Heavy Woollen Cup: Fellows ensures big Cup win for Heaton

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GARY FELLOWS smashed eight sixes in an unbeaten 116 off 78 balls as Hanging Heaton beat Great Preston by 10 wickets in the Heavy Woollen Cup first round.

Fellows shared an unbroken 189-run stand in 23.4 overs with Nick Connnolly (65no) as Heaton overhauled Preston’s 186-8 that included 53 by Australian Matt King.

Cup holders Pudsey Congs trounced fellow Bradford League club Scholes by 368 runs.

Andrew Bairstow (87), Babar Butt (78), Callum Geldart (77), Nick Lindley (72) and Luke Holroyd (50) led the way as Congs piled up 447-6.

Scholes, who had a sickness bug sweeping their camp, replied with 79-6 from 24 overs before play was curtailed.

Jonathan Butterfield (95no) and Iqbal Khan (79no) shared an unbroken 186-run partnership as Kirkburton beat Liversedge by eight wickets.

Will Atkin (66no) and Paul Marlow (41) led Liversedge’s scoring.

Craig Woodhead (6-16) toppled Baildon for 109, replying to Gomersal’s 222 that included half centuries by Ben Hyde and Jack Seddon.

Huddersfield League champions Hoylandswaine beat five-times Heavy Woollen Cup winners Wrenthorpe in a rain-hit game.

Hoylandswaine won on a faster scoring rate by reaching 138-2 from 18 overs, replying to Wrenthorpe’s 200.

Amar Rashid - brother of Yorkshire star Adil – hammered an unbeaten 161 in Shepley’s 74-run win against Ossett

Alex Scholefield (4-29), Tim Seifert (39no) and Jamie Summerscales (38) led Barkisland to an eight-wicket victory against Golcar.

All-rounder Anurag Verma (35 and 3-23) and former Leicestershire county player Peter Hepworth (4-22) were the match-winners for last season’s beaten finalists Townville as they defeated Birstall by seven runs.