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Clee gives Woodlands the edge

Clee gives Woodlands the edge

Woodlands edged one point ahead of Hanging Heaton in the Second Teams Premier Division title race after Tom Clee inspired them to a seven-wicket win over Bowling Old Lane.

Clee took 6-39 as Old Lane were bowled out for 133 and made an unbeaten 43 as Woodlands eased to their target.

Evergreen Nicky Rushworth (41) also made valuable runs for Woodlands while Sajid Khan (45) was Old Lane’s top scorer.

James Byrne was the star turn as Hanging Heaton gained 19 points for their 62-run win over Morley. After hitting an unbeaten 76 in his side’s score of 215-8, Byrne followed up by taking 3-33 as he and Chris Goodair (4-47) helped bowl out Morley for 153.

Jamie Baulk (45) was the other main contributor for Hanging Heaton while Nav Siddique (33) led the Morley reply.

Third-placed New Farnley are handily placed if the top two slip up. They are 13 points adrift of Hanging Heaton and 14 behind Woodlands.

New Farnley made 241-5 against Lightcliffe with opener Andrew Langley (85), Mark Lawson (66) and Tom Lilley (39no) leading the way.

Lightcliffe had no answer to the bowling of Mark Lawson (5-34) and Josh Marsden (3-8) as they were bowled out for 60 to lose by 181 runs.

Yeadon remain in the bottom two despite their 63-run win over Baildon which featured an unbeaten 106 from Anthony Gilks. He hit five sixes and six fours as he dominated his side’s total of 200-7.

Baildon, who are now just eight points above Yeadon, were dismissed for 137. Daniel Bailey (39) and Ross Todd (31) top scored against a bowling attack in which Tom Johnson took 3-18 and Alex Robinson (3-68).

It was a bad day for the two Pudsey clubs as they both suffered heavy defeats. Congs were bowled out for 67 as they suffered a six-wicket defeat at Batley. Saqif Ridwan (3-10) and Vakas Mirza (3-20) did much of the damage.

St Lawrence were dismissed for 78 as they went down to a 101-run defeat against East Bierley. The Saints would have been in an even sorrier plight if Oliver Ashford hadn’t made 52. Reece Clark (4-19) and Ross Monaghan (3-14) took the bowling honours.

Dan Abbott (45) and James Tucker (42) helped East Bierley to post 180-9, despite the efforts of Adam Frost (4-60).

Championship One

Bradford & Bingley’s lead is nine points after rain prevented a result in their match at Cleckheaton.

The contest looked to be heading for a close finish with Bradford & Bingley 153-7 in reply to Cleckheaton’s 184.

Skipper Elliot Hallas led the way with 78 for Cleckheaton while teenager Matthew Swallow (54) and experienced warren Allitt (40) led the Bradford & Bingley reply.

A fine century from skipper Matthew Barnes couldn’t spare second-placed Gomersal from a two-wicket defeat against Northowram Fields.

Barnes struck a six and 15 fours as he helped his side to a score of 248-9. Jason Smith (3-34) was the pick of the bowlers and he backed his efforts up by making 59 not out in the successful run chase. Charlie Holt-Conway (42), Calllum Phillipson (39) and James Norcliffe (35) all made important contributions.

Third-placed East Ardsley had a comfortable eight-wicket win over Bankfoot. Slow bowler Mark Heald took 4-39 as Bankfoot were dismissed for 109. Dave Kibler was unbeaten on 49 when East Ardsley reached their target.

Methley opener Alex Cree was in splendid form as they defeated Undercliffe by 136 runs. Cree made 121 not out, an innings containing a six and 16 fours to guide his side to 289-5. Mohammed Usman (49), Dave Winter (34) and Jake Smartt (33) gave good support.

Abu Hurrairah (54) was the one Undercliffe batsman to make an impression as they were bowled out for 153, with Robert Clegg taking 5-57.

Kesar Arshad (4-36) and Wasif Iqbal (4-32) helped Farsley bowl out Carlton for 103 before Jamie Blackburn (43) guided them to a six-wicket win.

Keighley climbed out of the bottom two at the expense of Ossett who they defeated by 14 runs. Alex Towler’s unbeaten 57 and 34 by Adam Qurbon helped Keighley to 147-6 despite the efforts of Conor Andrews 4-34). Joe Hitch made 39 as Ossett were dismissed for 133, Harthik Patel taking 3-22.

Championship Two

Jer Lane retained their six-point lead after recording an emphatic 149-run win over Townville which earned them a maximum 20 points.

They made the day’s highest score of 310-7 before dismissing their rivals for 161 to stay ahead of Great Preston in the race for promotion.

Danny Harwood struck three sixes and 11 fours while making an unbeaten 111 which powered Great Preston to 253-9 against Scholes.

Steve West (3-17) and Shabir Ellahi (3-57) toiled away for Scholes who were bowled out for 140. Neil Kellett top scored with 39 as David Illingworth picked up 3-29.

Lee Peter (4-32) and Shoaib Baig (3-41) helped Birstall dismiss Wakefield St Michael’s for 117 on their way to a five-wicket win. Miraj Khan (42) led the run chase.

Half-centuries from Will Pickard (75) and Gavin Dyson (62) helped Oulton to 221-7 as they defeated Altofts by 68 runs. Elliot Carter (49) and Louis Holt (41) top scored as Altofts were dismissed for 153 with Oliver Brown bagging 5-50.

Brighouse bowled out bottom team Spen Victoria for 117 on their way to a three-wicket win, while the two remaining games were weather affected draws.

Wrenthorpe looked in a strong position after Nathan Ellis (85), Kabir Bashir (67no) and Patrick Green (54) powered them to 257-4. Liversedge were 52-2 when play was halted.

Neil Harrison’s 59 helped Hopton Mills to make 188 as three Hartshead moor bowlers Robert Swift, Jeff Wind and Jack Baldwin took three wickets each. Hartshead Moor were 128-6 in reply.


Sandal returned to the top of the Conference after their five-wicket win at Rodley.

They took full advantage of previous table-toppers Buttershaw St Paul’s having a free day as they restricted Rodley to 137-8 before easing to victory.

There was a tie in the match between Hunslet Nelson and nine-man Adwalton. Tom Brooke Mawson made 39 as Hunslet Nelson were dismissed for 100 and picked up 3-21 as Adwalton were bowled out for the same score.

Defeat was hard on Akmal Saleem after he took 5-30 for Adwalton and was dismissed when the scored were level.

On a day of close finishes, Windhill & Daisy Hill chased down a Crossbank Methodists score of 153 to win by two wickets, while Gildersome & Farnley Hill overcame east Leeds by three wickets.

Sam Thewlis (52), Rajab Ali (43) and dan Thewlis (34) helped East Leeds to 187. Josh Sturgess took
4-54 and followed up with 30 as Gildersome & Farnley Hill bagged the win.

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