In Division Three of the Bradford Cricket League, Scholes, the current leaders, maintained their firm grip on the top position by securing a seven-wicket victory over Crossbank Methodists. Key contributions from Jamie Robson (42), Shafaqat Ali (37), and Christian Jackson (30no) enabled Scholes to surpass their opponents’ total of 136.
Altofts now claim the second spot in the division after an eight-wicket triumph over East Leeds, taking advantage of Great Preston’s narrow one-run loss to Gildersome & Farnley Hill.
Dominic Richardson (57) and Jacques Porter (41no) led the charge for Altofts, reaching their adjusted target of 138 according to the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method, following East Leeds’ score of 155-9 before rain intervened. Kamran Farooq (46no) emerged as the highest scorer for East Leeds. Porter excelled with the ball, securing figures of 3-30.
Spinner Jordan Edmondson’s remarkable performance of 6-19, complemented by Sayed Salman’s (3-39) contribution, led to Great Preston being dismissed for 129 while chasing a DLS target of 129. Despite Sam Wright’s 52, the team lacked additional support.
When Gildersome & Farnley Hill batted first, they managed to post a total of 154 runs. Salman (34) and Gethin Clarke (32) were the top scorers, while James Conlon claimed 3-36.
Wakefield St Michael’s demonstrated an impressive bowling display with Nazakat Hussain (4-32) and Kashif Najam (4-11), as they bowled out Adwalton for a mere 70 runs, securing a comprehensive 167-run victory.
A collective effort from Lawrence Morton (60), Chris McHale (50), and John Holland (36) guided St Michael’s to a total of 237, despite the efforts of Matty Waller (4-44) and Nathan Cant (3-54).
Spen Victoria exhibited no leniency against the nine-man Brighouse side, cruising to a nine-wicket win. Following Brighouse’s dismissal for 81 runs, Spen confidently secured victory, with Peter Jackson remaining unbeaten at 42 runs.