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Batley secure their place in Premier final

Batley secure their place in Premier final

Batley secured their place in the Gordon Rigg Second Teams Premier League Cup final with a convincing 137-run win over Gomersal.

They will now face Bradford & Bingley next Saturday after seeing off the only team who could prevent them from topping the East Section.

Solid batting from Seif Hussain (52), Umar Mirza (49) and Imran Ravat (37) guided them to a score of 202-7 which proved too big a challenge for Gomersal. They were bowled out for 63 with Waqas Mirza taking 3-25 and Saqif Ridwan (3-5).

Baildon will be at home to Pudsey Congs in the Division One final after clinching top spot in the West Section with a 130-run win over Cleckheaton.

Daniel Hunt (48) and Ross Todd (38no) guided Baildon to 175-7 despite Cleckheaton’s young bowler Sam Bailey taking 3-27. Cleckheaton crumbled to 45 all out in reply as spinner Jamie Abbott picked up 3-3.

The game between East Ardsley and Methley lasted just 24.4 overs with the home side winning by six wickets in a contest where 14 wickets fell for just 61 runs.

Methley were rolled over for just 30 with Richard Butcher taking 5-3 while East Ardsley lost four wickets knocking off the runs.

Liversedge brought their Division Two West Section campaign to a happy end with a three-wicket win over Birstall.

Rayhan Shahzad (52no) and Mark Goodall (33no) helped them pass the Birstall score of `133-7 which included 38 from James Mistry and 33 by Noah Chapman. Goodall was the pick of the bowlers with 3-21.

Scholes secured their place in the Division Three final with a six-wicket win over Hunslet Nelson. Sajid Khan took 3-9 as they bowled out Nelson for 54 on their way to securing an away game at Crossbank Methodists next week.

Hunslet Nelson bounced back to record a 39-run at Gildersome & Farnley Hill on Sunday. Teenage all-rounder Sam Thewlis played a key role in their success scoring 49 before taking 5-41 with his leg spin.

Thewlis and Archie Haddon (71) provided the bulk of Hunslet Nelson's 193-7 as Liam Pearson (3-38) posed the main threat for Gildersome & Farnley Hill.

Gethin Clarke (59) and Dominic Clay (32) gave Gildersome & Farnley Hill hope of chasing down the Nelson sclore before Thewlis made his mark. 

Buttershaw St Paul’s finished with a win as they chased down Spen Victoria’s 215-6 with five wickets still intact.

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