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Logan and Kruger make winning Farsley return

Logan and Kruger make winning Farsley return

James Logan made a big impression on his return to the Farsley side by taking 6-26 as they defeated Premier Division champions Pudsey St Lawrence by three wickets at Red Lane.

Logan, who has been side-lined with a broken thumb sustained on Yorkshire’s pre-season tour of South Africa, combined with county colleague Josh Poysden (3-15) to bowl out St Lawrence for 113.

Only Mark Robertshaw (57) countered the threat of the Farsley spinners as St Lawrence failed to build on an opening stand of 51 between last season’s leading run scorer and Archie Scott.

Farsley were helped towards their modest victory target by overseas player Pat Kruger (38), who like Logan was playing his first game for them this season.

Woodlands took advantage of Pudsey St Lawrence’s defeat to extend their lead at the top with a 70-run win over Wrenthorpe.

Opener Sam Frankland top scored for Woodlands with 53 and his efforts were built upon with useful contributions from Elliot Richardson (38), Brad Schmulian (33), and Greg Finn (31no) as a total of 226-6 was compiled.

Khalil Khan (3-44) and Will Bates (3-68) were again the pick of the Wrenthorpe bowlers while Khan was also their highest scorer with 47 as they were dismissed for 156. Elliot Richardson (3-39) and Chris Brice (3-58) shared the bowling honours.

Simon Lambert held the key to Undercliffe’s seven-wicket win over Methley – their first of the season – as they lifted themselves off the bottom of the table, a position now occupied by their opponents.

Methley looked to have the foundations for a good score when openers Adal Islam (45) and Marcus Walmsley (31) shared a stand of 54, but once they were parted the innings went into decline.

Lambert sparked their collapse to 149 all out with figures of 5-47. Mark Watts, making his debut after joining from Scottish club Heriots, took 3-35.

Undercliffe were set a Duckworth Lewis Stern target of 138 off 42 overs after rain interrupted proceedings and Lambert saw them to their target.

Ben Kohler-Cadmore’s first century of the season and a whirlwind 68 from big-hitting David Stiff helped Hanging Heaton to a 172-run victory over Townville.

Kohler-Cadmore made an unbeaten 106 from 100 balls with four sixes and ten fours, but it was Stiff who provided the fireworks. He smashed eight sixes and two fours during 32 balls of carnage which enabled Hanging Heaton to reach 272-7.

Richie Bresnan (3-54) proved to be the best of the bowlers for Townville who crumbled to 100 all out in reply with Josh Holling (5-44) and Tom Chippendale (4-36) doing the damage. It was Holling’s second five-wicket haul of the season as Townville dropped into the bottom two.

Former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq, above, was in good all-round form as he helped Cleckheaton secure a 49-run win on DLS after rain led to opponents Bradford & Bingley being set a revised target of 252 in 43 overs.

Despite the efforts of skipper Matthew Duce (61), Bradford & Bingley were bowled out for 202 as Rafiq picked up 4-60 with his off spin.

Earlier, Rafiq had hit 71 as he and Nick Walker (44) helped their side to a healthy 269-9. The best of the Bradford & Bingley bowlers was leg spinner Kyme Tahirkeli (above, 5-68).

Another young spinner to get among the wickets was New Farnley’s Sam Barraclough who took4-54 as his side beat Lightcliffe by nine runs in another match where DLS came into play.

After New Farnley had made 225-8, a score which owed much to the efforts of Dan Hodgson (51), Adam Waite (40) and Max Law (39), rain led to Lightcliffe being set 177 to win.

Suleman Khan, who had taken 4-28 in the New Farnley innings, led the way for Lightcliffe with 51, but Barraclough and the impressive Alex Lilley (5-44) secured victory for New Farnley

Championship One

Baildon are the new leaders of Championship One after defeating Wakefield St Michael’s by six wickets and taking full advantage of Keighley’s first defeat of the season at the hands of Ossett.

Wily left-arm spinner Mushtaq Ahmed produced another impressive display to take 6-30 as Wakefield St Michael’s, despite 57 from Mitchell Forsyth, were bowled out for 143.

Baildon eased to their target for the loss of four wickets with Australian Blair Oakley continuing his rich vein of form with an unbeaten 60. He shared an undefeated fifth-wicket stand of 80 with Simon Bailey (32no).

The Jenny Laners are five points ahead of Keighley who had no answer to an Ossett side getting into its stride after a slow start to the campaign.

Former Woodlands batsman Jack McGahan (67), Oliver Newton (45no) and Matthew Varley (37) helped Ossett to a total of 218-8.

Keighley’s batsmen struggled against the seam bowling of Dan Busfield (4-29) and Max Chappell (3-25) as they were bowled of for 127 to lose by 91 runs.

Former Keighley player Richard Wear produced a match-winning performance for Gomersal as they defeated Morley by eight wickets.

Wear took 5-20 as Morley were bowled out for 245, a total which owed much to the efforts of opener James McNichol (77), former Gomersal wicketkeeper Harvey Lockwood (46) and Akash Senerathna (37).

When Gomersal batted it was skipper Wear who led from the front. He made an unbeaten 98 and shared in partnerships of 95 with Liam Fletcher (50) and 107 with Callum Flynn (61).

Pudsey Congs closed to within three runs of third-placed Batley after defeating them by 124 run. Yasir Ali showed again what a valuable addition he is proving to be with a super knock of 107. He struck two sixes and 11 fours. Jacques Allen (44) joined him in a fifth-wicket alliance of 130 which helped their side to make 238-7.

Batley’s most-successful bowler was Roheil Hussain (3-78) while Owais Hussain (40) was their only batsman to resist for long as they were bowled out for 114. Young left-arm spinner Sam Wisniewski (4-12) and Chris Doey (3-10) did much of the damage.

East Bierley have moved up to fifth after defeating struggling Scholes by seven wickets. They overhauled the Scholes total of 158 thanks to an unbeaten 58 from the experienced Gulsheraz Ahmed and 41 from Ibrahim Jiva.

Scholes had been restricted in their innings by the good work of spinner Daanyaal Ahmed (4-33) and Ompal Boken (3-26).

Skipper James Lee hit an unbeaten 87 as Bankfoot defeated Hartshead Moor by seven wickets to leave the Highmoor Lane side hovering just above the relegation positions. Hamzah Iqbal (44) gave good support as Bankfoot eased past their opponents’ score of 158.

Only captain Adam Greenwood (36) looked like settling in as Lee (3-62) and spinner Andrew Stothart (4-38) got to work.

Championship Two

It proved to be a great day for promotion-chasing Carlton as Kershaski John Lewis smashed a new league record score and Jonathan Rudge took eight wickets for the second time in three games to propel them to a 217-run at Jer Lane.

John Lewis, a 21-year-old batsman from Dominica in the West Indies, made 237 not out and beat the previous best of 227no set by Alex Lees for Lightcliffe against Bradford & Bingley two years ago.

John Lewis hit 17 sixes and 25 fours during a 134-ball knock which enabled his side to declare on 377-5 after 46 overs.

Daniel White (71) joined John Lewis in a second wicket stand of 14, but saw his record-breaking colleague surpass him as Championship Two’s top runs corer. John Lewis has 317 and White 302.

Shell-shocked Jer Lane were bowled out for 160 with Rudge taking 8-59 to push his haul of wickets up to 27 for the campaign.

Carlton are now just six points behind leaders Yeadon who had to cling on for a rain-affected draw against Liversedge.

Opener Mark Hydes (75), Matthew Gibson (61) and Asad Mahmood (47) helped Liversedge to 276-7. Yeadon’s reply never got going and they salvaged three points by narrowly avoiding defeat on 127-9.

Hunslet Nelson are up to third after a battling 14-run win at Spen Victoria. Determined tail-end batting and tight bowling held the key to their success.

At 97-8 they looked in trouble after Abid Awain took 4-45, but skipper Will Stiff (29) and Mohammad Khan (30) combined to push their side’s score up to 151,

That man Stiff was also in good form with the ball as he took 4-34. With Patrick Hinchliffe picking up 3-46, Spen Victoria were dismissed for 137. Opener Sam Gatenby;s determined 58 was in vain.

Jonathan Crossland extended his run of good form for Buttershaw St Paul’s by making an unbeaten 113 in their 73-run win over Altofts. He hit two sixes and ten fours to build on the earlier work of Kevin McDermott (63).

Amer Ayoub (42) shared a third-wicket partnership of 119 with Crossland which enabled Buttershaw St Paul’s to reach 301-3.

Ishmail Patel top scored with 78 and Callum Nuttall provided a late flurry with 54 not out at number 10 as Altofts were dismissed for 228. Wicketkeeper Jamie Robson took five catches in the innings while Kamran Siddique took 3-52.

Half-centuries from Nick Kaye (65), Ben Gundry (56) and Brad Lay (53no) helped Birstall to make 268-5 in their weather-affected draw against Northowram Fields.  Opener Kyle Walsh made an unbeaten 50 in Northowram Fields score of 111-7.

Hopton Mills bounced back from their heavy defeat by Spen Victoria last Sunday with a 114-run win over Bowling Old Lane.

Mark Ashton (70) and John Bowett (40) provided early impetus before Umar Abbas (69) helped pus the Mills total to 254-6. Ismail Nazir picked up 3-49 for Old Lane.

Arsalan Ijaz (40) and Farakh Hussain (34) were the top contributors in a disappointing Old Lane score of 140. Michael Carroll (5-71) and Umar Abbas (4-32) did the damage.

Oliver Appleyard (83) and James Van der Merwe (54) helped East Ardsley compile a total of 271-6 before rain brought a premature end to their game with Adwalton 5-0.

Conference

Conference leaders Sandal judged their run chase well as they defeated Brighouse by three wickets to retain their grip on top spot.

Skipper Kristian Shuttleworth (67) and Ian Suttleworth (40no) led the way as their side replied to a Brighouse score of 243-9.

Quadratullah Azizi (3-65) and Parvas Khan (3-60) were the best of the bowlers for Brighouse who were unable to defend a total which had been built around the efforts of Saqab Muhammed (57) and Khan (38). Sam Noden took 4-50 for Sandal.

Great Preston are nine points behind Sandal following their six-wicket win over Crossbank Methodists.

Callum Jordan’s haul of 5-37 helped them bowl out Crossbank Methodists for 152, a score which owed much to Simon Denton’s 50.

Opener Kieren Thurston (56) ensured that Great Preston reached their target with the minimum of fuss.

Ryan Callis returned his season’s best figures of 7-16 as Rodley bowled out Windhill & Daisy Hill for 119 on their way to a seven-wicket win.

Zahid Tarvas made 62 in an East Leeds total of 256-9 before rain brought an early end to their match with Gildersome & Farnley Hill.