Bradford & Bingley v New Farnley
New Farnley have a 26-point lead over Woodlands at the midway point of the Premier Division season after an emphatic 194-run win at Wagon Lane enabled them to capitalise on the champions suffering a three-wicket defeat against Ossett.
Skipper Lee Goddard (118) hit his first century of the season as he and Aidan Langley (88) set the tone for a dominant New Farnley performance with an opening stand of 190. Goddard hit a six and 14 fours while Steve Bullen (55no) and Dan Hodgson (38) continued the good work as a daunting total of 351-6 was posted.
Bradford & Bingley were soon in trouble when they replied and were reduced to 35-5 as Alex Lilley (3-16) struck early blows. Yasir Abbas counter attacked with 61 but his side were bowled out for 157.
Woodlands v Ossett
Ossett dealt a blow to Woodlands’ hopes of a third successive league title when they pulled off a three wicket win after chasing down a DLS target of 236 in 46 overs with six balls to spare. Paul Malone was the man who got them over the line with an unbeaten 70 from 49 balls after skipper Nick Connolly set the ball rolling with 59 and big hitting Sajith Warnakulasuriya raised the tempo with 49 from 22 balls. Brad Schmulian took 3-36 and Kez Ahmed (3-57) but they could not save their side from defeat.
Half centuries from skipper Schmulian (67) and Sam Frankland (66) enabled Woodlands to make 251-8 after opting to bat first. James Wade (4-47) and Mattie Race (3-82) were the best of the Ossett bowlers.
Opener Raza Hassan on his way to 102 not in Batley's win at Cleckheaton Picture: Ray Spencer
Kasire Maroof and Raza Hassan after their match-winning stand of 227 for Batley Picture: Ray Spencer
Cleckheaton v Batley
Unbeaten centuries from Raza Hassan (102no) and Kasir Maroof (104no) saw Batley lift themselves off the bottom of the table with their second successive win. Hassan hit five sixes and eight fours while Maroof’s innings contained four sixes and 12 fours as they shared an undefeated third wicket stand of 227 after coming together when their side lost their first two wickets with just one run on the board.
Batley’s eight-wicket win means that Cleckheaton are now propping up the table and they will be concerned at the ease with which Batley overhauled their score of 225-9. Iain Wardlaw’s late flurry of 57 runs from 26 balls at least ensured maximum batting points. Ethan Lee (33) was the other main contributor as that man Hassan (3-31) and Muhammad Hafeez (3-78) posed the main threat.
Iain Wardlaw hit out strongly for Cleckheaton but his efforts were in vain Picture: Ray Spencer
Townville v Pudsey St Lawrence
Third place Pudsey St Lawrence inflicted a third straight defeat on Townville as they rounded off the first half of the season with a 151-run victory. An opening stand of 118 between Mark Robertshaw (66) and Charlie Best (56) gave Pudsey St Lawrence the foundations to build a score of 262-4. Archie Scott (53no), Luke Patel (36) and Josh Priestley (35) all found conditions to their liking.
Townville were reduced to 27-3 by Charlie Parker (3-33) before Harry Clewett restored some order to the innings with 59. Hopes of a revival were squashed by spinners Chris Marsden (4-36) and Scott (3-40) as the home side were dismissed for 111.
Hanging Heaton v Bankfoot
Hanging Heaton continued their climb away from the relegation zone with a 120-run victory over third bottom Bankfoot. Openers Nick Lindley (65) and Josh Wheatley (35) were backed up by Adam Patel (30) as the home side posted a score of 231-9 despite the efforts of left arm spinner Andy Stothart (4-76).
Bankfoot were reduced to 42-6 as Mustafa Rafique (3-22) struck early blows with the new ball and never recovered as they were dismissed for 111. Spinner Callum Bethel picked up 3-30.
Farsley v Methley
Even a half century on debut by Yorkshire wicketkeeper Harry Duke (53) could not save Farsley from a 114-run defeat. Chris Beech (35) was the only other batsman to make an impact as Cameron Sharp (4-50) helped bowl them out for 171.
Methley’s win was set up by their top order batsmen. Openers Jason Marshall (62) and Alex Cree (55) launched the innings with a stand of 114. Their efforts were built on by Jordan Laban (79) as Methley scored 285-6
Premier Division Stats of the day
Top team total: 351-6 New Farnley v Bradford & Bingley
Top individual score: 118 Lee Goddard (New Farnley v Bradford & Bingley)
Best Bowling figures: 4-36 Chris Marsden (Pudsey St Lawrence v Townville)
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)
Jer Lane v Wrenthorpe
There is simply no stopping runaway Division One leaders Jer Lane. They have a maximum 200 points from their first 10 games are 37 clear of nearest challengers Carlton after a crushing 210-run win over Wrenthorpe.
Once again they displayed the power of their batting as they wracked up the days highest score of 375-6 thanks to a superb 127 from overseas player Deron Greaves which was laced with five sixes and 19 fours. Opener Abubakar Dawood (84) shared a third wicket stand of 153 with Greaves while skipper Raqeeb Younis (54) and Abdul Rehman (39) added to Wrenthorpe’s suffering.
Spinner Mohammad Jamal (5-64) continued his fine form as Jer Lane dismissed their rivals for 165. Skipper Mohammad Suleman (48) top scored for Wrenthorpe.
Undercliffe v Keighley
Keighley dealt a blow to Undercliffe’s promotion ambitions as they cruised to a seven-wicket win at Intake Road. After Byron Boshoff (43) and Oliver Hardaker (34) were dismissed the Undercliffe innings went into decline and they were dismissed for 124 with leg spinner James Massheder (4-25) and Noah McFadyen (3-25) impressing.
Keighley were guided towards their victory target by Simon Bailey (41no) and Nathan Storton (31no).
Pudsey Congs v Baildon
Baildon opener Dwayne Heke hit a magnificent 142 – the day’s highest individual sore – but could not save his side for a 12-run defeat. Heke struck six sixes and 17 fours as the Jenny Laners replied to a Congs score of 268-6, but their challenge faltered once the skipper became a victim of spinner Sam Wisniewski (6-53) who turned the game in the home side’s favour.
Sri Lankan Yohan Mendis has made a big impression since joining Congs and he added to his growing runs tally with 56. Skipper Richard Jubb (53), Rishi Chopra (50no) and Sabir Mahmood (43) all made valuable runs while Abdullah Khan (4-83) was the pick of the visiting bowlers.
Carlton v Birstall
Carlton’s young opener Daniel Ford hit his second century of the season as he helped his side secure an eight-wicket win over Birstall which enabled them to regain second place. His innings contained four sixes plus 18 fours and he was joined in a second wicket partnership of 124 by Kershaski John Lewis (63no) as they chased down a total of 239-8.
Adam Eustace led the way with 80 for Birstall while there were late flurries from Juned Delair (37no) and Jaymish Patel (32no). Farrukh Alam (4-93) proved to be the most successful Carlton bowler.
Morley v East Bierley
East Bierley’s overseas player Nisar Ahmad (5-42) bowled them to a 56-run win over Morley at Scatcherd Lane. He ensured that the efforts of his opposite number Kavindu Kulasekara (61) and skipper Matt Baxter (51) were insufficient to prevent the home side from slipping into the bottom two as they were bowled out for 180.
Openers Andrew Duckworth (82) and Sam Gatenby (65) shared a stand of 146, while former Morley batsman Matthew West made 37 not out in a total of 236-8. Spinner David Nebard was the pick of the Morley bowlers with 4-38.
East Ardsley v Gomersal
Lewis Edmond made 76 not out to steer Gomersal to a five-wicket win at Jeffrey Field. Muhammad Tariq took 3-42 for East Ardsley after earlier making 53 he n they were bowled out for 201. Haseen Bashir (54) and Josh Wild (31) were the others to make suns as Jonathan Boynton (3-47) and Daniel Syme (3-29) led the Gomersal bowling effort.
Division One Stats of the day
Top team total: 375-6 Jer Lane v Wrenthorpe
Top individual score: 142 Dwayne Heke (Baildon v Pudsey Congs)
Best Bowling figures: 6-53 Sam Wisniewski (Pudsey Congs v Baildon)
Division One Stats of the season
Top team total: 382-4 Jer Lane v Gomersal
Top individual score: 160 Kevin McDermott (Baildon v Morley)
Best Bowling figures: 7-40 Danny Cross (East Bierley v Keighley)
Northowram Fields v Yeadon
Yeadon moved in to second place in Division Two after an unbroken fourth wicket partnership of 105 between Gulsheraz Ahmed (97no) and Seth Pickering (33no) secured them a seven-wicket win over their promotion rivals. Opener Gareth Lee (42) set the tone for the successful run chase after Adeel Ashraf (6-69) had impressed when Northowram Fields made 212-9. Farhan Hussain (56) and Ben Grech (52) were their top scorers.
Sandal v Lightcliffe
Sam Noden and skipper Kristian Shuttleworth were the key figures as leaders Sandal edged to a two-wicket win. Noden (43) and Shuttleworth (34no) staved off the threat posed by Jonathan Whiteoak (4-73) as they replied to Lightcliffe’s 190 all out. Whiteoak had earlier been top scorer for his side with 49 not out while Noah Chapman (33) and Finley Hill (31) chipped in against an attack spearheaded by Noden (4-57)
Bowling Old Lane v Hartshead Moor
Hazrat Abbas produced a devastating spell of 8-24 as Bowling Old Lane bowled out bottom team Hartshead Moor for 118 on their way to a seven wicket win. Abbas’s figures were the best in Division Two this season and he followed up his exploits with the ball by making 46 as his side cruised to victory.
Buttershaw St Paul’s v Hunslet Nelson
Australian Kurt Chalker hit his second century of the season but could not stop third place Buttershaw St Paul’s inflicting a 34-run defeat on his side. He hit two sixes and 20 fours before becoming a victim of Zafar Jadoon (4-37) as Nelson were dismissed for 197. Matthew Long (58), Ayoub (46) and Jonathan Burston (45) helped St Paul’s make 231 despite the determined efforts of Glen Thompson (4-63) and Sam Thewlis (3-55).
Hopton Mills v Wakefield St Michael’s
Usman Maqsood (5-26) and Umar Abbas (4-40) combined to bowl out Wakefield St Michael’s for 69 as Hopton Mills recorded a 170-run win. Abbas (50), Mark Ashton (43) and Chris Scott (37) were responsible for Mills posting 239-8 with Joe Finnigan (3-72) the best of the St Michael’s bowlers.
Crossflatts v Great Preston
Crossflatts hauled themselves out of the relegation positions after a second wicket stand of 128 between South African Ruan Van Rooyan (79) and opener Josh Brooksbank (68no) powered them to a six-wicket win. Despite 53 from James Conlon and support from Sam Wright (47) and Oli Baron (35), Great Preston were bowled out for 174 when they batted first with Mayank Singh (4-46) and Wasim Hussain (3-46) sharing the bowling honours.
Division Two Stats of the day
Top team total: 231 Buttershaw St Paul’s v Hunslet Nelson
Top individual score: 125 Kurt Chalker (Hunslet Nelson)
Best Bowling figures: 8-24 Hazrat Abbas (Bowling Old Lane v Hartshead Moor)
Division Two Stats of the season
Top team total: 353-4 Buttershaw St Paul's v Northowram Fields
Top individual score: 139 Kurt Chalker (Hunslet Nelson v Hopton Mills)
Best Bowling figures: 8-24 Hazrat Abbas (Bowling Old Lane v Hartshead Moor)
Adwalton v Liversedge
Liversedge have moved 34 points clear at the top of Division Three after defeating second place Adwalton by eight wickets. Parvaise Khan continued his good form with 4-23 as Adwalton were dismissed for just 106. Opener Imran Dawood ensured the runs were knocked off with the minimum of fuss.
Crossbank Methodists v Scholes
Mahleb Mahmood (5-34) sent struggling Crossbank Methodists crashing to 99 all out despite David Bedford scoring 39. Third place Scholes had little trouble cruising to a nine-wicket win.
Rodley v Spen Victoria
Spen Victoria continued their recent resurgence to claim fourth place with a four-wicket win at Rodley. Bilal Ejaz (79), Ayaaz Ali (55no) and Amjad Tariq (48no) enabled them to overhaul the home side’s score of 239-6 despite the challenge posed by Bailey Wilson (5-51).Robert Young (58), Wilson (48) and harry Hunter (35no) were the main scorers for Rodley while Paolo Girardi again took the bowling honours for Spen with 3-59.
East Leeds v Gildersome & Farnley Hill
East Leeds recorded their fifth win when they overcame Gildersome & Farnley Hill by 56 runs. After rain reduced four overs from the visitors’ innings, they were set a DLS target of 248 in 46 and ended up be bowled out for 192. Adam Campion (56) and Josh Sturgess (47) battled hard but, James Watling (4-57) and Kiri Tandel (3-48) ensured the home side prevailed. East Leeds had made 264 in their innings thanks to Shayan Khan (73) and Wasim Malik (54). Muhammad Shah (4-84) was the best of the Gildersome & Farnley Hill bowlers.
Heckmondwike & Carlinghow v Windhill & Daisy Hill
Ahsan Tanveer (96) and Shoaib Iqbal (58) shared a fifth wicket partnership of 167 to help Windhill & Daisy Hill make 224 in their 98-run win. Wasim Khaliq (4-51) and Usman Qureshi were the best of the home bowlers but their efforts were overshadowed by veteran Maz Bhatti (5-26) and Shoaib Iqbal (3-56) as Heckmondwike & Carlinghow were bowled out for 126.
Brighouse v Altofts
Craig Wood produced a match-winning all-round performance to help Altofts overcome Brighouse by seven wickets. After taking 4-34 and getting support from Elliott Carter (3-46) as Brighouse were bowled out for 129, Wood struck 62 as he and Seif Tahir (33no) made helped their side to victory.
Division Three Stats of the day
Top team total: 264 East Leeds v Gildersome & Farnley Hill
Top individual score: 96 Ahsan Tanveer (Windhill & Daisy Hill v Heckmondwike & Carlinghow)
Best Bowling figures: 5-26 Maz Bhatti (Windhill & Daisy Hill v Heckmondwike & Carlinghow)
Division Three Stats of the season
Top team total: 375-7 Brighouse v Crossbank Methodists
Top individual score: 137no Gul Hussain (Brighouse v Crossbank Methodists)
Best Bowling figures: 8-30 Greg Keywood (Scholes v Gildersome & Farnley Hill)