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Hanging Heaton have title in their sights

Hanging Heaton have title in their sights

Hanging Heaton need nine points from their final Second Teams Premier Division game against near-neighbours Batley to be crowned champions today.

Their 174-run win over relegation-threatened Baildon took them to 300 points and left them 12 ahead of Priestley Shield winners New Farnley with defending champions Woodlands a point further back.

New Farnley and Woodlands kept up the pressure with wins over East Bierley and Batley respectively, but Hanging Heaton have their destiny in their own hands.

Rob McFarlane (86) and Imran Dawood (61) helped their side to make 239 despite Daniel Hunt (4-57) and Seif Hussain (4-63) working hard for the Jenny Laners.

Baildon, who need to win today at Morley to have any chance of climbing out of the bottom two, had no answer to the bowling of Chris Goodair (5-17) as they were bowled out for just 65.

New Farnley followed up their 10 wicket win over East Bierley in the Priestley Shield final  by beating the same opponents by 19 runs in the league.

Opener Joe Suggitt hit 14 fours while making a fine 104 and gained valuable support from Andrew Langley (57no) as New Farnley made 205-7.

East Bierley skipper Ross Monaghan made 40 and Tom Hoyle (33) in their side's 186. Opening bowlers Mark Lawson (4-46) and Josh Marsden (3-36) once again made key breakthroughs,

Jak Murphy (75), Liam Brearley (66) and Tom Clee (42no) helped Woodlands post 241-6 in their57-run win at Batley.

Adnan Mahmood (87) and Ebrahim Laher (49) led Batley's reply of 184-8 as Kieran Rodger picked up 5-35 for Woodlands.

Chris Heald took 5-13 and Jordan Moore (5-17) as Pudsey St Lawrence's bowled out Bowling Old Lane for 84 to set up a crucial four-wicket win. Brian Devine hit 33 in the Saints innings as Mohammad Yasir (5-34) put them under pressure.

Relegated Pudsey Congs had the consolation of securing only their third win of the season when they defeated Morley by five wickets.

Keegan Moodley hit 68 as they chased down Morley's 141 which was dominated by Nav Siddique's unbeaten 83. Dominic Edwards (3-13) and Gopal Makward (3-16) shared the bowling honours for Congs.

Alex Robinson returned figures of 6-42 as Yeadon bowled out Lightcliffe for 78 to complete a 114-run win. Only Rhys Jowett (38) offered real resistance.

Richard Tesseyman (4-31) and Max Gardner (3-68) were the best of the Lightcliffe bowlers when Yeadon made 192-5.

Championship One

Gomersal need five points from their final game at home to Cleckheaton next Saturday to be crowned champions of Championship One.

They are 16 points ahead of second-placed Bradford & Bingley after bagging a maximum 20-point haul for a 166-run win over relegated Undercliffe.

Skipper Matthew Barnes (87), and Jordan Bloom (54) helped their side to make 263-7despite the spirited efforts of Mohammed Sudase (5-48). Undercliffe were dismissed for 97 with Sudase (32) making top score as Ryan Kitson took 4-19.

Matthew Swallow (77) and George Heartfield (63no) helped second-placed Bradford & Bingley make 223-4 in their 24-run win over Northowram Fields.

Swallow followed up with 3-36 as Northowram Fields replied with 199-8. Jason Smith (51), James Northcliffe (39) and Lewis Moore (39) all made useful runs.

Bankfoot are just two points behind Bradford & Bingley after edging a two-wicket win over Farsley. Atta-ur-Rehamn 4-34 and Samad Rahman (4-23) joined forces as Farsley were dismissed for 126, Dave Kenyon making 44.

Bankfoot didn't have things all the way in their run chase but Zahir Shah (38) ensured they saw off the threat of Richard Sutcliffe (4-41) to bag victory.

Slow bowler Mark Heald took 6-46 for East Ardsley but ended up on the losing side at Methley. Ben Waite (67) and Alex Cree (39) helped Methley to 169-8 and it proved to be a winning score.

East Ardsley were dismissed for148 to lose by 21 runs as Robert Clegg (4-30) and Waite (3-43) got among the wickets. Ashley Battye's battling 48 proved to be in vain.

Lee Gordon made 48 as Keighley overhauled Cleckheaton's score of 123 to win by six wickets, Chris Dobson made 45 for the losers.

There was no joy for bottom team Ossett as they suffered an eight-wicket defeat against Carlton. Joe Hitch dominated Ossett's score of 128 as he hit 81. Lee Hurst (4-26) and Gareth Rawlinson (4-29) were in good form for Carlton.

Brett Cullen made an unbeaten 62 and Simon Parker (33) as Carlton eased to their target with just two wickets down.

Championship Two

The battle for the Championship Two title is going down to the wire after second-placed Great Preston defeated leaders Jer Lane to reduce their lead to six points.

Richard White made 94 and Andy Clark (57no) as Great Preston chased down their rivals' score of 202-4 to win by eight wickets.

Defeat was tough on Mohammed Rehman after he made an undefeated 105, two sixes and 12 fours, for Jer Lane.

Third-placed Hartshead Moor had Harry Swaine (90), Marshal Grieve (37) and Chris Swift (36) to thank as they passed the Altofts total of 238-9 with five wickets down. Joe Ellam (80) and Jack Palmer (71) were the pick of the Altofts batsmen.

Abdul Hamid took 6-14 as Oulton were bowled out for 39 to lose a low-scoring encounter with Brighouse by 38 runs. Jake Dalgreen (5-34) and Oliver Brown (4-18) had earlier bowled out Brighouse for 77.

Adrian Miller took 4-5 as Wakefield St Michael's bowled out Townville for 103 on their way to a nine-wicket win. Ashley Hale's unbeaten 62 ensured they knocked off the runs with the minimum of fuss.

Jonathan Elstub took 7-35 for bottom team Spen Victoria but could not save them from a two-wicket defeat at home to Birstall. Kamran Khan (5-43) had earlier made his mark as the home side were bowled out for 115.

Paul Moorhouse made 74 as Hopton Mills recorded a four-wicket win over Wrenthorpe.  He ensured that the good work of Andrew Moorhouse (5-51), which helped restrict Wrenthorpe to 120, didn't go to waste. Joe Wigglesworth dominated Wrenthorpe's innings with 73.


Title-winning Sandal ended their campaign on a losing note as East Leeds completed a 104-run win just minutes before skipper Colin Hale lifted the championship trophy.

East Leeds won by 104 runs young leg spinner Sam Thewlis (5-24) helped bowl out Sandal for 86.

Hassan Mushtaq (56) and Dan Thewlis (37) were the main contributors to the East Leeds score of
190-9. Joshua Goose was the best of the Sandal bowlers with 3-47.

Second-placed Adwalton had a comfortable 85-run win over Windhill & Daisy Hill.  Their total of 195-8 included 38 not out from Sim Bagnell and 37 from Matt Lyles as Craig Marshall picked up 4-58. Windhill & Daisy Hill were dismissed for 110 with Andrew Blackburn taking 4-21.

Dan Bolland (34) and John McDermott (32) helped Buttershaw St Paul's edge home by three wickets as they replied to a Rodley score of 135-9. Tom Long (4-53) was the best St Paul's bowler.

Ilyas Hashmi was in the thick of the action as Heckmondwike & Carlinghow defeated Gildersome & Farnley Hill by 52 runs. After making 38 and giving support to Syed Hashmi (55no) in his side's 179-7, Ilyas Hashmi took 5-35 as Gildersome & Farnley Hill were all out for 127. Dominic Clay (42) top scored.

Bottom team Hunslet Nelson could only muster 112-7 in their 40 overs as they suffered a seven-wicket defeat against Crossbank Methodists.

Chris Allan (65no) fought an almost single-handed battle as Nelson struggled for runs. Adam Holroyd showed them how it should be done with an unbeaten 55 as he guided his side to victory. Daniel Brooke-Mawson took 3-11 for Nelson.

Sandal with the second teams Conference trophy Picture Ray Spencer

Top picture: Sandal skipper Colin Hale lifts the Second Team Conference trophy Picture: FRay Spencer

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