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St Lawrence go top after victory over champions

St Lawrence go top after victory over champions

Pudsey St Lawrence are the new leaders of the Premier Division after securing a three-wicket win over defending champions Jer Lane.

Adam Frost impressed with 5-44 as Jer Lane were dismissed for 198 with Nahim Ashraf scoring 40 and Nasir Chowdrey (38). Aaron Day (71no) and Jonty Mighall (37) guided Saints to victory.

Morley are now second after a thrilling win by one run against Woodlands. Gavin Goodlad took 4-50 as Woodlands finished on 186-9 in reply to Morley’s 197 with Rob Medcalf (59) and his son Harry (33) proving to be the top scorers.

Alex Kennedy (45no) and skipper Harish Krishnesh (33) led the way in the Morley innings as Kieran Rodger (4-45) posed the main threat.

Farsley dropped from first to third after their 69-run defeat at home to Hanging Heaton. Chris Goodair (84no) and Finnley Morgan (51) helped the visitors to make 230-8 despite Mukdas Mohammed taking 4-53.

Benn Raynor (3-25) and Bobby McFarlane (3-20) enabled Hanging Heaton to dismiss their rivals for 161. Andrew Sims (47) and Richard Sutcliffe (32) made the main contributions.

New Farnley registered their first win as they overcame Batley by 11 runs. Jonny Phillips (68) and Mark Lawson (62) enabled New Farnley to make 227 against a bowling attack in which Umaid Sajjad (4-77) and Mohammed Yusuf (3-30) enjoyed the most success.

Haseeb Hashmi (78) led the Batley response which saw them bowled out for 216 with spinner Sam Barraclough taking 3-44.

Mark Ferguson (73) and Adam Patrick (51) shared a seventh wicket stand of 117 as Pudsey Congs posted a total of 223-8 in their 101-run win over Bowling Old Lane. Umar Zubair claimed 5-58 for Old Lane and top scored with 30 as they were dismissed for 122, Matthew Humpleby picking up 3-19.

Marcus Kelly (4-45) and George Leach (3-15) helped Lightcliffe bowl out Bankfoot for 161 to complete a 35-run victory. Michael Brooke (57), David Knight (34) and Jonathan Whiteoak (32) were responsible for Lightcliffe making 196-7.

Division One
Centuries from Charlie Winter (111) and Jake McCaffrey (100) enabled leaders Methley to make 303-4 as they defeated East Ardsley by 177 runs.

Winter hit four sixes and 13 fours while McCaffrey’s knock was laced with three sixes and 12 fours. Together they added 149 for the third wicket. Andrew West (57) top scored as East Ardsley were dismissed for 125 as Finlay Rooke picked up 5-31.

East Bierley are second after edging a one-wicket win over Bradford & Bingley at Wagon Lane. Rob Barker (86), Tom Hoyle (46) and Sam Wilby (46) enabled East Bierley to overhaul their opponents’ score of 229-9 despite the efforts of Archie Barraclough (4-38). George Heartfield (72) top scored for Bradford & Bingley as Wayne Robinson took 4-37.

Khalil Ur Rehman hit three sixes and 18 fours while making 120 and was supported by Muhammed Ulfat (62) as he guided Undercliffe to a four-wicket win over Yeadon who had posted a score of 279-5 with Daniel Hill (70, Simeon Pickering (57no) and Asad Khan (38no).

Jamie Abbott became the all-time leading second team wicket taker when he picked up 4-22 while helping Baildon to beat Cleckheaton by four wickets at Jenny Lane. Ian Carradice (40) was the only batsman for the visitors to make an impression as thy were bowled for 120. The home side lost six wickets before securing victory as James Ives picked up 4-35.

Brighouse picked up their first win of the season when they overhauled a Townville total of 150 to win by three wickets. Tanveer Ahmed (43no) helped them hold off the efforts of Jack Sykes (4-34) to bag 19 points.

Nazakat Hussain set up Brighouse’s win with 5-38 while Mohammed Imran took 3-54. Ian Jones and Alfie McMillan both scored 37 for Townville.

Javid Umarji (36no) guided Gomersal to a seven-wicket win over Carlton who they bowled out for 100. Opener Simon Parker top scored with 35 as Joel Pollard (3-20) and Danyaal Khan (3-22) led the Gomersal bowling.

Division Two
Sandal head the table after securing a three-wicket victory over Birstall in a low-scoring game. Amjid Sadiq (33no) enabled them to squeeze past their opponents’ score of 87 as Dominic Cleghorn (6-25) caused them some anxious moments. Aamir Malik (39) top scored for Birstall as Joshua Goose (3-28) and Sadiq (3-30) took the bowling plaudits.

East Leeds are just one point behind the leaders after recording two wins. They followed up a 911-run win over Hopton Mills with a 10-wicket success against Liversedge.

Rajab Ali (64) and Waqar Shafiq (48) shared a seventh wicket stand of 109 which enabled East Leeds to make 207 before dismissing their rivals for 116. Stephen Bland made 67 for Mills as his side faltered against the bowling of Shamraiz Hussain (4-49) and David Young (3-26).

Shazaib Ayub (76no) and Noor Ahmed (73no) shared an unbroken opening stand of 162 as East Leeds overhauled a Liversedge total of 157-7 to record a 10-wicket win. Riyaz Motala (46no) and Joe Shuttleworth (43) were the main scorers for Liversedge.

Ashraf Karolia made 71 but could not save Liversedge from a 13-run defeat against Ossett on Saturday. Lee Stevenson (5-40) and Tom Jenkinson (3-28) enabled Ossett to defend a total of 151 which included 37 from Muhammad Khan and 35 by James Finnigan. Motala (3-17) and Shuttleworth (3-46) were the best of the bowlers.

Altofts are third after their five-wicket win at Hartshead Moor. Ben Walsh (69no) and Joe Ellam (40) enabled them to pass the home side’s score of 155 in which Dan Squire made 60 and Ethan Stockwell (53no).

Ben Broxup smashed a six and 23 fours as he made an unbeaten 123 to guide Great Preston to a seven-wicket win over Hunslet Nelson. Michael Wade (37) gave support to Broxup as Nelson’s score of 190-7 was surpassed. Chris Allen (68) and Wajid Iqbal (54) were the main contributors.

Hammy Shahzad (89) and Stephen Butterfield (31no) helped Keighley post 216-8 in their 35-run win over Northowram Fields who replied with 181 with James Fallon (50) and Brad Patefield (37) top scoring as Lucas Keslinke picked up 4-32.

Division Three

Crossflatts knocked Spen Victoria off top spot after James Roper inspired them to a 10-wicket win at Ryshworth Park with an unbeaten 106. He hit seven sixes and 13 fours as Spen Victoria’s 153-9 was eclipsed. Mark Palfreeman (69) and Jerome Austin (37) were top scorers for the visitors.

The day’s highest individual score belonged to Shafaqat Ali. He made 197no, an innings containing no fewer than 23 sixes and 11 fours as he steered Scholes to an eight-wicket win at Adwalton. David Young (20no) joined him in an inbroken third wicket stand of 127 as Scholes chased down the home side’s score of 247-5, a total built on the efforts of Chris Curtis (70) and Chris Priestley (56no).

Buttershaw St Paul’s lifted themselves off the bottom of the table with their first win – an eight-wicket victory over Gildersome & Farnley Hill. Jack Wilson (3-6) and Dan Bolland (3-13) set up the win by bowling out the visitors for 98. Patrick McGrath (37) and Faseeh Naqvi (39no) guided Str Paul’s to their target.

Joseph Hampshaw (85) and Max Thompson (56) helped Crossbank Methodists to make 204 before bowling out Windhill & Daisy Hill for 198 to win by six runs. Mohammed Haneef took 5-37 for Windhill & Daisy Hill while Parvinder Singh (58) and Phil Drake (33) top scored for them.

Javed Iqbal (4-27) and Waqas Ahmed (3-19) enabled Heckmondwike & Carlinghow to dismiss Wakefield St Michael’s for 82, Lawrence Morton making 43, before racing to a six-wicket success with Waqas Butt scoring 35.

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