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Bowlers to rescue as Rodley extend lead
After two weeks competitive action, only Rodley remain unbeaten in the Dales Council League, while just Crompark remain winless in Division A.
Rodley did not find it easy against visitors Hyde Park, with Bilal Shahid leading the way by taking 5-9 as the hosts were bowled out for only 114.
In reply, the North Leeds side also found runs difficult to come by and were finally dismissed for just 70 to send Rodley eight points clear at the top.
Apperley Bridge (185-8) recorded their first victory and, by doing so, moved into second spot in the table.
They recorded a comfortable win over local rivals Hepworth & Idle, who were disappointing in mustering only 106 in reply.
Halifax Direct (165) moved up to third position after recording a 65-run home win at the expense of visitors Crompark (100), who find themselves at the basement after this defeat.
Shipley Providence (157-9, Humare Amjad 50) were among a number of clubs who recorded their first win.
That came courtesy of an emphatic 73-run home triumph over Saville Stars (84).
Last season’s champions Leeds Sikh (160, Anandhavenu Cabirdassu 74) also got off the mark with a big victory at New Wortley, who were shot out for a mere 45 in reply.
Andrew Keegan was chief destroyer as he took 5-27 to help dismiss Saints for 94 before Steve Phillips charged to 74no as Tong kept all their wickets intact.
Just one point behind Tong come Drighlington-Whitehall (135), who recorded a 15-run success at Cookridge.
Allan Mitchell (53 and 5-47) was the star for Drig.
Farnley Hill (65-7) kept their winning streak going with a three-wicket victory at home to Rodley B (Johnny Walker 4-6).
In Division C, Tong Park Esholt (98-7) made it two wins out of two to head the table after their three-wicket win at Farsley (94).
There was a sensational finish in Division D at Haycliffe Lane where Qasim Naqvi, of visitors Shipley Providence B, returned 6-14 to reduce home side Wibsey Park Chapel from a near-certain winning position of 73-5 to 75 all out for the match to end in a highly unlikely tie.