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Methley go top on day of surprises

Methley go top on day of surprises

Premier Division

Bradford & Bingley v Woodlands
England under-19 batsman Will Lxuton hit a maiden Bradford Premier League century as Bradford & Bingley won a thrilling encounter with the league champions by five runs at Wagon Lane to maintain their winning start to the season.
  The Yorkshire prospect batted throughout the innings to finish with 115 not out, a knock containing one six and 11 fours. He was given significant support by skipper Ed Brown (52) and Kyme Tahirkheli, who scored his 46 at a run a ball in a toal of compiled a total of 266-8.

Woodlands made a bold effort to go for the runs and looked on course to pull off another successful run chase when skipper Brad Schmulian (84) and opener Sam Frankland (76) were adding 161 for the second wicket. If Luxton was the key performer with the bat, then Yassir Abbas was the decisive performer with the ball. He took 5-53 as Woodlands lost wickets trying to maintain the required scoring rate and finished on 261-9.

Ossett v Townville
Newly promoted Ossett made it back to back wins as they held their nerve to defeat last season's runners up Townville by one run in a nail-biting finish.

Opener Marcus Walmsley was the key figure in their success after battlng his way to a determined 82 which proved to be the cornerstone of Ossett's total of 176. New recruit Tom Brook was the pick of the Townville bowlers with 4-50.

Jack Hughes (42), Conor Harvey (38) and Harry Clewett (32) all threatened to turn the game Townville's way but the home bowlers stuck to their guns and they bowled out the visitors for 175. The final wicket fell in comical fashion as Alex Page was run out attempting an all-run four with 14 overs to go.

Farlsey paid a special tribute to club legend Ray Illingworth who died at Christmas. Picture: Ray Spencer

Farsley v New Farnley
Farsley maintained their winning start to the season by securing victory by four wickets over New Farnley at Red Lane. After containing the visitors with the ball and restricting them to 206-6, Farsley knocked off the runs thanks to the efforts of Dan Revis (51), opener Chris Beech (48) and Joe Pocklington (42no). Pocklington is looking an insopired signing. Last week he took 6-19, including a hat-trick, on his debut at Bankfoot and in this game he showed his prowess with the bat as he hit three sixes and four fours in a 19-ball cameo.

Aidan Langley (38) and Lee Goddard (37) gave New Farnley a solid start before both fell in quick succession. Farsley managed to apply he brakes to the scoring as captain Matthew Lumb picked up 3-39 in his 15 overs but Steve Bullen, who batted soundly for his 62 not out and Gurman Ranhawa who hit four sixes in a breezy 33 not out, saw their side to 206-6, but that was not enough against new-look Farsley.

Dan Revis on his way to a half century for Farley Picture: Ray Spencer

Batley v Methley

Yorkshire all rounder Matthew Waite was in good form for Methley as they recorded their second win of the season to take top spot in the early league table. They defeated  Batley by 100 runs with Waite making 94 as they scored 268  batting first. James Wainman (44) and Josh Sullivan (43) gave support to Waite after the new ball pair of Naveed Arif (4-70) and Umar Farooq (3-51) posed early problems.

Batley struggled  in reply with only Kasir Maroof (56) making an impression as they were dismissed by 168. Waite, Charlie McMurran, Wainman and Tom Chippendale all took two wickets.


Cleckheaton v Bankfoot
Bankfoot's new overseas player Zia Ul Haq Parwani from Afghanistan showed his quality by striking four sixes and 11 fours in a fine innings of 92 which helped his newly-promoted side to their first win - a 12 run triumph at Moorend. 
Hamzah Iqbal was the next highest scorer with 30 as Bankfoot bagged maximum batting points with a total of 231. Mohammad Ahmed (3-19) and Iain Wardlaw (3-54) were the best of the home bowlers.Cleckheaton had three batsmen score half centuries, opener Kris Ward (55), overseas player Yusuf Baber (54) and Richard Pyrah (53no) but they crucially fell behind the run rate and that enabled bankfoot to seize victory.

Hanging Heaton v Pudsey St Lawrence
New recruit Luke Patel led the way as Pudsey St Lawrence chased down Hanging Heaton's score of 189 to win by four wickets. Opener Charlie Best (35) was the other main contributor as Saints eased home with 16 balls to spare,

Opener Nick Lindley (56) and skipper Ben Kohler-Cadmore (40) gave the Hanging Heaton innings impetus in a third wicket stand of 82, but St Lawrence's decision to put their opponents in was to pay off. Once Lindley and Kohler-Cadmore were dismissed in quick succession, spinners Patel (3-26) and Archie Scott (3-55) got to work and set up their side's first victory of the new campaign.


Premier Division Stats of the day
Top team total: 266-8 Bradford & Bingley v Woodlands
Top individual score: 115no Will Luxton (Bradford & Bingley v Woodlands)
Best Bowling figures: 5-53 Yassir Abbas (Bradford & Bingley v Woodlands)

Steve Bullen on his way to New Farnley's top score of 62 not out. Picture: Ray Spencer

Division One

Carlton v Keighley
Keighley's new Australia Noah McFadyen must be reflecting on what a cruel game cricket can be after scoring a century and taking five wickets but ending up on the losing side as Carlton won a close encounter by six runs to go joint top of the table with Jer Lane.

First McFadyen took took 5-65 but even his efforts could not stop Carlton from making 237-8. Kershaski John Lewis top scored with 59 and was backed up by Spencer Hunt (44no) and Steve Cooper (36). McFadyen then topped his bowling performance by striking seven sixes and 15 fours as he made 137 out of Keighley's score of 231. Farrouk Alam (4-63) ensured Carlton edged home.

Jer Lane v Birstall
Jer Lane recovered from 21-3 to overhaul a Birstall score of 206 with eight wickets down to record their second victory of the season and share the lead of the league table. Cosmond Walter (42) and Imran Mirza (39) played the key knocks after Ryan Gray (5-38) caused real problems.

Birstall will have been disappointed not to post a bigger total after half centuries from Brad Lay (60) and Andrew Robertson (52) were backed up by 35 from Matt Dyson. Their good work was spoilt by a collapse which saw the last six wickets fall for 26 as Ibrar Younis (5-51) and Walters (3-45) capitalised. The late slump was to prove crucial.


Pudsey Congs v East Ardsley
Sri Lankan batsman Yohan Mendis marked his home debut with a spekling 112 for Pudsey Congs. Two sixes and 13 fours flowed from his bat as he helped his new side to 253-7. Spinner Daanyaal Ahmed (4-50) was the pick of the bowlers for East Ardsley.

James Van Der Merwe made 110 with four sixes and 13 fours as East Ardsley replied with 223-8 to lose by 25 runs. Spinners Sam Wasniewski (3-44) and Ryan Heptinstall (3-70) were the best bowlers for Congs.

Wrenthorpe v East Bierley
Opener Matthew West hit a sparkling unbeaten 101 not out to power East Bierley to a nine-wicket win. He struck four sixes and nine fours and was joined in a first wicket partnership of 134 by Sam Gatenby (56) as Wrenthorpe's score of 168-8 was passed for the loss of one wicket. Left arm spinner Danny Cross(5-61) and Ben Walter (3-40) helped restrict Wrenthorpe's scoring. A bigger total had seemed likely but Sam Johnson (40), Mohammed Usman (32) and Muhammad Wadee (30) were all dismissed when looking set.

Gomersal v Undercliffe

Zeeshan Qasim (5-36) and Jude Roberts (4-34) bowled Undercliffe to their second win of the season by 66 runs at Oxford Road. Seamer Qasim and spinner Roberts joined forces to bowl out Gomersal for 123 with only Andy Gorrod (46) showing much resistance.

The game's best bowling figures belonged to Gomersal's Rob Warriner (6-67) who posed problems for the visitors after powerful opener Ollie Hardaker (91) and South African Byron Boshoff (39) added 110 for the second wicket. Warriner was backed up by Jonathan Boynton (3-40) as Undercliffe were bowled out for 189, the last five wickets falling for 28 runs.

Morley v Baildon

Baildon opener Kevin McDermott hit the season's highest individual score as he made a stunning 160 as his side scored 306-2 at Scatcherd Lane. aon their way to a 42-run win. McDermott hit six sixes and 16 fours as he made the Morley bowlers suffer in their first outing of the season. McDermott was joined in an opening stand of 191 by James Ford (71) and then by Jonny Reynolds (38) in a partnership which yielded 92 runs in the final eight overs of the innings.

It is to Morley's credit that they didn't buckle and responded with 264-8 on an afternoon when 570 runs were scored for the loss of 10 wickets. Henry Rush (87), Harvey Winn (41) and Jack Rowett (34) at least ensured maximum batting points for their side.

Division One Stats of the day
Top team total:
306-2 Baildon v Morley
Top individual score: 160 Kevin McDermott (Baildon v Morley)
Best Bowling figures: 6-67 Robert Warriner (Gomersal v Undercliffe)

Division Two

Buttershaw St Paul’s v Northowram Fields
Amer Ayoub (125no) and Adam Wainwright (100) shared a fourth wicket stand of 203 as Buttershaw St Paul's powered to a total of 353-4. Ayoub was particularly sevre on the bowling as he struck 96 of his runs in boundaries - eight sixes and 12 fours. Wainwright also dealt largely in boundaries with 86 of his runs the product of seven sixes and 11 fours.

Northowram Fields replied with 285 to make the match aggregate an impressive 638. They built their score around the contributions of Farhan Hussain (83), Kyle Welsh (60) and Lewis Cockburn (36) as they went down to defeat by 68 runs. The pick of the bowlers were Zafar Jadoon (3-44) and Atta Ur Rehman (3-85).

Crossflatts v Lightcliffe
Lightcliffe were indebted to their experience opening batsman Alex Stead as they defeated Crossflatts by four wickets with seven balls to spare. Stead struck 16 fours while making 115 not out as his side moved joint top of the early league table,

South African Ruan Van Rooyen continued his impressive start to the season by making an unbeaten 57 as Crossflatts made 229-4 to bag maximum batting points. Harris Hussain (55) and Tinashe Gomwe (33no) were also in the runs for last season's Division Three champions.


Great Preston v Wakefield St Michael’s
Australian Clayton Henderson was in devastating form for Great Preston as they cruised to a comfortable 148 run win over Wakefield St Michael's. He struck five times with the new ball as the visitors were reduced to 35-7 in pursuit of 258 to win. Lee Gelderd (41no) offered some resistance before St Michael's were all out for 110.Henderson, who finished with 5-31 had earlier made 40 with the bat to support the efforts of James Conlon (67) and Ben Broxup (35) as Great p(eston made full advantage of battig first. Cavan Connolly (3-20), Syed Bukhari (3-41) and Gelderd (3-60) shared the wickets for St Michael's.

Yeadon v Bowling Old Lane

Andrew Robinson justified Yeadon's decision to put Old Lane in by returning figures of 5-19 from an impressive 15 over spell as they bowled out Old Lane for 73 on their way to a six-wicket win. Only an unbeaten 26 from Muhammed Shah saved the visitors from an even lower score after they plunged to 35-8. Yeadon eased to their target despite the efforts of Saad Khan (3-26).

Sandal v Hartshead Moor

An unbroken seventh wicket stand of121 between Karl Hewitt (89no) and Sam Noden (57no) enabled Sandal to recover from 83-6 to chase down a Hartshead Moor score of 198 and secure a four-wicket win. To see ther side home they had to stave off the threat of Hartshead Moor skipper Joe Bowman (5-65).

Overseas player Abhishek Paradkar top scored 72 as Hartshead Moor made 198. Hasnat Yusuf chipped in with 42 as Michael Carroll (4-41) and Noden (3-49) posed the main threat with the ball.

Hopton Mills v Hunslet Nelson

New Australian opener Kurt Chalker proved a big hit for Hunslet Nelson, striking five sixes and 18 fours while making an impressive 139 which helped his side post  a total of 290 but it wa not enough to save his side from a two-wicket defeat.  Asif Ayub (47) gave good support as Usman Maqsood (4-61) took the bowling honours for Mills whose run chase was led by Qasar Hamed.

Three sixes and16 fours flowed from the bat of Hamed in his decisive 116 while Sama Ullah Khan chipped in with an unbeaten 41 as Mills held off the efforts of Dan Brooke-Mawson (3-71) and Sam Thewlis (3-80) to secure victory.


Division Two Stats of the day
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:
5-19 Andrew Robinson (Yeadon v Bowling Old Lane)

Division Three

Altofts v Windhill & Daisy Hill
The Altofts batsmen found conditions to their liking as they helped their side to a challenging total of 297 at the Clive Jackson ground. Craig Wood (67), Ben Walsh (58no), Andrew Wood (45) and Saif Tahir (42) made it a tough afternoon for the Windhill & Daisy Hill bowlers.

Craig Wood backed up his batting with 4-29 as Windhill & Daisy Hill were dismissed for 188 to go down by 109 runs. Yassir Javed (36) and Shoaib Iqbal (35) were their top scorers.

East Leeds v Spen Victoria

Muhammad Ullah struck an unbeaten 62 and Corey Roebuck (39) as Spen Victoria registered their first win by chasing down an East Leeds score of 209 to triumph by five wickets.

Paolo Girardi  took 5-66 for Spen Victoria while Kirti Tandel led the way with  57 while Chris Cannings scored 33 and James Watling (32) for East Leeds.


Brighouse v Gildersome & Farnley Hill

Kavan Patel (50) and Muhammad Shah (40) helped Gildersome & Farnley Hill to make 221-9 as they defeated Brighouse by 11 runs. Ishmail Nazir (40) and Wasim Raza (39) led the home side's reply, but Liam Pearson (3-60) and Jordan Edmondson (3-58) ensured victory for Gildersome & Farnley Hill.

Scholes v Rodley

Christian Jackson continued his good form for Scholes with 68 as his side built a total of 242-8. Shahid Rehman (42no) and Hamza Khan (31) provided the support as Jacques Moss (3-66) proved to be Rodley's most successful bowler.

Robert Young (41) top scored for Rodley as they were dismissed for 135, Hamza Khan taking 4-27 and Jackson (3-29) for the second-placed team.

Heckmondwike and Carlinghow v Liversedge

Owais Hussain's69 helped Heckmondwike & Carlinghow to 203-9 as Bryson Nicholls (4-46) and Wajid Hussain (3-35) posed the main threat.Nicholls followed up his bowling exploits by scoring 45 as Liversedge edged home by two wickets. Wasim Khaliq (3-41) and Paul Cooper (3-29) were Heckmondwike & Carlinghow's most successful bowlers.​​​​​​​Scorecard

Adwalton v Crossbank Methodists

Adwalton picked up a maximum 20 points as they recorded their second win of the season by overcoming Crossbank Methodists by seven wickets to go top of the table.
 AfterAdam Holroyd (3-40) and Andrew Ingham (3-41) had helped bowl out the vsitors for 152, Asif Sheraz top scoring with 31,  Adwalton cruised to their target. Matty Waller again led the way with 69 while Will Cutt was 49 not out when victory was achieved.

Division Three Stats of the day
Top team total: 243-8 Scholes v Rodley
Top individual score: 69 Matty Waller (Adwalton v Crossbank Methodists)
                                     69 Owais Hussain (Heckmondwike & Carlinghow v Liversedge)
Best Bowling figures: 5-65 Paolo Girardi (Spen Victoria v East Leeds)

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