Woodlands survive scare to beat Saints

Woodlands survive scare to beat Saints

Review: Alan Birkinshaw

Table-topping Woodlands survived losing five wickets for no runs to record a three-wicket Premier Division win over Pudsey St Lawrence at Tofts Road.

Replying to the home side's score of 101, the defending champions plunged from 41-1 to 41-6 as Adam Frost (4-43) threatened to turn the game around.

Order was finally restored to the innings as Kieran Collins hit an unbeaten 42 to steer his side to their fifth win of the season.

Mark Lawson hit an unbeaten 90 as New Farnley cruised past Pudsey Congs' score of 133 to win by eight wickets.

Sabir Mahmood (33) was top scorer for Congs who struggled to make headway against the bowling of Andrew Langley (4-27) and Lawson (3-24).

Rob McFarlane led the way with a fine 101 as Hanging Heaton compiled a total of 253 on their way to a 127-run win at Lightcliffe.

McFarlane hit a six and 17 fours while skipper Steve Bourne chipped in with 38. Marcus Kelly was the pick of the bowlers with 5-37 and was backed up by Ben Cliff (3-61).

Kelly followed up by top scoring with 45 as his side perished for 126. Chris Goodair led the bowling with 3-30.

Liam Walsh hit an unbeaten 111 as East Bierley compiled a total of 268-5 before bowling out Baildon for 84 to secure a 184-run win.

Walsh punctuated his innings with a six and 17 fours while opener James Tucker chipped in with 42. Brett Kinsey was the pick of Baildon's bowlers with 4-53.

Yeadon remain rooted to the bottom after a 114-run defeat at the hands of Batley. Despite Alex Robinson taking 6-56, Batley compiled a score of 215-9. Umar Mirza (71) and Adnan Mahmood (41) led the way.

Mirza followed up with 3-49 to support the efforts of Usman Maqsood (4-33) and Saqif Ridwan (3-2) in bowling out Yeadon for 101.

Jack Hepworth took 5-27 as Morley bowled out Bowling Old Lane for 69 on their way to a four-wicket win. Opener Michael darby (32no) steered them home.

Championship One
Leaders Northowram Fields were indebted to opener Ben Grech as they scraped home by one wicket  at Ossett.

Grech made 48 and ensured that his side took the win despite the determined efforts of Luke Watson (4-26) and Robert Gledhill (3-56) to stop them overhauling a modest Ossett total of 131. The top contribution to the home side;s total was the 34 extras conceded by Northowram Fields.

Second-placed East Ardsley had a comfortable five-wcket win over a Gomersal side which has slipped back after a bright start to the season.

The experienced javid Umarji (39) top scored in a disappointing Gomersal score of 105. Scott Mullins (4-35) and Mark Heald (4-13) sis the damage. Mullins followed up with 56 in the successful run chase.

Third-placed Bradford & Bingley went down to a nine-run defeat against Bradford & Bingley. Even a defiant 57 not out from Warren Allitt wasn't enough to see them home when replying to their hosts's total of 130. Atta-ur Rehman (5-36) and skipper Nigel Hanson (4-26) ensured that Bankfoot took the win.

Richard Sutcliffe  took 5-33 as Farsley bowled out Undercliffe for 70 to secure a 163-run win. Jack Rowett (43) and Jamie Hoyland (37) helped Farsley post 233-9 when they batted first. Mohammed Abdul-Wahab was the pick of the bowlers with 5-43.

Methley made 262-6 on their way to a 45-run win over Cleckheaton. Hassan Hussain led the way with 81 and Charlie Winter chipped in with 43.

Despite half-centiuries for Craig Blackburn (57) and Richard Noble (51), Cleckheaton were bowled out for 217 with David Winter taking 3-12 and Mohammed Usman (3-48).

Carlton beat Keighley by 75 runs after whiscoring 203-9 and bowling out their opponents for 128. Simon Parker (34) and Gareth Rawlinson (33) were the main contributors for Carlton despite Alex Towler taking 4-23.

Championship Two

Joe Schofield took 6-25 to seal a 71-run win for Great Preston over Hopton Mills which took them to the top of the table.

Zaaid Sajwal (36) and Arshad Ali (33) were the only batsmen to make their mark as Mills were bowled out for 155 in reply to Great Preston's 226-8.

Danny Harwood (64) and Richard White (46) led the way with the bat for Great Preston who now have 124 points and lead by six from Hartshead Moor who had a 10-wicket win over Spen Victoria.

Rob Swift took 3-16 and Jeff Wind (3-7) as hHartshead Moor bowled out their lowly opponents for just 48.

Jer Lane suffered their first defeat and dropped from first to third after going down by seven-wickets against Wakefield St Michael's.

Zaeem Zulfqar took 4-22 as jer Lane were bowled out for 90 and followed up with an unbeaten 43 to see his side home.

Kabir Bashir made a fine 119, three sixes and 15 fours, as Wrenthorpe made 253-7 on their way to a 73-run win over Liversedge. Patrick Green (60) was again in the runs.

Mark Goodall (67) and Jonny Trevitt (45) battled hard for Liversedge but their side was dismissed for 180. Adil Saravanan was the key bowler with 4-39.

Shabbir Ellahi took 6-39 for Scholes but couldn't prevent his side from going down to an 11-run defeat against Altofts.

Despite Ellahi efforts Altofts made 164 with BenWalsh scoring 69 before Scholes were bowled out for 153 in reply. Nick Firth top scored with 60 whi;e Elliot Carter (4-21) and Jack Palmer (4-26) shared the bowling honours.

Alex Houghton's innings of 82 not out helped Oulton to 205-9 in their 66-run win over Birstall.

Birstall were dismissed for 138 with Brandon Silverwood (41) top scoring. Oliver Brown (4-15) and Alan Winn (3-40)  were Oulton's best bowlers.


Sandal suffered their first defeat of the season when they went down by 106 runs  to Adwalton and dropped from first to thirMed in the table.

Buttershaw St Paul's are the new leaders after their 36-run win over Hunslet Nelson with Crossbank Methodists second following a seven-wicket victory over Gildersome & Farnley Hill.

Gary Lewsley hit 89 and James Curtis (61) to propel Adwalton to 210-5  before Sandal were bowled out for 104. Will Henshall top scored with 40 as Akmal Saleem took 4-27.

Pritesh Mistry top scored with 40 and followed up with 4-39 as Buttershaw St Paul's maintained their unbeaten start to the season.

St Pauls made 2111 before restricting Hunslet Nelson to 175-9. Connor McPherson made 41 but Mistry and Dan Bolland (4-26) ensured that St Paul's took over at the top.

Razeeb Raja made an unbeaten 76 as Crossbank Methodists chased down a Gildersome & Farnley Hill total of 154 in which Josh Sturgess made 73.

Heckmondwike & Carlinghow climbed off the bottom of the table with a narrow seven-rn win over Windhill & Daisy Hill.