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Woodlands win thriller with Townville

Woodlands win thriller with Townville

Premier Division

Woodlands v Townville
Elliot Richardson hit 16 runs in the final over including a four from the final ball as champions Woodlands scored a dramatic three-wicket win over Townville..

After Tom Clee had taken a single from the first ball from Townville debutant Tom Brook, Richardson cut loose and powered Woodlands home against the side that finished runners up to them last season, blasting a six two fours and a two.

Tim Jackson (70) and Greg Finn (40) paved the way for the dramatic finish as Woodlands pursued Townville's score of 211 all out in which new opener Abdul Wahid made 70 while skipper Jack Hughes (44) and Conor Harvey (43) also made good contributions against an attack in which Woodlands skipper Brad Schmulian (5-22) was the most impressive member.

Townville will rue losing their last three wickets in just four balls as they were dismissed with eight deliveries of their innings unused which was to cost them dearly.



Abdul Wahid top scored for Townville on his debut Picture: Ray Spencer

Conor Harvey on the attack for Townville against Woodlands Picture: Ray Spencer

Bankfoot v Farsley
Yorkshire batsman Matthew Revis made a sparkling 133 and debutant left arm spinner Jack Pocklington took a hat-trick while claiming 6-19 as Farsley defeated  newly-promoted Bankfoot by 157.

Revis smashed 12 sixes and four fours nd shared in stands of 102 with opener Chris Beech (57) for the second wicket and 107 with Ryan Cooper (29no) for the third as Farsley made 280-3 after being put in to bat.

Afghan all-round Zia Ul-Haq Parani top scored with 33 as Bankfoot were dismissed for 123. Pocklington's hat-trick saw him have Bankfoot skipper James Lee caught before trapping Sam Massheder lbw not playing a shot and  bowling Jawad Waheed.

New Farnley v Hanging Heaton
New Farnley's new overseas fast bowler Liam Guthrie marked his first appearance by taking 4-44 as his side dismissed Hanging Heaton for 130 on their way to a comfortable eight-wicket win.

The West Australian was supported by Alex Lilley (3-23) and spinner Gurman Randhawa (3-10) as all ten wickets fell to left arm bowlers, Callum Geldart and Adam Patel both made 32 as Hanging Heaton struggled.

An unbroken third wicket stand of 76 between Adam Waite (47no) and Steve Bullen (40no) saw New Farnley to their victory target with 15.4 overs to spare.

Australian Liam Guthrie made a great start for New Farnley Picture: Rray Spencer

Batley v Ossett
Ossett marked their Premier Division bow with a comfortable win by six wickets at Batley. New skipper Nick Connolly (79) and George Hadfield (58) added 120 for the second wicket before big hitting Sajith Warnalulasriya chipped in with an unbeaten 34 as the home side's 226 was chased down with 4.1 overs to spare.

Vibhor Yadav (44) and Mohammed Bhoola (32) were the top scorers for Batley while the 2021 young spinner of the year Mattie Race marked his Ossett debut by taking 4-47.

Pudsey St Lawrence v Bradford & Bingley
Bradford & Bingley's decision to put Pudsey St Lawrence in paid dividends at Tofts Road as Yassir Abbas (3-22) and spinner Bradley Reeve (3-17) helped dismiss the home side for a paltry 106.

Bradford & BIngley, who had Yorkshire & England under-19 batsman Will Luxton opening for them, eased to victory by seven wickets.


Methley v Cleckheaton
Jordan Laban hit an unbeaten 55 as a Methley side boosted by the presence of Yorkshire all-rounder Matthew Waite and Kent spinner James Logan defeated Cleckheaton by seven wickets.

The visitors were dismissed for just 106 with Logan capialising on the early work of new ball bowlers Tom Chippendale and James Wainman to take 3-13.

Former Yorkshire bowling coach Richard Pyrah was bowled first ball by Chippendale on his return to action but he later had the satisfaction of bowling his former Headingley charge Waite.


Premier Division Stats of the day
Top team total: 280-3 Farsley v Bankfoot
Top individual score: 133 Matthew Revis (Farsley v Bankfoot)
Best Bowling figures: 6-19 (including hat-trick) Jack Pocklington  (Farsley v Bankfoot)

Tim Jackson played a key role in the Woodlands success with a fine innings Picture: Ray Spencer


Division One
Wrenthorpe v Gomersal
Wrenthorpe had a day to forget as they were bowled out for just 68 and tumbled to a seven-wicket loss against Gomersal.

Nick Schofield (3-22) and Jonathan Boynton (3-25) did much of the damage as Wrenthorpe were skittled out. Boynton followed up with an unbeaten 33 to see Gomersal to victory.

East Bierley v Jer Lane
Newly-promoted Jer Lane were a team in a hurry. After dismissing East Bierley for 185, they romped to a six-wicket win in just 24.5 overs.

Overseas player Deron Greaves made a great start for his new club by hitting an unbeaten 61 as well as taking 3-27. Opener Farakh Hussain set the tone for the Jer Lane innings with a rapid 49.

Andrew Duckworth (47) and Matthew West (43) were the main contributors for East Bierley against a Jer Lane attack in which Mohammed Jamal (3-45) and Greaves impressed.

Baildon v Carlton
Farouk Alam shone with bat and ball as Carlton opened their account with a commanding 137-run victory at Jenny Lane,

Alam smashed nine sixes and one four while top scoring with 88 in Carlton's total of 225 which also included 33 from Jonathan Rudge. Kevin McDermott, took 4-28 from 15 economical overs while Dwayne Heke picked up 3-45.

Baildon crumbled to 88 all out as Kieran Holliday (4-22) and that man Alam (4-11) made it a miserable afternoon for the home side.

Keighley v Pudsey Congs
Spinner Sam Wisniewski impressed with 5-28 as Pudsey Congs bowled out Keighley for 122 to complete a 112-run victory at Hard Ings Road.

Paul Quinlan top scored with 40 for Keighley after earlier picking up 4-61 when Congs compiled 234-6 batting first. Returning opener Callum Oliver led the way with 71 while Vinit Patel hit an unbeaten 46.

East Ardsley v Undercliffe
Undercliffe got their campaign of to a flying start as they recorded an emphatic 142-run win over newly-promoted  East Ardsley at Jeffrey Field.

Ollie Hardaker, the only batsman in the league to make 1,000 runs in 2021, was in the runs again with 69 as he shared an opening stand of  118 with Danish Hussain (41). Jack McGahan later weighed in with 58 as Undercliffe posted a total of 217-5.

East Ardsley were soon in trouble when they batted as Nasir Jamal (3-18) and Zeeshan Qasim (3-13) posed problems as the home side crashed to 75 all out.

Division One Stats of the day
Top team total: 234-6 Pudsey Congs v Keighley
Top individual score: 71 Callum Oliver (Pudsey Congs v Keighley)
Best Bowling figures: 5-28 Sam Wisniewski (Pudsey Congs v Keighley)

Division Two

Great Preston v Yeadon
Great Preston made a great start to life in Division Two by bowling out Yeadon for 73 to complete a comfortable 115-run success.

Lee Russell (4-13) and Clayton Henderson (3-17) did much of the damage as Yeadon were reduced to 20-7 as they replied to a Great Preston score of 168-9 which included 51 from Oliver Newton. Yeadon's best boowlers were Adeel Ashraf (4-36) and Andrew Robinson (3-55).

Wakefield St Michael’s v Crossflatts
Last season's Division Three champions Crossflatts found the going tough as they were dismissed for 94 as they suffered a four-wicket defeat at Wakefield St Michael's Syed Bukhari (3-16), Lee Geldard (3-17) and Conor Andrews (3-19)  shared the wickets. For Crossflatts, South African Ruan  van Rooyen marked his debut by returning impressive figures of 5-22.

Lightcliffe v Hopton Mills
An unbeaten stand of 123 between teenager Tom Burton (57no) and Alex Stead (54no) steered Lightcliffe to a resounding nine-wicket win.

The second wicket pair ensured their side had no trouble securing maximum points after bowling out Mills for 140. Jonathan Whiteoak was the pick of the bowlers with 4-39 while San Khan top scored for Mills with 40.

Hunslet Nelson v Sandal
Sam Noden (5-37) and Zaeem Zulfqar (3-31) took the bowling honours as Sandal bowled out Hunslet Nelson for 92 to record a 79-run win.

Sandal's total of 171 included 37 from Brandon Hewlett while Will Stiff (4-32) and Dan Brooke-Mawson (3-39) were the pick of the Hunslet Nelson attack.


Hartshead Moor v Buttershaw St Paul’s
There was a nail-biting finish at Highmoor Lane with visitors Buttershaw St Paul's edging home by one wicket despite the efforts of Hartshead Moor captain Joe Bowman (5-47) as his side fought hard to defend their score of 152.

Josh Marsden was the top scorer for Hartshead Moor with 40 against a bowling attack in which Atta Ur-Rehman (5-57) and Zafar Jadoon (4-24) impressed.


Northowram Fields v Bowling Old Lane
New Australian signing Harry Houenstein made 87 on his debut for Northowram Fields but it was not enough to save his side from a seven-wicket defeat.

Houenstein dominated his side's total of 148 as Gurdev Singh and Ahsan Alishan both picked up four wickets. Old Lane eased to their target with Shazaib Khan making 59 and Farhan Hussain (37).


Division Two Stats of the day
Top team total:
171 Sandal v Hunslet Nelson
Top individual score: 88 Harry Hauenstein (Northowram Fields v Bowling Old Lane)
Best Bowling:
5-22 Ruan van Rooyen (Crossflatts v Wakefield St Michael's).

Division Three

Crossbank Methodists v Rodley
Rodley got their season off to a scorching start as they compiled the day's highest score of 326-8 as they defeated Crossbank Methodists by 222 runs.

Such a big total looked unlikely when last season's bottom team slipped to 28-3 before Tom Wharton (80) and Rob Young (70) turned things around with a partnership of 130. Their good work was built on by James Bradbury (63no) as the Crossbank bowlers were made to suffer.

Crossbank's miserable afternoon was complete when they were bowled out for 104, Gary Sagar taking 3-24.


Altofts v Scholes
Scholes got their campaign off on the right foot with a three-wicket win at the Clive Jackson Ground. 
The win was set up by bowlers Greg Keywood (3-19) and Adam Greenwood (3-20) as Altofts were dismissed for 128. The returning Christian Jackson hit 47 as Scholes knocked off the runs.


Windhill & Daisy Hill v Brighouse
Anser Mahmood made an unbeaten 44 as Brighouse survived a few batting scares before passing Windhill & Daisy Hill's score of 110 to secure a three-wicket victory. Noman Maan took 3-20 for Brighouse.


Gildersome & Farnley Hill v Heckmondwike & Carlinghow
Sam Beacham impressed with 5-19 and Wajid Hussain backed him up with 3-26 as Heckmondwike & Carlinghow bowled out Gildersome & Farnley Hill for 123 to complete a 40-run win.

Owais Hussain top scored for the winners while Mohammad Shah (3-51) and Liam Pearson (3-40) were the best of the Gildersome & Farnley Hill bowlers.


Liversedge v East Leeds
Imran Dawood marked his return to Liversedge by making 50 as he helped his side to secure a four-wicket win in a close-fought encounter.

East Leeds seemed to have little chance when, despite 45 from Zahid Tarvas, they were bowled out for 115 with Bryson Nicholls taking 4-22 and Mohammad Altaf (3-14), but they battled hard with Tarvis (3-42) ensuring is side didn't go down meekly.


Spen Victoria v Adwalton
Matty Waller made 88 and helped Adwalton to 215-7 as they secured a 71-run win over Spen Victoria at Spen Lane. Matty Lyles (37) gave him good support as the visitors posted a total of 215-7 despite the efforts of Paolo Giiradi (3-61).

Spen's batting never really fired and they were dismissed for 144 with Anas Imtiaz (3-33) and Lee Peters (3-31) doing the bulk of the work.

Division Three Stats of the day

Top team total: 326-8 Rodley v Crossbank Methodists
Top individual score: 88 Matty Waller (Adwalton v Spen Victoria)
Best Bowling figures: 5-19 Sam Beacham (Heckmondwike & Carlinghow v Gildersome & Farnley Hill

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