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Updated: Monday, April 18, 2016 16:02


Five of the six All Rounder Cricket Bradford Premier League sides in action in the first round of the Solly Sports Heavy Woollen Cup recorded victories.

Morley, Methley, New Farnley, Townville and Wrenthorpe all secured their places in the second round which is due to be played on May 8. The only casualties were Spen Victoria who lost to Townville on a day when only six of the 15 ties were played.

Methley's new signings Hamid Khan from Undercliffe and spinner Grant Soames (Woodlands) played key roles in the 104-run win over Huddersfield League side Slaithwaite.

Khan made 46 and was well supported by Luke Bullingham (39) and Alex Blakey (32) as Methley made 221 all out despite the efforts of Harrison Quarmby (3-39) and David Hales (3-29), Slaithwaite were dismissed for 117 with off spinner Soames taking 4-13 and Joshua Sullivan (4-28).

New Farnley saw off Yorkshire League South new boys Wakefield Thornes by 76 runs. Former Yorkshire and Northamptonshire player James Middlebrook made 55 and ex-Derbyshire and Durham wicketkeeper Lee Goddard (53) in a New Farnley total of 238-5. Akila Asanka picked up 3-46 for Thornes.

Thornes mads 162 in reply with Faisal Irfan (49) and Isanka (39) proving to be their main contributors. Mark Lawson was the best of the New Farnley bowlers with 3-25.

Wrenthorpe, five times winners in the past ten seasons defeated Cawthorne by 67 runs. Skipper Skipper Andrew Bourke (40) and junior Sam Wigglesworth guided their side to 214-9 before Jordan Sleightholme (3-32) and Jonathan Rudge (3-38) helped dismiss Cawthorne for 147.

Huddersfield Leaguers Skelmanthorpe lost their last seven wickets for just six runs as Premier Division new boys Morley recorded a 101-run win. Overseas player Kashif Naveed took 4-1 as Skelmanthorpe plunged from 59-3 to 65 all out in reply to Morley's 166.

Experience batsman Colin Nuthall's patient 59 and 43 from Naveed helped Morley recover from 8-3 to post a match-winning total.

Jack Hughes got his season off to a fine start by making 84 as Townville brushed aside their Championship B rivals Spen Victoria by 124 runs in the day's only all Bradford Premier League tie.

Thanks to Hughes, Townville made 209 against a Spen Victoria attack whose most-successful bowler was young spinner Alex Leadbeater (4-69). Spen's batting crumbled in reply and they werte all out with youngster Jack Hebden taking 3-22).

The only other tie to survive the weather saw Huddersfield League champions Scholes score a mammoth 224-run win over Barkisland. Tom Brook hammered the day's only century by making 115 in his tean's total of 274-9. Tom Chadwick (50) and James Noble (39) chipped in with good contributions. Barkisland could only muster 50 in reply as Louis Brook (4-15) and Joshua Brook (3-10) struck for Scholes.

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