Cleckheaton and East Bierley reach Priestley Cup semi-finals

CLECKHEATON and East Bierley progressed to the Priestley Cup semi-finals last Sunday.

Captain John Wood led the Moorenders to a thrilling 10-run victory over local rivals Woodlands.

Wood top scored with 90 in Cleckheaton’s 259-6 and he then claimed 4-35 as Bradford League Division One leaders Woodlands were restricted to 249-8.

East Bierley sent cup holders Bradford & Bingley crashing out as they recorded a 267-run victory at South View Road.

Captain Lee Goddard smashed a 38-ball century, while Gavin Hamilton (118) top scored as Bierley racked up a mammoth 408-6.

Goddard then claimed 4-10 as Bingley were bowled out for 141.

Pudsey St Lawrence beat Idle by 10 wickets, while Manningham Mills shocked Pudsey Congs with a 29-run victory to also reach the last four.

Cricket round-ups and scores in Friday’s Guardian.