Bradford League title race heads for thrilling conclusion

Mark Gill made a splendid 111 not out as East Bierley earhed a crucial win in their fight for survival last week.
Mark Gill made a splendid 111 not out as East Bierley earhed a crucial win in their fight for survival last week.
0
Have your say

The JCT600 Bradford League Division One title race is heading for a thrilling finale with Cleckheaton and Woodlands very much in contention.

Woodlands head into the final three games of the season trailing long time leaders Pudsey St Lawrence by 10 points, with champions Cleckheaton a further five behind.

Lawrence face a tricky trip to Priestley Cup finalists Bradford & Bingley tomorrow, while Woodlands travel to an Undercliffe side still in need of points to ensure their survival.

Cleckheaton have tried to distance themselves from having a realistic chance of winning a third successive league title but last week’s impressive win over New Farnley keeps them in the hunt.

Cleckheaton welcome Hanging Heaton to Moorend tomorrow targeting an eighth win from their last nine matches to keep alive their hopes going into the final fortnight.

East Bierley hauled themselves 18 points clear of the relegation zone with a maximum points haul over Farsley last week, when Mark Gill made a splendid 111 not out.

Bierley travel to Lightcliffe knowing victory should be enough to preserve their top flight status for next season.

It is also set to be a pivotal double weekend in the Division Two promotion race.

Scholes are handily placed to make the step up in their first season as they are second, 24 points clear of Baildon with four matches remaining.

Scholes entertain Windhill tomorrow and then face a tricky trip to Bowling Old Lane on Sunday.

Scholes will have a keen eye on Baildon’s fixture against Spen Victoria tomorrow, while the Jenny Lane outfit travel to Hartshead Moor on Sunday.

There is a tasty derby tomorrow when Hartshead make the short trip to Gomersal, who follow up with a home game against Bankfoot.