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Last ball run out as Cleckheaton tie

Last ball run out as Cleckheaton tie


Cleckheaton and Hanging Heaton featured in the Premier Division’s first tie of the season after a nail-biting finish at Moorend.

The home side, who needed eight from the last over to pass Hanging Heaton’s score of 213, saw Amir Hussain (31no) take seven from James Byrne’s first five deliveries.

With just a single required from James Byrne’s final ball, last man Andrew Deegan was run out trying to secure it.

Hanging Heaton's Callum Geldart on his way to 69 at Cleckheaton Picture; Richard Kosmala

Hussain and opener Kris Ward (36) were the top scorers for Cleckheaton, while Callum Geldart (69) and skipper Ben Kohler-Cadmore (47) led the way for Hanging Heaton after they had slipped to 24-3.

Former Scotland and Yorkshire seamer Iain Wardlaw, pictured top, produced a fine performance as he returned figures of 6-78.

Defending champions Woodlands have a 11-point lead at the top after a comfortable 144-run over second bottom Wrenthorpe.

Their latest success was built on a solid batting display which saw Brad Schmulian (63), Muhammad Bilal (48), Elliot Richardson (43no) and Sam Frankland (42) all contributed to a total of 275-9. Matthew Race (3-88) was the most successful bowler for Wrenthorpe.

Overseas player Khalil Khan (41) was the only Wrenthorpe batsman to make an impression as they were dismissed for 131 with spinner Chris Brice taking 3-41.

Townville, runners up in 2019, are up to second after bowling out Methley for just 87 on their way to a nine-wicket win. Conor Harvey (4-27) and Ritchie Bresnan (3-15) did most of the damage.

Openers Athelbert Braithwaite (48) and Jonny Booth (30no) ensured that Townville eased to victory with no alarms.

New Farnley suffered their second successive defeat as they went down by 12 runs to Pudsey St Lawrence in a close fought game at the Barry Jackson ground.

Young bowler Josh Dracup (4-26) produced a decisive spell of bowling as New Farnley lost momentum and wickets as they were bowled out for 155 in pursuit of St Lawrence’s 167. Opener Aidan Langley (44) top scored for New Farnley.

The St Lawrence innings had followed a similar pattern with opener Charlie Best’s 69 proving crucial as their scoring rate slowed and wickets tumbled in the closing overs of their innings as Andrew Brewster picked up 3-15.

St Lawrence are now just one point behind third place New Farnley and 22 adrift of table-topping Woodlands.

Morley defeated Batley by five wickets to record their third win and maintain their grip on eighth place. Their Sri Lankan all-rounder Kavindu Kulasekara is proving to be one of the signings of the season with another important contribution.

He took 4-19 with his spin as he backed up the efforts of paceman Matthew Dowse as Batley were dismissed for 123, Mohammed Bhoola top scoring with an unbeaten 36.

Morley were guided to their modest victory target by a maiden half-century from opening batsman jack Rowett (53no).

Farsley skipper Matthew Lumb impressed with 6-33 as his side bowled out Bradford & Bingley for 156 to complete a 47-run win at Wagon Lane.

The Red Laners made 203-7 after being asked to bat first. Middlesex second team all-rounder Max John (52), Yorkshire’s Matthew Revis (44) and former Bradford & Bingley player Ryan Cooper (41) led the way. Charlie Davy (48) top scored in his first league game of the season for the home side after injury.

Division One

Leaders Birstall inflicted a first defeat of the season on promotion rivals Gomersal as they cruised to an eight-wicket win.

Leading their victory charge was former Gomersal opening bowler James Russell. He returned the stunning figures of 4-6 from his 12 over spell which contained nine maidens as his old club were skittled out for 59.

Left-arm spinner Josh Haynes (3-11) was the other key wicket taker as only Adam Greenwood (28) resisted for long. Birstall lost two wickets as they secured their fifth win of the season.

Gomersal’s total of 59 was not the lowest score in the division. Hartshead Moor were bowled out for just 46 as Lightcliffe secured their first win of the season and climbed out of the relegation places with their 10-wicket success. Jonathan Whiteoak was their star bowler with 6-28.

East Bierley’s unbeaten start to the season came to a halt as they went down to a 139-run defeat against Bankfoot after being bowled out for 79. Only opener Sam Gatenby (33) offered resistance as Ijaz Ahmed (3-28) helped seal a win which takes Bankfoot up to third place.

Overseas player Azeem Ghumman (50) and Jawad Waheed (40) countered the challenge posed by Jack Hebden (4-45) and Danny Cross (3-48) as they helped Bankfoot to 218-9 in a match reduced to 35 overs per side after a delayed start.

Pudsey Congs dropped into the bottom two after second place Ossett bowled them out for 88 on their way to a six-wicket win. Marcus Walmsley (4-27) and Max Chappell (4-22) did the damage for Ossett before opener George Hadfield (45) guided them to their target.

Scott Etherington (3-24) and Zeeshan Qasim (3-23) helped Undercliffe bowl out Keighley for 101 to seal a 10-run win. Paul Quinlan had earlier taken 4-21 for Keighley.

Baildon secured their second successive win as they defeated rock-bottom Carlton by 39 runs. Jonny Reynolds (37) and Kevin McDermott (34) helped the Jenny Laners to 190-8 before Simon Bailey (5-36) and McDermott (3-46) joined forces as Keighley were bowled out for 151.

Division Two
Jer Lane strengthened their position at the top of the table with an eight-wicket win over Spen Victoria while their two closest challengers both suffered defeats.

Buttershaw St Paul’s went down by 57 runs against Wakefield St Michael’s while East Ardsley were bowled out for just 54 as they went down by 168 runs against Bowling Old Lane.

An unbroken third wicket stand of 127 between Raqeeb Younis (63no) and Imran Mirza (49no) helped Jer Lane to capitalise on bowling out bottom side Spen Victoria for 137. Overseas player Cosmond Walters (4-15) and Mohammed Jamal (3-61) were the pick of Jer Lane’s bowlers.

Adil Mehmood (58) and Hanif Mahboob (52) shared a fifth wicket partnership of 100 as Wakefield St Michael’s made 214-8 despite the efforts of Amer Ayoub (4-39) and Kamran Siddique (3-63). St Paul’s were bowled out for 157, Jack Seddon hitting 61, as spinner Zaeem Zulfqar picked up 4-35.

Zeeshan Haider impressed with 6-24 and Adam Zahid picked up 4-27 as Bowling Old Lane ran through an East Ardsley batting line up that had shown good form previously.

Old Lane had no trouble making runs as they scored 222-5 when they batted first. Imran Malik (62) and that man Haider (57no) led the way while Abid Alishan chipped in with 40. Scott Bland (3-33) was the best East Ardsley bowler on an afternoon they will want to forget.

Yeadon finally registered their first win of the campaign when they chased down Sandal’s 196 to win by four wickets. Gulsheraz Ahmed was in the runs again with 44 while skipper Gareth Lee made 43 in the successful run chase.

Sam Noden (3-44) was the best of the Sandal bowlers and was also their top scorer with 45. Matthew Westwood (39) was the other main contributor while Nadeem Hanif (4-56) and Lee (3-32) took the bowling honours for Yeadon.

Scholes were soon in trouble in their match with Hopton Mills as they lost their first three wickets with just one run on the board. They also slipped to 13-5 before Sikander Mahmood (30) saw them to their eventual score of 97.

Umar Abbas (4-24) and Michael Carroll (4-20) did the damage while Sohail Hussain (38no) guided Hopton Mills to an eight-wicket win.

The match between Northowram Fields and Hunslet Nelson was abandoned due to Covid-19.

Division Three

Josh Brooksbank clips a ball of his legs during his 73 for Crossflatts Picture: Ray Spencer

Second place Crossflatts inflicted a first defeat of the season on visitors East Leeds to strengthen their push for promotion in their first season in the league.

Openers Josh Brooksbank (69) and Joe Hicks (pictured left, 50) provided the foundations for the win with a partnership of 111, while Mohammad Shahnawaz (43no) and Joe Greenwood (42) pushed the total up to 282-6.

East Leeds never looked like challenging the Crossflatts total and were bowled out for 81 to lose by 201 runs. Spinner Wasim Hussain impressed with 4-19.

Crossflatts bagged 20 points but remain five behind Brighouse because the leaders also took maximum points from their 76-run win over struggling Liversedge.

Quadratullah Azizi had an outstanding game for Brighouse. After hitting 10 sixes and four fours while making 88 to build on the efforts of Khurram Maqsood (39) and Mohammed Waseem (33) in a total of 214, Azizi followed up with 6-31 as Liversedge were all out for 138, Will Atkin top scoring with 41.

Azizi’s bowling figures were not the best of the game. That distinction went to Liversedge’s Asim Rafique who took 7-74.

Adwalton seem to make a habit of winning close encounters. An unbroken ninth wicket stand of 67 between Kabir Bashir (35no) and Chris Priestley (34no) saw them overhaul Heckmondwike & Carlinghow’s 261-8 to win by two wickets. Matthew Donohoe (52) and Matty Waller (45) helped set up the thrilling finish.

Defeat was hard on Heckmondwike & Carlinghow’s Abdullah Qureshi who scored 112 batting at number nine. He smashed 11 sixes and seven fours and was joined in an eighth wicket stand of 109 by Asad Ejaz (32). Kanhu Pattnayak made 35 and followed up with 4-58.

Tabassum Bhatti produced a fine all-round performance to lift Windhill & Daisy Hill to their first win. He took 6-19 as Rodley were dismissed for 127 and made 63 as his side triumphed by five wickets. Dan Turbitt (39) and Bailey Wilson (33) were the best of the Rodley batsmen.

An unbroken seventh wicket partnership of 128 between Jacob Wright (80no) and Sam Wright (42no) helped Great Preston post a score of 222-6 on their way to a 100-run win over Gildersome & Farnley Hill. Jacob Wright also took 3-54 in support of Lee Russell (5-46) as Great Preston bowled out their opponents for 122.

Inconsistent Altofts were skittled out for just 68 as they suffered a seven-wicket defeat at the hands of Crossbank Methodists. Mohammad Hassan (4-21) was the best Crossbank bowler.


Wasim Hussain took 4-18 during Crossflatts win over East Leeds Picture: Ray Spencer

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