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Duke's century helps Farsley beat leaders

Duke's century helps Farsley beat leaders

Premier Division
New Farnley v Farsley

Yorkshire wicketkeeper Harry Duke hit an unbeaten century as Farsley completed the double over table-topping New Farnley with a comfortable 91-run win. The result adds a new twist to the title race with New Farnley’s lead cut from 27 to 13 points as they picked up just four from the game.
Duke, who was dropped on 25, hit one six and 11 fours while making an unbeaten 107. He was supported by Jonathan Read (42), Ryan Cooper (31) and Jack Timby (30) as Farsley posted a score of 243-4.
The fragility of New Farnley’s batting in the absence of injured skipper Lee Goddard, Adam Waite and Dan Hodgson was exposed by a fine effort from the Farsley bowlers. Dan Revis (4-58), James Rogers (3-25) and Matthew Lumb (pictured top, 3-42) shared the wickets as New Farnley subsided. Their top scorer proved to be last man Dan Houghton who hit out for a rapid 35 which helped his side at least pick up two batting points from a game in which they were outplayed.

Woodlands v Bradford & Bingley
Skipper Brad Schmulian returned his season’s best bowling figures of 7-40 as Woodlands 
capitalised on New Farnley’s defeat by Farsley to reduce the gap between themselves and the leaders to 13 points with a 51-run win.
Only England under-19 batsman Will Luxton (42) settled in for Bradford & Bingley as they were bowled out for 131 in reply to a Woodlands total of 152 which featured 52 from Sam Frankland and 33 by Liam Collins. The pick of the Bradford & Bingley bowlers was spinner Bradley Reeve with 4-24.

Bankfoot v Cleckheaton
Overseas player Yousaf Baber hit an impressive 114 as Cleckheaton won their relegation battle at Bankfoot by 111 runs. Baber struck two sixes along with 15 fours and was joined in a third wicket stand of 112 by Richard Pyrah (67no). With Toby Booth making 39, Cleckheaton were able to post a score of 281-7. Seif Hussain was the most successful bowler with 3-87.

Baber completed a fine individual performance by taking 4-33 as he and fellow spinner Amir Hussain (3-40) helped their side dismiss Bankfoot for 170, Hamzah Iqbal (44) and Subhaan Ammar (38) proving to be the top scorers. Despite the win, Cleckheaton remain in the bottom two but are just five points adrift of their rivals.
Methley v Batley
Batley showed the battling qualities they will need to escape from the threat of relegation as they chased down a Methley score of 244-5 to win by seven wickets with 11 overs to spare. Skipper Roheil set the tone for the successful run chase with 51 from 41 and it was completed by former Methley all-rounder Yasir Ali (72no) and Kasir Maroof (60no).
Batley remain bottom but are now just seven points behind Cleckheaton and 12 adrift of Bankfoot. 
Jason Marshall’s third century of the season, he made 111 not out with five sixes and 10 fours was the cornerstone of the Methley innings which also included 68 by James Wainman as Ali picked up 3-67.
Townville v Ossett
Townville brought an end to their losing run with a convincing seven-wicket win. Their bowlers Harry Clewett (3-26), Tom Brook (3-32), Jack Hughes (3-45) dismissed Ossett for 149 when they opted to bat first. Nick Connolly took his tally of league runs for the season to 898 but only James Keen (34) was able to provide any support.
Opener Jonny Booth ensured that Townville had a comfortable passage to victory as he made an unbeaten 79, while Clewett chipped in with 34.

Pudsey St Lawrence v Hanging Heaton
Archie Scott (90) and Harry Cullingford (57) revived St Lawrence after a poor start with a fifth wicket stand of 134 which was one of the key factors in their side’s 66-run win. Mustafa Rafique (4-70) was the pick of the Hanging Heaton bowlers and dismissed both Scott and Cullingford.
Hanging Heaton were reduced to 19-7 in reply with the impressive Charlie Parker taking 5-35. Only some spirited batting from former St Lawrence player David Stiff (56) and Callum Bethel (54no) revived them and allowed them to make a respectable 142.

Premier Division Stats of the day
Top team total:
 281-7 Cleckheaton v Bankfoot
Top individual score: 114 Yousaf Baber (Cleckheaton v Bankfoot)
Best Bowling figures: 7-40 Brad Schmulian (Woodlands v Bradford & Bingley)
Premier Division Stats of the season
Top team total: 342-7 Methley v Ossett

Top individual score: 164 Jason Marshall (Methley v Ossett)
Best Bowling figures: 9-54 Zia Ul Haq Parwani (Bankfoot v Townville)

Division One
Birstall v Jer Lane

Leaders Jer Lane recorded their 12th win of the season but dropped points for the first time. They had to settle for 18pts on this occasion having taken a maximum 20 from all the previous 11 games. Their powerful batting was the key to their 162-run victory. Deron Greaves (85) and Cosmond Walters (75) led the was with a fourth wicket stand of 100 before skipper Raqeeb Younis added 34 and Ibrar Younis provided a furious final flourish to their total of 382-8 with an unbeaten 61 from 22 balls. Brad Lay (3-66) emerged as the best of the Birstall bowlers.
Eric Austin (76) and Andrew Robertson (63) added 120 for Birstall’s second wicket as they scored 220-7. Mehrban Khan (4-45) was the pick of the Jer Lane bowlers on a day when they were unable to bowl their opponents out.

Keighley v Carlton
Kershaski John Lewis hit his second successive century as second place Carlton recovered from 104-7 to defeat Keighley by three wickets. The Dominican hammered four sixes and 16 fours while making 136 not out and was joined in a match-winning eighth wicket stan of 126 by skipper Tom Taylor as the home side’s score of 228-8 was overhauled. Until Taylor joined Lewis, Carlton were on the back foot as Noah McFadyen (4-72) posed problems.
Ben Hemsley (62), Scott Etherington (54no) and Nathan Storton (52) all made half centuries for Keighley when they batted first.
Baildon v Morley
Baildon skipper Dwayne Heke was the toast of his team-mates after making a century as they marked the opening of their annual beer festival with a 94-run. Heke struck five sixes and 13 fours as he dominated his side’s score of 183. Spinner David Nebard was again the best of the Morley bowlers with 5-42.
Morley, who are battling to avoid a second successive relegation, were bowled out for just 89 with Abdullah Khan (6-47) and Umar Zahoor (4-38)/

Undercliffe v Gomersal
Spinner Jude Roberts took 6-29 to set Undercliffe on course for a seven-wicket win. Only Jonathan Boynton (53) stood firm as Gomersal were bowled out for 145 after oping to bat first. Undercliffe eased to victory with opener Danish Hussain (58no) and Byron Boshoff (36) leading the way.

East Ardsley v Pudsey Congs
Third place Pudsey Congs maintained their challenge for promotion with a seven-wicket win. Vinit Patel (4-33) and Sam Wisniewski (3-35) helped them restrict East Ardsley to 150-9. James Van Der Merwe (43) proved to be the top scorer. Callum Oliver (38), Sabir Mahmood (37) and Richard Jubb (32no) steered Congs to victory.

East Bierley v Wrenthorpe
Overseas player Nisar Ahmad took 6-54 as East Bierley inflicted a 12th defeat of the season on their rock bottom rivals. Usman Shabir (49) and Haseeb Ahmad (45) battled hard, but Wrenthorpe were bowled out for 154 to lose by 53 runs.
Alex Midgley’s unbeaten 51 and 48 by Paul Martin were the main features of East Bierley’s 207-9.
Kabir Bashir (4-51) and Haseen Abbas (3-50) were the best of the Wrenthorpe bowlers.


Division One Stats of the day
Top team total:
 382-8 Jer Lane v Birstall
Top individual score: 136no Kershaski John Lewis
(Carlton v Keighley)
Best Bowling figures: 6-29 Jude Roberts (Undercliffe v Gomersal)
Division One Stats of the season
Top team total: 398-7 Gomersal v Wrenthorpe

Top individual score: 160 Kevin McDermott (Baildon v Morley)
Best Bowling figures: 7-40 Danny Cross (East Bierley v Keighley)

Division Two
Bowling Old Lane v Yeadon

Andrew Robinson set up leaders Yeadon’s latest win by taking 6-48 as they bowled out Bowling Old Lane for 149 on their way to a seven-wicket win. Imran Malik (48) and Farhan Hussain (40) were the best of the home side’s batters.
Sri Lankan Pasindu Thirimadura (50) continued his good form while Jonathan Bell made 44 as Yeadon bagged a maximum 20 points.

Danny Riley was top scorer with 92 for Sandal at Hartshead Moor Picture: Ray Spencer

Abishek Paradkar hits out during his innings of 71 for Hartshead Moor Picture: Ray Spencer
Hartshead Moor v Sandal
Second place Sandal returned to winning ways with a 24-run win over struggling Hartshead Moor at Highmoor Lane. Danny Riley (92) and Karl Hewitt (34) led the way as Sandal scored 283-6 before restricting their opponents to 259-9. Overseas player Abishek Paradkar (71) top scored for the home side while Sam Noden (4-67) was again the best of the Sandal bowlers.

Northowram Fields v Buttershaw St Paul’s
Opener Louis Cockburn struck five sixes and 11 fours as he made a fine 101 as third place Northowram Fields defeated Buttershaw St Paul’s by 55 runs. Paul Bottomley (45) provided good support in a total of 220-9, James Robson picking up 3-49 for the visitors. 
The Gardner brothers Max (4-39) and Sam (3-53) were in the wickets again as St Paul’s were dismissed for 165 with Zafar Jadoon making 46 and Adam Wainwright (30).
Hunslet Nelson v Hopton Mills
Hunslet Nelson skipper Jack Scanlon (86) was the only player to reach double figures as his side were bowled out for 150 in their five-wicket defeat by Hopton Mills. Sana Khan (5-43) posed the main threat for Mills while Sohail Hussain (45) top scored as the visitors eased to victory.

Lightcliffe v Crossflatts
Jonathan Whiteoak produced a devastating spell of 7-26 as Lightcliffe skittled out Crossflatts for 50 to complete a 120-run triumph. Peter Dobson (3-23) provided strong support as the visitors’ batting crumbled.

Lightcliffe, who were celebrating the 100th anniversary of their pavilion, made 170-9 when they batted first. Jack Hendy (32) top scored while Ruan Van Rooyen (3-39) and Mayank Singh (3-41), took the bowling honours for Crossflatts.
Wakefield St Michael’s v Great Preston
Wakefield St Michael’s remain rooted to the bottom of the table despite the efforts of their bowlers 
Robert Taylor (5-42) and Conor Andrews (3-86) as Great Preston posted a total of 200 in their 53-run win. Oli Baron and James Conlon both made 41 for the visitors.
St Michael’s struggled against the bowling of Stuart Ruddick (5-38) as they were dismissed for 147. Lalit Mangalarapu (37) and Myles Wood (36) were the top scorers.


Karl Hewitt drives through the off side for Sandal at Hartshead Moor. Picture: Ray Spencer

Division Two Stats of the day
Top team total
: 283-6 Sandal v Hartshead Moor
Top individual score: 101 Louis Cockburn (Northowram Fields v Buttershaw St Paul’s
Best Bowling figures: 7-26 Jonathan Whiteoak (Lightcliffe v Crossflatts)
Division Two Stats of the season
Top team total:
 353-4 Buttershaw St Paul's v Northowram Fields
Top individual score: 152 Isaac Dikgala (Lightcliffe v Hopton Mills)
Best Bowling figures: 8-24 Hazrat Abbas (Bowling Old Lane v Hartshead Moor)

Division Three
Liversedge v Heckmondwike & Carlinghow

Liversedge’s run of 11 straight wins ended as Heckmondwike & Carlinghow inflicted a first defeat of the season on them. Chris Allen (4-16) and Muhammad Shahnawaz (3-35) enabled Heckmondwike & Carlinghow to dismiss the league leaders for 135 to secure a 16-run success. Parvaise Khan (34) top scored as Liversedge struggled in reply to the visitors’ score of 151 in which Hamza Shahzad made 33 and Fahad Imran (30). Despite the defeat Liversedge are 28 points clear at the top.

Crossbank Methodists v Adwalton
Second place Adwalton notched up their ninth win as they overcame bottom side Crossbank Methodists by seven wickets. Anas Imtiaz (5-42) and Adam Holroyd (4-46) set up the win by bowling out the home side for 100. Imtiaz followed up with an unbeaten 35 as he and Matt Donohoe (31) ensured their side won with ease.
Rodley v Scholes
Scholes maintained their promotion challenge with an 83-run win over Rodley. Adam Greenwood (76), Joshua Fell (46) and Nick Firth (46) enabled the third-place side to make 273-7 despite the efforts of Tom Ritchie (3-36)
Robert Young (73), Gary Sagar (40) and Bailey Wilson (32) were the main contributors to Rodley’s total of 190. Adam Greenwood (3-9), Hamza Khan (3-46) and Mahleb Mahmood (3-58) wrapped up victory for their side.

Spen Victoria v East Leeds
Bilal Ejaz (96) and Alex Leadbeater (54) shared a second wicket stand of 109 which helped propel Spen Victoria to a five-wicket win. Ayaaz Ali (31) and Paolo Girardi (31no) built on their good work as the East Leeds score of 230 was overhauled. Pravin Chahande (54), James Watling (34) and Naweendya Wickramasingha (31no) all made useful runs.

Windhill & Daisy Hill v Altofts
Mohammed Waseem returned the day’s best bowling figures of 8-75 but even his efforts for Windhill & Daisy Hill could not prevent Altofts from making 300 as they cruised to a 177-run win.
Adam Perry (81), Craig Wood (72), Saif Tahir (50) and Joe Plater (42), found the conditions to their liking. Shoaib Iqbal (47) was top scorer in the home side’s 123 as Elliott Carter (3-34) and Said Tahir (3-23) sealed victory for Altofts.


Gildersome & Farnley Hill v Brighouse
Saqib Mahmood (5-40) and Ansar Mahmood (4-15) helped Brighouse secure a 13-run win in a low-scoring encounter with Gildersome & Farnley Hill. The home side were dismissed for 116 as Brighouse managed to defend their modest score of 129 which included 47 from Sohail Akram.
Jordan Edmondson (4-9) and Martin Morley (3-53) were the best of the Gildersome & Farnley Hill bowlers.


Division Three Stats of the day
Top team total: 
300 Altofts v Windhill & Daisy Hill
Top individual score: 96 Bilal Ejaz (Spen Victoria v East Leeds)
Best Bowling figures: 8-75 Mohammed Waseem (Windhill & Daisy Hill v Altofts)
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)

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