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Promoted Farsley are leading way in Premier Division

Promoted Farsley are leading way in Premier Division

Newly-promoted Farsley are top of the Second Teams Premier Division after a 57-run win over Bowling Old Lane – their third victory of the season.

Richard Sutcliffe (69) and Ben Maddison (36) guided the leaders to a total of 183 as Saad Khan (3-35) and Fahid Khan (3-37) took the bowling honours.

Old Lane were bowled out for 126 as Andrew Sims (5-27) and Mukdas Mohammed (3-51) ensured that Farsley continued their good start to the campaign.

Adam Frost produced the Premier Division’s best bowling performance of the day with 7-22 as Pudsey St Lawrence skittled out Batley for 58 before romping to a seven-wicket triumph.

St Lawrence have 56 points and are three behind Farsley with Woodlands now on 53 after inflicting a fourth defeat on New Farnley.

Skipper Andrew Langley (53) was the only New Farnley batsman to make an impression as they were dismissed for 153, Josh Griffin taking 3-19. Woodlands cruised home by five wickets with Jack Bleazard making 47.

Jotham Barnett (40no) and Michael Darby (38) helped Morley chase down a Lightcliffe total of 169-6 to win by three wickets. David Knight (44) and Evan Edwards (37) were the top scorers for the losers.

Champions Jer Lane, who find themselves in mid table after having 30 points deducted after playing an ineligible player against Bowling Old Lane, put the punishment behind them as they cruised to a seven-wicket win at Hanging Heaton.  Amjid Khan (5-19) and Nasir Chowdrey (4-17) did the damage with the ball and Farakh Hussain (31) ensured there were no alarms when Jer Lane replied.

Pudsey Congs overcame Bankfoot by six runs in a close-fought encounter at Wickets Close. Skipper Adam Patrick (39) and Ashley Slater (34) helped Congs to make 154 before Patrick followed up with 4-43 as Bankfoot were restricted to 148-8. Andrew Stothart (3-61) and Samad Raman (3-50) were the best of the home bowlers.

Division One

Jake Smart continued his good form as he helped leaders Methley defeated Yeadon by 81 runs. He top scored with 36 and was backed up by Jake McCaffrey (35) as Methley scored 199. Smart capped his afternoon’s work by taking 4-36 as he and Finlay Rooke (3-25) bowled out Yeadon for 118.

Methley have 78 points and are 16 ahead of East Bierley who overcame East Ardsley by six wickets. Ben Smith (34) was the only batsman to make an impact as East Ardsley were bowled out for 94 as Rob Barker (5-26) and Ross Monaghan (3-11) got to work. Skipper Sam Wilby was unbeaten on 35 when victory was achieved.

Townville held their nerve to complete a thrilling one-wicket win over Baildon. Opener Kieran Samuels (60) played a key role in the pursuit of their opponents’ score of 164 despite the efforts of leg spinner Jamie Abbott (5-34). Stefan Mather (61) and Haris Hussain (42) were the top scorers for the Jenny Laners while young Nash Charles impressed with 4-27 for Townville.

Bradford & Bingley enjoyed a doubly successful weekend with wins over Gomersal and Undercliffe. On Saturday, James Swallow (4-16) and Abdullah Hussain (3-17) skittled Gomersal out for 54 to complete a 112-run win. Archie Barraclough (32no) top scored for the winners while George Walker (3-34) was the most successful Gomersal bowler.

Bradford &Bingley followed up 24 hours later with an 88-run win. George Heartfield (75), Matthew Keeton (61) and James Shap (43) powered them to 248 despite the efforts of Ehsan Zafer (4-73) and Amaan Ali (3-37). Ali made an unbeaten 54 but could not save Undercliffe from being dismissed for 160 with Barraclough taking 5-38.

Undercliffe had the consolation of a 24-run win over a Brighouse side playing their first game of the season. Hamdaan Khan (5-35) produced the key performance for Undercliffe as they dismissed Brighouse for 176, a score which included good knocks from Abid Ali (67) and Jehan Zeb (56). Undercliffe made 200-9 with Tahzeeb Arshad (36) top scoring against a bowling attack in which Mohammed Imran (4-55) and Omar Malik (3-67) worked hard.

Ian Carradice (92) and Shahid Rehman (37) powered Cleckheaton to 206-6 before Jack Stansfield (3-14) And Sam Bailey (3-20) helped bowl out Carlton for 51 to complete a 155-run win.

Division Two

Hunslet Nelson lead the way following a crushing seven-wicket win in which Glen Thompson (6-17) and Tom Marshall (4-11) bowled out Altofts for 54. Nelson eased home despite Oliver Box picking up 3-5.

Altofts bounced back on Sunday by defeating Keighley by 37 runs. James Hollingworth made 43 as they scored 137 and took 4-30 as Keighley were all out for 100. Craig Bryant also contributed with bat and ball. He scored 34no and took 3-42, while Lucas Keslinke impressed with 5-58 for the losers.

Keslinke also took 4-45 in Saturday’s 16-run defeat against Ossett. Tom Jenkinson proved to be the outstanding performer for Ossett with 44 in a total of 187-8 before taking 4-46 as Keighley were dismissed for 171 despite a battling last wicket stand of 67 between the father and son combination of Allan (23no) and Dillon Birkett (39). Sebastian Stannell backed up Jenkinson with 4-45.

Alex Drake produced the division’s best bowling performance with 7-34 as he and Conor Teale (3-21) combined to skittle out Great Preston for 64 as Birstall cruised to a 155-run win. Jonathan Victor (60), Aamir Malik (53) and Daniel Marlow (50) were the key contributors to a total of 219.

Leighton Shuttleworth (55no) and Umaad Bashir (31) helped second place Sandal to chase down a Liversedge total of 121-7 to record a six-wicket win. Frances Lonsdale scored 38 for Liversedge.

Ayaan Shahid (60) and Brad Patefield (32) helped Northowram Fields overhaul a Hopton Mills score of 185-9 to win by two wickets. Neil Harrison top scored for Mills as Sam Walker (5-40) posed the main threat. Oliver Ramsay picked up 4-53 in the Northowram Fields innings.

Adil Ladak led the way with 6-25 as Hartshead Moor bowled out East Leeds for 111 to set up a five-wicket success, Robert Swift (40) and Danny Squire (37no) steered them home.

Division Three
Razeeb Raja (5-30) and Yusuf Kayat (3-24) joined forces as leaders Spen Victoria bowled out Buttershaw St Paul’s for 107 to complete a 52-run win. Louis Jackson (30) top scored in Spen’s 159-7.

James Roper smashed six sixes and four fours in a rapid 67 which sped second place Crossflatts to a five-wicket win over Wakefield St Michael’s who they bowled out for 88 with Charlotte Boulton claiming 3-8. Lawrence Morton (38) top scored.

Graeme Crabtree made 36 and Andrew Smith took 4-21 as Windhill & Daisy Hill defeated Adwalton by 15 runs after successfully defending a total of 130. Adam Holroyd (5-17) was the best Adwalton performer.

There was a tie at the Rombalds ground between Crossbank Methodists and Gildersome & Farnley Hill. Sam Anderson (5-26) and Theo Hanson (3-18) dismissed the visitors for 90 before Mohammed Mustansar (5-31) led a fightback which saw the home side bowled out with the scores level.

Scholes made 132-7 with Neil Kellet scoring 52 before they bowled out Wrenthorpe for 88 to complete a 44-run win



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