Khan century lifts Lightcliffe

Suleman Khan was in fine form for Lightcliffe
Suleman Khan was in fine form for Lightcliffe

Lightcliffe recovered from a disastrous start to get their Bradford League campaign up and ryunning with a comprehensive 179-run win at East Bierley.

The Wakefield Road side looked in real trouble when skipper Chris Taylor and Charles Roebuck were dismissed without a run on the board.

However, the visitors went on to score 288 for eight thanks to a superb 128 off 92 balls from Suleman Khan.

The overseas ace hit 10 sixes and 11 fours, putting on 159 for the fifth wicket with Jonathan Wilson (37).

Teenager spinner Daanyaal Ahmed then took four for 36 as the hosts were dismissed for 109.

Brighouse’s ever-changing team suffered a 110-run defeat away to Undercliffe.

Their bowlers were under the cosh as Undercliffe piled up 301 for five with a quickfire 91 from opener Farakh Hussain89 from overseas player Nawaz Sardar.

Brighouse replied with 191, the main contributors being skipper Umar Salim (48) and Zafar Jadoon (47).

There were differing results for Calderdale’s Huddersfield League pair Barkisland and Elland.

Alex Scholefield made a superb return for Barkisland at home to former club Skelmanthorpe.

He top scored with 46 in Barkisland’s 182 for six, Jamie Summerscales contri9buting 31, and then took six for 25 as the visitors were shot out for 79.

Elland lost by seven wickets at home to Honley after being restricted to 141, Max Joice blasting 96 not out for the visitors.

Northowram Fields only managed to salvage a point from a trip to play Batley, the other side relegated with them from the top division of the Central Yorkshire League last season.
Jason Smith’s three for 32 helped limit Batley to 199 for nine.

The Rams were 87 for six in reply but managed to reach threequarters of their opponents score thanks to Chris Metcalf (44) and opening bowler Zafar Khan (43 no), being all out for 155.

BRADFORD LEAGUE

Division One

East Bierley v Lightcliffe

Lightcliffe won by 179 runs. East Bierley 4pts, Lightcliffe 20 pts.

LIGHTCLIFFE 288 for eight

C Roebuck b R Atkins 0

C Taylor b N Gill 0

A Stead c S Alishan b N Gill 3

O Robinson c T Bhatti b M Anderson 48

J Wilson c N Rushworth b N Gill 37

S Khan c S Alishan b R Atkins 128

D Hester b N Gill 1

J Wheatley not out 16

C Dyer c N Rushworth b N Gill 15

D Ahmed not out 0

Extras 12

Bowling: R Atkins 15.0 4 50 2, N Gill 15.0 1 113 5, M Anderson 10.0 1 55 1, T Bhatti 10.0 0 62 0.

EAST BIERLEY 109

T Bhatti c C Dyer b O Robinson 0

N Rushworth b C Greenwood 16

L Walsh run out 9

A Rennison c A Stead b C Greenwood 11

D Shuffe c and b J Wheatley 26

R Atkins c C Dyer b D Ahmed 9

S Alishan lbw b D Ahmed 2

N Gill not out 14

M Anderson c C Dyer b D Ahmed 16

J Glover b J Wheatley 0

R Davis lbw b D Ahmed 0

Extras 6

Bowling: O Robinson 8.0 2 20 1, S Khan 3.0 0 14 0, C Greenwood 8.0 3 18 2, D Ahmed 10.0 2 36 4, J Wheatley 6.0 1 20 2.

Division Two

Undercliffe v Brighouse

UNDERCLIFFE 301 for five

F Hussain c A Ashraf b J Van Ee 91

H Khan lbw b Z Jadoon 29

A Raja c C Page b Z Jadoon 5

N Sardar c F Hussain b Z Jadoon 89

L Brearley c D Ahmed b Z Jadoon 58

S Hussain not out 14

M Crowther not out 0

Extras 15

Bowling: F Hussain 8.0 1 56 0, A Ashraf 5.0 0 23 0, K Khan 3.0 0 29 0, Z Jadoon 15.0 5 86 4, J Van Ee 15.0 1 69 1, R Mohammed 3.0 0 24 0, M Khurshid 1.0 0 5 0.

BRIGHOUSE 191

J Van Ee lbw b N Sardar 0

M Khurshid b N Sardar 111

Z Jadoon c L Brearley b A Hussain 47

U Salim lbw b M Kelsey 48

F Hussain run out 2

M Daud b Z Qasim 23

R Mohammed lbw b N Sardar 21

C Page b N Sardar 20

D Ahmed b N Sardar 5

K Khan run out 0

A Ashraf not out 0

Extras 14

Bowling: N Sardar 9.2 1 33 5, Z Qasim 12.0 3 52 1, S Hussain 8.0 3 16 0, A Hussain 5.0 0 33 1, M Kelsey 5.0 0 45 1.

HUDDERSFIELD LEAGUE

Premier Division

Barkisland v Skelmanthorpe

Barkisland won by 103 runs.

BARKISLAND 182 for six

A.Kaye lbe T.Ashad 24

J.Summerscales c J.Crossland B.Taylor 31

L.Brown c T.Ashad T.Ashad 12

A.Scholefield b T.Ashad 46

D.Robinson b J.Ingham 14

S.Oddy c L.Webster b T.Ashad 21

M.Steers not out 17

J.Finch not out 5

Extras 12

Bowling: S.Jagger 6-0-27-0, T.Ashad 15-6-31-4, B.Taylor 15-2-59-1, J.Ingham 9-1-32-1, P.Cummins 4-0-23-0.

SKELMANTHORPE 79

P.Cummins lbw b A.Scholefield 0

T.Sykes b M.Steers 9

V.Mohammed c A.Kaye L.Brown 1

J.Greaves c J.Summerscales J.Summerscales 2

B.Taylor b C.Williams 47

L.Webster l M.Steers 0

J.Ingham b A.Scholefield 0

S.Jagger b A.Scholefield 0

T.Ashad b A.Scholefield 4

U.Jamil b A.Scholefield 0

J.Crossland not out 12

Extras 4

Bowling: A.Scholefield 14-4-25-5, L.Brown 4-4-0-1, M.Steers 10-3-49-2, C.Williams 1-0-1-1.

Elland 141 (F Rehman 47, G Finn 39, W Qasim 35; T Taylor 3-28, S Kelly 3-38), Honley 144-3 (M Joice 96no, E Wilson 25no). Honley 6 pts, Elland 0 pts.

CENTRAL YORKSHIRE LEAGUE

Batley v Northowram Fields

Batley won by 44 runs

BATLEY 199 for nine

M Tahir run out 50

F Maqsood lbw b J Norcliffe 37 39 50 6 1 94.87

S Ali st C Metcalf b C Thompson 17

R Rashid lbw b C Thompson 2

A Seedat c C Thompson b J Smith 32

K Talib st C Metcalf b J Smith 22

M Hafeez c G Morrison b J Bennett Keer 19

N Zada b J Bennett Keer 4

Hassan Patel not out 4

E Kayat c C Metcalf b J Smith 0

Huzaifa Patel not out 1

Extras 11

Bowling: J Bennett Keer 10.0 0 42 2, Z Khan 6.0 1 27 0, C Thompson 15.0 2 45 2, J Norcliffe 5.0 0 22 1, G Morrison 4.0 0 27 0, J Smith 10.0 0 32 3.

NORTHOWRAM FIELDS 155

J Bennett Keer run out 11

R Larner c F Maqsood b M Hafeez 29

J Lister c N Zada b Huzaifa Patel 0

D Patel b Hassan Patel 11

S Mahmood c N Zada b Huzaifa Patel 1

C Metcalf c N Zada b M Tahir 44

J Smith c A Seedat b M Tahir 7

Z Khan not out 43

G Morrison c and b M Hafeez 3

C Thompson c and b M Hafeez 3

J Norcliffe b F Maqsood 0

Extras 3

Bowling: Huzaifa Patel 10.0 3 26 2, Hassan Patel 9.0 1 30 1, M Tahir 13.0 0 49 2, M Hafeez 13.0 2 43 3, F Maqsood 0.4 0 7 1.