Fellows leads way as Hanging Heaton produce thrilling run chase at Farnley

Hanging Heatons Nick Connolly, in action at Moorlands last Sunday, made 46 in his sides win over New Farnley.
Hanging Heatons Nick Connolly, in action at Moorlands last Sunday, made 46 in his sides win over New Farnley.

Hanging Heaton are a third side who boast a 100 per cent record in the Allrounder Bradford Premier League after they produced a superb run chase to beat New Farnley last Saturday.

New Farnley opener Simon Lambert set the tone in a game which produced 629 runs.

Lambert hit his highest Bradford League score of 147 in an innings which included four sixes and 17 fours.

He was joined in an opening stand of 119 by Martin Andersson (37), while Dave Cummings made a useful 29 before Lee Goddard stepped up the tempo with a rapid 59 from 36 balls, including seven fours and three sixes.

All of the Heaton bowlers found the going tough, none more so than overseas player Muhammed Rameez in his first game of the season.

Last season’s league wicket taker finished with 1-105 from his 15 overs.

Hanging Heaton successfully chased down the huge total to win by four wickets with three balls to spare.

Captain Gary Fellows made a superb 110 in an innings laced with a six and 11 fours.

Fellows shared a 108-run opening wicket stand with Nick Connolly (43) who failed to make a half cenury for the first time in a league game this season.

Fellows was eventually bowled by Dave McCallum with Hanging Heaton still 85 runs short of their target, having made a 15th career century for the Bennett Lane club.

New signing Callum Geldart continued the visitors momentum with 68 from 54 balls including eights fours and two sixes before Ismail Dawood (27no) and James Keen (17no) steered them home with three balls to spare thanks to an unbroken 25-run partnership.

Heaton lie third in the table, a point behind Woodlands and two off Farsley, who they face in their next two league games.

Hanging Heaton will be flying the Bradford League flag in the Royal London ECB National Cup when they take on Cleethorpes in the second round on Sunday.

Cleethorpes had a cracking win over Chesterfield in the first round, while Heaton received a bye and the winners will host Sheffield Collegiate in the group semi-final.