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Updated: Marshall shines as Methley lead

Updated: Marshall shines as Methley lead

Premier Division
Methley v Ossett

Methley are the only unbeaten team in the top flight after defeating previously unbeaten Ossett by 10 runs in a high-scoring encounter at Little Church Lane.

Their third win of the season has seen them open a 10-point lead over New Farnley and once again it was their batsmen who provided the platform for victory. Opener Jason Marshall made the highest Premier Division score of the season, hitting five sixes and 23 fours while making 164. He was joined in a fourth wicket stand of 240 by Eitan Litvin (87) as the leaders compiled a total of 342-7.

Newly promoted Ossett made a bold response with their captain Nick Connolly making 121, four sixes and 16 fours, as Ossett replied with 332-7. Paul Malone (76) put on 169 for the third wicket with Connolly, while Sajith Warnakulasuriya weighed in with an unbeaten 53. Gloucester paceman Jared Warned took 4-52 to help Methley secure their third win.
Bankfoot v Batley
Bankfoot recorded their second win on the trot as they chased down a Batley score of 227 to record a six-wicket win. Spinners Zia Ul Haq Parwani (4-57) and Seif Hussain (4-41) held the key to their latest success.

The Bankfoot reply was dominated by skipper James Lee (79no) and Parwani (55) as they eased to another comfortable victory.
New Farnley v Cleckheaton
New Farnley bounced back from their defeat at Farsley last week with a crushing 10-wicket win over rock-bottom Cleckheaton. Openers Lee Goddard (75no) and Aidan Langley (60no) enabled them to overhaul the disappointing Cleckheaton total of137 without losing a wicket. Kris Ward (34) top scored for the visitors as Gurman Randhawa (4-20) and Liam Guthrie (4-44) shared the bowling honours

Pudsey St Lawrence v Farsley
Farsley's uneaten start to the league campaign came to an end as local rivals Pudsey St Lawrence defeated them by four wickets at Tofts Road. The Red Lane side failed to capitalise on the work of openers Chris Beech (51) and Jack Timby (36) as they were dismissed for 166. Saints' skipper Chris Marsden (5-53) and fellow spinner Archie Scott (4-43) were the key bowlers. Opener Mark Robertshaw (69no) and Josh Priestley (37) ensured that St Lawrence staved off the threat of Matthew Lumb (5-30) to record their second win of the season.

Townville v Bradford & Bingley
Opener Jonny Booth made an unbeaten 151 as Townville recovered from 28-4 to post 294-7 as they recorded their first league win of the season. Booth hits seven sixes and 13 fours as he revived his side's fortunes. Tom Brook (52) joined him in a fifth wicket stand of 114. Yasir Abbas (3-32) and Jack Luxton (3-84) were the most successful bowlers for the visitors.

Bradford & Bingley struggled in reply against a Townville attack boosted by Yorkshire paceman Ben Coad (3-29). Only skipper Ed Brown (70no) looked at ease as his side crumbled to 114 all out and went down to their first defeat of the season by 180 runs.
Woodlands v Hanging Heaton
Woodlands had to show all their battling qualities to pull off a 16-run win over Hanging Heaton. A total of 146 did not look sufficient, but the champions defended their modest score thanks to skipper Brad Schmulian who took 5-24 with his leg spin as the visitors were dismissed for 130 to incur their third successive defeat.

Opener Nick Lindley (46) top scored for Hanging Heaton while Tom Clee )44) made the crucial contribution for Woodlands after their early order crumbled. Josh Wheatley (3-28) was the best Hanging Heaton bowler.

Premier Division Stats of the day
Top team total: 
342-7 Methley v Ossett
Top individual score: 164 Jason Marshall (Methley v Ossett)
Best Bowling figures: 5-24 Brad Schmulian (Woodlands v Hanging Heaton)

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 Carlton

Kershaski John Lewis, who has returned to the league after a two-year absence, looks like a man determined to make up for lost time. The Dominican batsman smashed six sixes and 12 fours while scoring an unbeaten 120 which helped Carlton maintain their 100 per cent start to the season.

They have a maximum 60 points from their opening three games and share top spot with Jer Lane after brushing aside East Ardsley by 89 runs. Farrouk Alam, another big presence in the Carlton side, made a rapid 46 in their total of 270-4 and followed up with 6-43 as East Ardsley were dismissed for 181 to seal an 89-run win. Opener Josh Wild made 38 for East Ardsley.

Jer Lane skipper Raqeeb Younis hits out at Baildon. Picture: Ray Spencer

Baildon v Jer Lane
Jer Lane bagged their third 20-point maximum as they recorded a convincing eight-wicket win at Jenny Lane. Hashim Wajid (50no) and skipper Raqeeb Younus (40no) ensured they had little trouble overhauling the home side's score of 153. James Ford (36) and Will Kelly (31) were the top scorers for the home side as Mohammed Jamal returned figures of 4-42.


Jer Lane's Mohammed Jamal was their most successful bowler at Baildon. Picture: Ray Spencer

Undercliffe v Pudsey Congs

There is just no stopping Undercliffe's free-scoring opener Oliver Hardaker. Last year he was the only batsman to top 1,000 runs and who would bet against him repeating the feat after scoring 134 not out to guide his side to a three-wicket win at Pudsey Congs. Nine sixes and 11 fours flowed from his bat as the Pudsey Congs score of 206-9 was passed. Only spinner Sam Wisniewski (3-62) threatened to halt Undercliffe's victory march.

Opener Callum Oliver (69) and skipper Richard Jubb (61) top scored for Congs as Zeeshan Qasim (4-49) and Gopal Makwana (4-58) posed the main threat.
Keighley v Morley
With two centuries in his first two games, Australian Noah McFadyen is looking an inspired signing for Keighley. McFadyen his eight sixes and nine fours while making an unbeaten 142 as he shared an unbroken third wicket stand of 248 with Nathan Storton as Keighley piled up 345-2 on their way to a 110-run win over Morley.

Storton hit four sixes and 10 fours while making an unbeaten 104 as the Morley attack conceded over 300 runs for the second successive game. Openers Billy Whitford (37) and Scott Etherington (31) set the foundations from which McFadyen and Storton launched their assault.

Overseas player Kavindu Kulasekara made a battling 80 while Christian Silkstone scored 44 as  Morley, who are currently 11th in the table, finished on 235-7.
Birstall v Wrenthorpe
Ryan Gray returned stunning figures of 7-56 and was backed up by Andrew Robertson (3-28) as Birstall bowled out bottom side Wrenthorpe for 88 to secure a 25-run win.

Birstall's total of 113 looked way below par but their bowlers hit back to exploit the fragile Wrenthorpe batting. Sayed Sulman (4-33) was the best of the Wrenthorpe bowlers.

East Bierley v
Liam Fletchjer made a superb 105 to power Gomersal to an eight wicket win. He struck four sixes and 14 fours while dominating an opening stand of 150 with skipper Richard Wear (33). Once the openers were parted, Andy Gorrod (58no) and Jonathan Boynton (39no) completed their side's push to victory.

Rob Warriner (4-67) was again in good form for Gomersal as East Bierley posted 247-9. Danny Cross (52), Jack Hebden (52) and Matthew West (48) were the chief contributors for the home side.
Division One Stats of the day
Top team total
: 345-2 Keighley v Morley
Top individual score: 142no Noah McFadyen (Keighley v Morley)
Best Bowling figures: 7-56 Ryan Gray (Birstall v Wrenthorpe).

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
Lightcliffe v Great Preston

Opener Alex Stead made an unbeaten 103, an innings containing two sixes and 12 fours, as Lightcliffe recorded their third straight win to open a 13-point lead at the top of Division Two.

Teenager Tom Burton (62) shared a stand of 117 for the second wicket with Stead as Lightcliffe passed Great Preston's score of 223 for the loss of just three wickets. James Conlon (48) and Oli Baron (31) were the top scorers for the visitors as Lightcliffe skipper Rob Burton (4-25) and Jamil Aslam (3-40) took the bowling honours.
Hartshead Moor v Hopton Mills
Skipper Chris Wynd made a sparkling 117 not out as Hartshead Moor breezed to a seven-wicket win at Highmoor Lane. Opener Wynd struck one six and 15 fours as he and Hasnat Yousuf (52) ensured their side had little trouble surpassing the Hopton Mills total of 221-7. Sohail Hussain (52), Qasar Hameed (43) and Mark Ashton (34) were the main contributors for the visitors as Abhishek Paradkar picked up 3-29.

Hunslet Nelson v Crossflatts
An unbeaten 67 from opener Josh Brooksbank enabled Crossflatts to secure a four-wicket victory. Spinner Sam Thewlis (4-25) posed the main threat for Nelson, but Brooksbank stood firm. The home side found the going tough when they batted first and were dismissed for 133 with Mayank Singh taking 4-38.

Northowram Fields v Sandal
Farhan Hussain (56), Ben Grech (47) and Kyle Welsh (40) led the way as Northowram Fields chased down a Sandal score of 252-9 to win by three wickets. The main contributors for Sandal were Matthew Westwood (65), Ashley Mackereth (58) and Sam Noden (44) but their runs were not sufficient to save their side from their first defeat of the season.

Bowling Old Lane v Buttershaw St Paul’s
Farhan Hussain (91) and Hazrat Abbas (33no) were the key men as Bowling Old Lane overhauled  the Buttershaw St Paul's score of 208-9 to record a four-wicket triumph. Amer Ayoub's unbeaten 98 was the highlight of the St Paul's inning while Saad Khan impressed with the ball for Old Lane to claim 4-31.

Wakefield St Michael’s v Yeadon
Bradley Wood (76) and Ashley Hale (56mo) powered St Michael's a seven-wicket win after Conor Andrews (6-48) had impressed with the ball as Yeadon were dismissed for 206.. Gareth Lee (60) and Jonathan Bell (39) top scored for Yeadon.

Division Two Stats of the day
Top team total: 
254-7 Northowram Fields v Sandal
Top individual score: 117no Chris Wynd (Hartshead Moor v Hopton Mills)
Best Bowling figures: 6-48 Conor Andrews (Wakefield St Michael's v Yeadon)

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
Adwalton v Rodley

Matty Waller continued his outstanding start to the season by making 114 as leaders Adwalton recorded their third straight win with a 205-run success. Waller struck two sixes and 11 fours as he helped his side to a score of 256-8. His good work was built on by Tom Davidson (6-22) as Rodley were skittled out for 50.
Brighouse v Liversedge
Parvaise Khan showed no mercy for his old club Brighouse as he took 7-35 to send them crashing to a 130-run defeat. Mohammad Altaf (3-14) backed him up as the home side were dismissed for 125, Zain Jamshed making 45. Liversedge built their 255-7 total around the contributions of Byron Nicholls (53), Wajid Hussain (46), Wasim Nazir (45) and Imran Dawood (34).

Windhill & Daisy Hill v Scholes
Adam Greenwood made an unbeaten 60 as Scholes maintained their winning start to the season with victory by seven wickets at Busy lane. Sikander Mahmood (41) gave him good support as the home side's 151-8 was passed. Mohammed Waseem (36no) and Matthew Marshall (32) were Windhill & Daisy Hill's top scorers.

Crossbank Methodists v East Leeds
Zahid Tarvas made 93 and James Watling (68no) as East Leeds scored 299-8 in their 48-run win over Crossbank Methodists. Karthick Ganesan (4-64) was the best of the Crossbank bowlers while Asif Sheraz (79) and Jawad Khaliq (67) led their spirited response of 251. Watling capped a fine individua; performance by taking 5-78.

Gildersome & Farnley Hill v Altofts
Craig Wood (43) and Saif Tahir (34) helped Altofts to edge victory by two wickets. Gethin Clarke (37no) and Chris Harris (34) top scored in Gildersome & Farnley Hill's 185 as Saif Tahir picked up 4-55.

Spen Victoria v Heckmondwike & Carlinghow
Owais Hussain his 57 as Heckmondwike & Carlinghow eased toa six-wicket win over inconsistent Spen Victoria. Junaid Jamshed (35) and Corey Roebuck (31) top scored in Spen's disappointing 140 all out. Muhammad Shahnawaz impressed with 5-31 and was backed up by Chris Allen (3-33).

Division Three Stats of the day
Top team total: 
299-8 East Leeds v Crossbank Methodists
Top individual score: 114 Matty Waller (Adwalton v Rodley)
Best Bowling figures: 7-35 Parvaise Khan (Liversedge v Brighouse)

Division Three Stats of the season
Top team total:
326-8 Rodley v Crossbank Methodists
Top individual score: 114 Matty Waller (Adwalton v Rodley)
Best Bowling figures: 7-35 Parvaise Khan (Liversedge v Brighouse)

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