Ashraf wickets boost Lightcliffe

Actions from Lightcliffe v Bradford and Bingley, cricket at Lightcliffe CC.'Pictured is Moin Ashraf.
Actions from Lightcliffe v Bradford and Bingley, cricket at Lightcliffe CC.'Pictured is Moin Ashraf.

Yorkshire paceman Moin Ashraf hit form to help Lightcliffe get back to winning ways at East Bierley in the Bradford League’s top flight.

The paceman, who had a drawn a blank in the defeat by leaders Pudsey St Lawrence the previous weekend, took five for 18 to help his side to a 75-run win.

East Bierley were bowled out for 145 in reply to eighth-placed Lightcliffe’s 218 for seven, which included 63 from overseas player Suleman Khan and 45 from captain Alex Stead.

Barkisland were put to the sword by Slaithwaite’s Australian batsman Matthew Bremner in the Huddersfield League.

The opener made 135 to help the visitors to 285 for seven and Barkisland crumbled to 169 all out in reply against their lowly opponents.

The continued good form of young batsman Luke Bridges (46) was the only bright point for the home side.

Elland also had a day to forget. They were bowled out for 107 in reply to hosts Shepley’s 192 for nine, Alastair Finn taking three for 48.

Illingworth dropped to fifth in Division Two of the Aire/Wharfe League after a heavy defeat at Pool, who have started the season well.

Luke Brooksby took a wicket with the first ball of the match and Jamie Moorhouse accounted for Australian Jake Zsilinszky to leave the hosts rocking on 40 for three.

A partnership of 78 steadied the ship, although chances were missed in the field.

Tosh Baker, dropped on 30 before surviving a loud caught behind appeal on 75, smashed an unbeaten 143 from just 134 balls in a total of 225.

Moorhouse was the pick of the bowlers with four for 62 in windy conditions.

In reply, Illingworth found themselves 14 for five after 10 overs, thanks to a lively opening spell from Pool’s David Amos.

Worse was to come when ex-Jer Lane bowler Sam Wilson removed New Zealander Danny Gibbs, and at 48 for seven the game was up.

Moorhouse hit a quick 40 off 37 balls but Illingworth were all out for 85.

Todmorden suffered a second successive Twenty/20 group defeat when they were bowled out for only 68 at East Lancashire on Friday.

Only Kristian Garland (23) and Ben Pearson (15) made any impact with the bat for the visitors against home captain Mark Bolton (three for 10) and professional JP de Villiers (three for six).

East Lancs were 25 for three and 51 for five but then eased home with 3.4 overs in hand.

Walsden maintained their good start to the Central Lancashire League season with a Jake Hooson-inspired victory over Royton in a game affected stoppages for poor weather.

Hooson made 73 not out, having earlier taken a couple of wickets, to help James Rawlinson’s side to a reduced target and a four-wicket win at Scott Street.

Walsden had made it three out of three in the Twenty/20 competition on Friday, almost certainly guaranteeing themselves progress from the group stages with one game left.

Joe Gale hit an unbeaten 58 in their 150 for three. Hosts Milnrow looked likely to chase that down at one stage but fell away to 128 for nine.

BRADFORD LEAGUE

Division One

East Bierley V Lightcliffe

Lightcliffe won by 75 runs

East Bierley 4 pts, Lightcliffe 19 pts

LIGHTCLIFFE 218 for seven

M Brooke b R Atkins 4

A Stead c and b L Jarvis 45

S Jowett b A Ejaz 35

S Khan c H Tareen b A Ejaz 63

R Powe b A Ejaz 8

R Burton not out 32

M Ashraf b M Lumb 12

J Whiteoak c J Ford b M Lumb 0

M Horne not out 1

Extras 18

Bowling: A Ejaz 14.0 3 64 3, R Atkins 6.0 3 7 1, L Jarvis 11.0 1 50 1, M Lumb 13.0 2 59 2, H Tareen 6.0 1 22 0.

EAST BIERLEY 143

J Ford lbw b S Khan 23

N Rushworth b M Ashraf 0

D Hussain c S Jowett b S Khan 14

R Atkins c M Ashraf b D Ahmed 29

G Hamilton c S Khan b D Ahmed 33

N Gill c R Powe b M Ashraf 7

A Ejaz b S Khan 32

M Lumb b M Ashraf 0

H Tareen not out 0

L Jarvis b M Ashraf 1

Extras 4

Bowling: M Ashraf 7.1 3 18 5, R Burton 9.0 5 12 0, S Khan 11.0 4 16 3, C Greenwood 10.0 0 39 0, D Ahmed 7 0 54 2.

HUDDERSFIELD LEAGUE

Premniership

Barkisland v Slaithwaite

Slaithwaite won by 116 runs. Barkisland 0 pts, Slaithwaite 6 pts.

SLAITHWAITE 285 for seven

M Bremner b Finch 135

M Berry c Westbrook b Finch 4

D Berry b Williams 3

D Hill c Summerscales b Williams 11

S Rashid c Finch b Scholefield 64

L Bradley c Bridges b Finch 17

C Kilner c Finch b Scholefield 11

I Holt not out 6

R Thornton not out 2

Extras 32

Bowling: A Scholefield 13 0 75 2, J Finch 12 1 67 3, C Williams 12 2 56 2, M Steers 11 0 61 0, D Robinson 2 0 14 0

BARKISLAND 169

T Seifert lbw b Kilner 0

J Summerscales b Kilner 12

A Kaye lbw b Berry 30

L Bridges c Kilner b Hill 46

A Scholefield c Holt b Hill 9

D Robinson c Bradley b Hill 9

S Oddy c Holt b Hill 3

J Finch b Hill 25

B Westbrook b Berry 1

M Steers b Hales 8

C Williams not out 12

Extras 14

Bowling: D Hales 9.1 2 33 1, C Kilner 7 3 17 2, D Berry 11 2 39 2, D Hill 13 1 68 5.

Shepley 192-9 (T Denton 57; A Finn 3-48), Elland 107 (D Glover 3-27)

AIRE/WHARFE LEAGUE

Division Two

Pool v Illingworth

Pool won by 140 runs

POOL 225

CT Bell b J Moorhouse 5

W Cooper c M Sewell b L Brooksby 0

TM Baker not out 143

J Zsilinszky lbw b J Moorhouse 8

S Wilkinson b D Gibbs 23

S Wilson lbw b L Brooksby 3

B Platt b J Moorhouse 5

M Hutchins lbw b J Moorhouse 12

J Goldthorp b L Kelly 2

A Mehmood run out 6

D Amos lbw b B Robertshaw 1

Extras 17

BowlingL Brooksby 12.0 2 53 2, J Moorhouse 15.0 3 65 4, L Kelly 6.0 0 38 1, S Cook 5.0 0 31 0, D Gibbs 6.0 0 29 1, B Robertshaw 1.2 0 5 1.

ILLINGWORTH 85

D Gibbs lbw b S Wilson 18

J Lawton c J Zsilinszky b S Wilson 5

M Smith b D Amos 1

B Robertshaw lbw b D Amos 1

J Lewis lbw b D Amos 0

L Brooksby c A Mehmood b D Amos 0

A Ledger c TM Baker b D Amos 8

J Moorhouse c M Hutchins b J Zsilinszky 39

M Sewell c J Goldthorp b BWW Platt 8

S Cook lbw b J Zsilinszky 0

L Kelly not out 1

Extras 4

Bowling D Amos 11.0 4 40 5, S Wilson 11.0 3 26 2, J Zsilinszky 3.3 0 15 2, BWW Platt 3.0 2 3 1.

LANCASHIRE LEAGUE

Twenty/20

East Lancashire v Todmorden

East Lancashire won by 5 wickets

TODMORDEN 68

F Priestley c Gunn b MJ Bolton 0

EC Gilford c Boyle b MJ Bolton 8

BA Pearson c Boyle b Pearson 15

B Bhatti c de Villiers b MJ Bolton 1

BD Sutcliffe run out 10

A Sutcliffe st Gunn b Minhaj Bhada 1

KM Garland c Gunn b de Villiers 23

TE Whittaker b Mohammed Bhada 1

G Foster not out 1

K Gee b de Villiers 0

H Ali b de Villiers 0

Extras 8

Bowling: MJ Bolton 4 2 10 3, Pearson 4 0 15 1, de Villiers 3 1 6 3, Minhaj Bhada 4 0 15 1, Mohammed Bhada 3 0 16 1.

EAST LANCASHIRE 70 for five

NJ Turner b Bhatti 0

JP de Villiers c Garland b Foster 6

Minhaj Bhada c A Sutcliffe b Ali 20

JP Turner b Bhatti 4

PB Kelly b Ali 13

ND Boyle not out 13

AJG Gunn not out 5

Extras 9

Bowling: B Bhatti 4 0 17 2, Foster 4 0 18 1, H Ali 4 1 5 2, A Sutcliffe 2 0 13 0, Gilford 2 0 12 0, Gee 0.2 0 2 0.

CENTRAL LANCASHIRE LEAGUE

Walsden v Royton.

Walsden won by 4 wickets (weather affected)

ROYTON 198 for seven (reduced to 182)

A Zulfiqar c Brown b Shackleton 17

M Whelan c Joe Gale b S Barker 0

G Alwis c Brown b Josh Gale 58

L Brown c Josh Gale b Shackleton 2

A Durose c Karunaratne b S Barker 4

C Porteous st Brown b Hooson 26

M Smith b Hooson 32

S Fielding not out 17

D Hulme not out 12

Extras 30

Bowling: J Shackleton 10 2 29 2, S Barker 16 1 54 2, U Karunaratne 12 0 40 0, Josh Gale 6 0 27 1, J Hooson 6 1 28 2.

WALSDEN 183 for six

J Hooson not out 73

J Rawlinson b Porteous 15

N Barker c Taylor b Alwis 37

S Barker c Taylor b Alwis 0

U Karunaratne lbw b Alwis 23

K Halstead c Porteous b Alwis 1

Joe Gale c Whelan b Durose 14

Josh Gale not out 0

Extras 20

Bowling: A Good 5 0 17 0, S Fielding 5 1 24 0, C Porteous 4 1 26 1, C Taylor 8 0 25 0, G Alwis 11.2 0 46 4, A Durose 7 0 34 1.

Twenty/20: Walsden 150-3 (Joe Gale 58 no, J Rawlinson 40), Milnrow 128-9.