Dales Council: Magical spell of bowling from Seehra dominates low-scoring clash

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HARCHARAN Seehra’S magic 5-4 helped second-placed Leeds Sikh A (93-9) see off Shipley Providence (91) in an unusually low-scoring and tense Division A clash.

Sikh edged home despite Taimoor Qureshi impressing when taking 5-22.

New Wortley (191-7) lost out to leaders Bradford Moor (192-3), despite Mohammed Sanaullah’s 43, while Cookridge A (255-5) are in fifth position in the table after a fine 156-run success over Tong Park Esholt (99).

Tahseen Suleman (76no), Mounam Ejaz (72) and Gul Fida Hussain (49) were in the runs, while Khurum Khan (4-23) and Colin Oats (3-18) impressed afterwards when handed the ball.

Mohammed Israr took a truly outstanding 7-13 as Savile Stars (121) moved up to third following a convincing 55-run triumph over Pudsey Congs (67).

Shairaz Khan hit 43 for the victors.

Action in Division B, saw Morley (131) lose out to third-placed Adel (135-2), for whom Arjun Ramkumar hit an unbeaten 61.

Cookridge B (119) lost out to front-runners Baildon A 
(139-9) by 20 runs.

It proved to be a very productive day for Drighlington A (245), who were handsome 62-run winners, despite a determined effort from Crompark, who were eventually all ot for 182.

Bhaven Mistry fell five runs short of a well-crafted century, while Matthew Waller led the bowling attack in claiming 3-19 for the winners.

Jamie Blackburn’s unbeaten 69 enabled Farsley (117-8) to hold sway and run out winners against Woodhouse (111).

The Red Laners other major contribution on the day came from bowler Stuart Tempest, who took an impressive haul of 5-14.

In Division C, a majestic contribution from Harjit Ryatt (5-12) helped Leeds Sikh B (260-8) overwhelm Pudsey St Lawrence B, who were skittled out for just 117 to lose by a mammoth 143 runs.

Inderraj Singh Chaggar (86) and Gurpreet Suri (61) impressed most out when making substantive contributions with the bat.

Pudsey Congs B (128) lost out to Thornbury B (129-3) by seven wickets.

Woodlands captain Tim Jackson in action at Pudsey Congs in the Bradford League. PIC: Steve Riding

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