New role for Pudsey Congs ace Glenn Roberts

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

8:00am Friday 1st August 2014

ONE of the JCT600 Bradford League’s most decorated players is preparing for a career change.

Khan helps Undercliffe close in on promotion

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: TONS OF RUNS: Hamid Khan was the star of the show for leaders Undercliffe

5:46pm Monday 28th July 2014

DIVISION Two leaders Undercliffe moved another step closer to a return to the JCT600 Bradford League top flight with a 31-run Sunday win over third-placed Keighley.

Weston all-round effort keeps Woodlands in touch at top

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Woodlands century-maker Logan Weston plays it safe

6:31pm Sunday 27th July 2014

LOGAN Weston produced a man-of-the-match JCT600 Bradford League performance to keep second-placed Woodlands in touch with Division One leaders Cleckheaton with a 67-run win at Pudsey Congs.

Cleckheaton march on with day's top score

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Woodlands batsman Usman Salim is run out for two against Pudsey Congs, although Woodlands went on to win by 67 runs

6:02pm Sunday 27th July 2014

REIGNING JCT600 Bradford League champions Cleckheaton maintained their 25-point lead at the top of Division One with an impressive 80-run win at New Farnley.

Longest Bradford League season for cellar-dwellers Windhill

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Windhill wicket-keeper Jack Holland, second left, broke a wrist playing football

7:42am Friday 25th July 2014

WINDHILL won five successive Bradford League championships from 1937-41 and were runners-up as recently as 1994 and 1995.

Great Horton in mourning

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Gulbar Ahmed, left, who has lost a long battle against cancer

6:29pm Monday 21st July 2014

GREAT Horton are mourning the death of former skipper and club official Gulbar Ahmed, who has lost his eight-year fight against cancer.

Robertshaw ready for three-horse title race

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pudsey St Lawrence and Bradford & Bingley call off their match due to the weather

6:39pm Sunday 20th July 2014

MARK Robertshaw believes Pudsey St Lawrence need "a couple of favours from somewhere, coupled with two good results from ourselves" to catch Division One leaders Cleckheaton in the JCT600 Bradford League title chase.

Saltaire thwarted as rain ruins Bradford League programme

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pudsey St Lawrence and Bradford & Bingley call off their match due to the weather

5:27pm Sunday 20th July 2014

SALTAIRE came closest to achieving a result as rain wreaked havoc with the JCT600 Bradford League programme.

Baxter: There'll be more than three in the relegation soup

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sarfraz Ahmed blasted 41 off 11 balls for Woodlands in a Twenty20 quarter-final

8:37am Friday 18th July 2014

WITH Pudsey Congs seemingly finally having got their act together, would it be too simplistic to suggest that the JCT600 Bradford League First Division relegation places will be filled by two of the bottom three?

Priestley Cup final a heavyweight clash

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: East Bierley v Pudsey St Lawrence - Richard Atkins batting – Picture: JCT600 Bradford League

5:08pm Monday 14th July 2014

DEFENDING JCT600 Bradford League champions Cleckheaton will face Pudsey St Lawrence in the Sovereign Health Care Priestley Cup final at Undercliffe on Sunday, August 24.

Old stagers show the way as Congs defeat champions Cleckheaton

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pudsey Congs Gareth Phillips strikes out.

7:32am Monday 14th July 2014

BABAR Butt rolled back the years with a match-winning innings of 95 not out as Pudsey Congs continued their march up the Division One table with a fourth win in five games at the expense of leaders Cleckheaton.

Thompson is a big hit as Bingley extend winning run

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Clekheaton's James Lee sends one down.

7:02am Monday 14th July 2014

CHRIS Thompson scored a spectacular 125 not out off only 74 balls as Bradford & Bingley extended their winning run to three matches with an 83-run victory over fourth-placed Farsley at Wagon Lane.

Congs' experienced double act upstage champions Cleckheaton

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

7:00am Monday 14th July 2014

Babar Butt rolled back the years with a match-winning innings of 95 not out as Pudsey Congs continued their march up the Division One table with a fourth win in five games at the expense of leaders Cleckheaton.

Undercliffe confident before biggest test

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Andrew Rennison is missing for East Bierley against Pudsey St Lawrence

6:02am Saturday 12th July 2014

UNDERCLIFFE skipper Michael Kelsey is under no illusions as to how difficult tomorrow's Sovereign Health Care Priestley Cup semi-final will be at Cleckheaton.

Titanic struggle to avoid the drop

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Andy Bairstow says beating Morley last weekend was huge in terms of Pudsey Congs' survival hopes

6:15am Friday 11th July 2014

LIKE British Rail, Andy Bairstow says Pudsey Congs are getting there.

Six-shooter Altaf give Cleckheaton edge in battle of top two

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Woodlands v Cleckheaton

 Pieter Swanepoel (W)
 Tim Jackson (C) (7896306)

7:16pm Sunday 6th July 2014

CAPTAIN John Wood praised the match-winning contribution of Tanzeel Altaf after the overseas all-rounder's role in reigning JCT600 Bradford League champions Cleckheaton's 21-run win over second-placed Woodlands and then forecast a bright future for the talented player.

Congs hang on to register welcome win

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Woodlands v Cleckheaton

 Pieter Swanepoel (W)
 Tim Jackson (C) (7895975)

6:52pm Sunday 6th July 2014

ONE-time champions Pudsey Congs, who have not had the happiest of seasons in the JCT600 Bradford League, climbed out of the Division One bottom two at the expense of Morley after beating them by four runs in a tense finish at the Britannia Ground.

Woodlands skipper Swanepoel aims to get it right in title battle

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Woodlands skipper Pieter Swanepoel is expecting a cracker tomorrow against Cleckheaton

8:02am Friday 4th July 2014

PIETER Swanepoel is still hurting over Woodlands' lost opportunity earlier this season.

Saltaire Under fire from century-maker Khan

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: TONS OF RUNS: Hamid Khan was the star of the show for leaders Undercliffe

5:52pm Monday 30th June 2014

OPENER Hamid Khan hit a century as Undercliffe extended their lead at the top of Bradford League Division Two to 18 points with a hard-earned 22-run victory over second-placed Saltaire at Roberts Park.

Carruthers passes1,000-wicket landmark

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: John Carruthers celebrates his 1,00th Bradford League wicket with keeper Joe Suggitt

6:20pm Monday 30th June 2014

HANGING Heaton's John Carruthers has become the 16th player to take 1,000 JCT600 Bradford League wickets in first-team matches.

Whitehurst's blast proves critical for Cleck

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Rishi Limbechaya clips the ball to leg during New Farnley's total of 69 at Bradford & Bingley

9:45pm Monday 30th June 2014

REIGNING champions Cleckheaton hold a 12-point lead at the top of the JCT600 Bradford League First Division after a 14-run win in a high-scoring match against third-placed Pudsey St Lawrence.

Six hitting Wiggy helps blast Cleckheaton to victory over Pudsey St Lawrence

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Hanging Heaton's John Carruthers celebrates his 100th wicket. Picture: JCT600 Bradford League

8:47am Monday 30th June 2014

REIGNING champions Cleckheaton hold a 12-point lead at the top of the JCT600 Bradford League First Division after a 14-run win in a high-scoring match against third-placed Pudsey St Lawrence.

Matt puts gloss on Bingley win

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Matt Simpson, left, is congratulated by his colleagues

8:12am Monday 30th June 2014

PACE bowler Matthew Simpson celebrated his best figures in the Bradford League as Bradford & Bingley ended their four-match losing run in the league with a dramatic 41-run victory over New Farnley.

Cleckheaton's title defence is on course

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Cleckheaton pace bowler James Lee is third in the league batting averages

8:00am Friday 27th June 2014

CLECKHEATON have only been defeated once so far this season.

Wear is new Keighley skipper after Pearson stands down

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Richard Wear drives through the covers on his way  to a match-best 66 against Idle last Saturday

4:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

KEIGHLEY are pursuing promotion from Division Two of the JCT600 Bradford League under a new skipper.

New Farsley skipper gets off to a flier

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: In at the crease for Pudsey Congs is Basil Akram  closely watched by Farsley's Matthew Green.

6:20pm Sunday 22nd June 2014

MARK Harrison's era as skipper got off to a great start as Farsley heaped more misery on JCT600 Bradford League bottom club Pudsey Congs.

Cleckheaton still going strong at summit

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sending one down for Farsley is Chris Henry. (7384574)

7:34pm Sunday 22nd June 2014

SKIPPER John Wood and Scotland's former Yorkshire pace bowler Iain Wardlaw shared nine wickets as Cleckheaton maintained their 11-point lead at the top of Division One in the JCT600 Bradford League.

Saltaire laud their newest bowling hero

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Israr Ullah took nine wickets for eight runs against Hartshead Moor

4:04pm Thursday 19th June 2014

It is small wonder that the name Syd Barnes cropped up after last Saturday's JCT600 Bradford League programme.

Undercliffe step up dream of playing at home in Priestley Cup final

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Undercliffe bowler Nawaz Sardar celebrates after winning an lbw decision against Pudsey Congs batsman Callum Geldart

6:46pm Monday 16th June 2014

AHMAD Raja was one of Undercliffe's heroes as they continued their memorable journey in the Sovereign Health Care Priestley Cup.

Cleckheaton take over at top as Woodlands are cut down

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pudsey St Lawrence's top scorer Adam Waite is caught behind by Usman Salim

8:25am Monday 16th June 2014

DEFENDING champions Cleckheaton are the new leaders of Division One.

Reckless batting uproots Woodlands from top spot

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pudsey St Lawrence's top scorer Adam Waite is caught behind by Usman Salim

8:02am Monday 16th June 2014

SKIPPER Pieter Swanepoel blamed reckless batting for Woodlands’ first defeat of the season – a result that cost them the leadership of the First Division.

Cup gives Congs chance of glory

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Congs wicket-keeper Andy Bairstow is expecting a good test tomorrow at Undercliffe

4:33pm Friday 13th June 2014

Having been used to seeing them fighting for honours, it still involves a double take now that Pudsey Congs are bottom of JCT600 Bradford League Division One.

Robinson: I didn't expect top clubs to pull clear

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Richard Robinson (7110907)

10:03am Friday 13th June 2014

Even though the great English summer has been no great shakes so far, veteran Richard Robinson is surprised how the leading three teams have established an advantage in the JCT600 Bradford League Second Division.

Holders Morley lose early in Twenty20

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Morley's Kashif Naveed took 3-9 in their defeat

5:44pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

Holders Morley's defence of the JCT600 Bradford League's Dyson Energy Services Twenty20 did not last long as they suffered a three-wicket second-round defeat at home to Farsley.

Consistency the key for Hanging Heaton skipper Fellows

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: RAIN PAIN: Guiseley – like clubs across the district – were left stumped by the weather in their Aire-Wharfe League match at home to Ilkley

10:00pm Sunday 8th June 2014

Skipper Gary Fellows believes Hanging Heaton have got the ability to challenge for the Bradford League First Division title – they just need the consistency.

Another Bradford Leage washout as abandonments soar

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The wet weather has resulted in more Bradford League abandonments than last season already

10:00pm Sunday 8th June 2014

All 24 matches across the JCT600 Bradford League four divisions were abandoned without a single ball being bowled as heavy rain washed away Saturday’s scheduled fixtures.

Slater targets more runs at Bradford & Bingley

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Phil Slater is pleased with his side's progress but would like to see them improve in the batting department

9:00pm Sunday 8th June 2014

Phil Slater is happy with the make-up of his Bradford & Bingley team but is looking for improved batting performances from his players.

Woodlands skipper hails return of talisman

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Back in the groove: Chris Brice has made a strong impact for Woodlands on his return from injury

9:00am Friday 6th June 2014

Woodlands skipper Pieter Swanepoel is delighted by the way star performer Chris Brice has returned following long-term injury.

There's something in the water as Newton hits 109 not out

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Nick Darfield took 5-17 for Yeadon seconds against Baildon

5:50pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

When Hanging Heaton opener Oliver Newton was 13 not out after 25 overs, few people would have backed him to make a century against Farsley in the JCT600 Bradford League second teams' Division One.

Five-star Hussain lifts Undercliffe clear at summit

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sandeep Bavanaka hits out for Bankfoot on his way to scoring 69 against Hartshead Moor

6:00pm Monday 2nd June 2014

Undercliffe moved ten points clear at the top of Division Two after crushing JCT600 Bradford League promotion rivals Keighley by 103 runs in their Sunday clash.

Woodlands run riot to rush out Bradford & Bingley

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Babar Butt claims a catch for Pudsey Congs against Lightcliffe

7:20pm Sunday 1st June 2014

Division One leaders Woodlands showed their ruthless side as they gained a 142-run JCT600 Bradford League win at Bradford & Bingley after shooting out the home side for a mere 47.

Pudsey Congs need a win to kick-start season

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pudsey Congs wiicketkeeper Andrew Bairstow runs out Lightcliffe batsman James Horne

6:30pm Sunday 1st June 2014

These are difficult times for Pudsey Congs. The club who once dominated the Bradford League to such an extent that they won five Division One titles in a row a decade ago, now find themselves bottom of the table without a win in their first eight matches.

Bowling Baptists to use Manningham Mills' ground

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Manningham Mills appeal for leg-before against Khuram Shahzad of Saltaire

7:00pm Friday 30th May 2014

Manningham Mills’ Scotchman Road ground will echo to the sound of ball on bat again on a Saturday.

Priestley Cup is no distraction for Undercliffe

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Nawaz Sardar has been starring with bat and ball for Undercliffe

5:40pm Thursday 29th May 2014

The Sovereign Health Care Priestley Cup final is not only a carrot for established JCT600 Bradford League First Division clubs.

New Farnley all-rounder Limbechaya sinks Yeadon

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Cricket fest in memory of Dallas

6:40pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

Rishi Limbechaya continued his run of good form in the JCT600 Bradford League second-team competition as New Farnley retained top spot with a 39-run Division One win at Yeadon.

Brice is right as Woodlands go top

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pudsey St Lawrence opener Adam Waite gets turned around during his fine knock of 68 against Pudsey Congs

9:30pm Monday 26th May 2014

It’s all change at the top of JCT600 Bradford League Division One thanks to an outstanding all-round performance from Chris Brice.

Woodlands in meaty Priestley Cup tie

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: James Smith with the Sovereign Health Care Priestley Cup when Pudsey St Lawrence last won in 2011

7:20pm Monday 26th May 2014

Woodlands, who are second in the JCT600 Bradford League First Division, have been drawn at home to Pudsey St Lawrence, who are currently third, in the third round of the Sovereign Health Care Priestley Cup.

Gavin Hamilton: Overseas player can plug East Bierley's gap

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: East Bierley second-team captain Dan Abbott looks onto the flooded square after their first-team match against Yeadon was called off

5:20pm Sunday 25th May 2014

Skipper Gavin Hamilton is hoping new overseas player pace bowler Muhammad Irshad will kick-start East Bierley’s season in the JCT600 Bradford League.

Skipper Todd: Team spirit is giving Yeadon a fighting chance

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Yeadon skipper James Todd is looking forward to facing New Farnley tomorrow

5:00pm Sunday 25th May 2014

It has been a tough start for Division One bottom club Yeadon following their surprise JCT600 Bradford League promotion – but nothing that captain James Todd didn’t expect.

New Farnley's learning curve remains steep

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Richard Whitehurst gets into a tangle batting for Cleckheaton against New Farnley last Saturday

7:20pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

It isn’t just international cricketers who are seemingly always up for a gamble.



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