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New Farnley go top on net run rate

New Farnley go top on net run rate

Premier Division
New Farnley v Methley
New Farnley ended Methley’s unbeaten start to the season and went joint top of the Premier Division on net run rate with a seven-wicket win. Methley’s decision to bat first backfired as Jason Marshall, James Wainman, Matthew Waite and Eitan Litvin were all dismissed as they slipped to 24-4 in the face of fine new ball spells from Alex Lilley (4-25) and Dan Houghton.

Opener Alex Cree stood firm as wickets fell round him before being the ninth man out for 45. Methley’s total of 96 was their lowest of the season and even with skipper Tom Chippendale taking 3-34 they could not prevent a comfortable New Farnley win.
Bankfoot v Ossett

Skipper Nick Connolly hit his second league century of the season as Ossett moved level on points with leaders New Farnley in the Premier Division with a six-wicket win in the battle of the promoted sides. Connolly finished 105 not out after hitting 14 fours and was supported by James Keen (45no) as Bankfoot’s total of 246 was passed with 14 balls to spare.

Zia Ul Haq Parwani (58), Jawad Waheed (57) and James Lee (38) led the way for the home side against a bowling attack in which Mubtada Akhtar (4-57) and Mac Chappell (3-53) enjoyed the most success.

Bradford & Bingley v Hanging Heaton

Hanging Heaton skipper Ben Kohler-Cadmore, above, made 100 not out as he guided his side to their first win and lifted them out of the bottom two. Kohler-Cadmore struck six sixes and 10 fours and was supported by Callum Geldart (70) as the visitors made 270-7 at Wagon Lane in their 16-run win.

Opener Jacob Slator led the home side’s reply before being run out for 97 with his first century for Bradford & Bingley in reach. Skipper Ed Brown (54no) and Corey Miller (43) tried to up the tempo, but Hanging Heaton were not to be denied with James Byrne taking 3-50.

Woodlands v Cleckheaton
Tim Jackson made an unbeaten 66 and Muhammad Bilal blasted 53 from 21 balls as champions Woodlands defeated Cleckheaton by four wickets. Jackson batted patiently to sentence his former club to their fifth defeat of the season. Spinner Amir Hussain took 3-82 but could not prevent a home win.

Cleckheaton looked to have given themselves a chance when they posted 228-8. Yousaf Baber (72) Kris Ward (66) and Richard Pyrah (32). Bilal, who had a fine match, took 4-49 as Woodlands moved into third place, three points behind joint leaders New Farnley and Ossett.

Pudsey St Lawrence v Batley
Mark Robertshaw hit his first century of the season as St Lawrence defeated Batley by 111 runs to record their fourth victory of the season. The left-handed opener struck three sixes and 11 fours as he helped his side to a total of 223-6. Batley, who are still without a win after five matches, were bowled out for 112 with leg spinner Archie Scott taking 4-28.

Townville v Farsley

Townville recorded their third win in a row when they held on for a three-run triumph. The key to their success was a fine innings of 107 from opener Jonny Booth who hit two sixes and 11 fours. He was joined in an opening stand of 121 by Abdul Wahid (69) which helped their side post 263-8 as Joe Pocklington (4-80) and Dan Revis (3-97) were the most successful bowlers.

Farsley made a bold attempt to chase down the Townville score. Jack Timby (41), Chris Beech (38), Jonathan Reed (38), William Mears (37no) and Joe Pocklington (30) led the way but Jack Hughes made sure the home side prevailed with 5-79.

Premier Division Stats of the day
Top team total: 
270-7 Hanging Heaton v Bradford & Bingley
Top individual score: 108 Mark Robertshaw (Pudsey St Lawrence v Batley)
Best Bowling figures:
 5-79 Jack Hughes (Townville v Farsley)

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

East Ardsley v Jer Lane
Leaders Jer Lane became the first side to reach 100 points this season as they maintained their 100 per cent start with a 97-run win over an East Ardsley side that was promoted with them from Division Two and are still searching for their first win.

Abubakar Dawood (70), Raqeeb Younis (59), Deron Greaves (36) and Farakh Hussain (33) enabled Jer Lane to make 254-8. Muhammad Tariq (3-55) was East Ardsley’s best bowler while Amjid Khan (3-35) and Mohammed Jamal (3-49) led the war as the home side were dismissed for 157.

Pudsey Congs skipper Richard Jubb made an important contribution Picture: Ray Spencer

Pudsey Congs v Carlton

Ryan Heptinstall scrambled a single from the final ball of the game as Pudsey Congs secured a thrilling one-run which brought Carlton’s unbeaten start to an end. The last wicket pair of Heptinstall and Liam Stanhope were left requiring three from the last over and despite Kershaski John Lewis producing three dot balls, they got home with two singles and leg bye.

The successful pursuit of Carlton’s 169-9 was set up by skipper Richard Jubb (44) and Josh Bennett. Nick Busby (44no) and Dan White (43) top scored for Carlton as Adam Pearson picked up 4-41 for Congs.

Adam Pearson picked up four wickets for Pudsey Congs Picture: Ray Spencer

Carlton's Nick Busby on the attack against Pudsey Congs Picture: Ray Spencer

Undercliffe v Morley
South African Byron Boshoff showed just why Undercliffe were so keen to sign him by making 106 not out as they made 300-4 on their way to a 59-run win. Boshoff hit three sixes and 10 fours and was well supported by Jack McGahan (81) and Ollie Hardaker (60).

Morley, who conceded 300 for the third time this season, made 241-6 thanks to 80not out from Christian Silkstone, backed up by James McNichol (39) and Kavindu Kulasekara (32). Zeeshan Qasim was the best of the bowlers with 3-50.

Baildon v East Bierley
Kevin McDermott hit his second century of the season as Baildon recorded a 31-run win at Jenny Lane. The opener led the way with five sixes and 14 fours as his side scored 297-5, a total boosted by the contributions of Mounam Ejaz (38) and Dwayne Heke (33).

East Bierley’s early order faltered but Alex Midgley (56), Harvey Lockwood (50) and Michael Flathers (34) put up a fight before their side were bowled out for 266. Abdullah Khan (3-62) and Umar Zahoor (3-82) were the best of the bowlers.
Birstall v Gomersal

Juned Delair (6-40) and Dave McCallum (3-42) helped Birstall bowl out Gomersal for 177 to complete a 19-run win. They sparked a collapse which saw the last eight wickets fall for 39 runs after half centuries from Andy Gorrod(57) and Connor Reed (55) had put the visitors in a strong position. Birstall’s total of 196 owed much to the efforts of Brandon Silverwood (58) and McCallum (41).

Keighley v Wrenthorpe

Billy Whitford (5-57) and Australian Noah McFadyen (3-40) did much of the work as Keighley bowled out their bottom-of-the-table rivals for 161 to complete a 99-run victory. Simon Bailey (80) and Paul Quinlan (66) provided the impetus for Keighley’s total of 260-7


Division One Stats of the day
Top team total: 300-4 Undercliffe v Morley
Top individual score: 122 Kevin McDermott (Baildon v East Bierley)
Best Bowling figures: 6-40 Juned Delair (Birstall v Gomersal)

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).

Carlton opener Daniel White drives through the off side Picture Ray Spencer

Division Two

Lightcliffe v Yeadon
Lightcliffe’s Finlay Hill was run out off the final ball as the leaders ties their game with Yeadon. Needing six from the last over they could only manage five to finish on 185-8 in reply to their opponents’ score of 185 all out. Jack Hendy (39) and Richard Thompson (36no) had led the run chase, but Gareth Lee (3-34) ensured the visitors were always in the hunt for victory.

Gulsheraz Ahmed (49) and Patrick Parker (34) top scored for Yeadon as Hill (3-32) and Jonathan Whiteoak (3-44) posed the main threat.

Bowling Old Lane v Hopton Mills
Hopton Mills climbed out of the bottom two and left their rivals languishing in the relegation places after Umar Abbas took 6-30 to secure a 107-run triumph. Old Lane were dismissed for 121 with only Khurram Maqsood (34) making an impression. Sohail Hussain (79), Imran Patel (58) and Sana Ulla Khan (46no) were the chief contributors to the Mills score of 228-7.
Northowram Fields v Crossflatts
Kyle Welsh hit his second successive league century as Northowram Forms continued their fine batting form by chasing down the Crossflatts total of 224 to win by seven wickets. Welsh struck six sixes and 16 fours and shared an opening stand of 120 with Richard Gould (44).

Crossflatts had built their score around the contributions of Joe Hicks (66), Tinashe Gomwe (40) and Dominic Bennett (31). The best of the Northowram bowlers were Sam Gardner (3-61) and Joe Hough (3-68).
Buttershaw St Paul’s v Sandal

Buttershaw St Paul’s judged their run chase perfectly as they passed Sandal’s challenging total of 269-8 with an over to spare. Gary Wainwright (58), Atta ur Rehman (53no) and Zafar Jadoon (40) saw them to their target despite the efforts of Zaeem Zulfqar (4-57).

Skipper Kristian Shuttleworth (67), Ashley Mackereth (53) and Sam Noden (47) were Sandal’s top scores while Jadoon was the most successful St Paul’s bowler with 3-55.

Hartshead Moor v Great Preston
Hartshead Moor find themselves propping up the table after suffering a 157-run defeat at Highmoor Lane. Great Preston took control of the game by making 305-6 when they batted first. Skipper Oli Baron (88), James Gahan (57no), James Conlon (48) and Clayton Henderson (31no) were all in the runs.

Henderson followed up with 4-21 and Oliver Newton (4-37) continued the good work with the ball as the home side were dismissed for 138. Martin Ellis top scored with 34.

Hunslet Nelson v Wakefield St Michael’s

Joe Smith made 79 and Sam Thewlis (43) as Hunslet Nelson made 199 in their 34-run win over Wakefield St Michael’s. Conor Andrews (3-45) posed the main threat, but the home side’s total proved too much for the visitors as they were dismissed for 165. Chris McHale (39) battled hard but Alastair Finn (3-41) and Thewlis (3-40) ensured victory for Nelson.

Division Two Stats of the day
Top team total: 
305-6 Great Preston v Hartshead Moor
Top individual score: 109 Kyle Welsh (Northowram Fields v Crossflatts)
Best Bowling figures: 6-30 Umar Abbas (Hopton Mills v Bowling Old Lane)

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: 6-30 Umar Abbas (Hopton Mills v Bowling Old Lane)

Division Three

Adwalton v East Leeds
Adwalton’s impressive start to the season continued as they bowled out East Leeds for 69 to complete a 190-run win which enabled them to maintain their 13-point lead over Liversedge. Anas Imtiaz (5-31) and Tom Davidson (5-37) did the damage.

Imtiaz had earlier made an unbeaten 65 as he and Mattie Waller (35) provided the main contributions to a total of 259-9. Zahid Tarvaz (3-48) was the best of the East Leeds bowlers.
Liversedge v Windhill & Daisy Hill

Second place Liversedge picked up maximum points as they beat their struggling opponents by 164 runs. Wajid Hussain (71), skipper James Lunn (42) and Bradley Drake (33no) helped them reach 261-9 despite the determined efforts of Shoaib Iqbal (5-73). Mohammad Altaf (4-28) and Byron Nicholls (3-24) helped bowl the visitors out for 97.

Crossbank Methodists v Brighouse

Gul Hussain made an unbeaten 137 which helped Brighouse compile the day’s biggest score of 375-7 on their way to a 113-run win over Crossbank Methodists. Hussain struck ten sixes and 12 fours and was backed up by Muhammad Shakeel (44) and Zain Jamsed (41). Shahzad Khalil (4-103) was the best of the home bowlers while skipper Husnain Shujjat (41) and Nasir Mahmood (34) top scored in their reply of 162.


Gildersome & Farnley Hill v Scholes
Greg Keywood produced Division Three’s best bowling figures of the season by taking 8-30 as Scholes dismissed Gildersome & Farnley Hill for 69 to complete a 114-run win. Adam Greenwood top scored with 43 in their total of 183-8. Jordan Edmondson took 5-39 for the losers.
Rodley v Heckmondwike & Carlinghow

Heckmondwike & Carlinghow are just a point behind second place Liversedge after their comfortable 146-run win. Hamza Shahzad (47), Michael Crowther (39) and Chris Allen (38) enabled them to build a total of 255. Tom Ritchie (3-40) and Jacques Moss (3-90) were Rodley’s main bowlers, but their efforts were overshadowed by Sam Beacham who took 6-33 as the home side were all out for 109.


Spen Victoria v Altofts
Paolo Giradi made important contributions with bat and ball as Spen Victoria sneaked a two-wicket win. He took 5-41 and was supported by Abid Awain (4-55) as Altofts were bowled out for 185 and made an unbeaten 47 as Spen edged home. Andrew Wood (45) top scored for Altofts while Craig Wood (4-49) and Alfie Oliver (3-46) posed the main threat with the ball.

Division Three Stats of the day
Top team total: 
375-7 Brighouse v Crossbank Methodists
Top individual score: 137no Gul Hussain (Brighouse v Crossbank Methodists)
Best Bowling figures: 8-30 Greg Keywood (Scholes v Gildersome & Farnley Hill)

Division Three Stats of the season
Top team total:
 375-7 Brighouse v Crossbank Methodists
Top individual score: 137no Gul Hussain (Brighouse v Crossbank Methodists)
Best Bowling figures: 8-30 Greg Keywood (Scholes v Gildersome & Farnley Hill)


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