Heavy Woollen Cup: Morley fall short at second hurdle

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MORLEY’S Cup hopes have been scuppered following a nine-run round-two reverse to 2011 Heavy Woollen Cup winners Shepley.

Opening, the Huddersfield-based outfit were restricted to 127, with Matthew West taking a tidy 4-22.

Dan Wood made 29 for Shepley.

Replying, Morley fell short at 118, with Wood sealing a good game with 3-22, well supported by Liam Wiles (3-19). Colin Nuthall hit 27 for the losers.

Shepley will host Moorlands or Townville – whose tie has been re-arranged for May 25 – in round three on June 8.

Methley’s home tie with last season’s beaten finalists New Farnley will be staged on May 25. The winners will visit Central Yorkshire League side Scholes.

The Cleckheaton-based side, going great guns in the league, accounted for Ossett by four wickets on Sunday.

Among the wickets were Joe Duffy (4-14), Zain Abbas (3-25) and Aleem Ladak (2-15), with Abbas then seeing Scholes home with a super 61 not out.

Also through into round three are Pudsey Congs (133-6), who held sway against Mirfield PC (127-3).

Congs’ main man with the bat was Gareth Phillips (32), with the efforts of Yasir Ali (46) and Mohammed Wadee (43no) in vain for Parish.

Congs face a trip west to Delph and Dobcross or Golcar in the next round.

A new date has still to be arranged for trophy holders Hanging Heaton, whose trip to Kirkburton fell victim to the weather on Sunday.

A big all-Bradford League quarter-final is a distinct possibility if Gary Fellows, above, and his side progress.

They will face either Woodlands or Slaithwaite if they get past Kirkburton.

Woodlands will host Slaithwaite on June 1, the same date as Golcar head to Delph.

Semi-finals day is July 11.

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