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Second Teams Review September 2

Second Teams Review September 2

2 Sep 2017

The battle for the Premier Division title could not be closer with just one point separating the top two going into the final round of fixtures.

Champions Woodlands have 311 points while New Farnley - the side they beat in last Monday's Crowther Cup final - have 310.

Both picked up 19 points for their latest wins. Woodlands defeated Farsley by 93 runs while New Farnley overcame Batley by eight wickets.

A maiden century from Jack McGahan (102no) was key to Woodlands scoring 225-7 against bottom team Farsley.

McGahan hit 12 fours and was backed up by Cieran Garner (33) as Richard Sutcliffe picked up 3-37.

Ben Tempest's 47 was the top score in Farsley's 132 as Tom Clee picked up 3-36.

Sam Barraclough impressed with 5-17 and was supported by Alex Baldwin (3-43) as New Farnley bowled out Batley for 126. Aidan Langley (60no) and Chris Sowden (41no) shared an undefeated third-wicket stand of 98 to see their side home.

James Byrne led the way with 83 as third-placed Hanging Heaton scored 229 to set up their 57-run win over East Bierley. James Higgins (3-53) and Tom Ormondroyd (3-31) were the best of the bowlers.

Byrne followed up his batting display by taking 4-31 as East Bierley were dismissed for 172. he was supported by Jamie Baulk (4-64). Tom Hoyle top scored with a battling 67.

Morley's hopes of avoiding relegation rely on them winning their final game against bottom team Farsley and hoping other results go their way.

That was the harsh reality facing them after losing a low-scoring game to Pudsey St Lawrence by two wickets.

Michael Cooper's 30 was the top score in Morley's 109 as Josh Wilson (3-18) and Jordan Moore (3-26) posed problems.

St Lawrence didn't find the going easy but wicketkeeper Jack Allman (34) ensured that they edged home.

Yeadon hauled themselves clear of immediate danger with an 80-run win over Priestley Shield finalists Bowling Old Lane.

A knock of 78 from Tony Gilks helped Yeadon to post a total of 189-8 before Paul Machell (4-20) and Matthew Yeadon (3-24) helped bowl out Old Lane for 109.

Lightcliffe are just ten points above the relegation positions after losing by 108 runs at Pudsey Congs.

Keegan Moodley (78) and Max Backhouse (52) put on 104 for the second wicket before Adam Slater weighed in with 70 to boost the Congs total to 265-8. Alex Kennedy took 3-49 for Lightcliffe.

Jake Broadbent's 31 was the top score in Lightcliffe's157 as young spinner Sam Wisniewski took 4-32.

Championship One

Gomersal need one point to confirm promotion and 14 to secure the title from their remaining two games.

They continued their pursuit of honours by bagging 20 points for a nine-wicket win over Wrenthorpe.

Matthew Hirst (3-20) and Ben Ford (3-14) continued their good form as Wrenthorpe were dismissed for 93.

Opener Tony Blain (56no) and Harvey Lockwood (37no) steered Gomersal to their target.

Second-placed Ossett also recorded a comfortable win as they defeated Carlton by eight wickets.

Gavin Goodlad took 4-28 and Khurman Akhtar (3-7) as Carlton were bowled out for 137. A second-wicket stand of 128 between Martin Kellaway (59) and Goodlad (61no) steered Ossett towards their target.

Third-placed Undercliffe bowled out Methley for 81 as they recorded a nine-wicket win. Their star turn was spinner Paul Stothart with 7-24.

Elliot Hallas returned the stunning figures of 7-8 as Cleckheaton skittled out Bradford & Bingley for 64 on their way to an eight-wicket win. Richard Noble was unbeaten on 39 when his side secure victory.

Ben Jagger took 4-20 as Keighley bowled out East Ardsley for 101 to set up a seven-wicket win.Opener Harry Hollingsworth led the victory charge with 56 not out.

Wakefield St Michael's made 198-6 before restricting Idle to 187 and securing an 11-run win.

Championship Two

With leaders Bankfoot bowling out Azaad for 44 and romping to a 10-wicket win all eyes were on the race for second place.

Baildon and Hartshead Moor are currently level on 294 points after both recorded comfortable wins. Baildon beat Birstall by five wickets while Hartshead Moor overcame Scholes by seven wickets.

Birstall openers Dave Fozard (95) and Brandon Silverwood (62) launched their side's innings with a partnership of 142. Only Brad Lay (31) built on their good work in a total of 232-7.James Butterfield was the pick of the bowlers with 3-38.

Ross Todd's unbeaten 90 and 46 from opener George Barker were key to Baildon reaching their target with five wickets in hand. Hartshead Moor chased down a Scholes score of 207-3 to win by seven wickets.

Northowram Fields' batsmen enjoyed themselves as the piled up a score of 345-7 in their 181-run win over Hopton Mills.

Opener Kyle Welsh led the run spree with a magnificent 146 which included four sixes and 19 fours James Norcliffe (72) joined him in a second-wicket stand of 152 before Dru Patel (51) added 95 wit him for the third wicket. Andrew Moorhouse (3-87) was the most-successful bowler.

James Woodward made a battling 66 and Harrison Firth (35) but their efforts weren't enough to save Mills from defeat as they were restricted to 164-6.

Mohammede Maroof took 5-26 but it wasn't quite enough to save Spen Victoria from a three-wicket defeat at Great Preston. Richard White (44) ensured that Great Preston surpassed Spen Victoria's total of 110. Alex Sharp (5-43) and Andrew Clark (3-29) did the damage.

Ben Walsh (4-60) and Craig Vayro (3-56) helped Altofts bowl out Brighouse for 168 and complete a 15-run win. Elliot Carter's 50 was the main feature of Altofts' 183-6. Bradley Barber 41 gave good support.

Conference
Townville need ten points from their final two games to be crowned as champions after their 126-run win over East Leeds.

Openers Steve Walton (67) and Kieran Samuels (59) set the tone for their side's latest win with a partnership of 115. Ian Jones followed up with 53 and Aamir Najeeb chipped in with an unbeaten 36 in a total of 275-6. The best of the East Leeds bowlers was Martin Kent (3-30). John Steel (44) and Shamoon Mushtaq (42) top scored as East  Leeds made 149-7. Alistair Ward took 4-25.

Second-placed Liversedge collected a 20-point maximum as they made 244 before bowling out Sandal for 208.

Crossbank Methodists showed no mercy for bottom team Windhill & Daisy Hill. They bowled them out for 89 before easing to a five-wicket win.

Rodley recovered from a shaky start to defeat Gildersome by six wickets. John Waterfield (58) and Paul Smith (43no) enabled them to overhaul their opponents' score of 153 in which Farham Amjad scored 58. Luis Sugden took 4-30 forRodley.

Ilyas Hashmi took 4-18 as Heckmondwike & Carlinghow restricted Buttershaw St Paul's to 152-8 before knocking off the runs for the loss of four wickets.

Jake Fitzpatrick made an unbeaten 60 for St Paul's while George Crowther (41no) and Saad Hashmi (37no) top scored for Heckmondwike & Carlnghow.