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Updated: Friday, January 1, 2016 17:13
LEAGUE CREST HEAVY WOOLLEN CUP REVIEW

 

 

Woodlands became the first side to reach this season's Solly Sports Heavy Woollen Cup semi-final when they defeated Central Yorkshire League side Wakefield Thornes by 66 runs.

Woodlands batted first and compiled a challenging total of 241-9 with Chris Brice making 58 and Logan Weston 49. Matthew Varley was the pick of the Thornes bowlers with 4-42.

Wakefield Thornes were bowled out for 175 with Matthew Jordan top scoring with 57. Once again skipper Pieter Swanepoel (4-44) was Woodlands' main wicket taker while young pace bowler Elliot Richardson took 3-37.

Holders Pudsey Congs, New Farnley and Gomersal all reached the last eight . Congs beat Hanging Heaton by 155 runs, New Farnley overcame Skelmanthorpe by 83 runs, and Division Two side Gomersal pulled off a thrilling three-run success over Delph & Dobcross.

Wicketkeeper Jack Seddon made an aggressive 111 and was supported by Jonathan Boynton (74) as Gomersal compiled a score of 289-7.

Delph's reply was dominated by Arron Lilley. He made a brilliant 157 but his side were dismissed for 286 as James Russell pickled up 4-47.

Congs continued their welcome habit of making big scores in the competition by piling up 344-3 at Hanging Heaton. Opener Nick Lindley set the tone with a fine innings of 115 not out. Skipper Gareth Phillips (75) and Callum Geldart (64) piled on the runs.

Hanging Heaton, the 2013 winners, were never able to get to grips with the required run rate, Ismail Dawood (44) was their top scorer as they were bowled out for 189. Off spinner Kez Ahmed took 4-33.

New Farnley, beaten finalists in 2013, had sp[inner Dave McCallum (5-31) and Mark Lawson (3-26) to thank for their victory over Skelmanthorpe.

Their efforts ensure that Skelmanthorpe were bowled out for 129 in reply to their score of 192-9. Qasim Khan (40) and Tom Suggitt (33) were their top scorers.


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