UNDERCLIFFE are the JCT600 Bradford League Division Two champions.

Needing five points to make sure of the title, they sealed their triumph in the penultimate match of the season with a five-wicket home win over Gomersal yesterday – a result that gained them 16 points.

Jack Seddon scored 64 as Gomersal were bowled out for 139 with Zeeshan Qasim taking 4-31.

Undercliffe cruised to their target in 23 overs with overseas all-rounder Nawaz Sardar making 67. He hit ten fours and two sixes while Qasim struck four fours and two sixes in his 34.

In yesterday’s other match, Bowling Old Lane beat Keighley at home by five wickets. Richard Robinson top scored with 54 as they were bowled out for 132 before Ahsan Butt, who had earlier taken 3-20, led Old Lane to victory with 49 not out.

All Bradford League clubs were frustrated by the weather on Saturday. Every match was abandoned and, in six fixtures not a single ball was bowled.

Overseas player Israr Ullah made 33 not out as second-placed Saltaire made 75-3 before their match against Bowling Old Lane was abandoned while Undercliffe were 39-0 against Bankfoot before the rain.

Third placed Baildon earned four bowling points as they reduced Hartshead Moor 143-8 in 37.2 overs, Craig Field (46) and Andrew Parratt (33) top scoring for Hartshead while spinners Mushtaq Ahmed (3-24) and Simon Bailey (3-55) were the main wicket takers before abandonment.

At the other end of the table, Brighouse will have to apply for re-election along with bottom club Windhill after their match with Spen Victoria was abandoned.

With Cleckheaton already crowned champions for the second season in a row and the relegation of Morley and Yeadon confirmed, the focus in Division One was who would finish in third place behind second-placed Woodlands.

Four teams, Hanging Heaton, Bradford & Bingley, New Farnley and Pudsey St Lawrence were all competing for that position.

With Hanging Heaton’s home match against Pudsey St Lawrence and New Farnley’s game at East Bierley being abandoned without a ball being bowled, Bingley had the chance to overtake their rivals when they visited Cleckheaton, whose captain, John Wood was presented with the championship trophy before the game.

However, only 16 overs were possible between the showers as Cleckheaton smashed 137-7 with Wood making an unbeaten 36 before play was abandoned.

Left-arm spinner Noman Ali, who joined Bingley from Manningham Mills 12 months ago, completed a successful first season with the Wagon Lane club by taking 4-18 which helped him to finish top of the First Division bowling averages – he has taken 45 wickets – while pace bowler Matthew Simpson took three wickets.

However, the six points Bingley took from the match was not enough to close the gap on Hanging Heaton, who finished third with Bingley fourth three points behind.

Elsewhere, Pudsey Congs reached 150-1 in 24.2 overs against Farsley with Nick Lindley making 72 not out and Callum Geldart 45 before the game was abandoned.