Quick wins for Illingworth and Rams

Simon Newbitt helped Todmorden to victory
Simon Newbitt helped Todmorden to victory
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Illingworth and Northowram Fields both blew away their opponents with the ball to maintain their encouraging starts to the season yesterday.

Illingworth shattered hosts Menston for 38 en route to an eight-wicket win in Division Three of the Aire/Wharfe League while Northowram dismissed visitors Oulton for 67 in the Central Yorkshire League’s Championship Division and went on to win by seven wickets.

Winning the toss helped, after plenty of rain earlier in the week, and Illingworth and Northowram both elected to field.

Jamie Moorhouse (seven for 16) and Liam Kelly (three for 20) tore through the Menston ranks in 18 overs. The home side reached 36 and then lost their last five wickets for the addition of one more run.

Illingworth openers James Whiteley (16) and Alex Ledger (18 no) looked as though they would finish the job but two wickets went down on 36 before Ben Robertshaw hit a clinching boundary.

Northowram Fields, relegated from the top flight last season, have won their last four completed matches.

Oulton had no answer to the pace of Josh Benntt-Keer (five for 25) and accuracy of Zafar Khan (four for 34), a run out accounting for the 10th wicket.

Oulton were eight for four before stands of 36 and 23. The last four wickets fell with the score on 67.

Dru Patel (23 no) and Ben Grech (14 no) completed victory to keep spirits high prior to today’s home cup game with Carlton.

Todmorden picked up a second win of the Lancashire League season with a surprise success at Enfield, who started the day in joint third.

An upset looked unlikely when Liam Bedford (33) and Lewis Wright (34) put on 68 for Enfield’s first wicket.

However, Tod pro Michael Neser took four for 36 and skipper Andrew Sutcliffe three catches to limit them to 164 for nine.

Opener Simon Newbitt hit form in Tod’s reply, anchoring the visitors to success with an unbeaten 64 from 122 balls, hitting seven fours and a six.

He and Ben Sutcliffe (24) put on 74 before Elliot Gilford (1) and Ben Pearson (3) also departed. But Neser crashed an unbeaten 54 from 41 balls to clinch a seven-wicket success.

Lightcliffe are eighth in the top section of the Bradford League after picking up their third win of the season, by 11 runs at home to surprise strugglers Pudsey Congs.

Overseas man Suleman Khan was in fine form again for the Wakefield Road side, making a brisk 58 after Josh Wheatley (39) and skipper Jonathan Wilson (34) had steadied the ship following the early losses of Alex Stead and Rhys Jowett.

Lightcliffe were dismissed for 183 in the last of their 50 overs and Khan then set to work with the ball, following up his half-century with five for 32.

Fellow spinner Chris Greenwood (three for 45) polished off the visitors for a narrow success.

Brighouse also bounced back from a disappointing display on Bank Holiday Monday. They won by five wickets at home to Bankfoot in Division Two.

They took full advantage of bowling first, Johannes Van Ee (four for 16) and Zafar Jadoon (three for 23) dismissing their visitors for 75.

Brighouse lost quick wickets after an opening stand of 43 between Zahir Hussain (13) and Zafar Jadoon (23) but Fakhar Hussain (18 no) and Van Ee (12 no) saw Brighouse to victory.

Speedster Wasim Qasim took six for 57 but was unable to stop Elland sliding to a 44-run home defeat by Hoylandswaine in the Huddersfield League.

Qasim and Jack Hendy (two for 46) reduced the visitors to 85 for five but the Hullen Edge side’s change bowlers were expensive as the visitors rallied to 211 for eight.

Young Aussie Dan Arms made 41 at the top of the order when Elland replied and Greg Finn a patient 56 but the rest struggled and the home side finished on 167 for nine.

Also in the Premier Division, Barkisland had no answer to Slaithwaite’s left arm Aussie paceman Nathan Freitag.

He dismissed the top seven home batsmen as Barkisland were dismissed for 99 in reply to the next-to-bottom side’s 152 for nine.

Alex Scholefield and Darren Robinson took three wickets each for Barkisland but Abdul Wahid’s 61 proved valuable for the visitors.

AIRE/WHARFE LEAGUE

Division Three

Menston v Illingworth

Illingworth won by eight wickets

MENSTON 36

K Smith c Ledger b Kelly 0

N Thornton c Sewell b Moorhouse 5

I Mirza c Sewell b Moorhouse 7

S Bashir lbw b Moorhouse 1

A Spencer b Kelly 8

A Morgan c L Brooksby b Moorhouse 10

A Montague-Milla c L Brooksby b Moorhouse 4

D Heslop b Moorhouse 0

M Patel not out 0

S Boyden c Dixon b Moorhouse 0

T Rio c C Cook b Kelly 1

Extras 1

Bowling: J Moorhouse 9-1 5 16 7, L Kelly 9.5 2 20 3.

ILLINGWORTH 38 for two

J Whiteley b Heslop 16

A Ledger not out 18

M Sewell c Thornton b Heslop 0

B Robertshaw not out 4

Extras 2

Bowling: S Boyden 4 1 18 0, M Patel 3 0 17 0, S Heslop 0.4 0 4 2.

CENTRAL YORKSHIRE LEAGUE

Northowram Fields v Oulton

Northowram Fields won by 7 wkts Northowram 6 pts, Oulton 0 pts.

OULTON 67

J Anson b Z Khan 4

W Harrison b Z Khan 1

R Healey lbw b J Bennett Keer 1

M Elliott b J Bennett Keer 0

M Boucher b Z Khan 29

P Gough b J Bennett Keer 4

A Houghton b J Bennett Keer 8

A Winn run out 11

C McFarlane lbw b Z Khan 0

M Hodgkins b J Bennett Keer 0

J Bairstow not out 0

Extras 9

Bowling: Bennett Keer 9.0 2 25 5, Z Khan 8.2 2 34 4.

NORTHOWRAM FIELDS 69 for three

R Larner b M Boucher 14

J Lister b M Boucher 4

D Patel not out 23

C Silkstone b M Boucher 5

B Grech not out 14

Extras 9

Bowling: Hodgkins 9.3 3 34 0, M Boucher 7.0 1 25 3, J Bairstow 2.0 0 9 0.

LANCASHIRE LEAGUE

Enfield v Todmorden

Todmorden won by 7 wickets. Enfield 0 pts Todmorden 10 pts.

ENFIELD 164 for nine

LJ Bedford c Pearson b Gilford 33

L Wright b Senior 34

WL Coetsee b Neser 13

AP Bracewell c A Sutcliffe b Senior 0

GA Jones c A Sutcliffe b Neser 24

Hassan Fazal c A Sutcliffe b Neser 24

DJ Bracewell c and b Neser 2

BP Dowling c and b Shoukhat 5

C Bowness run out 1

S Cook not out 1

S O’Loughlin not out 5

Extras 22

Bowling: Neser 13 2 36 4, Foster 7 1 29 0, Gilford 5 0 24 1, Senior 14 2 29 2, Shoukhat 11 0 41 1.

TODMORDEN 169 for three

SD Newbitt not out 64

BD Sutcliffe c AP Bracewell b Wright 24

EC Gilford c Bedford b O’Loughlin 1

BA Pearson lbw b Wright 3

MG Neser not out 54

Extras 23

Bowling: Hassan Fazal 8 2 38 0, Coetsee 14 6 31 0, Dowling 5 0 42 0, Wright 7 0 19 2, O’Loughlin 3 0 14 1, DJ Bracewell 1.1 0 22 0,.

BRADFORD LEAGUE

Division One

Lightcliffe v Pudsey Congs

Lightcliffe won by 11 runs

Lightcliffe 18 pts, Pudsey Congs 7 pts.

LIGHTCLIFFE 183

J Wheatley b Akhtar 39

A Stead b Pearson 6

R Jowett c Phillips b Roberts 8

J Wilson lbw b Phillips 34

S Khan c Phillips b Pearson 58

J Horne run out 6

M Horne c Butt b Akhtar 0

R Thompson b Phillips 2

E Edwards b Pearson 9

D Ahmed lbw b Phillips 1

C Greenwood not out 0

Extras 20

Bowling: J Pearson 15 6 57 3, M Akhtar 13 0 60 2, G Roberts 15 4 34 1, G Phillips 6.1 0 18 3.

PUDSEY CONGS 172

C Geldart b Khan 21

B Akram run out 0

B Butt lbw b Khan 13

A Patel c Edwards b Khan 1

G Phillips c Stead b Greenwood 30

A Bairstow lbw b Ahmed 35

J Greaves c Edwards b Khan 26

M Akhtar c Wheatley b Khan 35

N Lindley c Thompson b Greenwood 0

G Roberts c Ahmed b Greenwood 1

J Pearson not out 0

Extras 10

Bowling: E Edwards 3 0 16 0, S Khan 14,1 8 32 5, J Wheatley 11 4 41 0, C Greenwood 11 1 45 3, D Ahmed 9 1 31 1.

Division Two

Brighouse v Bankfoot

Brighouse won by 5 wickets. Brighouse 15 pts Bankfoot 2 pts.

BANKFOOT 75

S Marsden c Z Hussain b A Ashraf 14

A Uppal c R Mohammed b A Ashraf 1

S Bavanaka b Z Jadoon 30

M Hutchins c M Khurshid b J Van Ee 0

R Ellis c C Page b J Van Ee 10

J Holdsworth lbw b J Van Ee 0

A Marshall c A Ashraf b J Van Ee 2

N Hanson b Z Jadoon 0

J Sawyer run out 3

G Colehan c M Daud b Z Jadoon 4

K Siddique not out 0

Extras 11

Bowling: F Hussain 3.1 0 12 0, A Ashraf 9.0 4 16 2, R Mohammed 1.5 0 10 0, J Van Ee 13.0 5 16 4, Z Jadoon 8.3 0 23 3.

BRIGHOUSE 76 for five

Z Hussain lbw b A Marshall 13

Z Jadoon run out (R Ellis) 23

M Khurshid b S Bavanaka 0

T Khan b A Marshall 0

F Hussain not out 18

M Daud st M Hutchins b S Bavanaka 0

J Van Ee not out 12

Extras 10

Bowling: N Hanson 3.0 0 20 0, G Colehan 4.0 3 6 0, A Marshall 6.5 3 27 2, S Bavanaka 5.0 2 18 2.

HUDDERSFIELD LEAGUE

Premier Division

Elland v Hoylandswaine

Hoylandswaine won by 44 runs

Elland 1 pt, Hoylandswaine 5 pts.

HOYLANDSWAINE 211 for eight

A Morris b Qasim 30

G Nawaz lbw b Hendy 8

S Singh lbw b Qasim 3

R Robinson c Khan b Qasim 23

M Cranmer c Blakey b Hendy 30

Y Abbas lbw b Qasim 5

R Wilinson c Khan b Wasim 33

A Mynett c Swift b Qasim 19

B Potter not out 38

J Lockwood not out 6

Extras 16

Bowling: W.Qasim 18 5 57 6, J Hendy 14 2 46 2, A Finn 7 0 43 0, A Blakey 4 0 27 0, S Khan 7 1 29 0.

ELLAND 167 for nine

D Arms st Mynett b Wilkinson 41

F Rehman c Mynett b Cranmer 4

M Rowles run out 12

G Finn c Singh b Wilkinson 56

A Blakey b Potter 1

W Qasim c Cranmer b Wilkinson 12

B Speak b Singh 7

J Hendy b Singh 0

W Swift lbw b Wikinson 4

A Finn not out 6

S Khan not out 18

Extras 6

Bowling: M Cranmer 10 2 19 1, Y Abbas 10 4 25 0, B Potter 9 1 37 1, R Wilkinson 14 1 61 4, S Singh 7 1 22 2.

Barkisland v Slaithwaite

Slaithwaite won by 53 runs

SLAITHWAITE 152 for nine

A Wahid b Scholefield 61

M Payne c Thompson b Brown 22

N Freitag c Thompson b Scholefield 5

I Holt c Sykes b Scholefield 8

D Berry c Scholefield b Brown 11

F Garside c & b Robinson 11

A Walker st Ackroyd b Robinso n 17

J Bryson b Steers 2

L Bradley lbw Robinson 0

T Healey not out 1

J Bradley not out 0

Extras 14

Bowling: A Scholfield 20 7 53 3, C Thompson 6 1 23 0, C Williams 2 0 22 0, L Brown 12 5 29 2, M Steers 5 0 10 1, D Robinson 5 1 7 3.

BARKISLAND 99

A Kaye lbw b Frietag 1

A Scholefield b Freitag 14

J Summerscales b Freitag 23

L Brown lbw b Frietag 5

S Oddy c Bradley b Freitag 9

D Robinson b Freitag 11

P Ackroyd c Bradley b Freitag 5

D Sykes c Payne b Berry 4

M Steers not out 7

C Thompson c Garside b Berry 6

C Williams lbw b Berry 1

Extras 13

Bowling: T Healey 8 1 23 0, N Frietag 19 9 35 7, D Berry 14 3 31 3.