Scholes pair in full flow when play halted

The weather affected most games on and around the Pennine hills, but the further east you went in the All Rounder Bradford League the thundery rains kept away and games were completed including Batley, only eight miles from Brighouse town centre.

Scholes’ Premier Division clash with Farsley lasted 37.4 overs before rain intervened.

At this stage Scholes had scored 125-4 with Rizwan Ahmed hitting 33 while Kasir Maroof was going strong on 66 not out. Home skip James Stansfield was eyeing 200 plus but the heavens opened and that was it for the day.

Up at Odsal Top, Scholes’ 2nd XI batting line up had succumbed to Samad Rahman 
(3-9) and Jawad Whaeed (7-28) and were all back in the pavilion for 56 after just 20 overs.

They came out determined to do better with the ball in hand and when the rains came they had the home side teetering on 5-3after just three overs, Akash Gopal having taken the wickets.

Bankfoot’s first team were going great guns on 189-2 with six overs left in their Championship B match with Hartshead Moor when they were rained off.

Neil Nicholson (60 no) and Shoukat Ali (63 no) were looking to put the game beyond the bottom club.

Brighouse, looking for a third successive Championship B win, were 146-6 after 38 overs at Hopton Mills, one place above them in the table, when off came the bails.

Mustafa Bhatti (35) and Awaise Hussain (31) had been the backbone of the innings.

Brighouse 2nd XI were 22 without loss after three overs in reply to Birstall’s 178-6 when the rain hit their ground. Paul Brook (32), Malcolm Ellis (60) and Lee Peters (47) had ensured a possible winning total.

Batley 2nd XI only needed 16.3 overs to see off Hartshead Moor’s 135 for the loss of two wickets . Earlier Jack Baldwin had hit 46 and Andrew Croft 27 for Hartshead.

Awais Munir (5-14) and Vakas Mirza (3-36) had been the undoing of the Highmoor Lane boys’ batsmen.

Roheil Hussain (84) and Imran Patel (30) ensured their side won by eight wickets.