OPENER Mubtada Akhtrar hit a century as Pudsey Congs beat Scholes by two wickets to record their second win of the new season in Bradford Premier League Championship One.

Akhtar made 105, an innings containing two sixes and nine fours, as Congs successfully chased down their opponents' total of 196-7.

Saif Tahir (50), Shahid Rehman (41) and Siraj Hussain (37) were the main contributors for Scholes who had to combat the bowling of their former player Yasir Ali (4-42).

Batley bowled out Ossett for 97 before romping to an eight-wicket win. Openers Owais Hussain (55) and Kasir Maroof (33) ensured there were no alarms for their side in the run chase.

Ossett’s batting had crumbled against the bowling of Muhammad Shahnawaz (4-28) and Huzaifah Patel (3-27) when they batted first.

Like Batley, Bankfoot also made light work of recording their second win of the campaign. Jawad Waheed took 5-26 and skipper James Lee (3-33) skittled out Gomersal for 88 with only Daniel Grant (41) making an impression.

Bankfoot didn’t find the going any easier, but thanks to skipper Lee (32no) and young Daniel Colehan (32), they got home by three wickets. They shared a decisive sixth-wicket stand of 44 after Richard Wear (3-30) had posed early problems.

Keighley had a comfortable nine-wicket win over Wakefield St Michael’s in the battle of the newly-promoted teams.

Steady bowling from skipper Paul Quinlan (3-30) and Alex Antoine (3-27) enabled Keighley to bowl out their rivals for 97. Ayaz Seedat (42) provided the only resistance for St Michael’s.

Keighley were guided to their victory target by Luke Chapman (45no) and Louis Horsfield (40no).

Hartshead Moor are still searching for their first win after a seven-wicket defeat by Baildon. Important contributions from opener Jack Hainsworth (50), Dwayne Heke (38) and Jonny Reynolds (35no) saw them ease past the home side’s total of 130.

Only the experienced Tosh Baker (54) looked at ease as he battled to rescue his side after they slipped to 36-5. Spinner Simon Bailey was the key bowler for Baildon with 4-31.

New boy Ompal Boken marked his debut for East Bierley with an unbeaten 88 which helped his side to 207-9 at Morley after opting to bat first. Boken hit four sixes and four fours while Matthew Dowse (3-37) and Oliver Halliday (3-39) were Morley’s best bowlers.

Delays for rain meant that Morley's innings was reduced to 43 overs and they were clinging on at 159-9 when play was abandoned. Henry Rush (42) and Harvey Lockwood (39). Muhammed Hafeez took 4-31 as East Bierley came close to a first win.