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Woodlands edge ahead in battle at the top

Woodlands edge ahead in battle at the top

30 Jun 2019

Woodlands have edged one point ahead of Hanging Heaton at the halfway stage of the title race in the Second Teams Premier Division.

The defending champions bagged a maximum 20 points for defeating East Bierley by 108 runs while Hanging Heaton earned 19 points for their seven—wicket victory over near-neighbours Batley.

Kieran Collins continued his fine form with the bat for Woodlands as he made top score of 93 as Woodlands posted a total of 241. Liam Brearley chipped in with 41.

East Bierley were bowled out for 133 in reply as Kieran Rodger picked up 3-21. Dan Abbott was the top scorer with 40 for East Bierley.

Chris Goodair produced a destructive burst of 7-25 as Hanging Heaton bowled out Batley for 84, Adnan Mahmood (36) offered the only resistance. Mick Horner made 32 as Hanging Heaton eased to victory.

Third-placed New Farnley pushed Yeadon back into the relegation positions as they inflicted a 76-run defeat on them.

Elliot Mason (61) and Chris Blackburn (37) helped New Farnley to 175-8 before Will Swift (5-27) and Andrew Langley (3-22) combined to dismiss Yeadon for 99.

Pudsey St Lawrence hauled themselves out of the bottom two with a six-wicket win over Lightcliffe. Josh Priestley proved to be their key performer as he followed up his 3-29 in Lightcliffe’s innings of 145 by making an unbeaten 89 to steer his side home.

Baildon halted their recent slide with a 43-run win over Morley at Jenny Lane. Evergreen Jamie Abbott (5-41) and Seif Hussain (3-38) helped bowl out the visitors for 175, Richard Winn again top scoring with 57 for Morley, to secure victory.

Daniel Hunt (42no) and Shahid Bhatti (37) were the top contributors to the Baildon score of 218-8.

Pudsey Congs are propping up the table after a 92-run defeat by Bowling Old Lane. Saad Khan (5-29) and Mohammad Yasir (4-19) bowled them out for 95 when reply to Old Lane’s 187. Ahsan Alishan (71), Sajid Khan (42no) and Adeel Nazir (37) led the way while Siraj Hussain took 4-27.

Championship One

It’s all change at the top with Bradford & Bingley hitting the front in the promotion race after a 186-run win over Ossett.

The star performer proved to be talented youngster Lachlan Doidge. After top scoring with 97 and sharing a second-wicket stand of 185 with George Heartfield (89no) which helped Bradford & Bingley to make 260-4, Doidge took 6-25 as Ossett were bowled out for 74. Muhammad Shakoor took 4-29.

Callum Phillipson took 6-53 as Northowram Fields moved into second-place with a 64-run win over Undercliffe. Lewis Moore (35) top scored in their 232-8 while Nick Sugden (35) did likewise as Undercliffe were all out for 168.

Gomersal are third after their nine-wicket win at Cleckheaton. Paul Wookey took 5-19 and Jason Bloom (3-43) as Cleckheaton were bowled out for just 85. Bloom was unbeaten on 42 when victory was secured.

East Ardsley dropped from first to fourth after their 46-run defeat at Carlton. Brett Cullen (86) and Matt Rowett (42) helped Carlton to 210-6, while Joe Bingle (4-59) and Tom Ward (4-47) helped dismiss the former leaders for 164. Ashley Battye battled hard for 71.

Keighley remain in the relegation positions after their 150-run defeat by Farsley. Opener Jack Rowett struck 11 fours as he made 106 in Farsley’s 230-5. Mohammad Atif (79) shared a third-wicket stand of 179 with Rowett.

The Keighley innings never got going and they were bowled out for 80. Haroon Mahmood (4-12) and Richard Sutcliffe (4-23) did the damage.

Zahir Shah (79no) and Mohammad Addas (35no) guided Bankfoot to an eight-wicket win at Methley where the home side were bowled out for 143.

Championship Two

Jer Lane continue to set the pace at the top after a 118-run win over Oulton kept them two points ahead of Hartshead Moor.

Umar Dawood (80) and Nasir Chowdrey (77no) were supported by Haris Butt (40) as they made
277-9, despite Archie White taking 4-70.

Alan Winn made top score of 45 as Oulton were bowled out for 159 with Zahib Iqbal taking 5-25.

Opener Martin Ellis (85) led the way as Hartshead Moor posted 209 after batting first at Wakefield St Michael’s.

Marshall Grieve (34) added useful runs as Alex Hale (6-48) and Syed Bukari (3-28) did much of the work with the ball for St Michael’s.

Myles Brooke (3-0) and Jeff Wind (3-20) blew away St Michael’s for 82 to seal a 127-run win.

Experienced opener Jonny Trevitt made a fine 117 and was backed up by Alan Sumner (63no) as Liversedge posted 232-4 on their way to a 78-run win over Hopton Mills. Andrew Moorhouse (68no) top scored as Mills were all out for 154, Adam Clarke taking 3-35.

Townville and Wrenthorpe both secured 10-wicket wins. Lee Dobson (5-25) and Lee Slater (4-24) helped Townville bowl out Altofts for just 54.

Kabir Bashir proved deadly for Wrenthorpe with 7-25 as Scholes perished for just 75. The remaining wickets went to Joe Wigglesworth (3-17). Mushy Bhatti made 48no as Wrenthorpe cruised to victory.


The promotion-chasing duo of Buttershaw St Paul’s and Sandal both had good wins to strengthen their respective challenges.

Pritesh Lad hit a brisk 52 not out and Jack Wilson made 36 as St Pauls’ chased down an East Leeds total of 136 to win by eight wickets.

The East Leeds innings was dominated by opener Sam Thewlis who made 91 while his colleagues struggled against John Taylor (3-27) and Dan Bolland (3-28).

Sandal also recorded an eight-wicket win in their match with Gildersome & Farnley Hill. Joshua Goose swooped to take 4-21 as Gildersome & Daisy Hill were bowled out for 119. Sandal eased to victory with Leighton Shuttleworth making 37 and Colin Hale (31).

Adam Holroyd produced an impressive all-round performance to propel Crossbank Methodists to a five-wicket win over Heckmondwike & Carlinghow.

He took 4-20 and was supported by Alan Firth (4-23) as Heckmondwike & Carlinghow were dismissed for 108, Maqsood Hashmi (43) and dominated the successful reply with an unbeaten 86.

Rodley remain rooted to the bottom after a four-wicket defeat by Adwalton. Daniel Dobson (44) top scored in Rodley’s 110, while Matthew Lyles (39no) steered Adwalton home despite some spirited bowling from Daniel Hill (4-14).

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