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Hanging Heaton edge to victory

Hanging Heaton edge to victory


Hanging Heaton have a 38-point lead in the Premier Division after pulling off a two-wicket win over Morley in a low-scoring encounter at Scatcherd Lane.

The champions looked to be cruising to victory when Ghulam Hussain (5-27) and John Carruthers (4-19) bowled out the home side for just 71.

Morley had other ideas with Jack Hepworth (4-18) and skipper Andrew Kirkwood (3-19) posing problems before Hanging Heaton edged home.

Opener Brian Devine made a superb 120 and Jordan Moore (60no) as second place Pudsey St Lawrence made 278-5 before bowling out Gomersal for 60 to record a thumping 218-run win. Ricky Priestley took 4-12 and Moore (3-16).

Bottom team Batley closed to within two points of Yeadon after Mohammed Al-Hayat (72no) steered them to a four-wicket win over third-place Bowling Old Lane. Al-Hayat countered the threat of Umar Zahoor (5-54) as Batley cashed in on the fine work of Saqib Talib (6-32) which enabled them to bowl out the home side for 118. Zeeshan Haider top scored with 44.

Sam Lodge (49), Sam Barraclough (39) and Flynn Barker (31) helped New Farnley to 181-9 in their 74-run home win over Bankfoot. Nigel Hanson (3-26) and Hamza Khan (3-69) were the pick of the Bankfoot bowlers while Lewis Lomax (3-12) led the way as the visitors were all out for 107.

Division One
The father and son combination of Babar and Hassan Butt set leaders Pudsey Congs on course for their six-wicket win over Baildon.

Dad Babar took 4-25 and young spinner Hassan (3-24) as Baildon, despite 54 not out from Ross Todd, were bowled out for 110. Ross Kettlewell (39no) steered Congs to their target.

Congs are 28 points ahead of Jer Lane who suffered an 82-run defeat at home to Cleckheaton. Opener Chris Dobson showed his experience as he hit three sixes and 17 fours while making 115 in Cleckheaton’s 264-9. Elliot Hallas (49) and Yusuf Malik (30) provided support as Arslaan Mahmood (3-46) posed the biggest threat.

Mahmood’s 32 proved to be the top score as Jer Lane were bowled out for 182. Sam Bailey (3-27) and James Ives (3-33) were the pick of the Cleckheaton attack.

Farsley are up to third after defeating Northowram Fields by 53 runs, Jamie Hoyland (45) and Mukdas Mohammed (36no) guided them to 189-9 before Mukdas Mohammad took 4-26 as the home side were all out for 136. For Northowram Fields, Sam Walker (3-65) and Jacob Reeday (3-41) worked hard with the ball, but their efforts were in vain.

Great Preston stalwart Danny Harwood narrowly missed out on a century as his team defeated Keighley by 72 runs. Harwood made 97no and was backed up by James Gahan (52), Richard White (47) and Richard Young (43) as a total of 277-9 was compiled.

Louie Wilkinson took 5-72 for Keighley and followed up with 54 as he and Adam Qurban (73) dominated their side’s 205-8. Jagrit Gyawali (4-65) was the most successful Great Preston bowler.

Methley had a day to forget as they crumbled to 78 all out as they suffered an eight-wicket defeat at home to Carlton. The wickets were shared by Will Hayton (4-16), Charles Dissanayaka (3-12) and Heinz Petzold (3-8).

Division Two
Townville have edged into a three-point lead in Division Two after easing to a seven-wicket win over Adwalton.

Ian Jones and Alfie McMillan were both unbeaten on 30 when Townville passed the Adwalton score of 91 to bag 19 points. Peter Hepworth was their best bowler with 4-10.

Hartshead Moor, their challengers for the title, picked up 16 points from their 32-run win over Wakefield St Michael’s.

Joe Bowman (62) and Laurence Brooke (45) helped Hartshead Moor to make 170 as Krishan Patel (6-32) posed problems.

Patel(35) and his opening partner Sikander Khan (33) looked to be steering their side towards victory when they shared a stand of 71, but the ever-reliable Jeff Wind (4-22) and Robert Swift (3-34) had other ideas as St Michael’s were restricted to 138-8.

Hopton Mills saw their promotion hopes suffered a setback as they went down to an 85-run defeat against Undercliffe despite two fine individual performances.

Islam Hussain took 7-32 as Undercliffe were bowled out for 207 while Nohman Hussain dominated their reply of 122 with 81. For Undercliffe, Tom Simmons (79) and Ismaeel Baston (54) were their top scorers, while Abdul Hamid (4-14) emerged as their best bowler.

Another bowler to take seven wickets was David Robson of Altofts. His haul came at a personal cost of 27 as he and Darren Sharp (3-26) bowled out Wrenthorpe for 56 to complete an 87-run win.

Joe Ellam’s 71 was the highlight of Altofts’ 143 as Oliver Whyte (4-34) and Maiz Baig (3-20) shared the bowling honours.

Riyaz Motala took 4-38 as Liversedge dismissed Sandal for 110 to complete a 68-run win. Joe Shuttleworth (39) and Fakir Laher (37) top scored in Liversedge’s 178. Joshua Goose (4-48) and Jamie Pease (3-56) were the pick of the bowlers.

Division Three
With Buttershaw St Paul’s and Crossflatts having their matches postponed due to Covid-19, Hunslet Nelson and Brighouse seized the opportunity to take over the promotion positions.

Hunslet Nelson lead the way by six points after an 18-run win over Spen Victoria. Sulaimaan Shah (5-20) proved to be their match winner as the visitors were bowled out for 106.

Alex Leadbeater (39) battled hard for Spen but lacked support. His team-mate Thomas Burrow had earlier taken 4-21 as Nelson were all out for 124.

Asif Amir (3-9) and Kabeer Hussain (3-14) helped Brighouse to skittle out Windhill & Daisy Hill for 52 on their way to a nine-wicket win. Shahid Farooq was unbeaten on 35 when victory was achieved.

Razeb Raja took 7-34 as Heckmondwike & Carlinghow removed Crossbank Methodists for 92 before storming to a nine-wicket win. Ian Goodin (37no) top scored for Crossbank Methodists while Ahmed Butt (51no) and Adam Holt (32) led the way for Heckmondwike & Carlinghow.

Opener Gary Sagar’s good form continues for Rodley. He made 44 as they eased to a six-wicket win after bowling out Scholes for 118. John Waterfield (3-15) and Maddy Jamil (3-17) were Rodley’s main bowlers.

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