Bradford League: Matthew Race leads way in successful Wrenthorpe run chase

Wrenthorpe's Matthew Race.Wrenthorpe's Matthew Race.
Wrenthorpe's Matthew Race.
Wrenthorpe picked up a valuable win in their bid to move away from the relegation places in the Gordon Rigg Bradford League Premier as they beat Bradford & Bingley.

Matthew Race led the way with an unbeaten 88 in a successful run chase that brought a four-wicket success taking Wrenthorpe up to eighth place.

Race smashed 11 fours and four sixes in his superb 64-ball knock while Sam Wigglesworth weighed in with 52 and Mohammad Suleman 39 as Bradford & Bingley’s 234-7 was overhauled with more than six overs to spare. Overseas player Khalil Khan (3-60) was the pick of Wrenthorpe’s bowlers.

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Spinners Max Chappell (5-64) and Matthew Varley (3-51) helped second-placed Ossett bowl out Hartshead Moor for 193 to complete a 44-run win in Division One.

Moor became the first side to incur a six-run penalty for failing to bowl their 50 overs in three-and-a-half hours and this helped swell the Ossett total to 237-8. Opener Marcus Walmsley (69) and Paul Malone (40no) led the run scoring.

East Ardsley are the new Division Two leaders after a hard-earned two-wicket win over fellow promotion challengers Buttershaw St Paul’s.

Bowlers Ashley Pearson (5-35) and Adam Pearson (3-45) paved the way for the latest success as Buttershaw St Paul’s were bowled out for 175.

Ardsley were then guided to victory by Gary Jennings (64).

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Wakefield St Michael’s are up to second after beating Northowram Fields.

Zaeem Zulfqar took 4-32 as Northowram were dismissed for 143 while opener Qasar Hameed made 42 as St Michael’s sealed a three-wicket win.

Bowlers Lee Geldard (4-56) and Sam Noden (3-33) helped Sandal restrict Hopton Mills to 168-8 as they secured a 32-run win.

Sandal posted a 200 score with Danny Riley hitting 50, Brandon Hewlett 45no and Matthew Westwood 35.

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Mick O’Halloran was a big hit for Gildersome & Farnley Hill in their 151-run win over Altofts in Division Three.

He smashed seven sixes and six fours in a quickfire 80 which enabled his side to make 269-9.

Danny Eden took 3-33 for Altofts who crumbled to 118 all out in reply.

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