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Bradford League: Farnley face testing run of three games

A BAROMETER of New Farnley’s early-season form will certainly arrive by the close of play on Bank Holiday Monday.

Important innings: Sam Cooper clips the ball to the boundary in his innings of 41 as Hall Park beat third-placed Collingham and Linton by 15 runs in the Aire-Wharfe League.

Saturday review: Harrogate are stumped by Mike Burdett

Doncaster Town have made an impressive start to life back in Yorkshire South Premier, opener James Stuart leading the way in their latest victory, scoring 98 as they set Whitley Hall a target of 264-7.

PULLING CLEAR: Jordan Laban (67) hits through mid-wicket  for Methley, although opponents Cleckheaton prevailed. Picture: Steve Riding

Weekend Review: All-round contribution from Jon Tattersall helps York destroy Harrogate

A sparkling, all-round contribution from Jonathan Tattersall saw York overcome Harrogate by 162 runs and maintain a powerful start to the defence of their Yorkshire Premier North title.

Farsley's Mark Harrison.

Bradford League: Resurgent Farsley set sights on silverware

PLAUDITS may have been bestowed upon Farsley for their renaissance in Bradford League fortunes over the past few years – but now is the time for some silverware to arrive at Red Lane.

Pudsey St Lawrence bowler, Chris Marsden. PIC: Steve Riding

Bradford League: New boys Methley in last-ball triumph

FARSLEY, NEW FARNLEY and Pudsey St Lawrence – three teams with high hopes of being in Bradford Premier League title contention in 2018 – all began with victories on a rain-hit opening weekend.

Gary Fellows lifts the Bradford League Premier Division championship trophy last season.

Bradford League: Champions Hanging Heaton targeting a year to remember

ANYONE seeking some early-season Bradford Premier League pointers could do worse than head down to Bennett Lane tomorrow.


Watch: Ground-breaking Bradford girls' cricket team star in new film to inspire next generation of players

Members of a Bradford girls' cricket team that has gone from barely being able to throw a ball four years ago to competing at Lords have starred in a new video that hopes to empower and inspire more girls to take up the sport.
Hanging Heaton celebrate winning the Yorkshire Premier League.

Hanging Heaton add gloss to super season with Premier title

A DREAM season just got a whole lot better for Hanging Heaton on a Super Sunday.

Champions: 'Beckwithshaw celebrate winning the league after beating North Leeds.''Picture: Steve Riding

Beckwithshaw clinch Aire-Wharfe title | Scholes clinch promotion | Champions Adel crash

Sam Moore hit three fours and four sixes in a rapid 46 and, with Mike Buller scoring 42, Beckwithshaw reached 227-9 on their way to clinching the Aire-Wharfe championship for the fifth time.

Gary Fellows

Heaton skipper Fellows looking forward to Scarborough return

Hanging Heaton will face York in the semi-finals of the Yorkshire Cricket Premier League Play-Offs at Scarborough tomorrow.

Irfan Amjad who scored 20  for Pudsey Congs looks to the sky but the ball was caught by Richard Atkins off the bowling of David McCallam.  New Farnley won by one run to relegate Pudsey Congs

Unbeaten Leaning helps York beat Driffield to clinch title

York defied the rain that threatened to ruin the final full programme of the season and with Jack Leaning hitting a sparkling unbeaten 70, they beat Driffield by eight wickets to clinch the North Yorkshire championship.

Champions: Hanging Heaton players with the Bradford League trophy.

Saturday review: Thornes and Hanging Heaton celebrate

A season-best 90 not out from Mathew Jordan steered Wakefield Thornes past Whitley Hall’s 223 total and clinched the Yorkshire South championship for the second year in a row.

In the runs: 'Nick Connolly on his way past 1,000 runs for Hanging Heaton.''Picture: Steve Riding

League cricket roundup: Nick Connolly passes 1,000-run milestone

The formidable Hanging Heaton opening pairing of Gary Fellows and Nick Connolly shared their sixth century stand of the season to put their side on the way to victory at Cleckheaton and one hand on the Bradford League title.

Grant Soames of Methley. PIC: Steve Riding

Bradford League: It’s now a two-horse race for the title concedes Woodlands’ Brian Pearson

WOODLANDS secretary Brian Pearson admits that the battle for ECB Bradford Premier League silverware is now a two-horse race.

New Farnley bowler Andrew Brewster against Woodlands

Fellows and Connolly train their sights on ailing Congs

HANGING HEATON’S top batting guns Gary Fellows and Nick Connolly turned on the style at the expense of lowly Pudsey Congs as the Tewits stayed ahead of the pack in the ECB Bradford Premier League.

Striking out: 'Woodlandsd opener Tim Walton scored 35 but his side lost to New Farnley to hit hopes of winning the Bradford League.''Picture: Steve Riding

Around the Yorkshire leagues: Beckwithshaw on course for the title

Beckwithshaw put one hand on the Aire-Wharfe championship trophy with a 109-run victory at Guiseley while their two closest rivals, Burley and Otley, crashed to defeat.

Joe Root

England v West Indies talking points: How will pink ball affect first Test

England will face West Indies in their first day-night Test in this country at Edgbaston on Thursday.

Match winner: Alex Lilley, left, after taking his fifth wicket and Bilton's final wicket to win the game fore league leaders Beckwithshaw.''Picture: Steve Riding

Saturday league cricket review: Milestones for Isanka and Morgan

Wakefield Thornes took a giant step towards retaining the Yorkshire South title with a crushing defeat of nearest rivals Sheffield Collegiate.

In the runs: Hanging Heaton's Callum Geldart.''Picture: Steve Riding

Dynamic duo take Hanging Heaton to the top

Callum Geldart and Muhammed Rameez starred as Hanging Heaton crushed Bradford Premiership leaders Farsley by 163 runs and took over top spot.

David Stiff: Claimed cheap wickets for Hanging Heaton.

Weekend Review: Pudsey Congs lifted in Bradford Premier survival bid | Stamford Bridge remain top of Yorkshire North | Wakefield Thornes dominant

stunning spells of bowling from Jonathan Donnelly and Josh Holling raised Pudsey Congs’ hopes they can escape the Bradford Premiership relegation zone.

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