Cleckheaton and Woodlands stunned in HW Cup

Ossett v Hanging Heaton. Ossett batsman Joe Finnigan is clean bowled
Ossett v Hanging Heaton. Ossett batsman Joe Finnigan is clean bowled
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Cleckheaton and Woodlands bowed out of the Heavy Woollen Cup last Sunday, while Mirfield Parish Cavaliers defeated Methley on a day of first round shocks.

Cleckheaton’s defeat to Streethouse was the biggest surprise as the Pontefract League side sent the Bradford big guns crashing out.

Ian Wood’s 58 not out was the highlight of Cleckheaton’s 161 all out, before Liam Geddis steered Streethouse to a stunning four-wicket win with 58 not out.

Pieter Swanepoel (3-22) and Sarfraz Ahmed (3-30) helped Woodlands bowl Pudsey Congs out for 132 but it proved a winning score as the Bradford League champions were dismissed for 106 in reply, despite the efforts of Swanepoel (35) and Usman Salim (31).

Mirfield Parish Cavaliers successfully chased down Methley’s impressive total of 261, in which former Cleckheaton man Marcus Walmsley made 100.

Parish won by two wickets thanks to a superb 106 by Ibby Latif and 75 from David Whitelock.

Birstall overcame Golcar by 10 runs as Eric Austin (65) and Rob McFarlane (45) helped them to 198 before the home side were out for 188.

Hanging Heaton are safely through after Mark Lawson’s 6-22 helped dismiss Ossett for 100 before they completed a seven-wicket win.

Liversedge face a trip to Bennett Lane in the second round after beating Buttershaw St Pauls by 10 runs but there were defeats for Hartshead Moor, by just one-wicket to Barkisland, Spen Victoria, by eight wickets to Townville, and Gomersal, by 61 runs at Skelmanthorpe.