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Smart's double ton is tops for Methley against Baildon

Smart's double ton is tops for Methley against Baildon

Methley batsman Jake Smart had a day to remember as he powered his side to the top of Division One with a double century.

Smart scored 201 from 131 balls, an innings containing 17 sixes and 12 fours, as Methley scored 316-7 in their 250-run win over Baildon.

Smart shared a seventh wicket stand of 131 with Robert Clegg (22no) while Charlie Winter (41) added to the suffering for the Baildon bowlers.

Methley wrapped up their second 20-point victory by dismissing Baildon for 66 with spinner Robert Clegg taking 5-4.

There was a tight finish at Gomersal as the home side defeated East Ardsley by three runs in a close-fought encounter.

Former New Zealand test batsman Tony Blain made 53 as the home were bowled out for 155 with Ben Smith (4-56) and Oliver Appleyard (3-24) taking the bowling honours.

Appleyard followed up by making 52 as East Ardsley finished on 152-8. Ryan Kitson with 3-37 was the best of the Gomersal bowlers.

There was also a close game at Townville where the home side defeated Bradford & Bingley by two wickets. Kieran Samuels (51) and Jack Sykes (42no) helped them overhaul the visitors’ score of 170. Abdullah Hussain was the best of the bowlers with 3-40. Lewis Brown (43) top scored for Bradford & Bingley as Niall Charles (5-44) posed the main threat.

Dan Abbott (66) and Ross Monaghan (4-27) were the key figures as East Bierley defeated Cleckheaton by 76 runs. East Bierley made 224 before dismissing Cleckheaton for 148. Babar Malik (58) and Ian Carradice (31) were their main contributors.

Carlton opener Michael Hodgkins (66) provided the only resistance as they crumbled to 95 all out. Ehsan Zafar took 4-5 for Undercliffe who cruised to an eight-wicket win with Nick Sugden making 38no.

Premier Division
The bowlers had the upper hand in Saturday’s matches. Umaid Sajjad (5-18) was backed up by Fida Hussain (3-24) as Batley dismissed Bowling Old Lane for 85 to complete a 36-run win. Umar Mirza made 45 in Batley’s total of 121 as Nigel Hanson picked up 3-10.

New Farnley seamer Kai Watson took 5-22 but ended up on the losing side as his team went down by 63 runs at Hanging Heaton. Ed Denton (3-43) supported Watson as the home side made 175 with Chris Goodair scoring 34 and Finnley Morgan (32). New Farnley could only manage 112 as the wickets were shared by Harvey Anderson (4-28), Benn Raynor (3-18) and Morgan (3-31),

Four bowlers took four wickets each in the game between Lightcliffe and Pudsey Congs. Babar Butt (4-21) and Adam Patrick (4-52) led the way as Lightcliffe were bowled out for 124. The home side responded by bowling out Congs for 87 with Marcus Kelly (4-24) and Conor Butterworth (4-28) leading the way.

Morley defeated Farsley by three wickets, a success set up by Gordon Thomson (4-32), Harish Krishnesh (3-36) and Chris Blakeney (3-55) who shared the wickets as the Red Laners were bowled out for 151 with Adam Slater scoring 64. Morley eased to victory despite Richard Sutcliffe taking 3-49.

Champions Jer Lane bowled out Bankfoot for 66 as they cruised to a seven wicket win while Woodlands beat Pudsey St Lawrence by four wickets after defeating them for 91.

Division Two
Todd Reeday hit an unbeaten 71 as Northowram Fields edge a nail-biting one-wicket win over Hartshead Moor. James Fallon (39) provided good support as they overhauled a score of 145. Sam Middleton took 4-27 for Hartshead Moor while Robert Swift (55) was their top scorer as Danial Shahid (3-9) and Jacob Golding-Smith (3-51) shared the bowling honours.

Shahroze Bukhari impressed with 5-8 and was backed up by Lee Geldard (3-39) as Sandal dismissed Ossett for 106 on their way to a seven-wicket win. Michael Edwards made 50 for Ossett while Connor Jones hit 45 not out for the winners.

Matthew Nixon (6-20) and Glen Thompson (3-19) led the way as Hunslet Nelson bowled out Hopton Mills for 40 before racing to a nine-wicket success.

Stephen Waterfall (4-18) and James Dobson (3-15) helped bowl out Great Preston for 111 as Keighley eased to a six-wicket win.

Newly promoted East Leeds successfully defended a total of 118 as they overcame Birstall by 13 runs. Alex Drake took 4-45 for Birstall who were undone by Rajab Ali (3-16) and Shamoon Mushtaq (3-44) as they were dismissed for 105.

Jaymes Hollingworth (41) and Joe Ellam (41no) helped Altofts pass a Liversedge score of 177-7 to record a four-wicket win. Veteran Jonny Trevitt (67) and Joe Shuttleworth (38) top scored for Liversedge as Darren Sharp picked up 4-35.

Division Three
Spen Victoria are the early leaders after bowling out Crossbank Methodists for 54 to set up a seven-wicket win – their second of the season. Razab Raja (3-12), Ahmed Ali Lunat (3-15) and Razeeb Raja (3-12) set up the success.

Crossflatts scraped home by one wicket in a close fought encounter with Scholes. Freddie Maddocks (3-32) and Steve Broughton (3-29) led the way as Scholes were dismissed for 101, but Crossflatts were made to struggle by Muhammad Awais (4-18) and Michael Watt (4-18) before scrapping home.

Skipper Ryan Hutchinson impressed with 7-26 as Wakefield St Michael’s bowled out Gildersome & Farnley Hill for 100 to secure a 20-run win. Lyndon Wells top scored with 36 for the losers while David Farrell (4-32) was their best bowler.

Windhill & Daisy Hill were skittled out for 35 as they went down by 181 runs against Heckmondwike & Carlinghow. Adnan Butt (4-13) and Imran Akhtar (3-10) were the key bowlers while Asad Ejaz (56), Saleem Akhtar (48) and Waqas Asaad (34) were the main contributors to a Heckmondwike & Carlinghow total of 216. Andrew Smith took 4-48 for Windhill & Daisy Hill.

Patrick Green (5-35) and 33 was the key figure as Wrenthorpe edged to a two-wicket win over Adwalton. Only a battling 50 from number 10 batsman Akmal Saleem enabled Adwalton to reach a total of 140 after arriving at the wicket with his side 64-8.

George Holden (41), Green and Gobikannan Shanmugam (33no) helped Wrenthorpe secure victory despite the efforts of Akmal Saleem (4-28).

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