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Hanging Heaton's lead cut to one point

Hanging Heaton's lead cut to one point

Champions Woodlands reduced Hanging Heaton’s lead in the Second Teams Premier Division to a single point after beating them by four wickets.

Liam Brearley and Nicky Rushworth both made 58 as Woodlands overhauled the Hanging Heaton total of 193 with 10 overs to spare.

James Keen (49) top scored for Hanging Heaton while Kieran Rodger (4-43) and Tom Clee (3-66) were the pick of the Woodlands bowlers.

Third-placed New Farnley also recorded a four-wicket win after coming out on top in a low-scoring encounter with Morley.

After Joe Bedford (4-11) and Mark Lawson (3-11) had helped bowl out Morley for just 80, New Farnley lost six wickets knocking off the runs.

Pudsey Congs and Pudsey St Lawrence both had important wins at the other end of the table as they battle to avoid relegation.

Congs climbed of the bottom with a four-wicket win over Yeadon who now find themselves propping up the table.

Adam Patrick was the outstanding performer for Congs with 4-41 as Yeadon were dismissed for 150 and he followed up by top scoring with an unbeaten 44 in the successful reply. Sabir Mahmood (41no) helped him secure the victory.

Anthony Gilks (3-28) and Ryan Mooney (3-46) were Yeadon’s best bowlers while Liam Stanhope (3-49) provided good support for Patrick with the ball.

Pudsey St Lawrence climbed to ninth place with a 47-run win over a Baildon side who are now tenth. Curtis Hardaker hit a breezy 52 and Joshua Smith (46) as St Lawrence were bowled out for q72 with Seif Hussain taking 3-24.

Skipper Darren Wilson made an unbeaten 44 for Baildon but his side were dismissed for 125 with young Henry Scott taking 4-19.

Saad Khan returned impressive figures of 7-36 as Bowling Old Lane dismissed East Bierley for 128 on their way to an eight-wicket win.

Skipper Ross Monaghan battled hard for his 64 but lacked support. Adeel Nazir’s unbeaten 57 guided Old Lane to their target.

Ben Cliff was another bowler in top form. He took 7-25 as Lightcliffe bowled out Batley for 137 on their way to a three-wicket win.

Waqar Rafiq (43) and Bilal Abbas (32) top scored for Batley while Alex Tait (34no) and Michael Brooke (33) were prominent in the successful Lightcliffe reply.

Championship One

Matthew Doidge used all of his experience to guide table-topping Bradford & Bingley to a three-wicket win over Methley.

The man who led Pudsey Congs to five-successive title triumphs from 2000 to 2004 made an unbeaten 47 to revive his side from 73-7 as they chased a modest Methley score of 136.

George Heartfield (4-27) and Matthew Keeton (3-26) proved to be Bradford & Bingley’s best bowlers as they remained eight points clear of Gomersal who beat Keighley by 51 runs.

Jamie Bloom struck 11 fours while making a superb 100 not out in a Gomersal total of 214. Ryan Ridehalgh (4-49) was the pick of the Keighley bowlers and he chipped in with 40 runs as his side were restricted to 163-9. Rory Robinson (58) and Ashley Robinson (43) were the top scorers while Gomersal skipper Matthew Barnes picked up 4-50.

The best individual performance of the day came from the Cleckheaton skipper Elliot Hallas. He struck nine sixes and 12 fours in a fine knock of 122 and followed up with 4-29 as his side defeated East Ardsley by 55 runs.

Chris Dobson (33) gave good support to Hallas as Cleckheaton made 261-7 before bowling out their rivals for 206. Richard Jennings (53) top scored for East Ardsley while as last wicket stand of 74 between last man James Stott (46) and Dominic Kinder (23no) provided some late excitement.

Undercliffe remain rooted to the bottom after their three-wicket defeat by Carlton. Abid Hurairah top scored with 53 in their 145-9, but it wasn’t enough to prevent them losing again. Matthew Rowett (33) helped Carlton towards their target despite the good work of Steve Adams (4-44).

Mukdas Mohammad (6-22) helped put the skids under lowly Ossett as Farsley restricted them to 140-8 on their way to an eight-wicket triumph. Mohammad Atif (63no) and Jamie Hoyland (42no) saw Farsley safely to their target.

The experienced dup of Nigel Hanson (4-25) and Khalid Rehman (3-7) helped Bankfoot bowl out Northowram Fields for 138 on their way to a four-wicket win. James Norcliffe made a battling 50 and Paul Bottomley chipped in with 39 but their efforts were not sufficient to spare their side from defeat. Muhammed Addas (56no) and Atta-ur-Rehman (33no) steered Bankfoot home.

Championship Two

Kieran Samuels hit the day’s highest individual score – a magnificent 158 - as he inspired Townville to a stunning 141-run win over promotion-chasing Great Preston.

Four sixes and 21 fours flowed from Samuels’ bat and he was joined in an impressive opening stand of 215 by Steve Walton (81).

They provided the foundations for a daunting total of 323-6 – the best of the day – and Great Preston never threatened to challenge it as they were bowled out for 182, Luke Slater taking 4-48.

The result saw Great Preston surrender the leadership to Jer Lane who had a comfortable nine-wicket win over Hopton Mills.

Daniel Syme took 4-6 and Mohammad Jamal (3-19) as Mills were bowled out for 84. Jonathan Waddington was unbeaten on 42 when Jer Lane secured victory.

Andrew Croft hit an unbeaten 75 as Hartshead Moor maintained their promotion challenge with a seven-wicket win over Oulton. Croft steered his side home after Marshall Grieve (4-23) and James Hardcastle (4-31) had bowled out Oulton for 107.

Lee Peters (7-13) produced the day’s best bowling figures as Birstall skittled out bottom team Spen Victoria for 49 on their way to a nine-wicket win.

Two more bowlers returned seven-wicket hauls. Ryan Grinsill (7-43) helped Altofts dismiss Scholes for 107 on their way to a nine-wicket win. Jaymes Hollingsworth was unbeaten on 52 when victory was achieved.

Abdul Hameed (7-20) impressed as Brighouse dismissed Wrenthorpe for 79 to secure a 128-run win. Sameer Yaqoob (57), Mohammad Siddique (44) were top scorers in the Brighouse total of 207-8.

Liversedge kept alive their hopes of avoiding relegation with a 42-run victory over Wakefield St Michael’s.

David Ashton (35), Matthew Pickard (33) and Mark Goodall (33) enabled Liversedge to make 172-9 before restricting Wakefield St Michael’s to 131-8. Lawrence Morton (40) top scored for St Michael’s as Mohammad Lorgat picked up 4-35.

Openers Leighton Shuttleworth and Scott Fairbrass shared a first-wicket stand of 99 which set Sandal on course for an eight-wicket win over Adwalton.

Shuttleworth finished unbeaten on 83 while Fairbrass made 60 as Sandal retained their place at the top by chasing down their opponents’ score of 182.

Simon Bagnell (62) top scored for Adwalton against a bowling attack in which Sufyaan Rafi (4-50) was the most-successful member.

Louis Bentley was the day’s unluckiest player. He smashed 137 for Crossbank Methodists against second-placed Buttershaw St Paul’s but ended up on the losing side.

Three sixes and 22 fours flowed from Bentley’s bat as his side made 225-8 in reply to Buttershaw St Paul’s score of 247-5 to lose by 22 runs.

Andrew Pinfield (74) James Brown (60no) and Dian Patel (46) were the chief contributors to the St Paul’s total.

Hunslet Nelson continue to struggle at the wrong end of the table after a seven-wicket defeat by East Leeds. Their total of 134 proved insufficient as Sam Thewlis inspired East Leeds to victory.

Thewlis took 6-40 and followed up with 73 as his side made it another tough afternoon for Nelson. Chris Allan’s (38) was the individual highlight for the losers.

Rodley remain the only side without a win after their 24-run loss to Windhill & Daisy Hill. Chris Sedgwick (4-45) and Jack Martin (3-1) bowled them out for 86 in response to a meagre total of 110-5. Darren Saville (42no) was the top scorer for Windhill & Daisy Hill.

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