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First Teams Review June 17

First Teams Review June 17

17 Jun 2017

There were thrills galore in the Premier Division as leaders Hanging Heaton featured in a tie at East Bierley,  Farsley suffered their first defeat and bottom team Batley recorded their first win.

With Pudsey St Lawrence defeating Townville the positions among the pack of teams chasing Hanging Heaton has changed around.

St Lawrence  have climbed to second place, 16 points behind Hanging Heaton on 133. Farsley are a further point back with Townville on 128 and Woodlands 126.

The most dramatic actions was at East Bierley where the home side made 230-8 in their 50 overs with skipper Adam Patel, pictured, leading the way with a fine 106.

Patel hit three sixes and nine fours and put on 185 for the third wicket with Shaaiq Choudhary (89).

Hanging Heaton opener Nick Connolly hit his third half-century of the season as he took his tally of league runs to 546 with his 52.

Skipper Gary Fellows (36) and Richard Foster (36) helped give the innings a solid foundation before Callum Geldart upped the tempo with his 71.

In a nail-biting finish, overseas player Muhammad Rameez was run out while attempting to secure the winning run as Hanging Heaton also finished on 230-8.

Townville were beaten at home for the first time this season when they went down to a 35-run defeat against Pudsey St Lawrence.

A second-wicket stand of 120 between Adam Waite (75) and Charlie Best (59) was boosted by 45 from Barrie Frankland as St Lawrence reached 227-9.

Teenage West Indian fast bowler Shkym Haynes took 5-49 for Townville who were dismissied for 192 in reply. Brayden Clark (61) and Conor Harvey (36) were their top scorers as off spinner Steve Watts took 4-33.

Woodlands looked to be deep in trouble when they slumped to 20-4 at Farsley, but the home side were unable to press home their advantage.

Wicketkeeper Greg Finn (72) and Liam Collins (52) turned the tide before Scott Richardson's 45 lifted them to a total of 221-9. Yorkshire left-armer James Wainman took 4-43 and Chris Henry (3-47).

Half-centuries from James Logan (63) and Ryan Cooper (56) weren't enough to save Farsley from defeat as they were restricted to 173-6. Former Farsley player Mark Lawson took the bowling honours for Woodlands with 5-64.

Batley followed up their midweek T20 Cup win over Pudsey St Lawrence by defeating New Farnley by one wicket to register their first win.

Sufyan Patel (48) and Jalil Akbar (39) helped them edge past New Farnley's 196 with two overs to spare, despite the efforts of left-arm spinner Luke Jarvis (5-50).

The New Farnley innings was dominated by a second-wicket partnership of 100 between Lee Goddard (58) and Dave Cummings (63). Muhammad Hafeez was the pick of the Batley bowlers with 4-40.

Second-bottom Pudsey Congs also picked up a welcome victory as they defeated Lightcliffe by six wickets. Yorkshire second teamer Ryan Gibsontook 5-62 as Lightcliffe made 206-8 batting first and followed up with 44 in the successful run chase.

Rob Burton (62), his highest score of the season, and skipper Matt Baxter (35) were the top scorers for Lightcliffe, while Gibson received good support from opener James Ford (39) and Mubtada Akhtar (46no) as Congs took the win.Bradford & Bingley continued their improvement with an 87-run win over Cleckheaton at Moorend. Openers Jack Edgar (60) and David Clow (40) got them off to a good start which helped them post a score of 208. Spinners Qaisar Ashraf (3-43) and Andrew Deegan (3-50) were the best of the Cleckheaton bowlers.

Cleckheaton stumbled to 121 all out when they batted. Spinners Noman Ali (4-19) and David Clow (3-33) were the key wicket takers.

Championship One

Scholes maintained their 100 per cent record with an emphatic ten-wicket win at Ossett which gave them their ninth straight victory.

Gareth Lee (4-29) and Andrew Robinson (3-24) helped Scholes bowl out the home side for 156, before openers Shoukat Ali and Sam Gatenby made light work of the run chase. They shared an unbroken stand of 160, with Ali scoring 83 not out and Gatenby (62no).

Second-placed Wrenthorpe piled up the division's highest score of the day of 330-5 as they defeated Gomersal by 43 runs. Opener Jordan Sleightholme (75) got them off to a good start which skipper Greg Wood capitalised on with a splendid 105.

Wood hit four sixes and 16 fours and was joined in a third-wicket alliance of 103 by Luke Patel (41). James Glynn added to the suffering of the Gomersal bowlers with 55 from just 31 balls.

Gomersal didn't go down without a fight. Richard Wear responded to Wood's innings by making 103. He punctuated his innings with two sixes and 14 fours.

Joe Duffy (63) added 142 for the fifth wicket with Wear before Jack Seddon weighed in with a breezy 46 from just 18 balls. Gomersal were finally dismissed for 287 with Glynn taking 5-66 and  the experienced Chris Leaf (3-19).

Methley bounced back from their defeat by Wrenthorpe with a five-wicket win at Undercliffe. Marcus Walmsley, batting in the middle order, made 53 and Jordan Laban (40) as Methley overhauled the home side's score of 212. Opener Billy Whitford (78) and Michael Kelsey (62) were their top scorers as Sohail Raz (4-35) proved to be Methley's best bowler.

Spinner Dave Nebard took 5-39 and skipper Oliver Halliday 3-23 as Morley dismissed Bankfoot for 173 to secure a 57-run win.

Bankfoot looked to be going well in reply to Morley's 230-7 until skipper James Lee (40) and Aqib Ayub (37) fell in quick succession.

Openers James McNichol (89) and Henry Rush (37) had given Morley's innings a good start before overseas player Sangeeth Cooray added an unbeaten 51.

Bowling Old Lane's Bilal Ijaz just missed out on a century in his side's 93-run win over Yeadon. Ijaz was unbeaten on 98 when Old Lane's innings ended on 244-8. Spinner Mohammad Altaf took 3-28 for Yeadon who were bowled out for 151. Steve Simpson top scored with 48 as Ismail Nazir (4-21) and Arslan Ijaz (3-35)  sealed Lane's win.

Birstall remain rooted to the bottom after suffering a seven-wicket defeat against Baildon. They were bowled out for 125 with only Eric Austin (44) making an impression as Waqas Maqsood (3-24) and Jamie Abbott (3-9) got to work.

Baildon made light work of the run chase. They reached their target in 27.3 overs with skipper Simon Bailey unbeaten on 58 and Jonny Reynolds (37no).

Championship Two
Former Yorkshire and Scotland opening bowler Iain Wardlaw is proving a big hit in his second spell with leaders Hartshead Moor. He took 6-43 as his side bowled out Carlton for 62 to secure their ninth win of the campaign.

Hartshead Moor won by 104 runs after posting a score of 166. Mohammad Khan was their top scorer with 47 against a bowling attack in which Michael Hodgkins took 4-47 and Joshua Thurwell (3-52).

Second-placed Northowram Fields, who are 39 points back, recorded a 50-run win over Hopton Mills. Chris Metcalf's (85) was the highlight of their score of 262. Opener Ajantha Weerappulli (41), Ashton Richardson (40) and Jason Smith (33no) all chipped in.

Umar Abbas returned figures of 5-62 for Mills and was supported by Andy Grey (3-76). Chris Scott hit 79 as Mills replied with 212-9. The pick of the Northowram bowlers was Josh Bennett Kear with 4-53.

Third-placed Altofts cruised to an eight-wicket win over Brighouse. Kristian Miller hit an unbeaten 73 as they overhauled the Brighouse score of 144. Samar Farooq top scored with 51 for Brighouse as Elliot Carter led the bowling for Altofts with 4-11.

Buttershaw St Paul's chased down Keighley's score of 178 to win by six wickets. The experienced Tosh Baker (72no) and Gary Wainwright (40) made sure that victory was secured.

Keighley's innings was boosted by half-centuries from youngsters Andy Wear (58) and Sam Johnson (53) against a bowling attack in which Dharmesh Mistry (5-50), impressed.

Asif Ali had a good day for Liversedge as they saw off the challenge of Spen Victoria to win by 76 runs. Ali top scored with 73 in Liversedge's score of 242-9, and followed up with 3-21 as Spen were bowled out for 166.

Liam Grant took 3-49 for Spen and followed up with 46 as he and fellow opener Evan Edwards (48) provided the bright spots in their side's innings. Spinner Steve Lane backed up Ali with 3-38 for Liversedge.

Hunslet Nelson continued their good form with a 48-run win over Idle. Jack Scanlon (60) and Asim Iqbal (39) led them to a score of 195-8. Idle, despite 61 from Naseem Aslam, were all out for 147 with  Iqbal taking 4-54.

Conference

Leaders East Ardsley returned to winning way with a comfortable six-wicket win over Gildersome which was set up by fine bowling from veteran David Battye (5-24).

Gildersome were bowled out for 106 with only opener Shoaib Rehman (36) making an impression. East Ardsley slipped to 18-3 before Haseen Bashir took charge with an unbeaten 57 which contained 12 fours.

Second-placed Wakefield St Michael's showed no mercy for a Brook Walton side going through a difficult spell. St Michael's dismissed their opponents for 112 before romping to a ten-wicket win.

Ismail Patel took 5-12 as Brook Walton's batting crumbled while openers Jo Finnigan (78no) and Alex Leyshon (32no) knocked off the runs without being parted.

Adwalton, surprise winners over East Ardsley last week, were brought back to earth with a 110-run defeat at the hands of third-placed Azaad.

Syed Bukhari made 71 and Tariq Mehmood (51no) in an Azaad score of 251. Andrew Ingham took 4-61 for Adwalton, who were bowled out for 141 in reply. Opener Matthew Donohoe dominated their innings with 82. Imran Mahboob (3-12) and Waheed Ahmed (3-39) were the best of the bowlers.

Gary Dawber continued his fine bowling form by taking 5-24 as Oulton bowled out Windhill & Daisy Hill for 150 on their way to a seven-wicket win.

Veteran Maz Bhatti made 42 for Windhill & Daisy Hill while William Harrison (57) and Adam Dyson (42no) ensured that Oulton secured victory.

Bottom-team Crossbank Methodists made 180 against Great Preston but it was not enough to save them from a five-wicket defeat. Jacob Wright took 5-35 and Luke Kane (4-49) for Great Preston. James Marston (42) and Phil Schofield (41) led the successful run chase.

Heckmondwike & Carlinghow have faded badly since their bright start to the campaign. Their latest defeat came at the hands of Sandal who bowled them out for 74 , with Lee Geldard taking 5-33 and Sam Noden (3-34). Matthew Westwood made 52 and Darcy Kennelly (36) in Sandal's 170.

Bailey Wilson (49) and Ryan Collis (41) were the main contributors to Rodley's 141 which wasn't enough to stave off a seven-wicket defeat by East Leeds.