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Updated: Woodlands carve out 11 point lead

Updated: Woodlands carve out 11 point lead


Sam Frankland made 128 and paceman Elliot Richardson took 5-36 as Woodlands went 11 points clear at the top of the Premier Division with a 169-run win over Morley,

Frankland and Tim Jackson (67) put on 163 for the first wicket as Woodlands made 280-3 before bowling out Morley for 111.

Sri Lankan Kavindu Kulasekara (51) top scored for the Scatcherd Lane side who have dropped into the bottom two.

New Farnley are now second after defeating the previous joint leaders Townville by 42 runs. Aidan Langley top scored with 73, while Adam Waite (67), Lee Goddard (40) and Grant Soames (33no) all took advantage of the fine conditions.

Skipper Jack Hughes made a battling 88 for Townville in their 234-9 but lacked support as Andrew Brewster (3-63) and young leg spinner Jack Dyson (3-68) got to work.

Farsley skipper Matthew Lumb took 5-39 as his side beat Wrenthorpe by seven wickets after bowling them out for 150. Nikash Khan (40) and Sam Wigglesworth (38) were the only batsmen to make an impression as Lumb and Matthew Revis (3-37) made their mark.

Cleckheaton marked the arrival of overseas player Charitha Kumarasinghe with a five wicket win over Pudsey St Lawrence. Spinners Amir Hussain (3-32) and Andrew Deegan (3-40) restricted St Lawrence to 139 before Nick Lindley (51) and Kumarasinghe (38) led the successful run chase. Opener Mark Robertshaw (43) top scored for St Lawrence.

Fourth place Methley cruised to an eight wicket win over Bradford & Bingley. Seamers Yasir Ali (4-27) and Tom Chippendale (3-57) set up the victory by helping their side bowl out the visitors for 132. Openers Alex Cree (65no) and Gharib Nawaz (43) ensured the modest target was easily overhauled.

Hanging Heaton beat Batley by five wickets to leave their neighbours propping up the table and still looking for a first win. Abdul Wahid (44) and Kasir Maroof (37) top scored as Batley were dismissed for 174, David Stiff taking (3-54) and James Byrne (3-29). Joe Fraser (47no), Nick Connolly (45) and Callum Geldart (37) steered improving Hanging Heaton to victory.


Division One

Ossett beat Keighley by seven wickets to take over as leaders of Division One. They are three points ahead of Birstall who suffered a 33-run defeat against fast-improving Baildon. Kevin McDermott took 6-35 as Birstall were dismissed for 200.

Josh Haynes (68) and Rishi Limbechaya (41) led the Birstall reply but McDermott ensured the earlier good work of James Ford (73) and Simon Bailey (50) in helping build a score of 233-6 was fully rewarded.


Overseas player Rishin Patabedige (64no) and Ian Philliskirk (43no) guided Ossett to victory after Matthew Varley (3-37) and Joe Finnigan (3-40) had helped bowl out Keighley for 149. Luke Chapman was Keighley’s top scorer.

Skipper James Lee made an unbeaten 117 as third place Bankfoot chased down Gomersal’s 282-6 to win by seven wickets. Lee struck five sixes and seven fours and was backed up by Hisan Ahmad (55), Hamza Iqbal (45) and Usman Shakir (38no).

Liam Fletcher made 101for Gomersal, an innings punctuated with four sixes and eight fours, while Graham Hilton made 70 and Richard Weir (34no).

Fletcher was one of three players to score centuries and end up on the losing side in Division One.

The unluckiest was Carlton’s Farouk Alam who made an unbeaten 171, hitting 14 sixes and 14 fours. Even a total of 272-5 was not enough to give Carlton their first win. Pramud Hettiwatte made 130 as Congs powered to a three-wicket win. The Sri Lankan hit four sixes and 17 fours. Rishi Chopra (62) gave good support as Nick Busby (4-32) posed the main threat.

Undercliffe’s Billy Whitfield made 118 but his side’s score of 277-8 was chased down by Lightcliffe with Noah Chapman making 93 not out, 15-year-old Tom Burton (66), and Jonathan Whiteoak (30no). Chapman and Burton shared a crucial fifth wicket stand of 106.

Another player who produced a fine individual performance and ended up a loser was Hartshead Moor’s Josh Marsden. He took 7-59 but could not save his side from defeat by East Bierley by 86runs.

Half centuries from Danny Cross (62) and skipper Adam Brown (52) saw East Bierley to a total of 253. Abhishek Paradkar (78) top scored for Hartshead Moor as they perished to the left-arm spin of Cross (6-57)

Division Two

Northowram Fields batsman Ben Grech on the attack against East Ardsley Picture: Ray Spencer

It is all change at the top of Division Two once again with Buttershaw Paul's now leading the way following their eight-wicket win over Jer Lane on a day when the previous top two, East Ardsley and Wakefield St Michael's suffered defeats.

An unbroken third wicket stand of 120 between Jamie Robson (80) and Amer Ayoub (54no) enabled St Paul’s to overhaul Jer Lane’s 170.

Louie Hurley celebrates taking five wickets for East Ardsley Picture Ray Spencer

Even half centuries from Richard Vigars (68) and Gary Jennings (57) could not save East Ardsley from a 28-run defeat. Opener Ben Grech made 66 in Northowram Fields, 273-7 while Louie Hurley took 5-72 for East Ardsley.

Danny Riley made an unbeaten 148 as Sandal scored 244-3 on their way to a 56-run win over Wakefield St Michael's. Riley struck five sixes and 17 fours and added 124 for the fourth wicket with Luke Adams (50no).

St Michael’s were bowled out for 188 with Ashley Hale making 52 and Syed Bukhari (49no). The best of the Sandal bowlers was Brandon Hewlett (4-66).

Bowling Old Lane defeated Scholes by 42 runs with Zeeshan Haider taking 5-44 and Gurdev Singh (3-36). Opener Josh Fell (64) offered the only real challenge to the bowlers.

Farhan Hussain (35), Imran Malik (32) and Gurdev Singh (31no) were the main contributors to Old Lane’s 191-9. Fell (3-41) and Ali Rafiq (3-63) enjoyed the most success with the ball for Scholes.

Hunslet Nelson eased their relegation fears with a 57-run over Yeadon. Sam Haigh (48) and Andrew McIntosh (47) guided Nelson to 203-9, despite the efforts of Gareth Lee (4-38) and Andrew Robinson (3-65).

Asif Ayoub made 60 as Yeadon were bowled out for 146 with Glen Thompson taking 4-26 and Derrick Hammill (3-28).

East Ardsley skipper Richard Vigars batting against Nothowram Fields Picture: Ray Spencer

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Division Three
All-rounder Quadratullah Azizi hit a stunning 159 not out from just 58 balls as leaders Brighouse scored 321-6 in their 116-run win over East Leeds.

He scored 138 of his runs in boundaries, 15 sixes and 12 fours, while Muhammad Saqab scored 51 in a total of 321-6. East Leeds made 205-9 in reply thanks to the efforts of James Watling (61) and Zahid Tarvas (53), but they were not enough to spare them from defeat as Azizi (3-69) and Mohammad Waseem (3-52) got to work.

Second place Crossflatts maintained their promotion challenge with a 61-run win over Altofts. Joe greenwood made 57 and Nathan Bradbury (38) as Crossflatts scored 207-8 before dismissing their opponents for 146. Josh Brooksbank (4-24) and Alex Bradbury (3-36) did much of the damage.

The result saw Altofts drop to the bottom of the table on a day when Windhill& Daisy Hill recorded their first win, a five-wicket triumph over Adwalton. Chris Heald took 3-340 as Adwalton were restricted to 170-9 before Tabassum Bhatti (37) and Shoaib Iqbal (33) led their side’s run chase.

Liversedge continued their upturn in form with a six wicket win over Gildersome & Farnley Hill. Shoaib Rehman (70) and Will Atkin (41no) guided their side past the Gildersome & Farnley Hill score of 176, in which Liam Pearson made 50.

Crossbank Methodists beat Rodley by six runs in a close encounter. Lewis Lockwood (34) was the top scorer in Crossbank’s 170 as Robert Young (4-43) and Luke Cosford (3-40) posed the main challenge.

Louis Stronach made 54 and Robert Young (34) as Rodley were bowled out for 164, Arshad Jan taking 3-31.

Javed Iqbal finished with 7-85 as Heckmondwike & Carlinghow defeated Great Preston by 46 runs.

Usman Quershi’s 90 was backed up by Fahad Iman (50) and Adnaan Ravat (41) in a Heckmondwike & Carlinghow total of 290-7. Dan Ranasinghe made 68 in Great Preston’s 244.

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