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Ashley Free's Second Teams Review August 11

Ashley Free's Second Teams Review August 11

Premier Division

Woodlands lead the Premier Division by 20 points after they won and their nearest rivals Hanging Heaton lost.

Woodlands defeated Lightcliffe by 117 runs at Albert Terrace. After posting 206-9 thanks in part to Nick Rushworth’s 50. Opening bowler Kieran Rodger, pictured, got to work taking 4-30 as the visitors were bowled out for 89.

Hanging Heaton lost ground as they succumbed to a 108-run home loss to New Farnley. Farnley scored an imposing 265-5 batting first as Billy Whitford scored a superb 105. Despite a blistering 41 from Imran Dawood at the top of the Hanging Heaton reply, wickets fell at regular intervals and the run chase fell short on 157 all out.

Pudsey St Lawrence are just four points behind Hanging Heaton after a hard-fought two-wicket win at Gomersal. Chasing the home side’s 201-9 keeper Jack Allman scored a 41-ball 63 and despite a late flurry of wickets the target was reached for the loss of eight wickets. Gomersal are still in the drop zone despite running St Lawrence close.

Ossett are on the brink of relegation as they suffered another heavy defeat this time sliding to a 181-run defeat at home to Batley. Adnan Mahmood (66) and Imran Patel (61) helped Batley to 294 before Mehtab Hussain took 5-36 as the basement side were dismissed for 113.

East Bierley slipped closer to the relegation trapdoor as they were defeated by 64 runs at home to Bowling Old Lane. In a low- scoring game Old Lane struggled to 119 with no batsman making more than 18 as Ross Monaghan took 5-26. Bierley found the going even tougher as they were bowled out for 55 with Adam Zahid taking 4-36.

Yeadon’s resurgence continued as they returned from Pudsey Congs with a 63-run win. Batting first Yeadon made 183-5 with Andy Pickering anchoring the innings with 85. Nick Darfield then took 4-33 as the Congs reply fell short on 120.

Championship One

The top of the table has a different look to it after the double weekend which saw Morley lose both their games and Baildon win theirs.

On Saturday, Morley fell to a seven- wicket home defeat to Bradford & Bingley. Batting first Morley were dismissed for 169 with Ryan Dowse making 56 but Muhammed Shakoor’s 6-49 set up the Wagon Laners win. Will Grace scored an excellent undefeated 91 to guide Bingley home.

On Sunday Morley lost by 108 runs at Carlton. The home side reached 186-6 in their 45 overs with Daniel Sampson making 65 before Michael Hodgkins took 5-37 to dismiss the former leaders for just 78.

Farsley are now top after winning on Saturday but could be further clear at the top had the weather not intervened on Sunday. On Saturday only Tom Daniels stood in their way for East Ardsley as he scored 75 not out in his side’s 112. This wasn’t to be enough as the Red Laners reached their target for the loss of four wickets.

After bowling out nine-man Bankfoot for 114 on Sunday, their reply was cut short thanks to the weather at 66-1 to deprive the leaders of an almost certain victory.

Baildon moved into second place with two comfortable victories. Firstly, an easy nine-wicket win at Wrenthorpe after the home side were dismissed for just 77, Daniel Hunt taking 4-20.

They followed up by beating Undercliffe by 10 wickets at home. Undercliffe were skittled for just 94 with youngster Will Kelly taking 5-24 before Keon Dalladay scored an unbeaten 65 in the run chase.

Wakefield St Michael’s are still winless after their double weekend losing by five wickets at Cleckheaton on Saturday despite Nick McMahon’s 64 as Ethan Lee returned impressive figures of 5-8 before Shahid Rehman scored an unbeaten 57.

On Sunday they lost to second bottom Methley by 141 runs at home. Methley stacked up 259-5 with David Winter scoring 101 and Jake Smart making an unbeaten 59. St Michael’s then crumbled to 118 all out

Methley had slipped to a 12-run defeat on Saturday at Carlton failing to overhaul the home side’s 169.

Wrenthorpe followed up their heavy defeat on Saturday with a four-wicket loss at Cleckheaton to slide closer to the drop zone. Patrick Green (58) and Kabir Bashir (52) helped Wrens to 190-6 but Richard Noble’s 73 helped Cleck over the line.

Bradford & Bingley followed up their impressive win on Saturday with a three-wicket success at East Ardsley. Nine-man Ardsley were grateful to Josh Wild (64) and Mr Extras (51) in their 169 all out and despite a spirited effort in the field, Bingley got home for the loss of seven wickets.

Despite struggling for players on Sunday, Bankfoot had no such issues on Saturday as they defeated Undercliffe by 64 runs. Batting first Bankfoot made an impressive 233-4 with Khalid Rehman (64), Jordan Tailford (57) and Josh Marsden (51no) passing fifty. Rehman then did the damage with the ball taking 4-25 as Undercliffe were dismissed for 169.

Championship Two

Keighley have the champagne on ice as they now hold a 56-point lead at the top of the table. Third bottom Liversedge were their latest victims as they cruised to a 193-run win at home.

Hammy Shazad (71), Sam Murphy (65) and Ahtasham Raza (54) all scored at a blistering pace as the leaders piled on 302-8. Dillon Birkett then took 4-25 as the away side could only reach 109.

Northowram Fields are second but fell to a three-wicket defeat at Townville. Fields made a respectable 185-7 with Sam Foster making an unbeaten 56 but this wasn’t enough as the home side reached the target for the loss of nseve wickets.

Former second-placed side Scholes dropped to fourth after they conceded to Spen Victoria.

Altofts are third after they defeated bottom side Azaad by six wickets. Azaad made a competitive 182 but will have been kicking themselves as at one stage they were 144-1 with Sikander Khan (75) and Mohammed Younas (57) in the runs.

Callum Nuttall then turned the match taking 6-42 allowing Sam Denison (78no) to help chase down the victory target for the loss of four wickets.

Birstall are fifth after they defeated Hartshead Moor by 88 runs at home. Sean Twohig made a determined 56 not out in the home side’s 134-7 before youngster Miles Craven took an incredible 7-6 to bowl out Hartshead Moor for just 46.

Brighouse won the other game defeating Hopton Mills at home by a huge 226 run margin.

Conference

Jer Lane are just two wins from promotion after a 61-run win at East Leeds. Batting first the leaders made 213-8 with Umar Dawood (68) and Abubakar Dawood (57) in the runs. Daniel Thewlis made 51 in the reply but it wasn’t enough to get his side over the line.

Oulton look favourites to join Jer Lane in Championship Two after defeating their nearest rivals Adwalton at home by 39 runs. Simon Bagnall took 5-52 but couldn’t prevent Oulton reaching 182 and this proved to be enough as Oliver Brown took 5-39 as the run chase fell short on 143.

Fourth-placed Buttershaw St Paul’s had an easy 159-run win at home to Hunslet Nelson. St Paul’s made 259-8 with Pritesh Lad (56), Safdar Khan (55) and Simon McDermott (55) all reaching half centuries. The total would have been greater had it not been for Daniel Brooke-Mawson who took 4-38. The Nelson reply then subsided to 100 all out.

Gildersome & Farnley Hill are fifth thanks to a 77-run home win over Rodley. Rian Hoey (93no), Sufiyan Zaman (62no) and Matt Botha (50) were all in the runs as the home side made 235-2 in their 40 overs. Rodley were always behind the rate in reply and were eventually bowled out for 158.

Crossbank Methodists had an easy afternoon at home to Windhill & Daisy Hill. Andrew Clough returned brilliant figures of 8-15 as the bottom side were bowled out for a paltry 31. Meths then lost onewicket in the small run chase.

Sandal won the other game in the division defeating Heckmondwike & Carlinghow by three    wickets away from home. The hosts reached 169-9 with Ilyas Hashmi making 53 before Chris Gibson scored an unbeaten 53 to see the away side to the win.