Cleckheaton top as Woodlands stumble

Cleckheaton cashed in on Woodlands’ third-successive defeat to take over at the top of Division One.

While the champions were stumbling to a 40-run defeat at Lightcliffe, Cleckheaton beat Pudsey St Lawrence by eight wickets.

St Lawrence failed to build on the good work of Callam Goldthorp (67) and Adam Waite (51) as they were dismissed for 182 with spinner Ammar Mahmood taking 5-34 and Yorkshire paceman Iain Wardlaw (3-52).

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Opener Tim Jackson continued his rich vein of form with 84 and was well supported by John Wood (43) and Mahmood (43no).

Woodlands must be sick at the sight of Oliver Robinson. Last month he made an unbeaten 99 to knock them out of the Sovereign Health Care Priestley Cup and on Saturday he made 58 not out and took 4-51 against them.

Alex Stead (94) and Chris Taylor (64) put on 154 for the second wicket as Lightcliffe made 253-5. Even a splendid 102 from Simon Mason couldn’t save Woodlands as they were dismissed for 213.

Morley’s second-successive win saw them climb off the bottom. David Paynter’s 100 was key to their 62-run win over Manningham Mills.

Paynter was shared a third-wicket stand of 141 with overseas player Kashif Naveed who made 68.

Mills, despite 60 not out from Gulsheraz Ahmed, were restricted to 178-9 as James McNichol took 3-15 and Nathan Bromby (3-45).

Baildon are now bottom after an eight-wicket defeat by Hanging Heaton. Leg spinner Mark Lawson (5-29) and paceman David Stiff (4-34) bowled out Baildon for 148 before Gary Fellows steered his side home with an unbeaten 82,

Saltaire are just three points above the relegation positions after suffering a six-wicket defeat against fourth-placed Pudsey Congs.

Bradford & Bingley have been dragged into the relegation battle after another dismal defeat. They were dismissed for 71 to lose by 169 runs at East Bierley as overseas paceman Waqas Maqsood (4-23) and captain Kez Ahmed 
(4-12), struck.