Cricket followers spoilt for choice as rivals clash

Local cricket followers will be spoilt for choice tomorrow when the JCT600 Bradford League’s top sides go head to head.

Top of the bill, arguably, sees current Division One leaders and the only top flight side to boast an unbeaten record after three games, Pudsey Congs, entertaining reigning champions Woodlands.

Congs would have been many people’s tips as outsiders for the title but they have laid down a marker by signing a crop of talented young players, including promising wicketkeeper batsman Jack Seddon from Gomersal.

Woodlands suffered a surprise first defeat at promoted Baildon last week and will be determined to bounce back.

Lightcliffe proved they are genuine contenders by beating Hanging Heaton even without county signings Oliver Hannon Dalby and Yorkshire’s Moin Ashraf last week and second East Bierley provide their test tomorrow.

Another tasty clash sees Cleckheaton — beaten by Pudsey rivals St Lawrence and Congs in successive weeks — aiming to get back on track when they make the short trip to Hanging Heaton.

There are also some tasty clashes in Division Two when Hartshead Moor will be aiming to become the first side to defeat Division Two high fliers New Farnley.

In-form Spen Victoria, led by Dan Shuffe and Tosh Baker, travel to Keighley, who have two wins and two defeats from their opening matches, while Gomersal will fancy their chances of climbing the second division table when they travel to lowly Idle.

Scholes are one of four Central Yorkshire League Division One sides level on 13 points after three matches and they entertain Wakefield Thornes A.

Liversedge are a point behind the four joint leaders and they travel to Wakefield St Michaels.