Posted: May 15
East Bierley and Yeadon both sealed their places in the second round of the Solly Sports Heavy Woollen Cup in reduced overs contests on Thursday evening.
East Bierley won by eight wickets at Woodlands while Yeadon triumphed by 18 runs at Lascelles Hall.
Woodlands, who could only field nine men, batted first and recovered from losing two wickets in the first over to Chris Elstub (2-10) to post a score of 127-6.
Skipper Tim Orrell (40) and Nicky Rushworth (40) shared a third wicket stand of 100 after coming together when they side lost their first two wickets without a run on the board.
Orrell and Rushworth were playing well when left arm spinner Luke Jarvis (3-20) turned the game decisively in his side's favour.
East Bierley lost opener Toby Drimmond for one before skipper Gavin Hamilton set about the bowling. He smashed a six and eight fours as he made an unbeaten 67 which steered his side to an eight-wicket win and clinched a second round tie against Jer Lane who beat JCT 600 Bradford League Division Two side Idle in a bowl out.
Yeadon's overseas star Aamar Sajjad maintainrd his good form by blasting 92 as they compiled a score of 193-5 in 18 overs against Lascelles Hall. Opener Andrew Robinson (52) gave good support to Sajjad.
Lascelles Hall made a brave bid to go for the runs buy eventually finished on175-7 with Barbour hitting 82 and Frain 20.Yeadon now face another trip to Huddersfield to play Scholes on Sunday.
Whitley Hall's Chris Siddall was the first player to hit a century in this season's competition. He made 119 not out as his side built a score of 291-6 as they beat Undercliffe by 98 runs
Barkisland were the highest scorers of the round. They made 308-9 in their 153-run win over Kirkheaton. Paul Winrow (94) and Dave Robinson (75) led the run spree.
The wet weather aresulted in seven bowl outs and two tiw conceded JCT 600 Bradford League side Keighley were the beneficiaries of Wakefield City's decision to withdraw from the competition, while Shepley withdrew from their tie with Birstall.
In the bowl outs Esholt beat Liversedge 3-1. Clayton West defeated Meltham Shelley overcame Carlton 1-0, Brighouse beat Moorlands 2-1, Golcar overcame Bankfoot by a similar score and Hanging Heaton beat Wakefield Thornes 2-1. Jer Lane saw off Idle.