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Friday, January 1, 2016 16:17
LEAGUE CREST HEAVY WOOLLEN CUP SEMI-FINALS
Callum Geldart
Callum Geldart made a century for Pudsey Congs as they reached their first Heavy Woollen Cup final
Picture: © Mike Baker JCT600 Bradford League

 

The Solly Sports Crowther Cup final will be an all JCT600 Bradford League affair. Near neighbours Morley and New Farnley will meet at Methley on Monday, August 25.

Morley batsman Sam Medley played a superb innings of 171 which helped his side compile 342-6 at Hanging Heaton. Naved Siddique (77) and Richard Winn (45) also got in on the act as only Adeel Hafeez (4-44) emerged with decent figures.

Chasing such a big target was always going to be difficult and Hanging Heaton were bowled out for 189 with spinner Jack Murphy taking 3-52.

New Farnley cruised into the final with a nine-wicket win at Skelmanthorpe. Rishi Limbechaya took 4-28 and Will Swift 3-23 as they dismissed the home side for 135. New Farnley were carried to victory by Craig Russell who made an unbeaten 96

Pudsey Congs and Townville will meet in this season’s Solly Sports Heavy Woollen Cup final at Spen Victoria on Sunday, August 3.

Townville defeated their Central Yorkshire League rivals Methley by 80 runs while Pudsey Congs overcame Kirkburton by 207 runs.

For Townville, the current Central Yorkshire League champions it will be their second final in three seasons after losing to Wrenthorpe at Liversedge in 2012,

But for JCT600 Bradford League side Pudsey Congs it will be their first-ever appearance in a Solly Sports Heavy Woollen Cup final.

Townville made 237-9 against Methley with Connor Harvey making 55 and Matt Bremmer (36) while Marcus Walmsley (3-36) proved to be the most successful Methley bowler.

Methley’s reply was dominated by their skipper Chris Holliday. He made 91 as they were bowled out for 157 with Dean Woolsey taking 4-46.

Pudsey Congs have been reserving their best form for the competition. They made 352-8 as they overcame Huddersfield Leaguers Kirkburton who had seen off holders Hanging Heaton and Woodlands in the previous two rounds.

Callum Gedlart led the run spree with a sparkling inning of 110. He struck two sixes and ten fours and was joined in a first-wicket stand of 168 by Nick Lindley (69). Mubtada Akhtar (35) and Andrew Bairstow (33) added to the misery of the Kirkburton bowlers.

Iqbal Khan made 50 for Kirkburton but his colleagues faltered against the bowling of Mustafa Rafique (5-48) and Callum Geldart (3-33) as they were bowled out for 145.

Heavy Woollen Cup results Crowther Cup results
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