Connolly maintains fine form in Heaton cup victory

Nick Connolly made 91 in Hanging Heaton's Priestley Cup win over Townville.
Nick Connolly made 91 in Hanging Heaton's Priestley Cup win over Townville.
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Hanging Heaton secured a 22-run win over Townville to reach the Priestley Cup second round last Sunday.

Opener Nick Connolly followed up his century against Lightcliffe on Saturday with 91.

He was joined in a second-wicket stand of 106 by Richard Foster, who hit a second half century in as many days and ended with 51, which helped their side to 266.

Callum Geldart chipped in with 33 against a bowling attack in which spinner Jack Hughes (4-36) and Connor Harvey (3-34) were the most successful.

Jonathan Booth (74) and Kris Ward (40) produced a 97-run partnership for the first wicket.

Hughes continued the fight before falling to the spin of Connolly for 53.

David Stiff (4-31) and Tom Chippendale (3-51) ensured Townville were bowled out for 244.

New Farnley required just 29 overs to chase down Baildon’s total of 228-7 as opener Martin Anderson struck a sensational 107, which included two two sixes and 17 fours.

Wrenthorpe caused the biggest upset of the first round as they defeated Premier Division side Pudsey Congs by 75 runs.

Luke Patel hit 91 and Sam Wigglesworth 89 as Wrenthorpe posted 287-7.

Patel and Matt Holstein then claimed three wickets apiece as Congs were dismissed for 211.

Yedaon dismissed Bankfoot for 68 and eased into the second round with an eight-wicket win.