Cleckheaton prepared to face early leaders Congs

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east bierley v townville east bierlery yasir abbas

Cleckheaton are geared up to welcome early JCT600 Bradford League Division One leaders Pudsey Congs to Moorend tomorrow (start 1pm).

Congs have put the emphasis on youth this season, signing promising young opening batsman Callum Geldart from Undercliffe and wicketkeeper batsman Jack Seddon from Cleck’s neighbours Gomersal.

Congs have won their opening two games but tomorrow could have been a battle of the unbeaten sides had Cleckheaton not lost their last six wickets for 19 runs against Pudsey St Lawrence.

It is still early days but Cleck will be determined to bounce back from last week’s defeat to Lawrence, while there is a good chance for their batsmen to gain some form when they tackle second division Idle in the Priestley Cup on Sunday.

Champions Woodlands are one of just four sides in the top flight to have won both their games and they will be aiming for a hat-trick at Baildon tomorrow before making the short trip to Gomersal for a tasty cup derby on Sunday.

East Bierley have made a mixed start to the campaign, winning one and losing one of their opening league matches, while bowing out of the ECB National Cup at the hands of Townville last Sunday.

Bierley travel to unbeaten Pudsey St Lawrence tomorrow and they will have already put an emphasis on retaining the Priestley Cup and they have been handed a first round bye.

Hartshead Moor face a keen clash tomorrow when they travel to Farsley, who are one of only two unbeaten sides in Division Two after three matches.

Spen Victoria have won two of their opening three games and will fancy their chances of closing on the leading sides when they travel to bottom side Great Horton.

Spen, who have seen Tosh Baker in excellent form, will be aiming to spring a cup surprise on Sunday when they travel to Lightcliffe.