Townville pair’s rescue sinks Pudsey St Lawrence’s Bradford Premier League Cup win run

Muhammad Bilal and Conor Harvey rescued Townville after they slumped to 37-6 and put them on track to end Pudsey St Lawrence’s winning start to the Bradford Premier League Cup season.

Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 5:27 am
Townville's Conor Harvey had plenty to celebrate after contributing to Townville's triumph over Pudsey St Lawrence. Picture: Steve Riding.

Bilal (69) and Harvey (57) put on 96 in a 188 total before Jack Hughes (3-8) and Harry Clewett (3-36) helped bowl out Saints for 131. With players dodging showers or kicking their heels with frustration across the county, Hanging Heaton ripped into the Wrenthorpe attack, racing to 220-5 in 24 overs.

Sam Drury (53), Gary Fellows (44) and Ben Kohler-Cadmore (44no) were the main contributors before a 4-14 spell from Callum Bethel clinched a victory that sends Heaton to the top of the table.

In the only other match completed, Jordan Laban hit 12 fours and four sixes in his century that was the highlight as Methley notched their first win of the season, beating Batley by 84 runs.

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Jordan Laban hit 12 fours and four sixes in his century as Methley notched their first win of the season, beating Batley by 84 runs. Picture: Steve Riding.

Despite the loss, St Lawrence remain 14 points clear at the top of the East Section, but Townville are five points adrift of West Section leaders Hanging Heaton with three games to go.

Defending champions Otley continue to dominate the Aire-Wharfe League, their sixth straight win of the season coming after James Davies (5-21) and Stephen Brown (3-18) skittled Horsforth for 46.

Three cheap wickets each for Jack Hodges and Ross Jennings dismissed Follifoot for 90. Ben Morley then hit 64 not out as Rawdon eased home by nine wickets.

Jamie Bryant (90) and Ryan Bradshaw (43) put on 91 as Bilton made 207-9 despite the efforts of Henry Wilson (4-27) and Will Lennard (4-68).

James Davies returned figures of 5-21 as defending champions Otley chalked up their sixth straight win after skittling Horsforth for 46. Picture: Steve Riding.

Tuseif Arshad (5-17) had Ilkley’s reply on the ropes but the rain saved them at 59-5.

The rain also saved Collingham who were struggling at 173-9 in reply to Addingham’s 216 which included 84 from Robbie Miller, while a 6-25 spell from Henry Barrow restricted Olicanian to 108, Ryan Cooper (64no) seeing Burley to victory.