Heavy Woollen Cup: Powerhouse partnership paves way to cup semi-final

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A BRUTAL FOURTH-wicket partnership of 175 between Lee Goddard (97) and Simon Lambert (77) paved the way for New Farnley as they eased into the Heavy Woollen Cup semi-final following an 124-run win over Morley in their all-Bradford League tie.

Morley were without Kashif Naveed and David Nebard, although Nathan Bromby (3-31) put in an economical spell, with James McNichol taking 2-25 – but Farnley still totalled a hefty 287-7.

Only McNichol (79no) and Bromby (32) showed any sort of resistance in reply, putting on 108 for the seventh wicket as Morley were restricted to 163-7.

Hoylandswaine, runners up in 2015, moved into the last four, making the top total of 338 as they beat five-times winners Wrenthorpe (276) in a match which produced 614 runs.

Wrens’ leading lights were Chris Leaf (5-45) and Jonathan Sleightholme (55).

Connor Harvey (56no) couldn’t prevent Townville (287-7) losing out to Huddersfield Leaguers Scholes (301-6).

Naveed Zumurad smashed a fine 126 as Moorlands (276-5) reached the semi-finals with a comfortable 112-run win over Yorkshire Premier League South side Treeton (164).

Asif Ayub struck a well-crafted 64 as leaders Batley (250) saw off Liversedge (114) by 136 runs in Championship A on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Yeadon’s Taine Jolley (3-27) claimed a hat-trick in their three-wicket win at Birstall (126).

Other contributors for Yeadon (130-7) were Michael Hunter (4-38) and Damon Gormley (44), while Craig Wood took 4-42 for Birstall.

Khalid Usman made an unbeaten 106 as Ossett (231-2) secured an eight-wicket win over Baildon (230-6), while Max Chappel took a magic 6-25 as Hunslet Nelson (74-7) beat Keighley (70).

In Championship B, Townville (77-1) power on at the top following an easy nine-wicket win over rock-bottom Hartshead Moor (74), Nadim Hussain taking 6-22.

Methley (95) lost by five wickets to Altofts (100-5), Matthew Holstein taking 4-18.

A brilliant late-order innings from number nine Jonathan Rudge, well supported by James Glynn (48), helped Wrenthorpe (222-8) sink Gomersal (125).

Glynn followed up with 4-26, Chris Leaf taking 3-16.

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