COLOURED clothing and pink balls were the order of the day as the Bradford Mutual Sunday School League opened their season with matches in the Rizues T20 Cup.

And it didn’t take long for the first Super Over to take place at the end of an enthralling contest between Allerton and Omars in Group A.

Omars won the toss and made 117-8, of which Jawad Hafeez scored 50.

Allerton replied with 117-9, but could only make six runs in the Super Over, Omars passing that target with a ball to spare.

The other Group A clash was much more one-sided, with Girlington making 152-9, thanks to Manzar Naqvi (34) and skipper Majid Zia (35 off 11 balls).

Bowling Baptists were then rolled over for 69, Asad Hussain scoring 30.

There were surprises in Group B as Bradford Phoenix defeated Great Horton Church by seven wickets at Woodhall Park, while Bradford Friends beat Yorkshire Friends by 18 runs at Hirst Wood.

Church batted first on a green wicket and were dismissed for 93 (Jazab Ali 4-7), Phoenix reaching their target in 17.1 overs, spurred on by an unbeaten 52 from Majid Ali off 36 balls.

Waqar Ahmed took all three Phoenix wickets at a cost of just 10 runs.

Bradford Friends made 88-6, having opted to bat, and then Navjot Singh took 3-5 as Yorkshire Friends were dismissed for 70.

New boys Sunrise got off the mark in Group C, defeating Bradford Qalandars in a tight game at Northcliffe Park.

Usman Riaz (44) top-scored for Sunrise in their 115, Sudagar Hussain taking a remarkable 6-9. Qalandars replied with 110-8.

The margin was also five runs in the clash between TABS and Greenfield at Canal Road.

Greenfield made 140-4, new signing Shehzad Khan making an immediate impression with 44 off 29 balls, Sajid Mehmood being unbeaten on 34 off 42 deliveries.

TABS made 135 in reply off 19.2 overs, with opener Abu Baker Mughal carrying his bat for 51 off 45 balls. Zahir Ahmed bagged 3-16 for Greenfield.

The runs were flowing at Westfield Lane, with hosts Cambing making 153-4, Asad Khan hitting an enterprising 56.

But it was not enough as Apperley Bridge replied with 154-6 in 18 overs, Yasar Shezad shining with 77.

Salem Athletic were too strong for Kashmir Bradford in the other Group D clash, hitting 164-4 (Ahsen Siddiq 53), Kashmir could then only muster 99-7.