Posted: June 10, 2007
Holders Barnsley saw their hopes of a hat-trick of Heavy Woollen Cup triumphs shattered by a stunning Wrenthorpe performance today.
The Central Yorkshire League champions recovered from seven for two to post a staggering 328-2 with Gary Fellows (160no) and Eric Austin (124no) sharing an unbroken third-wicket stand of 321.
Fellows made his runs off 144 balls with one six and 25 fours, while Austin compiled his score in 157 balls with a six and 18 fours. Barnsley were dismissed for 171 despite 69 not out from Peter Hepworth and a breezy 49 from opener Simon Widdup. Off spinner David Paynter took five for 48 for Wrenthorpe.
One of the biggest shocks of the day saw JCT 600 Bradford League Champions Woodlands lose by nine wickets to Division Two side Undercliffe. Woodlands were bowled out for just 132 as Peter Oldham took three for 16.
Undercliffe reached their winning target in 32 overs with skipper Simon Kellett, the former Yorkshire opener, making 80 not out. Darren Blenkiron made 32 not out.
Another Bradford League Division Two side through to the quarter-finals are Esholt. They chased down a Golcar score of 259 to win by five wickets with ten overs to spare. Shahid Bashir was the Esholt hero taking five for 58 and following up with a knock of 59. Nadeem Hanif (56), Javed Bashir (45no) and Shahzaib Khan (31) also chipped in with good scores. The highlight for Golcar was a fine innings of 121 by their in-form batsman Steve Whitwam
Delph & Dobcross are also through to the last eight after crushing Wakefield St Michael's by nine wickets. Iqbal Zahoor made 70 not out to steer them home after the home side had been bowled out for 134. Nick Downward top scored with 40.
Townville eased past Rockingham by 63 runs. Tim Walton (49) and Nick Bresnan (29) were the main contributors to a score of 235. Rockingham were dismissed for 172 as Richard Atkinson took three for 40 and Danny Clifton (3-21).
Wickersley kept the South Yorkshire League flag flying with a comfortable 92 run win over New Farnley. Paul Lund hit 49 and Alex Hughes (42) in a total of 243. New Farnley were dismissed for 151 with Haidar Jahangir taking four for 30 and Shabir Hussain (3-35).
The earliest finish was at Gomersal where an under-strength home team were dismissed for just 54 as Idle claimed a ten-wicket win. Greg Colehan took five for 19 then Sri Lankan Loku Dilhara hit an unbeaten 41 to steer his side home.
The tightest finish was in another all Bradford League tie. This time it was at Yeadon where the home side lost by one wicket to Saltaire. Opener James Todd made 48 as Yeadon were restricted to 158-9 by tight Saltaire bowling spearheaded by Imran Arif (3-24).
Saltaire also struggled for runs when they batted but thanks to Wasim Munawar who made 48 against one of his old clubs, and young Awais Ejaz (27no), they squeezed home. Andrew Robertson (3-18) and Grant Soames (3-12) made sure Saltaire had to fight all the way for their win.
Today's results mean that the last eight contains four Bradford League clubs, two Central Yorkshire teams, one from the South Yorkshire League and one from the Huddersfield League. The draw for the fourth round will be made by the Management Committee at their meeting at Gomersal on Tuesday.