Huddersfield Central: Cooper barrels beyond century to leave Woolley in tatters

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Paul Cooper bludgened 102 as Heckmondwike & Carlinghow made 233-7, writes Miles Thompson.

The hosts made light work of Woolley as they were toppled for 79 with extras gaining more runs than any of the batters. Carlinghow’s Javed Iqbal took 6-7.

Andrew Mitchell took 8-23 as Bradley & Colne beat Denby Grange. Crigglestone stay winless after they were beaten by Edgerton & Dalton B by 55 runs. Saeed Ashraf scored 83 for the winning side which set them on the way to 169-9.

Crigglestone posted 104 in a run chase which saw seven of their batters manage only 12 runs between them.

Netherton A beat Higham with Jake Oldroyd and Michael Townend both hitting unbeaten innings’ of 91 and 51 respectively to help make 211-5. Higham’s response of 134-6 leaves them bottom of Section A.

Mount B won their first game of the season at home to Horbury Bridge by 36 runs. The hosts made 139, with Derek Colquhoun getting 5-53 for Bridge. Neither side shone as Calder Grove A beat Bichencliffe B by 22 runs. David Adamson top scored with 31 for Grove before they were toppled for 131. Cliffe’s top scorer was Naveed Afzal (28).

Denby Grange B were outclassed by Leymoor B who made 295. Their mammoth total was shared across five batters gaining 35 or more, Luke Berry top scored with 71.

Anthony Dawber’s (44) was bowled by Ali Raza Mohammed who went on to claim 5-23. Grange were bowled out for 83. Anthony Dobson hit 53 as Netherton reached 121 to beat Calder Grove B by 2 runs. Despite Thomas Buxton’s 53 not out Grove’s run chase fell short with Anthony Banham earning 3-15.

Netheron A were knocked out of the cup as Crossbank Meths A won by 7 wickets. Netherton made 108 but James Abbott scored 2-9 off his eight overs.

Crossbank’s reply was swift as they won with 7 wickets in hand.

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