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Yeadon lose their fight to stay up

Yeadon lose their fight to stay up

Yeadon’s relegation to Division One was sealed after they suffered defeats in their final two matches of the season. A four-wicket home loss against Morley left them on the brink and a 142-run reverse at New Farnley ended their survival hopes.

It left them on 175 points, four behind Gomersal, and means they will drop into Division One alongside Lightcliffe.

It was their inability to gather batting points that let them down on the final weekend. They were bowled out for 138 by Morley and 122 by at New Farnley.

Simon Curry (43) was the only batsman to defy Morley’s bowlers for long as Andrew Kirkwood (3-16) and Jack Hepworth (3-25) struck. Aryan Singh (52no) and Ben Richardson (37) countered the efforts of Patrick Parker (4-33) to see Morley to victory.

Ross Aucott’s second century of the weekend for New Farnley saw them score 264-7 as the Yeadon bowlers toiled away. He hit three sixes and 17 fours while making 123 and was supported by skipper Andrew Langley (57no). Simeon Pickering (30) top scored as Sam Barraclough (3-38) helped the home side to victory.

Aucott made 111 and shared an opening stand of 177 with Joe Pyrah (67) as New Farnley made 253-5 in their 96-run win at Woodlands.

Kieran Collins (45) top scored as Woodlands were bowled out for 157, Barraclough taking 4-40 and Jack Dyson (3-30).

Their two wins in two days saw New Farnley secure second place ahead on Pudsey St Lawrence who rounded off their season with a 37-run win over East Bierley.

Half-centuries from David Heslop (67) and Karl Morris (59) helped them to 221-7. Wayne Robinson (3-48) was the pick of the East Bierley bowlers while James Higgins (52) and Alex Monaghan (32) top scored in their 184. Young Joshua Allinson impressed for Saints with 5-39.

Lightcliffe may be going down, but they departed the top division on a high note. They defeated Batley by 97 runs with skipper David Knight making 96 in a total of 258-6. Richard Thompson (39_ and Finn Brookes (31) provided support as Zahoor Hussain picked up 3-53.

Altaf Hussain made an unbeaten 58 for Batley as they were dismissed for 161 with Marcus Kelly taking 3-47 and Ryan Beeforth (3-36).

Naeem Khan (3-7) and Faizan Haider (3-9) helped bowl out Bankfoot for 99 as Bowling Old Lane recorded an 87-run win. Atta Ur-Rehman (38) provided the only resistance.

Farhaad Mir (52), Umar Zubair (52no) led the way in Old Lane’s 186-7 as Asad Nazir (4-45) posed the main threat.

Hanging Heaton celebrated receiving the championship trophy by recording a 66-run win over Gomersal. Chris Goodair (61no), Dan Clifton (44) and Ryan Senior (41) helped the Bennett Lane side to 241 when they batted first.

Lewis Edmond took 3-22 and followed up by making 50 as Gomersal scored 175. Former Hanging Heaton batsman Javid Umarji made 41no while Ghulam Hussain (3-33) and Goodair (3-39) were the pick of the bowlers.

Hanging Heaton with the Second teams Premier Division Trophy Picture: Ray Spencer


Division One

Bradford & Bingley and Pudsey Congs face each other at Wagon Lane on Saturday to decide who will be promoted alongside champions Jer Lane.

Both teams bagged 38 points from their two weekend games which means Bradford & Bingley now have 279 points, four more than Congs.

Young opener Jack Sharp (114) hit 19 fours as he helped Bradford & Bingley make 274-5 against relegated Keighley. Phil Broadley (51) and George Heartfield (49) also made important contributions. Keighley wilted in reply and were bowled out for 104 with Lewis Brown (3-7) helping secure a 170-run win.

William Johnston (50) and Sharp (35) helped their side edge to a two-wicket win over East Ardsley on Sunday. Oliver Appleyard (49) and Ashley Chapman (45) top scored in East Ardsley’s 155 as Heartfield (5-26) impressed.

Congs got their weekend off to a winning start when they bowled out relegation-threatened Great Preston for 76 to set up a six-wicket triumph. Skipper Adam Patrick (4-27) and Lewis Gunner (3-31) were the main wicket takers while Imran Ahmed’s unbeaten 44 sped them to their target. James Wills took 3-21 for Great Preston who need to win their final game at Cleckheaton on Saturday if they are to have any chance of avoiding the drop.

Northowram Fields, who are nine points ahead of them and finish with a home game against Baildon, will need to pick themselves up after their 208-run defeat at the hands of Congs on Sunday.

Brothers Bilal Butt (45) and Hassan Butt (37) gave their side a solid start before Jacques Allen (72no) and Russ Kettlewell (42) set about the bowling to add 117 for the fourth wicket as Congs made 253-5.

Jacob Smith took 3-41 for Northowram Fields who were skittled out for 45 by Josh Chapman (5-24) and Nick Gedge (4-19).

The Northowram Fields’ performance e on Sunday was in sharp contrast to the one 24 hours earlier which saw them defeat champions Jer Lane by one run. Lewis Moore made 52mo as Northowram Fields made 193-8 despite the efforts of Haroon Mahmood (5-56).

Mahmood also performed well with the bat and was unbeaten on 54 when Jer Lane finished agonisingly on 192-9. Andrew Gardner (4-19 was key to a win which could make all the difference for Northowram Fields.

East Ardsley made the division’s highest score of the day as they compiled a total of 300-6 in their 83-run win over Carlton. Daniel McTiernan (93) and Scott Mullins (73) added 126 for the second wicket while Tom Daniels (45) and Matt Redgwick (33) added valuable runs.

Carlton’s openers Simon Parker (89) and Danny Simpson (74) put on 149 as their side made 217-4. Jamie Redgwick picked up 3-22.

Farsley’s opening bowler Mukdas Mohammad returned stunning figures of 8-34 against Methley but ended up on the losing side. David Winter (39) helped Methley to make 132 before the Red Lane side were rolled over for 75. Robert Clegg brought about their downfall with 6-12.

Cleckheaton were after side suffering batting woes. They were skittled out for 52 as they went down to a 230-run defeat at home to Baildon.

Will Kelly (94), George Barker (52) and Darren Wilson (31no) guided Baildon to 282-6 as Ferez Hussain (3-39) proved to be the best of the home bowlers. Sam Turner (3-12) and Louis Turner (3-1) struck as the Cleckheaton batting crumbled.

Hartshead Moor with the Gordon Rigg Second Teams Division Two championship trophy Picture: Ray Spencer

Division Two

Charlie Sykes hit a century as Townville confirmed their promotion to Division One with a 93-run win over Wakefield St Michael’s.

Sykes struck 18 fours and was backed up by Fin Walton (42) and Lee Dobson (41) as a total of 270-6 was posted. John Holland (3-54) was the best of the St Michael’s bowlers while Nick McMahon (56no) and Sikander (39) were the chief contributors to their 177-7. Luke Jacques returned figures of 3-11.

The win put Townville out of reach of Hopton Mills who scored a 12-run win over Hartshead Moor. Phil Scott (6-19) and Ben Haigh (3-36) impressed as the champions were bowled out for 141, Martin Ellis making 52.

Arshad Ali (49) and Ben Haigh (45) helped Mills to make 153 when they batted first. Adil Ladak (3-41) was the most successful visiting bowler.

Kieran Dransfield hit an unbeaten 117 as Sandal made 257 in their 67-run win over relegated Wrenthorpe. Dransfield scored 106 of his runs in boundaries with a six and 25 fours. He was joined in an opening stand of 196 by Chris Gibson (95).

Stephen Page (75) and Nathan Ellis (41) helped Wrenthorpe to a respectable 190 as Phil Yeadon took the bowling honours with 6-61.

Skipper Lee Peters took 6-27 and Daniel Marlow (4-9) as Birstall bowled out Undercliffe for 72 to record a 90-run win. Zulfikar Mahmood (47) and Miles Craven (35) were top scorers in Birstall’s 162. Abdul Hamid picked up 5-35 for Undercliffe.

Loan players Hadi Butt (5-45) and Mohammed Butt (3-64) were among the wickets but could not save bottom team Adwalton from an 83-run defeat against Altofts.

Harry Wanbon (46no), Jack Palmer (39), Adam Swift (36) and Joe Elam (35) helped Altofts to 250-9 before dismissing Adwalton for 167. Richard Patrick (32) and Mark Palfreeman (31) top scored as David Robson picked up 3-62.

Steve Coultard (4-40) and Luke Watson (3-18) led the way as Ossett bowled out Liversedge for 95 to complete a 60-run win. Earlier, Watson (59) and Coultard (37) had countered the threat of Joe Shuttleworth (5-36) to help their side make 155.

Division Three

Brighouse secured the Division Three title when they bowled out Rodley for 95 to set up a nine-wicket win.

Nabeel Janjua (3-23) and Kabeer Hussain (3-24) led the way with the ball while Waqar Ilyas (55no) powered them to their victory target.

Buttershaw St Paul’s look favourites to clinch the second promotion spot after their six-wicket win over Crossflatts. Jack Wilson took 5-23 and Kian Phillipson (4-39) as the league’s newest club was bowled out for 118, Keiran Temprell top scoring with 41. Ben Maddison made 37 in the successful reply.

St Paul’s are seven points ahead of Hunslet Nelson going into their final game of the season which is away to bottom team Crossbank Methodists.

Hunslet nelson kept their hopes alive with a two-wicket triumph over Scholes as they chased down a total of 171. Joshua Morris (80no) and Suleman Shah (31no) saw them home despite the challenge from Mohammed Abdullah (4-43).

Andrew Spencer (55no) and Nick Firth (52) were the top scorers for Scholes while Morris (3-14) and Suleman Shah (3-14) were the best bowlers for Nelson who visit Rodley in their last fixture.

Skipper Peter Jackson hit an unbeaten 118 to guide Spen Victoria to a four-wicket victory at East Leeds. Six sixes and 15 fours flowed from his bat as the East Leeds score of 146 was overhauled.

Shamoon Mushtaq took 4-53 while Rajab Ali (46) and Kamran Farooq (31) were the top scorers for East Leeds as Jonathan Elstub (3-39) and Alex Leadbeater (3-43) led the Spen bowling effort.

An unbroken fourth wicket partnership of 104 between Chris Sedgwick (67no) and Craig Marshall (46no) helped Windhill & Daisy Hill to defeat Heckmondwike & Carlinghow by seven wickets.

Maqsood Hashmi (68no) and Ilyas Hashmi (39) helped Heckmondwike & Carlinghow to make 175-7 as Bilal Mughal picked up 3-31.

David Edwards (97no) and Jonny Walker (73) shared 141 for the third wicket as Gildersome & Farnley Hill made 237-3 in their 78-run win over Crossbank Methodists. Joseph Hampshaw’s 85 dominated Crossbank’s total of 159 as George Hutchison (5-29) and David Farrell (3-30) impressed.

Top picture: John Carruthers and Craig Russell of Hanging Heaton lift the Second Teams Premier Division trophy aloft after receiving it from league chairman David Young. Picture: Ray Spencer

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