Key weekend can see Scholes take top spot

East Bierley's James Ford in JCT600 Bradford League Division One action against Pudsey Congs last Saturday.
East Bierley's James Ford in JCT600 Bradford League Division One action against Pudsey Congs last Saturday.

Scholes will be aiming to regain top spot in JCT600 Bradford League Division Two in what is a key weekend in the promotion race.

Scholes reach their midway point in the season tomorrow when they travel to Yeadon looking to keep the pressure on leaders Morley.

James Stansfield’s men are currently second, 16 points behind Morley, who travel to second-bottom Keighley tomorrow.

Morley are without a game on Sunday, when Scholes entertain Bowling Old Lane and two victories could be enough to see the New Popplewell Lane side take over at the top.

Overseas player Atif Zaidi is playing a key role in the Scholes promotion push and leads the Division Two batting averages having scored 303 runs in just six innings, including 61 in last week’s victory over Brighouse.

Gomersal and Spen Victoria are very much in the promotion race at the midway point and both have a game in hand on the top two.

Gomersal are 21 points behind Scholes and they face two away games over the weeekend, at Bowling Old Lane tomorrow and Bankfoot on Sunday.

Spen meet the same two sides over the weekend, both at home, as they look to ignite their challenge.

Hartshead Moor sit out tomorrow’s matches and travel to Baildon on Sunday.

The Division One programme reached halfway last weekend, with Pudsey St Lawrence 25 points clear of second placed Woodlands.

Woodlands warm up for Sunday’s T20 finals day with a league trip to New Farnley looking to keep the pressure on St Lawrence, who entertain East Bierley.

Champions Cleckheaton will be aiming to avenge an opening day defeat to Bradford and Bingley when the Bees visit Moorend.