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BOTTOM team Birstall produced the surprise of the day in All Rounder Cricket Bradford League Championship One as they defeated leaders Scholes to record their first win of the season.

They chased down their opponents' score of 235-6 to win by five wickets with just two balls of the game to spare.

Experienced Eric Austin (58) led the way in a fine Birstall batting effort. Craig Wood (43), Ian Carradice (41no off 22 balls), Matthew Dyson (39) and Charlie Orme (36no off 21 balls) all played their parts as Birstall showed the sort of consistency that has eluded them thus far.

Overseas player Akbar Badshah (85), Shoukat Ali (38) and James Stansfield (36) were the key figures in the Scholes innings, while Harris Mohammad (3-71) was the most-successful bowler for Birstall.

The defeat for Scholes has enabled Wrenthorpe to join them at the top after their comfortable seven-wicket win over Baildon.

James Glynn (4-19), and Jordan Sleightholme (3-34) did much of the hard work as Baildon were dismissed for 113.

Wrenthorpe openers Andrew Bourke and Sleightholme fell cheaply to the pace of Waqas Maqsood before skipper Greg Wood took charge with an innings of 67 which included a six and 11 fours.

Scholes and Wrenthorpe both have 225 points with Methley just five adrift after their 105-run victory over Gomersal.

The win was set up by their batsmen with Ashton Blakey (69), Marcus Walmsley (58) and Grant Soames (48) powering them to a total of 246-8.

Richard Wear (4-61) and Joe Duffy (3-68) were the pick of the Gomersal bowlers, but their performances were overshadowed by Matthew Lumb's 5-63 as Methley bowled out their rivals for 141. Graham Hilton (41) and Nick Whitehill (35) were the top scorers.

Spinner Amir Hussain was the star turn as Priestley Cup semi-finalists Undercliffe bowled out Bankfoot for 126 to record a 25-run win which keeps them in fourth place.

Ahmed took 5-14 to trigger a Bankfoot collapse which saw them lose their last nine wickets for just 31 runs. Hussain was backed up by overseas player Anas Mahmood (3-14).

Until Ahmed dismissed top scorer Hisan Ahmad for 42, Bankfoot looked poised to challenge for a much-needed win.

Jack Holland (32) had top scored in Undercliffe's 151 as left-arm spinner Andrew Stothart (4-51) posed the main threat.

Spinner Dave Nebard took 4-36 as Morley bowled out Bowling Old Lane for 146 to record a 19-run win. Bilal Ejaz tried hard to keep Old Lane in the hunt with 78, but it wasn't enough.

Morley's 165 was built around the contributions of Oliver Halliday (42) and Luke Heinemann (33) as Mohammad Bilal (4-54) and Amjad Tariq (3-28) bowled tidily for Old Lane.

Jon Sadler marked a rare outing with Ossett by scoring a century as they recorded an 80-run win over Yeadon.

Sadler hit four sixes and 12 fours as he helped his side to an impressive total of 297-8. Overseas player Khalid Usman (58) and Sami-ur-Rehman (39) also made valuable contributions. James Massheder (3-86) was the most-successful bowler for Yeadon who made 217 in reply.

Opener James Todd (82) and veteran James Goldthorp (49) shared a third-wicket stand of 114 before Maaiz Khan (4-44) and former Yeadon player Harvey Anderson (3-37) wrapped up the win.