FARAKH Hussain, above, was a man in a hurry as holders Bowling Old Lane sealed a crushing 10-wicket win over East Leeds in their Jack Hampshire Cup first round tie.

After Zeeshan Haider (6-55) and Arslan Mahmood (3-11) skittled out East Leeds for 90 in just 20.1 overs, Hussain produced the sort of big hitting that made him the outstanding player of last season's competition.

Hussain made an unbeaten 69 from just 24 balls as his team reached their target from just six overs. The Old Lane opener hit five sixes and nine fours in his whirlwind knock.

Veteran bowler Maz Bhatti produced the best bowling performance of the round as Conference side Windhill & Daisy Hill beat Championship Two rivals Altofts by 14 runs.

Bhatti took 6-24 as Altofts were bowled out for 157 with Sam Huitema (48) proving to be his side's main contributor.

Ian Clayton's 31 was the top score in the Windhill total of 171. The best of the Altofts bowlers were skipper Kieron Holliday (4-20) and Jordan Carter (3-47).

New signing Ben Burkill marked his first appearance in the competition by scoring an unbeaten 84 as Jer Lane romped to a seven-wicket win over Liversedge. Johnny Lister chipped in with 30 as Liversedge's total of 155-9 was passed with nine overs to spare.

Asad Mahmood (44) battled hard for Liversedge but lacked support as Hazrat Shah (3-21) and Daniel Syme (3-56) got to work for Jer Lane.

Josh Haynes produced a solid all-round performance for Birstall as they saw off Northowram Fields by 131 runs.

Haynes top scored with 70 in a Birstall total of 249-8 which included 45 from former New Farnley batsman Rishy Limbachaya. Haynes followed up with 3-23 as Northowram Fields were bowled out for 118. Ryan Gray was the pick of the bowlers with 4-15. Bill Campbell was top scorer with 37 for the losers.

Tyson Freeman is proving to be a big hit for Great Preston. The opening bowler took 5-35 as his side bowled out Crossbank Methodists for 159 to secure a 30-run win. Dan Ranasinghe (56) and Josh Wright (33) were the main contributors to Great Preston's 198-9.

Heckmondwike & Carlinghow, who are currently propping up the Conference, received a welcome boost as they defeated Rodley by five wickets. Umar Qureshi was unbeaten on 50 when the Rodley total of 133 was passed.

Opener Rob Young (52) top scored for Rodley while Paul Cooper (4-24) and Riffat Kiani (3-34) proved to be the best of the Heckmondwike bowlers.

Gildersome & Farnley Hill secured their place in the second round with a 42-run win over Oulton. Gildersome's batsmen have been in good form this season and their total of 268 proved to be a winner. Rian Hoey (43) and Martin Morley (35) led the way against a bowling attack in which Francis Kinsella took 3-44.

Oulton's reply was led by Will Harrison (49), Kinsella (37) and Jonathan Henshaw (32) but Gavin Baulk (3-67) ensured Gildersome held on for the win.