Jer Lane after receiving the Division One championship trophy Picture: Mick Varley
Pudsey Congs v Jer Lane
Pudsey Congs are back in the Premier Division after defeating champions Jer Lane for the second time this season to secure the second promotion place.
Slow bowler Ryan Heptinstall (5-8) capitalised on the early breakthroughs from Jamie Allen (4-33) as Jer Lane were bowled out for just 96. The last five wickets fell for just 15 runs as Deron Greaves (36) was the only batsman to resist for long.
Opener Callum Oliver hit an unbeaten 60 as Congs romped to a nine-wicket win in just 25.3 overs.
Carlton v Morley
Carlton did all they could to keep the promotion race alive by securing 20 points from a 79-run win over Morley, but Congs’ win meant their efforts were in vain.
Half centuries from Kershaski John Lewis (59), Daniel White (52) and Farrukh Alam (51) helped Carlton post a total of 292. Spinner David Nebard was again the best of the Morley bowlers with 5-62.
Liam Thomas (49) led the Morley reply of 215 while Joel Murnan (38) and Henry Rush (32) added useful contributions. Alam (4-48) was the best of Carlton’s bowlers.
Keighley v Birstall
Keighley’s relegation was confirmed as they suffered a four-wicket defeat in their final game.
Batting first, they were bowled out for 175 with Adam Smith (39) and Simon Bailey (38) the top scorers as Jaymish Patel picked up 4-21.
Matthew Dyson made 50 as Birstall edged to victory despite the efforts of Billy Whitford (3-47)
Undercliffe v Wrenthorpe
Wrenthorpe ended their season on a high as they recorded their first win in their final game – but only just. After 21 defeats they edged home by one wicket at Intake Road to take some solace after suffering a second successive relegation.
Haseeb Ahmed (3-19), Mohammed Usman (3-29) and Kabir Bashir (3-40) helped Wrenthorpe bowl out Undercliffe for 135, Byron Boshoff making 38.
An unbeaten 52 from wicketkeeper Sam Johnson enabled them to creep over the winning line after spinner Jude Roberts (5-57) had induced a few jitters.
Baildon v Gomersal
James Ford continued his fine end of season form with 62 as Baildon chased down a Gomersal score of 190 to win by seven wickets. Skipper Dwayne Heke (41no) and Mounam Ejaz (31no) assisted in the successful run chase.
Jonathan Boynton (66) top scored for Gomersal while Lewis Edmond chipped in with 33. Umar Zahoor (3-52) and Abdullah Khan (3-57) were the pick of the Baildon bowlers.
East Ardsley v East Bierley
Paul Martin took 5-59 as East Bierley rounded off their campaign with a 13-run win over Easy Ardsley who live to fight another day in Division One.
Martin had earlier scored 52 as he and Andrew Duckworth (55) were backed up by Sam Wilby (36) in a total of 229-6.
Daniel McTiernan (56), Oliver Appleyard (44) and James Van Der Merwe (35) were the main contributors to East Ardsley’s 216.
Top team total: 294 Carlton v Morley
Top individual score: 66 Jonathan Boynton (Gomersal v Baildon)
Best Bowling figures: 5-8 Ryan Heptinstall (Pudsey Congs v Jer Lane)
Division One Stats of the season
Top team total: 398-7 Gomersal v Wrenthorpe
Top individual score: 162no James Ford (Baildon v Wrenthorpe)
Best Bowling figures: 7-39 Nisar Ahmad (East Bierley v Gomersal)
Sandal captain Kristian Shuttleworth with the Division Two championship trophy Picture: Ray Spencer
Hunslet Nelson v Yeadon
Yeadon secured promotion to Division One with a 45-run win at Hunslet Nelson. Gulsheraz Ahmed (41) and Andrew Robinson (31) helped the visitors to a total of 145 against tight bowling from Will Stiff (3-20) and Sam Thewlis (3-30).
Nelson were bowled out for 100 with Paul Machell taking 3-15, Alastair Finn was top scorer with 35.
The championship winning Sandal side Picture: Ray Spencer
Sandal v Hopton Mills
Champions Sandal were a team in a hurry, After receiving the Division Two trophy before the game they blasted out Hopton Mills for just 65 with opening bowler Sam Noden rounding off his fine individual season with 6-38 and spinner Zaeem Zulfqar picking up 3-8.
Keron Persaud was unbeaten on 32 when Sandal wrapped up an emphatic eight-wicket win.
Hartshead Moor v Lightcliffe
Opener Alex Stead hit a century as third place Lightcliffe defeated Hartshead Moor by 73 runs. Stead’s 101 contained three sixes plus seven fours and took him past 1,000 runs in a season for the first time. He was backed up by Rob Edmond (93) while Joe Bowman was the most successful bowler with 4-93 as Lightcliffe finished on 279-6.
Hartshead Moor’s reply was led by Chris Swift (59) and Hasnat Yousaf (32) but they fell short of their target as they were bowled out for 206, Finlay Hill taking 4-24.
Northowram Fields v Wakefield St Michael’s
There was a record-breaking run feast at Northowram Fields where a total of 815 runs were scored – the highest match aggregate since the formation of the Bradford Premier League in 2016.
The Northowram Fields score of 506-6 is also the best in the league’s seven seasons. Experienced batsman Richard Gould (163), an innings containing 15 sixes and 11 fours, led the spree while Australian Harry Hauenstein made a fine 146 (12 sixes and seven fours) as the pair shared 238 for the third wicket.
Kyle Welsh (69), and George Bickle (50) all added to the suffering of the St Michael’s bowlers.
Relegated St Michael’s responded with 309-8, their highest score of the season, thanks to Myles Wood (95), Spesande Nomlala (46no), Bradley Wood (45) and a generous offering of 51 extras as they went down to a 197-run defeat.
Bowling Old Lane v Great Preston
Relegated Great Preston were skittled out for just 77 as they suffered a five-wicket defeat at Birch Lane. Hazrat Abbas took 4-28 as Great Preston’s difficult season was brough to an end.
Buttershaw St Paul’s v Crossflatts
Alex Bradbury (5-25) and Wasim Hussain (3-6) bowled out Buttershaw St Paul’s for 73 as Crossflatts completed a 181-run win. Amer Ayoub (37) offered the only resistance.
Hussain (69), Tinashe Gomwe (39) and Ruan Van Rooyen (31) helped Crossflatts to 254-8 when they batted first. Ayoub (3-40) and Zafar Jadoon (3-52) posed the main threat
Division Two Stats of the day
Top team total: 506-6 Northowram Fields v Wakefield St Michael’s
Top individual score: 163 Richard Gould (Northowram Fields v Wakefield St Michael’s)
Best Bowling figures: 6-38 Sam Noden (Sandal v Hopton Mills)
Division Two Stats of the season
Top team total: 506-6 Northowram Fields v Wakefield St Michael’s
Top individual score: 152 Isaac Dikgale (Lightcliffe v Hopton Mills)
Best Bowling figures: 8-24 Hazrat Abbas (Bowling Old Lane v Hartshead Moor)
Liversedge v Scholes
Champions Liversedge broke through the 400 point barrier as they defeated Scholes four wickets to end any hope their opponents had of being promoted with them.
Parvaise Khan (5-35) and Adam Clarke (4-48) helped bowl out Scholes for 155 despite the determined efforts of Sikander Mahmood (42) and Neil Kellett (40).
Liversedge were taken to victory by Wajid Hussain (45), Graeme Winn (41no) and Khan (35) as Sikander Mahmood (3-27) posed the main threat.
East Leeds v Heckmondwike & Carlinghow
Heckmondwike & Carlinghow secured the second promotion place after chasing down an East Leeds score of 254 to win by five wickets.
Usman Qureshi (54no), Hamza Shahzad (53), Nikhil Thakur (45) and Qamar Shahzad (34) led the successful run chase.
Zahid Tarvaz (57) and Shayan Khan (34) were the best of the East Leeds batsmen as Thakur picked up 4-57.
Spen Victoria v Gildersome & Farnley Hill
Jordan Edmondson impressed with 6-18 as Gildersome & Farnley Hill defended a total of 111 to secure a four-run win. Spen Victoria lost their last nine wickets for 36 after opener Corey Roebuck’s dismissal for 57. Chris Harris picked up 3-43.
The pick of the Spen Bowlers was Jonathan Elstub 4-40.
Crossbank Methodists v Windhill & Daisy Hill
Crossbank Methodists signed off with only their second win of the season as Lewis Lockwood (52) and Gavin Harrison (45) helped them overhaul the Windhill & Daisy Hill score of 152 to triumph by seven wickets.
Shoaib Iqbal (69) was the mainstay of the Windhill & Daisy Hill innings as Shahzad Khalil returned figures of 4-54.
Rodley v Altofts
Rodley marked their final game before leaving the league with a 56-run win. Jacques Moss (4-36) and Tom Ritchie (3-21) enabled them to bowl out Altofts for 184, a score which featured 45 from Jabari Mills and 32 from opener Andrew Wood.
The victory was set up by the efforts of Curtis Sugden (54no), Gary Sagar (40) and James Bradbury (34) as a total of 240-8 was posted.
Adwalton v Brighouse
Adwalton secured a thrilling one-wicket win as Will Cutt (45), Matthew Donohoe (35), Matty Waller (33) and Anas Imtiaz (33) enabled them to squeeze past the Brighouse score of 242-9 despite Muhammad Nadeem taking 3-24.
Omar Malik (66), Zain Jansed (39) and Sohail Akram (30no) were the main contributors for Brighouse. Andrew Ingham picked up six wickets at a personal cost of 119 runs.
Division Three Stats of the day
Top team total: 255-5 Heckmondwike & Carlinghow v East Leeds
Top individual score: 69 Shoaib Iqbal (Windhill & Daisy Hill v Crossbank Methodists
Best Bowling figures: 6-18 Jordan Edmondson (Gildersome & Farnley Hill v Spen Victoria)
Division Three Stats of the season
Top team total: 431-9 Spen Victoria v Adwalton
Top individual score: 195 Matthew Donohoe (Adwalton v Spen Victoria)
Best Bowling figures: 8-30 Greg Keywood (Scholes v Gildersome & Farnley Hill)
League photographer Ray Spencer called in at Lightcliffe this week to catch a glimpse of the...