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Updated: Gomersal set the pace with two win

Updated: Gomersal set the pace with two win

28 Apr 2019

Gomersal made it two wins in two days to establish a nine-point lead at the top of the Second Teams Division One.

Ossett found runs scoring difficult as they struggled to 82-5 in their 45 overs at Gomersal, Richard Hosley top scoring with 30. The home side knocked off the modest total for the loss of three wickets with Chris Gorrod making 32.

Easr Ardsley are second after a comfortable seven-wicket win at Keighley. Their bowling attack kept  the home side's scoring in check, restrictinmg them to 110-9 with only Owen Narey (49no) making an impression. Spinner Mark Heald was the most-successful bowler with 3-33.

Ashley Chapman (39no) and Richard Jennings (31) guided their side to their target with three wickets down.

Farsley are third after a six-wicket win over Bradford & Bingley.

Their bowlers soon had Bradford & Bingley deep in trouble at 17-6 and only an unbeaten 55 from number nine batsman Lawrence Davis pushed the eventual total up to 99-8.

Farsley eased to their target with Haroon Mahmood making an unbeaten 35. Matthew Keeton took all four Farsley wickets to fall at a personal cost of 4-32.

Northowram Fields are fourth, two points behind Farsley, after defeating a youthful Methley side by six wickets.

Methley were undone by the bowling of Farhan Hussain (4-30) and Jason Smith (4-14) as they were dismissed for 112. Jake Smartt top scored with 30 and followed up with 3-19 but couldn’t stop Northowram Fields easing to victory. Lewis Moore top scored with 30.

Cleckheaton’s Elliot Hallas was heartbreakingly close to marking his first game in charge with a century as his side beat Undercliffe by 158 runs.

Hallas, who hit three sixes and 16 fours, was dismissed for 99 as Cleckheaton ran up a score of 217-8. Mohammed Sudase (3-39) and Steven Adams (3-55) were the most successful bowlers.

Undercliffe had no answer to the bowling of Jimmy Ives (5-9) and Joe Wood (3-15) as they were skittled out for 59 to suffer their second defeat of the weekend.

Carlton’s Tom Ward returned excellent figures of 6-19 but couldn’t save Carlton from an 80-run defeat against Bankfoot.Jordan Tailford (37) was the top scorer in Bankfoot’s 146, while Haroon Iqbal picked up 4-15 and Asad Nasir (3-34) as Carlton were rolled over for 66.

Conference

Sandal are setting the pace in the Conference after their nine-run win over Rodley.

Tom Shann top scored with 62 not out in Sandal’s 151-6, while John Waterfield was the main contributor to Rodley’s 142-7.

Openers Steve McNally (50) and Simon Copland (40) shared a stand of 88 which helped Crossbank Methodists to overhaul an East Leeds score of 135-9 and secure a six-wicket win. Haseeb Rehman made an unbeaten 31 for East Leeds, while skipper Copland (3-42) was the best of the Crossbank bowlers.

Adwalton notched up their first win of the new season as they defeated Hunslet Nelson by six wickets. Colin Priestley picked up 4-1 as Nelson were dismissed for 109. Matthew Lyles (38) and Craig Wright (36) led the way in Adwalton’s cruise to victory.

*This report has been reproduced after a software error meant that not all results were reflected in the table when the initial review was written.

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