Saints concede as rain intervenes
PRIESTLEY* CUP: The predicted match of the round between the top two in the Bradford Premier ended in anti-climax when Pudsey St Lawrence forfeited the game to cup holders New Farnley.
Lee Goddard (104) and Andrew Hodd (57) had been the main contributors to Farnley’s 226. Luke Jarvis then took 4-13 as Saints stumbled to 63-8 in 25 overs before conceding the match when rain intervened.
Hanging Heaton went through after winning a high scoring match at Methley, who set the pace through Adal Islam (78) and Jordan Laban (88no) with a target of 274-5.
Joe Fraser (48) and Callum Geldart (33) gave the visitors a solid platform and Ben KohlerCadmore (78no) and Ishmail Dawood (73no) saw the job through.
Alex Stead hit 122 and with half centuries from Jonathan Wilson and Suleman Khan, Lightcliffe set a formidable 314-4 target. East Bierley never got started and four wickets each from Chris Greenwood and Josh Wheatley saw them crash out for 94.
Gomersal will fly the Championship One flag in the next round after a convincing win over Batley. Richard Wear (111) and Jack Seddon (71) shared a century stand to build on Liam Thomas’s 60 as Gomersal set a tough 308-8 target.
Despite the efforts of Naveed Zamurad (73), Batley were dismissed for 197, Wear picking up 3-32.
James Wainman (52no) and Dan Hodgson (40no) steered Farsley past Scholes’s 106 in just 13 overs, while Woodland defended their 156 total, Muhammad Bilal (5-18) and Chris Brice (3-20) dismissing Cleckheaton for 92.
A 4-10 spell from Jack Hebden helped bowl out Hunslet Nelson for 80 and even though Townville slumped to 41-7, Harry Clewett (25no) and Alexander Page (11no) put them into the next round.