Jer Lane v Pudsey Congs
Jer Lane have been crowned Second Teams Premier Division champions just four years after joining the league.
They have climbed from the bottom division to the very top with tittle wins in each of the divisions they have contested.
It is an impressive and well-deserved achievement for a team that has shown exactly what can be achieved with a lot of hard work and determination.
They secured the Premier Division crown with a 146-run win over Pudsey Congs. Miraj Khan (99), Haseeb Rehman (55) and Umar Dawood (52) led the way as they post a total of 280-8 despite the efforts of Congs’ skipper Adam Patrick (5-57).
Congs struggled in reply with only Joe Stolarski (33) and Vas Rajagopalan (33no) making an impression as they were dismissed for 134. Arslaan Mahmood (4-27) and Ijy Dar (3-44) took the bowling honours as Jer Lane completed their amazing journey from the bottom division to the summit of second team cricket.
Jer Lane's championship winning team Picture: Mick Varley
East Bierley v Woodlands
Priestley Shield winners Woodlands had to settle for runners up after suffering a 34-run defeat to already relegated East Bierley in their final game.
They had East Bierley in trouble at 39-8 after Nathan Bromby (5-43) and Kieran Rodger (3-33) struck, but the home side hit back with a powerful sting in the tail.
Tom Hoyle smashed five sixes and 11 fours while making 83 from number 10 and was supported by Hamza Saeed (39) as East Bierley finished on 162.
Woodlands never looked like knocking off the runs despite 45 from Cieran Garner. Dan Abbott (4-23) and Ross Monaghan (3-54) were the pick of the bowlers. The win enabled East Bierley to finish second bottom.
Gomersal v New Farnley
Gomersal’s miserable season ended in a 10-wicket defeat to dropped them to the bottom of the Premier Division and in to Division One for next year
They were bowled out for just 58 as spinner Sam Barraclough (4-22) and Chris Blackburn (3-11) ran through their batting. Phillips was unbeaten on 47 when New Farnley knocked off the runs.
Morley v Hanging Heaton
Morley completed their late escape from relegation with a four-wicket win over the 2021 champions.
Harish Krishnesh continued his good form by taking 3-32 as Hanging Heaton were bowled out for 161, a total which owed much to the efforts of Craig Russell (73).
Morley had to battle hard for the win with Aryan Singh making 38. Jamie Baulk was the best of the bowlers with 3-28.
Bankfoot v Pudsey St Lawrence
Bankfoot recorded their third straight win as they overcame Pudsey St Lawrence by 126 runs.
Muhammad Sudase (67), Abu Hurairah Senior (56) and Samad Rahman (47) helped them make 260-9. Adam Frost was the best of the St Lawrence bowlers with 3-51.
St Lawrence were dismissed for 134 with Brian Devine (38) offering the only resistance as Rahman returned figures of 5-22.
Batley v Bowling Old Lane
Batley rounded off their season with a 26-run win over Bowling Old Lane. Sufyan Patel (67), Muhammad Faizan (53) and Haseeb Hashmi (34no) helped them post a score of 247-9 against a bowling attack led by Rashid Ramzan (3-36) and Umar Zubair (3-43).
Premier Division Stats of the day
Top team total: 280-8 Jer Lane v Pudsey Congs
Top individual score: 99 Miraj Khan (Jer Lane v Pudsey Congs)
Best Bowling figures: 5-22 Samad Rahman (Bankfoot v Pudsey St Lawrence.
Season’s top stats
Top team total: 345-7 Jer Lane v Morley
Top individual score: 174no Miraj Khan (Jer Lane v Batley)
Best Bowling figures: 7-32 Haroon Mahmood (Jer Lane v Morley)
Lightcliffe v Hartshead Moor
Lightcliffe secured an immediate return to the Premier Division after securing maximum points for their six-wicket win over Hartshead Moor.
The victory saw them finish two points ahead of Bradford & Bingley and the players who set up the crucial last-day win were Ryan Beeforth (6-48) and Marcus Kelly (4-37). Their efforts enabled their side to dismiss Hartshead Moor for 170 despite the efforts of Nick Ward (68) and Andrew Croft (53).
Opener Michael Brooke (33) provided runs at the top of the order before Evan Edwards (49no) and Finn Brookes (38no) steered their side home.
Cleckheaton v Bradford & Bingley
Bradford & Bingley missed out on promotion for the third successive season despite defeating Cleckheaton by two wickets.
After Reece Cockshott (4-51) and Lewis Brown (3-40) helped their side dismiss Cleckheaton for 164, Scott Price making 45, Bradford & Bingley struggled to knock off the runs. Matthew Swallow (32 was their top scorer as they edged home despite the efforts of Hudson Rowan (3-44).
Yeadon v Baildon
Baildon’s hopes of promotion were extinguished as they went down to a four-wicket defeat at Yeadon.
Their total of 152, which included 65 by Sam Woledge-Wilkinson was insufficient thanks to the efforts of Abu Bakar Siddiq (5-31).
Daniel Hall was unbeaten on 79 when Yeadon secured victory. Daniel Hunt took 3-39 for Baildon.
Farsley captain Ryan Blackburn with the Division One championship trophy Picture: David Young
Farsley v Carlton
Champions Farsley received the Division Two trophy before the game and celebrated with a 49-run win at Red Lane.
Despite Heinz Petzold returning the day’s best bowling figures of 8-30, Farsley made 190 thanks to Richard Sutcliffe (43no), James Hoyland (36) and Ryan Blackburn (33).
Kesar Arshad (5-25) and Ryan Blackburn (3-34) led the way as Farsley dismissed their rivals for 141. Simon Parker finished 54 not out while James Cooper scored 34.
The Division One champions Farsley Picture: David Young
Methley v East Ardsley
Joe Hall took 5-57 as East Ardsley bowled out Methley for 190 to secure a 23-run win. George Ellis (35), Jake McCaffrey (34) and Brad Walker (33) were the top scorers for Methley.
Matt Redgwick (71) received support from Dom Kinder (30) and Corey Calvert (30) as East Ardsley made 213 when they batted first. Finlay Rooke (3-38) and Jake Smart (3-48) were Methley’s best bowlers.
Great Preston v Townville
Relegated Great Preston said goodbye to Division One with a 79-run win over Townville. Richard White (3-11) and Sam Holmes (3-18) helped them bowl out their opponents for 121 despite Niall Charles making 48.
Great Preston’s score of 200 was built around the contributions of Richard Gandy (55), Jamie Wills (46) and Daniel Ogden (42) as Rose Hodkinson (3-37) and Tom Mellor (3-16) posed the man threat.
Division One Stats of the day
Top team total: 213 East Ardsley v Methley
Top individual score: 79no Daniel Hall (Yeadon v Baildon)
Best Bowling figures: 8-30 Heinz Petzold (Carlton v Farsley)
Season’s top stats
Top team total: 444 Bradford & Bingley v Great Preston
Top individual score: 221 Matthew Swallow (Bradford & Bingley v Great Preston)
Best Bowling figures: 8-23 Elliot Hallas (Cleckheaton v Baildon)
Altofts v Undercliffe
Undercliffe snatched promotion with a dramatic three-run win over an Altofts side battling with them to secure second place.
Usman Fareed (4-16) and Abdul Hameed (4-26) helped them bowl out Altofts for 109 as they defended a modest score of 112. Steve Rigby (32) top scored for the home side.
Absar Hussain (44) was the man responsible for Undercliffe getting to 112 after David Robson (4-6) and Darren Sharp (3-43) posed problems.
Ossett v Liversedge
Dan Busfield hit four sixes and 14 fours while making 1 as04 not out in an unbroken fourth wicket stand of 146 with Ben Squires (80) as Ossett made 247-4 in their 120-run win. Liversedge were dismissed for 127 with Leigh Learie taking 3-21.
Birstall v Keighley
Mohammed Abbas impressed with 7-20 as Keighley bowled out Birstall for 91 on their way to an eight-wicket win. Jamie Wilmshurst (40no) and Mohammad Hussain (30) guided them to their victory target.
Wakefield St Michael’s v Northowram Fields
James Norcliffe made an unbeaten 69 from 27 balls to power Northowram Field to a six-wicket win. He smashed seven sixes plus five fours and was supported by Callum Phillipson (36).
St Michael’s made 142 with John Holland (56) and Justin Ledger (41) providing the bulk of the runs. Jacob Reeday (4-31) and Daniel Shahid (3-8) were the key wicket takers.
Brighouse v Buttershaw St Paul’s
Champions Brighouse showed no mercy for relegated Buttershaw St Paul’s as they dismissed them for 71 before racing to a seven-wicket win. Zafar Mahmood (6-30) and Mohammed Imran (3-37) ran through the Saints batting. Mohammed Bajwa hit 38 as Brighouse eased to victory.
Division Two Stats of the day
Top team total: 247-4 Ossett v Liversedge
Top individual score: 104no Dan Busfield (Ossett v Liversedge)
Best Bowling figures: 6-30 Zafar Mahmood (Buttershaw St Paul’s v Brighouse)
Season’s top stats:
Top team total: 396-6 Liversedge v Buttershaw St Paul’s
Top individual score: 182 Will Atkin (Liversedge v Buttershaw St Paul’s)
Best Bowling figures: 9-33 Zafar Mahmood (Brighouse v Keighley)
East Leeds captain Shamoon Mushtaq with the championship trophy Picture: David Young
Heckmondwike & Carlinghow v East Leeds
East Leeds secured the Division Three title with a comprehensive ten-wicket win over the nine men of Heckmondwike & Carlinghow. Shamraz Hussain took 3-18 as the home side were skittled out for 58. Shamas Hussain was unbeaten on 44 when East Leeds secured victory.
Scholes v Hunslet Nelson
Hunslet Nelson will join East Leeds in Division Two next year after dismissing Scholes for 52 on their way to an eight-wicket win. Joshua Morris (5-16) and Patrick Hinchliffe (3-13) set up the win.
Gildersome & Farnley Hill v Spen Victoria
Gildersome & Farnley Hill rounded off their campaign on a winning note. Despite Jerome Austin and Shahzad Riaz both scoring 42, Spen Victoria were dismissed for 118 thanks to the efforts of Chris Dawson (4-31) and Kavan Patel (3-4).
Maddy Jamil scored 33 as Gildersome & Farnley Hill eased to a five-wicket success. Haris Mahmood took 3-32 for Spen Victoria.
Windhill & Daisy Hill v Crossbank Methodists
Andrew Smith (5-38) enabled Windhill & Daisy Hill to dismiss Crossbank Methodists for 117 as they secured a six-wicket win. Graeme Crabtree made 56 not out to steer them to victory.
Wrenthorpe v Rodley
Patrick Green was in fine all-round form as Wrenthorpe defeated Rodley by 63 runs. He top scored with 46 in his side’s 146-8 and produced a match-winning burst of 7-13 as Rodley perished for 83
Crossflatts v Adwalton
Crossflatts saw their hopes of winning promotion disappear despite ending their campaign with a 23-run win. James Powell (61) and Dan Trowers (38) helped them make 198 despite the efforts of Neil Laycock (5-46) and Akmal Saleem (3-31).
Adwalton were dismissed for 175 with Hadi Butt scoring 77 and Chris Curtis (33). Charlotte Boulton (4-34) and Archie Brooksbank (4-45) took the bowling honours.
Division Three Stats of the day
Top team total: 198 Crossflatts v Adwalton
Top individual score: 77 Hadi Butt (Adwalton v Crossflatts)
Best Bowling figures: 7-13 Patrick Green (Wrenthorpe v Rodley)
Season’s top stats
Top team total: 373-6 Crossflatts v Adwalton
Top individual score: 181no Peter Jackson (Spen Victoria v Wrenthorpe)
Best Bowling figures: 8-30 Kavan Patel (Gildersome & Farnley Hill v Spen Victoria)
The Division Three champions East Leeds Picture: David Young
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