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Philliskirk follows in Burnett's footsteps

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Baildon clinched their first league title for 57 years despite losing their final match of the season.

They went down by 57 runs to third-placed East Bierley but picked up sufficient bonus points to ensure that Ian Philliskirk became their first captain since former Yorkshire captain Ronnie Burnett in 1952 to lift the title.

East Bierley, who saw their own championship hopes disappear the previous weekend when they lost to Manningham Mills and Farsley, at least finished on a positive note.

Greg Wood hit a sparkling 111 which contained three sixes and 14 fours as East Bierley made 242-8 before dismissing Baildon for 185 with Kez Ahmed picking up 5-81. Jonny Reynolds (43) and Philliskirk (39) were Baildon's top scorers.

Baildon finished with 317 points – seven more than Bradford & Bingley and 13 ahead of East Bierley.

Bradford & Bingley finished with a crushing 10-wicket win over Gomersal. Yorkshire and England seamer Matthew Hoggard took 7-25 as Gomersal were dismissed for 70.

Hanging Heaton and Manningham Mills have been relegated. Hanging Heaton lost by 58 runs to fourth-placed Pudsey Congs while Mills went down by two wickets to Woodlands in a nail-biting finish.

Captain Matthew Doidge hit an unbeaten 65 from 27 balls, and Andy Siddall made 67 as Congs reached 248-6 before dismissing Hanging Heaton for 190.

Hanging Heaton were given a good start by opener Qasim Sheikh (49) but were bowled out for 190 as Mohammad Naveed took 4-63 and Mark Bray 3-36.

An unbeaten century from opener Sam Frankland foiled Manningham Mills' hopes of a third successive victory. He hit a six and 17 fours and reached 107 not out as Woodlands edged past 183 all out.

Khurran Maqsood followed up his half-century against Baildon by making 50 for Mills. Nasir Jamal (35) was their other main contributor in the face of good bowling from Safraz Ahmed (5-26) and Richard Spittlehouse (4-54). The win saw Woodlands finish in sixth place.

Saltaire erased their fears of relegation with a six-wicket victory at Yeadon. Yassir Abbas took 6-10 as they dismissed Yeadon for 43.

 
 
 

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