Bradford/Aire-Wharfe: Surprise win for Cleckheaton at Pudsey St Lawrence
Cleckheaton’s overseas player Charity Kumarasignhe made a timely debut, scoring 38 as they notched a notable five-wicket victory at Pudsey St Lawrence in the Bradford Premier League.
Opener Nick Lindley (51) and Ethan Lee (27no) also did well as the visitors upset the apple cart in the Premier Division.
Woodlands have an 11-point lead after opening batsmen Sam Frankland (128) and Tim Jackson (67) added 163 in their 169-run win over Morley, the Richardson brothers (Elliot 5-36 and Scott 3-15) taking over after tea.
New Farnley went second after Aidan Langley (73), Adam Waite (67), Andrew Brewster (3-63) and Jack Dyson (3-68) starred in the 42-run victory over previous joint leaders Townville.
Rawdon’s George Myers made 187 and propelled his team to 435-6 at Horsforth in Aire-Wharfe Division One.
His knock only lasted 90 balls and contained 21 fours and 13 sixes. Ben Morley (81) and James Dobson (107) were no slouches either, with shell-shocked Horsforth then being dismissed for 148.
Saltaire (198) enjoyed a 43-run victory at Bilton (155-9), Beckwithshaw (212-3) had a seven-wicket win at Burley-in-Wharfedale (210), Collingham & Linton (183-5) overcame visitors Addingham (182) by five wickets, and Otley (137-6) won by four wickets at Ilkley (134).
In Yorkshire Premier League North, Castleford, inspired by former county players Chesney Hughes (74) and David Wainwright (32 and 6-32), went back to the top after a 69-run win over Stamford Bridge.
n The Waddilove Cup tie between Burley and Otley will be played to a conclusion on Sunday, June 20 at 1.30pm and will not be rearranged.
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