Posted: May 20, 2008
Action from Esholt v Barnsley (Picture by Ben Lister)
Barnsley, winners in 2006 and 2007, clinched their third round place with a 16-run win over Esholt in a 20-overs a side contest.
Barnsley made 141-8 despite Paul Cummins taking three for 19 and skipper Richard Whitehurst (3-13). Simon Widdup top scored with 38.
Esholt found the target too demanding and finished on 125-9. Left hander Mark Cummins made 47not out and David Dawson hit 30. Veteran Mark Beardshall was the best of the Barnsley bowlers with 3-16.
Holders Wrenthorpe went on a run spree as they overpowered Brighouse by 280 runs in the second round of the Solly Sports Heavy Woollen Cup
Their new signing John Inglis made a stunning 220 not out while former Yorkshire all-rounder Gary Fellows made 105 as Wrenthorpe piled up 396-3 before dismissing Brighouse for 116. Faisal Butt was their top scorer with 65.
The performance of Inglis was eclipsed by Yeadon's overseas player Aamir Sajjad. He blasted a magnificent 224not out as his side made 358-7 against Scholes (CYL). Sajjad followed up by taking four for 16 as he and Shahzada Khan (5-42) bowled out Scholes for 186 tp secure a 172-run win.
East Bierley followed up their record-breaking 459-3 in the JCT 600 Bradford League's Priestley Cup competition last week by making 351-9 as they brushed aside Jer Lane by 217 runs. Opener Gharib Razak made 143 and Scott Douglas (84) while Michael Hustler took five for 85 for Jer Lane. The home side were dismissed for 134 as Chris Brook, promoted to the first team, took six for 33.
Another side to top the 300 run mark were Mirfield PC. They hit 313-3 as they beat newcomers Darfield by 60 runs. Alex Scholfield made an unbeaten 125 and Iqbal Khan (76). Darfield made a highly-creditable 253 in response.
Central Yorkshire League champions Townville eased into the the third round. They dismissed another of the competition new boys, Ackworth, for 107 on their way to an eight-wicket win. Peter Hepworth hit 52 for Townville.
Birstall continued their good early season form with a six-wicket win over New Farnley who made 192 batting first with Will Smith hitting 84. Birstall eased home with former Indian Test player Vickram Rathore making 90 not out.
Spen Victoria's 16-year-old opening bowler Robert Warriner took five for 26 as they defeated Rockingham by four wickets. The South Yorkshire side were dismissed for 142 and Spen eased home with Jack Holland making 38 not out.
Former East Bierley opener Jon Proud hit 74 as Methley pulled off a comfortable 81-run win over Baildon Methley made 230-6 before dismissing Baildon for 149. Ahsan Butt top scored for the losers with 55.
The gentle medium pace of Chris Schofield earned Hanging Heaton a seven-wicket victory over fellow Bradford League side Manningham Mills. Mills were dismissed for 98 as Schofield took six for 12. Haroon rashid, elder brother of Yorkshire's Adil, was unbeaten on 49 when victory was achieved.
South Yorkshire Leaguers Whitley Hall overcame Keighley by 15 runs in a close contest. Whitley Hall defended their total of 194 despite the brave efforts of Keighley skipper Steve Reape (62)
More action from Esholt v Barnsley (Picture by Ben Lister)