Moorlands target first Heavy Woollen Cup success

MIRFIELD-based Moorlands are through to the semi-finals of the Heavy Woollen Cup for the first time.

They join another two Huddersfield League teams, along with last year’s runners-up New Farnley from the All Rounder Bradford Premier League.

A new name is destined to find its way on to the historic trophy as none of the four semi-finalists have previously won it.

Moorlands’ success was particularly impressive as Rotherham-based Treeton have a fine reputation.

Former Spen Victoria, Hanging Heaton and Gomersal man Steve Foster has a lot to do with that.

In Foster Treeton have one of the finest players ever to grace the league cricket scene.

The experienced batsman, who played second XI cricket for Yorkshire and also represented the England League Cricket side, is now 49 but he still had ‘enough in the tank’ to hit a top-scoring 34 against Moorlands at the Memorial Grounds.

It proved small consolation for his team, however, as they fell 112 runs short of a Moorlands total of 276-5 – boosted by 126 from Naveed Zamurad and 53 from Jared Maxwell.

New Farnley went through at the expense of Morley while in the second teams’ Crowther Cup it is an all Bradford League line-up in the last four with East Bierley, Hanging Heaton, Ossett and New Farnley all going through.

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