highest score.

Sleights wickets tumbled, and at 38/6, a shock victory looked possible, until Tolhurst ended the home side’s hopes.

Jon Stubbs hit his first six for Lealholm while Foord struck with an impressive piece of fielding to run out Dave Thomson for 12. Thomson earlier took 6-43.