Welcome win for Lightcliffe

Actions from Lightcliffe v Pudsey Congs, Priestley Cup Semi, at Lighcliffe CC. Pictured is Jonathan Wilson

Actions from Lightcliffe v Pudsey Congs, Priestley Cup Semi, at Lighcliffe CC. Pictured is Jonathan Wilson

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Lightcliffe came up with a timely and vital Bradford League win before the heavy rain arrived today.

Alex Stead’s men aided their Division One survival bid with a 69-run home win over East Bierley.

Next Sunday’s Priestley Cup finalists only totalled 127, thanks mainly to 48 from Jonathan Wilson.

But that proved more than enough as Bierley were shot out for 58 with Rob Burton and overseas man Suleman Khan picking up four wickets each.

The visitors’ last pair added 19 before Lightcliffe sealed victory.

There was also an early-finishing game at Jammy Green where Illingworth were shot out for 83 at home to promotion-gunning Pool in Division Two of the Aire/Wharfe League.

Sam Wilson, who played for Halifax League champions Jer Lane last season, took four wickets.

Luke Brooksby matched Wilson’s efforts as Illingworth tried to hit back but Pool won by four wickets.

BRADFORD LEAGUE

Division One

Lightcliffe v East Bierley

Lightcliffe won by 69 runs. Lightcliffe 16 pts, East Bierley 5 pts.

LIGHTCLIFFE 127

A Stead c J Ford b M Lumb 0

J Wheatley c D Shuffe b M Lumb 11

R Jowett c H Tareen b L Jarvis 15

S Khan b R Atkins 2

J Wilson lbw b L Jarvis 48

R Burton c J Ford b L Jarvis 18

A Tait st J Ford b L Jarvis 12

M Horne c L Walsh b L Jarvis 0

J Whiteoak c L Walsh b H Tareen 6

D Ahmed c H Tareen b L Jarvis 4

C Greenwood not out 0

Extras 11

Bowling: R Atkins 9.0 0 21 1, M Lumb 11.0 4 23 2, L Jarvis 13.5 3 44 6, H Tareen 11.0 1 33 1.

EAST BIERLEY 58

H Tareen run out 1

J Ford c M Horne b J Whiteoak 6

D Hussain b R Burton 1

L Walsh b R Burton 0

R Atkins lbw b R Burton 11

D Shuffe c J Wilson b S Khan 11

S Kirk b C Greenwood 4

M Walwyn c M Horne b S Khan 12

D Abbott b S Khan 0

L Jarvis c J Wheatley b S Khan 0

M Lumb not out 12

Extras 0

Bowling: R Burton 9.0 5 12 3, J Whiteoak 6.0 0 8 1, C Greenwood 11.0 5 15 1, S Khan 9.0 4 23 4.

AIRE/WHARFE LEAGUE

Division Two

Illingworth v Pool

Pool won by 4 wkts

ILLINGWORTH 83

J Lawton lbw b DMW Amos 0

J Moorhouse b S Wilson 7

J Lewis b S Wilson 4

M Smith c D Paynter b S Wilson 5

A Dixon c A Mehmood b S Wilkinson 16

L Brooksby c J Zsilinszky b BWW Platt 19

S Cook c D Paynter b BWW Platt 17

B Robertshaw c CT Bell b BWW Platt 3

L Kelly b DMW Amos 6

S McAdam not out 1

J Lawton st J Goldthorp b BWW Platt 0

Extras 5

Bowling: D Amos 9.0 3 14 2, S Wilson 15.0 4 34 3, S Wilkinson 4.0 0 19 1, B Platt 4.5 0 13 4

POOL 87 for six

C Bell lbw b L Brooksby 1

D Paynter b L Brooksby 18

J Zsilinszky c J Moorhouse b B Robertshaw 26

J Goldthorp+ lbw b L Brooksby 0

A Mehmood c J Moorhouse b L Brooksby 6

W Cooper not out 15

B Platt* c L Kelly b M Smith 9

S Wilkinson not out 9

Extras 3

Bowling: L Brooksby 9.0 0 29 4, S Cook 8.0 1 25 0, M Smith 5.0 0 15 1, B Robertshaw 4.0 2 11 1, S McAdam 1.2 0 7 0.