Narrow defeat for Todmorden

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Todmorden suffered a six-run defeat to Bacup in a 33 overs a-side Lancashire League match at Centre Vale yesterday.

Tod’s former player Adam Highley anchored Bacup’s innings, batting through for 57 not out as the visitors totalled 154 for four. He added 83 for the second wicket with Tim Farragher (47).

Elliott Gilford picked up a couple of late wickets.

Todmorden struggled to score off professional Haseeb Azam (two for 54 off 15) but Kristian Garland (38), stand-in pro Timm van der Gugten (19), Gilford (18) and Ben Sutcliffe (18) kept the home side in the hunt.

Skipper Andrew Sutcliffe spearheaded Tod’s late effort with 25 not out but, needing 25 from three overs, 18 from two and 13 off the last, the home side fell short.

Brighouse bowed out of the Bradford League’s Priestley Cup with a 50-run defeat away to fellow Division Two side Bowling Old Lane.

Brighouse were unable to contain Lane batsmen Ahsan Butt (60), Takir Khan (52) and Ayyuz Akram (49) who helped their side to 239 for eight off 40 overs.

Sohail Khan stroked 72 in reply but the visitors never really threatened to get close to the home total.

LANCASHIRE LEAGUE

Todmorden v Bacup

Bacup won by 6 runs

Todmorden 5 pts, Bacup 10 pts.

BACUP 154 for four

A Highley not out 57

MT Collinge lbw b Harlow 1

TM Farragher c A Sutcliffe b Hamsar Ali 47

Haseeb Azam c van der Gugten b Gilford 13

M Thompson st Pearson b Gilford 19

A Fielding not out 2

Extras 15

Bowling: Harlow 8 1 37 1, van der Gugten 12 0 49 0, A Sutcliffe 4 0 19 0, Hamsar Ali 6 0 25 1, Gilford 3 0 21 2

TODMORDEN 148 for eight

SD Newbitt b Warren 11

EC Gilford c Collinge b Haseeb Azam 18

BD Sutcliffe c Haseeb Azam b Ramshead 17

KM Garland c Farragher b Ramshead 38

T van der Gugten run out 19

BA Pearson c Collinge b Haseeb Azam 4

A Sutcliffe not out 25

F Priestley run out 3

M Harlow b Ramshead 0

G Foster not out 4

Extras 9

Bowling: H Azam 15 1 54 2, Warren 9 0 40 1, Thompson 2 0 18 0, Ramshead 7 0 32 3.

BRADFORD LEAGUE

Priestley Cup first round

Bowling Old Lane v Brighouse

Bowling Old Lane won by 50 runs.

BOWLING OLD LANE 239 for eight

T Khan lbw b Matharu 52

A Hussain c Khurshid b Van Ee 8

A Butt lbw b S Hussain 60

N Sardar lbw v Van Ee 7

A Akram b Matharu 49

A Alishan run out 2

M Bhatti c Matharu b Zahid 19

S Zaman c Z Hussain b Zahid 15

A Alishan not out 1

A Ijaz not out 3

Extras 23

Bowling: N Hussain 8 2 24 0, M Zahid 8 1 47 2, W Hussain 2 0 22 0, J Van Ee 8 1 37 2, P Girardi 1 0 16 0, S Matharu 5 0 53 2, S Hussain 8 1 32 1.

BRIGHOUSE 189 for six

Z Hussain lbw Butt 24

M Zahid b Ijaz 12

P Girardi b Zaman 1

S Hussain c Butt b Sardar 72

N Hussain c & b Butt 9

A Hussain c & b Alishan 0

W Hussain not out 21

M Khurshid not out 23

Extras 27

Bowling: N Sardar 8 0 30 1, S Zaman 8 2 18 1, A Ijaz 5 1 18 1, A Alishan 8 1 31 1, A Butt 6 0 24 2, A Akram 4 0 24 0, M Bhatti 1 0 5 0.

CENTRAL LANCASHIRE LEAGUE

Littleborough v Walsden

Walsden won by 5 wkts

Littleborough 162 for six (40 overs), Walsden 163 for five (37.5 overs).