Records tumble at The Rumbolds as Sauer and Peters star in Crossbank victory

Record Breakers: Paul Sauer and Lee Peters produced a 199-run opening wicket stand for Crossbank Methodists.
Record Breakers: Paul Sauer and Lee Peters produced a 199-run opening wicket stand for Crossbank Methodists.

Crossbank Methodists celebrated their first win of the season in Bradford League Conference as they defeated Brook Walton on a record breaking afternoon at The Rumbolds.

Openers Paul Sauer and Lee Peters shared a club record stand of 199 runs.

Sauer led the way with an impressive 123, an innings containing six sixes and 17 fours, while Peters made a fine 90.

Imran Mayat (43) and Adam Holroyd (34no) added to Brook Walton’s suffering as Crossbank closed on 375-6 from their 50 overs.

This proved the highest total made by a Crossbank side in their history.

The strong Crossbank performance continued as Holroyd followed up by claiming 5-40, while Alex Drake picked up 4-30 as Brook Walton were bowled out for 77 and the home side completed a 298-run win.

Crossbank may still be bottom of the table but the result, and the performance, will lift the team’s spirits.

Heckmondwike & Carlinghow halted their recent slump with a 52-run win over Oulton.

Paul Copper made 55 and countered the threat of Jonathan Gardiner (6-46) and Ben Child (3-17) as he helped his side to 171.

Jonathan Henshaw (39) top scored in reply but Oulton were bowled out for 119 as Nazakat Hussain took 5-26 and Haseeb Hasmi (3-25).

Leaders East Ardsley were made to work hard for their ninth win of the season against Sandal.

East Ardsley claimed maximum batting points by posting 241-8, which included half centuries from Jake Allerton (71) and Tom Davids (53).

A century from Matthew Westwood saw Sandal make a spirited 230-9 in reply.

Azaad remain in second place after securing a 113-run win over Rodley.

Syed Bukhari (97) and Imran Mahboob (61) powered them to 274-8, with Ryan Callis taking 4-66 and Anthony Yelding (3-64) for Rodley.

Bailey Wilson (50) and Don McNamara (43) helped Rodley to 161 all out in reply as Tariq Mehmood took 3-23.

Wakefield St Michael’s are three points behind Azaad after a 74-run win over Gildersome.