Priestley Cup: Revenge is sweet for Hanging Heaton

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REVENGE was sweet for Hanging Heaton, who avenged last season’s Priestley Cup final defeat by sinking holders Lightcliffe at Bennett Lane.

Integral to their triumph was ex-Yorkshire player Ismail Dawood, who top-scored with fifty in the Tewits’ card of 214, with Jonathan Wilson’s side restricted to 195-6 in reply.

Wilson led from the front with 55, but to no avail with Heaton to visit Saltaire in round two on May 18.

Another side to bow out were Farsley (186-9), who lost out in a cracker with Pudsey St Lawrence (187-8).

Ex-Tykes opener Joe Sayers made his first ton for the Red Laners, scoring 100 not out in the hosts 186-9 – Chris Marsden taking 3-23.

In reply, Saints lost openers Mark Robertshaw and Adam Waite without scoring, but skipper James Smith (45) and Matthew Duce (31) steadied the ship before another rocky spell leave them in deep trouble at 128-8.

But a match-winning unbroken stand worth 59 between Jordan Thompson (31no) and Tom Hudson (19no) saw Saints home, despite the efforts of Ian Philliskirk. Saints visit New Farnley in the pick of the round two ties.

Another former Yorkshire man in Gavin Hamilton was in irresistible form for East Bierley (256-6), smashing a magnificent unbeaten 152 in their 138-run drubbing of Gomersal (118) – with spinner Kez Ahmed (7-33) sharing top billing.

Chris Brice bagged a typically tidy 4-15 as Woodlands (102-5) accounted for near-neighbours Spen Victoria (98), while Richard Whitehurst (47no) saw Cleckheaton (132-4) home against Brighouse (130), while James McNichol (42no) helped Morley (137-4) beat Yeadon (136).

Selected other round two ties: East Bierley v Idle, Windhill v Cleckheaton, Woodlands v Baildon, Pudsey Congs v Keighley, Undercliffe v Morley.

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