THE All Rounder Bradford Premier League Championship One promotion race has been blasted wide open.

Just 13 points cover the top six teams after the leading trio of teams were all beaten.

Keighley went down by seven wickets against Batley, Baildon suffered a 73-run defeat against Gomersal and East Bierley suffered an eight-wicket loss against Bankfoot.

Morley made the most of the slip-ups to go second – one point behind Keighley – after a three-wicket win at Pudsey Congs, while Batley and Bankfoot are now fifth and sixth, 11 and 13 points respectively off top spot.

Unbeaten half-centuries from Sami Ullah (54 not out) and Faisal Javed (53no) enabled Batley to overhaul Keighley’s modest score of 150. Jonathan Wilkinson (42) and Max Davidson (37) were the only batsmen to make an impression as the leaders struggled against a bowling attack in which Tariq Hussain took 4-41.

Baildon’s batsmen also struggled as Gomersal skipper Richard Wear (6-39) and spinner Chris Rhodes (4-19) bowled them out for 108.

Gomersal, who elected to bat first, were indebted to Callum Flynn (73) for guiding them to a total of 181. Australian Blair Oakley impressed again for Baildon with 5-28 while veteran spinner Mushtaq Ahmed moved on to 999 Bradford League wickets with 3-33.

Skipper James Lee produced another outstanding all-round performance as Bankfoot proved too good for East Bierley.

Lee took 4-39 as he and former East Bierley spinner Andrew Stothart (3-50) helped bowl out the home side for 208 at South View Road. Tahseen Suleman (37), Tawkal Zadran (34) and Ompal Boken (33) were the main contributors.

Lee followed up his bowling efforts with a knock of 71 which was backed up by Hisan Ahmad (63no) and Hamzah Iqbal (36).

Reggie Thomas (68) made his highest score of the season as Morley chased down a Pudsey Congs score of 166 with 4.4 overs to spare.

The win was set up by Sri Lankan spinner Akash Senarathne who took 5-45. Vikram Sharma (32) top scored for Congs while their best bowler was Yasir Ali (3-50).

Yorkshire all-rounder Tim Bresnan made a winning debut with Hartshead Moor as they defeated Wakefield St Michael’s by 35 runs.

Bresnan made 22 with the bat before picking up 3-41 as Hartshead Moor bowled out St Michael’s for 148 to seal their victory. Former Yorkshire seamer Iain Wardlaw shared the new ball and took 3-22.

Mitchel Forsyth battled hard to hold the St Michael’s innings together and made 80 before being bowled by Bresnan.

Mohammad Khan (66) helped Hartshead Moor to make 183 when they batted first. Imran Mahboob included the wicket of Bresnan in his haul of 4-18.

Hammad Khan (5-37) and Josh Fell (4-52) bowled out Ossett for 97 as bottom team Scholes finally celebrated their first win of the season by 81 runs.

Neil Kellett (54) top scored as Scholes made 178-9 on their way to a victory that takes them to within five points of both Wakefield St Michael’s and Ossett.