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 First Teams Review
Updated: Saturday, August 13, 2016 23:46
LEAGUE CREST SATURDAY, AUGUST 13

Race to Abu DhabiPremier Division

Table-topping Hanging Heaton were a team in a hurry as they romped to a ten-wicket win over East Bierley.

Paceman David Stiff took 5-19 and left-arm spinner Muhammed Rameez (4-24) as they bowled out their opponents for just 80.

Skipper Gary Fellows sped his team to their victory target with an unbeaten 54.

Pudsey St Lawrence reduced Hanging Heaton's lead to just five points with four games to go after beating Pudsey Congs by six wickets.

Joe Greaves made a sparkling 104 for Congs, hitting six sixes and six fours, which helped his side post a total of 257-6. Callum Geldart gave him support with 48.

St Lawrence paced their reply well. Opener Adam Waite (72) and Barrie Frankland (70) provided a strong platform which enabled skipper James Smith to launch into the Congs bowling with an unbeaten 58 from 42 balls which enabled his side to win with 20 balls to spare and net a maximum 20 points.

Third-placed Farsley are 11 points back from St Lawrence and still in the hunt after a 51-run win over Bradford & Bingley. Skipper James Price made 64 at the top of the order while Greg Pickles weighed in with 48 in a total of
212-7. The pick of the Bradford & Bingley bowlers was skipper Scott Etherington with 4-23.

Bradford & Bingley were bowled out for 161 as spinner Adam Ahmed again impressed for Farsley with a spell of
4-35.

Bottom team Scholes are continuing to fight for their top-flight lives. They completed the double over neighbours Cleckheaton as they secured a five-wicket win at New Popplewell Lane.

Yassir Ali set up their latest triumph by taking 6-61 as Cleckheaton were restricted to 180-9. Only Ian Nicholson with an unbeaten 71 and Chris Holliday (38) made an impression for Cleckheaton. Scholes, encouraged by their performance with the ball, eased to victory with overseas player Rizwan Ahmed (71no) and Ali (35no) leading the way,

 Scholes are still 37 points adrift of safety, but they are showing the sort of character that keeps alive the possibility of a great escape.

Morley missed a golden chance to lift themselves out of the bottom two in a low-scoring game at Woodlands. The prospects of a Morley win seemed as remote as snow in the Sahara when they were bowled out for 98 by spinners Chris Brice (6-28) and Kez Ahmed (3-31), but they had a golden chance to gain a much-needed win when they reduced Woodlands to 59-9.

Opening bowlers Matthew Dowse (6-38) and Nathan Bromby (3-36) looked to have given their side a vital lifeline until the last-wicket pair of Elliot Richardson (28no) and Kez Ahmed (13no) steered their side to a one-wicket triumph.

Lightcliffe halted their slide with an eight-wicket win over a New Farnley side that has gone off the boil since winning the Heavy Woollen Cup.

Opening bowler Jonathan Whiteoak produced an impressive spell of 7-62 as New Farnley were dismissed for 130. Opener James Middlebrook (40) provided the only score of note.

Lightcliffe made sure they capitalised on Whiteoak's good work with skipper Alex Stead (57no) steering them to their target with help from Ian Philliskirk (37) and Suleman Khan (30no).

Championship A

Leaders Batley continued their push for the top flight with a comfortable 53-run win over Saltaire. Steady batting from Aqeel Mukhtar (40), Tariq Mahboob (35no) and Aqsad Ali (33) enabled them to make 182-6. Salatire faltered in reply and were dismissed for 129 as Tariq Hussain (4-41) and Ali (3-19) impressed. Batley are 21 points ahead of Yeadon who have a game in hand.

Yeadon kept their title challenge going with a six-wicket win at Undercliffe. Their success was set up by the good bowling of Michael Hunter (5-62) and Taine Jolley (3-40) as the home side made 187-9. That score would have been considerably smaller if cricket chairman Andy Wilsdon had not made an unbeaten 44.

Opener James Todd (53) and the promising Max Maciver (37) ensured that Yeadon had few problems securing their tenth win of the season.

New Zealander Chris Anderson made a fine unbeaten 105 as Hunslet Nelson put their recent batting woes behind them and secured a four-wicket win over Liversedge. Anderson ensured that his side were able to chase down a Liversedge total of 190 despite the efforts of Wasim Khaliq (5-54).

Liversedge's innings was built around the contributions of their experienced batsmen Paul Marlow (69) and Mark Hydes (37). Patrick Hincliffe impressed with 5-48 for Nelson.

Ossett warmed up for today's Jack Hamphire Cup final against Buttershaw St Paul's with a five-wicket success over Keighley. Harvey Abderson took 5-38 as Keighley were bowled out for 131 and followed up with 48 in the successful run chase, where Khalid Usman finished unbeaten on 43.Keighley skipper Alex Towler was his side;s top scorer with 40 and most successful bowler with 4-40.

Mounam Ejaz (3-5), Jamie Abbott (3-9) and Mushtaq Ahmed (3-36) enabled Baildon to bowl out Birstall for 127 to secure a 23-run win.Baildon skipper Simon Bailey top scored with 42 in their total of 150 as Kamran Khan picked up 4-30.

Championship B

Leaders Townville showed no mercy for their old adversaries as they scored an emphatic eight-wicket win over Methley.

They bowled out their third-placed rivals for just 78 with Conor Harvey (6-26) and Jack Hughes (4-8) doing the damage. Only opener Marcus Walmsley (34) offered any resistance. Jonathan Booth and Hughes both made unbeaten 37s to steer their side to their target.

Jonathan Rudge produced one of the bowling performances of the season when he took 9-53 as Wrenthorpe bowled out Spen Victoria for 85 on their way to an eight-wicket win. Darry Hendricks guided them to their modest target with an unbeaten 53.

Bowling Old Lane's experienced batsman Ahsan Butt made an unbeaten 105 as he helped his side to a 64-run success over Brighouse.Farakh Hussain (45) shared a 100 run fourth-wicket stand with Bjutt while Bilal Ejaz struck an unbeaten 44 in a total of 227-4. Brighouse were bowled out for 163.

Craig Field's knock of 68 helped bottom team Hartshead Moor to chase down Carlton's score of 188-7 and record a three wicket win with just two balls to spare.

Ashley Mackereth powered to a splendid 122 off just 60 balls, hitting nine sixes and 12 fours as Hopton Mills compiled a total of 254-9 in their 88-run win over Gomersal. Overseas player Lauren Steenkamp chipped in with 47. Liam Thomas (44) top scored as Gomersal were dismissed for 166, Philip Scott taking 4-27 and Michael Carroll (3-38).

Bankfoot had a narrow six run win over Altofts. Indian spinner Marupuri Suresh took 4-39 as his side dismissed Altofts for 132. Kiwi Matt Holstein was again the best Altofts bowler with 5-40 as Bankfoot made 138.

Conference

Leaders Buttershaw St Paul's piled up the runs again as they warmed up for the Jack Hampshire Cup final with a 74-run success against Azaad.

Jamie Robson (77), Dharmesh Mistry (64no), Kevin McDermott (54) and Pauul Carroll (41) helped them to an imposing 329-9. EWaheed Ahmed returned figures of 4-64 for Azaad who made a spirited 255-9 in reponse. There were half centuries for Syed Shah Bukhari (66no), Zaeem Zulfiqar (59) and Imran Mahboob (57).

St Paul's have a 12 point lead over Northowram Fields and have a game in hand on their rivals who beat Gildersome by juist seven runs.

Once again their batting struggled with just John Lister (39no) and Dru Patel (33) making an impression as Martin Morley took 5-30. Gildersome also struggled and were all out for 109, despite an unbeaten 50 from Aeshad Jan. Jonathan Lee (5-46) rescued the day for Northowram Fields.

Third-placed Great Preston lost ground as they suffered a 38-run defeat against East Ardsley. Luke Sandy (52) and Ashley Pearson (42no) helped East Ardsley to 205-7. Great Preston were dismissed for 167 with James Stott taking 4-24.

Michael Halloran picked up 5-44 as Wakefield St Michael's bowled out Heckmondwike for 96 to set up a nine-wicket win. Ayaz Seedat (58no) guided them to their target.

Crossbank Methodists recorded their seventh win of the season as they defeated East Leeds by 95 runs. Frederik Raz hhit an unbeaten 92 in their 208-7, while Louis Bentley picked up 4-21 as East leeds were all out for 113.

Chris Priestley hit 82 and Sam Barraclough (59no) in Adalton's 235-9, but their efforts proved in vain as Oulton eased to a four-wicket win with William Harrison making 51 and David Brabrook 45. Jonathan Anson impressed with the ballk for Oulton by taking 5-43 as he and Gary Dawber (3-55) set up the win.

 

 


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