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Gomersal take top spot in Championship One

Gomersal take top spot in Championship One

Every game was washed out in the Premier Division so the focus of attention was on Championship One where Gomersal seized their chance to take over top spot.

After bowling out Ossett for 95, Gomersal were made to fight all the way for the two-wicket win that lifts them four points above Bradford & Bingley who had their game with Farsley washed out.

Bankfoot climbed into fourth place after beating Carlton by 22 runs. Atta’ur Rehman impressed with 6-15 while Nigel Hanson took 3-24 as Bankfoot bowled out their opponents for 130, Matthew Rowett top scoring with 45.

Amir Afsar (44) and Samad Rahman (34) helped Bankfoot to 152 2hen they batted first. Will Hayton (4-49) and Lee Hurst (3-49) were the pick of the bowlers.

Joseph Hough (4-30) and Josh Dodd (3-24) helped Northowram Fields to bowl out Methley for 111 on their way to a six-wicket win. Muhammad Usman (39) was the pick of Methley’s batsmen.

Rain prevented the match between lowly Keighley and East Ardsley reaching a positive conclusion. After bowling out Keighley for 132 with Dave Kibler taking 4-30 and Will Kinder (3-28), East Ardsley replied with 84-5.

Championship Two leaders Jer Lane took another step towards a second-successive promotion with a seven-wicket win over Altofts.

Daniel Syme proved to be their match-winner, taking 4-41 as Altofts were bowled out for 109 and hitting an unbeaten 52 to steer his side to their target. Javed Iqbal added an unbeaten 35.

Promotion-chasing Great Preston looked to be heading for an easy win when they bowled out Wakefield St Michael’s for 64, but they lost seven wickets before clinching victory.

Luke Slater (5-44) helped Townville to dismiss old rivals Wrenthorpe for 118 on their way to a seven-wicket win. Nathan Ellis (59) was the one Wrenthorpe batsman to make an impression. Lee Dobson was unbeaten on 53 when Townville wrapped up victory.

Sandal increased their lead in the Conference to 41 points following a seven-wicket win over Crossbank Methodists that was set up by Jamie Pease taking 5-6.

Opener Simon Copland (44) top scored in Crossbank’s 102-9, a score Sandal passed for the loss of three wickets with Colin Hale making 36 not out.

Second-placed Buttershaw St Paul’s were frustrated by the weather. Opponents Heckmondwike & Carlinghow had reached 124-2 with Adam Holt (76no) when play was abandoned.

East Leeds had a nail-biting one-wicket win over Adwalton. Their last-wicket pair added 11 runs to see them overhaul Adwalton’s total of 95.

Sam Thewlis (31) top scored for East Leeds after Shamraiz Hussain (3-28) and Hassan Mushtaq (3-23) had done well with the ball.

Gildersome & Farnley Hill were going well at 166-4 when their game with Rodley was abandoned. Rian Hoey (51) and on-loan Harrison Kelly (45) both played useful knocks.


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