Cricket: Victory is sweet for ‘old boy’ Lawson

Mark Lawson
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new farnley secured their first top-flight success after claiming a sweet win over the side who beat them in last season’s Heavy Woollen Cup showpiece in Hanging Heaton.

The Division One victory was one to particularly savour for ex-Tykes spinner Mark Lawson (pictured), who moved to Farnley in the close season from the Tewits.

A second-wicket stand of 105 between Lee Goddard (72) and Scott Richardson (35) underpinned Farnley’s opening salvo of 201-6.

Replying, Gary Fellows’ side fell short at 166, despite the efforts of their skipper, who mustered 93, with David Cummings and David McCallum taking three wickets each.

Like Heaton, Yeadon (92) also slumped to their second seasonal league loss, losing by 50 runs to Bradford and Bingley (142).

This was despite the best efforts of Damon Gormley (4-22) who produced customary prowess with the ball, backed up by Michael Wagstaff (3-41)

Danny Squire took 5-30 to help Hartshead Moor bag their second successive Division Two victory in a four-wicket derby success at neighbours Brighouse.

Opening, the hosts were dismissed for 115, with Squire making hay, supported by Adil Ladak (3-17).

Moor then reached 116-6 in reply, with Fahad Ul-Haq (31) and Craig Field (30) producing solid knocks.

Moor are one of four sides with 100 per cent records, the others being Keighley, Undercliffe and Idle.

Gomersal’s low key start to the campaign continued with a 103-run loss to Baildon.

The Jenny Laners opened with 158-8 before their bowlers went to town in a fine display, skittling Gomersal for a derisory 55, with Waqas Mahmood (3-21 and 34) and Umar Abbas (3-8) in the money.

Nazaz Sardar (4-16) and Zeeshan Qasim (3-26) helped Undercliffe (93-5) see off Windhill (92-9).

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