Malik and Patel are all-round stars for Kippax


Strong all-round performances from Aamir Malik and Zuber Patel helped Kippax Welfare to a convincing victory over Meanwood in Division Two of the Wetherby League.

An 140-run win lifted Kippax into fifth place and they are right in contention for a second successive promotion.

Going in first, Kippax wobbled early with opener Daniel Hall out for 17 and Sam Ward, Museji Bhoola and James Goodall all falling cheaply.

But Malik and Wasim Patel (14) began a fight back and Zuber Patel carried it on.

Malik was eventually out for 71 while Zuber looked set for a century until dismissed just four runs short.

They scored the runs at a good rate and with a handy 13 not out from last man Sharaz Ali Kippax were able to reach 244 to set a more than challenging target.

Meanwood’s reply saw good contributions from Rob Guthrie (32), Robert Guest (23) and Edward Watkins (24), but their innings was ripped apart by Malik, who followed up his fine batting with a bowling spell that brought him 6-22.

Imran Mohammed Pandor chipped in with two wickets and there was one each for Zuber Patel and Bhoola as Meanwood were all out for 104.

After two victories, Ledsham found themselves edged out against Old Leodiensians in Division One.

After batting first several batsmen made starts, but were unable to turn them into big scores as Ledsham were kept to 181-8 from their allotted overs.

Josh Ware (34) and Oliver Baron (33) gave the side a solid start at the top of the order while the previous week’s century maker, Simeon Bambrook, made 23 in the middle order along with John Speight’s 21.

Adam Rothera (14) and Andrew Kelly (18 not out) added useful late runs, but Ledsham’s total fell short and Leos got home with four wickets to spare in their reply.

Chris Butt (50) and Zaid Rashid Din (46 not out) top scored for Leos with Thomas Delmont taking 3-44 and Kelly 2-40.

The result left Ledsham third from bottom, but they are seven points above Headingley Bramhope and 11 ahead of Hillam.

Ledsham A won their Division Four match against Sherburn Eversley A without a ball being bowled with their opponents conceding. Kippax A also conceded their Division Four game at Meanwood A.