Brighouse victory bid halted

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Brighouse were more frustrated than most by the rain which eventually thwarted those cricketers able to give it a go yesterday.

Some matches involving Calderdale sides playing in regional leagues never started while others were ended by teatime rain after mopping up operations earlier in the day.

Brighouse, bottom of Division Two in the Bradford League, were hot on the trail of a first win when the heavens opened again.

Overseas man Fakhar Hussain and Adam Ashraf had taken four wickets each to leave visitors Bowling Old Lane 60 for nine.

At nearby Lightcliffe in Division One, the home side were struggling on 42 for four against lowly Yeadon with skipper Jonathan Wilson (12 no) trying to steady the ship.

Illingworth were unable to try to extend their winning run in Division Three of the Aire/Wharfe League when their match at Bardsey was cancelled in mid morning due to a waterlogged ground. They had to settle for three points.

Calverley, their visitors next weekend, got nearest to stealing a march on everyone else in the division. They managed eight points after bowling out Menston for 91 and reaching 21 without loss when the game was finally washed out.

There was no play at all in the top section of the Huddersfield League, in which Barkisland were due to host Shelley and Elland were at Shepley.

Northowram Fields and hosts Wakefield St Michaels attempted to play a 21-over match in the Central Yorkshire League’s second tier.

The Rams made 141 in their overs but no further play was possible.

BRADFORD LEAGUE

Division One

Lightcliffe v Yeadon

Match abandoned

Lightcliffe 3 pts Yeadon 5 pts

LIGHTCLIFFE 42 for four

J Wheatley c T Mehboob b M Saeed 5

A Stead c M Yeadon b M Saeed 5

O Robinson c J Wray b O Halliday 4

J Wilson not out 12

S Khan b O Halliday 8

R Jowett not out 5

Extras 3

Bowling: O Halliday 8.0 2 20 2, M Saeed 8.0 2 21 2.

Division Two

Brighouse v Bowling Old Lane

Match abandoned. Brighouse 7 pts, Bowling OL 3 pts.

BOWLING OLD LANE 60 for nine

A.Hussain c Z.Hussain b Ashraf 1

B.Ahemd b Hussain 0

A.Butt c Mohammed b Ashraf 24

D.Patel run out 6

A.Akram b Hussain 8

S.Hussain c Daud b Ashraf 0

T.Khan c Hussain b Ashraf 3

K.Maqsood c Khurshid b Hussain 2

A.Ijaz not out 5

M.Hussain b Hussain 1

Z.Majeed not out 1

Extras 9

Bowling: F.Hussain 9-2-18-4, A.Ashraf 9-1-36-4.