Hughes stars as Townville’s champions end on winning note

Jack Hughes, who hit a century in Townville's last game of the season.
Jack Hughes, who hit a century in Townville's last game of the season.

Jack Hughes produced another terrific all-round display as Championship B winners Townville rounded off their impressive All Rounder Bradford League campaign with an emphatic 181-run win over Spen Victoria.

Hughes was in sparkling form with the bat as he hit 121 to take his run tally for the season up to 941.

He smashed two sixes and 19 fours and was well supported by the league’s leading run scorer, Jonny Booth, who added another 67 to his run tally, hitting 13 fours.

Tim Walton went in as opener and hit seven boundaries in his 33, while Nick Bresnan contributed 24 as his side declared on 274-9 after 45 overs.

Spen were never in the hunt as Conor Harvey (5-32) and Hughes (3-1) helped dismiss them for just 93.

Methley finished their season with a thriller and a rare tie as they faced Bowling Old Lane in Championship B.

Bilal Ejaz (55) and Sadaqat Zaman (37 not out) helped Bowling Old Lane to 195 as Sohail Raz (4-51), Edward Walmsley (3-38) and 13-year-old Harry Sullivan (3-64) shared the bowling honours.

Ashton Blakey (53) led the Methley reply, which saw them bowled out for 195 with 8,1 overs to go as Ahsan Alishan took 3-24.

At 147-4 Methley had looked set for a comfortable victory after Hamid Khan hit 22, Grant Soames 17, Harry Anderson 24 and Luke Bullingham 24, but the middle and lower order could not quite bring them home. Nevertheless they still finished third behind Townville and Wrenthorpe.

Kabir Bashir took 5-4 as East Ardsley II bowled out Methley seconds for 65 on their way to a 10-wicket win in the Championship B Second XI.

Abubaker Dawood hit the day’s highest individual score of 152 as Buttershaw St Paul’s II made 300-8 and beat Townville seconds by 174 runs in the Conference Second XI. Ben Collinson (31) and Ian Jones (30) top scored as Townville made 126.