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Division One Review-Week 14

Great Preston went back to the top of Division One on East Leeds free week, whilst Gildersome move into third place.

Great Preston beat Mirfield by 10 wickets.

Ian Newton took 5-32 as Mirfield were dismissed for 109. The Great Preston reply was emphatic as Danusha Ranasinghe (61*) and Matt King (40*) combined for an unbeaten opening stand of 111 to claim victory and move back to top place in the division with a 4 point lead over East Leeds.

Gildersome beat Rodley by 128 runs.

Neil Clay (59) and Gary Sagar (56) led the charge for Gildersome as they set a challenging total of 279-8. Gary Lewsley was the leading Rodley wicket taker with figures of 5-80. It proved too big a chase for Rodley, for whom Joe Metcalfe scored 55. Pick of the Gildersome bowling was Phoebe Austins 4-33. Gildersome move into third place but still trail East Leeds by 9 points.

Adwalton beat Crossbank Methodists by 1 wicket.

A tense finish as Crossbank went agonisingly close to their second win of the season. Mel Wood, with 74, gave them a great foundation to their innings, which closed at 171 all out. In reply, Jimmy Abbott had Adwalton reeling as he posted figures of 4-33, but James Paterson's 51 got them right back into the game. It all went down to Adwalton's final pair and Gareth Kitchen (14*) and Ryan Swift (4*) saw them home by the narrowest of margins.

Great Preston visit Rodley in week 15, whilst second plays third, with Gildersome at home to East Leeds. Mirfield play Adwalton whilst Crossbank have a free week.

Townville Go Out Of Heavy Woollen Cup

The last remaining CYCL team went out of the Heavy Woollen Cup on Sunday as Townville lost to Huddersfield League side Hoylandswaine by 37 runs. Chasing 268-9, Townville fell just short, being dismissed for 231. 

Hoylandswaine will now play Bradford League side Woodlands in the final at Ossett CC on August 2nd.

Championship Review-Week 14

Not a great deal to report this week. One game was conceded, no scorecard yet received for another game, and no result or scorecard for a third game. One thing that is plain is that Liversedge have gone clear at the top of the Championship after picking up 6 points when opponents Caribbean conceded the game. With just 7 games to go, Liversedge could well have timed their charge to perfection.

East Ardsley beat Hopton Mills by 50 runs.

A surprise result here that saw Mills lose top spot and Ardsley move out of the bottom two. Scott Mullins (38) and Louie Hurley (31) saw East Ardsley post 178-10, despite Neil Browne taking 5-66. David Battye then put the skids under the Mills reply with figures of 5-18 and they never really got going again. A defiant late order knock of 48 from Brad Drake wasn't enough, and Mills were eventually bowled out for 128.

Wakefield St Michaels beat Oulton by 7 wickets.

The St Michaels revival continues apace and this win takes them up to third place, whilst Oulton drop to seventh. Oulton were all out for 156, a total that WSM chased down for the loss of 3 wickets. No individual details unfortunately as no scorecard had been received at the time of writing.

There has been no result or scorecard for the Northowram Fields v Azaad game at the time of writing.

Liversedge entertain Hopton Mills this Saturday in what could be a pivotal game in the race for the Championship title. Two resurgent teams in East Ardsley and Wakefield St Michaels clash and Azaad will be looking to keep right in the race as they visit bottom side Caribbean. The other game sees Northowram Fields at home to Oulton.

Semi Final Results

Jack Hampshire Cup

Wakefield Thornes 143 all out. Methley 146-6.

Hunslet Nelson 148 all out. Wrenthorpe 149-3.

Jack Hampshire Cup Final will be Methley v Wrenthorpe.

Wheatley Cup

Hopton Mills A 175 all out. Carlton A 176-4.

Birstall A 204-8. Ossett A 178 all out.

Wheatley Cup Final will be Birstall A v Carlton A

Cup Semi Finals This Sunday

The CYCL cup competitions reach the semi final stage this Sunday (19th), In the Jack Hampshire Cup there is a huge clash between Methley, the cup holders who are also league leaders, and Wakefield Thornes, who are lying third in the league, and will be no doubt buoyed by their success last week in winning the 20/20 cup. The other semi final is an intriguing match up between Hunslet Nelson, who have had some noticeable wins this year, despite lying in tenth place in the league, and Wrenthorpe, who have been on a good run of form lately and are currently occupying fourth place in the league.

Ossett seconds are enjoying a vintage season, being joint top of the Premier Division, through to the Crowther Cup semi final, and this Sunday at home in the Wheatley Cup semi finals. They face Birstall, who have made good progress in this years competition, making light of a couple of potential banana skins. Carlton, another side who have overcome tricky looking ties in previous rounds, stage the other semi, and will entertain Championship leaders Hopton Mills. 

Good luck to all teams in their bids to reach the seasons showpiece finals.

Second Team Review-Week 13

Second Team Premier Division.

Wakefield Thornes and Ossett remain joint top and now have a 6 point gap after Batley lost to Birstall.

Match of the Day: East Ardsley beat Mirfield Parish Cavaliers by 4 wickets

Congratulations to East Ardsley on winning their first game of the season with an excellent performance that banished memories of the painful defeat at Ossett just two weeks ago. Dan Walker was in fine form with the ball, taking 6-31 as Parish were dismissed for 184, Kev Wilbraham top scoring with 49. The Ardsley reply saw several contributions, but it was Mick Pearson with 79* who provided the basis for their innings and saw them home with 4 wickets in hand.

Joe Cuthbertson had a memorable day as he played a key role in Wakefield Thornes 35 run win over Carlton. First he scored 90 out of the Thornes total of 217, with Carltons Nick Busby taking 5-36. Then Cuthbertson took over with the ball, grabbing 4-28 as Carlton were all out for 182. Ossett stay joint top with Thornes after a 6 wicket win over Wrenthorpe, built around Chris Hosleys 59* and Solly Abbas's 61*. Ebrahim Laher scored 86 in Batleys total of 216-6, but it wasn't enough to stop Birstall getting a winning draw with 219-7, Josh Twohig top scoring with 50*. There was another score of 50*, this time by Methleys Kieron Holliday as his team defeated Buttershaw St Pauls by 5 wickets and went joint third with Batley, 6 points behind the leaders. The remaining game was abandoned with Altofts on 200-8 with 11 overs left, chasing Wakefield St Michaels 274-8. Nick McMahon scored 105 for St. Michaels.

Second Team Championship

Hopton Mills have gone top, with a 1 point lead over Azaad.

Match of the Day: Townville beat Northowram Fields by 32 runs.

A rare win for Townville owed much to the efforts of Steve Walton, who scored 77 out of the Townville total of 190-6. Lewis Moore (36) and Mark Goodall (36*) did their best to get Northowram into a winning position, but Townvilles bowlers shared the wickets out to dismiss Fields for 158, Walton taking 2-19.

Jonathan Trevitt continued his prolific season with 54 runs to set up a win by 43 runs over Azaad, who drop to second place as a result. Hopton Mills went top after a nail biting 1 wicket win over Oulton. Abdul Rasheed, with 60, was Oultons top scorer in their total of 185. Daniel Mather took 4-42 for Hopton Mills. Rasheed then starred with the ball, as he took 4-43, but Mills edged home on 189-9 thanks to a tremendous effort by Shaun Horan, who scored 100*.

Second Team Division One.

Great Preston kept their stranglehold on this division and maintained their 11 point lead over East Leeds.

Match of the Day: Gildersome winning draw with Crossbank Methodists.

Mayur Patel lead the way with 80, and supported by Gavin Baulks 59, Gildersome posted an impressive 263-7. Crossbank gave it a good shot, with runs coming from Wasim Latif (67*) and Wayne Lawford (52) but it wasn't enough and they closed on 186-6, Ben Clay taking 3-35 for Gildersome, who remain in third place.

Great Preston had an emphatic 171 run win over fourth placed Caribbean, thanks to 109* from Richard Young and 7-36 from Adrian Sharp. East Leeds keep the chase going from second spot after defeating Adwalton by 153 runs, with John Steel scoring 81 and Michael Shelton taking 5-22. Rodley maintain fifth place as their bowlers, especially Stuart Liddell (3-17) and Martin Slathia (3-12) saw them home by 4 wickets against Mirfield in a low scoring game.