Wilson's century is tops for Lightcliffe

Wilson's century is tops for Lightcliffe

11 May 2019

Jonathan Wilson's unbeaten century enabled Lightcliffe to knock Woodlands off the top of the Premier Division.

Wilson hit three sixes and 13 fours as he helped Lightcliffe to chase down a Batley total of 182, in which Ebrahim Laher made 55, and  record a five-wicket win.

It earned them a maximum 20 points and takes them nine clear of Woodlands who saw their match with Hanging Heaton abandoned when they were in a good position.

After making 151-9 at Bennett Lane, Liam Brearley making 38, Woodlands had the home side wobbling at 69-5 when time was called. Tom Clee picked up 3-33.

Naeem Khan took 5-14 as Bowling Old Lane bowled out East Bierley for 126 on their way to a four-wicket win. Tom Hoyle made 49 while veteran Murphy Walwyn, making his first appearance of the season, scored 26 opening the batting.

Adeel Nazir made 40 while Muhammed Yasir struck an unbeaten 31 as Old Lane recorded a welcome victory.

Pudsey St Lawrence bounced back from their disappopinting defeat against Pudsey Congs with a six-wicket success against Baildon. Jordan Moore (5-17) and Adam Frost (5-29) skittled out Baildon for 70 to set up the win.

New Farnley bowlers Chris Batt (4-25) and Mark Lawson (4-38) helped their side bowl out Morley for 138. Their side were 71-5 when rain had the final say. 

There was only time for Yeadon to reach 20-0 against Pudsey Congs when the game was abandoned.

Championship One
Two outstanding individual performances propelled leaders Gomersal to a 59-run win over Keighley which puts them 23 points clear of their nearest challengers.

Lewis Edmond struck to sixes and 11 fours while making an unbeaten 100 which built on the good start given to the innings by skipper Matt Barnes (51) as a total of 231-6 was reached.

Left-arm spinner Matthew Hirst took centre stage when Keighley batted. He produced an impressive return of 8-66 as Keighley were bowled out for 172. Jack Beetham top scored with 80.

Bankfoot's experienced batsman Khalid Rehman hit an unbeaten 65 as they reached 122 before dismissing Northowram Fields for 97. Hamza Khan took 3-19 and Atta'ur Rehman (3-22).

George Heartfield's (5-25) saw Bradford & Bingley dismiss Methley for 71 on their way to a three-wicket win.

Chris Dobson's 53 helped Cleckheaton to a healthy 192-6 before rain washed out their game at East Ardsley. Unthdercliffe were 97-3 against Carlton when their game bit the dust, while there was no play in the clash between Ossett and Farsley.

Championship Two

Jer Lane closed to within a point of leaders Great Preston after a 187-run win over struggling Spen Victoria.

Haris Butt hit a splendid 137 not out, an innings containing seven sixes and 14 fours, which helped his sode to a score of 235-3. Butt was joined in a second-wcket stand of 123 by former Spen player Javed Iqbal (37).

Spen were rollwed over for just 48 as Mohammed Jamal (3-10) and Absar Hussain (3-28) got to work with the ball.

Leaders Great Preston were left kicking their heels as their match was washed out as was the clash between Scholes and Hopton Mills.

Young opening bowler Marshall Grieve (4-14) and Rob Swift (3-18) helped Hartshead Moor bowl out Liversedge for 80 on their way to a six-wicket win. James hardcastle was unbeaten on 32 when victory was achieved.

Oulton's Jake Dalgreen had taken 5-48 when his side's match with Altofts was abandoned with the home side on 120-7.

Lowly Undercliffe had reached 97-3 when their encounter with Carlton was abandoned.

Sheryar Nor's spell of 5-14 saw Wakefield St Michael's bowl out Birstall for just 64. The Saints were 10-1 when rain forced play to be abandoned.

Mohammad Ayoub's 65 helped Brighouse to 228-8 against Wrenthorpe before the rain had the final word. Mohammad Bashir took 5-85 for Wrenthorpe.


An unbeaten 57 from captain Simon Copland saw Crossbank Methodists to a seven-wicket win over Hunslet Nelson.

He ensured they built on the work of Nick James (3-23) who helped restrict Nelson to 105-8 when they batted first.

Gildersome & Farnley Hill made 175-6 before restricting Windhill & Daisy Hill to 107-8 to secure a two-wicket win.

Sufyaan Rafi;s 5-30 helped Sandal dismiss Buttershaw St Paul's for 162 before the rain brought an early end to play.