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Transfers: All the moves as they happen
 Priestley Cup Review
Updated: Sunday, July 3, 2016 23:40
Robertyshaw & Waite
Mark Robertshaw and Adam Waite with the figures which made them record breakers at Undercliffe
©Picture: Neil Allinson

Third round

Holders Bradford & Bingley have earned a home semi-final against Woodlands after defeating Hanging Heaton by ten runs in their delayed third-round tie.

Their match winner was opening batsman Jack Edgar who made a sparkling 115 which enabled his side to recover from 42-3 to post a score of 233-8. Edgar struck six sixes and seven fours and was given good support by Matthew Walker, whose 47 came from 41 balls.

Paceman Tom Chippendale was the best of the Hanging Heaton bowlers with 4-38, but even he could not prevent the home side from posting a challenging score.

Hanging Heaton were given a good start as skipper Gary Fellows (41) and Nick Connolly (31) shared an opening stand of 74, but theior colleagues were unable to capitalise on it. Despite ten of their batsmen making double figure contributions. Hanging Heaton were bowled out for 223. The best of the Bingley bowlers was spinner Noman Ali who took 2-21 in his ten overs.

The last third round tie, Scholes v Lightcliffe, will be played on Sunday, July 10 at New Popplewell Lane.

There was a competition record opening partnership and a stunning bowling performance as rain again made an unwelcome intervention at three of the day’s ties.

Pudsey St Lawrence’s openers Mark Robertshaw and Adam Waite recorded the Priestley Cup’s highest first wicket stand of 293 as their side defeated Undercliffe on faster scoring rate.

Robertshaw, whose 176 contained six sixes and 23 fours, and Waite who laced his 120 with two sixes and 13 fours, bettered the previous best of 273 which was set by Idle’s Tony Moore and Malcolm Mawson against Cleckheaton which was also the highest partnership for any wicket.

Robertshaw’s score was the sixth highest in the competition’s 111-year history and helped his side to an imposing total of 357-6. The best of the Undercliffe bowlers was former St Lawrence left-armer Craig Wiseman (3-61).

With rain threatening Undercliffe knew they had to score quickly in the event of the match becoming a comparison of scoring rates.

Undercliffe’s innings was cut short after 10.2 overs at which point their score was 58-2. Their scoring rate at the last completed over was 57-2 which gave them a scoring rate of 5.7 which compared to St Lawrence’s 7.14. To win the match they would have needed to have scored 72 after ten overs.

Elliot Richardson
Elliot Richardson is applauded off the field after taking 8-24 for Woodlands in their win over Baildon
©Stuart Tordoff

Woodlands’ 20-year-old paceman Elliot Richardson won’t forget his side’s ten wicket win over Baildon in a hurry after taking a stunning 8-24.

Only Ross Todd (22) made double figures as Baildon were bundled out for 44. It was a target Woodlands raced past in seven overs with Logan Weston smashing an unbeaten 43 from 28 balls.

Who will fill the other two places in the semi-finals on July 178 still has to be resolved. The tie between holders Bradford & Bingley and Hanging Heaton will have to be replayed after being rained off with seven overs into the second innings – three overs before a comparison of scoring rate could be made.

Hanging Heaton made 198 in their innings with Richard Foster (40), Imran Dawood (35) and David Stiff (31) leading the way. Yassir Abbas was the pick of the Bradford & Bingley bowlers with 3-39.

Bradford & Bingley were 38-1 when play was abandoned due to heavy rain. Hanging Heaton’s scoring rate was 3.96 and if the game had reached the ten over mark, Bradford & Bingley would have needed a score of 40 to win

The match between Scholes and Lightcliffe was abandoned without a ball being bowled.
Logan Weston
Opener Logan Weston hits the six which sealed Wooodlands' ten wicket win over Baildon ©Stuart Tordoff

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