Ossett v Woodlands
Brad Schmulian crowned his season by scoring an unbeaten 109 and passing 1,000 league runs as Woodlands rounded off their title-winning campaign with a five-wicket win.
As he has done so often, Schmulian produced a quality innings. The Kiwi hit 17 fours and with help from Liam Collins (31) enabled his side to ease past Ossett’s score of 201-8.
Nick Connolly, in his last game, scored 39 and took his tally for the season to 1,197. Warnakulasuriya (42) and George Hadfield (39) were the other main contributors for Ossett as Schmulian picked up 3-29.
Schmulian’s day was complete when he was presented with the league championship trophy when he returned to Albert Terrace with his side.
The Woodlands team with the league championship trophy Picture: Ray Spencer
New Farnley v Bradford & Bingley
Runners up New Farnley rounded off their campaign with a comfortable nine-wicket win which was set up by their spinners Gurman Randhawa (5-29) and Grant Soames (4-47).
Bradford & Bingley looked to have the foundation for a good score when openers Jacob Slator and Will Luxton added 66, but a collapse which saw seven wickets fall for 29 runs, saw them bowled out for 127.
Once New Farnley skipper Lee Goddard (63) got into his stride the outcome was inevitable. Aidan Langley (33no) and Adam Waite completed the job in seeing their side home.
Batley v Cleckheaton
Batley bowed out of the Premier Division on a winning note as they defeated fellow relegated side Cleckheaton by five wickets.
Yasir Ali continued his good form with 56 and was backed up by Naveed Hafeez (45) and Roheil Hussain (41) as Cleckheaton’s score of 229 was overhauled. Teenager spinner Ibrahim Ahmed (4-73) was the pick of the Cleckheaton bowlers.
Skipper Mally Nicholson (64) and Toby Booth (33) top scored for Cleckheaton as Umar Farooq (3-37) posed the main threat.
Pudsey St Lawrence v Townville
Pudsey St Lawrence and Townville have a habit of producing close encounters and they did it again at Tofts Road. This time the margin of victory was just nine runs in favour of the visitors who have finished third after a strong second half of the season.
Conor Harvey again demonstrated his ability to score quick runs with 51 from 18 balls, an innings laced with five sixes and three fours. Jack Hughes (46) and Tom Brook (43) helped Townville to a total of 281 as leg spinner Archie Scott toiled away for figures of 6-92.
Opener Charlie Best (91) and Scott (64) gave St Lawrence hope with a third wicket stand of 101. Harry Cullingford chipped in with 33 but Hughes (3-75) and James Glynn (3-77) helped Townville restrict Saints to 272-6.
Bankfoot v Hanging Heaton
Spinner Seif Hussain took 6-23 as Bankfoot bowled out Hanging Heaton on their way to a five-wicket win to round off a pleasing first season in the top flight.
Opener Nick Lindley (60) and Adam Patel (48) were the chief contributors to Hanging Heaton’s total of 191.
Steady batting by their top order saw Bankfoot secure the win. Afghani all-rounder Zia Ul-Haq Parwani finished unbeaten on 50 while Majid Khan (37), James Lee (31) and Hamzah Iqbal (31no) all played their part.
Methley v Farsley
Methley ended on a winning note but could not improve on their disappointing tenth place. Tom Chippendale’s side beat Farsley by 80 runs after making 284 and bowling out their sixth-place rivals for 204.
Jordan Laban (60), Alex Cree (53), Jason Marshall (45) and Eitan Litvin (36) led the way for Methley when they batted first against a bowling attack in which James Rogers impressed with 6-54.
Farsley’s hopes of a last day win were scuppered once Chris Beech (59) and Yorkshire’s Harry Duke (50) were parted after adding 106 for the second wicket. Ben Waite (4-52) and Chippendale (3-47) ensured Methley’s season ended with a win.
Premier Division Stats of the day
Top team total: 284 Methley v Farsley
Top individual score: 109no Brad Schmulian (Woodlands v Ossett)
Best Bowling figures: 6-23 Seif Hussain (Bankfoot v Hanging Heaton)
Premier Division Stats of the season
Top team total: 423-9 Hanging Heaton v Methley
Top individual score: 190no Yousaf Baber (Cleckheaton v Hanging Heaton)
Best Bowling figures: 9-54 Zia Ul Haq Parwani (Bankfoot v Townville)
Wrenthorpe v Jer Lane
Jer Lane secured the Division One championship as they romped to a 165-run win over a Wrenthorpe side who have lost all 21 games this season.
In just five seasons Jer Lane have worked their way through the divisions and have now claimed a place in the top flight.
Skipper Raqeeb Younis top scored with 62 as his side scored 285-7 before bowling out Wrenthorpe for 120 with Mohammed Jamal (4-22) and Deron Greaves (4-31) leading the way.
Hassan Abbas (4-103) proved to be the most successful bowler for Wrenthorpe.
Wren 120 Mohammed Jamal 4-22, Deron Greaves 4-31.
Baildon v Pudsey Congs
Second place Pudsey Congs know that they need 10 points from their final game at home to champions Jer Lane next Saturday to be sure of promotion.
Carlton remain hot on their heels in case they slip up but Congs know they have their destiny in their own hands after this latest win.
Their spin bowlers Sam Wisniewski (5-39) and Ryan Heptinstall (3-38) kept Baildon’s batting line up in check as they dismissed them for 156. Former Congs player James Ford top scored with 55 and passed 1,000 runs for the season in the process.
Congs lost six wickets knocking off the runs but overseas player Yohan Mendis (42) and skipper Richard Jubb (31) did enough to ensure there were no frayed nerves.
Birstall v Carlton
Farrukh Alam marked his promotion to opener in belligerent style by hammering 103 from just 56 balls to power third place Carlton to a six-wicket win. His innings contained eight sixes plus 11 fours and ensured the pursuit of Birstall’s 130 was rapid.
Brad Lay (35) and Eric Austin (32no) were the top scorers as Birstall late-season batting struggles continued. They had no effective answer to Kershaski John Lewis (4-32) and Nick Busby (4-36).
Gomersal v East Ardsley
East Ardsley need three points from their final game to be mathematically safe of avoiding relegation despite suffering a 20-run defeat.
James Van Der Merwe (58), Ashley Pearson (39), Josh Wild (31) and Haseen Bashir (31) enabled them to make 222-8 and gather four batting points to take their tally to nine from the game after bowling out Gomersal for 242.
Richard Wear (73), Graham Hilton (53) and Nicholas Schofield (34) led the way for the home side as Daanyaal Ahmed (5-55), Scott Mullins (3-56) spearheaded the east Ardsley bowling.
Keighley v Undercliffe
An unbroken third wicket partnership of 115 between Jack McGahan (84no) and Byron Boshoff (38no) enabled Undercliffe to inflict an eight-wicket defeat on second-bottom Keighley.
They came together after openers Ollie Hardaker (47) and Danish Hussain (37) had give their side a good start when they pursued Keighley’s total of 209.
Alex Myers (6-36) produced his best figures of the season as Keighley lost early wickets before Simon Bailey hit a defiant 95 and Ijaz Ahmed (42).
East Bierley v Morley
Morley continued their strong finish to the season with a five-wicket triumph at East Bierley. Jack Rowett (74), Henry Rush (55) and Liam Thomas (49no) enabled them to chase down the home side’s score of 247-8.
Defeat was hard on East Bierley opener Sam Gatenby who struck three sixes and 14 fours while making 120. Danny Cross (53) was the only batsman able to provide good support as paceman Matthew Dowse returned figures of 4-39.
Morley 248-5 Jack Rowett (74), Henry Rush (55), Liam Thomas (49no)
Division One Stats of the day
Top team total: 285-7 Jer Lane v Wrenthorpe
Top individual score: 120 Sam Gatenby (East Bierley v Morley)
Best Bowling figures: 6-36 Alex Myers (Undercliffe v Keighley)
Division One Stats of the season
Top team total: 398-7 Gomersal v Wrenthorpe
Top individual score: 162no James Ford (Baildon v Wrenthorpe)
Best Bowling figures: 7-39 Nisar Ahmad (East Bierley v Gomersal)
Zaeem Zulfqar took 6-10 as Sandal secured the Division Two title Picture: Ray Spencer
Lightcliffe v Sandal
Spinner Zaeem Zulfqar (6-19) helped Sandal secure the victory which confirmed them as Division Two champions. Only Rob Edmond (35) offered resistance as Lightcliffe were dismissed for 147 to lose by 117 runs.
Sandal never looked back from the moment openers John Bowett (41) and Ashley Mackereth (42) shared a partnership of 101. The good work was carried on by Keron Persaud (58) and Karl Hewitt (53) as they added 110 for the third wicket and helped their side to a score of 264-7.
The result means Lightcliffe’s hopes of an immediate return to Division One are all but extinguished.
Keron Persaud drives through the off side during his half century for Sandal Picture: Ray Spencer
Karl Hewitt made important runs as Sandal defeat Lightcliffe Picture: Ray Spencer
Yeadon v Northowram Fields
Yeadon need two points from their final game at Hunslet Nelson next Saturday to be certain of promotion after cruising to an eight-wicket victory over Northowram Fields.
Gareth Lee (3-16) and Paul Machell (3-48) helped their side bowl out Northowram Fields for 92. Seth Pickering was unbeaten on 36 when Yeadon sealed the win.
Great Preston v Crossflatts
Great Preston will return to Division Three after just one season after suffering a seven-wicket defeat against the side who were promoted with them in 2021.
Tinashe Gomwe (4-49), Ruan Van Rooyen (3-45) and Wasim Hussain (3-38) shared the wickets as Great Preston were bowled out for 159. Oli Baron (37) and Jamie Wills (30) were their top scorers.
Opener Josh Brooksbank made 73 to ensure that Crossflatts reached their victory target without any alarms.
Hartshead Moor v Bowling Old Lane
Half centuries from Farhan Hussain (66) and Imran Malik (66) plus 46 from opener Hazrat Abbas enabled Bowling Old Lane to make 257-9 as they defeated Hartshead Moor by 49 runs.
Spinner Lewis Lomax was the best of the home bowlers with 4-70 while Hasnat Yousaf (41), Iqbal Khan (36) and Andrew Gale (35) were Hartshead Moor’s top scorers as they were dismissed for 208. Abdullah Ijaz (3-39) and Muhammad Yasir (3-50) were the best of the Old Lane bowlers.
Hunslet Nelson v Buttershaw St Paul’s
It proved to be smooth sailing for Nelson as they defeated the Jack Hampshire Cup winners by five wickets. Kurt Chalker (55) and Sam Thewlis (38no) helped guide them past the St Paul’s total of 170 despite the efforts of Amer Ayoub (3-37).
Ayoub (62) and Gary Wainwright (33) were the pick of the St Paul’s batsmen against a bowling attack in which Sam Thewlis (4-32), Will Stiff (3-43) did much of the work.
Wakefield St Michael’s v Hopton Mills
Hopton Mills showed little mercy for Division Two’s bottom side as they cruised to an emphatic 207-run win.
Chris Scott (64) and Kashif Talib (59) shared 113 for the fourth wicket while Sohail Hussain (69) and Umar Abbas (36) helped swell the Mills total to 278.
St Michael’s had no answer to the bowling of Abbas (6-31) as they were skittled out for 71
Division Two Stats of the day
Top team total: 278 Hopton Mills v Wakefield St Michael’s
Top individual score: 73 Josh Brooksbank (Crossflatts v (Northowram Fields v Great Preston)
Best Bowling figures: 6-19 Zaeem Zulfqar (Sandal v Lightcliffe)
Division Two Stats of the season
Top team total: 375-8 Lightcliffe v Wakefield St Michael’s
Top individual score: 152 Isaac Dikgale (Lightcliffe v Hopton Mills)
Best Bowling figures: 8-24 Hazrat Abbas (Bowling Old Lane v Hartshead Moor)
Windhill & Daisy Hill v Heckmondwike & Carlinghow
Heckmondwike & Carlinghow’s promotion hopes are hanging by a thread after their 90-run loss to lowly Windhill & Daisy Hill.
It leaves them just one point ahead of Scholes in the battle for second place going into the final round of fixtures.
They are away to East Leeds while Scholes visit champions Liversedge who have only lost once all season.
Khalid Mehmood (87), Ahsan Tanveer (67) and Shoaib Iqbal (41) helped Windhill & Daisy Hill to post a challenging 287-7.
Wajid Hussain (47) and Paul Cooper (34) were the only Heckmondwike & Carlinghow batsmen to get going as their side were dismissed for 197 by Sohail Iqbal (5-69) and Shoaib Iqbal (3-71).
Scholes v Crossbank Methodists
Scholes capitalised on Heckmondwike & Carlinghow’s defeat by securing a six-wicket win over bottom side Crossbank Methodists.
Mahleb Mahmood took 5-40 as Crossbank Methodists were dismissed for 121 and Christian Jackson (67no) saw Scholes to victory.
Spen Victoria v Rodley
Opener Corey Roebuck hit his maiden Bradford Premier League century for Spen Victoria as they defeated Rodley by 20 runs.
Roebuck made 129 not out, an innings containing a six and 17 fours. Matthew Hammond (63) joined him in an opening stand of 160 which helped their side post a score of 275-4.
Rodley’s openers were also in good form with skipper Bailey Wilson (81) and Gary Sagar (43) putting on 128. Their side couldn’t capitalise on their good work and were dismissed for 255 with Junaid Jamshed finishing with 4-59.
Liversedge captain James Lunn shows off the Division Three championship trophy
Liversedge v Adwalton
Champions Liversedge made it 20 wins from 21 games as they defeated Adwalton by three wickets,
Skipper James Lunn (5-37) and Adam Clarke (3-36) helped them bowl out the visitors for 173, Will Cutt making 43.
Anas Imtiaz (4-62) ensure that Liversedge’s batters did not have things all their own way. Parvaise Khan (50) and Adam Clarke (33no), were largely responsible for securing their side’s victory.
The title-winning Liversedge team Picture: Ray Spencer
Gildersome & Farnley Hill v East Leeds
Gildersome & Farnley Hill continued their recent good form with a seven-wicket win.
Jordan Edmondson (5-28) and Liam Pearson (3-22) bowled out East Leeds for 133, then Josh Sturgess (45) and Liam Pearson (33) powered their side to victory.
Altofts v Brighouse
Elliott Carter (5-40) and Louis Holt (3-42) bowled out Brighouse for 94 as Altofts romped to a seven wicket win. Without Muhammad Nadeem’s 41, Brighouse could have been dismissed for a much lower score. Saif Tahir was unbeaten on 33 when Altofts passed their opponents’ score.
Division Three Stats of the day
Top team total: 287-7 Windhill & Daisy Hill v Heckmondwike & Carlinghow
Top individual score: 139no Corey Roebuck (Spen Victoria v Rodley)
Best Bowling figures: 5-37 James Lunn (Liversedge v Adwalton)
Division Three Stats of the season
Top team total: 431-9 Spen Victoria v Adwalton
Top individual score: 195 Matthew Donohoe (Adwalton v Spen Victoria)
Best Bowling figures: 8-30 Greg Keywood (Scholes v Gildersome & Farnley Hill)