WITH five weeks of the season to go, the top of Bradford Mutual Sunday School League Group A is still open as Apperley Bridge threw their hat in the ring for the title race.

They enjoyed a dramatic 81-run win against Bradford Gymkhana, bowling them out off the last ball of the innings.

Bridge won the toss and scored 216-8 in 40 overs, Tufail Ahmed scoring 63 off 51 balls, while Mohammed Tayyab (48) and Hassan Zeb (33no) also weighed in.

In reply Bradford Gymkhana were all out for 135 in 40 overs (S Bajaj 47) as Mohammed Asim Khan bowled a devastating spell of 10 maiden overs, taking one wicket.

Tariq Rashid took 3-27 but it was Shah Faisal (3-8) who took the crucial last wicket on the last ball.

Salem remain top after beating Bradford Moor by two wickets. Moor were bowled out for 120 but the target was revised after Moor had five penalty runs awarded against them.

Salem were struggling at 56-8 before Hafeez Rehman and skipper Amir steered them to victory as Salem scored 116-8.

Girlington-My Lahore beat Yorkshire Friends by 70 runs. Ten-man Girlington-My Lahore were bowled out for 235 off 38 overs. Sana Ullah (51), Manzar Naqvi (57) and Majid Zia (51) contributed with the bat, with Zeeshan Kazmi taking 4-39 for Friends.

In reply Friends were all out for 165 as Ahmed Azad took 4-40.

Hallfield beat Yorkshire LPS by 43 runs. Hallfield were all out for 186 (Ajmal Mehmood 40, Mubashir Ahmed 98), which proved enough as LPS were all out for 143 (Mukesh Patel 68).

Great Horton Church gained a winning draw against Omars after making 230-5 (Mohammed Bilal 51, Asad Abbas 53no). In reply Omar’s scored 165-9 off 40 overs with Gurjinder Singh scoring 41.

Northcliffe remain top of Group B after beating Girlington-My Lahore by one run in a thriller. Northcliffe were bowled out for 170 off 32.3 overs (Istiraj Khan 53, Syed Ahsan Ali Shah 47, Awais Ahmed 5-27) before Girlington-My Lahore were bowled out for an agonising 169 off 40.2 overs.

Bradford Indians remain second after beating Allerton by 43 runs. Indians were all out for 80 (Gaurav Kumar 40, Azhar Ali 4-24) but dismissed Allerton for just 37 after Kumar completed an all-round performance by taking 4-13.

Bowling Baptist stay third after beating Salem by one wicket. Salem were all out for 123 (Waseem Khan 43, Shazaid Yousuf 4-52) before Baptist edged home despite Yasir Khan taking 4-33 for Salem.

Great Horton Church made 182-9 against Cambing, with Zaheer Hussain unbeaten on 53, before rain ended the game with Cambing 96-6 after 26 overs.

Hallfield bowled Greenfield out for 70, Ausman Ali taking 3-18, before Hallfield reached their target with six wickets to spare, Amir Sultan unbeaten on 54.

In Group C Greenfield remain at the top of group despite losing to Bradford Gymkhana by 15 runs. Gymkhana were all out for 156 off 39 overs. Muhammad Zubair scoring 109. In reply Greenfield were bowled out for 141 off 30.2 overs.

TABS remain in 2nd place after gaining a losing draw against Bowling Baptist. Tabs won the toss and elected to field. Baptist scored 246-7 off 40 overs. Andrew George (52), Asib Gulzar (54) and Tariq Mahmood (61) contributing with the bat. In reply Tabs scored 150-8 off 40 overs to hold out for a draw with Abdullah (46) and Tahir Qazi (44) scoring the runs.

Bradford Phoenix beat Mandhata by 97 runs. Phoenix were bowled out for 184 off 39.1 overs. Rafaqat Ali (62) and Majid Ali (41) contributing with the bat. In reply Mandhata were all out for 87 off 25.3 overs.

Central YMCA beat West Bowling by 5 wickets. Bowling were out for 92 off 34.4 overs, Tahir Afzal scoring 64 and Ray Bredavs taking 5-16 for CYMCA. In reply CYMCA scored 93-5 off 40.4 overs with Kamran Azami scoring a steady 38.

Finally in Group C Yorkshire LPS beat Allerton by 1 wicket. Allerton were all out for 113 with Sarang Patel (4-29) and Viral Patel (4-17) sharing the wickets. In reply LPS scored 115-9 with Ahmed Rehman taking 7-24 for Allerton.