Heavy Woollen Cup: Heaton hitter Geldart helps dump holders out of cup

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HOLDERS WOODLANDS were knocked out of the Heavy Woollen Cup after being on the receiving end of an inspired performance from Callum Geldart who led Hanging Heaton to a 74-run success.

Geldart struck a quite outstanding 163 in the Tewits’ bumper 345-6, sharing in century stands with Ben Kohler-Cadmore (60) and David Stiff (65no).

Replying, Woodlands produced a determined response, but fell short at 271, with Liam Collins (78) top-scoring.

Also through to the last four are New Farnley (297), who completed an excellent weekend’s work with a 117-run win over Shepley (179), with in-form Martin Andersson (67), Steve Bullen (80no) and Andrew Hodd (49) in sound order.

James Glynn’s 44 could not stop Wrenthorpe (181) bowing out to a strong Hoylandswaine side, who prevailed by six wickets, with Chris Holliday (82) in the runs.

The other quarter-final tie sees Methley face Wakefield Thornes on June 24.

Elsewhere in the top flight on Saturday, it was a noteworthy day for East Bierley (133) who beat neighbours Cleckheaton (84) to seal their long-overdue first league win of the season.

Hero with the ball was Ibrar Younis, who took 5-29, while on-song Josh Thurwell (5-38) again impressed for the Moorenders.

Farsley captain Ryan Cooper’s ton helped Farsley (258-8) enjoy a convincing victory over Bradford and Bingley (130), with Pat Kruger (56) and Dan Hodgson (55) sharing in productive stands with him.

The Red Laners are up to fourth, with the resurgence of Lightcliffe (176) checked in a five-wicket loss to Townville (178-5), whose chief contributors were Brayden Clark (70), Richie Bresnan (4-17) and Conor Harvey (4-57).

Woodlands (231-7) claimed a relieving 50-run over struggling neighbours Scholes (181), whose toils continued.

Chris Brice (6-54) was in masterful form, with captain Tim Jackson (78) and Cieran Garner (66no) producing encouraging performances with the bat.

Leading lights with the bat for Scholes were Shoukat Ali (44) and Aditya Waghmode (41), with the latter also in the wickets by taking 4-73.