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Bowlers to rescue as Woodlands survive scare against Farsley
Woodlands showed the resilience worthy of championship favourites to gain a dramatic four-run win at home to relegation-threatened Farsley .
The JCT600 Bradford League Division One leaders were in grave danger of losing their first match of the season after the visitors bowled them out for 111, with off-spinner Mark Harrison taking 4-10 and paceman Chris Henry 3-43.
However, the defending champions soon made inroads into the Farsley batting, led by Steve Piercey and slow left-armer Chris Brice, reducing them to 91-9 with 21 still required.
Last man Henry then made a dramatic entry, hitting two sixes to take his side to the verge of victory before he was caught and bowled by Piercey, leaving Farsley an agonising five runs short. Piercey ended with figures of 5-28 and Brice 3-14 in his 15 overs.
Mills were indebted to Gulsheraz Ahmed, who made an aggressive unbeaten 109, containing nine sixes and eight fours as they totalled a formidable 266-9.
Bierley looked to be heading for defeat after skipper Lee Goddard (50) and overseas all-rounder Rao Anjum were out in quick succession to leave them struggling at 140-6.
However, Nick Walker turned the game in their favour, hitting five sixes and six fours in a quick-fire 67 to see them home with nine balls to spare.
Skipper Mark Robertshaw (83) and Adam Waite (46) gave St Lawrence a good start with an opening stand of 98 and the visitors built on that to post 237-8.
Undercliffe never looked like reaching that total and were bowled out for 163, with Chris Marsden taking 4-40 while Gareth Clough mopped up the tail with 3-6.
Yorkshire skipper Andrew Gale, who has been out of action for a month with a hip injury, missed out on batting practice when he was dismissed for only eight in fourth placed Cleckheaton ’s 122-run win at Hanging Heaton .
Cleckheaton made 198-8, with skipper John Wood scoring 42 and James Lee 35. Gale’s Yorkshire team-mate, paceman Iain Wardlaw then took 5-24 as Hanging Heaton were bowled out for a mere 76.
Saltaire moved off the bottom after a five-wicket win over Bradford & Bingley at Roberts Park. Scott Etherington carried his bat for 61 as Bingley were dismissed for 155, with Nawaz Sardar taking 4-19 and skipper Ijaz Khan 3-16.
The home side reached their target with 23.5 overs to spare led by Javed Umarji (47 not out), Sardar (35) and Irfan Amjad (30).