Ryan Senior hit a sparkling 137 as defending Premier Division champions Hanging Heaton opened the new season with a 128-run win over Bowling Old Lane.
Senior smashed eight sixes and 17 fours as he helped his side post an impressive 352-8. Chris Goodair (60no) and Rob McFarlane (48) were the other main contributors.
Saad Khan (3-72) and Abu Bakar-Siddiq (3-91) were the best of the Old Lane bowlers while Sabir Khan (54) and Khalil Ur-Rehman (40) top scored in their reply of 224. Jack Rich took 5-54 on his Hanging Heaton.
Another player to make an immediate impression was New Farnley’s Jack Dyson. He scored 78 and took 6-44 as he helped his side to a 78-run win over Yeadon.
Tom Lilley (80) was New Farnley’s top scorer while skipper Chris Sowden scored and unbeaten 46 in a total of 256-6. With Dyson impressing with the ball, Yeadon were dismissed for 178.
David Knight made an unbeaten 111 but ended up on the losing side as Lightcliffe went down by two wickets in a tight game with Woodlands.
The Lightcliffe skipper hit four sixes and 16 fours and along with Michael Brooke (33) saw his side to 217-7 when they batted first.
Openers Nicky Rushworth (65) and Naved Siddique (43) led the way for Woodlands as they secured victory.
James Higgins produced the best bowling performance in the Premier Division by taking 7-36 for East Bierley as they dismissed Morley for 138 on their way to a six-wicket win. Arjan Singh (38) and Andrew Kirkwood (34) were the best of the Morley batsmen. Sam Wilby’s 32 helped East Bierley ease to their victory target.
Hassan Abbas (41) and Adam Ives (39no) helped Gomersal overhaul Batley’s 180 to secure a three-wicket win. Imran Ravat made 51 for Batley while the best of the bowlers for Gomersal were Jordan Bloom (3-35) and Ben Ford (3-54).
Bradford & Bingley survived a late batting collapse to score a nail-biting win over Baildon at Wagon Lane.
Chris Reynolds (3-4) sparked a slump which saw the home side lose five wickets for 26 runs before the last pair of Phil Broadley and Craig Cockshott saw them over the line.
Bradford & Bingley’s pursuit had faltered after young Jack Sharp (88) and George Heartfield (41) had put their side in sight of Baildon’s 228-5.
Skipper Darren Wilson (55), Reynolds (46), Simon McDermott (39) and Ross Todd (33no) were the main contributors for Baildon.
There was also a thrilling finish at Jer Lane where their match with East Ardsley finished in a tie. The visitors made 210-2 in their 45 overs with Daniel McTiernan (64no), Oliver Appleyard (57), Ashley Chapman (44) and Ben Smith (40) all making an impression.
Jer Lane’s reply was dominated by Hans Randhawa (82) but needed 13 runs from the last pair of Raja Khan and Umar Jamil to force the tie. Oliver Appleyard (3-29) and Richard Butcher (3-49) were the pick of the East Ardsley bowlers.
Danny Harwood took 6-16 as Great Preston dismissed Carlton for 113 to secure a win by 20 runs. Will Hayton (38) was the only Carlton batsman to make an impression when they replied to Great Preston’s 133, a total that was restricted by the bowling of Tom Ward (6-47).
Another bowler to get six of the best was Farsley’s Richard Sutcliffe. His 6-12 helped restrict Keighley to just 82-8 in their 45 overs as the Red Lane outfit secured a three-wicket win. Harry Barker took 5-27 for Keighley.
Young opener Bilal Butt (50) and Imran Ahmed (46) helped Pudsey Congs to 222-8 in their 57-run win over Methley. Charlie McMurran (3-54) and Tinaye Mazende (3-66) were Methley’s most successful bowlers.
Methley’s reply of 165 featured 49 from David Winter and 32 from Charlie Winter. Mark Ferguson’s 4-25 helped Congs secure the points.
George Bickle’s unbeaten 57 guided Northowram Fields to a seven-wicket win at Cleckheaton where they dismissed the home side for 100. Elliot Hallas (35) was the only batsman to resist for long as James Norcliffe took 3-20.
Hartshead Moor’s Adil Ladak produced the bowling performance of the day when he took 8-34 in his side’s 190-run win over Sandal.
Thanks to Ladak, Sandal were dismissed for just 76 when they replied to a Hartshead Moor score of 266-6. Laurence Brooke (88), Martin Ellis (44) and Joe Bowman (41) made it a tough day for the Sandal bowlers. Jamie Pease took three wickets, but they cost him 87 runs.
The Waltons showed their prowess with the bat in Townville’s 43-run win over Birstall. Dad Tim made 79 and son Fin (67) as they shared a fourth wicket stand of 112 which helped Townville to 192 despite the efforts of Alex Drake (4-46).
Brandon Silverwood made a battling 59 for Birstall who were undone by Luke Slater (6-40) as they were dismissed for 149.
Steve Coulthard gave a fine all-round performance for Ossett as they defeated Undercliffe by 54 runs. He made an unbeaten 49 in his side’s 222-7 and took 5-45 as Undercliffe were restricted to 168-9. Sharing the limelight with Coulthard was Chris Hosley who made 78.
Chris Walter (59no), Joe Ellam (56), Jack Palmer (41) and Sam Dennison (34) helped Altofts to 262-7 as they secured a 72-run win over Hopton Mills.
Ashraf Karolia (73) led the way for Liversedge as they scored 236 on their way to a 114-run win over Adwalton. Mark Palfreeman (40) top scored as Adwalton were dismissed for 122, Mohammed Lorgat taking 3-11 and Tom Thorn (3-33).
Crossflatts marked their Gordon Rigg Bradford Premier League home debut with a convincing seven-wicket win over Crossbank Methodists.
Their bowlers held the key to success with Brian Freimanis taking 4-2 and Charlotte Boulton (3-18) as Crossbank were bowled out for 78. Michael Bailey made sure victory was sealed in style by hitting a six.
Young spinner Sam Thewlis took 6-38 as Hunslet Nelson bowled out Heckmondwike & Carlinghow for 124 to secure a 73-run win. Adnaan Ravat (41no) saw his side’s last five wickets tumble for just 24 runs. The Hunslet Nelson score of 197-8 owed much to 83 from Dan Calverley.
Gildersome & Farnley Hill got off to a great start with a nine-wicket win over Rodley. Rian Hoey (84no) and Ashley Kearsley (65no) shared an unbeaten second wicket stand of 152 as Rodley’s score of 158 was surpassed. Tom Waterfield top scored for Rodley.
Spen Victoria were bowled out for the day’s lowest score of 39 as they went down by 78 runs against Brighouse. Masroor Ahmed (3-2) and Kabeer Hassan (3-15) did moist of the damage. Earlier, Jonathan Elstub had taken 6-41 as Brighouse were all out for 117.
Luke Barker (3-6) and Pritesh Mistry (3-37) helped Buttershaw St Paul’s dismiss Scholes for 83 to secure a 103-run win. Oliver Hague (36) and Ben Maddison (34) top -scored in the St Paul’s score of 186-9.
Shamoon Mushtaq picked up 3-25 as East Leeds bowled out Windhill & Daisy Hill for 93 on their way to a five-wicket triumph.