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Holders Yeadon bow out to Jer Lane

Holders Yeadon bow out to Jer Lane


Holders Yeadon have been knocked out of the Gordon Rigg Jack Hampshire Cup after losing a low-scoring quarter final to Jer Lane.

There seemed to be little hope for Yeadon when they were bowled out for just 95 as Osama Ahmad picked up 3-33, but they fought back bravely and gave Jer Lane a big scare before finally succumbing to a three-wicket defeat.

At one point, Jer Lane were 36-5, but the experienced duo of Raqeeb Younis and Amjid Khan steadied their nerves before Ibrar Younis sealed victory with a six. Muhammad Khan finished with 3-36 for Yeadon.

Imran Malik made a splendid 111 as the 2018 winner Bowling Old Lane overcame the Division Three leaders Crossflatts by 95 runs.

Malik struck 11 sixes and five fours while Hazrat Abbas (61) and Farhan Hassan (37) helped push the Old Lane score up to 258-4. Mohammad Shahnawaz (3-43) was the pick of the bowlers.

Crossflatts, playing in the competition for the first time, were restricted to 163-9 as Zeeshan Haider (5-39) and Gurdev Singh (3-9) struck. Opener Joe Hicks batted through the entire Crossflatts innings for 56 not out

Northowram Fields batsman Ben Grech continued his fine form by hitting the round’s highest individual score of 136 not out as his side compiled a total of 264-3 in their 70-run win over Great Preston.

Grech, who hit five sixes and 16 fours, was well supported by Kyle Welsh (76) in a stand of 170 for the third wicket.

Great Preston made a spirited 194 with Stuart Ruddick finishing 60no and Ben Broxup making 33. Max Gardner (3-33) and Joe Hough (3-41) were the best of the Northowram Fields bowlers.

East Ardsley proved too good for Sandal as they ran out 97-run winners in their delayed second round tie. They took command of the game by making 252-9 when they batted first. Jonathan Macgregor (80) led the way while James Marston (42), Josh Wild (34) and Ashley Pearson (31), all chipped in. Lee Geldard (3-33) was the most successful Sandal bowler.

Sandal lost early wickets before Brandon Hewlett (46) and Sam Noden (39) enabled them to make 158. Adam Pearson (3-25) and Ashley Pearson (3-28) helped their side to secure a home quarter final against Division Two leaders Buttershaw St Paul’s.

The draw for the semi-finals will be published on the league website at 8pm on Monday evening.

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