Pa­tel is Meth­ley hero af­ter four-wicket burst from You­nis

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - CRICKET - RICHARD COOMBER

WAQAS AHMED picked up three wick­ets in five balls to take his fig­ures to 6-48 and end East Bier­ley’s in­nings on 185.

That looked com­fort­able for Meth­ley when they eased to 74-1 but then Ibrar You­nis (5-63) struck with four wick­ets in five balls and it took a de­fi­ant eighth­wicket stand of 71 be­tween Adam Pa­tel (85no) and Jake McCaf­frey (26) to en­sure Meth­ley grabbed vic­tory that keeps them in touch with the lead­ing sides in the Brad­ford Pre­mier.

Bowlers were also on top at Brad­ford & Bin­g­ley where Chris Brice (5-44) and Muham­mad Bi­lal (3-23) bowled out the home side for 182, Kyme Tahirkeli (84) top-scor­ing. Greg Finn and Cieran Garner hit half-cen­turies as Wood­lands eased home.

Open­ers Simon Lam­bert (90no) and Martin An­der­s­son (52) put on 106 and, with Lee God­dard weigh­ing in with 31 not out, New Farn­ley com­fort­ably passed Fars­ley’s 191 tar­get.

Conor Har­vey scored 57 in Townville’s 147 but Mark Robertshaw (50no) and Jor­dan Thomp­son (62) made sure Pud­sey St Lawrence re­cov­ered from 19-2 to win by seven wick­ets.

Kasir Ma­roof (75) top scored in Sc­holes’ 196-9 and even though Hanging Heaton found the going hard, Ben Kohler-Cad­more (45) and Ish­mail Dawood (57no) clinched the win.

An 11-over spell of 3-11 from Sule­man Khan was the high­light of Light­cliffe’s com­fort­able win over Cleck­heaton.

On a day when runs were of­ten hard to come by, York’s top or­der con­tin­ued to dom­i­nate events in York­shire Pre­mier North.

Open­ers Dun­can Snell (120) and Jack Lean­ing (34) put on 104 be­fore Snell teamed up for an­other cen­tury stand with Oliver Batch­e­lor, who in­cluded 10 fours and five sixes in an un­beaten 121. Oliver Collins (41) led Acomb’s re­sponse but they still went down by 82 runs.

Bi­lal An­jum (54) and Ben­jamin Birk­head (72) starred in York­shire Academy’s 207-8 but Mark Fisher fol­lowed up a three-wicket haul with 88 to help Sher­iff Hut­ton Bridge to vic­tory.

Ryan Gib­son (112) and Pardeeptha Gu­naratne with 62 not out off 44 balls helped Stam­ford Bridge to 251-6 be­fore Luke Robin­son (6-29) re­duced Clifton Al­liance to 124.

Ses­say con­tinue to im­press, Matthew Till (51) and Navin Kavikara (42) clinch­ing a four­wicket win over Scar­bor­ough.

Ed­die Morrison (5-37) re­stricted Har­ro­gate to 141 in re­ply to Castle­ford’s 192 in which David Wain­wright (62) was the main con­trib­u­tor.

Will Root hit 86 as York­shire South Pre­mier lead­ers Sh­effield Col­le­giate made 217-7. He then picked up three wick­ets and with Matthew Lee (5-59), halted Ap­pleby Frod­ing­ham’s re­ply which had looked threat­en­ing at 131-2, Matt Fowler mak­ing 62.

Joe Baker took 5-21 as Hal­lam were dis­missed for 146 in re­ply to Cleethor­pes’ 163 and Stephen Fos­ter fol­lowed up a 4-23 spell with 46 not out to take Tree­ton past Barns­ley’s 132-9.

Luke Shutt (5-33) re­stricted Don­caster to 104, Ali Waqas (53), be­fore Dave Rodgers smashed 64, in­clud­ing six sixes, as Wick­er­s­ley quickly clinched vic­tory.

A 135-run stand be­tween An­drew Tom­lin­son (70) and Danny Kemp (118) helped Whis­ton to 251-9 and Richard Spurr (5-50) ended Whit­ley Hall’s hopes de­spite a half-cen­tury from Greg Batty.

Mah­mood Ra­sool (4-46) set up Wake­field Thornes’ 75-run win over As­ton Hall.

A first Hud­der­s­field Pre­mier five-wicket haul for ex­cit­ing15year-old prospect Xan­der Selby helped bowl out Kirk­bur­ton for 198 but Delph & Dobcross’s bat­ting frail­ties showed again and Alexan­der Sc­hole­field (6-54) and Jack Brooks (3-7) dis­missed them for 104.

Ja­cob Deavin-Baker (5-60) man­aged to stop Gol­car 14 runs short of Cawthorne’s 206 tar­get while Tom Craddock took 5-23 as Hon­ley eased home against Mir­field PC.

The woes of defending Aire-Wharfe cham­pi­ons Beck­withshaw con­tinue with Bil­ton in­flict­ing their fourth de­feat of the sea­son thanks to a sparkling 156 not out from Mus­tah­san Ali Khan, which in­cluded 27 fours and three sixes.

A quick­fire un­beaten 54 from David Hester gave Ot­ley vic­tory over Guise­ley to keep them at the top while Fol­li­foot stay hot on their heels af­ter beat­ing Pool, Nick Robin­son (52no) and Istikhar Hus­sain (6-41) lead­ing the way.


SIX- HIT: Townville’s Shahid Nawaz clears the bound­ary be­fore bowled by Pud­sey St Lawrence’s Chris Marsden.

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