Local trio are beaten

Northowram Fields's Jason Smith attempts a catch yesterday

Northowram Fields's Jason Smith attempts a catch yesterday

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The Halifax, Huddersfield and Aire/Wharfe leagues called off yesterday’s programmes, as the Tour de France hit Yorkshire, and Lightcliffe, Brighouse and Northowram Fields were probably wishing their leagues had followed suit.

All three were beaten, Lightcliffe falling victim to a fine knock from former Yorkshire player Joe Sayers and slipping to eighth in the Bradford League’s top section.

Lightcliffe made 193 for six, thanks mainly to a second-wicket stand of 105 between Alex Stead (59) and Rhys Jowett (44).

However, the hosts won by seven wickets and with 17 balls to spare, thanks mainly to Sayers’ 109 not out.

Sayers was joined by Ian Philliskirk (47) at the fall of the first wicket on 29 and they added 113 to set up victory.

Brighouse were beaten by the same margin away to derby rivals Hartshead Moor in Division Two.

The visitors were 63 for eight before skipper Umar Salim hit 41 not out and helped his side finish on 134 for nine.

Fakhar Hussain took a couple of wickets to leave Moor 34 for three but overseas man Fahad Ul-Haq (60no) and Craig Field (34no) snuffed out visiting hopes.

Northowram Fields remain second in the Central Yorkshire League’s Championship in spite of an 11 run home defeat by Wakefield St Michaels.

Their decision to bowl first backfired when Saints openers James Cooper (100) and Richard Atkinson (68) put on 171 for the first wicket inside 38 overs.

Saints went on to make 260 for seven with opening bowlers Josh Bennett-Keer and Zafar Khan taking all the wickets between them.

At 130 for six in the 34th over the home side looked out for the count but in-form Glen Morrison hit an unbeaten 60 off 44 balls and he and Jason Smith (38) added 63 to take the Rams closer than expected.

BRADFORD LEAGUE

Division One

Farsley v Lightcliffe

Farsley won by seven wkts

Farsley 16 pts, Lightcliffe 4 pts

LIGHTCLIFFE 193 for six

M Brooke lbw b N Laidlaw 5

R Jowett st M Green b I Philliskirk 44

A Stead b C Henry 59

S Khan c and b I Philliskirk 19

J Wilson c M Harrison b G Hume 22

J Wheatley b C Henry 0

J Horne not out 24

M Horne not out 0

Extras 20

Bowling: G Hume 8.0 2 36 1, N Laidlaw 8.0 3 15 1, I Philliskirk 15.0 0 52 2, C Henry 15.0 1 54 2, M Harrison 4.0 0 19 0.

FARSLEY

A Islam c S Khan b J Wheatley 5

J Sayers not out 109

I Philliskirk st M Horne b J Wheatley 47

M Harrison c M Horne b S Khan 19

A Duckworth not out 3

Extras 11

Bowling: E Edwards 4.0 0 21 0, S Khan 11.0 1 33 1, J Wheatley 15.0 1 65 2, C Greenwood 9.1 0 40 0, D Ahmed 4.0 0 14 0, A Stead 4.0 0 15 0.

Division Two

Hartshead Moor v Brighouse

Hartshead Moor won by 7 wickets

Hartshead Moor 15 pts, Brighouse 2 pts

BRIGHOUSE 134 for nine

Z Hussain lbw b N Sauldagar 9

Z Jadoon c D Squire b A Parratt 26

M Khurshid b N Sauldagar 3

J Van Ee c D Squire b A Ladak 0

Fak Hussain c A Parratt b N Sauldagar 10

M Daud lbw b D Squire 5

M Rafiq b A Parratt 0

T Khan c and b A Parratt 0

C Page b W Smith 16

U Salim not out 41

Faisal Hussain not out 1

Extras 23

Bowling: N Sauldagar 13.0 4 47 3, A Ladak 15.0 7 31 1, A Parratt 6.0 2 10 3, D Squire 6.0 1 10 1, W Smith 10.0 1 18 1.

Hartshead Moor 135 for three

W Smith b Fakhar Hussain 3

S Raven lbw b Fakhar Hussain 2

G Saville c J Van Ee b Z Jadoon 12

F Ul-haq not out 60

C Field not out 34

Extras 24

Bowling: Fakhar Hussain 10.0 2 32 2, Z Jadoon 10.0 2 36 1, J Van Ee 6.2 0 22 0, T Khan 4.0 0 21 0, U Salim 1.0 0 6 0, M Rafiq 1.0 0 12 0.

CENTRAL YORKSHIRE LEAGUE

Championship

Northowram Fields v Wakefield St Michaels

Wakefield SM won by 11 runs

Northowram 1 pt, Wakefield SM 4 pts.

WAKEFIELD SM 260 for seven

R Atkinson b J Bennett Keer 68

J Cooper b Z Khan 100

M Atkinson c D Patel b Z Khan 34

R Wilby b J Bennett Keer 33

M Halloran b J Bennett Keer 3

A Leyshon b Z Khan 0

N Downward not out 5

C Thornton b J Bennett Keer 0

J Holland not out 1

Extras 16

Bowling: J Bennett Keer 13.0 1 57 4, Z Khan 15.0 0 81 3, J Smith 10.0 2 39 0, C Thompson 9.0 0 42 0, G Morrison 3.0 0 26 0.

NORTHOWRAM FIELDS 249 for eight

R Larner c J Cooper b R Atkinson 6

J Lister run out 34

D Patel b M Atkinson 32

C Silkstone b M Halloran 12

C Metcalf c J Holland b M Atkinson 23

S Elliott run out 4

J Smith st T Woods b R Atkinson 38

G Morrison not out 60

Z Khan c P Brown b M Halloran 9

J Bennett Keer not out 14

Extras 17

Bowling: M Halloran 15.0 1 86 2, R Atkinson 15.0 3 52 2, P Brown 7.0 1 29 0, C Thornton 5.0 0 32 0, A Leyshon 3.0 0 22 0, M Atkinson 5.0 0 22 2.