Bullen and Farn­ley de­nied in thriller

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - CRICKET -

HEAVY WOOLLEN TRO­PHY: Hang­ing Heaton won a thrilling fi­nal, edg­ing out New Farn­ley by just two runs to pick up the first of what could be three tro­phies in as many weeks.

Hav­ing lost open­ing part­ner Gary Fel­lows with only 38 on the board, Nick Con­nolly dug deep, car­ry­ing his bat through­out the Heaton in­nings for a well-crafted 110.

He put on 93 for the sixth wicket with David Stiff (39) and with Aqsad Ali weigh­ing in with a use­ful 18, Heaton set a tar­get of 264-6.

That quickly looked a long way off when Tom Chip­pen­dale trapped Simon Lam­bert lbw with the first ball of the New Farn­ley in­nings, and then re­moved David Cum­mings in the sec­ond over.

Opener Steve Bullen and cap­tain Lee God­dard got the in­nings back on track un­til God­dard was run out for 23 and that be­came the pat­tern, with Bullen’s part­ners un­able to stick around for long.

But then he linked up with David McCal­lum (41) and hopes were raised as the pair put 73 for the eighth wicket.

Bullen went on to make an un­beaten 126 but Stiff’s tense fi­nal over man­aged to thwart his charge.

Next week Heaton face Wake­field Thornes in the fi­nal of the Black Sheep Tro­phy with the na­tional T20 fi­nals to come on 16 September.

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