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Jer Lane edge ahead in title battle

Jer Lane edge ahead in title battle


Premier Division
Woodlands v Jer Lane

Jer Lane have established a 10-point lead at the top of the Premier Division and have a game in hand on their closest challengers, Woodlands, who they defeated by 13 runs.
The result was revenge for the Gordon Rigg Priestley Shield semi-final defeat they suffered against Woodlands six days earlier and was secured by the bowling of Nasir Chowdrey (6-24) and Bobby Khan (3-58). They pegged back Woodlands after Nathan Bromby (68) and Nicky Rushworth (53) looked to have established a platform to chase down the Jer Lane score of 235.
Adnan Mahmood (77) and Haseeb Rehman (58) top scored for Jer Lane despite the fine efforts of Rob Medcalf (7-63).

New Farnley v East Bierley
East Bierley slipped deeper into relegation trouble as they suffered a five-wicket defeat at the hand of third place New Farnley. Only Reece Clark (42no) resisted for long as East Bierley were bowled out for 127 with evergreen Andy Langley taking 5-28. Lukas Ruane was unbeaten on 42 when New Farnley secured victory.

Bowling Old Lane v Morley
Second bottom Morley allowed a great opportunity to secure a much-needed win. After bowling out Old Lane for 75 they collapsed to 70 all out in reply. Andrew Kirkwood (4-38) and Chris Blakeney (3-30) bowled out Old Lane before Saad Khan (5-13) and, Mohammed Akif (3-17) it back to give their side victory by five runs.

Pudsey Congs v Hanging Heaton
Defending champions Hanging Heaton tied their game with Pudsey Congs when their top scorer Craig Russell (71) was bowled by Liam Stanhope with the scores level. Stanhope finished with 3-18 but the main wicket taker was Josh Chapman (5-54).
Ayaan Khokar (35) and Zak Stolarski (33) were top scorers for Pudsey Congs in their total of 167 while Jamie Baulk (4-40) and Finnley Morgan (3-15) were the best of the Hanging Heaton bowlers.

Bankfoot v Gomersal
Gomersal are now 37 points above the relegation positions after their six-wicket win over Bankfoot. The experienced trio of Craig Woodhead (59), Javid Umarji (49) and Tony Blain (31no) enabled them to overhaul the Bankfoot score of 220.
Subhaan Ammar (35) was Bankfoot’s top scorer while Muhammed Salman (30) and Kian Phillipson (28no) added 64 for the last wicket. Joel Pollard (5-44) and Matthew Barnes (3-34) were Gomersal’s main bowlers.

Pudsey St Lawrence v Batley
Dave Heslop (51), Brian Devine (47) and Sam Johnson (40no) guided Pudsey St Lawrence to a seven-wicket win. Batley’s total of 162, which featured 40 from Altaf Hussain, was restricted by the bowling of Heslop (4-19) and Ricky Heslop (3-36).

Premier Division Stats of the day
Top team total:
 235 Jer Lane v Woodlands
Top individual score: 77 Adnan Mahmood (Jer Lane v Woodlands)
Best Bowling figures: 6-24 Nasir Chowdrey (Jer Lane v Woodlands)
Season’s top stats
Top team total: 
296-2 Jer Lane v Batley
Top individual score: 174no Miraj Khan (Jer Lane v Batley)
Best Bowling figures: 6-5 Adam Frost (Pudsey St Lawrence v Morley)
Division One

Townville v Farsley
Ryan Blackburn finished 95 not out and Mohammad Atif scored 67 as leaders Farsley chased down a Townville score of 200-9 to win by eight wickets. Blackburn and Atif shared a second wicket stand of 154.
Townville skipper Kieran Samuels, who has topped 1,000 in all matches this season, added 66 to his tally while Alfie McMillan scored 31 against a bowling attack in which Kesar Arshad took 4-23 and Richard Sutcliffe (3-43).

Bradford & Bingley v Carlton
Some aggressive batting by Zaid Saleem (66) backed up the efforts of Warren Allitt (55), Jack Sharp (34) and Reece Cockshott (30) as second place Bradford & Bingley edged past Carlton’s score of 222 to win by two wickets.
Liam Morris (3-24) was the best of the Carlton bowlers while Brett Cullen (73) and Simon Parker (42), were their top scorers. The best Bradford & Bingley bowler was Archie Barraclough (3-32).

Lightcliffe v Yeadon
Only Mohammed Tayyab (33) made an impression as Yeadon were bowled out by Lightcliffe for 150 as they slipped to a six-wicket defeat. Ryan Beeforth (4-25) was the pick of the home side’s bowlers, while Michael Brooke (48), Evan Edwards (34) and Finn Brookes (33no) guided them to their victory target.

Baildon v Methley
George Barker (88) and Stefan Mather (50) helped Baildon to make 254-5 as they defeated Methley by 75 runs. Matty Bridge (52) top scored of the visitors as they were bowled out for 179 with Daniel Hunt taking 4-31.

Hartshead Moor v Great Preston
Hartshead Moor boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation with a five-wicket win over bottom team Great Preston. The victory was set up by Robert Swift (4-27) and Jeff Wind (3-50) as Great Preston were dismissed for 105. Simon Richardson (36no) and Andrew Croft (30) helped Hartshead Moor knock off the runs despite the efforts of Luke Slater (3-24).

East Ardsley v Cleckheaton
East Ardsley hauled themselves off the bottom of the table with a 78-run win. Ben Smith (71) and Joe Hall (56) put on 122 for the first wicket before Corey Calvert (40) helped boost their side’s total of 277-8, Elliot Halls taking 4-82.
Babar Malik (71no), Elliot Hallas (40) and Craig Blackburn (33) battled hard for Cleckheaton but could not save their side from defeat as they were bowled out for 199 with Steve Blow taking 4-80.

Yeadon v Townville
Yeadon saw the chance of victory disappear down the drain as rain led to their match with Townville being abandoned after they had dismissed their opponents for just 61 with Paul Machell (5-17) and Abu-Bakar Siddiq (3-21) doing much of the damage.

Cleckheaton v Lightcliffe
Rain also brought an early end to Sunday’s match at Moorend where Lightcliffe were 53-0 when play had to be abandoned.

Division One Stats of the day
Top team total:
277-8 East Ardsley v Cleckheaton
Top individual score: 95no Ryan Blackburn (Farsley v Townville)
Best Bowling figures: 5-17 Paul Machell (Yeadon v Townville)
Season’s top stats
Top team total:
444 Bradford & Bingley v Great Preston
Top individual score: 221 Matthew Swallow (Bradford & Bingley v Great Preston)
Best Bowling figures: 8-23 Elliot Hallas (Cleckheaton v Baildon)
Division Two
Northowram Fields v Brighouse
Kabeer Hussain took 4-27 as leaders Brighouse restricted Northowram Fields to 125-8 before easing to a three-wicket win. Todd Reeday took 3-23 for Northowram Fields.

Birstall v Ossett
Tom Jenkinson (68), Ben Coulthard (50) and Gurnoor Singh (46) helped Ossett to make 254-7 in their 174-run win. Daniel Marlow produced figures of 5-74 for Birstall who crumbled to 80 all out. Oliver Kilburn (4-16) and Luke Watson (3-12) were the main wicket takers.

Liversedge v Wakefield St Michael’s
Frances Lonsdale (72no), Ashraf Karolia (70) and Fahir Laher (52) helped Liversedge post a total of 243-6 in their 98-run win. Wakefield St Michael’s made 145-5 in reply with Brian Knowles finishing 55 not out.
WSM 145-5 Brian Knowles (55no)

Keighley v Altofts
Jaymes Hollingworth (53no) and David Robson (39) helped Altofts secure a seven-wicket win after bowling out their opponents for 129. Jamie Wilmshurst (38) top scored for Keighley as Darren Sharp picked up 4-29.

Undercliffe v Hopton Mills
Usman Fareed made important contributions with bat and ball as Undercliffe defeated Hopton Mills by six wickets. Fareed (3-40) and Abdul Hameed (5-27) joined forced as Mills, despite 38 from Andrew Moorhouse, were bowled out for 138.
Fareed was 43 not out when Undercliffe reached their victory target.

Buttershaw St Paul’s v Sandal
Ramon Ziade (5-36) helped Sandal bowl out St Paul’s for 125 before easing to a six-wicket win. Charlie Leach (41) top scored for St Paul’s while Mark Smith scored 33 not out for Sandal.

Division Two Stats of the day
Top team total:
254-7 Ossett v Birstall
Top individual score: 72no Frances Lonsdale (Liversedge v Wakefield St Michael’s)
Best Bowling figures: 5-27 Abdul Hameed (Undercliffe v Hopton Mills)
Season’s top stats
Top team total:
 396-6 Liversedge v Buttershaw St Paul’s
Top individual score: 182 Will Atkin (Liversedge v Buttershaw St Paul’s)
Best Bowling figures: 9-33 Zafar Mahmood (Brighouse v Keighley)
Division Three
Crossbank Methodists v Crossflatts

Lewis Lockwood made a battling 74 for Crossbank Methodists but it was not enough to save Crossbank Methodists from defeat against  the league leaders. His side were bowled out for 114 with Charlotte Boulton (4-40) and Steve Broughton (3-11) taking the bowling honours. Michael Bailey was unbeaten on 38 when Crossflatts sealed victory.

Hunslet Nelson v Windhill & Daisy Hill
Hunslet Nelson are just nine points behind Crossflatts after dismissing Windhill & Daisy Hill for 52 and cruising to a nine-wicket win. Sulaimaan Shah (3-9) and Joshua Morris (3-22) were the pick of the bowlers while Jamal Khojani (42no) sped Nelson past the visitors’ score.

Adwalton v East Leeds
East Leeds  compiled the division’s highest score of the season as they piled up 363-7 in their 189-run win at Adwalton. Shamoon Mushtaq led the run spree with 107 while Noor Ahmad (91), Rajab Ali (82) and Shahzaib Ayub (52) joined in the fun. Mushtaq and Ahmad added 117 for the second wicket while Ali and Mushtaq put on 148 for the third wicket. Joseph Higgins (4-29) emerged with the best bowling figures.
Ben Allison (43), Connor Patrick (39), Chris Curtis (36) and Hadi Butt (33) led the Adwalton reply of 174. Ibrahim Safi (3-27) was the best East Leeds bowler.

Gildersome & Farnley Hill v Scholes
Kavan Patel (101no) and Jonny Walker (100no) shared an unbroken fifth wicket stand of 150 which helped Gildersome & Farnley Hill post a score of 235-3 as they defeated Scholes by 106 runs. Walker hit 18 fours and Patel (13).
Scholes were bowled out for 129 with Chris Dawson taking (3-34) and Ben Clay (3-11).

Spen Victoria v Wrenthorpe
Skipper Nathan Ellis took 5-46 as Wrenthorpe bowled out Spen Victoria for 124 to complete a 112-run win. Razeeb Raja (37) and Jerome Austin (35) were Spen’s top scorers but they fell comfortably short of the visitors’ total of 236-5 which included 74 from George Holden, 67 from Ellis and 36 by Paul Marshall.

Rodley v Heckmondwike & Carlinghow
Five different bowlers were among the wickets as Heckmondwike & Carlinghow bowled out Rodley on their way to a five-wicket win.

Division Three Stats of the day
Top team total:
 363-7 East Leeds v Adwalton
Top individual score: 107 Shamoon Mushtaq (East Leeds v Adwalton)
Best Bowling figures: 5-46 Nathan Ellis (Wrenthorpe v Spen Victoria)
Season’s top stats
Top team total:
 363-7 East Leeds v Adwalton
Top individual score: 181no Peter Jackson (Spen Victoria v Wrenthorpe)
Best Bowling figures: 7-16 David Charles (Rodley v East Leeds)

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