Lightcliffe beaten after fine start

Cricket - Lightcliffe v Pudsey St Lawrence. Moin Ashraf bowls for Lightcliffe.

Cricket - Lightcliffe v Pudsey St Lawrence. Moin Ashraf bowls for Lightcliffe.

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Lightcliffe were unable to put a dent in the unbeaten record of Bradford League leaders Pudsey St Lawrence, losing at home by five wickets.

The home side were far from disgraced, Saints hitting the winning runs with only seven balls to spare after being set 225 to win.

Lightcliffe had by far the better of the early action with Michael Brooke (79) and former St Lawrence batsman Alex Stead (68) putting on 140 for the first wicket.

Evan Edwards made 31 not out to help the Wakefield Road men to a decent score.

However, it proved insufficient as Chris Marsden (54), Adam Waite (40) and James Smith (35) saw the visitors to victory.

Lightcliffe are third from bottom while Brighouse are seventh in Division Two after a 97-run defeat at Bankfoot.

The home side’s Cosmond Walters crashed seven sixes in 135, adding 134 for the third wicket with ex-Yorkshire player Neil Nicholson (50) to leave Brighouse needing 227 to win.

Ex-Lightcliffe bowler Aleem Ladak took five for 49 for Brighouse, who then disappointed with the bat.

The visitors managed only 139 with Sohail Hussain’s 35 the top score.

Elland’s top four all scored freely, headed by Robin Broom’s 76 in a winning total of 264 for four at Broad Oak in the Huddersfield League.

Barkisland lost by nine wickets at Hoylandswaine after being bowled out for 128, Jamie Summerscales and overseas player Tim Seifert making 39 apiece.

Zafar Khan maintained his fine start to the season with five for 30 at Northowram Fields rolled over visitors Caribbean for 87 in the Central Yorkshire League’s Championship and completed a seven-wicket win.

Illingworth got back to winning ways in Division Two of the Aire/Wharfe League thanks to a tight bowling display at home to Thackley.

They looked vulnerable when they only totalled 183, Shane Marshall taking seven for 54, but skipper Luke Brooksby (four for 27 off 11) led the fightback as the Bradford side were limited to 135 for eight.

Todmorden and Walsden had mixed luck as they warmed up for league games on Sunday with some Twenty/20 action.

Enfield’s South African pro Graeme Van Buuren put Tod on the back foot with 82 in a total of 151 for six at Centre Vale.

After the loss of three early wickets, newly-arrived pro Bilawal Bhatti (59) and Ben Sutcliffe (57) gave the home side a chance but Tod fell eight runs short of victory.

Walsden totalled only 113 for six at home to Middleton and it would have been worse but for Stevie Barker (24 no) and Callum Rushton (23 no) at the end.

However, the Scott Street side are strong in the bowling department and restricted Middleton to 92 for nine with Josh Gale taking three for 14 off four overs.

BRADFORD LEAGUE

Lightcliffe v Pudsey St Lawrence

Pudsey won by 5 wickets. Lightcliffe 6 pts Pudsey St Lawrence 17 pts.

LIGHTCLIFFE 224 for five

M Brooke b R Lamb 79

A Stead c C Goldthorp b J Wilson 68

S Khan c M Robertshaw b R Lamb 7

R Powe b R Lamb 2

E Edwards not out 31

R Burton c M Robertshaw b J Wilson 6

M Ashraf not out 18

Extras 13

Bowling: C Wiseman 6.0 2 8 0, J Wilson 12.0 1 61 2, R Lamb 14.0 0 58 3, S Watts 9.0 0 31 0, T Hudson 6.0 0 34 0, C Marsden 3.0 0 20 0.

PUDSEY SL 230 for five

M Robertshaw c J Whiteoak b R Burton 28

A Waite c A Stead b D Ahmed 40

C Goldthorp c S Khan b C Greenwood 22

C Marsden c R Powe b C Greenwood 54

J Smith b S Khan 35

M Duce not out 29

R Lamb not out 20

Extras 2

Bowling: M Ashraf 12.0 0 46 0, R Burton 6.0 0 33 1, S Khan 14.5 1 72 1, C Greenwood 11.0 0 54 2, D Ahmed 5.0 0 23 1.

Division Two

Bankfoot v Brighouse

Bankfoot won by 97 runs. Bankfoot 20 pts, Brighouse 6 pts.

BANKFOOT 226

M Altaf lbw b A Mahmood 3

N Nicholson b S Matharu 50

A Uppal b A Ladak 5

C Walters lbw b A Ladak 135

H Ahmad c W Hussain b A Ladak 7

J Holdsworth lbw b S Matharu 2

J Marsden st M Khurshid b A Ladak 8

S Marsden lbw b A Ladak 1

G Colehan c M Khurshid b M Zahid 2

K Siddique c M Khurshid b M Zahid 1

J Sawyer not out 1

Extras 11

Bowling: A Ladak 15.0 2 49 5, W Hussain 2.0 0 3 0, A Mahmood 9.0 1 49 1, S Hussain 4.0 0 31 0, S Matharu 15.0 1 64 2, M Zahid 3.0 0 20 2.

BRIGHOUSE 129

Z Hussain b G Colehan 18

W Hussain lbw b G Colehan 0

P Giradi c J Holdsworth b C Walters 17

S Hussain lbw b C Walters 35

A Hussain run out 17

M Khurshid lbw b A Uppal 6

A Mahmood b A Uppal 0

M Zahid c and b J Sawyer 14

C Maloney run out 2

S Matharu not out 12

A Ladak c M Altaf b K Siddique 0

Extras 8

Bowling: H Ahmad 5.0 0 18 0, G Colehan 6.0 2 25 2, C Walters 15.0 6 24 2, A Uppal 15.0 4 49 2, J Sawyer 2.0 0 4 1, K Siddique 0.5 0 1 1.

HUDDERSFIELD LEAGUE

Broad Oak v Elland

Elland won by 49 runs. Broad Oak 1 pt, Elland 6 pts.

ELLAND 264 for four

N Lockley c Mccreadie b Keeling 42

P Winrow c Cooper b Slack 36

B Birkhead st Mccreadie b Cooper 58

R Broom c Booth b Cooper 76

W Hussain not out 31

N Desai not out 12

Extras 9

Bowling: A Slack 8 0 40 1, H Booth 6 1 33 0, D Rushworth D 15 1 83 0, J Keeling 12 2 43 1, H Cooper 9 0 64 2.

BROAD OAK 215 for eight

L Baxter b Desai 4

S Burluraux c Hussain b Desai 16

H Cooper run out 55

J Greaves c Winrow b Sajid 46

H Booth c Desai b Hussain 25

D Finn c Birkhead b Finn 14

T Mccreadie not out 21

A Slack b Sajid 8

D Rushworth c Winrow b Sajid 0

J Keeling not out 11

Extras 15

Bowling: N Desai 11 4 39 2, A Finn 15 1 54 1, W Gardner 5 1 21 0, M Hinchliffe 4 0 31 0, W Hussain 6 1 27 1, S Sajid 9 0 39 3.

Hoylwanswaine v Barkisland

Hoylandswaine won by 9 wkts. Hoylandswaine 6 pts, Barkisland 0 pts

Barkisland 128 (J Summerscales 39, T Seifert 39; K Williams 4-54, R Wilkinson 3-26), *Hoylandswaine 134-1 (A Morris 73no, S P Singh 47no)

CENTRAL YORKSHIRE

Championship

Northowram Fields v Caribbean

Northowram won by 7 wkts. Northowram 6 pts, Caribbean 0 pts.

CARIBBEAN 87

H Bashir c Moore b Parkin 28

U Tuddy st Metcalf b Khan 5

M Ejaz run out 1

S Khan c Elliott b Khan 0

G Yearwood c Metcalf b Khan 8

M Connor c Majid b Parkin 8

W Musa lbw b Khan 4

M Bashir lbw b Khan 21

J Richards lbw b Smith 0

S Frith not out 5

A Khan c Larner b Smith 1

Extras 6

Bowling: Z Khan 11 4 30 5, W Parkin 7 0 45 2, J Smith 3.1 1 6 2.

NORTHOWRAM FIELDS 90 for three

J Majid c Richards b Musa 44

S Mahmood c Yearwood b Khan 0

J Norcliffe not out 36

L Moore b Musa 0

S Elliott not out 4

Extras 6

Bowling: S Khan 5 0 29 1, S Frith 4 0 21 0, M Ejaz 3.4 0 13 0, A Khan 2 0 25 0, W Musa 1 0 1 2.

AIRE/WHARFE LEAGUE

Division Two

Illingworth v Thackley

Illingworth won by 48 runs. Illingworth 17 pts, Thackley 6 pts.

ILLINGWORTH 183

D Gibbs b S Marshall 1

M Smith c D Heaney b S Marshall 5

A Ledger c J Brooksbank b S Marshall 14

B Robertshaw c D Heaney b S Marshall 46

J Lawton lbw b S Marshall 5

L Brooksby c D Heaney b B Goodaire 14

J Lewis lbw b S Marshall 14

R Farrell Smith b S Marshall 4

J Moorhouse c S Marshall b A Boocock 1

M Sewell not out 25

L Kelly b B Goodaire 36

Extras 18

Bowling: J Rodger 15.0 3 35 0, S Marshall 15.0 4 54 7, B Goodaire 9.1 1 41 2, A Boocock 5.0 0 26 1, J Ollerenshaw 4.0 0 16 0.

THACKLEY 135 for eight

J Ollerenshaw run out 7

J Brooksbank b D Gibbs 35

T Watson b L Brooksby 14

A Cuff b D Gibbs 0

B Goodaire lbw b L Brooksby 8

P Naylor b L Brooksby 0

T Johnson c D Gibbs b L Brooksby 0

J Rodger not out 10

D Heaney b L Kelly 5

A Boocock not out 20

Extras 36

Bowling: L Brooksby 11.0 1 27 4, J Moorhouse 15.0 7 15 0, L Kelly 12.0 2 45 1, D Gibbs 11.0 7 8 2, J Lewis 1.0 0 6 0, M Smith 1.0 0 2 0.

LANCASHIRE LEAGUE

Twenty/20

Todmorden v Enfield

Enfield won by 7 runs. Todmorden 0 pts, Enfield 2 pts

ENFIELD 151 for six

GL van Buuren c Bhatti b A Sutcliffe 82

LJ Bedford b Bhatti 1

AP Bracewell c Newbitt b Harlow 9

T Hamill c Pearson b Gilford 30

C Jackson c Garland b Gilford 1

J Wrigley c Pearson b Gilford 2

GA Jones not out 4

C Bowness not out 3

Extras 19

Bowling: Bhatti 4 0 12 1, Foster 2 0 21 0, I Hussain 4 0 29 0, Harlow 3 0 18 1, Gilford 4 0 31 3, A Sutcliffe 3 0 32 1

TODMORDEN 144 for six

EC Gilford c Wilkinson b Bowness 3

F Priestley c Wright b Bowness 4

SD Newbitt c Wilkinson b Bowness 0

B Bhatti c Bracewell b Wrigley 59

BD Sutcliffe c Hamill b van Buuren 57

A Sutcliffe run out 10

KM Garland not out 0

BA Pearson not out 3

Extras 8

Bowling: O’Loughlin 4 1 7 0, Bowness 4 0 17 3, van Buuren 4 0 31 1, Wright 1 0 12 0, Bracewell 1 0 15 0, Hamill 4 0 25 0, Jones 1 0 21 0, Wrigley 1 0 14 1.

CENTRAL LANCASHIRE LEAGUE

Twenty/20

Walsden v Middleton

Walsden won by 21 runs

WALSDEN 113 for six

S Harkel c Foden b Walker 21

J Rawlinson c Bennett b Harris 10

U Karunaratne c Foden b Walker 6

J Gale c Walker b Bennett 8

N Barker c & b Walker 6

S Barker not out 24

J Hooson c Jones b Bennett 8

C Rushton not out 23

Extras 7

Bowling: M Pritchard 3 0 23 0, J Harris 4 0 18 1, G Walker 4 0 16 3, E Kemm 4 0 20 0, R Bennett 4 0 26 2, T Rutter 1 0 8 0.

Total 20 0 113 6 3 2

MIDDLETON 92 for nine

E Kemm c N Barker b S Barker 21

G Walker lbw b N Barker 14

G Jones c Joe Gale b Josh Gale 13

F Shaghir c Karunaratne b S Barker 17

P Foden† b Josh Gale 3

Z Tahir b Josh Gale 0

R Bennett run out 1

T Rutter c Hooson b N Barker 13

R Tierney b Hooson 1

J Harris not out 3

Extras 6

Bowling: S Barker 4 0 15 2, Joe Gale 2 0 18 0, U Karunaratne 4 0 15 0, Josh Gale 4 0 14 3, N Barker 3 0 20 2, J Hooson 3 0 6 1.