New Farnley v Pudsey St Lawrence
Leaders New Farnley recovered from being reduced to 3-3 to record a 53-run win which ended Pudsey St Lawrence’s six match winning run.
Charlie Parker removed both openers Aidan Langley and Lee Goddard in the game’s first over and when Adam Waite was trapped lbw to Jordan Moore, New Farnley were in trouble.
They were rescued by a fourth-wicket stand of 147 between the stylish Dan Hodgson (94) and Steve Bullen (67) before spinners Archie Scott (4-59) and Chris Marsden (2-67) sparked a flurry of wickets which checked the scoring rate and saw them bowl out the home side for 216.
St Lawrence were given a good start by Mark Robertshaw and Charlie Best as they put on 70 before Australian paceman Liam Guthrie (4-36) struck three times. Robertshaw completed a well-deserved half century before falling for 56 as his side slipped to 96-4.
With the run rate climbing and slow bowlers Grant Soames (3-27) and Gurman Randhawa operating, St Lawrence gradually subsided to 163 all out.
New Farnley earned 19 points and remain five points ahead of Woodlands, with the two teams due to meet at Albert Terrace next Saturday.
Bankfoot v Woodlands
Skipper Brad Schmulian hit an unbeaten 69 and took 4-45 as Woodlands cruised to a six-wicket win with 15.4 overs to spare.
They restricted Bankfoot to 164-9 after the home side had won the toss and elected to bat. Hamzah Iqbal top scored with 30 as the Woodlands bowlers kept the run rate in check.
The champions knocked off the runs with ease as Schmulian and hard-hitting Muhammad Bilal (46) ensured their side pocketed another 19 points to remain second in the table. Bankfoot’s Afghan bowler Zia Ul Haq Parwani picked up 3-38.
Methley v Townville
Townville claimed the last six Methley wickets for just nine runs as they pulled off a three-run win at Little Church Lane.
Harry Clewett (5-46) and Jack Hughes (3-53) brought about the dramatic collapse which came after Jason Marshall (61) and Eitan Litvin (61) looked to have put Methley on course to ease past the Townville total of 214.
The match saw a number of changes in fortunes. Methley had looked in control when they reduced their visitors to 80-6 with Ben Waite claiming 4-69, but Tom Brook (76no) and Conor Harvey (40) led a fightback which proved decisive to the outcome of the match.
Townville are now in sole possession of third place after Pudsey St Lawrence’s defeat and are 12 points behind leaders New Farnley.
Batley v Bradford & Bingley
Batley are still searching for their first win after slipping to a six-wicket defeat at Mount Pleasant.
Despite the efforts of Yasir Ali (63) and Roheil Hussain (35) their total of 179 was below par. Jack Hartley (3-47) and Lachlan Doidge (3-35) proved to be the best of the Bradford & Bingley bowlers.
Australian Corey Miller continued his fine form with 51 before Charlie Davy (31no) and Yasir Abbas (30no) saw their side to victory.
Cleckheaton v Hanging Heaton
Hanging Heaton bagged a maximum 20 points as they climbed out of the bottom two at the expense of Cleckheaton who they defeated by 61 runs.
Opener Nick Lindley returned to haunt his old club by scoring 65 as he added 111 for the second wicket with Callum Geldart (56) in a Hanging Heaton total of 239-6 which also included useful contributions from Ben Kohler-Cadmore (39) and Adam Patel (34) as Iain Wardlaw (3-54) posed the main threat.
The Cleckheaton were sent spinning to 178 by slow bowlers Callum Bethel (4-54) and Callum Geldart (3-44). Toby Booth with 31 proved to be the top scorer for the Moorend side.
Ossett v Farsley
There was a tight finish at Ossett where Farsley secured a four-wicket victory with three balls to spare.
Replying to the home side’s score of 183, they were steered to their target by Joe Pocklington (54), Chris Beech (41) and skipper Matthew Lumb (32no).
Pocklington had a fine all-round game after capturing 4-32 with his left arm spin as the Ossett innings lost momentum after an opening stand of 83 between Nick Connolly and Marcus Walmsley.
Connolly carried his bat through the Ossett innings for an unbeaten 76 but lacked support as his side were dismissed for 183 as Pocklington and Ryan Cooper (3-41) capitalised.
Premier Division Stats of the day
Top team total: 239-6 Hanging Heaton v Cleckheaton
Top individual score: 94 Dan Hodgson (New Farnley v Pudsey St Lawrence)
Best Bowling figures: 5-46 Harry Clewett (Townville v Methley)
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)
Jer Lane v Carlton
Overseas player Deron Greaves hit a sparkling 144 as Jer Lane recovered from 8-3 to record their seventh maximum 20-point win of the season by 36 runs.
Greaves struck five sixes and 21 fours and shared in a crucial stand of 121 with Najjad Ahmed after Jonathan Rudge (6-59) had run through Jer Lane’s top order. Cosmond Walters (35) was the only other batsman to make a useful contribution in a total of 277.
Kershaski John Lewis, who hit a league record score of 237no on his last visit to Jer Lane, top scored for Carlton as they replied with 241. Farrouk Alam (39), Jonathan Rudge (39), and Dan White (31) tried to keep their side up with the required rate but spinner Mohammed Jamal (6-76) ensured it was Jer Lane prevailed.
Birstall v East Ardsley
Birstall moved in to second place with an eight-wicket win over second-bottom East Ardsley at Jeffrey Field.
After openers James Van Der Merwe (45) and Muhammad Tariq (41) put on 91 for the first wicket, East Ardsley’s innings stalled against the off spin of Dave McCallum (5-30) and only a brisk unbeaten 50 from Ashley Pearson enabled them to reach 203-7.
Birstall’s innings was launched with an opening stand of 99 by Eric Austin (85) and Andrew Robertson (38). Their good work was continued by Brandon Silverwood (38no) as victory was achieved with 4.5 overs to spare.
East Bierley v Undercliffe
Undercliffe romped to an eight-wicket win with their batsmen capitalising on the good work their bowlers did in bowling out East Bierley for 189. Byron Boshoff (81) and Jack McGahan (67no) led their side to victory with 13.5 overs to spare.
Danny Cross (78) was the only East Bierley batsman to make an impression as spinner Jude Roberts picked up 4-65 for Undercliffe.
Gomersal v Morley
Gomersal timed their run chase perfectly as they overhauled Morley’s total of 323-5 with three balls remaining.
Skipper Richard Wear led the chase with 104, an innings containing three sixes and 10 fours and was joined in a crucial third wicket stand of 136 with Andy Gorrod (78) after opener Graham Hilton had made 36.
This was the third time that lowly Morley had conceded over 300 runs and defeat was hard on their batsman James McNichol. The left hander made 116, an innings containing a six and 19 fours, and added 126 for the second wicket with Jack Rowett (70). Christian Silkstone’s unbeaten 68 gave the innings late impetus but even Morley’s biggest total of the season wasn’t enough to stave off defeat.
Wrenthorpe v Pudsey Congs
Overseas player Yohan Mendis (57no) and skipper Richard Jubb (50no) shared an unbroken third wicket stand of 123 as Pudsey Congs cruised to an eight-wicket win over their bottom-of-the-table rivals. Opener Callum Oliver chipped in with 36.
Wrenthorpe, who are without a win, made 182 when they batted first. Usman Shakir (54) and Sam Johnson (47) led the way while Adam Pearson (3-45) was the most successful bowler for Congs.
Baildon v Keighley
Former Baildon skipper Simon Bailey made 60 as Keighley sentenced his former club to a four-wicket defeat at Jenny Lane.
Bailey was supported by Ben Hemsley (42no) and Noah McFadyen (35) as Keighley recovered from 4-3 to chase down the home side’s total of 173.
Baildon were made to pay for a batting collapse which saw them lose their last five wickets for nine runs as leg spinner James Massheder returned his season’s best figures of 6-29. The clatter of late wickets meant Baildon did not build on the work of James Ford (47) and Jonny Reynolds (31).
Division One Stats of the day
Lightcliffe v Northowram Fields
Sam Gardner impressed with four wickets for Northowram Fields at Lightcliffe Picture: Ray Spencer
Kyle Welsh continued his good form as he helped Northowram Fields to another victory Picture: Ray Spencer
Northowram Fields closed to within eight points of leaders Lightcliffe after scoring a commanding eight-wicket win over them.
Former Lightcliffe players Sam Gardner (4-49) and Max Gardner (2-21) ripped through the home side’s top order as they were reduced to 43-6.
The tail wagged for Lightcliffe, and 80 runs were added for the last three wickets with Finlay Hill (44) leading the way.
The Lightcliffe total of 157 was insufficient to trouble in-form Northowram Fields. Opener Kyle Welsh (71) again led the way while Louis Cockburn (30) and overseas player Harry Hauenstein (30no) ensured victory was achieved with 17 overs to spare.
Finlay Hill was the top scorer for leaders Lightcliffe. Picture: Ray Spencer
Crossflatts v Sandal
An unbroken last-wicket stand of 105 between skipper Kristian Shuttleworth (89no) and Michael Carroll (45no) enabled promotion-chasing Sandal to secure a thrilling one-wicket win off the final ball of the match.
Crossflatts looked poised for victory when Wasim Hussain (5-65) helped them reduce Sandal to 153-9, but Shuttleworth and Carroll had other ideas. They whittled the target down to seven from the last over bowled by Jim O’Hara. Six runs came from the first five deliveries to tie the scores before Shuttleworth hit the last ball for four to win the game for his side.
Crossflatts must have felt their total of 254 was a challenging one. South African Ruan Van Rooyen (68) and Tineshe Gomwe (42) led the way while Carroll (3-61) was the best of the Sandal bowlers
Yeadon v Hopton Mills
Sri Lankan batsman Pasindu Thirimadura made a splendid unbeaten 134 as Yeadon eased to five-wicket win
Thirimadura struck a six and six fours as he enabled his side to chase down the Hopton Mills score of 224-7 with 5.3 overs to spare. Umar Abbas (78no) and Sana Khan (35) top scored for Mills as Muhammad Khan (3-27) led the bowling for Yeadon.
Great Preston v Buttershaw St Paul’s
James Conlon produced a fine all-round performance as Great Preston secured a 20-run win. After scoring 49 as his side made 264, Conlon followed up with 6-54.
Skipper Oli Baron (54), David Illingworth (56), and Ian Newton (41) were the other main contributors for Great Preston despite the fine efforts of Zafar Jadoon (6-74)
St Paul’s made a bold response with James Robson (56), Gary Wainwright (43), Jonathan Burston (43) and Jadoon (32) leading the way but Conlon ended their hopes.
Wakefield St Michael’s v Bowling Old Lane
Muhammad Yasir impressed with 6-44 as Bowling Old Lane dismissed Wakefield St Michael’s for 132 to complete a 65-run victory.
Skipper Imran Malik (59) and Hazrat Ali (44) were top scorers in Old Lane’s total of 197. St Michael’s skipper Joe Finnigan was the pick of his side’s bowlers with 5-26.
Hunslet Nelson v Hartshead Moor
Hartshead Moor are 22 points adrift at the bottom after a 10-run defeat against Hunslet Nelson at Gipsy Lane.
The home side compiled a total of 213 despite the determined efforts of Adil Ladak (6-49). Kurt Chalker (36), Sam Thewlis (36), Andy McIntosh (35) and Dan Calverley (34) all chipped in with useful contributions.
Opener Martin Ellis (63) and veteran Iqbal Khan (72) shared a second wicket partnership of 112 for Hartshead Moor but their side were restricted to 203-8 as Will Stiff picked up 4-66.
Division Two Stats of the day
Liversedge v Spen Victoria
A 202-run opening stand between Parvaise Khan (122) and Imran Dawood (88) powered leaders Liversedge to an eight-wicket win.
Khan smashed five sixes and 15 fours as the Spen Victoria total of 257-9 was passed with 19.3 overs to spare. Bilal Ejaz (56), Oliver Davison (48) and Corey Roebuck (37) top scored for Spen as Mohammad Altaf (3-63) proved to be the best of the Liversedge bowlers.
Altofts v Adwalton
An unbeaten 72 from Chris Priestley enabled second place Adwalton to recover from 85-6 to overhaul an Altofts score of 207-9 to secure a three-wicket win.
Anas Imtiaz was the other key figure in Adwalton’s victory with 46 after earlier taking 5-48 in an Altofts innings dominated by Andrew Wood’s 101, an innings punctuated with 15 fours.
Scholes v Heckmondwike & Carlinghow
Opener Owais Hussain made a fine 105 with one six and 12 fours as third place Heckmondwike & Carlinghow made 252-7 on their way to a 42-run win over Scholes. Fahad Iman (41) and Chris Allen (30) gave him support as Josh Fell picked up 3-56.
Despite the efforts of Adam Greenwood (59) and Christian Jackson (53), Scholes were dismissed for 210 with Muhammad Shahnawaz (3-54)and Wasim Khaliq (3-57) the pick of the bowlers.
Brighouse v East Leeds
Muhammad Shakeel took 5-28 as Brighouse bowled out East Leeds for 150 on their way to a two-wicket victory.
Shayan Khan (53) top scored for East Leeds while Sohail Akram made an unbeaten 53 and Ansar Mahmood (31) as Brighouse edged home despite the efforts of James Watling (4-49)
Gildersome & Farnley Hill v Crossbank Methodists
Skipper Liam Pearson led the way with 77 and was supported by Muhammad Shah (41) and Josh Sturgess (35) as Gildersome & Farnley Hill made 225 on their way to a 133-run win over Crossbank Methodists.
Defeat was tough on Crossbank’s Tyler Woodhouse. After taking 5-59, he carried his bat through Crossbank’s innings to finish unbeaten on 28 as they were bowled out for 92. Jordan Edmondson (4-12) and, Ben Clay (3-27) were the best of the Gildersome bowlers.
Windhill & Daisy Hill v Rodley
Tabassum Bhatti marked his return to the Windhill & Daisy Hill side with a match-winning performance. The experienced all rounder took 5-39 as Rodley were dismissed for 178 and followed up with 62 not out as his side eased to an eight-wicket win.
Bhatti was supported by Mohammed Waseem (52) and Khalid Mehmood (34), while Dan Turbitt (52) and Jacques Moss (36) top scored for Rodley.
Division Three Stats of the day
Top team total: 260-2 Liversedge v Spen Victoria
Top individual score: 105 Owais Hussain (Heckmondwike & Carlinghow v Scholes)
Best Bowling figures: 5-28 Muhammad Shakeel (Brighouse v East Leeds)
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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