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Last ball four wins it for Woodlands

Last ball four wins it for Woodlands

Kieran Rodger hit a four from the last ball of the game as Woodlands snatched a thrilling two-wicket Premier Division win over Pudsey St Lawrence at Tofts Road.

Woodlands, who needed seven runs from Adam Frost’s final over to overhaul the home side’s 202-9, had only managed three from the first five balls before Rodger found the ropes.

Tom Clee was again a key figure with Woodlands. He followed up his 4-43 with the ball by hitting and unbeaten 76 in the successful run chase. Kieran Collins (42) and Rob Medcalf (30) also made important contributions before Rodger applied the finishing touch.

Frost (3-38) and Ricky Priestley (3-20) were the best of the St Lawrence bowler while Josh Dracup (87) and Frost (32) top scored when they batted first.

With Pudsey Lawrence losing, Bowling Old Lane seized the chance to go above them into second place with a nail-biting three-run win over Yeadon.

Muhammad Yasir proved to be the key player for Old Lane with 72 in their 218-9 and 3-59 as Yeadon were dismissed for 215.

Umar Zubair (39) and Naeem Khan (35) were the main scorers for Old Lane against an attack in which Lewis Howard (4-54) and Kamran Khan (3-49) enjoyed the most success.

Young Simeon Pickering continued his good form for Yeadon with 60 while skipper Dave Machell (55) and Ryan Mooney (33) gave good support.

Leaders Hanging Heaton had a comfortable 145-run win over Bankfoot which strengthened their hold on top spot. Nick Bresnan (81), Craig Russell (70) and Finnley Morgan (35) helped them to a total of 263, while Atta ur Rehman (4-80) and Asad Nasir (4-54) plugged away for Bankfoot.

Jordan Tailford (50no) was the only Bankfoot batsman to make an impression as they were dismissed for 118 with Jamie Baulk taking 4-8 and Ghulam Hussain (4-36).

Morley lifted themselves out of the bottom two and left opponents Lightcliffe propping up the table after beating them by six wickets.

Richard Winn hit an unbeaten 75 as Morley capitalised on the earlier good work of skipper Andrew Kirkwood (5-26) which helped bowl out Lightcliffe for 146. Chris Blakeney (3-14) gave him support while Marcus Kelly (42no) top scored for Lightcliffe.

Young spinners Lewis Lomax (4-27) and Sam Barraclough (3-31) impressed as New Farnley dismissed Batley for 106 on their way to a two-wicket win. Mohammad Yusuf took 3-14 for Batley.

Skipper Ross Monaghan made 60 and Nick Firth (39) as East Bierley overhauled Gomersal’s 198 to record a three-wicket victory. Jordan Bloom took 4-56 for Gomersal while Lewis Edmond (54) and Javid Umarji (33) were the best of their batsmen. James Higgins took 3-62 for East Bierley while the impressive Monaghan finished with 6-38.

Division One

An undefeated third wicket stand of 185 between Will Kelly (94no) and Chris Reynolds (81no) powered leaders Baildon to an eight-wicket win over East Ardsley.

They helped their side recover from a poor start to chase down an East Ardsley total of 211-6 which featured a fifth wicket partnership of 140 between Dan McTiernan (88) and Tom Daniels (79).

Young Lachlan Doidge (6-58) impressed as Bradford & Bingley bowled out Great Preston for 142 on their way to a six-wicket win. James Wills made 36 for Great Preston while Will Johnston (47) and George Heartfield (39) played key roles in the successful run chase.

Jer Lane made the division’s highest score of 301-8 on their way to a 147-run win over Keighley. Umar Dawood (94) and Arslaan Mahmood (63) shared 136 for the fourth wicket while Mohammed Dar (53) and Nasir Chowdry (38) joined in the fun. Amaan Nadeem (3-62) was the pick of the bowlers.

Adam Qurban (41) top scored in Keighley’s total of 154 as Haroon Mahmood (4-16) and Raja Khan (3-36) helped seal Jer Lane’s victory.

There was a first win of the season for Cleckheaton as they clung on to defeat Methley by just six runs. Even a second wicket partnership of 152 between Charlie Winter (98) and Vinnie Banks (74) was not enough for Methley as they finished on 221-6 in response to Cleckheaton’s 227-6 which featured 51 not out from Feroz Hassan and 44 by Craig Blackburn.

Will Hayton was the outstanding performer as Carlton defeated Northowram Fields by five wickets to climb out of the bottom two at the expense of their opponents.

Hayton took 4-45 as Northowram Fields were restricted to 168-7 and hit an unbeaten 78 to guide his side to their target. Simon Parker (37) gave him good support. Lewis Moore (45) and Todd Reeday (44no) top scored for Northowram Fields.

Joe Stolarski (65), skipper Adam Patrick (62) and Babar Butt (34) helped Pudsey Congs make 240-8 as they defeated Farsley by 101 runs. Mark Blackburn (3-41) was the pick of the Farsley bowlers while Ryan Blackburn (61) top scored in Farsley’s 139, Mark Ferguson taking 3-21.

Division Two

Leaders Hartshead Moor maintained their good form with a 47-run win over Ossett at Highmoor Lane.

Laurence Brooke (98), Andrew Croft (39) and Will Gough (36no) helped them to compile a challenging total of 251-6. Opener Michael Edwards hit 92 for Ossett but his side finished on 204-7 as evergreen Jeff Wind picked up 3-47.

Adwalton won the basement battle with Wrenthorpe by 61 runs and climbed above their rivals in the table. Dean Jackson (47) helped Adwalton to 166-9 as Joe Wigglesworth (4-55) and Steve Watts (3-41) posed the main threat.

Wrenthorpe’s batting faltered against the bowling of Akmal Saleem (4-38) and Dean Jackson (3-26) as they were bowled out for 105.

Third place Hopton Mills held their nerve to secure a five-run win over Sandal. Defending a modest score of 124, they bowled out Sandal for 119 with Phil Scott taking 4-22.

Defeat was hard on the Sandal bowlers Jamie Farmer (5-32) and Richard Gibson (5-45) who performed well in the Hopton Mills innings which saw Arshad Ali and Richard Fenwick both make 38.

There was an even closer finish in the game between Wakefield St Michael’s and Undercliffe where the margin of victory for St Michael’s was just three runs.

Ahsan Ahmed (69no) helped St Michael’s to 172-8 as Abdul Hamid picked up 4-22. Even half centuries from Ismaeel Bostan (50) and Mohammad Aslam (60) were not enough for Undercliffe as they were bowled out for 169 with John Holland taking 5-31.

Birstall wrapped up a comfortable 61-run win with Daniel Marlowe (4-4) and Alex Drake (3-34) as they bowled out Altofts for 119. Nick Sheard (53), Lee Peters (48no) and Brandon Silverwood (32) were the main contributors as Birstall made 180 batting first. Jaymes Hollingworth took 5-66 for Altofts.

The result and details for the game between Liversedge and Townville have not been supplied.

Division Three
Hunslet Nelson’s young all rounder Sam Thewlis had a game to remember as he helped his side to a 92-run win over Gildersome & Farnley Hill.

Thewlis hit his highest Bradford Premier League score of 148, an innings containing five sixes and 16 fours, as he helped his side to a total of 264-6.

Thewlis followed up by taking 3-44 with his leg spin as Gildersome & Farnley Hill were restricted to 172-6, Josh Sturgess scoring 39.

Another batsman making his best score was Spen Victoria’s Ollie Davison. He hit 137 not out against Scholes – the club he left recently – to help his side make 251-6 on their way to a 99-run win.

Davison hit three sixes and 22 fours and was supported by Tom Barrow (36). Scholes were bowled out for 152 with Jonathan Elstub (3-29) and Alex Leadbeater (3-29) leading the way. Steve West (32) and Nick Firth (33) were the top scorers for Scholes.

Windhill & Daisy Hill lifted themselves of the bottom of the table with their first win of the season. They defeated Crossflatts by 26 runs and it was only the second time that the league newcomers had been beaten.

Craig Marshall took 4-38 and Ben Cawley (4-40) helped their side bowl out Crossflatts for 170 despite the efforts of Joe Taylor (46no), Tom Greenwood (38), Lee Bailey (37). Gary Hopkins (43no) and Marshall (37) were the top scorers in Windhill & Daisy Hill’s 196-8.

Crossbank Methodists are now the only team without a win. They were bowled out for 82 by Brighouse who cruised to a win by seven wickets. Max Thompson (38) top scored for Crossbank.

On a day of close finishes, the tightest of them all saw Rodley defeat Buttershaw St Paul’s by one run. Ian Wharton (74no), Ben Whitaker (35) and John Waterfield (30) helped Rodley to 223-8, despite Martin Rhodes taking 5-59.

The St Paul’s run chase was led by Luke Barker (49) and Pritesh Lad (48) but they fell agonisingly short of their target as they were dismissed for 222.

Leaders East Leeds had a comfortable eight wicket win over Heckmondwike & Carlinghow. Shazaib Ayub made 79 not out as the Heckmondwike & Carlinghow score of 126-9 was overhauled. Mark Symmons (33) and Ilyas Hashmi (36) were the Heckmondwike & Carlinghow top scorers.

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