Bradford League: Townville hit top spot while Methley and Great Preston impress
Townville pulled level with Woodlands at the top of the Premier after maintaining their impressive run with a 65-run win over Morley in the Gordon Rigg Bradford League.
Opener Jonny Booth (51), Harry Clewett (47), James Glynn (47) and Jack Hughes (34) all made valuable contributions with the bat to help Townville to post a competitive 238-7 total.
The bowlers then backed up the batsmen’s efforts with Morley never looking likely to reach their target before they were all out for 173. Spinners Hughes (4-41) and Clewett (3-33) did most of the damage to give Townville the full 20 points.
After being given a flying start by opener Gharib Nawaz, Methley went on to record a 66-run success against Cleckheaton in their Premier game.
Nawaz struck 13 fours and three sixes in an excellent knock of 95 and his good work was built on by Yorkshire all-rounder Matthew Waite, who hit a 69-ball 72, including seven fours and two sixes, and Jason Marshall (48 from 43 balls).
Methley’s 281-9 score proved too tough for Cleckheaton to chase as they were all out for 215 with Ben Waite taking 4-39 and former Yorkshire spinner James Logan 3-60.
Third-placed Great Preston made short work of beating Adwalton in Division Three.
Jacob Wright took 4-36 and Lee Russell 4-37 as Adwalton were shot out for 93. Skipper Oli Baron was then unbeaten on 59, smashing nine fours and three sixes, as Great Preston sealed a nine-wicket win in a reply that needed just 14 overs.