Ashley Free's Second Reams Review

Ashley Free's Second Reams Review

Hanging Heaton relinquished their position at the top of the table as they slid to a 69 run defeat at 10-man Yeadon. The home side posted 174 batting first thanks in part to a patient innings of 38 by Jamie Duerden. Paul Machell then tore through the away side’s batting with 6-48 to spring a surprise victory.

Woodlands took advantage of the leaders' slip up and now lead by five points after a five-wicket win at Bowling Old Lane. Old Lane were grateful to captain Ahsan Alishan who made 73 out of their 191. Umar Salim then scored 68 to guide his side home with 11 balls to spare.

Third-placed Pudsey St Lawrence heaped further misery on bottom side Ossett as they raced to a ten-wicket win at Tofts Lane. Jordan Moore took 6-15 to skittle the league strugglers for just 42, the victory target was then reached in just six overs.

Gomersal are 11 points from safety after a 109-run defeat at New Farnley. Farnley achieved maximum batting points in reaching 225-8 before Josh Marsden took 4-28 to bowl out the visitors for 116.

East Bierley are now out of the drop zone after an impressive 110-run win at Batley. Rob Barker (67) and Ross Monaghan (66) were in the runs for Bierley as they posted 268-8. Barker then turned destroyer with the ball as he took 5-55 to help bowl out the home side for 158.

Pudsey Congs were victorious in the division’s tightest game as they returned from Lightcliffe with a 12-run win. Richard Edwards (60) helped lay the foundations in Congs’ 211-6 before Babar Butt increased the tempo with 58. Jordan Pickles scored 60 in Lightcliffe’s reply but Chris Doey helped swing the game in Congs’ favour with 6-38.

 Championship One

Leaders Morley came away from relegation-threatened Methley with a huge 204-run win. Jak Murphy scored an 88-ball 109 not out in his side’s 276-8 before Oliver Goor tore through the batting with 6-43 to complete the rout.

Second-placed Farsley visited third-placed Baildon and came away from a tight encounter with a two-wicket win. Baildon posted a competitive 188-7 with Darren Wilson making an unbeaten 54 aided by Keon Dalladay’s 53, Haroon Mahmood was impressive with the ball taking 5-39. Despite losing wickets at regular intervals the away side got over the line with one ball to spare.

Wakefield St Michael’s awful season continued with a 36-run home defeat to Wrenthorpe. Ashley Hale produced an impressive display with the ball taking 5-24 to help restrict Wrens to 170-6. Unfortunately for Hale his team mates were unable to take advantage with the bat as St Michael’s were bowled out for 134.

Cleckheaton are fourth after an eight-wicket win at Undercliffe. Adam Frost made an impressive 88 in Undercliffe’s 185 but this wasn’t to be enough as Ethan Lee (85no) and Shahid Rehman (56no) guided Cleck to a comfortable victory.

East Ardsley defeated Carlton at home by 6 wickets in a low scoring affair. Richard Butcher took 6-22 as Carlton were bowled out for just 72 and despite losing early wickets the target was reached four down.

Bankfoot came away from Wagon Lane with a four-wicket victory over Bradford & Bingley. Bingley could only reach 121 batting first with Khalid Rehman taking 5-19. Despite sliding to 80-6 the away side reached their victory target in 29.3 overs.

 Championship Two

Keighley are 27 points clear at the top after a five-wicket victory at home to Birstall who could only muster 96. Despite a few nervous moments the target was reached for the loss of 5 wickets.

Scholes remain second after a six-wicket victory at home to Brighouse who are third bottom. Brighouse will have been happy with their 201-8 with opener Qamar Ibrahim making 71. The home side weren’t to be denied though as Neil Kellett scored an unbeaten 96 to guide his side to the win.

Northowram Fields are still well in the hunt for promotion as they returned from their visit to Liversedge with a 43-run win. Northowram made 206-7 with Shakeel Mahmood making a quick-fire 55. The home side then slid to 4-3 in reply before a determined 65 from Jonny Trevitt dragged his side back into it. Todd Reeday having taken out the top order then returned to finish with 6-27 to help finally bowl out the home side for 163.

Azaad looked all but relegated and they suffered a further defeat this time at home by 119 runs to Townville. The away side scored 189 batting first before bowling out the league strugglers in just 18 overs.

Second-bottom Spen Victoria will have been confident after posting 237-5 at home to Great Preston with Liam Grant scoring a superb 127. The away side reached the target however from the final ball of a thrilling match with three wickets in hand thanks to captain Richard White (64) and Daniel Harwood (52no).

Hopton Mills completed an easy eight-wicket win at Hartshead Moor after bowling out the home side for 101. Arshad Ali then scored a quick 52 to help Mills to victory for the loss of 2 wickets.


Jer Lane are in pole position for promotion as they now hold a 29-point advantage after a 125 run win at home to Crossbank Methodists. Simon Copland helped restrict the home side to 207 all out with 5-45 but the visitors were unable to take advantage as they were skittled for just 82 as Haseeb Younas (5-15) and Mohammed Jamal (5-26) tore through the batting.

Oulton lost ground on Jer Lane but remain second after a thrilling tie at Rodley. Gary Sagar scored a brilliant 89 in Rodley’s 149 before Andrew Keegan took 5-28 for the Canal Bank side as Oulton were dismissed with the scores level.

Adwalton are just 10 points behind Oulton as they defeated Buttershaw St Paul’s by eight wickets at home. St Paul’s were dismissed for 177 with Tom Marshall taking 6-34. James Emmett then scored a 56-ball 93no supported by Matthew Lyles who made an unbeaten 56 to ease the home side to victory and put a huge dent in St Paul’s promotion ambitions.

Windhill & Daisy Hill remain bottom after a 6 wicket defeat to Gildersome & Farnley Hill at Busy Lane. At 139-1 the home side looked set for a score over 200 with Adam Qurban (74) and Dave Shaw (64) going well. Mohammed Hughes (5-26) then helped change the game as the final score only reached 182-8. New signing Josh Sturgess then scored an unbeaten 62 supported by Mark Hinchliffe’s 57 to guide the visitors to victory.

Heckmondwike & Carlinghow enjoyed their trip to Hunslet Nelson, firstly stacking up the runs before returning home with a 139 run win. They reached 273-2 from their 40 overs thanks to openers Israr Ghaffar (118) and Mark Symmons (83) before skittling Nelson for 134.

East Leeds wouldn’t have been overly confident after being restricted to 126-8 on their visit to Sandal and at 79-2 the home side were strong favourites. David Young then turned the match around with a match-winning spell of 6-14 to bowl out Sandal for 95.