Bierley focus on win treble at champions

Spen Victorias Liam Grant drives the ball during last Saturdays Bradford League game at Hopton Mills.
Spen Victorias Liam Grant drives the ball during last Saturdays Bradford League game at Hopton Mills.

East Bierley will target a third straight victory in the All Rounder Bradford Premier League on Saturday when they travel to reigning champions Pudsey St Lawrence.

Bierley went into the bank holiday weekend without a win but impressive derby victories over Scholes and Hanging Heaton has seen the South View Road side move out of the bottom two.

Captain Dan Shuffe led from the front with an unbeaten century in last Saturday’s win over Scholes and he will need his key players to be on top form at Pudsey.

Scholes bounced back from defeat to Bierley by producing, arguably, the shock of the season with a stunning win at high flying Cleckheaton on Monday.

Victory wasn’t enough to lift Scholes off the foot of the table but they are within striking distance of several teams just above them as they travel to Morley.

Cleckheaton remain second in the table despite Monday’s defeat and they make the short trip to Hanging Heaton for what should be a cracking contest.

Chris Holliday was in superb form last Saturday, making 151 not out in his side’s win over Woodlands.

The Oakenshaw side have started indifferently this season and bounced back from their derby defeat with victory over Morley on Monday.

Woodlands have now won three and lost three of their games to beat the weather and they look to put pressure on the teams above them with victory at Bradford & Bingley.

Liversedge become the latest team to try and inflict a first defeat of the season on Championship A leaders Batley.

Liversedge lie sixth in the table but will need their batsmen to be on top form against a Batley side who boast the best bowling attack in the division.

Gomersal and Hartshead Moor face new challenges on Saturday when they meet two former Central Yorkshire League big guns.

Gomersal lie third in the Bradford Premier League Championship B division and travel to Wrenthorpe seeking a fifth win of the season.

Hartshead have lost their opening six matches and face a huge test to get off the mark when they entertain a Townville side who are riding high at the top with six wins from six.

Spen Victoria will target a third win of the season when they travel to Bowling Old Lane, who are just two places above them.

Heckmondwike return to Conference action, having sat out last week, with a trip to bottom side East Leeds.