Regional Leagues: Fields claim convincing success at Altofts

Northowram Fields reaped the benefits of an away fixture in the relatively balmy climes of Altofts, claiming a 65-run success in the Central Yorkshire League.

Fields were the only Calderdale side to complete their game as the rain wreaked havoc.

Northowram won the toss and opted to bat, with Thomas Marsden leading the way with 66 as the visitors racked up 199-6.

In reply, Altofts were skittled for 134, with Josh Bennett Keer ripping through the middle order on his way to six for 23 in 11.3 overs.

In the Bradford League, Lightcliffe claimed seven points to their hosts Cleckheaton’s eight after their game was abandoned.

Lightcliffe had run up 128-6, with Matt Taylor (34) the major contributor with the bat.

Cleck were 47-2 in reply when the rain returned, opener Tim Jackson hitting 27.

Brighouse and Gomersal took five points each from their washed-out Division Two encounter.

There was no play in either Barkisland or Elland’s games in the Huddersfield League, while Illingworth’s date with New Rover in Division Three of the Aire/Wharfe League was also a wash out.

Central Yorkshire League, Premier Division

Altofts CC v Northowram Fields

Northowram Fields won By 65 runs

Northowram Fields 199 for 6 (50.0 overs)

R.Larner retd, not out 17

T.Marsden* CJ.Sleightholme b B.Hudgson 66

J.Waterson lbw b S.Steel 23

M.Gilliver c A.Asif b S.Steel 28

P.Bottomley run out (B.Law) 13

B.Grech b D.Eden 0

J.Smith not out 20

J.Lister run out (J.Carter) 10

Z.Khan not out 0

Extras 22

Bowling: Eden 10-0-2-31, Sleightholme 3-0-12-0, Tennant 5-1-24-0, Hudgson 15-6-35-1, Steel 15-0-67-2, Law 2-0-14-0

Altofts CC 134 all out (38.3 overs)

B.Law run out (P.Bottomley) 9

J.Sleightholme* lbw b Z.Khan 1

S.Steel c T Marsden b C.Thompson 56

A.Asif c R Larner b J.Bennett Keer 5

D.Richardson b J.Bennett Keer 4

S.Palmer c J.Lister b J.Bennett Keer 5

J.Donnelly b J.Bennett Keer 5

B.Hudgson c R.Larner b J.Bennett Keer 20

D.Eden c M.Gilliver b J.Bennett Keer 12

J.Carter c T.Marsden b J.Smith 0

I.Tennant not out 0

Extras 17

Bowling: Khan 8-0-50-1, Thompson 15-2-39-1, Bennett Keer 11.3-4-23-6, Smith 4-0-17-1

Bradford League, Division One

Cleckheaton v Lightcliffe

Match abandoned: Cleckheaton 8pts, Lightcliffe 7pts

Lightcliffe 128-6

A.Stead c S Rehman b J Lee 0

C.Taylor b J Lee 17

J.Wilson* c M.Nicholson b J.Lee 28

S.Khan c J.Robinson b A.Deegan 21

M.Taylor st M.Nicholson b A.Mahmood 34

A.Gorrod c M.Nicholson b A.Deegan 0

M.Horne not out 22

J.Wheatley not out 1

Extras 5

Bowling: Lee 6-1-29-3, Wood 6-1-46-0, Deegan 6-0-29-2, Mahmood 2-0-20-1

Cleckheaton 47-2

M.Nicholson+ b C Greenwood 11

T.Jackson not out 27

I.Nicholson c M.Taylor b A.Stead 7

A.Mahmood not out 1

Extras 1

Bowling: Stead 4-0-20-1, Greenwood 4-0-26-1