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Hanging Heaton continue to set the pace

Hanging Heaton continue to set the pace

Hanging Heaton maintained their lead in the Premier Division title race with a hard-earned three-wicket win over third-placed New Farnley.

The bowling of James Byrne (4-33) and Chris Goodair (3-30) helped them restrict New Farnley to 154-9 with Elliot Mason and Andrew Langley both made 46.

Former Hanging Heaton player Mark Lawson (4-51) tried his hardest to deny his old club of victory, but Rob McFarlane (31) helped ensure the leaders secured the victory.

Defending champions Woodlands are 14 points back in second place after their comprehensive seven-wicket win at Yeadon.

Tom Clee was the outstanding performer with 6-14 and 42 not out while spinner Jak Murphy (3-32) gave him good support with the ball as Yeadon, despite 49 from Ryan Mooney, were bowled out for 96.

Pudsey St Lawrence defeated neighbours Pudsey Congs by 23 runs to climb out of the relegation positions. Brian Devine (79) and Jordan Moore (52) helped the Saints to make 169 despite some good bowling from Mark Ferguson (5-27) and Gopal Makwana (3-53).

Adam Patrick (38) led the Congs response but Henry Scott (3-28) and Moore (3-38) ensured that St Lawrence finished as victors.

Ahsan Alishan produced an outstanding individual performance to steer Bowling Old Lane to an eight-wicket win over Batley.

He took 6-22 as Batley were dismissed for 144, Kashif Talib making 39, and hit an unbeaten 82 as Old Lane cruised to a welcome victory. Naeem Khan (38no) gave him good support.

Morley continue to perform well following promotion to the top-flight. The fourth-placed side defeated East Bierley by seven wickets with skipper Ash Daly hitting 60 in the successful pursuit of East Bierley’s 134.

Ross Monaghan top scored with 49 for East Bierley while James Higgins chipped in with 32. Gavin Goodlad (3-50) and Harish Krishnesh (3-22) were the main wicket takers.

Rhys Jowett’s unbeaten 51 helped Lightcliffe complete an eight-wicket win over Baildon after Max Gardner (4-24) and Rob Burton 93-18) had bowled out the Jenny Llaners for 105.

Championship One

Bradford & Bingley continue to set the pace in Championship One after earning maximum points for their 67-run win at Carlton.

Zaid Saleem hit an unbeaten 66 and was backed up by Lachlan Doidge (38) and Matthew Swallow 934) as Bradford & Bingley made 236-6.

Despite 74 from Danny Wilbors and 41 from Michael Hodgkins, Carlton were bowled out for 169 with Muhammed Shakoor taking 3-35.

Gomersal are nine points behind the leaders after winning a low-scoring game with Bankfoot by 35 runs.

Opener Adam Ives (32) top scored as Gomersal were bowled out for 99 by Atta-ur-Rehman (5-28) and Nigel Hanson (3-13).

Bankfoot must have fancied their chances of winning but their hopes were dashed by Paul Wookey (5-32) and Ryan Kitson (3-31) as they were dismissed for 64.

East Ardsley are third after a tense one-wicket win over bottom team Undercliffe. Richard Jennings (33) helped them stave off the threat of Myles Robinson (5-61) and Mohammad Abdul Wahab (4-18) to edge past Undercliffe’s score of 132-7.

Tayhan Shahzad (50no) top scored for Undercliffe while Will Kinder (5-34) was the pick of the East Ardsley bowlers.

There was also a tight finish at Northowram Fields where the home side lost by one wicket to Farsley. Jack Rowett (34) and Adam Slater (32) helped get their side home in pursuit of a score of 120 despite the determined efforts of Joseph Hough (5-46) and Jason Smith (4-25).

James Norcliffe (39) was the top scorer for Northowram Fields while Ryan Blackburn (5-12) was the best of the Farsley bowlers.

Good bowling from Jimmy Ives (4-28) and Joe Wood (3-43) enabled Cleckheaton to defend a score of 109-8 and defeat Ossett by four runs. Wood had earlier top scored with 39.

Keighley eased their relegation worries with a much-needed five-wicket win at Methley. James Rogers hit 57 as Keighley overhauled a Methley score of 148.

Richard Smartt (37) and Robert Clegg (33) top scored for Methley while Alex Towler (4-40) and Hrithik Patel (3-20) were the most-successful Keighley bowlers.

Championship Two

Table-topping Great Preston dealt a body blow to Hartshead Moor’s promotion hopes when they beat them by five wickets in a low-scoring encounter.

James Gahan took 4-23 as Hartshead Moor crumbled to 92 all out. Marshal Gieve (3-18) gave Great Preston something to think about before they reached their victory target.

Umar Dawood hit 57 as second-placed Jer Lane chased down Spen Victoria’s score of 143 to win by six wickets.

Skipper Nathan Ellis made a splendid 101 to power Wrenthorpe to a five-wicket win over Altofts. He hit one six and 13 fours and was backed up by Atta Bashir (39) and Patrick Green (35) as Altofts score of 196-9 was overhauled.

Liam Webb (34), Chris Walker (34) and Jack Palmer (31no) were the main contributors for Altofts, while Green (4-43) was the pick of the Wrenthorpe bowlers.

Lee Peters took 4-25 as Birstall bowled out Liversedge for 84 on their way to a four-wicket win. Runs were also at a premium at Townville where the home side bowled out Oulton for 72 as they recorded a six-wicket win.

Lee Dobson took 4-16 and Benn Raynor (3-24) as Oulton, despite 31 from Jonathan France, were bowled out for 72. Ian Jones (33no) guided Townville to victory.

Henry Crowhurst (45) and Tristian Batley-Kyle (39) helped Hopton Mills to 195 as they defeated Wakefield St Michael’s by 40 runs. Robert Taylor (4-17) and Ashley hale (4-53) were the best of the bowlers for St Michael’s. Hale also top scored with 46 in his side’s 155-9. Zaaid Sajawal (4-24) and Andy Grey (3-43) took the bowling honours for Mills.

Sandal maintained their push for promotion with a 12-run win over Hunslet Nelson in close-fought encounter.

Chris Gibson (68) and Tom Shann (32) helped Sandal to make 205-6 as Dan Brooke-Mawson took 3-63. Nelson made 193-6 in reply with Brooke-Mawson making 53 and Elliot Lyons (36).

Adwalton are 10 points behind Sandal after bowling out East Leeds for 61 to set up a seven-wicket win. Tom Davidson took 5-12 while Chris Curtis made an unbeaten 32 as Adwalton secured victory.

Skipper Simon Copland made 33 as Crossbank Methodists cashed in on bowling out Gildersome & Farnley hill for 109 as they secured a four-wicket win. Alan Firth took 4-41 for Crossbank.

Rodley remain rooted to the bottom after losing by one-wicket to Heckmondwike & Carlinghow. Nobody tried harder than Dan Hill for Rodley. He made 49 to back up John Waterfield (50) in his side’s 154 and took5-47 before Heckmondwike & Carlinghow edged home.

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