Bradford League: High-flying Hanging Heaton are ‘there to be shot at’ warns captain Fellows

Hanging Heaton captain, Gary Fellows. PIC: Steve Riding
Hanging Heaton captain, Gary Fellows. PIC: Steve Riding
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AFTER retaking the lead at the top of the ECB Bradford Premier League, Hanging Heaton acknowledge that they are now there to be shot at.

That is the message from captain Gary Fellows, whose side visit relegation-haunted Batley tomorrow.

The Tewits moved ten points clear last Saturday after usurping old leaders Farsley.

But with just 17 points separating Heaton, Farsley and third-placed Woodlands, Fellows admits there is no margin for error.

Fellows said: “Both of these teams will be thinking exactly what I would be thinking if we were in their position. That if we win the remainder of our games, then there’s every chance that whoever is at the top will make a mistake.

“I would rather be ten points in front than behind. But it is by no means done.”

Elsewhere, Farsley welcome Bradford & Bingley and Woodlands host Lightcliffe. New Farnley visit Townville.

At the bottom, points, as opposed to derby bragging rights, will be the main issue for Pudsey Congs, who host Pudsey St Lawrence, while Cleckheaton host Bradford & Bingley in a key clash.

Scholes host Wrenthorpe in the Championship 1 match of the day.

Big cup action on Sunday sees Hanging Heaton visit Liverpool and District League leaders Ormskirk in the quarter-finals of the Royal London Club Championship.

On Ormskirk, Fellows said: “I saw a little bit of their result against York. It looked like York at one point were cruising and then they lost three quick wickets. It is a trip to a place I have never been and a club I have never played against.

“I am kind of looking forward to that. It is good to play different oppositions from different leagues. Simon Kerrigan, who I know won’t be playing, has been playing for them in the league.

“And if they have beaten York, they will be a good cricketing side, no doubt about it. We will have to be on top of our game, but we will look to go there with confidence and enjoy the day.

“I am sure that there will probably be a few people from our club going over and we will make a day of it.”

Hartshead Moor take on Wakefield St Michael’s in the Jack Hampshire Cup final at Pudsey Congs.