Cooper shines in newcomers’ bright start

Paul Cooper claimed 6-21.
Paul Cooper claimed 6-21.

Heckmondwike and Carlinghow are enjoying life in their new surroundings of the Bradford League having won their opening two matches.

Last season’s Huddersfield Central League Premier champions have been placed in the Conference section following their winter switch and have made a terrific start.

Having beaten Adwalton in their opening match, Heckmondwike overcame Oulton by 51 runs last week.

Khurram Shehzad (46) top scored as Heckmondwike were bowled out for 106 before Paul Cooper returned excellent figures of 6-21 from 11 overs as Oulton were dismissed for 55.

Heckmondwike seek a third straight win at home to Great Preston on Saturday.