Scholes put unbeaten record on line at Spen

Hasnain Abbas scored 128 and claimed 3-31 when Scholes defeated Gomersal on April 25.

Hasnain Abbas scored 128 and claimed 3-31 when Scholes defeated Gomersal on April 25.

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Scholes will put their unbeaten JCT600 Bradford League Division Two record on the line when they travel to Spen Victoria tomorrow.

Scholes have dodged the rain in their last two outings to record victories and are the only side to have won all three matches.

James Stansfield’s men sit proudly at the top of Division Two and are already 24 points clear of Morley and a further two ahead of third placed Spen.

Stansfield has begun the season well, scoring 193 runs in the opening three matches, while all-rounder Hasnain Abbas made 128 and claimed 3-31 when the leaders defeated Gomersal by 111 runs on April 25.

Gomersal sit out tomorrow’s matches and will, frustratingly, be without cricket all weekend, while Hartshead Moor will look for better fortunes, having seen both their opening matches abandoned, when they entertain Bankfoot.

The top flight has also had a somewhat disjointed start with every side having had at least one of their opening three matches abandoned due to rain.

East Bierley moved up to third place in Division One with victory over Hanging Heaton last Saturday and they bid to avenge last Sunday’s Priestley Cup defeat to New Farnley when the sides meet again in the league tomorrow.

Some of the league’s biggest hitters will be on show when Woodlands travel to Hanging Heaton in what should be another intriguing clash between two of the fancied sides to challenge for honours this season.

Champions Cleckheaton have been frustrated so far, losing their opening match to Bradford and Bingley before seeing their next two games abandoned.

The Moorenders look to kick-start their campaign when they travel to Farsley.