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Duo slip down table after Conference defeats

Graham Hilton made 35 but was unable to prevent Gomersal from slipping to defeat against new Championship One leaders Undercliffe last Saturday.
Graham Hilton made 35 but was unable to prevent Gomersal from slipping to defeat against new Championship One leaders Undercliffe last Saturday.

Crossbank Methodists and Heckmondwike & Carlinghow suffered defeats and are languishing in the lower reaches of the allrounder Bradford League Conference.

Heckmondwike slipped to a sixth defeat and are level on 49 points with Windhill and Daisy Hill at the foot of the table.

Great Preston’s Jack Morrison was in fine form as he took 6-30 as his side bowled out Heckmondwike & Carlinghow for 137.

Morrison then made 40 in the successful run chase despite Javed Iqbal taking 3-31.

Crossbank slipped to a 114-run defeat at the hands of Azaad.

Defeat was harsh on Crossbank all-rounder Paul Sauer, who had a fine game.

Sauer picked a five wicket haul on his way to figures of 5-43, while support came from James Abbott (3-41) as Azaad were bowled out for 180, with Umar Mirza (41) top scoring.

Sauer then led the Crossbank reply, scoring over half his side’s runs as he made 34 in their total of 66 all out.

Imran Mahboob (5-32) and Syed Shah Bukhari (4-11) instigated Crossbank’s downfall.

Jer Lane remain six points clear at the top of the Conference table after they defeated Rodley by 69 runs to register their sixth win in seven matches.

Adwalton moved second after securing a comfortable seven wicket win over lowly Windhill and Daisy Hill to jump above Oulton, who slipped to a dramatic one-wicket defeat by East Leeds.