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Transfers: All the moves as they happen
 First Teams Review
Updated: Monday, June 20, 2016 23:34

Premier Division


Race to Abu DhabiLeaders Pudsey St Lawrence recorded an emphatic 159-run win over Cleckheaton to strengthen their position at the top of the table

The champions powered their way to 283-4 with openers Mark Robertshaw (74) and Adam Waite (55) setting the tone with a partnership of 119.

Barrie Frankland built on the good start with 44 before skipper James Smith provided some late fireworks with an unbeaten 65 from just 29 balls as he hit seven sixes and three fours.

Cleckheaton lost wickets at regular intervals as they tumbled to their third defeat in a row. Only Muhammad Zaman (44) made an impression as they were dismissed for 124, with Richie Lamb taking 5-51.

St Lawrence are now 27 points ahead of Hanging Heaton who bowled out Morley for just 51 to record a 107-run win with their overseas player Muhamad Rameez returning the impressive figure of 6-9.

Hanging Heaton looked in trouble at 19-3 but recovered to make 158-9 thanks to the efforts of Nick Connolly (42) and Ismail Dawood (41). Spinner Dave Nebard (4-41) and Nathan Bromby (3-23) were the pick of Morley's bowlers.

Morley, who were second two weeks ago, are now third from bottom after their fourth-successive defeat.

East Bierley climbed out of the relegation positions with a 71-run win over Pudsey Congs who have dropped back into the bottom two,

Bjorn Taylor made 60 from 71 balls as East Bierley posted a score of 186-9. He hit four sixes and six four and received good support from Danis Hussain (40). Jonothon Donnelly took 4-47 for Congs who were bowled out for 115 in reply. Only Nick Linley (36) threatened the dominance of Tuseif Arshad (4-28) and Awais Ejaz (4-52).

Bottom team Scholes saw their two-match winning run come to an end as they suffered a four-wicket defeat against Bradford & Bingley.

Skipper James Stansfield's defiant 39 was the highlight of a disappointing Scholes innings of 106. They were undone by the bowling of spinner Noman Ali (4-27) and Yassir Abbas (3-36).

There was a thrilling finish at Albert Terrace where Woodlands secured a one-run win over New Farnley.

Such an outcome seemed unlikely when Mark Lawson (4-30) reduced Woodlands to 57-6. They were revived by an unbeaten 53 from Scott Richardson as they posted a total of 199-8.

New Farnley's reply was dominated by Richard Atkins (60no) and James Middlebrook (48) and they needed 14 from the last over to win but could only manage 12.

The match between Farsley and Lightcliffe was abandoned after rain intervened. Farsley recovered from 61-5 to make 162-8 as Mark Harrison made an unbeaten 40. The pick of the Lightcliffe bowlers were Rob Burton (3-35) and Jonathan Whiteoak (3-51). Lightcliffe had made 21-1 from 5-5 overs when play was abandoned.

Championship A

Leaders Batley suffered their first defeat of the season in a low-scoring game against Hunselt Nelson.

A win sedemed unlikely for Nelson when they were dismissed for just 72 as Muhammed Shahnawaz took 5-22 and Tariq Hussain (3-14), but they struck back by dismissing Batley for 63 to win by nine runs with skipper Will Stiff taking (5-22).

The match at Batley was the only one not to be curtailed by the weather and that has helped them to remain 18 points clear of Undercliffe,

Zeeshan Qasim took (5-32) and Michael Kelsey (3-27) as Saltaire were bowled out for 143. Undercliffe were going well at 81-2 when the weather brought the game to an early end.

Salman Sayed made 90 as Birstall posted a challenging score of 245-6 before their match with Idle was abandoned.

It was a similar story at Baildon where the home side made 152 with Jonny Reynolds making 69 before the rain prevented the Idle reply from starting.

The experienced Damon Gormley made 61 and opener Jake Wray (48) as Yeadon posted a total of 215-7 against Ossett who had reached 101-5 when play was abandoned.

Championship B

Jonathan Booth his a magnificent 137 not out as leaders Townville extended their unbeaten record to eight games with an 82-run win over Hopton Mills

Booth hit six sixes and 16 fours and shared in an opening stand of 132 with Kristian Ward (49) which set Townville on course for a total of 275-4 declared. Mills made 193 in reply with Louren Steenkamp (36) and Andrew Grey (36) top scoring as Jack Hughes (5-42) and Conor Harvey (3-21) wrapped up Townville's win.

The surprise of the day saw lowly Brighouse defeat Methley to record their first win of the season. Awaise Hussain (47) and Mustafa Bhatti (42no) enabled Brighouse to chase down a Methley score of 146.

Skipper Grant Soames (53) and Harry Anderson (40) top scored for Methley while Zafar Jadoon (4-41) and Aleem Ladak (3-42) bowled well for Brighouse as they inflicted a second defeat in a row on their opponents.

Bottom team Hartshead Moor also registered their first win as they defeated an Altofts by eight wickets after dismissing their opponents for just 65 with Nasseer Saudagar taking 5-27 and Daniel Squire (3-21). Openers James Hardcastle (25) and Richard Ferry (25) ensured their side reached their target with ease.

Wrenthorpe moved into second place with an eight-wicket win at Carlton. Skipper Andrew Bourke (65), Luke Patel (43no) and Greg Wood (32no) enabled them to overhaul Carlton's score of 158 in just 18.2 overs

Carlton's top scorer was Arman Hussain (36) against a Wrenthorpe bowling attack in which Luke Patel (4-39) and Chris Leaf (3-21) impressed.

Young spinner Alex Leadbeater took 4-15 as Spen Victoria bowled out Gomersal for 93 to secure a 115-run win in their derby clash at Oxford Road.

Leadbeater was backed up by Evan Edwards (3-21) as Spen Victoria wrapped up their third win of the season by successfully defending their total of 208 in which skipper Oliver Davison (38) and Nick Montgomery (34) were the main contributors. Richard Wear took 6-63 for Gomersal but his efforts weren't capitalised on as his side's batting crumbled.

Bowling Old Lane made the day's highest score of 328-7 before rain halted their game at Bankfoot. Farakh Hussain (92), Abid Alishan (80), Sadqat Zaman (50no) and Adal Islam (47) all made sizeable contributions.


League newcomer Heckmondwike & Carlinghow brought the unbeaten record of leaders Buttershaw St Paul's to an end as they scored a 17-run win.

Jonathan Elstub took 5-52 and Paul Cooper (4-88) as Buttershaw St Paul's were dismissed for 173 in reply to Heckmondwike & Carlinghow's 190.

Tosh Baker (56no) and Kevin McDermott (46) battled hard for St Paul's but their collegues could not support their efforts.

Heckmondwike had built their total around the efforts of Usman Qureshi (46), Paul Cooper (39) and Matthew Crowther (33) while Baker (4-74) and Ben Platt (3-47) were the best of the St Paul's bowlers.

Great Preston are now just eight points behind the leaders after beating East Ardsley by 58 runs. James Marston took 4-28 and Lee Russell (3-36) as East Ardsley were bowled out for 125 as they replied to Great Preston's 183. Adam Pearson (5-54) and Mark Heald (3-40) were East Ardlsey's best bowlers.

Northowram Fields were frustrated by the weather as their game with Rodley was abandoned after they had made 194-9. Jason Smith hit an unbeaten 33 while Joel Rothery (3-24) was the pick of the Rodley bowlers.

Gildersome secured their first win of the season as they defeated Azaad by 57 runs. Their match winner was Liam Pearson who took 5-22 as Azaad, despite 41 from Imran Mahboob (41) were dismissed for 127 in reply to Gildersome's 184. Mark Simpson top scored for 75 while Razah Hussain took 5-28 for Azaad.

Wakefield St Michael's were a team in a hurry as they raced to a ten-wicket win over Crossbank Methodists. Michael Halloran took 4-26 and Joseph Finnigan (3-20) as Crossbank were dismissed for 56 before Mark Atkinson hit an unbeaten 32 to steer his side to victory.

Alex Houghton (4-29) and Garry Dawber (3-5) bowled out Adwalton for 103 to secure a 58-run win for Oulton. Brett Cunningham's unbeaten 61 had earlier helped Oulton make 161-7.


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