Gomersal’s efforts not enough to deny leaders Townville

Spen Victorias Rob Warriner delivers during the All Rounder Bradford League Championship match against Altofts last Saturday. Pictures: Steve Riding
Spen Victorias Rob Warriner delivers during the All Rounder Bradford League Championship match against Altofts last Saturday. Pictures: Steve Riding

Gomersal produced a fine display but it was not enough to prevent Townville racking up an 11th straight win in All Rounder Bradford League Championship B last Saturday.

Jack Hughes (81), Conor Harvey (61) and Tim Walton (53) powered Townville to 262-8 declared in just 36 overs.

Big-hitting Harvey made his runs off just 23 balls with five sixes and six fours, despite the efforts of James Russell (5-51) who was pick of the Gomersal bowlers.

Half centuries from Adam Greenwood (67) and Richard Wear (50) enabled Gomersal to make 213-9 but it wasn’t enough to prevent Townville extending their 100 per-cent start as Hughes (4-70) and Jack Hebden (3-48) impressed with the ball.

Second-placed Wrenthorpe are 53 points behind Townville after their 67-run win over lowly Brighouse.

Darryl Hendricks (86) and Jordan Sleightholme (45) helped Wrenthorpe to 225-6 in 40 overs, while Brighouse made 158-9 as Greg Wood claimed 3-37.

Hartshead Moor were unable to prevent Methley improving on their recent good run with a 135-run win.

Ashton Blakey (65), Marcus Walmsley (45) and Edward Walmsley (44) helped Methley reach 244-6.

Hartshead struggled against the bowling of spinners Edward Walmsley (4-27) and Grant Soames (3-33) as they were bowled out for 109.

Hopton Mills slipped to a 67-run defeat to Bankfoot, who reached 195-6 thanks to the efforts of Nahim Ashraf (52) and Sohail Hussain (39).

Stephen Bland (37) top scored in reply but Hopton were bowled out for 128 as Hisan Ahmed (4-37) and Hussain (3-37) impressed.

Altofts secured a 10-run win over Spen Victoria.

The Altofts total of 194-7 owed much to the efforts of Stephen Palmer (55) against good bowling from Nick Montgomery (3-33) and Bradley Davis (3-37).

Peter Jackson (39) led the Spen reply but they were bowled out for 184 as New Zealander Matt Holstein claimed 5-50.

Liversedge slipped to a four-wicket defeat at the hands of Ossett Championship A.

Mark Hydes top scored with 68, while Paul Marlow chipped in with 27 but Liversedge were restricted to a score of 161-6.

Imran Patel (47) and Zubair Raje (46) then helped guide Ossett to victory despite Zach Wood and Stephen Lane picking up two wickets each.

Defeat sees Liversedge slip to eighth place, while Ossett are up to fifth.