Key clashes for quartet – Gomersal in Shield final

TOMORROW could prove a pivotal day for four Spen Valley teams in the Bradford League (1.30pm starts).

Division One leaders Woodlands visit second-bottom Baildon and will be aiming to extend their lead with a 14th win of the season.

Cleckheaton, who are 19 points off top spot, will be keen to seal victory at home to seventh-placed Bradford and Bingley.

James Lee impressed with a four wicket haul in last week’s win over Pudsey Congs.

Bottom-club Gomersal have to put their Heavy Woollen Cup disappointment behind them as they must take winning points in a key clash at third-bottom Manningham Mills .

Gomersal Seconds are in with a chance of silverware on Sunday as they take on Pudsey St Lawrence in the Priestley Shield final at Lighcliffe, 1pm.

In Division Two Hartshead Moor seek a victory at second-placed Lightclifffe to keep their promotion hopes alive. Moor earned an impressive 82 run victory over Bowling Old Lane last week to move to fifth and keep the pressure on the top four.

East Bierley will hope to bounce back from defeat when they entertain Hanging Heaton. Spen Victoria host Brighouse in Division Two.

In Central Yorkshire League Division One Liversedge will be seeking to restore confidence following a crucial defeat to rivals Batley when they travel to bottom club East Leeds.

Runaway Division Two leaders Scholes are at third-placed Altofts A.


Cleckheaton 1stXI v Bradford and Bingley, meet at Cleckheaton at noon: From J Wood, M Nicholson (wk), I Wood, I Nicholson, M Walmsley, Mark Cummings, Iain Wardlaw, J Lee, T Jackson, A Deegan, J Robinson. 2nd Team: TBA.