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Dowse skittles St Michael's as Morley go top

Dowse skittles St Michael's as Morley go top

Paceman Matthew Dowse produced a stunning spell of 8-20 to propel Morley to the top of the All Rounder Cricket Bradford Premier League Championship One table.

Wakefield St Michael’s had no answer to the paceman’s new-ball burst as they were shot out for just 50. Mitchell Forsyth (34) was the only batsman to offer any prolonged resistance.

Skipper Matthew Baxter struck an unbeaten 40 as Morley wrapped-up a 10-wicket win which earned them a maximum haul of 20 points.

Gomersal are two points behind Morley after the first two games following their 66-run victory at Ossett.

Bowlers Richard Wear (4-12), Paul Wookey (3-19) and Chris Rhodes (3-40) held the key to their side’s success, combining to dismiss Ossett for 113.

Joe Finnigan top scored with 36 after earlier taking 4-34 as Gomersal made 179 batting first. Left-arm spinner Matthew Varley (3-48) also bowled well while Liam Thomas’s unbeaten 44 proved to be an important contribution for Gomersal.

New signing Yasir Ali produced a match-winning performance for Pudsey Congs as they defeated East Bierley by three wickets.

He took 5-26 as East Bierley were bowled out for 169 and followed up by striking a six and 10 fours in an innings of 95 that dominated the successful run chase.

Sami Ullah’s unbeaten 103 helped Batley to a two-wicket win at Jenny Lane where they chased down Baildon’s score of 173.

Ullah punctuated his innings with four sixes and 11 fours and made sure they got over the line despite the efforts of Simon Bailey (3-38).

The Baildon innings featured a fine knock of 91 from Blair Oakley who countered the menace of the impressive Mohammad Shahnawaz (5-42) and Tariq Hussain (3-48).

Newly-promoted Keighley cruised to a comfortable eight-wicket win at Hartshead Moor. The key to their success was dismissing the home side for 109 when they opted to bat first. Paul Quinlan (4-34) and James Wilmshurst (3-21) did the damage.

Louis Horsfield (43no) and overseas player Alex Antoine (31no) ensured their side reached their target with the minimum of fuss.

Bankfoot, who like Keighley saw no action on the opening day of the season, also registered a comfortable win. They beat Scholes by 63 runs with skipper James Lee leading from the front.

Lee top scored with 57 and was supported by Adam Wainwright (39no) and Hamza Iqbal (30) as a total of 191-9 was posted. The best of the Scholes bowlers was skipper Craig Wood with 5-65.

Scholes were bowled out for 128 in their reply as Shanz Pangige picked up 3-23. The joint top scorers for Scholes were Saif Tahir and Shahid Rehman with 32 each.

Conference
Sandal recorded their second win of the opening weekend to go 11 points clear at the top of the Conference table.

Bowlers Ryan Bishop-Perret (3-15) and Lee Geldard (3-18) saw them dismiss Rodley for 87 on their way to a comfortable seven-wicket win. Danny Riley hit 39 as they knocked off the runs.

Oulton's Matthew Boucher has enjoyed a sparkling start to the new campaign. He followed up his 96 at Great preston by making 83 in his side's 128-run win over Brighouse.

Boucher was joined in a third-wicket stand of 119 by Jonathan Gardiner (75) before Ben Child weighed in with an unbeaten 70 to swell the score to 287-6. The best Brighouse bowler was Tokir Bashir (4-62).

Brighouse skipper Tanvir Bashir responded with a positive knock of 94 before his side were bowled out for 159. Joe Sykes crowned a good day for his team by taking 5-43.

Great Preston's Callum Jordan produced a stunning bowling performance as he helped his side to an emphatice nine-wicket win over Heckmondwike & Carlinghow..

Jordan took seven wickets for just one run as Heckmondwike & Carlinghow disintegrated to 68 all out.Danusha Ranasinghe hit an unbeaten 55 to power Great preston to their target.

Gary Bettison made the Crossbank Methodists' bowlers suffer as he hit a sparkling 111 for East Leeds as they compiled the day's highest total of 293-8 on their way to  a 107-run win.

Bettison struck eight sixes and nine fours and shared a sixth-wicket partnership of 112 with Danny Mills (40). Reuben Shuttleworth (3-41) and Adam Holroyd (3-50) were the best of the Crossbank bowlers.

An eighth-wicket stand of 87 between Holroyd (80) and Patel (37) was the highlight of the Crossbank reply which saw them bowled out for 186 in the final over. Tom Chapman (3-31) and Will Stacey (3-23) helped seal East Leeds' 20-point haul.

 

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