First Team Review August 11

First Team Review August 11

12 Aug 2018

Bottom team East Bierley produced a stunning performance to dismiss Bradford & Bingley for the season's lowest score of 20 as they romped to a 10-wicket Premier Division win at Wagon Lane.

Ibrar Younis was their star performer as he returned impressive figures of 7-10 as struggling Bradford & Bingley were bowled out in just 20.2 overs.

Five Bradford & Bingley batsmen were dismissed for ducks and the six extras East Bierley conceded proved to be the biggest contribution to the home side's sorry total.

To rub salt into Bradford & Bingley's wounds, East Bierley knocked off the runs in just 4.4 overs.

East Bierley remain bottom of the table but Bradford & Bingley did have the consolation of climbing out of the bottom two despite their wretched performance.

Scholes, who suffered an eight-wicket defeat against Cleckheaton with a side bolstered by second teamers, had a 20-point penalty imposed on them after their second team failed to fulfil their match with Spen Victoria.It means they now have 110 points and are 16 adrift of Bradford & Bingley.

In-form Cleckheaton were simply too strong for Scholes. Only Sikander Mahmood (37) offered a challenge to a Cleckheaton bowling attack spearheaded by John Thurwell (5-36) as they were dismissed for 104. 

Andrew Deegan, promoted to opener, made an unbeaten 35 and Toby Thorpe (30) as Cleckheaton eased to their target.

The two big games at the other end of the table went in the favour of the top two. Leaders Pudsey St Lawrence beat Farsley by seven wickets while New Farnley defeated defending champions Hanging Heaton by 83 runs.

Farsley. who had beaten New Farnley in both league and Priestley Cup combat last week, were brought down to earth with a bump as they were bowled out for 77 at Tofts Road.

They plunged to 6-4 and never recovered. Skipper Ryan Cooper (25) was thei top scorer while a generous helping of 22 extras prevenmted them from being dismissed for a smaller total. Richie Lamb was the best of the bowlers with 3-35.

St Lawrence had little trouble knocking off the runs with opener Adam Waite making an unbeaten 30 to steer his side home.

The win keeps St Lawrence two points ahead of New Farnley who were indebted to former Yorkshire and England seamer Ajmal Shahzad for their win over Hanging Heaton.

New Farnley were labouring at 129-6, when Shahzad and Alex Lilley turned their side's fortunes around with a seventh-wicket stand of 101.

Shahzad led the way with 74 while Lilley finished 47 not out in a total of 253-7. David Stiff was the best Hanging Heaton bowlers with 3-67.

Hanging Heaton's reply was given a good start as Nick Connolly (56) and Gary Fellows (37) shared an opening stand of 74, but once they were parted the wickets started to tumble. Shahzad followed up his batting exploits by taking 4-34 as Hanging Heaton subsided to 170 all out.

Hanging Heaton are now 19 points behind St Lawrence who they meet next week, while Farsley are now 30 points back and have been replaced in fourth position by Methley.

Methley bowled out their old Central Yorkshire League adversaries Townville for 131 before knocking off the runs for the loss of four wickets.

Opener Jonathan Booth (62) was again the mainstay of Townville's innings but lacked support as Yorkshire's Matthew Waite took 3-19 and Waqas Ahmed (3-37). Jordan Laban (44) and Waite (30) ensured that Methley reached their target in just 25 overs.

Opener Sam Frankland hit two sixes and 13 fours as he made 106 in Woodlands' six-wicket win over Lightcliffe. Cieran Garner (46) and Liam Collins (31) gave his support as Lightcliffe's 205-6 was passed with one over to spare.

Opener Josh Whatley (41) and Mark Gill (40) were the main contributors for Lightcliffe, while Scott Richardson (3-55) was the pick of the Woodlands bowlers.

Championship One

 Undercliffe’s decision to sign Khalif Usman as their overseas player is proving to be shrewd investment.

His value to the Championship One leaders was demonstrated as they secured weekend wins over Bankfoot and Baildon.

Usman returned the impressive figures of 5-8 as he helped his side bowl out in-form Bankfoot for 94 to set up a comfortable eight wicket win. Skipper James Lee (39) was the only Bankfoot player to make an impression.

The off-spinning all-rounder followed up on Sunday by coring 48 and taking 5-52 in the 39-run win over Baildon which maintains his side’s two-point lead over Wrenthorpe.

Jack Holland (47) and Zeeshan Qasim (40no) backed up Usman as Undercliffe made 233-8 despite the efforts of spinners Simon Bailey (4-49) and Jamie Abbott (3-39).

Bailey (45) and Stefan Mather (43) battled hard for Baildon but Usman and Craig Wiseman (3-31) ensured their side took the win.

It proved to be a tough weekend for Baildon because they also lost to second-placed Wrenthorpe on Saturday.

Their hopes of chasing down as Wrenthorpe total of 193-8 which included 93 from Luke Patel, were undone when James Glynn (6-33) reduced them to 31-6. Skipper Jonny Reynolds, who has missed much of the season with injury, top scored with 59 in a total of 130.

Fourth-placed Pudsey Congs made Wrenthorpe fight hard for their second win of the weekend. They made 226 when they batted first with Vikram Sharma (53) and Barney Gibson (40) leading the way as James Glynn took 3-44 and Mehran Ibrahim (3-51),

Ibrahim followed up with 68 while Patek continued his good form with 51 as Wrenthorpe got home with ten balls to spare. Jamie Allen (3-61) was the best of the Congs bowlers.

Teenage opener Sharma had shown his undoubted promise by making 83 as Congs defeated bottom team Yeadon by three wickets 24 hours earlier.

Ryan Heptinstall (4-66) and Paul Machell 93-36) battled hard for Yeadon but were unable to prevent Congs from surpassing their side’s score of 189-7.

Opener Sam Massheder (46) and Heptinstall (41) were the best of the Yeadon batsmen as young spinner Sam Wasniewski added to his growing wickets haul with 4-49.

Little is going right for Yeadon and they suffered another setback on Sunday with a 151-run defeat at the hands of Batley.

Sufyan Patel ((78) and Faisal Javed (59) shared a third-wicket stand of 115 before Naveed Zamarad weighed in with 76 to swell the Batley total of 268-8. Paul Machel (4-57) posted the best bowling figures for Yeadon.

Only overseas player Mohammad Naveed (53) looked at ease as Yeadon perished for 117 in their reply.

Zamurad had the misfortune to score a century and end up on the losing side when Batley went down by six-wickets against relegation-threatened Ossett on Saturday.

He his six sixes and 10 fours while making 108 and was backed up by Javed (45) and Patel (42) in a total of 272-6.

Ossett weren’t daunted by the target and eased to victory with James Van Der Merwe (83no), opener Chris Hosley (79), and Ian Philliskirk (50) leading the way.

Ossett weren’t able to muster another successful run chase in their second game of the weekend. They fell 15 runs short of third-placed Morley’s 216-9.

Philliskirk (72) and stand-in skipper Joe Finnigan (52) battled hard but Sanga Cooray (4-51) ensured that Morley pocketed their second win of the weekend.

Opener James McNichol (55), Henry Rush (42) and Michael Darby (40) were the key contributors to Morley’s total, while Oliver Newton (5-37) and Finnigan (3-56) were Ossett’s most-successful bowlers.

Cooray also impressed for Morley in their six-wicket triumph over Hunslet Nelson. He took 4-22 as Morley dismissed their rivals for 129 and made 71 in the successful run chase. Andrew McIntosh (33) top scored for Nelson while Danny Cross (3-44) was their best bowler.

Nelson boosted their hopes of staying clear of relegation by beating Hartshead Moor – the side promoted with them last season – by 35 runs.

Alex Rose blossomed for Nelson with 5-34 as Hartshead Moor were bowled out for 145 in reply to their opponents’ score of 180-9. Overseas player Ali Shan top scored for the losers while Nelson’s biggest contribution came from Joe Smith (47).

Rauf Qayyum (3-31) and Mohammad Khan (3-35) were the pick of the bowlers for Hartshead Moor who had opened the weekend with a one-wicket win over Gomersal.

It all looked fairly straight forward when Iain Wardlaw (6-30) and Danny Squire (4-30) bowled out Gomersal for 77, but Hartshead Moor soon found out that runscoring was far from easy.

Joe Duffy (7-36) put in a huge effort to save the game for Gomersal, but Hartshead Moor got home with their last pair at the crease.

Championship Two

 Chris Scott and Umar Abbas hit centuries for Hopton Mills and still ended up on the losing side in a match with Brighouse that produced an amazing 630 runs.

Abbas smashed eight sixes and 11 fours while making 120 while Scott’s 101 included a six and 14 fours.

But despite their efforts Hopton Mills finished on 299-9 to lose by 32 runs after Quadratullah Azizi took 3-56 and skipper Sohail Hussain (3-40) for Brighouse.

Azizi had earlier smashed 76 from just 37 balls with eight sixes and four fours, while Hussain top scored with 79 and Arshad Mahmood made (66) in a total of 331.

The Brighouse total wasn’t the biggest in the division. That distinction fell to Altofts who scored 350-8 in their 118-run win over Bowling Old Lane.

Altofts must be wishing that Farroukh Alam had been able to play for the whole season after he made a stunning 169.

Alam, who missed the early months of the campaign, hit ten sixes and 17 fours and dominated a seventh-wicket stand of 129 with Tom Glover. Craig Wood (68) also added to the suffering of the Old Lane bowlers.

Opener Amjid Hussain (82) and Aslam Mahmood (76) top scored for Old Lane in their 232-9. Danny Eden was the best Altofts bowler with 4-50.

Peter Gregersen produced a stunning all-round performance as Birstall defeated struggling East Ardsley by three wickets.

Gregersen returned the stunning figures of 8-39 as East Ardsley were bowled out for 156 with Haseen Bashir making 43.

Gregersen top scored with 37 as Birstall weathered some good bowling from David Battye (3-47) and Louie Hurley (3-51) to secure victory.

Wakefield St Michael’s maintained their hold on second position with a 45-run win over Spen Victoria.

James Cooper (81), Mark Atkinson (54), Charity Cooray (53) and Alex Leyshon (41) helped St Michael’s to 280-7.

Spen made a spirited reply with skipper George Deegan scoring 74no and Adam Brown (50), but they were eventually dismissed for 235.

Paul Quinlan took his season’s haul of wickets to 54 as Championship Two leaders Keighley defeated bottom team Liversedge by 42 runs.

Quinlan took 6-69 as Liversedge were dismissed for 194 in reply to Keighley’s total of 236-7, a score which owed much to an opening stand of 135 between Luke Chapman (69) and Richard Gould (61).

Ahmed Khan took 4-49 for Liversedge while skipper Graham Winn (36), Will Atkins (33) and Alan Sumner (32no) were the best of their batsmen.
Northowram Fields looked to be in danger of defeat when they slipped to 67-5 in reply to Carlton’s 198, but a sixth wicket stand of 108 between Louis Cockburn (64) and former Bradford Bulls rugby league star Glenn Morrison (44) turned things around and enabled their side to secure a three-wicket win.uglas. Will Parkin (4-47) and

Nick Busby took 4-55 for Carlton whose total of 198 featured a top score of 75 from Scott Do

Josh Dodd (4-76) shared the bowling honours for Northowram.


Oulton lost their ple atac the top of the Conference after suffering a stunning 242-run defeat against third-placed Adwalton.

Their bowlers had an afternoon they will want to forget as Adwalton compiled a massive score of 388-6.

Gareth Lee set the tone by making exactly 100 after hitting seven sixes and ten fours. He was joined in a second-wicket stand of 103 by Gary Lewsley (35), before Chris Priestley picked up the tempo with four sixes and 15 fours as he made 98 not out from 48 balls.

Vinit Patel piled on further agony for Oulton as he raced to 74 off just 32 balls during a sixth-wicket partnership of 125 from just 65 balls with Priestley.

Oulton were bowled out for 147 as Max Merton picked up 5-54. Alex Houghton (42) and Paul Gough (36) were the top scorers.

Jer Lane took advantage of Oulton’s defeat to go five points ahead of them with an eight-wicket win over East Leeds.

Opening bowlers Amjid Khan took 5-44 as East Leeds were all out for 185, Tom Chapman top scoring with 56.

Jer Lane were given a fine start by opener Raqeeb Younis (74) and Nasir Chowdrey (54) who shared a stand of 119.

Windhill & Daisy Hill lifted themselves off the bottom of the table when they beat Crossbank Methodists by nine wickets to record their third win of the season.

Craig Marshall set up the success by taking 6-29 as Crossbank Methodists were bowled out for 102. Paul Sauer top scored with 38.

Skipper Byron Greenwood (46) and Adam Swaine (44no) ensured their side had no alarms knocking off the runs. Swaine had earlier taken 3-25.

Heckmondwike & Carlinghow, who lost by nine wickets to Sandal are now bottom. They have the same points as Windhill & Daisy Hill but have one game less.

Jamie Pease (6-23) sent Heckmondwike crashing to 101 all out, with Sam Noden (3-24) giving support. Kristian Shuttleworth made 49 as Sandal cruised home.

Chris Harris of Gildersome & Farnley Hill was another bowler in good form. He took 5-46 as Rodley were bowled out Rodley for 146 on their way to a six-wicket win. Joshua Farrell made 58 to see them to their target.

Umar Mirza (4-27) and Kashif Najam (3-41) helped Azaad bowl out Great Preston for 109 as they recorded a seven-wicket win. Ian Newton (39) was the only Great Preston batsman to make an impression while Tanveer Hussain scored 37 as Azaad wrapped up victory.

Top picture: Ajmal Shahzad impressed for New Farnley with bat and ball. Picture: Ray Spencer