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Hanging Heaton add gloss to super season with Premier title

A DREAM season just got a whole lot better for Hanging Heaton on a Super Sunday.

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Scholes' 'Yassir Ali celebrates after getting the important wicket of Wrenthorpe opener Jordan Sleightholme for 22. PIC: Steve Riding

Bradford League: Promoted Scholes see off Wrens to net first division title

Scholes claimed the Championship One title trophy on Saturday after defeating hosts Wrenthorpe by three wickets.

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Aire-Wharfe League Division 1 champions Beckwithshaw. PIC: Steve Riding

Aire-Wharfe League: ’Shaw skipper Lilley is given ‘perfect send-off’

Beckwithshaw skipper Alex Lilley has said winning the league and cup double is the perfect way to bid farewell to his home club – for the time being.

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Ouseburn are in pole position in the race for the Division One title. Picture: Caught Light Photography

Thrilling battle for Theakston Nidderdale championship to be decided on final day

Saturday afternoon will see what has been a thrilling tussle for the Theaskton Nidderdale League championship draw to a conclusion.

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Gary Fellows

Heaton skipper Fellows looking forward to Scarborough return

Hanging Heaton will face York in the semi-finals of the Yorkshire Cricket Premier League Play-Offs at Scarborough tomorrow.

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Pudsey Congs players leave the field after the New Farnley innings 'condemned them to relegation (Picture: Steve Riding)

Bradford League: Pudsey Congs protest after fate is sealed by one single run

PUDSEY CONGS chairman Ralph Middlebrook has revealed that the club have written to the ECB Bradford League for clarification as to whether all top-flight clubs successfully fulfil all top-flight criteria requirements – following Congs’ relegation at the weekend.

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Otley captain Ben Morley hasn't given up on the title just yet.

Aire-Wharfe League: Otley title hopes are hanging by a thread after weekend wash-out

captain Ben Morley says his Otley side have not abandoned hope of pipping Beckwithshaw to the 2017 Aire Wharfe League title despite seeing the rain wash their destiny out of their hands.

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James Smith

Saints captain Smith aims to bow out on a high note

JAMES SMITH has announced that he will be stepping down as Pudsey St Lawrence captain at the end of this season – and is aiming to sign off with another trophy this Sunday.

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Cleckheaton's John Wood.

Bradford League: Cleck’ sting Bees to boost top-flight bid for survival

CLECKHEATON BOOSTED their ECB Premier League survival hopes with a key seven-wicket victory over Bradford & Bingley.

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Bradford Premier League 2017 champions, Hanging Heaton. PIC: Paul Butterfield

Bradford League: Title win puts Hanging Heaton back ‘on the map’

FOR HANGING HEATON, top-flight glory had been a fair while between drinks.

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Guiseley's Tom Pratt celebrates the wicket of Red Bolton, of Burley, with team-mates. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Aire-Wharfe League: Otley make the most of ’Shaw’s points punishment

SKIPPER Ben Morley says there will be no sour taste should his Otley side pip points-docked Beckwithshaw to the Aire Wharfe League crown.

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Hanging Heaton's Nick Connolly passed the 1,000 runs barriers last weekend. PIC: Steve Riding

Bradford League: Heaton captain Fellows hanging back with title celebrations

THE END to Hanging Heaton’s epic wait may be in sight, but you won’t catch Gary Fellows getting carried away.

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Priestley Cup winners, New Farnley. PIC: Ray Spencer

Bradford League: New Farnley eye future title after Priestley Cup win

new boys New Farnley have set their sights on becoming Bradford League champions after winning the prestigious Priestley Cup in only their fifth year in the Bradford League.

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Istikhar Hussain took five wickets for Follifoot against Ben Rhydding. PIC: Steve Riding

Aire-Wharfe League: Title race reopened by points deduction

The division one title race is back on despite Beckwithshaw’s comprehensive win over Burley on Saturday after the leaders were given a 20-point deduction for repeated disciplinary issues.

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Grant Soames of Methley. PIC: Steve Riding

Bradford League: It’s now a two-horse race for the title concedes Woodlands’ Brian Pearson

WOODLANDS secretary Brian Pearson admits that the battle for ECB Bradford Premier League silverware is now a two-horse race.

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New Farnley bowler Andrew Brewster against Woodlands

Fellows and Connolly train their sights on ailing Congs

HANGING HEATON’S top batting guns Gary Fellows and Nick Connolly turned on the style at the expense of lowly Pudsey Congs as the Tewits stayed ahead of the pack in the ECB Bradford Premier League.

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Woodlands' Heavy Woollen Challenge Cup winners 2017

‘Rudderless’ Woodlands repeat cup final triumph

THE sense of déjà vu was unmistakable for Woodlands on Sunday.

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Adel batsman Andy Laws who hit 89 including 10 4's and a six as Adel beat Calverley by 37 runs to go 51 points above third with four games to play - and needing only one win to secure promotion. PIC: Steve Riding

Aire-Wharfe League: Collingham accept the drop with no regrets after doing ‘things the right way’

Collingham will continue to ‘do things the right way’ despite their likely relegation from the top tier of Aire Wharfe cricket, says their captain Stephen James.

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MAY 1996: 'Gildersome batter Ian Webster in Yorkshire League Division 1 action against Altofts. PIC: Steve Riding

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Ralph Middlebrook.

Pudsey Congs plotting another big upset at league leaders Hanging Heaton

CHAIRMAN Ralph Middlebrook hopes Pudsey Congs can record a second shock in successive weeks at Bradford League top-flight leaders Hanging Heaton tomorrow.

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