Overseas man stars for Brighouse

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Brighouse finished a disappointing season on a high with a fourth win, bating visitors Gomersal by 41 runs in Division Two of the Bradford League.

Overseas player Fakhar Hussain was the star man, hitting 168, hit nine sixes and 13 fours.

That enabled the Russell Way men, who must apply for re-election, to post 272.

Hussain backed up his batting effort with four for 41 and skipper Umar Salim took three for 90 as Gomersal’s bold response was cut short at 231, Jack Seddon top scoring with 68.

Barkisland, already certain to finish an excellent third in the Huddersfield League’s top flight, beat visitors Delph & Dobcross by two runs in a low-scoring thriller.

Barkisland only made 126, with Jamie Summerscales’ 36 the top contribution, but Alex Scholefield took five wickets and spinners Matthew Steers and Chris Williams came up trumps at the end as Delph fell just short.

Ashton Blakey - son of ex-Elland, Yorkshire and England player Richard, made a fine 94 as Elland totalled 193 for eight at home to Kirkburton.

The visitors had reached 117 for four when play was abandoned due to bad light.

Illingworth, already promoted to the middle section of the Aire/Wharfe League, rounded off a successful season with a five run win over Woodhouse.

Overseas player James Whiteley hit 89 and the Brooksby brothers, Veryan (45) and Luke (four wickets), also made valuable contributions.

BRADFORD LEAGUE

Division Two

Brighouse v Gomersal

Brighouse won by 41 runs

Brighouse 20 pts Gomersal 10 pts

BRIGHOUSE 272

Z Hussain b J Pollard 0

Z Jadoon b J Pollard 8

M Khurshid run out 3

U Salim c M Senior b J Russell 14

F Hussain lbw b J Pollard 168

M Daud c R Gould b G Pickles 36

T Khan b J Pollard 12

M Rafiq c G Pickles b L Edmond 2

J Van Ee c J Seddon b J Pollard 9

Z Ashraf c and b J Seddon 3

E Charlesworth not out 1

Extras 16

Bowling: J Russell 15.0 3 32 1, J Pollard 14.0 1 76 5, C Rhodes 3.0 0 39 0, G Pickles 7.0 1 52 1, L Edmond 6.0 0 45 1, J Seddon 3.2 1 16 1.

GOMERSAL 231

G Hilton b F Hussain 16

A Greenwood b Z Jadoon 4

M Senior c M Khurshid b U Salim 19

G Pickles c M Daud b U Salim 43

J Seddon c Z Jadoon b F Hussain 68

R Gould run out 29

J Pollard c M Khurshid b F Hussain 8

T Williams c M Khurshid b U Salim 0

J Russell not out 30 32 31 1 2 93.75

L Edmond c and b F Hussain 0

C Rhodes absent 0

Extras 14

Bowling: F Hussain 14.2 2 41 4, Z Jadoon 9.0 3 27 1, J Van Ee 11.0 0 62 0, U Salim 15.0 1 90 3.

HUDDERSFIELD LEAGUE

Premiership

Elland v Kirkburton

Match abandoned. Elland 2 pts, Kirkburton 2 pts.

ELLAND 193 for eight

A Blakey c Woodhams b Malvi 94

F Rehman lbw b Smith 16

G Finn c Woodhams b Burkinshaw 18

D Arms c Mellor b Khan 6

J Hendy c Woodhams b Burkinshaw 0

B Speak c France b Khan 4

W Swift not out 34

W Qasim c Woodhams b Malvi 9

A Finn c Mellor b Khan 1

W Gardener not out 13

Extras7

Bowling: A Smith 14 3 41 1, I Burkinshaw 10 1 47 2, U Malvi 12 1 35 2, I Khan 11 0 53 2, M Khan 3 0 12 1.

KIRKBURTON 117 for four

A Smith c Arms b Qasim 0

I Khan not out 54

J Mellor c Rehman b Qasim 3

J Butterfield c Rehman b A Finn 44

I Latif not out 0

Extras 12

Bowling: Q Qasim 8 3 17 3, J Hendy 8 2 23 2, W Gardener 7 2 25 1, A Blakey 4 0 23 0.

Barkisland v Delph & Dobcross

Barkisland won by 2 runs

BARKISLAND 126

A Kaye c Jones b Ahmed 18

J Summerscales c Jones b Ahmed 39

A Scholefield c Buckley b Ahmed 13

L Bridges b Ahmed 4

L Brown b Buckley 16

S Oddy lbw b Buckley 10

D Robinson lbw b Buckley 11

J Finch c Jones b Lilley 0

M Steers b Sajid 5

P Ackroyd c Gleave b Buckley 0

C Williams not out 6

Extras 4

Bowling: J Ahmed 14 4 60 4, C Fletcher 10 3 41 0, G Buckley 8 4 13 4, A Lilley 2 2 0 1, S Sajid 1 0 10 1.

DELPH & DOBCROSS 124

G Simpson b Scholefield 1

A Gleave c Williams b Finch 7

G Buckley c Ackroyd b Scholefield 18

A Lilley c Summerscales b Steers 51

N Jones b Steers 6

S Sajid lbw b Scholefield 0

A Cadd c Finch b Williams 27

J Ahmed c Brown b Scholefield 8

L Hargreaves b Williams 2

C Fletcher lbw b Scholefield 0

G Jones not out 0

Extras 4

Bowling: A Scholefield 11 2 36 5, J Finch 5 0 38 1, M Steers 4 0 34 2, C Williams 1 0 12 2.

AIRE/WHARFE LEAGUE

Division Three

Illingworth v Woodhouse

Illingworth won by five runs

ILLINGWORTH 243

R Farrell-Smith lbw b FA Alam 13

J Lawton lbw b AZ Alam 27

J Whiteley c S Alam b FA Alam 89

B Robertshaw c m azhar b F Bhatti 28

M Sewell c I Kahn b AZ Alam 12

A Dixon b S Alam 2

V Brooksby c Hamza b AZ Alam 45

L Kelly b FA Alam 0

L Brooksby b FA Alam 9

A Ledger not out 8

Extras 8

Bowling: F Bhatti 9.0 0 55 1, S Alam 7.0 0 33 1, A Alam 15.0 4 62 4, F Alam 13.1 1 67 4, S Butt 5.0 0 18 0.

WOODHOUSE 238

A Alam c L Brooksby b A Ledger 77

S Butt lbw b L Kelly 17

Hamza b L Kelly 4

F Alam c V Brooksby b L Brooksby 83

Q Shahzad c and b A Ledger 8

M Aazhar lbw b L Brooksby 7

L Ali c M Sewell b L Brooksby 1

I Kahn b A Ledger 14

F Bhatti c B Robertshaw b L Kelly 6

U Shalia c M Sewell b L Brooksby 0

S Alam not out 0

Extras 21

Bowling: J Moorhouse 15.0 1 61 0, L Kelly 7.4 0 56 3, A Ledger 15.0 1 56 3, Luke Brooksby 8.0 1 48 4.