It's Rodger and out for Lightcliffe

It's Rodger and out for Lightcliffe

Kieran Rodger produced a stunning spell of 6-14 as Second Teams Premier Division leaders Woodlands bowled out second-placed Lightcliffe for 67 to secure a 161-run win.

Rodger took the first six wickets to fall before spinner Jak Murphy (3-24) wrapped up the tail for the defending champions.

Woodlands had found run scoring much easier than their opponents as they made 228-9 when they took first knock. Gareth Duckworth and Rob Medcalf both scored 71 while Ben Cliff (3-55) and Marcus Kelly (3-87) were the best of the Lightcliffe bowlers.

Bowling Old Lane's Muhammed Yasir  was another bowler to take six wickets, He returned figures of 6-35 as his side bowled out Hanging Heaton for 124 to seal a 65-run win. Abu-Baker Siddiq chipped in with 3-50.

Richard Winn lived up to his name as he guided Morley to a three-wicket triumph over Yeadon.  He took 4-47 as Yeadon were dismissed for 125 and made an unbeaten 34 to steer Morley to their target. Sam Johnson (45) top scored for Yeadon.

New Farnley are now joint second with Lightcliffe and Batley after their 50-run win over Pudsey St Lawrence. Andrew Langley (5-40) and Will Swift (3-29) sealed New Farnley's win as the Saints were bowled out for 174

Jack Gaunt (48) and Brian Devine (42) gave St Lawrence a good start, but their colleagues failed to build on their work.

New Farnley's 224-4 was built around solid contributions from Mark Lawson (48), Joe Suggitt (45), Joe Bedfod (40) and Chris Sowden (39no).

East Bierley opener James Tucker agnonisingly missed out on a century in his side's 38-run win over Pudsey Congs.

Tucker made 99 not out and was supported by Reece Clark (42) and Alex Monaghan (35) as a total of 252-7 was compiled.

Congs looked well placed to launch a victory challenge during a second-wicket partnership of 110 betweem James Lindley-Dawe (68) and Mohammed Ammer (58), but their hopes evaporated as Ryan Lumb (5-79) and Rob Barker (4-29) bowled East Bierley to victory.

The closest finish of the day was at Batley where the home side secured a narrow three-run win over Baildon to go level on 76 points with New Farnley and Lightcliffe.

Opener Tariq Mehboob's 77 was the key component of Batley's 162-9 while Jamie Abbott (3-42) and Seif Hussain (3-45) were the pick of the Baildon bowlers.

Keon-Leigh Dalladay (39), Darren Wilson (38) and Daniel Hunt (30) led Baildon's reply of 159-8. Mohammed Yaqoob (4-10) was the bowler who did most to ensure Batley took the win.