Hanging Heaton in coast mode for HW Cup

Hanging Heaton coasted into the second round of the Heavy Woollen Cup with a nine-wicket win over Spen Victoria at Bennett Lane.

Batting first the visitors made only 115, Chris Goodair taking 4-34, and Gary Fellows with 85 not out (from 116-1) led Heaton to victory.

Birstall are also through, seven-wicket winners at Skelmanthorpe while Mirfield Parish Cavaliers were 19-run winners over the Huddersfield side Scholes. Moorlands were 184-run winners over Slaithwaite at the Memorial Ground and  Woodlands were 129-run winners over Yeadon. South African Paul Sauer hit 86 in Crossbank Methodists’ six-wicket win over Raistrick.

Scholes followed up their opening day Championship One win at Gomersal with a confident 80-run win over Conference side Buttershaw St Paul’s, with overseas signing Akbar Badshah making a decisive 119 out of 250-7.

East Bierley were perhaps the unluckiest team. Despite a massive 426-8 they still went down by 29 runs. Last year’s finalists Hoyland-swaine posted an even more remarkable 455-8.

Gomersal lost by six wickets to Morley, unable to defend a modest 180. Graham Hilton (46) and Nick Whitehill (42) top scoring, with Morley’s Oliver Halliday (5-38) playing a key role for the visitors.

Ossett fell at the first hurdle when they were bowled out for just 98 by Whitley Hall and were beaten by nine wickets.

The other sides through to the second round, to be played on May 14, are holders New Farnley, Methley, Townville and Treeton.

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