Medcalf shines as champions survive Yeadon test

Medcalf shines as champions survive Yeadon test

Premier Division champions Woodlands had to survive an early scare before hitting back to defeat Yeadon by six runs.

They were reduced to 15-4 when they batted first before Rob Medcalf (82) and Jak Murphy (63) led a revival which led to their side reaching 222-9. Alex Robinson took 4-69 for Yeadon.

Sam Johnson (60),Ryan Mooney (41) and Anthony Gilks (37) put the pressure on Woodlands before being dismissed for 216. Tom Clee was the key bowl;er with 4-47.

Simon McDermott hit a sparkling 121 as newly-promoted Baildon made 269-7 on their way to an 88-run win over Lightcliffe. McDermott struck seven sixes and ten fours and was backed up by Daniel Hunt (39). Finnley Hill (3-27) and Ben Cliff (3-53) were the pick of the bowlers.

Opener Aiden Langley finished 99 not out as New Farnley scored 177-6 on their way to a 53-run victory over Hanging Heaton.

James Byrne took 3-34 for Hanging Heaton while Rob McFarlane (31) was top scorer as they were dismissed for 124. Joshua Marsden (3-20) and Joe Bwedford (3-40) did much of the damage.

Liam Stanhope shone with 5-17 as Pudsey Congs bowled out arch-rivals Pudsey St :Lawrence for 67 on their way to a satisfying six-wicket win.

Batley proved took good for Priestley Shield winners Bowling Old Lane as they ran out winners by 94 runs. Adnan Mahmood top scored with 81 in Batley's 197-'8. Ahsan Alishan was the best Old Lane bowler with 3-44.

Old Lane ran into trouble when they batted and bwere all out for 103. Adeel Nazir top scored with 43 but lacked support as Vakas Mirza (5-50) sealed Batley's win.

*No result has been submitted for East Bierley v Morley at the time of writing

Championship One

Gomersal have a nine-point lead after three games following their six-wicket win over Bankfoot.

Lewis edmond set up their latest victory with 5-30 as Bankfoot, despite 50 from Haroon Iqbal, were bowled out for 104. Skipper Matthew Barnes opened the batting and made 42 as Gomersal sealed thei win with four wickets down.

East Ardsley are second after their six-wicket win at Undercliffe. Opener Oliver Appleyard led their successful pursuit of Undercliffe's 214-6 with an unbeaten 96. Tom Daniels weighed in with 50 as East Ardsley won with then balls to spare.

Half-centuries from Alex Hurairah (82) and Mohammed Sudase (73) were the main contributions to Undercliffe's total. The most-successful East Ardsley bowler was Mark Heald (3-65).
Keighley bounced back from being bowled out for 110 to dismiss Methley for 94 and seal a 16-run victory. Dillon Birkett (4-25) and Alex Towler (3-26) hiswere Keighley's match winners.

Keighley, who batted first, had experienced problems against the bowling of Methley's opening bowler Ben Waite (4-9).

Bradford & Bingley's young bowler Lachlan Doidge took 4-24 to his side bowl out Carlton for 132 and seal a 27-run win.Only Brett Cullen (41) looked at ease.

Bradford & Bingley's total of 159-6 owed much to opener Matthew Keeton's 74. The best of the Carlton bowlers was Tom Ward (3-33).

Jimmy Ives took 5-46 as Cleckheaton bowled out Ossett for 117 before easing to a four-wicket win. Opener Chris Hosley (45) top scored for Ossett but lacked support,

Northowram Fields made 231-7 as they defeated Farsley by 77 runs. Charlie Holt-Conway led the way with 67 while George Bickle chipped in with 39 in a total of 231-6. Haroon Mahmood took 4-52 for Farsley, whose top scorers were Mukdas Mohammed (42) and Terry Stan iforth (34) as they were dismissed for 154. Todd Reeday (4-53) and Conor Andrews (3-40) took the bowling honours.

Championship Two

David Illingworth impressed with bat and ball as leaders Great Preston scored a comfortable 113-run win over Wakefield St Michael's.

Illingworth top scored with 80 and was backed up by Stuart Ruddick (62) as his side made 225-7 despite the efforts of Alex Hale (5-80).

Illingworth followed up by taking 5-55 as St Michael's were all out for 112. Ruddick was also in the action again with 3-12.

Jer Lane continued their winning start with a rapid six-wicket win over Liversedge. Haseeb Younas and Absar Hussain both took 3-11 while Nabbil Khan picked up 3-6 as Liversedge were skittle out for 47.

Birstall's hopes quite literally went West against Scholes. Richard West (3-22) and brother Steven (3-31) helped dismiss them for 105. Julian Dawson was unbeaten on 39 when vScholes sealed victory.

The Bashirs were to the fore as Wrenthorpe overcame Oulton by 61 runs. Noor Bashir top scored with 46 not out in Wrenthorpe's 184 while Mustafa Bhatti chipped in with 43. Then, Kabir Bashir (5-27) and Atta Bashir (4-31) joined forces to bowl out Oulton for 123.

Hartshead Moor are third in the table afterthree-wicket win over Brighouse. Martin Ellis made an unbeaten 50 as they chased down a score of 129 in which Abdjul Hamed made 38. Young Marshall Grieve impressed agaiun with 4-18 for Hartshead Moor.

Hopton Mills chased down an Altofts score of 283-5 to win by two wickets with just three balls to spare. Ahmed Faraz sparkled with an innings of 144 which included eight sixes and 19 fours. Paul Moorhouse provided support with 46.

Earlier, Jaymes Hollingworth made a fine century for Altofts. His score of 100 was laced with four sixes and 14 fours.Ben Walsh (46) was the next top scorer as Phil Scott picked up 3-60.

Ian Jones made 81 and Lee Slater took 6-29 as Townville defeated Spen Victoria by 47 runs. The highlight for Spen, who were bowled out for 123 in reply to Townville's 170, was the performance of young opening bowler Louis Jackson (4-24).


Sandal maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with a hard-earned two-wicket win over East Leeds.

Replying to an East Leeds score of 155-7 which features 59 from Hassan Mushtaq, Sandal eased home with Scott Faiorbrass (79) and Ray Aignworth (33no) leading the way. Shamoon Mushtaq (3-33) and Sam Thelis (3-40) were the best of the East Leeds bowlers.

Sandal have a 17-point lead over second-placed Crossbank Methodists who have played one game less. Crossbank recorded their second win of the campaign when they beat Windhill & Daisy Hill by four wicket.s

After restricting their opponents to 155-7, a total which owed much to a third-wicket stand of 104 betwen Dave Shaw (85) and Ben Cawley (45), Crossbank paced their reply well.

Hunslet Nelson were indebted to Daniel Brooke-Mawson (4-3) and Tom Brooke-Mawson (3-4) as they dismissed Rodley for 74  to record a 26-run win. Rodley will be regretting the 32 extras they conceded.

Josh Sturgess scored 84 and Sufiyan Zaman (33) as Gildersome & Farnley Hill made 235 in their 110-run win over neighbours Adwalton.