Hartshead secure third win after successful run chase

Mohammad Shahnawaz claimed 3-25 as Batley secured victory over Baildon
Mohammad Shahnawaz claimed 3-25 as Batley secured victory over Baildon

Hartshead Moor earned their third win in Allrounder Bradford League Championship One last Saturday as they defeated Yeadon by four wickets.

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Victory was enough to see Hartshead move 28 points clear of Yeadon, who have slipped to the foot of the table, while they are 24 above Ossett, who are second-bottom.

Joe Bowman claimed 4-16 from 4.1 overs to help ensure Yeadon were bowled out for 125, with Ryan Heptonstall (33no) top scoring.

Moor’s overseas player Ali Shan then hit 51 not out to guide his side to victory in 34.5 overs.

Batley are up to eighth place after they defeated Baildon by 36 runs to also claim a third win.

Waleed Anjum (56) and Faisal Javed (38) led the way as Batley posted 211-9 despite the efforts of Baildon paceman Brett Kinsey (5-50).

Roheil Hussain then claimed 6-43 and was backed up by Mohammad Shahnawaz (3-25) as Batley dismissed Baildon for 175 to secure victory.

Simon Bailey (66) and Hamza Iqbal (52) battled hard but their efforts weren’t enough to save Baildon from defeat which sees them drop to seventh.

Gomersal lost ground in the promotion race after they suffered a seven-wicket defeat to Undercliffe, who have taken over as the new leaders.

Graham Hilton (35) and Joel Pollard (32) led the way for Gomersal against a decent bowling from overseas player Khalid Usman (3-22) and Michael Kelsey (3-30) as they were bowled out for 171.

Fahid Rehman hit an unbeaten 83 and opener Jack Holland (40) as Undercliffe secured a comfortable win in 39 overs and they are now 30 points clear of Gomersal, who are back in fourth place.

Undercliffe are now two points ahead of Wrenthorpe, who were restricted to 17 points as they continued their winning run against Hunslet Nelson.

James Glynn (3-16) and Awais Ejaz (3-40) did the damage as Nelson were bowled out for a disappointing 116

Nelson plunged to 26-5 and only a third-wicket stand of 85 between Mohammed Suleman (44) and Daniel Calverley (33) gave the score some respectability.

Wrenthorpe lost six wickets reaching their modest target with Luke Patel (34) top scoring.

Third-place Morley suffered their second defeat of the season when they went down by four wickets to Bankfoot.

Captain James Lee claimed 5-46 and followed up with 52 to help guide his side to their target of 137.

Pudsey Congs earned a thrilling one-wicket win over Ossett, who remain rooted to the bottom of the table and without a win.

Overseas player James Van der Merwe made 104 not out and was supported by Oliver Newton (43) and Harvey Anderson (35) as Ossett posted 231-8 with Jamie Allen (4-59) and Sam Wisniewski (3-80) pick of the Congs bowling

James Ford (67) top scored in reply before Matthew Varley took 4-59 as Congs were reduced to 214-9 but Ossett saw victory snatched away when Allen and Wisniewski added 18 crucial runs to edge their side home.