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Bradfor League: Boot on the other foot as Farsley turn the tables

REWIND the clock a few seasons and the sight of Pudsey Congs healthily positioned near the Bradford League summit and Farsley toiling at the opposite end was a pretty common one.

Leading the way: 
Ryan Cooper, who top scored with 73 for Farsley in the Bradford League win against Batley.
Picture: Steve Riding

All-rounder Rafiq the star in taking Collegiate to the top

Azeem Rafiq and Josh Varley steered Sheffield Collegiate to victory at Whitley Hall and to the top of Yorkshire South in place of their opponents.

Wrenthope's Jordan Sleightholme on his way to a century against Yeadon (Picture: Steve Riding).

Yorkshire Leagues: Champions Pudsey St Lawrence topple leaders Hanging Heaton

Defending Bradford Premier champions Pudsey St Lawrence grabbed victory over current leaders Hanging Heaton with two wickets and one ball to spare, narrowing the gap between them to just five points.

Hanging Heaton's 
David Stiff

Nawaz and Holliday combine to help end Delph’s unbeaten run

Delph & Dobcross’s proud unbeaten record in the Huddersfield League ended in a 67-run defeat at Hoylandswaine, who were also the last side to beat them in September, 2015.

Yorkshireman helping to put Sweden on the cricketing map

Yorkshireman helping to put Sweden on the cricketing map

INCONGRUOUS is the word which first comes to mind when the words cricket and Sweden are uttered in the same sentence.

David Paynter on his way to 74 for Pool in their 245-4dec before Otley won with a ball to spare at 246-7 (Picture: Steve Riding).

Asif’s quick burst sends Barnsley toppling towards defeat

Any hopes Barnsley had of repeating the form that recently gave them victory over defending Yorkshire South Premier champions Wakefield Thornes disappeared in the opening over when Wickersley’s Umaid Asif claimed three wickets.

Jake Wray batting for Yeadon. He scored 71 out of 93 as Yeadon won by 2 runs. Picture: Steve Riding.

Duckworth-Lewis harshly marks Grange down as losers

The first rain-affected day of the season created plenty of frustration, some big hitting in what had become T20 matches, some anti-climaxes and at least one result in Yorkshire Premier North that was only accessible by computer.

Woodland's Mark Lawson.

It’s a Super Saturday in the Bradford League as the top four square off

SKY SPORTS may have been busy attempting to hype up a final-day Super Sunday showdown, but the Bradford League have stolen a march on the TV broadcasters by having their own extravaganza 24 hours earlier!

Dave Cummings of New Farnley sends the ball to the boundary

Heaton chase down a big total to fire title warning

RUNS – and lots of them – were the order of the day in the top-flight on Saturday, none moreso than at the Barry Jackson Ground.

Ed Brown celebrates. Picture: John Heald

Brown’s 269 helps Burley create new boundaries

Ed Brown and Burley blew away the records in their big win over Leeds Modernians in the Waddilove Cup yesterday.

In vain: Simon Lambert, right, 147 runs but New Farnley were beaten by Hanging Heaton in the Bradford League. (Picture: Steve Riding)

Lees lifts Lightcliffe with record knock as ’Gate hit top spot

Alex Lees wrote himself into the Bradford League record books, beating the previous highest individual score while helping Lightcliffe overcome Bradford & Bingley.

Yorkshire League South action

Yorkshire League South round-up: Sheffield Collegiate and Whitley Hall make it three out of three

Sheffield Collegiate and Whitley Hall sit pretty at the top of the Yorkshire League South having won three games out of three.

Richard Kettleborough is one of the world's top umpires

Cricket: World’s No.1 umpire Richard Kettleborough discusses his life, career and England skipper Joe Root

Abbeydale Sports Club, on the outskirts of Sheffield in leafy Dore and a stone’s throw from the Peak District, is a fairly unassuming place. Racketball, badminton and squash vie for the courts in the sports hall; the hockey pitch is a distinctive and striking shade of blue, nicknamed the Smurf Turf after finding a new home in the Steel City after the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Scarborough celebrate a wicket during their victory at North Marine Road

Yorkshire League North round-up: York CC, Harrogate CC and Scarborough CC continue unbeaten starts

It's a case of rolling back the years at the start of the Yorkshire League North campaign with old adversaries York, Scarborough and Harrogate occupying the top three positions.

ALL-ROUND EFFORT: Pudsey St Lawrence's Chris Marsden followed up his knock of 66 with 3-53 in a 22-run win over Lightcliffe.

Champions Saints quick to show ruthless streak

CHAMPIONS Pudsey St Lawrence may not be firing on all cylinders in their defence of the Bradford League thus far, but captain James Smith could not be happier.

Methley's Mohammad Akhlaq hits out in the 10-wicket win over Morley. Picture: Steve Riding.

Bradford League: Captain Greg Wood leads way for Wrenthorpe in emphatic win over Bankfoot

A RUNS harvest saw Wrenthorpe make an emphatic statement in a 189-run demolition of Bankfoot in Championship One.

Olicanian's Tom Watson attacks the the New Rover bowling. Picture: Steve Riding.

Aire-Wharfe: Rawdon youngster George Powell rips through rivals Horsforth

An inspired bowling performance by 17-year-old George Powell proved too strong for Horsforth as they were soundly beaten by local rivals Rawdon on Saturday.

Mohammad Akhlaq, Methley's opener batting against Morley in the Bradford League. He has scored over 200 runs not out in his first two league games.

Academy star Brook underlines his credentials at the Grange

Teenager Harry Brook starred as Yorkshire Academy racked up 303-9 on their way to a comprehensive victory at Woodhouse Grange in Yorkshire Premier North.

Pudsey St Lawrence's James Smith.

Bradford League: Big-hitters aim to net title treble for Saints

FOR PUDSEY ST LAWRENCE, it is all about joining a select group of venerated Bradford League sides in 2017.

Jack Leaning, Tim Bresnan and Andrew Hodd celebrate the dismissal of Hampshire's Kyle Abbot in the earlier meeting between the two sides this season at Headingley. Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

Podcast - CricketTalk: Yorkshire put faith in Ben Coad | Bradford League preview

YORKSHIRE got their County Championship campaign up and running with a convincing win over Warwickshire at Edgbaston and will look to add to that by gaining swift revenge when they take on Hampshire on Friday.

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