CLECKHEATON collected their Bradford League First Division Championship Trophy before their scheduled game with Yeadon at Moorend but, while they did manage to fit in some play during breaks in the weather, the rain was the only winner as the season drifted to the ultimate anti-climax of a last-day washout in the First Division.
Thankfully, all the major outcomes had already been determined in both divisions and it just left Sunday’s, and tomorrow’s (Sat), fixtures to complete the season in Division Two and the final of the Black Sheep Yorkshire Champions Trophy at Hanging Heaton last Sunday.
In the second team Division Two competition Gomersal missed out on a last, mathematical, chance of promotion when their game at home to Great Horton was rained off and Pudsey St Lawrence managed two extra points from some, albeit brief, play against Bankfoot.
Hartshead Moor, at home to Bowling Old Lane, look like being the district’s top team in the first team competition in this division while Gomersal’s inconsistency leaves them in mid-table regardless of the result of tomorrow’s (Sat) game at Brighouse.
Third-bottom Spen Victoria are at Baildon in their last fixture of a disappointing season.
In the Black Sheep final Elsecar, captained by former Yorkshire player Ian Swallow, were comfortable eight-wicket winners over Cleckheaton’s semi-final victors York.