Cumberland star is too hot for the Congs

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Logan Weston produced the outstanding innings of the day with 134 which helped second-placed Woodlands defeat Pudsey Congs by 67 runs.

Despite the Cumberland batsman’s heroics his team remain 25 points adrift of champions Cleckheaton (209) after they made 310-7 in beating New Farnley by 80 runs.

Weston hit six sixes and 10 fours after hostile bowling from James Pearson (4-69) reduced Woodlands to 17-3.

Captain Pieter Swanepoel (43) put on 115 for the fourth-wicket with Weston in posting 225-8. Congs, despite 57 from opener Callum Geldart, were dismissed for 158, off-spinner Weston taking 3-52 and teenage paceman Elliot Richardson 3-13.

Cleckheaton had good knocks from James Lee (67), Mally Nicholson (64), Ian Nicholson (60) and Chris Dobson (44).

Despite half-centuries from Joe Bedford (57)and Dave McCallum (54) plus 47 from Rishi Limbechaya, New Farnley were all out for 230, leg-spinner Tanzeel Altaf (4-60) and Iain Wardlaw 
(4-69) doing the damage.

Third-placed Pudsey St Lawrence’s enjoyed a six-wicket win at Lightcliffe. Off-spinner Steve Watts claimed 5-29 as the home side were dismissed for 136 despite Oliver Robinson’s 46.

Openers Adam Waite (42) and Mark Robertshaw (37) ensured that St Lawrence chased down the modest target.

At East Bierley, left-arm spinner Luke Jarvis took 7-81 as Bradford & Bingley made 258-7, Noman Ali hit 74 not out and captain Phil Slater 69.

Jarvis was overshadowed by some hostile fast bowling from Matthew Simpson, who took 7-49 as East Bierley fell for 116. They were 29-7 before Richard Atkins (45no) and Muhammad Irshad (35) offered some resistance.