Parker is star all-rounder as Saints pre­vail in ti­tle show­down

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - CRICKET - RICHARD COOMBER

LEAD­ERS Pud­sey St Lawrence took a gi­ant step to­wards the Brad­ford Premier ti­tle with vic­tory over sec­ond-placed New Farn­ley in a tense, low-scor­ing bat­tle.

Saints were strug­gling at 88-6 when Chris Mars­den (32) and Char­lie Parker (26) put on a half­cen­tury and they were fi­nally able to set a tar­get of 153.

With Jor­dan Thomp­son (336) and Parker (4-26) mak­ing in­roads, New Farn­ley were al­ways up against it, de­spite a bat­tling 33 from Lee Goddard and were bowled out for 107.

Nick Connolly (49) and Ish­mail Da­wood (56) helped Hang­ing Heaton set a tar­get of 202 against Meth­ley, who looked on track af­ter an open­ing stand of 90 be­tween Adal Is­lam (42) and Mar­cus Walm­s­ley (53). But a 6-39 spell from Cal­lum Gel­dart saw them dis­missed for 171.

At the other end of the ta­ble, Joe Hal­stead (67) and Kyme Tahirkeli (47) shared a cen­tury stand in Brad­ford and Bin­g­ley’s 212-8. James Lo­gan hit an un­beaten 94 to take Fars­ley to vic­tory but Bees’ eight bonus points en­sured they avoid rel­e­ga­tion.

East Bier­ley’s rel­e­ga­tion was con­firmed when Tom KohlerCad­more smashed 18 fours and seven sixes in mak­ing 127 and put on 189 with Toby Thorpe to take Cleck­heaton past Bier­ley’s 214 in which Taufeeq Ahmed made 64.

Sc­holes also go down, Chris Brice (5-42) and Kez Ahmed (5-21) bowl­ing them out for 115 be­fore Sam Fran­k­land (44no) and Tim Jack­son (57no) led Wood­lands home.

Conor Har­vey (6-27) and Ritchie Bres­nan (4-37) skit­tled Light­cliffe for 68 to set up a sixwicket win for Townville.

Jack Lean­ing (102no) and Chris Booth (90no) clinched York’s nine-wicket win at Scar­bor­ough as they moved closer to the York­shire

North cham­pi­onship. Oliver Stephen­son (74) and Ben Elvidge (73) put on 143 for Scar­bor­ough.

York have a nine-point lead over Wood­house Grange, who came up 20 runs short of York­shire Academy’s 239-6, de­spite an un­beaten cen­tury from Chris Bil­ton. Harry Brook (54), Ben­jamin Birk­head (66) and Tom Loten (52no) were the main con­trib­u­tors to the Academy score with Bi­lal An­jum pick­ing up five Grange wick­ets.

Dave Chap­lin (6-56) Ryan McKendry (74no) helped Stam­ford Bridge keep their hopes alive with a four-wicket win at Ses­say.

De­spite a six-wicket haul from Gavin Peters, Sher­iff Hut­ton Bridge reached 295 with Du­lash Udayanga mak­ing 115. Karl Carver (7-25) helped dis­miss rel­e­gated Acomb for 154.

Kavindu Ku­lasekara (61) top scored in Driffield’s 212-9 in which Ash­ley Grif­fin took 5-50, and de­spite the ef­forts of Alexis Twigg (76) and Josh Atkin­son (86), Har­ro­gate came up two runs short.

Scott Hop­kin­son fol­lowed up a 4-27 spell with 46 not out and to­gether with Liam HopeShack­ley (87no) took Clifton Al­liance past Castle­ford’s 146.

A cen­tury stand be­tween Matthew Jor­dan (88) and Faisal Ir­fan (50) put York­shire South cham­pi­ons Wake­field Thornes on the way to a 75-run win at Ap­pleby Frod­ing­ham.

Brian San­ders (76) starred as Sh­effield Col­le­giate beat Barns­ley.

A 7-50 spell from Greg Nor­ton saw Whis­ton dis­missed for 119 and Tree­ton’s eight-wicket win means their op­po­nents go down.

Broth­ers Josh (100) and Tom Coul­son (59) put on 158 in As­ton Hall’s 236-9, which proved 29 runs too good for Cleethor­pes, for who James Os­mond made 67.

Ali Waqas made 65 but a 6-60 spell from Joe Cooper saw Don­caster dis­missed for 180, which Hal­lam passed with Cooper adding an un­beaten 24.

Greig Batty (53no) took Whit­ley Hall past Wick­er­s­ley’s 150-7.

Long-time Aire Wharfe lead­ers Ot­ley crashed to a sec­ond suc­ces­sive de­feat, al­low­ing Bur­ley to take over top spot.

Chris Thomp­son (6-34) looked to have it sewn up for Ot­ley when Pool were dis­missed for 126 but James Rose­warne (6-41) and David Amos (4-60) bowled out the hosts for 103.

Josh Chal­lenger hit a cen­tury off 67 balls to help Bur­ley to 203 and de­spite the ef­forts of Henry Scan­lan (51) and Harry Ni­chol­son (30no) Raw­don only man­aged 161.

Hoy­landswaine cap­tain SP Singh hit a half-cen­tury to put his side on the way to vic­tory at Delph & Dobcross and to within a point of the Hud­der­s­field Premier­ship ti­tle.

PIC­TURE: STEVE RID­ING

GOT HIM: New Farn­ley wick­et­keeper Steve Bullen cel­e­brates catch­ing St Lawrence’s Char­lie Best off Andrew Brew­ster.

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