Bierley defeat Cleckheaton to reach Priestley Cup final

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EAST Bierley recorded a thrilling two-wicket win over Cleckheaton to book their place in the Priestley Cup final last Sunday.

Bierley successfully chased down Cleckheaton’s 228-7 and they will meet Pudsey St Lawrence in the final at Bradford & Bingley on Sunday August 28 after the Saints defeated Manningham Mills by 11 runs in the other semi.

Gomersal will play Pudsey St Lawrence in the final of the Priestley Shield at Lightcliffe on Sunday August 7.

Gomersal had a convincing 10 wicket win over Pudsey Congs in last Sunday’s semi-final, while Lawrence overcame holders Yeadon by one run.

Reports in Friday’s Guardian.