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Hanging Heaton stay ahead in title race

Hanging Heaton stay ahead in title race

Hanging Heaton maintained their lead in the Second Teams Premier Division after beating Pudsey Congs by 98 runs and condemning their rivals to relegation.

With two game to go, Hanging Heaton have 280 and are 11 points ahead of New Farnley with defending champions Woodlands one further back.

Rob McFarlane (81) and Imran Dawood (42) led the way for Hanging Heaton as they posted 245-8 before restricting Congs to 147-7.

Congs were 81-7 before Joe Stolarski (51no) and Liam Stanhope (33no) offered resistance with an unbroken stand of 66.

Woodlands were made to fight hard for their eight-run win over relegation-threatened Baildon. Rob Medcalf continued his good form with an unbeaten 97, while Tom Clee (69no) joined him in an undefeated fifth-wicket stand of 166 as they guided their side to 235-4.

Simon McDermott (86) and Darren Wilson (67no) led the spirited Baildon response of 227-6.

Spinner Andrew Langley took 5-10 as New Farnley bowled out Batley for 75 to complete a 127-run win. Joe Suggitt (55), Mark Lawson (44) and Chris Blackburn (41no) has earlier guided their side to 202-5.

Pudsey St Lawrence remain just four points above the relegation places after their six-wicket defeat at Morley. Michael Darby made 71 and Connah Casey an unbeaten 52 as Morley eased past the St Lawrence total of 139. Jacob McDonald (31) and Josh Priestley (30) were the top scorers.

Yeadon recorded a much-needed three-wicket win over East Bierley to boost their hopes of retaining their top-flight place.

Sam Johnson made 44 and Anthony Gilks (35) as they overhauled the East Bierley score of 151 in which James Higgins made 55.

Championship One

Gomersal won the top-of-the-table clash with Bradford & Bingley by three wickets to establish a 14-point lead with two games to play.

Only Zaid Saleem (39) had any answer to the Gomersal bowlers as Bradford & Bingley were bowled out for 106. Gomersal edged to victory with seven wickets down.

Third-placed Bankfoot are just one point behind Bradford & Bingley after defeating Cleckheaton by 67 runs.

Muhammed Addas (40), Samad Rahman (36) and Amir Afsar (35) helped Bankfoot to make 191-5. It was then left to Mohammed Qasim (5-14) to bowl them to victory as Cleckheaton were dismissed for 124.

East Ardsley are level on points with Bankfoot after their 119-run win over an Ossett side staring relegation in the face.

Gary Jennings (85), Ashley Battye (68) and Ashley Chapman (56no) ensured they posted a challenging 237-5.

Ossett could only manage 118 in their reply with Finnley Morgan (33) top scoring as Scott Mullins picked up 4-39.

Undercliffe are also facing the threat of relegation after their 58-run defeat by Keighley. Even the efforts of Mohammed Sudase (5-39) and Nick Sugden (58no) couldn’t save them.

Adam Qurban (61) helped Keighley to 194 before their bowlers restricted Undercliffe to 136-8.

Farsley’s Richard Sutcliffe (3-24) and Mukdas Mohammed (3-39) restricted Methley to 128-9 before Mohammed Altaf (30) helped them to a seven-wicket win.

Callum Phillipson (48), Lewis Moore (45) and Charlie Holt-Conway (41) were in the runs as Northowram Fields made 190-6 before bowling out Carlton for 167 to secure a 23-run win. Will Hayton made 51 for Carlton while Phillipson followed up his bowling efforts by taking 3-18.

Championship Two

Jer Lane and Great Preston both secured promotion after recording comfortable wins and seeing third-placed Hartshead Moor suffer defeat.

Nabbil Khan hit 72 and Nasir Chowdrey (40no) as Jer Lane chased down a Scholes score of 175-9 to record a five-wicket triumph.

Nick Firth (68) and Shabir Ellahi (37) led the way for relegation-threatened Scholes, but Chowdrey (4-53) ensured that Jer Lane didn’t face a stiffer target.

Second-placed Great Preston showed little mercy for rock-bottom Dpen Victoria as they compiled a score of 316-3 on their way to a 129-run win.

Openers Andy Clark (132) and David Illingworth (100) shared a first-wicket stand of 244 before Richard White (60) joined the run spree.

Youngsters Tom Burton (36) and Finlay Grace (31) helped Spen Victoria make 187-8 in their reply.

Hartshead Moor had their fin al hope of sneaking promotion extinguished as they suffered a 32-run defeat at Townville.

Alfie McMillan’s knock of 52 not out helped Townville to 136-7. Will Gough (46) battled hard for Hartshead Moor but his side were bowled out for 104.

Mohammed Siddique made 80 as Brighouse overhauled a Mills score of 142 to win by four wickets. Neil Harrison made 83 for the losers.

Half-centuries from Joe Wigglesworth (77no) and Kabir Bashir (53) enabled Wrenthorpe to make 198-4 before bowling out Wakefield St Michael’s for 137 to secure a 61-run win. Megan Hodkinson took 4-30 for Wrenthorpe.

Despite the efforts of Kamran Khan (4-13) and Shoaib Baig (4-20), Altofts squeezed home by one wicket in reply to Birstall’s 117. Elliot Carter (4-31), Joe Ellam (3-19) and Ryan Grinsill (3-33) bowled well for Altofts.


Champions Sandal suffered only their third defeat of the season as they went down by seven runs against third-placed Buttershaw St Paul’s.

Pritesh Lad (33) helped Buttershaw St Paul’s to 125 as Jamie Pease (3-7) and Joshua Goose (3-42) found conditions to their liking.

Sandal found run scoring tough with only Will Henshall (42) making an impression as they were restricted to 118-5 in a 34-over contest.

Half-centuries from Simon Bagnell (71no) and Tom Davison (59) helped second-placed Adwalton to 237-8 in their 81-run win over Heckmondwike & Carlinghow.

Nazakat Hussain took 4-35 for Heckmondwike & Carlinghow, while Dominic Howarth (46) top scored in their 156. Andrew Ingham impressed for Adwalton with 5-53 while James Curtis took 4-39.

Rodley lifted themselves off the foot of the table at the expense of Hunslet Nelson after beating them in the basement battle.

 Defeat was hard on Daniel Brooke-Mawson who took 4-24 as Rodley were dismissed for 150 and made 52 as his side replied with 106 all out. The hero for Rodley was John Waterfield who took 6-32.

Rajab Ali (4-10) and Sharaiz Hussain (4-14) helped East Leeds bowl out Windhill & Daisy Hill for 73 to complete a 103-run win. Ben Crawley made 42 for Windhill & Daisy Hill while Dan Thewlis made the same score for East Leeds, whose best bowler was Chris Sedgwick 4-34.

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