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Transfers: All the moves as they happen
 First Teams Review
Updated: Saturday, August 27, 2016 23:12
LEAGUE CREST SATURDAY, AUGUST 27
Priestley Cup

Premier

Bradford & Bingley were the only winners on a day when rain caused widespread disruption across the league.

Opener Jack Edgar made 80 and skipper Scott Etherington (31no) as Bradford & Bingley edged home by two wickets against bottom team Scholes at Wagon Lane despite the determined efforts of James Stansfield (6-41)

Scholes were bowled out for 151 when they batted first with Joe Duffy top scoring with 41. Ryan Norris was the most successful bowler with 3-33.

The result means Scholes are 29 points from safety with just two games to go but they showed again today that they are determined to keep battling all the way.

All the remaining five games were abandoned and leaders Pudsey St Lawrence extended their lead to four points after picking up maximum batting points against Cleckheaton while Hanging Heaton were only able to secure three bowling points before the weather halted their game with relegation-threatened Morley.

Openers Mark Robertshaw and Adam Waite shared a stand of 174 as Pudsey St Lawrence made 246-2 declared against Cleckheaton. Robertshaw made 88 while Waite went on to score a fine 102 not out, an innings containing four sixes and 12 fours.

Skipper James Smith smashed four sixes as he scored 42 not out from just 15 balls in an unbroken third-wicket partnership of 72.

Cleckheaton skipper John Wood made his intentions clear by smashing two sixes and two fours in the first over of his side's reply which was bowled by Charlie Parker.

Wood had raced to 31 from 15 balls as Cleckheaton reached 62-1 off just 5.2 overs before the match was abandoned.

Title rivals Hanging Heaton soon had Morley in trouble at Bennett Lane. Tom Chippendale had Henry Rush caught by wicketkeeper Ismail Dawood from the first ball of the game.

When David Stiff trapped James McNichol lbw, Morley were 1-2. A succession of rain breaks checked Hanging Heaton's progress and Morley were 159-7 after 44 overs when play was abandoned. George Robson (37) and Luke Heinemann (30no) were the top scorers.

St Lawrence now have 272 points with Hanging Heaton on 268 and Farsley a further 15 points back after their match at Lightcliffe was abandoned with them on 156-8 from 47.1 overs. Dan Hodgson (46) and James Wainman (35no) were the pick of the Farsley batsmen.

The match at New Farnley was abandoned after 20.4 overs with Woodlands on 75-. Skipper Tim Jackson was unbeaten on 45.

Just 20 overs were possible at Pudsey Congs with the home side struggling to 89-4 against an East Bierley side fighting to avoid relegation. Joe Greaves was unbeaten on 42 when play was abandoned.

New Farnley
The soggy scene at New Farnley was mirrored across the league Picture: Sam Tordoff

 

Championship A

Title contenders Batley and Yeadon were both frustrated by the weather but the division's three remaining games all produced positive results.

Leaders Batley were 24-0 in reply to Hunslet Nelson's 153-6 when rain brought an early end to their game. Joseph Plater (51no) and Patrick Hinchliffe (49) led the way for Nelson while Tariq Hussain (3-53) was the best of the Batley bowlers.

Yeadon were facing a tough battle against Jack Hampshire Cup winners Ossett. They were 9-0 after two overs when play was abandoned.

Ossett made 203-9 in their 50 overs with opener Imran Patel (56), Shabir Rashid (40) and Khalid Usman (38) leading the way. Spinners Damon Gormley (4-28) and James Massheder (3-64) were Yeadon's best bowlers.

Opening bowler Zeeshan Qasim impressed with 6-41 as third-placed Undercliffe beat Saltaire by 54 runs at Roberts Park. Thanks to Qasim, Saltaire were bowled out for 139 with Amjid Hussain top scoring with 63.

Overseas player Michael Loubser (58) led the way in Undercliffe's 193-9. Toby Thorpe (34) and Jonathan Hughes (30) chipped in with useful runs while veteran spinner Ijaz Khan took 4-43 for Saltaire.

Alexander Debs made an unbeaten 47 as Birstall defeated Idle by six wickets after bowling out the bottom team for 95. Stefan Mather (43no) was the only batsman to make an impression for Idle as Kamran Khan took 4-16 and Debs
(3-34).

Baildon edged a narrow one-wicket win over second-bottom Keighley. Their success was set up by left-arm spinner Mushtaq Ahmed who took 6-27 as Keighley were bowled out for 146. Ben Hastie proved to be the top scorer with 35. Baildon reached their victory target with 3.4 overs to spare despite the efforts of Matthew Haines (5-45).

Championship B

Townville opener Jonathan Booth his his third century of the season and took his tally of league runs for the season to 999 in his side's abandoned match against Hopton Mills.

Booth hit six sixes and 12 fours as he set the tone for a Townville score of 270-3 declared in 34.5 overs. Jack Hughes (79) joined Booth in a third-wicket stand of 129 before retiring after striking five sixes and six fours.

Big-hitting Conor Harvey dominated a 100 stand for the fourth-wicket alliance with Booth which came up off 59 balls. Harvey struck three sixes and three fours in his unbeaten 45 which was made from 23 deliveries.

Townville, who are 43 points clear with three games to go, can clinch the title next week 18 more points will mean that second-placed Wrenthorpe will be unable to catch them even if they get the maximum 20 points from each of their remaining three games.

Wrenthorpe were a team in a hurry. Jonathan Rudge and Andrew Bourke impressed with the ball as they breezed to a nine-wicket win over Carlton.

Rudge claimed 6-35 and Bourke (4-31) as Carlton were bowled out for just 74. Overseas player Darryl Hendricks was unbeaten on 32 when Wrenthorpe reached their target in just 5.4 overs.

Lowly Hartshead Moor were struggling at 33-4 in reply to an Altofts score of 175-4 which was made off 29 overs. New Zealander Matt Holstein took 3-11 for Altofts while Rashid Yousaf's unbeaten 60 and 48 from Imran Mayat were the highlights of the home side's innings.

Bowling Old Lane made 200-9 declared in 36.3 overs against Bankfoot, but the rain prevented the visitors from starting their reply. Abid Alishan (49) and Farak Hussain (36) led the way for Old Lane.

Bottom team Brighouse reached 153-9 in 46 overs before their match with Methley came to a watery end. Awaise Hussain led the way with 70 while twins Marcus Walmsley (3-33) and Edward Walmsley (3-42) were the best of the bowlers.

Conference

The top-of-the-table clash between Buttershaw St Paul's and Northowram Fields fell victim of the weather after just 29.1 overs on a day when all of the games in the division were abandoned.

Leaders Buttershaw were going well at 146-2 when play was abandoned. Kevin McDermott (51no) and Tosh Baker (47no) looked to be batting their side into a strong position.

Heckmondwike & Carlinghow were another side who had establshed a strong position before the rain intervened. Paul Cooper and Usman Qureshi both made 77 while Fahan Iman made 40 not out in a total of 252-5 declared which was made in 34 overs. Opponents Gildersome were 36-0 after 5.1 overs when play was halted.

Thomas Chapman (57) and James Watling (50) made half-centuries as East Leeds posted a total of 169 against Adwalton. The wickets were shared by Dean Jackson (4-41), Chris Priestley (3-16) and James Curtis (3-41). Play was washed out before Adwalton could reply.

East Ardsley's home game with Wakefield St Michael's was abandoned after the visitors had reached 162-6 in 46.2 overs. Ayaz Seedat (38), James Cooper (36) and Joseph Finnigan (33no) were the top contributors,

The game at Azaad was abandoned after just eight balls with the home side 10-0 against lowly Rodley, while just 12,2 overs were possible at Crossbank where the home side had progressed to 32-2 against Great Preston.


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