In Division Two, Craig Field’s unbeaten century and Moin Hussain’s 5-32 were pivotal in Hartshead Moor’s triumph over Wrenthorpe by a margin of 159 runs. This victory allowed them to take advantage of Bowling Old Lane’s defeat by Keighley.
Field cleared the boundary with a six and struck thirteen fours. Additionally, Australian Leon Manteit (63no), Liam Pearson (36), and Tim Bresnan (31) all contributed, resulting in a total of 292-7. Hassan Abbas (3-66) emerged as the standout bowler for Wrenthorpe, who was eventually dismissed for 133.
Meanwhile, Old Lane experienced a meltdown in the scorching final day heat as Keighley amassed a total of 299 runs, thanks to Ijaz Ahmed (74), Amjid Hussain (51), Simon Bailey (42), and Johandre Barnard (33). Hazrat Abbas (4-52) and Muhammad Yasir (3-48) were the standout bowlers for Old Lane, who were penalised with 12 runs for their slow over rate.
Ahsan Alishan (51) and Abbas (43) attempted to boost Old Lane’s morale with the bat, but Keighley remained resolute. Daanyaal Ahmed (4-47), Hussain (3-52), and Bailey (3-76) shared the wickets.
Buttershaw St Paul’s executed a remarkable escape from relegation with a three-wicket victory over Crossflatts, who also secured their place in Division Two for another year.
Crossflatts were dismissed for 134, with Nadeem Safdar (34) and Josh Brooksbank (31) being their top scorers, while Mussawar Shah picked up 3-36.
Veteran Paul Carroll guided St Paul’s to safety with a knock of 60, as Dominic Bennett (3-36) and Azhar Mehmood (3-46) stood out among the Crossflatts bowlers.
Unfortunately, Liversedge faced relegation after just one season, suffering a crushing 230-run defeat against Northowram Fields in a match they’ll likely want to forget.
Australian Harry Hauenstein (131no) and skipper John Lister (127) both notched centuries, while Richard Gould contributed 92 to help Northowram Fields amass a formidable 404-4. Hauenstein’s innings included eight sixes and 13 fours, while Lister struck five sixes and 19 fours.
In response, Liversedge managed only 174-9, with Will Atkin’s unbeaten 48 as the highest individual score. Unfortunately, this result condemned them to Division Three alongside Wrenthorpe, marking a dismal end to their season.
Despite a promising start by Usman Maqsood (7-22) and Adam Siddique (3-48) in bowling out Heckmondwike & Carlinghow for 97, Hopton Mills must have felt confident of victory. However, their opponents fought back, and with Surender Singh’s 5-47, they managed to dismiss Hopton Mills for 90, securing a narrow seven-run win and a respectable fourth-place finish.
Hunslet Nelson clinched third place by bowling out Lightcliffe for 105, ultimately securing a comfortable seven-wicket victory. Spinners Matthew Varley (5-37) and Sam Thewlis (3-19) were instrumental, as Lightcliffe struggled, with only Jonathan Whiteoak (43) and Peter Dobson (35) making any significant impact. Nelson cruised to victory, with Alastair Finn remaining unbeaten on 29 at the moment of triumph.