11:37am Thursday 20th June 2013
Bradley’s Alex Wilson broke his leg in the Division One basement battle at Thornton.
Chasing after a ball while fielding, he caught his studs in the ground and went over.
An ambulance took him to hospital and the league wishes him well in his recovery.
After an hour’s delay, the match continued as Bradley completed a comfortable four-wicket victory.
James Heseltine (4-32 off 17 overs) and Casper Bean (3-50) helped restrict the hosts to 124. Heseltine then made 27 to lead the visitors to the crucial three points, despite 4-57 by C Heald.
It proved to be a doubly successful weekend for Embsay who scored two victories by a one-wicket margin.
They beat Foulridge on Saturday as they chased down a score of 194, then defeated Thornton (176-8) on Sunday thanks to a six from the penultimate ball from Duncan Ward (71no) Leaders Oakworth lost their unbeaten record when they went down by 36 runs at home to champions Haworth.
The Bronte side, who have struggled to find the same consistency of last year, made 205-9 on the back of a solid 76 by opener Jamie Rowell, as Adam Smith took 3-34.
Oaks’ usually reliable top order, with the exception of Gareth Marshall (24), all failed as the hosts crashed to 59-7. Some tail-wagging by Steve Filkin (47), Jack Davison (25), Warren Knowles (16no) and Matt House (13) got them to 169 all out.
Ingrow St John’s went level on points with second-placed Cross-flatts after beating them by three wickets.
The visitors struggled to 180, with Qamar Ayub making 62 as Mo- hammed Ibrahim claimed 3-42.
Skipper Omar Khatab led the successful reply, with 91.
Division Two Leaders Riddlesden lost their unbeaten record when they lost by 48 runs to Pendle Forest.
Three teams are on 16 points in joint-second place – Cowling, Glusburn and Ingrow.
Graham Rishton (62) and Martyn Dalby (56) were the backbone of Cowling’s 188-9 at home to Wilsden. The Windy Grove side were then blown over for 114, with youngster Ben Whitfield making 45 as Charlie Hassan claimed 6-29 and Dalby (4-51).
Glusburn slipped up at bottom side Long Lee, going down by one wicket in a tense finish.
The Park Field side were restricted to 161-8, mainly by Matt Taylor (5-83) and Shabaz Ahmed (3-21). In a game of 40 overs per side, Mark Day (65) and Taylor (30) saw the Golden View outfit snatch the points with just two balls to spare.
Ingrow just got the better of Barrowford II at Hainworth, winning by 17 runs.
Sutton beat off the challenge of visitors Denholme by two wickets.
Neil Spencer (39) top-scored for Denholme as they were bowled out for 132, Justin Holdsworth (5-54) and R Walker (5-73) doing the damage.
Craig Thornton (42) then guided Sutton to victory, despite Joe Greenwood (4-25) impressing.
Cononley made a mammoth 304-5 in Division Three but still ended up on the losing side as Chatburn maintained their share of the leadership.
Andrew Starkey hit a fantastic 170no and put on 194 for the fourth wicket with Joel Grainger (63no).
However, Andy Booth (62), Mark Glover (61) and Mark Braithwaite (58) led the Ribble Valley side home by three wickets with five balls to spare.
The other joint leaders, Embsay II and Sandy Lane, met at Shires Lane, where the visitors cruised to victory.
Put into bat, Embsay collapsed to 86 all out as Luke Ellis took 6-43 and Steve Carass (4-36). After two early setbacks, A Sutcliffe (43no) and Mark Oldfield (32no) took the Greenwood Park side to an eight-wicket win.
Fourth-placed Wilsden II went down by six runs in a low-scoring game at Windy Grove.
Visitors Gargrave were restricted to 127 by M Kiyani (4-25), I Khan (3-49) and Robert Greenwood (3-51) but the home side stuttered to 121-9.
Skipton CI still have a six point lead at the top of Division Four after blasting a superb 304-4 at home to Airedale II before the visitors were dismissed for just 68.
Denholme II took over top spot in Division Five after defeating Sutton II by 119 runs at home. Ian Spencer top-scored for them with 28 as Danny Ridehalgh took 6-31 off seven overs. The visitors were shot out for 76, with Spencer taking 3-11.
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