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Hanging Heaton avoid rain and extend lead

Hanging Heaton avoid rain and extend lead

Rain severely disrupted the second teams programme with just seven of the 24 matches going ahead, but there was still some significant action.

Hanging Heaton stretched their lead in the Premier Division to 37 points with a six-wicket win over third place Pudsey St Lawrence.

Chris Goodair set up the win by taking 5-36 as St Lawrence were restricted to 130-9 in a game Hanging Heaton eased to their target with Ryan Senior (53) leading the way.

Lightcliffe hauled themselves out of the relegation positions at the expense of Yeadon who they defeated by seven wickets.

An opening stand of 118 between Evan Edwards (73no) and Michael Brooke (54) helped Lightcliffe to overhaul a Yeadon score of 155-7. James Todd top scored with 54 while Mohammed Tahaa (3-32) was the best of the bowlers.

Division One

Pudsey Congs maintained their grip on the Division One leadership with an eight-wicket win over bottom team Keighley.

Vas Rajagopalan took 3-11 as Congs bowled out their opponents for 103, with only Mohammed Qurban (35) offering resistance. Imran Ahmed (42no) and Joe Stolarski (38no) made sure that Congs had a comfortable stroll to victory.

George Heartfield hit an unbeaten 111 in second place Bradford & Bingley’s 128-run win over Northowram Fields. His innings contained five sixes and 12 fours and along with Phil Broadley’s knock of 56, helped Bradford & Bingley to a total of 222-3.

Matthew Keeton (4-22) and Reece Cockshott (3-19) impressed with the ball as Northowram Fields were bowled out for 94.

A third wicket partnership of 119 between Mohammad Atif (66) and Jamie Hoyland (51) helped Farsley to make 209-6 in their 10-run win over Baildon.

Chris Reynolds (69) and Darren Wilson (43) top scored for the Jenny Laners who were bowled out for 199 as Ryan Blackburn (6-65) ensured that Farsley came out on top.

Division Two

Townville pulled level with Hartshead Moor at the top of Division Two after defeating Ossett by two wickets while their promotion rivals were frustrated by the rain.

Luke Slater (3-16) and Fin Walton (3-27) helped restrict Ossett to 134-9 with Lee Stevenson making 44 no. Townville edged home despite the brave efforts of Conor Andrews (6-45).

Jim Davies (53no) and Chris Gibson (47no) were the key batsmen as Sandal scored 168-2 as they defeated Altofts by eight runs. Steven Rigby made 78 in the Altofts reply of 160-8 as Sufi Rafi took 3-36 and Richard Gibson (3-39).

Division Three

The only Division Three game saw Crossflatts draw level with leaders Buttershaw St Paul’s after a nail-biting one-wicket win over Rodley.

Ravi Shah hit 52 not out batting at number nine for Rodley and enabled them to recover from 39-9 to make 102-9. Steve Broughton (5-14) was the pick of the Crossflatts bowlers.

Crossflatts found batting equally tricky as Alex Wilson picked up 4-14 and were staring defeat in the face at 88-9 before the last wicket pair of Charlotte Boulton and Haseeb Basit saw them home with three balls to spare.

 

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