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McFarlane ton secures win for leaders

McFarlane ton secures win for leaders


Rob McFarlane hit a century as Hanging Heaton extended their lead in the Premier Division to 49 points with a 27-run win over New Farnley.

McFarlane made 122, an innings containing four sixes and 17 fours, which helped his side to a total of 204 despite the determined efforts of 15-year-old Kai Watson (5-49) and Sam Lodge (4-26). New Farnley were dismissed for 177 with spinner Jamie Baulk picking up 4-67.

Bowling Old Lane climbed above Pudsey St Lawrence into second place after defeating them by 113 runs. Saad Khan (5-25) and Fahad Khan (4-19) bowled out St Lawrence for 87 when they replied to a score of 200-9.

Faizan Haider (37) and Sabir Khan (35) top scored for Old Lane while Adam Frost (4-35) and Sam Johnson (4-50) posed the main threats for St Lawrence.

Bottom team Yeadon went down by 125 runs at Batley. Opener Bilal Abbas (80no) and Mohammed Al-Hayat (61) helped the home side to 287-4 despite the efforts of Kamran Khan (4-64). Andrew Pickering top scored with 60 for Yead as they were dismissed for 162. Saqif Rizwan impressed with 5-23 and was supported by Mohammed Wahab (3-47).

Opener Evan Edwards made 86 not out in a disappointing Lightcliffe total of 127 as they went down to a six-wicket defeat against Bankfoot. Zahir Shah (37) and Muhammad Addas (33) saw the home side to victory.

Division One

Jer Lane reduced Pudsey Congs’ lead to nine points after scoring a comfortable seven-wicket win over Bradford & Bingley.

Only George Heartfield (32) looked likely to get on top of the bowling as Bradford & Bingley were dismissed for 104 with Bobby Khan taking 4-64. Dean Hans hit an unbeaten 60 to speed Jer lane to victory.

Ryan Blackburn (83) led the way as Farsley overhauled an East Ardsley score of 170-7 to inflict a four-wicket defeat on the bottom team. Mohammad Arif chipped in with 36 against a bowling attack in which Ben Smith took 4-36.

Matt Redgwick (41) and Dan McTiernan (40) were the top scorers for East Ardsley as Andrew Sims (3-47) and Mukdas Mohammad (3-36) were the most successful bowlers for Farsley.

Opener Matt Rowett retired after making 72 but Richard Sykes (39no) carried on the good work as Carlton recorded a six-wicket win over Cleckheaton after chasing down a total of 182-9. Kayne Whitehead made 50 for Cleckheaton while Tom Ward (4-45) was Carlton’s best bowler.

Mohammad Shakoor (4-34) and Will Kelly (3-23) helped bowl out Great Preston for 135 as Baildon completed a 51-run win. Michael Wade (37) and Sam Holmes (31) were the main contributors for Great Preston.

Kelly (45) and Stefan Mather (37) led the way as Baildon scored 186-9 when they batted first. Joe Schofield (4-39) and Holmes (3-54) toiled away with the ball.

Charlie Winter enjoyed the hottest day of the summer by taking 5-38 as Methley recorded a six-wicket win over Keighley. He was backed up by Finlay Rooke (3-62) as Keighley were restricted to 168-9. Andrew Banks made 42 and Winter (32) as Methley eased to victory.

Division Two

James Mistry and Zulfikar Muhammad scored centuries as Birstall posted the day’s highest score of 330-7 in their 140-run win over Adwalton.

The pair put on 167 for the third wickets with Mistry hitting five sixes and 14 fours while Muhammad struck three sixes and 15 fours. Irfan Ul Haq made 54 as Adwalton made 190-7, Lee Peters taking 4-69.

Skipper Kieran Samuels made 74 as leaders Townville eased to an eight-wicket win over Hopton Mills after bowling out their opponents for 113. The in-form Nohman Hussain (61) was the only Mills batsman to make an impression as Tim Walton (3-12) and Luke Jacques (3-16) got among the wickets.

Rayyan Azeem (5-14) and Absar Hussain (4-56) bowled out Sandal for 91 to seal a 145-run win for Undercliffe. Nick Sugden (51) and Tom Simmons (38) led the way in the victors’ 236 while Jamie Pease (4-41) was Sandal’s best bowler.

Ossett had an afternoon to forget as they were bowled out for 57 as they went down to an eight-wicket defeat against Wakefield St Michael’s. Tom Robison (4-9) and John Holland (3-15) were the key bowlers.

Riyaz Motala produced a good all-round performance to help Liversedge to a 30-run win over Wrenthorpe. He made 75 in a total of 177 and took 4-45 as Wrenthorpe finished on 147-8.

Ben Purdy (4-45) and Joe Wigglesworth (3-44) were Wrenthorpe’s best bowlers while Anthony Wilkinson (33) was their top scorer.

Division Three

Leaders Hunslet Nelson bowled out Windhill & Daisy Hill for 85 on their way to an emphatic 10-wicket victory.

Alex Rose (4-10) and Jason Warriner (3-20) did the damage with the ball before Chris Allan (42no) and Archie Haddon (34no) saw their side home without losing a wicket.

Brighouse are seven points behind in second place after putting a big dent on Crossflatts’ promotion hopes. They bowled out the league newcomers for 71 before romping home by eight wickets.

Masroor Ahmed took 5-16 as the Crossflatts batting collapsed while Hisan Jehanzeb made an unbeaten 32 as Brighouse sealed the win.

Hassan Mushtaq made a fine 117 as East Leeds racked up 309-9 in a 173-run over struggling Crossbank Methodists.

Four sixes and 17 fours flowed from Mushtaq’s bat, and he was supported by Shahzaib Ayub (67) and Shaan Ahmed (45). Joseph Hampshaw finished with 4-70 for Crossbank.

Hampshaw (47) and Theo Hanson (49) dominated the Crossbank score of 136. Three bowlers did the damage, Kasim Rehman (3-32), Shamraiz Hussain (3-39) and Shamoon Mushtaq (3-39).

Loan player Aryan Singh will not forget his debut for Gildersome & Farnley Hill in a hurry. The Morley teenage batsman made a fine 105 to help his side to a 74-run win over Scholes.

Singh struck a six and 14 fours as Gildersome & Farnley Hill posted a total of 188-4. As if that was not enough, Singh took 3-32 and along with Gavin Dyson (3-26) helped bowl out Scholes for 114. Nick Curtis (48) was their top scorer

The Hasmis were in the thick of the action for Heckmondwike & Carlinghow as they defeated Rodley by 69 runs. Saad and Ilyas both made 58 on their side’s 190-9 despite the efforts of John Waterfield (6-56).

Ilyas followed up with 4-29 as Rodley were dismissed for 121. Imran Akhtar (3-30) gave him good support.

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