All-round displays earn key victories for Kippax and Ledsham

Kippax batsman Dan Hall.
Kippax batsman Dan Hall.

Kippax Welfare maintained their promotion bid in Division Two of the Wetherby League when they beat Headingley Bramhope A by 144 runs.

A solid all-round display saw Kippax bat first and post a 185 total before bowling their hosts out for only 41.

Opener Dan Hall gave the Kippax innings a good start with a knock of 44 while support initially came from Museji Bhoola (18) and Steven Allison (11).

Wasim Patel came in at number five to hit 44 and with Sharaz Ali contributing 20 lower down the order Kippax were able to set a challenging target.

Headingley never threatened to get close to it as only Fahad Jabbar, with 10, reached double figures in their reply. Ali was their main tormentor as he took 4-18 while Aamir Malik took 2-7 and there was one wicket each for Sam Ward and Imran Mohammed Pandor.

Ledsham boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation from Division One as they beat bottom of the table Headingley Bramhope by 57 runs.

Dominic Smith paved the way for the win with a knock of 60 while opener Andrew Kelly hit 45, Oliver Baron 26 and Adam Rothera 20 as Ledsham made 193 after going in first.

Headingley started their reply well enough with opener Ian Rogers making 33, but their innings fell away and they were all out for 136.

Kelly followed up his batting exploits by claiming 3-27 with the ball. Baron (2-6), Thomas Delmont (2-37) and Smith (1-14) were also among the wickets.

The result lifted Ledsham 17 points ahead of Bramhope and they are eight ahead of second from bottom Hillam and Monk Fryston.

Kippax Welfare A came out on top in a derby with Ledsham A in Division Four, getting home with three wickets to spare after bowling Ledsham out for 138. James Goodall, with 59 runs and 3-10, was the star performer while Stephen Henshaw hit 31 and John Henshaw took 3-50.

Thomas Boothroyd top scored for Ledsham with 56.