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Hanging Heaton blast their way to the top

Hanging Heaton blast their way to the top


Hanging Heaton returned to the top of the Premier Division after a seven wicket win over Woodlands at Albert Terrace.

An unbeaten fourth wicket stand of 125 between Ryan Senior (71no) and Craig Russell (47no) propelled them past the home side’s total of 143-9 in a contest reduced to 27 overs per side after a delayed start.

Senior and Russell came together with their side struggling at 22-3, but soon transformed the contest with their aggressive play. Senor hit three sixes and 11 fours while Russell struck one six and nine fours.

Pudsey St Lawrence are second after winning a low-scoring match at Morley by 71 runs. After being dismissed for 103, St Lawrence hit back to skittle out the home side for 32 with Adam Frost and Jordan Moore both taking 5-15.

Moore had earlier top scored with an unbeaten 35 for St Lawrence against a Morley bowling attack in which Gavin Goodlad (4-40) and Andrew Kirkwood (3-34) enjoyed the most success.

Bowling Old Lane dropped from first to third after their 61-run defeat at New Farnley. They were bowled out for just 89 when replying to the home score of 150. Young spinners Lewis Lomax (5-15) and Sam Barraclough (3-34) were among the wickets.

Former Yorkshire player Mark Lawson (51) was the top scorer for New Farnley while Abu-Bakar Siddiq (4-53) was the pick of the Old Lane bowlers.

Opener Jordan Bloom made an unbeaten 102 as Gomersal climbed to fifth with a 30-run win over Lightcliffe. He struck three sixes and 12 fours as he helped his side to a score of 175-2 in their 38 overs.

Skipper David Knight (41) and Bradley Atkinson (32) top scored as Lightcliffe were restricted to 145-9. Daniel Grant (3-34) and Ben Ford (3-36) were the best of the bowlers.

Two games, East Bierley v Batley and Yeadon v Bankfoot were abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Division One

It’s tight at the top of Division One with just seven points covering the top three after they all recorded victories.

Great Preston lead the way with 82 points after their six-wicket win at East Ardsley. James Conlon made 79 and Richard White (45) as they chase down East Ardsley’s 166-7. Tom Daniels top scored with 40 for East Ardsley while Danny Harwood (3-28) was the most successful bowler for the leaders.

Bradford & Bingley are three points adrift of Great Preston after beating Carlton by three wickets. Zaid Saleem (43) and Matthew Keeton (38no) rescued their side from 58-5 and enabled them to overhaul Carlton’s 142-7. Clark Harrison (3-40) was the best of the Carlton bowlers while Charlie Dissanayaka (53) and Tom Ward (31) were the pick of their batsman against an attack in which Keeton took 3-28.

A further four points back are Baildon after their four-wicket win over Keighley. They restricted Keighley to 101-9 in their 45 overs, Brett Kinsey taking 3-26 as Dillon Birkett top scored with 40. Baildon lost six wickets knocking off the runs with Mohammed Abbas (3-31) posing the main threat.

Methley’s first win of the season, a 16-run success as Northowram Fields, enabled them to climb out of the relegation positions at Keighley’s expense.

Robert Clegg took 4-10 and Rob Withers (3-30) sealed their win as they helped bowl out Northowram Fields for 93 in reply to a modest Methley score of 109. Charlie McMurran (36) top scored while Jason Smith (3-37) and Josh Dodd (3-23).

Cleckheaton remain rooted to the bottom after their 85-run defeat by Farsley. Ryan Blackburn (93) and Jamie Blackburn (46) powered Farsley to 239 before Andrew Sims picked up 3-39 as Cleckheaton were dismissed for 154. Babar Malik (46) and Kayne Whitehead (34) were their top scorers.

There was a tight finish at Jer Lane where the home side suffered a two-run defeat against Pudsey Congs. Needing three to win from the last three balls, Jer Lane’s skipper Asad Khan was run out.

Haris Butt (34) had led the Jer Lane reply to the Pudsey Congs score of 154-7 while Mark Ferguson (4-60) was the best of the visiting bowlers. Jacques Allen (46) top scored for Congs while Khuram Iftikhar took 3-25 for Jer Lane.

Division Two

Half centuries from Fin Walton (57no) and Kieran Samuels (52) helped Townville to an eight-wicket win over Wrenthorpe which saw them take over as Division Two leaders.

Their efforts enabled Townville to ease past Wrenthorpe’s total of 144 which was dominated by Nathan Ellis’s knock of 75. Jack Sykes (3-24) and Fin Walton (3-29) were the pick of the Townville bowlers.

Hartshead Moor are just one point behind Townville after defeating Undercliffe by five wickets. Laurence Brooke made an unbeaten 52 as they eased past their opponents’ score of 99. Robert Swift (4-27) and Jeff Wind (3-24) did much of the damage while Mohammed Sudase (51) was the only Undercliffe batsman to make an impression.

Ossett are third after a nail-biting seven-run win over Hopton Mills. Myles Wood made 47 and Leigh Learie (40) as Ossett posted 163-9 despite the efforts of Oliver Ramsey (5-21).

Mills replied with 156, Arshad Ali scoring 36 and Nohman Hussain (33) against a bowling attack in which Luke Watson (4-40) and Harvey Anderson (3-31) enjoyed the most success.

Birstall are up to fifth after their 19-run win over fourth-placed Sandal which was secured by an impressive spell of 7-37 from Alex Drake. He was backed up by Sam Isles (3-16) as Sandal, despite 34 from opener Will Henshall, were bowled out for 85 in reply to Birstall’s 103 all out. Jamie Pease (3-20) and Richard Gibson (3-31) were the beat Sandal bowlers.

Two matches, Adwalton v Wakefield St Michael's and Liversedge with Altofts were abandoned with no play.

Division Three
Charlotte Boulton was the star turn for Crossflatts as they defeated Heckmondwike & Carlinghow by 27 runs to establish a 12-point lead in Division Three.

Boulton took 6-33 as Heckmondwike & Carlinghow were dismissed for 111 in reply to Crossflatts’ score of 138-9. Saad Hashmi (40) top scored for Heckmondwike & Carlinghow.

Crossflatts were in trouble at 12-4 when they batted first but Joe Taylor (45) and Michael Bailey (38) led the recovery. Razeeb Raja (3-21) was the best of the Heckmondwike & Carlinghow bowlers.

Buttershaw St Paul’s are second after defeating Hunslet Nelson by 23 runs. They made 160-7 with Oliver Hague making 40 while Sam Thewlis posed the main threat with 5-30. Nelson were restricted to 137-6 as Jack Wilson picked up 4-41.

East Leeds made the division’s highest score of 250 on their way to a 187-ru n win over Gildersome & Farnley Hill. Noor Ahmed (72), Rajab Ali (49), Hassan Mushtaq (35) and Ibrahim Safi (33) were the main contributors.

Mark Hinchcliffe took 4-73 for Gildersome & Farnley Hill who were bowled out for just 63. Rian Hoey made 44 but got no support as Shamraiz Hussain (5-14) sealed East Leeds’ win.

Rodley recorded their second win of the season when they defeated Spen Victoria by five wickets. Ben Whitaker took 4-22 as Spen were dismissed for 112 despite skipper Peter Jackson making 39. Opener Gary Sagar (40) ensured there were no alarms for Rodley. Teenage bowler Louis Jackson took 3-13 for Spen.

Crossbank Methodists v Windhill & Daisy Hill and Scholes v Brighouse were abandoned without a ball being bowled.



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