KEIGHLEY Cricket Club bounced back from a wobbly start to their Bradford Premier League Division Two campaign in style on Saturday, winning by six wickets.

They were hosting strong-starting Buttershaw St Paul’s, and as usual, were able to count on reliable spinner Daanyaal Ahmed, whose 3-46 from 15 overs meant the visitors were only able to make 211-8.

That score should have been lower, only for Buttershaw’s ninth-wicket pair to add an unbeaten partnership of 67 at the end of their innings.

And that ragged ending to their bowling display seemed to affect the start of the Keighley reply, as they slid to 33-3.

But Johandre Barnard anchored the innings with 49 not out, allowing Amjid Hussain (62) and skipper Simon Bailey (69no) to go on the attack at the other end.

In the end, a tricky chase turned into a stroll, as Keighley won the match with more than seven overs to spare.

They now sit sixth in the table after four games, only 11 points off the summit.