|Whitley Hall and Golcar pull off fine victories
Posted: April 22, 2007
Whitley Hall and Golcar clinched places in Tuesday's second round Solly Sports Heavy Woollen Cup draw with fine wins over Bradford League opposition.
Whitley Hall, of the South Yorkshire League, defeated Hanging Heaton by 41 runs, while Golcar of the Huddersfield League had an even more emphatic 96-run success against east Bierley.
One of the key figures in Whitley Hall's win was former Hanging Heaton batsman Steve Bethel who top scored with 87 not out as his side made 269 for five. Steve's older brother Andy also weighed in with 80. Hanging Heaton were dismissed for 228 despite 59 from James Stansfield.
Golcar piled up an impressive 309 for three against East Bierley with Steve Whitwam hitting 86. Even a fine 118 from Toby Drummond couldn't save East Bierley who were dismissed for 213.
Golcar total was the fourth biggest of the day. Last season's beaten finalists Baildon made 312 for six with their teenage opener Jonathan Reynolds making 117 in a 99-run victory over Shelley.
New Farnley topped that with 305 of which Paul Petricola made 76 as they defeated Ossett by 209 runs. Petricola completed a fine individual display by taking five for 38.
But top score was Wickersley's 327 for eight as they defeated Buttershaw St Paul's by 105 runs
Methley's new opener John Proud made 115 as they defeated Scholes (CYL) by176 runs. Scholes were dismissed for 83 in reply to Methley's 259 for five.
National Village champions Houghton Main bowed out. They collapsed after a bright start to be dismissed for 166 and rivals Moorlands eased to a seven-wicket win with Saeed Bilal hitting 67not out.
The match between Wakefield City, who have never won in the competition, and Shelley ended in a tie. Shelley made 230 and Wakefield City matched the score for the loss of seven wickets.
Central Yorkshire League side Liversedge secured their second round place with a six-wicket win over Morley after Paul Hemming took four for 30 as the Bradford League side were dismissed for 172.
Wrenthorpe, the Central Yorkshire champions, recovered from an early wobble to defeat the 2002 winners Keighley by 75 runs, while one of the members of last season's title winning team emerged with the day's best bowling figures. Tosh Baker took six for 18 as Bradford League champions Woodlands crushed Spen Victoria by 199 runs.