Woodlands aim to extend unbeaten start to season

Priestley Cup 1st round'Gomersal v East Bierley'Kez Ahmed - EB
Priestley Cup 1st round'Gomersal v East Bierley'Kez Ahmed - EB

Woodlands will be aiming to maintain their excellent start to the season with another league and cup double header over the weekend.

Pieter Swanepoel’s men are unbeaten in their opening four league matches — although that record includes a tie with champions Cleckheaton and last week’s abandoned game at Morley.

Woodlands have also made progress in both the Priestley and Heavy Woollen Cups.

They welcome Pudsey Congs to Oakenshaw in JCT600 Bradford League Division One tomorrow and are at home to Baildon in the Priestley Cup second round on Sunday.

Cleckheaton have a symmetrical record of a win, a loss, a tie and an abandoned game as they welcome New Farnley to Moorend tomorrow.

Farnley have already knocked Cleckheaton out of the Heavy Woollen Cup when former East Bierley man Lee Goddard made an impressive 96.

Cleckheaton will also fancy their chances of progressing to the Priestley Cup quarter-finals on Sunday when they travel to Windhill.

East Bierley overcame local rivals Gomersal in the Priestley Cup first round when Gavin Hamilton blazed 152 not out and Kez Ahmed claimed 7-33 and they too have a good chance of reaching the last eight when they host Idle on Sunday following their league trip to Bradford & Bingley.

Two of the three unbeaten sides in Division Two go head to head tomorrow with Hartshead Moor travel to Undercliffe knowing victory would send out a clear message of their promotion credentials.

Spen Victoria are away to the other unbeaten side, leaders Keighley, while Gomersal have the chance to move up the table when they entertain Bowling Old Lane, who are just a place below them.