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Championship Review-Week 19

A soggy end to the afternoon saw three of the four Championship fixtures abandoned and a number of good individual performances rendered in vain. The upshot was that Hopton Mills still have a one point lead over Liversedge, and with no Championship fixtures this weekend, the battle between these two goes on into September.

Chris Scott scored 58 to get Hopton Mills on their way, with Scott Mullins taking 4-55 for East Ardsley before the match was abandoned. Imran Mahboob top scored for Azaad with 63, but Liversedge fought back, lead by young spinner James Ives 3-55, the rain then washing that game away. Also abandoned was the Wakefield St Michaels v Oulton clash.Lawrence Morton had scored 48 for St Michaels, who also had Alex Leyshon getting 45* from number 9. Mehtab Hussain took 4-53 for Oulton. One game completed was Northowram Fields 9 wicket win over Caribbean. Zafar Khan (4-24) and James Norcliffe (3-9) bowled Caribbean out for 67. Robert Larner (30*) and Dru Patel (19*) saw Northowram home.

Hopton Mills last two games will be Oulton (a) and Wakefield St Michaels (h) whilst Liversedge finish with Northowram Fields (a) and Caribbean (h).

Week 19 Premier Review

The weather again played a big part in the chase for the Premier title as Methley once again beat the rain but fellow title contenders Wakefield Thornes and Townville fell foul. Thornes were perhaps in the best position to win their game, but Townville will also have felt confident to take maximum points from their game with Altofts.

Week 18 Premier review

All to play for at the top as Wrenthorpe pull the championship door wide open. Seven points separate the top four sides in the division and we now have new leaders for the first time this season as Wakefield Thornes continued their fantastic run of form to claim top spot and now lead by one point from Methley, with Townville a further two points behind and Wrens now seven points off the top spot.


Second Team Review - Week 18

Premier Division.

Three sides are left in the battle for the Premiership after the latest round of results. Ossett stay two points ahead of Wakefield Thornes, with Batley four points further back after all three picked up maximum points.

Match of the Day: Mirfield Parish Cavaliers beat Birstall by 62 runs.

Raith Sidwells recent run of form continued with a magnificent 152 as Parish piled up the runs to amass 338-6. It was tough going for Birstalls bowlers, although Adam Holroyd could be well pleased with his return of 3-46. Birstall gave it a good go in their reply, especially Sean Twohig with an innings of 92. Adam Brown (5-76) led the way for the Parish attack who kept chipping away to dismiss Birstall for 276.

Khurum Akhtar was in great form for Ossett, taking 5-39 as Carlton were beaten by 111 runs. It was closer for Wakefield Thornes, who had 51 runs from James Cuthbertson to thank in their 2 wicket win over East Ardsley. Batley stayed in the race with a 7 wicket win over Altofts with Roheil Hussein scoring 68, whilst Tom Chester took 4-39 and scored 37 in a good all round performance as Wrenthorpe posted a winning draw over Methley. Bottom side Buttershaw St Pauls went down by 8 wickets to Wakefield St Michaels in the remaining game.


Only two sides left in the title race with Azaad having a 9 point advantage over Hopton Mills. All could be resolved in this Saturdays clash between the two sides at Woodbottom.

Match of the Day: Townville beat Hopton Mills by 82 runs.

Bottom of the table Townville caused one of the upsets of the season with this emphatic win. Ian Jones (49) and Steve Walton (46) set up their total of 198 all out, with Mills James Woodward taking 3-14. Walton then put the skids under the Mills batting with figures of 3-16 as Hopton, despite 33 from Neil Harrison, were all out for 116. Not what Hopton Mills would have wanted, especially on Azaads week off, so this weeks game will be vital for them.

Gary Dawber (3-10) had another productive day for third placed Oulton as Liversedge were beaten by 77 runs, and in the remaining game Joe Schofield grabbed 3-13 as Hunslet Nelson defeated Northowram Fields by 6 wickets.

Division One

Great Preston maintain a 7 point lead with 3 games to go. Only second placed East Leeds can catch them now.

Match of the Day: Crossbank Methodists beat Gildersome by 43 runs.

Bottom side Crossbank produced an excellent result to practically eliminate third place Gildersomes title chances. Junior Joe Hallas top scored for Crossbank with 37, and with 35 from Martin Sellars, the Meths posted a total of 168. Ben Clay was in fine form for Gildersome taking 5-17. Gildersomes reply never really got going as they were all out for 125, with Simon Copland taking 4-25. Joe Hampshaw was top scorer for Gildersome with 26.

Great Preston wasted no time dispatching an 8 man Rodley side with Michael Wade taking 3-9 whilst East Leeds had John Gomersall (68) top scoring in a 43 run win over Mirfield. Meanwhile, it was a memorable day for Adwaltons Bennetts as Paul (66*) and Josh (50*) guided them to a 10 wicket win over Caribbean.

Yorkshire Council Play Offs This Sunday.

The Yorkshire Council Supplementary Cup reaches the semi final stage this Sunday (23rd). Liversedge, after defeating Pontefract League side Brook Walton last week, are at home this time to South Yorkshire side Sheffield Collegiate.

The Senior Cup also starts Sunday with the Quarter Finals. Holders Townville travel to fellow CYCL side Wakefield Thornes and Methley visit Pontefract League team Fairburn.

All games start 12 noon. Good luck to all our teams.

Division One Review - Week 18

East Leeds cut Great Prestons lead to just 3 points with three games to go after the two front runners clashed on Saturday.

East Leeds winning draw against Great Preston.

James Watling was in excellent form again as he took 4-52 for East Leeds during Great Prestons innings. Crucially though, East Leeds couldn't bowl out their rivals who finished on 227-8. Matt King batted throughout the Great Preston innings and his unbeaten 106 takes his total for the season to 918. Dan Thewlis (67) and Dan Lawrence (40) lead the reply as East Leeds chased the total down for the loss of 8 wickets, Lee Russell taking 4-67. Those 8 wickets earning Great Preston a vital point. It was an excellent performance though, by East Leeds as this particular title race looks set to go down to the wire.

Rodley beat Gildersome by 59 runs.

A welcome win for Rodley and a setback for third placed Gildersome. Mark Hobson (56) and David Sewards (44) built the Rodley total of 181 all out, whilst Gildersome's Razeb Raja produced excellent figures of 5-27. Despite the best efforts of Neil Clay (41) and Haseen Hashmi (25), the Gildersome reply fell away as Simon Raistrick (5-29) led the Rodley attack superbly to see Gildersome dismissed for 122.

Crossbank Methodists beat Mirfield by 10 wickets.

An emphatic win by bottom side Crossbank as Mirfield were bowled out for 152, with Jimmy Abbott taking 5-46. An unbroken opening partnership from Richard Hosley (95*) and Christian Duncan (38*) ensured full points in a much improved Crossbank performance.

Both title chasers are away this week, with East Leeds at Mirfield and Great Preston visiting Crossbank Methodists. The remaining game is Adwalton against Rodley.