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 First Teams Review
Updated: Saturday, October 1, 2016 9:18
Callum Geldart
Callum Geldart made the day's top individual score of 149 for Pudsey Congs at Bradford & Bingley
Picture: ©Mike Baker


Premier Division

Race to Abu DhabiChampions Pudsey St Lawrence launched their defence of the title with a 26-run win over New Farnley at Tofts Road.
Richie Lamb took 4-47 and Steve Watts (3-25) as St Lawrence bowled out their rivals for 147 as they successfully defended their modest total of 173.

Once again opener Mark Robertshaw was the cornerstone of the St Lawrence innings with 65, while new signing Simon Lambert, a winter recruit from York made 50 for New Farnley. The pick of the New Farnley bowlers were Muhammad Bilal (4-37) and spinner James Middlebrook (3-40).

Cleckheaton produced the performance of the day in the Premier Division as they chased down a challenging Lightcliffe total 264-5 to record a three-wicket win.

Skipper John Wood led from the front with 74 as he and Andy Gorrod (46) shared an opening stand of 112. Mohammad Zaman (50) and Ian Nicholson (35) maintained the tempo of the innings as Cleckheaton won with 3.2 overs to spare.

League sponsor Chris Taylor (50) and skipper Alex Stead (46) put of 94 for Lightcliffe's first wicket before the middle order faltered. The innings was revived when Rob Burton hit six sixes and three fours in a breezy unbeaten 68 as he shared an unbroken sixth-wicket stand of 102 with Jonathan Wilson (36no).

Chris Taylor
Chris Taylor batting for Lightcliffe at Cleckheaton
Picture: ©Mike Popplewell

Woodlands made it a winning start for new captain Tim Jackson as they defeated newly-promoted Scholes by 126 runs.

Jackson (60) and Sam Frankland (70) joined forces in an opening stand of 146 which set Woodlands on their way to a total of 236-3. New signing Alex Atkinson (45no) and Logan Weston (33) helped their side to maximum batting point
Scholes struggled in reply and were bowled out for 110 as spinners Chris Brice (4-2) and Kez Ahmed (4-52) found conditions to their liking.

Pudsey Congs opener Callum Geldart played the innings of the opening day. He made a sparkling 149 as his side recorded a 135-run win at Bradford & Bingley.

Geldart's 149 included three sixes and 24 fours as his side compiled an imposing 306-6. New signing Dylan Budge got off to a good start with an unbeaten 89 as he shared a third-wicket partnership of 118 with Geldart.

Bradford & Bingley never threatened to challenge the Congs score despite the efforts of Charlie Best (52) and Jack Edgar (41). Off spinner Josh Wheatley capped his debut for Congs by taking 5-41 as Bradford & Bingley were bowled out for 171.

Newly-promoted Morley started with a win as they overcame East Bierley by 51 runs. Opener James McNichol (54) and skipper Matt Baxter (52) helped their side to 159 against some good spin bowling from Luke Jarvis (5-32).

East Bierley, without a number of their first team regulars, were bowled out for 108. New boy Henry Rush (4-9) did the damage for Morley while Fahid Rehman marked his debut for East Bierley by making the top score of 54.

Hanging Heaton's new opening bowler Tom Chippendale, a winter recruit for Ossett, made a great start for his new club by taking 6-47 to bowl them to a 27-run win over Farsley.

Farsley’s debut-making batsman Ryan Cooper was their top scorer with 46 as they were dismissed for 208 in reply to Hanging Heaton’s 235-9. Skipper Gary Fellows (82) and James Keen (50) were the mainstays of the Hanging Heaton innings. The best of the Farsley bowlers were Chris Henry (3-64) and Mark Harrison (3-67).

Pudsey St Lawrence new boy Charlie Parker bowling against New Farnley in the opening game
Picture: ©Neil Allinson

Championship A

Overseas player Tanzeel Altaf marked his debut for Saltaire by taking 6-46 as the Roberts Park club defeated Keighley by three wickets.

Altaf, who spent the previous two seasons with Cleckheaton, ensured Keighley were unable to capitalise on a determined 71 from opener Andrew Wear as they were bowled out for 167. Amjid Hussain (34no) top scored as Saltaire eased to their target in the face of some good bowling from Mohammed Shahnawaz (5-35).

Aqeel Mukhtar
Aqeel Mukhtar opening the batting for Batley
Picture: ©Mike Popplewell

Runs were in short supply at Yeadon where 16 wickets fell for just 107 runs. Yeadon eventually won by four wickets but not before suffering an almighty scare as they plunged to 14-6 after dismissing Hunslet Nelson for 53. An unbeaten 28 from Oliver Halliday saw them scrape home. Nelson skipper Will Stiff (18) was the only other batsman in the match to make double figures. Michael Hunter took 3-10 for Yeadon while Nelson's Suleman Hussain had the outstanding figures of 5-6 but still ended up on the losing side.

Mark Hydes (68) and Paul Marlow (32no) helped Liversedge to overhaul Ossett's total of 145 and open their campaign with a six-wicket win. Opener Harvey Anderson (61) was the only Ossett batsman to make an impression when his side batted first. Steve Lane (4-26) and Jessie Dinnie (3-23) were the pick of the bowlers.

Batley also opened their account with a win as they triumphed by six wickets against Birstall. Danny Broadbent's 50 was the only contribution of note in Birstall's total of 139. The pick of Batley's bowlers was Hazaifa Patel (3-43). Batley eased to their target with Sufyan Patel making 39.

Championship B

Wrenthorpe made the day's highest total as they scored 318-5 declared in 44 overs while crushing Brighouse by 178 runs.

Luke Patel maked his return to the club with an unbeaten 101. His century included three sixes and ten fours. Overseas player Darrell Hendricks made 91 at the top of the order and shared a second-wicket stand of 113 with Patel. Chris Leaf produced some late fireworks as he made 46 from just 16 balls, hitting five sixes and three fours.

Brighouse quickly subsided to 48-8 before Aleem Ladak (46no) and Daanyaal Ahmed (31) gave the final score of 140 a little more respectable look. Jonathan Rudge impressed with 5-15 for Wrenthorpe.

Townville were another side to top the 300 mark. They made 302-4 in their 147-run win over Gomersal. Jonathan Hughes was the star of the show, making 106 and following up with 3-25 as Gomersal were restricted to 155-9.

Hughes striuck three sixes and 15 fours in hiscentury and was joined in a third-wicket alliance of 159 by overseas player Matthew Bremner (83). Evergreen Tim Walton provided a late flourish by making an unbeaten 50 from 24 deliveries. His innings contained four sixes and three fours.

Last season's Central Yorkshire League champions Methley overcame an early scare to record a 29-run win at Hartshead Moor.

Such an outcome didn't seem likely when they plunged to 66-8 against the bowling of Nasseer Saudegar (5-38) and Danny Squire (4-36), but Edward Walmsley made a patient unbeaten 30 to steer his side to 119 all out and his runs proved crucial.

Hartshead Moor struggled from the start and were bowled out for 91. Their total was boosted by a generous helping of 31 extras of which 16 were wides. Joshhua Sullivan (4-0) and Marcus Walmsley (3-25) were the pick of the bowlers.

There was a high-scoring game at Carlton where the home side went down by 29 runs to Bowling Old Lane. The visitors made 293-7 when they batted first with Farakh Hussain (74), Adal Islam (68) and Ahsan Butt (54) all making half centuries in a total of 293-7, Ismail Patel was the pick of the Carlton bowlers with 4-58. Carlton made 264-6 in reply with Farrukh Alam making 66, Richard Sykes (54) and Gary Close (45).

Atoft's Kiwi all-rounder Matthew Holstein was in good form as they defeated Spen Victoria by five wickets. Holstein took 4-29 as he and ordan Price (3-50) restricted Spen Victoria to 200-8, despite 72 from debut-making New Zealander Nic Montgomery. Holstein followed up by top scoring with 56 as he and Matthew Richardson (55) saw their side to their target with nine overs to spare.

Hopton Mills, who worked so hard to get their game on, suffered a five-wicklet defeat at the hands of Bankfoot. They were bowled out for just 89 as Kamran Siddique (3-0) and Shoukat Ali (3-18) enjoyed the most success. Bankfoot eased home with Hisan Ahmad making top score of 26.



Paul Cooper
Paul Cooper bowling for Heckmondwike & Carlinghow in their win over Adwalton
Picture: ©Mike Popplewell

Newcomers Heckmondwike & Carlinghow marked their debut with a comfortable eight-wicket home win ovcer Adwalton. Matthew Crowther made an unbeaten 90 as Heckmondwike overhauled Adwalton's total of 145. Jonathan Elstub (3-32) and Paul Cooper (3-34) were responsible for keeping Adwalton's scoring in check.

There was a thrilling finish at Great Preston where the home side edged victory by two runs against Oultoin.Jackson Freeman (5-45) and Andrew Clark (3-33) impressed as Oulton were dismissed fpr 110 in reply to Great Preston's 112. Danusha Ranasinghe (32) top scored for Great Preston who found scoring difficult against Qudratullh Khan (4-11) and Garry Dawber (3-33).

The day's best bowling performance came from East Ardsley's Scott Mullins. He took 7-24 as East Leeds were dismissed for just 32 ro wrap up a 147-run for his side. The East ASrdsley total of 179 owed much to the efforts of Tom Daniels (66) and Ashley Pearson (45). The one bright spot on a disappointing day for East Leeds was the bowling of Alan Olbison (6-49).

Buttershaw St Paul's were a team in a hurry. They dismissed Gildersome for just 97 before cruising to a nine-wicket success. New signings Tosh Baker (3-0) and Ben Platt (3-12) combined with Dharmesh Mistry (3-30) to bowl out Gildersome. Kevin McDermott (45no) sped them to their target.

Tom Robinson took 5-38 to set up Wakefield St Michael's six-wicket win over Rodley. Only Gary Lewsley (38) and Rob Young (34) made any impression as Rodley were bowled out for 126. Mark Atkinson hit an unbeaten 59 to steer St Michael's to victory.

The weather prevented a positive conclusion to the match between Northowram Fields and Azaad. Northowram Fields made 185 in 44,3 overs with Zaffer Khan making 47 and Josh Smith (35no). Tariq Mehmood (4-33) and Waheed Ahmed (3-41) were Azaad's best bowlers.

Azaad reached 154-4 in the 39.3 overs they faced with Imran Mahboob making 61 and Syed Shah Bukhari (41).

Scholes silence
Scholes players and members observed a minute's silence for their former player Dr Clive Raynor
Picture: ©Mike Popplewell

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