Bradford & Bingley’s promising youngsters played a big part in getting their side off to a winning start in the Gordon Rigg Second teams Premier Division League Cup.
Reece Cockshott took 3-22 as Lightcliffe, despite 42 from Rhys Jowett were dismissed for 122. It was then the turn of Matthew Swallow (41) and Matthew Keeton (36) to help their side to a three-wicket win.
Umar Mirza (50) and Bilal Abbas (37) helped Batley to secure a two-wicket victory with 11 balls to spare against Gomersal who made 160-9 batting first. Daniel Grant (56) and Javid Umarji (44) were the top scorers for Gomersal while spinner Matthew Hirst (3-13) was the best of their bowlers. Arslaan Mahmood took 3-33 for Batley.
Mark Lawson (68no) and on-loan Craig Russell (45) led the way as New Farnley secured a six-wicket win at Pudsey St Lawrence. Jordan Moore (33) top scored in the Saints’ total of 130-9.
East Bierley proved too good for newly promoted Bankfoot as they romped to an eight-wicket victory. James Higgins picked up 3-19 as Bankfoot were bowled out for just 68 and Nicky Rushworth sped East Bierley to their target with 31 not out.
Half-centuries from Sabir Mahmood (62) and skipper Adam Patrick (51) helped Pudsey Congs to stave off the threat of Richard Butcher – who returned the day’s best bowling figures of 6-28 – as they made a match-winning total of 195-9 against East Ardsley in the Division One League Cup.
Oliver Appleyard made a battling 47 in East Ardsley’s reply of 155-8 as Patrick (3-26) helped Congs to secure the victory.
Young bowler Charlie Dissanayaka took 3-19 for Carlton as they bowled out Methley for 80 on their way to a seven-wicket win.
Hartshead Moor were a team in a hurry as they romped to a 10-wicket win over Birstall in the Division Two League Cup. Adil Ladak took 4-17 as Birstall were skittled out for 75, Lee Peters top scoring with 32. Opener Louis Brooke was unbeaten on 52 when Hartshead Moor reached their target.
Useful contributions from Jason Smith (39), Callum Phillipson (35) and Tom Reeday (35no) helped Northowram Fields to defeat Keighley by four wickets. Veteran Steve Reape (35) top scored in Keighley’s 137-8
Another opener in good form was Sandal’s Leighton Shuttleworth. He made 68 and shared a second wicket stand of 121 with Chris Gibson (56no) as Sandal overhauled Oulton’s 154-8 to win by six wickets. Naveed Razzaque made an unbeaten 47 for Oulton.
Ossett’s Michael Edwards (47) and Joe Hitch (38) helped Ossett to 149 as they defeated Liversedge by 23 runs. James Lunn was the best of the Liversedge batsmen in their 126 as Robert Gledhill picked up 3-17.
Wakefield St Michael’s edged out Wrenthorpe by two runs in a low-scoring contest with Ashley Hale making an unbeaten 49 in the Saints@ 103-4. Wrenthorpe were bowled out for 101 with Cavan Connolly bagging 4-28.
Townville completed a good day for their club with a comfortable seven-wicket triumph over Altofts. They chased down 150 to win.
Opener Sam Thewlis made an unbeaten 64 and Chris Allan (34no) as Hunslet Nelson cruised past Gildersome & Farnley Hill’s total of 199 to win by nine wickets.
Shazad Riaz made 52 as Crossbank Methodists scored 177 on their way to an 87-run success at Spen Victoria. The home side stumbled to 90 all out as Joseph Hampshaw took 2-19 and Dan Winner (3-25).
Adwalton’s Akmal Saleem took 5-20 as his side bowled out Scholes for 119 to complete a 72-run win. Matty Lyles (47) and Aidan England (45) were the main contributors to Adwalton’s 191-8. Neil Kellett was the pick of the Scholes bowlers with 4-52.