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 First Teams Review
Updated: Thursday, July 21, 2016 20:14
LEAGUE CREST SATURDAY, JULY 16
Chris Brice
Woodlands spinner Chris Brice on his way to a five-wicket haul against Pudsey St Lawrence Picture: Stuart Tordoff

 

 

Premier Division

 

A whirlwind innings from Sarfraz Ahmed hit Pudsey St Lawrence for six and helped knock them off the top of the table.

Tom Hudson
Tom Hudson holes out for St Lawrence
Picture Stuart Tordoff
Matthew Duce
St Lawrence's Matthew Duce is caught behind
Picture: Richard Kosmala
Chris Brice
Chris Brice celebrates after taking a wicket
Picture: Richard Kosmala

Sarfraz smashed an unbeaten 62 from just 23 balls as Woodlands inflicted a an 88-run defeat on the defending champions - their third loss in a row - and Hanging Heaton took the lead in the title race with an 85-run win over bottom team Scholes.

The Woodlands innings was a curious mixture. Openers Tim Jackson (40) and Sam Frankland (30) started briskly befpore the inning stalled as the St Lawrence spinners joined the attack.

After a quiet start, Alex Atkinson upped the tempo with five fixes and three fours in his 57, but it was the arrival of Sarfraz that changed the complecion of the game.

Sarfraz, in his 16th and final season with the club, made Atkinson's innings loook pedestrian as he launched a succession of big blows out of the ground.

The Woodlands total of 241-5 exceeded the expectations of even the most optimistic of Woodlands followers. He was well supported by Greg Finn(35no), Off spinner Marsden was the pick of the St Lawrence bowlers with 3-43.

St Lawrence knew they faced a big challenge and when spinner Chris Brice entered the attack and got three lbw decisions in his first over, they knew it wasn't going to be their day.

Adam Waite battled for his 38 while Richie Lamb provided some late defiance with a breezy 50, but St Lawrence were dismissed for 153. Brice finished with 5-44 and fellow spinner Kez Ahmed 3-32.

Another spinner among the wickets was the Hanging Heaton overseas player Mohammad Rameez. He took 5-14 as his side bowled Scholes out for 118 in reply to their score of 203-8.

Opener Nick Connolly (60) and Joe Fraser (58) led the way while former Hanging Heaton player James Stansfield took 4-55 for Scholes.

The individual performance of the day came from New Farnley's former Derbyshire and Durham player Lee Goddard, He made a stunning 151 not out against East Bierley, the club he captained to victory in the 2012 Priestley Cup final.

Four sixes and 17 fours flowed from the bat of Goddard as he dominated the New Farnley innings of 279-6. The next highest scorer was Rishy Limbechaya with 31 not out. Awaise Ejaz took 3-81 for East Bierley, who were bowled out for 198. Mark Gill (32) top scored as Mohammad Bilal picked up 3-30 to seal an 81-run win.

Farsley are the dark horses in the title race. They are just 19 points behind new leaders Hanging Heaton after their comfortable seven-wicket over Pudsey Congs.

The second-bottom Congs were skittled out for just 99, a score that would have looked even sadder if it had not been for a determined innings of 64 from former Farsley batsman Joe Greaves. Yorkshire youngster James Wainman took 3-28 and Adam Ahmed (3-8).

Wainman (36no) and skipper James Price (30) ensured that Farsley wrapped up victory with the minimum of fuss.

Congs are now five points adrift of Morley who suffered a seven-wicket defeat at L:ightcliffe.Openers Ian Philliskirk (88) and Alex Stead (62) shared a first-wicket alliance of 117 as Morley's total of 203-8 was passed with 33 balls to spare. Jonathan Wilson was unbeaten on 44 when victory was achieved.

Morley's score was built around the contributions of their three experiences batsmen, Matt Baxter (60), Kashif Naveed (46) and Colin Nuthall (30). Suleman Khan picked up 3-61 with his left-arm spin for Lightcliffe.

Curtis Free (4-34) and Sam Wilson (3-21) impressed as Cleckheaton bowled out Bradford & Bingley for 162 to secure a 44-run win. Free was particularly deadly with the new ball as he reduced the visitors to 12-3. Despite the efforts of David Clow (45) and skipper Scott Etherington (33), they never really recovered.

Cleckheaton;s 206-8 was built around the efforts of John Wood (38), Free (36) and Mohammad Zaman (30). Spinner Noman Ali took 4-46 for Bradford & Bingley.

 

Adam Waite
Pudsey St Lawrence opener Adam Waite is beaten by a ball from Woodlands Sarfraz Ahmed Picture: Stuart Tordoff
Undercliffe tribute
Players and officials observe a minute's silence for Undercliffe stalwart Howard Reeve Picture: Kenny Atkins
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Championship A

Batley returned to the top of the table with a 129-run win over Keighley which earned them a maximum 20 points.

The highlight of their victory was maiden Bradford Premier League century for opener Aqeel Mukhtar. He made exactly 100, with ten fours, and shared a second-wciket stand of 126 with Tariq Mehboob (53) which helped Batkey to a total of 236-7.

James Rogers took 3-56 for Keighley who were bowled out for 107 in reply by Aqsad Ali (3-19) and Huzaifa Patel (4-41).

Yeadon dropped to second place, four points behind Batley, despite beating Saltaiure by seven wickets Their bowlers set up the win with Max Maciver (4-48), James Massheder (3-26) and Oliver Halliday (3-9) bowling out Saltaire for 117. Jake Wray (34) and James Todd (32) ensured that Saltaire won with ease.

 Undercliffe lost groun on the top two as they suffered a 59-run defeat at home to Birstall. The visitors batted first and made 200-6 with Nicholas Kaye leading the way with an unbeaten 54. Ian Carradice (36), Siraj Hussain (30) and David Fozzard (30no) gave him support. Amir Hussain was the pick of the Undercliffe bowlers with 3-40.

Johnny Barton made 47 for Undercliffe but lacked support as they were bowled out for 141. Alexander Debs picked up 3-30 for Birstall.

Hunsley Nelson showed no mercy for bottom team Idle as they cruised to a 175-run win. Half centuries from Andrew McIntosh (64) and Jack Scanlon (50), backed up by 38 not out from Joseph Plater, saw Nelson post a score of 219-5. Idle were rolled over for just 44 as Derrick Hammill (4-9) and Will Stiff (4-31) struck.

Spinners Simon Bailey (6-36) and Mushtaq Ahmed (3-13) bowled Baildon to an 81-run win Liversedge. Only Jessie Dinnie (37) looked comfortable as Liversedge were all out for 95 in reply to Baildon's 176-7. Jonny Reynolds was again the best of the Baildon batsmen with 65 while Mounam Ejaz hit 32 not out. Skipper Steve Lane took 4-57 for Liversedge.

 
Josh TingleHartshead Moor bowler Josh Tingle traps Hopton Mills batsman Lauren Steenkamp lbw Picture: Mike Popplewell

 

Championship B

It was a case of unlucky 13 for leaders Townville as their 12-game winning run was brought to a halt in a thrilling match at Bowling Old Lane which they lost by four runs.

An unbroken sixth-wicket stand of 107 between Ayyaz Akram (62no) and Bilal Ejaz (51no) was crucial to Old Lane's success. It helped them to post a challenging 231-5 with other useful contributions coming from Adal Islam (37) and Ahsan Butt (34).

Tim Walton (72) and Jonathan Booth (51) gave Townville hope of maintaining their 100 per cent record, while Nadim Hussain (42) gave Old Lane some anxious moments before theyt bowled out Townville with five balls to go for 227. Sadaqat Zaman was the key bowler with 4-48.

Townville still have a 45-point lead over Wrenthorpe who defeated third-placed Methley by 109 runs. Luke Patel (64) and Jonathan Rudge (30) helped Wrenthorpe to make 187-9, despite the efforts of Edward Walmsley (3-32) and Samuel Mofokeng (3-63). Methley were bowled out for a dismal 78 as Wrenthorpe skipper Andrew Bourke picked up 4-14.

Bankfoot won a low-scoring encounter with Spen Victoria by four wickets. Spen were all out for 100 with only Kiwi Nick Montgomery (34) making an impression as Kamran Siddique took 3-34. Bankfoot were made to fight for their win by Robert Warriner (5-36).

Farrfukh Alam was in good all-round form for Carlton as they defeated Altofts by 16 runs. Alam top scored with 45 in his side's total of 150 and took 3-45 as Altofts were dismissed for 134. Will Smith (3-20) gave him good support with the ball while Ism Patel chipped in with 41 with the bat. For Altofts, Callum Nuttall (4-24) and Matt Holstein (3-38) bowled well.

An unbroken sixth-wicket stand of 100 between skipper Graham Hilton (59no) and Jack Seddon (66no) enabled Gomersal to race to a five-wicket win over Brighouse with 21.1 overs to spare. Seddon was particularly severe on the bowlers with a six and 12 fours.Aleem Ladak was the pick of the Brighouse attack with 4-40. Brighouse were retsricted to 151-9 when they batted first as Richard Wear picked up 3-41.

Hartshead Moor remain rooted to the bottom after a 33-run defeat at the hands of Hopton Mills. Veteran spinner Mahboob Hussain (5-32) and Joshua Tingle (3-53) worked hard to help their side bowl out Hopton Mills for 174, but their batsmen were unable to build on their work. Hartshead Moor were all out for 141 as Ashlet Mackereth took 3-14. Danny Squire top scored with 33.

Chris Metcalfe
Chris Metcalfe scored 112 of his 136 runs in boundaries for Northowram Fields Picture: Mike Popplewell

Conference

Chris Metcalfe hit a belligerent century as leaders Northowram Fields recovered from a dreadful start to defeat

Shakeel Hussain
Shakeel Hussain hits a six for Northowram Fields
Picture: MIke Popplewell
Glenn Morrison
Dewsbury Rams coach Glenn Morrison batting for Northowram Fields Picture: Mike Popplewell
 

Heckmondwike & Carlinghow by 148 runs.

Northowram Fields were 20-4 and in trouble when Metcalfe unleashed a blistering attack on the bowling. He scored 112 of his 136 in boundaries as he blasted 12 sixes and ten fours,H e was joined in a fifth-wicket stand of 173 by Jason Smith (41). Shakeel Mahmood add to the agony for the bowlers by scoring 57 from 34 balls as Northowram reached 290-7.

Heckmondwike were never in the hunt and were dismissed for 142 with Josh Bennett keer taking 5-50. Usma Quereshi made a defiant 69 and Maqsood Hashmi (35) for the losers..

Former Yorkshire and Northamptonshire player Tosh Baker made an unbeaten 106 as second-placed Buttershaw St Paul's defeated Rodley by 85 runs.

Baker hit 16 fours and was supported by Kevin McDermott (39) and Adam Wainwright (34) in a total of 256-5. Rodley, despite 72 from Robert Young, were all out for 171 as Ben Platt picked up 3-46.

Australian Jackson Freeman made an unbeaten 116 to steer Great preston to a seven-wicket win over Azaad. His innings contained a six and 19 fours and he was joined in a third-wicket partnership of 111 by Johnny Marston (52) as Azaad's score of 231-6 was overhauled. The Azaad innings was dominated by Imran Mahboob (81) and Hanif Mahboob (63).

 Adwalton'a Dean Jackson produced the day's best bowling performance and still finished on the losing side. He took 7-24 as his side restricted Crossbank Methodists to 150-9. LOverseas player Frederik Ras top scored with 66. Adwalton could only must 115 as Paul James took 4-22 to secure a 35-run win for Crossbank.

Adam Pearson (4-35) and David Battye (3-29) skittled out East Leeds for 84 and set up an easy eight-wicket win for East Ardsley. Mohammmad Hamid (38no) steered them to their target.

Outlon defeated Wakefield St Michael's by three wickets with three balls to spare.Wiilliam Harrison (55), Andrew Uridge (42) and Brett Cunningham (32no) featured in the successful chase.against the bowling of Ayaz Seedat (3-27) and Joseph Finnigan (3-39). St Michael's made 172-9 in their innings with James Cooper making 45 while Oulton's best bowlers were Matthew Boucher (4-37) and Garry Dawber (3-57).


 


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