Bierley chase win to ease relegation fears

Tim Jackson has a chance to lift silverware in his first season as captain of Woodlands. Picture: Paul Butterfield.
Tim Jackson has a chance to lift silverware in his first season as captain of Woodlands. Picture: Paul Butterfield.

East Bierley will aim to bounce back from last week’s defeat and keep out of the All Rounder Bradford League Premier Division relegation zone.

Bierley are two places, but just seven points, outside the bottom two as they head to in-form Farsley on Saturday.

Lee Goddard guided Bierley to their 2012 Priestley Cup win but showed no mercy against his former club, smashing 151 not out to help New Farnley to an 81-run victory last Saturday.

Scholes are somewhat cast adrift at the foot of the table, 29 points behind Pudsey Congs, with Morley the other side below East Bierley.

Scholes face a tough trip to Pudsey St Lawrence, who they lost to by seven wickets in last Sunday’s Priestley Cup semi-final, and face a big task if they are to reverse that result.

Congs are five points behind Morley and a further two adrift of Bierley and they welcome Woodlands to the Britannia Ground.

Woodlands should have a renewed spring in their step following an excellent weekend.

Tim Jackson will lead his side out in the Priestley Cup final against St Lawrence at Spen Victoria next month, with the chance of lifting silverware in his first season as captain at Woodlands.

Cleckheaton are in mid-table but have the chance to close the gap on fourth placed New Farnley when they travel to Lawns Lane.

Liversedge will be aiming to dent Yeadon’s promotion hopes when they welcome the Championship A division’s second placed club to Roberttown Lane.

Championship B’s bottom club Hartshead Moor face a tough trip to high flying Wrenthorpe, who must keep winning to maintain their own promotion hopes.

Gomersal travel to Bankfoot, while Spen Victoria entertain Methley.