WITH two weeks of the season remaining, Girlington A are most likely to become champions of Bradford Mutual Sunday School League Group A as they require five points to seal the title.
But they missed out the opportunity to be crowned champions yesterday as they lost to third-placed Interlink by six wickets. Girlington scored 129, with Haroon Rashid scoring 50, before Interlink reached their target for the loss of four wickets, skipper Younis Bismillah scoring 57 not out.
Second-placed Salem kept up the pressure with a 92-run win over struggling Yorkshire LPS. They scored 184-9 (Mohammad Siraaj 59no) before Yorkshire LPS were all out for 92, with Hafeez Ur Rehman making a bowling comeback after four years by taking 5-31.
Cambing have leapfrogged into fourth Place with a 56-run victory over Bradford Moor. Cambing scored 227-5 (Mubasher Ahmed 58) before Bradford Moor were all out for 171.
Heaton boosted their survival hopes with a 127-run win over Apperley Bridge. Shoukat Ali scored 114 to take his tally to 466 in the last four games as Heaton made 210-8, Zaka Ullah taking 4-53.
In reply, ten-man Bridge were 23-7 before reaching 83 all out (Mohammed Junaid 47) as Zishan Khalid claimed 6-24.
Great Horton Church missed a chance to move out of the relegation zone after losing to Bradford Gymkhana by 48 runs. Gymkhana scored 176 (Uzayar Khan 53) as Assad Abbas bagged 8 for 35 for Church, whose 128 all out saw Mohamed Shohaib Junior take 6-7.
Omars require one win to secure the title in Group B after beating Bowling Baptist by 49 runs. Omars scored 124 all out with Ajmal Mahmood taking 4-24 for Baptist. In reply Baptist were all out for 75 with a fine bowling performance from Majid Hussain (4-40) and Behram Khan (6-20).
Salem moved into second place with a 42-run win over Greenfield. Salem made 196 all out, with Yasir Shezad scoring 78 and Adeel Ahmed taking 4-24 for Greenfield. In reply Greenfield were all out for 154, with Yasir Khan taking 7-27 for Salem.
VVS Laxman slipped into third place after losing to Great Horton Church B by six wickets. Laxmans scored 143 all out, with Imran Khan taking 5-23 for Church. In reply Church scored 147-4 with Tariq Rashid scoring an unbeaten 57.
Girlington moved a step closer towards safety after beating Hallfield by 14 runs. Girlington scored 154 all out, with Rashid Mahmood notching 67 before Hallfield were dismissed for 140 (Shujjah Khan 42).
Allerton beat Bradford Gymkhana by six wickets. Gymkhana scored 172 all out with Mohammed Sarwar scoring 57 and Zafran Hussain 46, Shafqat Zaheer took 4-42 for Allerton. Allerton scored 173-4, Nabeel Nawaz scored 80.
Mandhata require one win from their remaining games to secure promotion into Group B after they gained a winning draw against West Bowling. Mandhata scored 224 all out of 35.5 overs with Pritesh Lad scoring 183 not out of 125 balls, taking his tally to 307 runs in two games, Usman Ali Ahmed took 4-71 for West Bowling. In reply West Bowling held out for a draw by scoring 201-8 off 44 overs with Dominic Carter scoring 60 and Usman Ali Ahmed scoring a brisk 51.
Yorkshire Friends also kept the pressure on Mandhata by reducing Mndhata’s lead at the top to three points by beating Great Horton Meths by nine wickets. Meths batted first and scored 68 all out. Friends scored 69-1.
Hallfield have slipped into 4th place after losing to Parkside. Parkside scored 172 with skipper Adeil Mir scoring 74 not out and Sajjad Sabir scoring 40. Hallfield were all out for 23, with Saeed Afsar taking 3-12 for Parkside.
Daisy Hill are also strong contenders for promotion as they beat Muff Field by six wickets, Muff Field scored 103 all out, with Byron Greenwood taking 4-32. Crossroads Daisy hill scored 107-4 with Bilal Mughal scoring an unbeaten 42.
Mayfield beat Yorkshire LPS B without a ball being bowled as LPS B were unable to raise a team.
Tabs have become Group D champions as they beat Cambing by 3 runs. Tabs batted first and scored 142 all out in 33 overs. In reply Cambing were out for 140 off 37 overs with Yasir Ali scoring 51.
Mayfield beat Bradford Indians by 8 wickets. Bradford Indians were all out for 56 with Colin Dunne taking 4-21 for Mayfield. In reply Mayfield scored 62 for the loss of 2 wickets.
Buttershaw St Pauls are still in the battle for promotion with a win over Great Horton Meths. Meths batted first and were all out for 24 with John Taylor taking 4-5 for Buttershaw. Buttershaw scored 29 for the loss of 2 wickets.
Muff Field had a winning draw against Central YMCA. Muff Field scored 195–2 of their 40 overs with Pete Burkinshaw scoring 60. Muff Field were 116-2 when Veteran Mohammed Bismillah (100 not out) shared an unbeaten 79 run stand with Ted Fawthrop. Central YMCA scored 180-5 off 40 overs with Rob Sutcliffe scoring 71 and Rob Jackson scoring 48.