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There's a shower of runs despite the rain

There's a shower of runs despite the rain

Rain played havoc with the second round of the Gordon Rigg Jack Hampshire Cup with only three of the ties producing results.

Four games, Heckmondwike & Carlinghow v Scholes, Sandal v Spen Victoria, Wakefield St Michael’s v Altofts and Yeadon v Lightcliffe were abandoned without a ball being bowled while just 27 overs of action was possible in the clash between Northowram Fields and Bowling Old Lane.

Despite rain causing disruption four batsmen managed to register centuries. Veteran Gary Wainwright made 102 as Buttershaw St Paul’s made218-7 in 31 overs. He hit six sixes and ten fours and was backed up by Jonathan Burston (32) while Josh Brooksbank (4-40) produced the best bowling figures of the day.

The Crossflatts innings was curtailed by rain after 16.2 over at which point, they were 110-3, two short of the Duckworth Lewis Stern par score. Joe Hicks made 31.

An unbeaten 105 from Hasnat Yousaf powered Hartshead Moor to a nine-wicket win in a 20 over contest at East Leeds. Thanks to Yousaf, who struck three sixes and 16 fours in his 64-ball knock, Hartshead Moor passed their rivals’ total of 144-4 with 3.4 overs to spare. Shamoon Mushtaq (51no) and James Watling (31) were top scorers for East Leeds.

James Conlon produced an impressive all-round performance as Great Preston defeated Windhill & Daisy Hill by eight wickets.

After taking 3-35 as Windhill & Daisy Hill were dismissed for 179, Parwinder Singh making 45 and Khalid Mahmood (31), Conlon blasted his side to victory with the bat.

He made an unbeaten 114 from 63 balls in which he peppered the boundaries with four sixes and 18 fours. Skipper Oli Baron (41no) shared in an unbroken third wicket stand of 171 with Conlon.

The day’s fourth century maker was Bowling Old Lane opener Hazrat Abbas. He scored 112 not and shared in an undefeated second wicket partnership of 172 with Farhan Hussain (46no). Old Lane were 176-1 after 27 overs when play was brought to an early end.  At that point, Abbas had hit six sixes and 14 fours.

The draw for the third round will be published at 7.30pm tomorrow.

Crossflatts v Buttershaw St Paul’s
East Leeds v Hartshead Moor
Great Preston v Windhill & Daisy Hill
Northowram Fields v Bowling Old Lane

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