Congratulations to Ossett who won the Second X1 Premier Division after a 3 wicket win at closest rivals Batley. The Ossett bowling attack dismissed Batley for 88, with good contributions from Nohman Hussain (4-25), Younis Hussain (3-29) and Dale Winterbottom (2-3) whilst Mohmed Tarik Patel top scored for Batley with 19. With David Sadler getting the Ossett reply off to a good start with a score of 25, a straight forward win looked on the cards. However, Saqib Talib (4-34) and Awais Munir (3-26) took the game back to Ossett and the innings went from 72-3 to 84-7. Solly Abbas (31*) kept a cool head though and steered Ossett home to victory, and the title.
Wakefield Thornes moved into second place and did all they could to take the title race to the last week as they defeated Mirfield Parish by 10 wickets. Robert Stephenson (5-11), Edward Fowles (3-16) and Andy Holmes (2-12) did the damage as Parish were brushed aside for for just 53, Richard Firth scoring 19. Juniors Josh Hudson-Evans (34*) and Mathew Hawes (6*) then chased down the total in an unbroken opening stand.
Wakefield St Michaels batsmen Martin Bramley (46*), Lee Stevenson (42) and Lawrence Morton (41) led the way to their sides winning draw with Methley, for whom Richard Smart scored 62*. After Richard Sidle (77) and Lee Peters (50) struck a first wicket partnership of 130 for Birstall, things fell away a little, but they still posted a challenging 216. Carlton were up to the challenge though as Gary Close (94*) and Richard Sykes (45*) put on 125 in an unbeaten third wicket partnership to secure an eight wicket win. Richard Smith, with 7-45 led the way for Wrenthorpe as they dismissed Altofts for 109. Tom Chesters 54* and Paul Burns 34 saw Wrenthorpe to a comfortable 9 wicket win. East Ardsley junior Patrick Green took 4-23 as Buttershaw St Pauls were bowled out for 165, with Umar Dawood scoring 55. Daniel Bolland then took 3-33 for Saints, but Mathew Redgwick (54*) and Green (24) ensured a 6 wicket win for Ardsley.
Congratulations to Azaad who opened up a 15 point gap to secure the Second X1 Championship title. Zahoor Hussain (62) and Riffat Kiani (53) built the platform for the Azaad total of 205 against Liversedge, for whom James Lunn took 3-35. Apart from 23 from Arshad Ali, the Liversedge reply never really got going and they were all out for 99, with Mohammed Akram taking 3-19 as Azaad secured the trophy after a dominant season in this division.
Hopton Mills slim chances of catching Azaad disappeared as they went down by 5 wickets to Northowram Fields, for whom Kamlesh Patel (4-22) and Paul Bottomley (52*) played key roles. Townvilles late season revival continues, this time with a win over Oulton by 27 runs. Steve Walton scored an excellent 108* and Tom Mellor took 3-47 for Townville, whilst Alan Winn top scored for Oulton with 57.
Congratulations to Great Preston as they completed a memorable day for the club by securing the Second X1 Division 1 title with a 9 wicket win over Gildersome, who's 9 players were dismissed for 82. Richard White took 4-19 for Great Preston, for whom Callum Hepworth-Smith scored 56* in their reply. It was no doubt a lively night at Berry Lane on Saturday!
Whilst there was joy for Great Preston, it was heartbreak for East Leeds, who's title challenge finished with an agonising 3 run defeat to Caribbean. Abid Hussain scored 81 as Caribbean posted 155 all out. East Leeds bowlers Michael Shelton, Dan Bradley and Martin Kent took 3 wickets each. With Saad Shaik (26) and Jacob McLelland edging East Leeds closer and closer, it was Caribbean bowlers Vakar Ali (4-31) and Mohammed Bashir (3-35) who grabbed a dramatic win for their team and ended the title race.
There was all sorts going on in Rodleys innings of 77, with number 10 David Clutterbuck top scoring with 19, and Adwaltons Simon Bagnall returning the remarkable figures of 5-1. Ben Garner (35) ensured Adwalton eased home by 6 wickets. Paul Newton (57) was the mainstay of Mirfields total of 138, Simon Copland taking 3-26 for Crossbank Methodists. Louis Bentley looked to have given Crossbank a chance when he scored 48, but there wasn't enough support for him as Mirfield bowlers Robert Haigh (4-20) and Emma Bolt (3-25) dismissed Crossbank for 113 to win by 25 runs.