First teams review July 15 2012

Division Two

Quick Table
Yeadon (6)
Baildon (R)
Morley (4)
Gomersal (R)
Great Horton (5)
Hartshead Moor (7)
Keighley (3)
Windhill (12)
Spen Victoria (10)
Bankfoot (9)
Bowling Old Lane (8)
Idle (11)
Brighouse (13)

The sun shone for once and the runs flowed as the top four sides all made the most of the conditions to secure victories.

The innings of the day came from Morley’s overseas player Kashif Naveed. He made a splendid 142 not out which helped his side to an empathic 99-run win over Brighouse.

Five sixes and 13 fours flowed from Naveed’s bat as he rescued Morley from an unpromising 38-3 in a 131-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Adam Larkin (55).

They effectively took the game away from Brighouse and enabled their side to compile a score of 228-5.

Brighouse were never in the hunt after losing their first four wickets with just 14 on the board.

Will Smith, who earlier had taken 3-80, added respectability to the score with a tenacious 59 not out which boosted Brighouse’s score to 129. Opening bowler Matthew Dowse (3-32) helped inflict the early blows then Naveed rounded off his fine performance by taking 3-13.

Oliver Halliday continued his outstanding form for Yeadon as he hit a magnificent 134 not out as the leaders extended their unbeaten run to 15 games with a 158-run win over Windhill.

Halliday demonstrated the power of his stroke play by hammering nine sixes and ten fours as he shared in a fourth-wicket stand of 135 with Ben Elvidge.

The promising Elvidge made a more sedate 60 from 94 balls with a six and six fours as Yeadon recovered from a poor start to make 255-5. Tuseif Arshad (3-84) was the most successful Windhill bowler .

Windhill’s reply was disappointing and they were bowled out for just 97 as Mahmood Rasool took 4-38 and Nick Hudson (3-9).

Another batsman in match-winning form was Baildon’s Jonny Reynolds. He made an unbeaten 95 to steer his side to a narrow two-wicket win at keighley with one over to spare.

Reynolds hit one six and 13 fours and it is a measure of just who important his innings was to Baildon’s pursuit of Keighley’s modest 160-6, that only Sohail Raz (19) of the other batsmen made double figures as Amjid Hussain took 3-44).

Imran Patel (58no) and Simon Bailey (49no) provided the bulk of Keighley’s runs in a fourth-wicket partnership of 78.

Former Idle skipper Greg Pickles made an unbeaten 92 as he helped fourth-placed Gomersal to a 63-run win over his old club at Cavendish Road.

Skipper Adam Greenwood (73) continued his good form as Gomersal made 223-4 before restricting Idle to 160-9, Josh Fell followed up his five wickets against Bowling Old Lane on Saturday by taking4-40, while Greenwood picked up 3-20 with his off spin. Idle’s top scorers were Sohail Hussain (52) and Waj Hussain (31),

Boiling Old Lane’s overseas player Devraj Patel produced a fine unbeaten 86 against Bankfoot but it was no sufficient to prevent his side from a 62-run defeat. Patil dominated Old Lane’s reply of 163 to Bankfoot’s challenging 235-5.

Old stagers Nigel Hanson (5-31) and Greg Colehan (4-44) once again demonstrated their effectiveness in helpful conditions as they made the remainder of Old Lane’s batsmen struggle.

Bankfoot owed their total to some good stroke play from Aaqib Uppal in his innings of 88 and another valuable knock from James Holdsworth (77).

Overseas paceman Muhammed Akbar took 5-37 and Sadaqat Zaman (3-35) as Great Horton bowled out Hartshead Moor for 96 to secure a 52-run win at Highmoor Lane.

Teenager George Saville top scored for Hartshead Moor with 30 after earlier taking four wickets for the second-successive day. This time he returned figures of 4-28 as he and Danny Squire (4-32) enjoyed success as Great Horton made 148, Zahid Khaliq was their top scorer with 46 while Javed Bashir got 32.

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