Maximum win sees Scholes close gap on leaders

Neil Gill in action for East Bierley during their win over Pudsey Congs.
Neil Gill in action for East Bierley during their win over Pudsey Congs.

Scholes earned a maximum points win over Brighouse last Saturday as they closed the gap on Bradford League Division Two leaders Morley to 16 points.

Opener Kasir Maroof made a superb 116 and shared a second-wicket stand of 136 with overseas player Atif Zaidi (61) as Scholes made 266-5.

Maroof’s 119-ball innings contained 17 fours and a six to set Scholes on their way.

Left-arm spinner Danny Cross took his haul of wickets for the season to 31 with 5-55 as Brighouse were dismissed for 170.

Morley stay top, as they look to make a swift return to the first division, following a six-wicket win over Baildon.

Gomersal are third, 21 points behind Scholes with a game in hand, following a 120-run victory over Windhill.

Opener Graham Hilton made an impressive 122 from 119 balls, including 17 fours and two sixes, as he helped his side reach 288-6.

Hilton was joined in a second-wicket stand of 157 by New Zealander Ben Hyde (65).

Windhill lost early wickets in reply as James Russell claimed 5-39.

Mohammed Yasin made a battling 54 and Shoaib Iqbal (45)but Windhill were dismissed for 168.

Spen Victoria recorded a 130-run derby win over Hartshead Moor.

Oliver Davison (50) and Zarak Khan (40) were the key contributors to Spen’s 210, with Andrew Parratt (4-45) pick of the Hartshead bowlers.

Adal Islam and Abid Awan both took identical figures of 5-37 as Spen dismissed Hartshead for 80 and they are fifth in the table, 28 points behind Scholes with a game in hand.