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Slideshow: Cleckheaton v Hanging Heaton

Enjoy this cricket slideshow from Cleckheaton v Hanging Heaton in the Bradford League.

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Daniel Fitzpatrick took 3/3 for Barwick-in-Elmet (Photo: Caught Light Photography)

Wetherby League: Hillam and Monk Fryston bowled out for lowest score in Division One history

Hillam and Monk Fryston collapsed to the lowest score in Division One history and the third worst ever in the Wetherby League on Saturday.

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James Smith

It’s up to Heaton to hold nerve says Smith

IT is shaping up to be one of the most fascinating Bradford League title finishes in years –but Pudsey St Lawrence captain James Smith is sure of one thing.

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Nick Brook of Burley-in-Wharfedale on his way to taking the first four Otley wickets and victory over the league leaders. PIC: Steve Riding

Aire-Wharfe League: Beck’ take advantage of Burley’s shock win

We have new leaders in Airedale and Wharfedale Division One after Burley pulled off a surprise victory over defending champions Otley.

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Joe Greaves hits a  boundry, one of six fours and six sixes on his way to a century (104) for Pudsey Congs, but neighbours St Lawrence won by six wickets. PIC: Steve Riding

Bradford League: Morley’s batting slips let Woodlands off hook

IT is probably best not to utter the phrase ‘wafer-thin margins’ when in the vicinity of a Morley player this week.

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Callum Geldart. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Bradford League: Vital points are at stake for Pudsey adversaries

BRAGGING rights will play a distant second to the importance of points in tomorrow’s Pudsey derby at Tofts Road – which has implications at the top and bottom of the ECB Bradford Premier League.

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Kirk Deighton captain Rich Ward.

Wetherby League: Ward plays captain’s role to edge side towards title

Captain Rich Ward came to the rescue as Kirk Deighton overcame the test of title contenders Scarcroft to move even closer towards a maiden Wetherby League crown.

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Birstwith's big-hitter Jim Riley. PIC: Barry Gill

Nidderdale League: Birstwith ‘living the life of Riley’ as runs come thick and fast

Jim Riley compiled an innings he will never forget as Birstwith plundered almost 400 runs in a hugely entertaining clash against Hampsthwaite on Saturday.

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Division Three leaders Old Modernians were able to celebrate after beating New Rover by seven runs thanks to
 Johnny Wiggan, pictured, who bowled the last over in which he conceded only three runs to win the game.

Aire-Wharfe League: Champions Otley prove too strong for brave Tong Park

Otley are once again Waddilove Cup champions after defeating brave Tong Park Esholt.

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Marcus Walmsley, of Methley, celebrates after taking five wickets on the back of scoring 155 with the bat in the 122-run Championship B win over Carlton. PIC: Steve Riding

Bradford League: Congs’ form swings from one extreme to the other

WILL the real Pudsey Congs please stand up.

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Slideshow: Methley v Carlton

Enjoy this picture slideshow from Methley v Carlton in the Bradford League Championship

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James Middlebrook.

Form team New Farnley put ‘cat among pigeons’

IT remains to be seen if an intriguing three-way fight for ECB Bradford Premier League silverware becomes a four-horse one.

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Nidderdale League: Birstwith keep title race alive after inflicting first defeat on leaders

Birstwith kept the Nidderdale League title race alive by dishing out the first defeat of the season on leaders Ouseburn.

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Alex Lilley, of Beckwithshaw, took seven wickets in  the win at Rawdon. PIC: Steve Riding

Aire-Wharfe League: Bilton put big dent in Horsforth’s bid for top

Horsforth’s title challenge may be over after Bilton captain Vic Craven led his side to a well-earned victory.

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Imran Dawood strikes the ball to the boundry for Hanging Heaton against Pudsey St Lawrence. PIC: Steve Riding

Bradford League: New Farnley party well into night after cup win

THE BEST things come to those who wait – just ask New Farnley.

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Scott Jaffray finished one short of an unbeaten century for Kirk Deighton and kept Sicklinghall in check with figures of 4-28.

Wetherby League: Emotional day as leaders Kirk Deighton net victory points

Kirk Deighton created a 15-point gap at the top of the Wetherby League after an emotional 82-run win over 10-man Sicklinghall on Saturday.

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Slideshow: Rawdon v Beckwithshaw

Enjoy this slideshow from the match between Rawdon and Beckwithshaw in the Aire Wharfe League Division One.

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Gary Fellows.

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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