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Smith: It’s a winner takes all showdown

The winners of tomorrow’s top of the table clash between Hanging Heaton and Pudsey St Lawrence will finish the season unbeaten and win the league, believes St Lawrence captain James Smith.

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Ouseburn batsman Adam Fisher.

Nidderdale League: Bishops kept in check by on-fire Ouseburn’s big power-hitters

Ouseburn cranked up their title chase with a fierce display of power hitting to crush Bishop Thornton by 201 runs on Saturday.

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Will Powell

Wetherby League: Taltented teen Powell drags league leaders out of a hole

Will Powell showed he was a star of the future as he dug Wetherby League leaders Kirk Deighton out of a hole to secure a four-wicket victory over St Chad’s Broomfield.

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Pool's Jake Zjilinszky.

Aire-Wharfe League: Top three on ladder separated by one win

We’re now comfortably over the halfway stage in this year’s Airedale and Wharfedale cricket league and the chase for the Division One title is hotting up with less than a win separating the top three.

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Cleckheaton's Mohammad Khan at New Farnley. PIC: Paul Butterfield

Bradford League: Gutsy offering is a proud moment for Middlebrook

Pudsey Congs legend Ralph Middlebrook has described Saturday as a proud moment for the club following a gutsy five-run win over Preistley Cup finalists Woodlands.

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James Smith.

It’s make-or-break time for Pudsey St Lawrence says Smith

Pudsey St Lawrence should make it two wins over Scholes in six days and put a dreadful run of league form behind them tomorrow, says their skipper James Smith.

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Horsforth's overseas batsman Byron Boshoff. PIC: Steve Riding

Aire-Wharfe League: Tong Park’s spirits are finally on the upturn

spirits at Tong Park Esholt ‘have been raised’ according to captain Gareth Wilkinson after reaching the final of the Waddilove Cup on the back of a difficult year so far.

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Woodlands'm Chris Brice celebrates taking his third wicket in the 13th over against visiting Pudsey St Lawrence.

Bradford League: Smith hammers out plan of action after cup fillip

Pudsey St Lawrence captain James Smith hopes that qualification for the Priestley Cup final will act as a turnaround moment in their season following a run of defeats that saw his side toppled from the summit of the Bradford League on Saturday.

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Rich Wards scored a half century before taking six wickets with the ball

Wetherby League: Ward leads by example as Kirk Deighton edge closer to maiden title

Richard Ward produced a spellbinding performance to keep his Kirk Deighton side nine points clear at the top of the Wetherby League in a 32-run win over Barwick-in-Elmet.

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Pudsey St Lawrence's Josh Wilson.

Pudsey St Lawrence aim to keep calm and carry on

KEEP CALM and carry on. That is the message from Pudsey St Lawrence cricket chairman Paul Hutchison to the ECB Bradford Premier League leaders, who are suffering a high-summer July wobble for the second year on the spin.

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A fired up Steve Phillips drives for Aire-Wharfe Division 3 leaders Horsforth Hall Park at second-placed Tong Park. PIC: Steve Riding

Aire-Wharfe League: Horsforth grit teeth to go third on ladder

Horsforth’s Oli Hardacker believes his side are playing with more “grit and determination” after they beat fellow high-fliers North Leeds to go third in the league.

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Bradford League T20 Final Day at Pudsey St Lawrence: 
Sohali Raz beats the bat for Methley in the semi-final against Hanging Heaton. He took 4-10 for  the day's best bowling figures. PIC: Steve Riding

Bradford League: Price is right for league’s surprise package Farsley

THE PRICE is most definitely right as far as Farsley are concerned so far in 2016.

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Slideshow: Tong Park v Hall Park

Enjoy this slideshow from Tong Park v Hall Park in the Aire Wharfe League

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Slideshow: New Farnley v Pudsey Congs

Watch a picture slideshow from New Farnley v Pudsey Congs in the Bradford League.

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Mark Harrison.

Harrison says Farsley punching above their weight

WHEN it comes to pressure at the top end of the ECB Bradford League Premier Division, everything is relative.

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Lee Goddard.

‘Vintage weekend’ for resurgent New Farnley

AS weekend’s go, the last one was pretty much picture perfect for New Farnley.

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Morley in action at East Bierley at the weekend.

Palpable relief as Morley end a six-match losing streak

THE RELIEF for everyone connected with Morley Cricket Club will have been palpable on Saturday evening.

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Patrick Dixon goes on the attack.

Burley are backing up their form team status

“We’re definitely the form team,” admitted Burley-in-Wharfedale captain Richard Brook after his team beat North Leeds at the weekend to go third in the Aire-Wharfe League table.

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Slideshow:East Bierley v Morley

Enjoy this slideshow from East Bierley v Morley in the Bradford League.

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Slideshow: Spen Victoria v Altofts

Enjoy this picture slideshow from Spen Victoria v Altofts in the Bradford League Championship

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