Woodlands take over at the top after New Farnley’s slip

With New Farnley slipping up at Methley, Woodlands are the new leaders of the Bradford Premier League Premier Division.

Monday, 24th May 2021, 4:35 pm
Henry Rush of Morley who scored 54 in his side's four-run win at Pudsey St Lawrence. Picture: Steve Riding.

Batting first at Bennett Lane, Woodlands amassed 187-7 in their 50 overs against Hanging Heaton, with Thomas Clee top scoring on 41 not out.

After struggling to 9-3 in reply, Hanging Heaton put in a brave effort with Ben Kohler-Cadmore hitting 50 and James Byrne 40 but it was not enough as they finished on 149 all out as Scott Richardson took 3-19.

Jordan Laban (69) and Yasir Ali (45no) helped Methley to a 39-run win over New Farnley, who suffered their first defeat.

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Charlie Parker of Pudsey St Lawrence appeals in vain against Morley. Picture: Steve Riding.

Meanwhile in an exciting game at Tofts Lane, Morley defeated Pudsey St Lawrence by just four runs.

Kavindu Kulasekara top scored with 62 in Morley’s innings of 216-6 and Saints came close with James Smith (47) and Charlie Parker (46) just failing to get the team past the winning post at 212-9.

Kulasekara also chipped in with 4-68 with the ball.

Elsewhere in the Premier Division, Townville beat Wrenthorpe by 12 runs, Farsley defeated Cleckheaton by 48 runs and rock-bottom Batley lost by 70 runs to Bradford and Bingley.

Hall Park opener Michael Kelsey who top scored with 38 drives four runs past Pool bowler David Amos in the Aire-Wharfe League on Saturday. Picture: Steve Riding.

Ilkley had Saltaire at 35-4 but the Aire-Wharfe League leaders bat a long way down and made 243-9 to win by 118 runs, with Sajad Ali (57) and Musawar Shah (60) putting on 87 for the eighth wicket.

Elsewhere, second-placed Bilton edged to a 12-run victory against Rawdon, third-placed Beckwithshaw were five-wicket winners over Addingham, North Leeds defeated Horsforth by three wickets, Olicanian beat Collingham and Linton by 10 runs and Burley-in-Wharfedale saw off Otley by 44 runs.

Pool bowler David Amos celebrates after taking the wicket of Hall Park batsman Jacob Phillips. Picture: Steve Riding.