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Ossett continue their impressive start

Ossett continue their impressive start

Premier Division
Ossett v Bradford & Bingley
Ossett continued their good start to the season by recording a 92-run win over Bradford & Bingley. Skipper Nick Connolly (51) and Matthew Race (57) helped the Premier Division new boys to make 235. Opening bowlers Yasir Abbas (3-36) and Jack Hartley (3-63) enjoyed the most success for the visitors.

Bradford & Bingley struggled in reply with only skipper Ed Brown (35) making an impression as Marcus Walmsley (4-34) helped his side wrap up a satisfying  third win.

Matty Race launches a strraight drive during his innings of 57 Picture: Ray Spencer

Marcus Walmsley was the pick of the Ossett bowlers Picture Ray Spencer

Methley v Bankfoot
Opener Jason Marshall hit his second successive century as leaders Methley bagged a maximum 20 points from a comfortable five-wicket win. Marshall finished 100 not out after striking two sixes and 14 fours

Alex Cree (53) joined Marshall in an opening stand of 111 which gave Methley the perfect start  after Camerson Sharp (5-26) had helped them dismiss  Bankoot for 201. Hamzah Iqbal (40), James Lee (35) and Zia Ul Haq Parwani (34) were their main contributors.

Batley v New Farnley
Wicketkeeper Dan Hodgson hit an unbeaten 116 from 105 balls to propel New Farnley to 263-5 and followed up by taking five catches as Batley were dismissed for 78. The wicketkeeper hit four sixes and 11 fours as he built on the earlier good work of opener Aidan Langley (66). With Hodgson in full flow, New Farnley scored 74 runs in the last five overs of their innings.

Batley were soon in trouble as opening bowler Dan Houghton (4-19) posed early problems and spinner Gurman Randhawa (3-14) ensured that New Farnley bagged the maximum 20 points for their 185-run win to remain in second place, 10 points behind leaders Methley.

Hanging Heaton v Townville
An unbeaten 68 from James Glynn enabled Townville to recover from 75-5 to inflict a fourth defeat of the season on Hanging Heaton. Glynn received support from Tom Brook (32) in a stand of 86 for the sixth wicket which effectively ended any hope the home side had of defending their score of 175 and registering their first win.

Hanging Heaton found the going tough after being put in at Bennett Lane.Josh Wheatley (45) and Callum Bethel (39) looked settled as Conor Harvey (4-48) and Jack Hughes (3-49) posed the main threat.  Townville moved up to fifth with their four-wicket win while Hanging Heaton are just two points above bottom team Cleckheaton.
Farsley v Woodlands

Woodlands are fourth after registering  their third win with a 43-run triumph at Red Lane.
The defending champions took advantage of choosing to bat first at Red Lane as they compiled a total of 271-6. Half centuries from Tim Jackson (57) and Brad Schmulian (55) gave them a sound foundation which Muhammad Bilal capitalised on with 58 from 24 balls. He hit six sixes and three fours as Farsley's bowlers came under fire. Dan Revis (3-55) was the most successful bowler.

Farsley at least had the consolation of securing maximum batting points as they finished on 228-8. Robbie Miller (66), Dan Revis (44) and Matthew Lumb (31no) all played positively but could nit save their side from a second defeat of the season.
Cleckheaton v Pudsey St Lawrence

St Lawrence recorded their third win by bowling out Cleckheaton for 106 to secure a 20-run triumph at Moorend. Skipper Chris Marsden led the way with 5-37 as winless Cleckheaton remained rooted to the bottom of the table.

The home side looked to have given themselves a good chance of victory when left-arm spinner Andrew Deegan produced season's best figures of 6-23 as Pudsey St Lawrence were bowled out for 126 after being put in. Josh Priestley (40) was the only player who looked at ease after they were asked to bat first.

Yorkshire batsman Tom Kohler-Cadmore, making his first appearance of the season for Cleckheaton, top scored with 22, but when he departed his side's hopes seemed to go with him.

Premier Division Stats of the day
Top team total: 
271-6 Woodlands v Farsley
Top individual score: 116no Dan Hodgson (New Farnley v Batley)
Best Bowling figures: 6-23 Andrew Deegan (Cleckheaton v Pudsey St Lawrence)
Premier Division Stats of the season
Top team total:
 342-7 Methley v Ossett
Top individual score: 164 Jason Marshall (Methley v Ossett)
Best Bowling figures: 6-19 Joe Pocklington (Farsley v Bankfoot)

Division One
Jer Lane v Keighley
Farakh Hussain blasted an unbeaten 123 as Jer Lane raced to a seven-wicket win to maintain their 100 per cent start to the season. Hussain blasted 11 sixes and 11 fours as his side made light work of overhauling Keighley’s total of 179.

Nathan Storton made 74 for the visitors but Cosmond Walters (3-9) and Mohammed Jamal (3-41) ensured that the league leaders were in control to continue their winning run.

Carlton v Undercliffe

Carlton are just one point behind Jer Lane after taking the last nine Undercliffe wickets for 39 runs to pull off an 18-run win. The previously unbeaten visitors had been favourites to chase down Carlton’s 208-7 when Byron Boshoff (89) and Danish Hussain (49) added 134 for the second wicket, but their former all-rounder Farrouk Alam (4-41) and Kershaski John Lewis (4-44) had other ideas as they turned the game around.

Daniel Ford (51), Alam (38) and Steve Cooper (33) were the main contributors for Carlton who have made a markedly different start to last year. They have now won all four games while in 2021 they lost their first seven.

Gomersal v Pudsey Congs

Nick Schofield (77) and Daniel Syme (68) were the unlikely batting heroes as Gomersal recovered from 50-7 to secure a 32-run win. They shared an eight-wicket stand of 125 which enabled their side to  post a total of 240 which their opponents were unable to match.

A home victory looked unlikely when Vinit Patel (4-67) and Adam Pearson (3-63) were posing early problems, but Schofield and Syme were up to the challenge. Congs made 208-9 in reply with their Sri Lankan batsman Yohan Mendis (50) and wicketkeeper Joshua Bennett (44) top scoring against an attack led by Richard Wear (3-39) and Joel Pollard (3-57).
Morley v East Ardsley

Opener Jack Rowett’s unbeaten 74 guided Morley to a seven-wicket win – their first league triumph of the season.

The victory was set up by a steady bowling performance which saw them restrict their newly promoted opponents to 160-8. Sri Lankan Kavindu Kulasekara (4-35) opened the bowling with his off spin and did a fine job for his side as only Haseen Bashir (44) looked likely to get on top of the Morley attack.
Wrenthorpe v Baildon
Kevin McDermott (89) and Jonny Reynolds (59no) shared 133 for the second wicket as Baildon powered to an eight-wicket win over bottom team Wrenthorpe.

The strugglers made 202-9 when they batted first with Adal Islam making 71 and Sayed Sulman (33no), but their total was chased down confidently by Baildon.
East Bierley v Birstall
Juned Delair (4-38) and Dave McCallum (4-39) helped Birstall dismiss East Bierley for 176 to complete a 100-run win at South View Road.

Opener Matthew West (50) and Harvey Lockwood (32no) were East Bierley’s top scorers as they replied to Birstall’s score of 276-7 which was built on the efforts of Brandon Silverwood (72), Nick Kaye (62) and Brad Lay (35). Dan Abbott (3-79) was the most successful Bierley bowler.

Division One Stats of the day
Top team total: 276-7 Birstall v East Bierley
Top individual score: 123no Farakh Hussain (Jer Lane v Keighley)
Best Bowling figures: 4-35 Kavindu Kulasekara (Morley v East Ardsley)
Division One Stats of the season
Top team total:
345-2  Keighley v Morley
Top individual score: 160 Kevin McDermott (Baildon v Morley)
Best Bowling figures: 7-56 Ryan Gray (Birstall v Wrenthorpe)

Division Two
Hopton Mills v Northowram Fields
Kyle Welsh (120no) and Richard Gould (89no) shared an unbroken opening stand of 229 as they powered Northowram Fields to a 10-wicket win. Welsh’s innings was punctuated with four sixes and 18 fours as he helped his side chase down the Hopton Mills score of 228 with 14.5 overs to spare.

Kashif Talib made an unbeaten 73 not out, Sohail Hussain (40) and Sama Ullah Khan (33) for Mills when they batted first. Joe Haigh (4-57) and Sam Gardner (3-42) took the bowling honours.
Wakefield St Michael’s v Lightcliffe

Opening bowler Jonathan Whiteoak took 5-39 as leaders Lightcliffe bowled out St Michael’s for 72 to complete a comfortable 122-run win

Evan Edwards (40) and Noah Chapman (30) helped Lightcliffe to make 194-9 when they batted first. Lee Gelderd (3-43) was the best St Michael’s bowler.
Sandal v Bowling Old Lane
New signing Michael Carroll (6-38) and Sam Noden (3-36) bowled out Old Lane for 78 as Sandal recorded a 60-run win.

Skipper Kristian Shuttleworth (32) top scored in Sandal’s total of 138. Shahzaib Khan (3-14) and Hazrat Khan (3-14) posed the main threat.
Yeadon v Buttershaw St Paul’s
Third-placed Buttershaw St Paul’s suffered their second defeat of the season when they went down by 26 runs to a Yeadon side showing encouraging signs after an inconsistent start to the season.

Muhammad Zulfiqar (53), Mohammed Sharafat (49) and Jonathan Bell (37) helped Yeadon to a total of 229 against an attack in which Atta ur Rehman (3-46) and Amer Ayoub (3-91) had the most success. Adam Wainwright (39) and Paul Carroll (34no) led the St Paul’s reply of 203 , but Adeel Ashraf (3-19) and Gareth Lee (3-30) ensured maximum points for Yeadon.

Crossflatts v Hartshead Moor

Wasim Hussain impressed with 6-43 as Crossflatts bowled out struggling Hartshead Moor for 133 on their way to a six-wicket win. Joe Greenwood (51no) and Josh Brooksbank (34) ensured there were no alarms as the home side wrapped up victory.

Great Preston v Hunslet Nelson

Hunslet Nelson’s batsmen held the key to their five-wicket win. Sam Thewlis (58no) and Andy McIntosh (40) built on the good work of openers Kurt Chalker (38) and Jack Scanlon (34) as Great Preston’s total of 223 was chased down.

James Conlon (50), Ian Newton (46) and Ben Broxup (33) top score provided the key contributions to Great Preston’s score as Dan Brooke-Mawson (3-32) and Thewlis (3-49) led the Nelson bowling effort.
Division Two Stats of the day
Top team total:
 229-0 Northowram Fields v Hopton Mills 229-5 Hunslet Nelson v Great Preston, 229 Yeadon v Buttershaw St Paul’s
Top individual score: 120no Kyle Welsh (Northowram Fields v Hopton Mills)
Best Bowling figures: 6-43 Wasim Hussain (Crossflatts v Hartshead Moor)
Division Two Stats of the season
Top team total:
353-4 Buttershaw St Paul's v Northowram Fields
Top individual score: 139 Kurt Chalker (Hunslet Nelson v Hopton Mills)
Best Bowling figures: 6-48 Conor Andrews (Wakefield St Michael's v Yeadon)


Division Three

Scholes v Adwalton
Leaders Adwalton bowled out previously unbeaten Scholes for just 82 as they secured a five-wicket win which keeps them at the top of the table. Tom Davidson took 5-12 as Scholes struggled with only Hamza Khan (31) lasting long. Matty Lyles was unbeaten on 30 when Adwalton wrapped up their fourth victory.

East Leeds v Rodley
East Leeds held on in a nail-biting finish to defeat Rodley by four runs. Opener Zahid Tarvis (56) continued his good form for the home side and was backed up by Kamran Farooq (59) as East Leeds built a total of 239 despite the efforts of Jacques Moss (4-16) and Tom Ritchie (3-29). 
Gary Sagar (61), Bailey Wilson (52) and Robert Young (40) led the Rodley reply of 235. James Watling took 3-59 as East Leeds edged victory.

Heckmondwike & Carlinghow v Crossbank Methodists
Sam Beacham (4-16) and Wajid Hussain (4-25) bowled out struggling Crossbank Methodists for 64 as Heckmondwike & Carlinghow moved into third place with an eight-wicket win.

Brighouse v Spen Victoria

Junaid Jamshed took 5-21 and Abid Awain (3-18) as Spen Victoria bowled out Brighouse for 81 to set up a five-wicket win. Alex Leadbeater was 36 not out when victory was achieved.

Altofts v Liversedge
Liversedge moved into second place three points adrift of Adwalton after recording a four-wicket win at the Clive Jackson Ground. Andrew Wood (43) top scored as Altofts were all out for 126, Byron Nicholls taking 3-36. Despite Craig Wood picking up 3-22, Liversedge eased to victory.

Windhill & Daisy Hill v Gildersome & Farnley Hill

Shoaib Iqbal took 5-35 as Windhill & Daisy Hill bowled out Gildersome & Farnley Hill for 111 to set up a five-wicket win. Gethin Clarke battled hard for 45 but lacked support while Khalid Mehmood (34) helped the home side reach their victory target.


Division Three Stats of the day
Top team total: 
239 East Leeds v Rodley
Top individual score: 61 Gary Sagar Rodley v East Leeds
Best Bowling figures: 5-12 Tom Davison (Adwalton v Scholes)

Division Three Stats of the season


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