Feel good factor evident at thriving Cleckheaton

Cleckheaton bowler Iain Wardlaw has been impressing for Scotland.
Cleckheaton bowler Iain Wardlaw has been impressing for Scotland.
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The feel good factor around Moorend has again been in evidence this week as the thriving sports club continues to bask in glory.

Around 140 guests attended a celebratory luncheon at Cleckheaton Sports Club last Sunday to commemorate the cricket section’s first Bradford League Division One title success.

It was a fantastic family affair as the different sections of the club came together to celebrate the achievements of John Wood and his team.

There could be more silverware in its way to Moorend shortly as opening batsman Tim Jackson has been shortlisted to win the Bradford League’s players player of the season.

Cleckheaton cricket officials were also delighted to hear that opening bowler Iain Wardlaw has produced a couple of stand out displays for Scotland, who are playing Twenty20 World Cup qualifying warm-up matches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Wardlaw claimed 3-25 from four overs in Scotland’s seven wicket win over USA on Tuesday and followed it up by taking 1-17 in the nine-wicket win over Namibia on Wednesday.

The rugby section continue the feel good factor, as Cleckheaton are three points clear at the top of North One East.

The Moorenders will look to strengthen their grip tomorrow with their game in hand away to Wheatley Hills (ko 2.15pm).

Over 60 senior players will again turn out for the Moorenders’ four teams tomorrow — something the club pride themselves on — and the second string are benefiting from a thriving junior and youth section.

Ten of last week’s Kestrels side, who ran out 36-15 winners over Pocklington, were teenagers and junior product, hot prospect Jack Seddon bagged a second hat-trick of the season.