East Bierley plot to dent Woodlands’ title dreams

Liversedge v Hopton Mills Central Yorkshire League Division1 sat 27th july 2013'Matthew Gibson hits a four for Liversedge
Liversedge v Hopton Mills Central Yorkshire League Division1 sat 27th july 2013'Matthew Gibson hits a four for Liversedge
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East Bierley will aim to further dent Woodlands’ hopes of retaining the JCT600 Bradford League Division One title when the sides clash tomorrow.

Bierley go into the game on the back of a terrific 173-run win at Saltaire last Saturday, while Woodlands are aiming to close the 28-point gap on leaders Cleckheaton.

Tabbi Bhatti cracked a marvellous 123, while Andrew Rennison struck an 18-ball half-century on his way to 65 not out, as Bierley hit 333 at troubled Saltaire.

The Woodlands bowling attack is sure to provide a much sterner test for Bierley and the champions can not afford any more slip ups if they are to maintain their challenge.

Cleckheaton face a tricky game at home to in-form Morley, who have won their last six matches but they will be forced into at least one change, with Andrew Gale returning to the Yorkshire fold having made 66 in last week’s win over Manningham Mills.

Spen Victoria travel to Bankfoot aiming to get their promotion push back on track after last week’s defeat to New Farnley, followed by an unfortunate rain affected draw with leaders Farsley.

Spen will also look for a favour from neighbours Gomersal, who are at their promotion rivals Yeadon.

Hartshead Moor seek an eighth league win when they travel to Bowling Old Lane on the back of an eight-wicket win over Idle last Saturday.

The Central Yorkshire League Division One promotion race is set for a thrilling finale with the top four sides separated by just four points.

Liversedge and Scholes are level on 62 points, one behind leaders Hopton Mills.

Sedge, who defeated Hopton last week, will look to continue their good form away at Wakefield Thornes A, Scholes travel to fourth-placed Wakefield St Michael’s and the leaders entertain East Leeds.