BIG-HITTING Pritesh Lad blasted Buttershaw St Paul’s into the third round of the Priestley Shield with a stunning innings of 182 in their 119-run win over Sandal.

Lad struck 16 sixes and 14 fours as he made 152 of his runs from boundaries to help his side to a commanding total of 332.

Opener Andrew Pinfield (42) was the next highest scorer while Paul Booth (4-62) emerged from the onslaught with the best bowling figures.

Amjid Sadiq (64) and Colin Hale (50) made half-centuries as Sandal scored 213-8 in their reply.

Carlton’s Matthew Rowett was another century maker as he made 107 to steer his side to a nine-wicket win over Townville. Simon Parker (36) shared an opening stand of 154 with Rowett which took their side within two runs of Townville’s score of 156.

Ian Jones top scored with 56 for Townville while Will Hayton (4-35) and Michael Hodgkins (3-18) proved to be the most effective Carlton bowlers.

One player who came agonisingly close to a ton was Pudsey St Lawrence’s Josh Priestley. He had the misfortune to be dismissed on 99 as he played a key part in his side’s nail-biting one-wicket win over Cleckheaton.

Sam McEvoy chipped in with 40 but St Lawrence needed an unbeaten last-wicket stand of 36 between Adam Frost (39no) and Luke Storr to edge past Cleckheaton’s 228.

Richard Noble top scored with 74 for Cleckheaton while McEvoy (4-45) was the pick of the Saints attack.

Premier Division champions Woodlands were made to work hard for their four-wicket win at Altofts after the home side posted 241-6. Jordan Carter (70), Elliot Carter (48) and Louis Holt (46) all made useful runs.

Kieran Collins continued his good form for Woodlands with 83 and was supported by Tom Clee (49) as Woodlands claimed victory.

Hanging Heaton cruised into the last 16 with a 126-run win over Yeadon. Nick Bresnan (72) and Will Rich (55) helped Hanging Heaton to 227-9 despite the efforts of Ryan Mooney (4-37). Bresnan followed up with 3-35 as Yeadon were all out for 101.

Batley powered to a total of 336-6 as they defeated Jer Lane by 183 runs. They were given a perfect start as Imran Patel (81) and Kashif Talib (62) added 129 for the first wicket, before Tari Mehboob tore into the Jer Lane attack to score 97.

Jer Lane never threatened to challenge the Batley score as they were bowled out for 153 despite battling knocks from Abubakar Dawood (46) and Nasir Chowdrey (33). Said Talib finished with 4-33.

New Farnley bowled out Oulton for just 97 as they secured a comfortable eight-wicket win. Mark Lawson (4-32) and Andrew Langley (4-18) did the damage. Aidan Langley made 49 as New Farnley sealed victory.

Mustafa Bhatti produced an impressive all-round performance to inspire Wrenthorpe to a six-wicket triumph at Bankfoot. He took 5-18 as the home side were bowled out for 159 and struck 79 in the successful run chase.

Mark Ferguson was unbeaten on 43 as Pudsey Congs sealed their seven-wicket win at Liversedge. Alan Sumner (54) top scored in Liversedge’s 127.

Methley also won by seven wickets in their tie with Brighouse. Mohammad Ahmed’s 56 was the highlight of Brighouse’s disappointing 112 total. Dave Winter (47no) and Ben Waite (38) eased Methley to their target.

Rob Swift swooped to take 5-28 as Hartshead Moor dismissed Ossett for 100 on their way to a four-wicket win. Tom Hosley picked up 4-25 before Hartshead Moor secured their place in round three.

Rain meant that three matches had to be decided on a comparison of scores at the point where the match ended. This brought victories for Morley, Birstall and East Bierley.

Danny Harwood (59) hit his second half-century of the weekend as Great Preston made 169 from 48.1 overs. Alex Monaghan (3-37) and Matt Anderson (3-28) were Bierley’s best bowlers.

East Bierley had reached 161-6 in 29 overs to take the victory with Rob Barker scoring 41 and Liam Walsh (39).

After Morley had bowled out Lightcliffe for 104, rain intervened meaning Morley had only 28 overs in which time they made 93-5 to win on the comparison of scores.

Miraj Khan’s unbeaten 58 was the highlight of Birstall’s win over Undercliffe. They made 130-3 in 21.1 overs to take the victory.

The remaining two ties, Bradford & Bingley v Baildon and Keighley v Northowram Fields will be played next Sunday.