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Updated: Hanging Heaton retain their title

Updated: Hanging Heaton retain their title


Hanging Heaton were confirmed as Premier Division champions when Pudsey St Lawrence suffered a 16-run defeat at New Farnley.

Saints needed to take maximum points to keep alive their slim chance of preventing Hanging Heaton retaining their crown and when thet failed to bowl New Farnley out their challenge was effectively over.

New Farnley made 157-9 as David Heslop took 4-37 before bowling out St Lawrence for 141 with spinner Jack Dyson taking 3-34. Aaron Day top scored with 47.

Lightcliffe and Yeadon saw their hopes of avoiding relegation suffer setbacks. Lightcliffe went down to a three-wicket defeat against East Bierley while Yeadon saw their game with Woodlands abandoned due to rain before a result could be reached.

David Knight (45) and Finn Brookes (41no) helped Lightcliffe make 157-8 despite the efforts of Matt Anderson (5-38).

Rain led to East Bierley having a recided target of 123 from 35 overs which they reached with three vers to spare. Evan Edwards took 3-25 for Lightcliffe.

Yeadon made 164-6 in 39 overs at Woodlands with Sam McBride scoring 54 not out and Patrick Parker (41no), Kieran Rodger took 4-47 for Woodlands who were 32-1 when play was washed out.

On Saturday there was no play in the Lightcliffe v Morley and Woodlands v Pudsey St Lawrence fixtures and just three overs were possible at Bankfoot where the home side were 3-0 against Hanging Heaton.

Just 9.2 overs were possible at New Farnley where the home side reached 41-2 against Batley while Bowling Old Lane were 47-2 after 11 overs when their game with Yeadon was washed out.

The most play in the top division a at East Bierley where the visitors Gomersal were bowled out for 145 in 41 overs. Lewis Edmond made 41 as Rob Barker (3-31) and James Higgins (3-45) emerged as the most successful bowlers.

Division One

Jer Lane have a 56-point lead in Division Two but the battle for second place remains close fought with six points separating four clubs.

Jer Lane showed no mercy for bottom team Keighley as they bowled them out for 64 before racing to a ten-wicket win. Khuram Iftikhar took 4-2 and Haroon Mahmood (3-14) for Jer Lane before opener Haris Butt (40no) and Dean Hans (25no) guided them to victory.

Bradford & Bingley occupy the second promotion position after their six-wicket win over Great Preston. George Heartfield (52) and Jack Sharp (38) led the pursuit of the visitors’ total of 123-8 despite the efforts of Sam Holmes (3-24).

Alastair Firth (46) and Richard White (30) were the top scorers for Great Preston as Lewis Brown took 3-20 for the home side.

Bradford & Bingley now have 224 points and are two ahead of Baildon who went down to a one-wicket defeat against East Ardsley.

Baildon made 142-8 in 36 overs with Daniel Metcalfe making 37 as Richard Butcher (3-36) and Scott Mullins (3-34) posed the main threat.

Rain reduced the East Ardsley target to 75 from 24 overs and it was the last wicket pair of Steve Blow and Tom Heald who saw them home after Stefan Mather had taken 6-19.

Pudsey Congs are one point behind Baildon after defeating Farsley by one wicket to climb above them in the table.

Skipper Adam Patrick (5-53) and Nick Gedge (3-39) set up the win by helping bowl out Farsley for 167, a score that owed much to the efforts of Jamie Blackburn (59) and Ryan Blackburn (36).

Imran Ahmed (74) led the successful Congs reply as Andrew Sims (4-37) threatened to turn the game Farsley’s way.

James Ives continued his fine wicket taking form for Cleckheaton by taking 5-12 as they dismissed Methley for 59 on their way to a nine-wicket win. Scott Price was unbeaten on 37 when the Moorend side reached their target.

Carlton made 125-9 in 28.5 overs before declaring against Northowram Fields. Will Hayton made 59 while Andrew Gardner (5-42) and Josh Dodd (3-24) led the Northowram Fields bowling effort. When the rain halted play, Northowram Fields were 30-1 after 9.3 overs.

Division Two

Hartshead Moor became the first side to secure promotion this season when they defeated Ossett by five wickets to retain a firm grip on top spot.

They have 278 points and are 28 ahead of Townville who saw their match with Liversedge abandoned after just seven overs play in which they scored 32-1.

Jack Baldwin (62mo) and Will Gough (58no) held the key to Hartshead Moor’s successful pursuit of Ossett’s score of 180. Muhammad Khan was the pick of the Ossett bowlers with 3-21.

Leigh Learie (43), Lee Stevenson (33) and Conor Andrews (31) were the mainstays of Ossett’s innings as Adil Ladak (5-49) posed the main threat.

Ossett bounced back on Sunday with a four-wicket win over Birstall. Conor Andrews took 6-22 as Birstall were bowled out for 159, Bobby McFarlane scoring 45, Lee Peters (34no) and Daniel Marlow (31).

Ossett won on a comparison of scored after rain cut short their innings after they had reached 89-6. Leigh Learie made 48 as Daniel Marlow picked up 4-9.

Third place Hopton Mills piled up 302-9 against Sandal with Nohman Hussain hitting five sixes and 15 fours while making 111. Faraz Ahmed (93) and Paul Moorhouse (36) added to the suffering of the Sandal bowlers. Sufi Rafi (3-68) proved to be the most successful.

Sandal were 79-2 chasing a revised target of 234 from 31 overs when the weather brough the game to an early close.

Patrick Green impressed with bat and ball as Wrenthorpe defeated Adwalton by eight wickets in the basement battle – a result which confirms Adwalton’s relegation.

Green took 6-20 as Adwalton were bowled out for 98 and made 54 alongside Stephen Page (48 not out as victory was secured.

Darren Sharp (3-39) and Jack Palmer (3-21) helped Altofts bowl out Birstall for 108 as they eased to a five-wicket win. James Marlow picked up 3-4 for Birstall.

John Holland’s 55 was the high spot as Wakefield St Michael’s made 150-8 against Undercliffe who were 33-2 when play was washed out.

Division Three

Leaders Brighouse extended their lead to 23 points with a comfortable seven-wicket win over rock-bottom Crossbank Methodists.

Max Thompson (33), Joseph Hanson (32) and Joseph Hampshaw (30) made the bulk of Crossbank’s 136 as Asif Amir picked up 3-27.

Sohail Akram (39no) and Ansar Mahmood (36) guided Brighouse to their victory target.

Second place Hunslet Nelson were frustrated by the weather at Gildersome & Farnley Hill. They were 32-2 in response to the home side’s 149-7 when play was abandoned. Ben Clay hit an unbeaten 60 for the home side while Ellis Carrington (3-32) was the pick of the bowlers.

Crossflatts’ flagging promotion challenge suffered another setback as rain ended their game with Windhill & Daisy Hill after just three overs with their opponents on 11-0.

East Leeds were skittled out for 66 as they suffered a six-wicket defeat against Heckmondwike & Carlinghow. Razeeb Raja (4-32) and Imran Akhtar (3-12) did the damage. Shamoon Mushtaq rook 3-23 for east Leeds but could not save them from defeat.

Buttershaw St Paul’s were another side to find the going tough as they were bowled out for 81 as they suffered a 45-run defeat against Rodley.

Gary Sagar hit an unbeaten 50 in Rodley’s 126-7 while Sam Middleton and Alex Wilson both took 3-19 as St Paul’s slid to defeat.

St Paul's fading promotion challenge suffered another blow on Sunday when they suffered a 66-run defeat at Spen Victoria. Jonathan Elstub took his haul of league wickets to 56 with 7-30 as he and Thomas Burrow bowled out St Paul's for 57. Skipper Peter Jackson (49) top scored in Spen's 123.

There was no play in Saturday's  game between Scholes and Spen Victoria.

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