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Abu Dhabi date beckons for Saints and Thornes

PUDSEY ST Lawrence and Wakefield Thornes are Abu Dhabi-bound after both reigned supreme in their Yorkshire Premier League semi-finals against Great Ayton and Harrogate respectively.

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Slideshow: Pudsey St. Lawrence v Great Ayton

Enjoy a picture slideshow from Pudsey St. Lawrence v Great Ayton in the Yorkshire Premier League Play Off

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James Smith

One more win can take Saints on trip of lifetime

A DREAM TRIP to Abu Dhabi is something that is certainly floating the boat of all and sundry at Pudsey St Lawrence.

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Hanging Heaton's Nick Connolly.

Bradford League: Lawrence eye hat-trick after back-to-back titles

TITLE successes really do arrive like London buses sometimes.

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Wilf Wigglesworth. PIC: Barry Gill

Nidderdale League: Veteran opening bowler ‘masterminds’ victory over champions

In his 70th season of cricket, Wilf Wigglesworth took up the captaincy of the Burton Leonard first team on the final day of the 2016 season, masterminding a victory over champions Ouseburn.

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Beckwithshaw's Istikhar Hussain, left, got the wiciket of Kirkstall Educational opener Callum Oliver for 23, caught by Ben Quick. In the middle is Eugene Burzler who scored 109 not out.

Aire-Wharfe League: ’Shaw just one victory away from league title

Collingham are now all that stands in Beckwithshaw’s way from securing the Division One title after the league leaders defeated Kirkstall Educational.

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Slideshow: Beckwithshaw v Kirkstall Educational

Enjoy a picture slideshow from Beckwithshaw v Kirkstall Educational in the Aire Wharfe League.

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Beckwithshaw's Alex Lilly.

Aire-Wharfe: Beckwithshaw hold slender advantage after washout at weekend

A washout in the Airedale and Wharfedale League has left Beckwithshaw with a slim advantage with just one league game to go, writes James Field.

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Pudsey St Lawrence captain James Smith. PIC: Steve Riding

Bradford League: Fellows hoping players not the rain decide title

GARY FELLOWS may have achieved plenty of milestones already in a stellar league career to date, but his CV contains one glaring omission.

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Slideshow: Ackworth Hallam v Townville

Watch a picture slideshow from Ackworth Hallam v Townville in the Yorkshire Council Championship Final

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Farsley's Mark Harrison.

Cricket: Farsley’s fortunes a far cry from drop-fear year

IN COMPARISON to 12 months ago, the final day of the season will represent a pleasure and not a chore for Farsley.

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The covers came on for the abandoned Aire-Wharfe clash between Rawdon and North Leeds - a familiar sight last Saturday. PIC: Steve Riding

Aire-Wharfe League: Top two to lock horns in decisive showdown

Division One is set for a title showdown at the weekend as top two Beckwithshaw and Otley lock horns.

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Priestley Cup winners, Woodlands. PIC: Paul Butterfield

Priestley Cup final: Fitting trophy send-off for Woodlands favourite

AS signing off goes, Sarfraz Ahmed’s final game of an epic 16-year spell at Woodlands proved suitably fitting.

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Muhammed Shahnawaz, of Batley, is ready to pounce but Joseph Plater, of Hunslet Nelson,  makes his ground. PIC: Steve Riding

Bradford League: Rain-affected outcomes no distraction for St Lawrence

RAIN proved a bugbear for the second successive Saturday, although it did not stop Pudsey St Lawrence from extending their lead to four points at the ECB Bradford Premier League summit.

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Slideshow: Rawdon v North Leeds

Watch this picture slideshow from Rawdon v North Leeds in the Aire Wharfe League.

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Slideshow: Hunslet Nelson v Batley

Enjoy this picture slideshow from Hunslet Nelson v Batley in the Bradford League.

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Gary Fellows.

Bradford League: Title-chasers keeping eye on the ball not the table

THE top of the ECB Bradford Premier League may look wholly intriguing, but Hanging Heaton captain Gary Fellows certainly will not be caught looking at it.

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Slideshow: Cleckheaton v Hanging Heaton

Enjoy this cricket slideshow from Cleckheaton v Hanging Heaton in the Bradford League.

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Daniel Fitzpatrick took 3/3 for Barwick-in-Elmet (Photo: Caught Light Photography)

Wetherby League: Hillam and Monk Fryston bowled out for lowest score in Division One history

Hillam and Monk Fryston collapsed to the lowest score in Division One history and the third worst ever in the Wetherby League on Saturday.

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James Smith

It’s up to Heaton to hold nerve says Smith

IT is shaping up to be one of the most fascinating Bradford League title finishes in years –but Pudsey St Lawrence captain James Smith is sure of one thing.

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