Buttershaw St Paul's and Townville reach semi-finals

Buttershaw St Paul's and Townville reach semi-finals

Townville and Buttershaw St Paul's have secured their places in the semi-finals of the Solly Sports Heavy Woollen Cup but Last season's beaten finalists New Farnley have been knocked out.

Townville defeated Huddersfield League side Barkisland - surprise conquerors of highly-fancied Barkisland in the previous round - by six wickets while Championship Two side Buttershaw St Paul's defeated Premier Division Wrenthorpe 3-1 in a bowl out after rain prevented sufficient play to achieve a result.

But it was not such a happy day for New Farnley as they suffered a five-wicket defeat at the hands of ECB Yorkshire Premier League South side  Barnsley Woolley Miners in their delayed second round tie.

Opener Jonathan Booth was the man who guided Townville into the last four. He finished unbeaten on 99 when his side passed the Barkisland score of 223-9 with one over to spare.

Booth hit a six and 11 fours and was joined in a second-wicket stand of 70 by Harry Warwick (34) before adding 95 for the third wicket with Imran Rafique (40).

Barkisland's innings was dominated by a fourth-wicket alliance of 90 between top scorer Sachin Jayawardena (81) and Jake Finch (41). Conor Harvey was the most-successful bowler with 3-51.


Buttershaw St Paul''s got off to a good start at Wrenthorpe with openers Jonathan Burston (60) and Kevin McDermott (29) sharing a 91-run partnership.

They helped their side to 186-8 in their 50 overs as James Glynn (3-13( proved to be the best Wrenthorpe bowlers.

Wrenthorpe were 59-2 after 13 overs when the rain came. The game was halted two overs short of the position a comparison of scores could be used. 

With Buttershaw St Paul's unable to play again before the date of the next round it was decided to have a bowl out which they won.


The tie between Barnley Woolley Miners and New Farnley was reduced to 40 overs per side because of the threat of wet weather and New Farnley made 182-7 when they were put in to bat.

Alex Baldwin top scored with 42 while Dan Hodgson made 35 against a Barnsley attack in which Oliver Jackson took 3-26.

Barnsley past the New Farnley score with two overs to go thanks to the great efforts of Harpreet Bhatia (80) and Beck Frostick (65),

Alex Lilley was again the best of the New Farnley bowlers with 4-27, but even his efforts could not prevent Barnsley securing an away tie at Treeton in the third round.


The third round clash between Shepley and Wickersley Old Village was abandoned and will be replayed next Sunday,

Nick Bresnan produced an important all-round contribution as Hanging Heaton eased their way into the third round of the Solly Sports Crowther Cup.

Bresnan top scored with 54 as Hanging Heaton made 227-9 and followed up with 3-25 as Barnsley Woolley Miners were restricted to 97-5 in 32 overs before rain led to the game being decided on a comparison of scores.

Hanging Heaton had been 114-4 at the same stage in their innings so they won the tie by 17 runs. Opener Will Rich (42) set the tone for Hanging Heaton’s 227-9 when they batted first. Jay (4-53) posed the main threat Ben Beukes (42) top scored for Barnsley.

New signing Tom Lilley top scored with 53 as New Farnley made 93-6 in 24 overs to defeat Wrenthorpe on a comparison of scores.

Will Swift had earlier taken 4-26 as Wrenthorpe were restricted to 170-8 when they batted first

Ossett also won on a comparison of scores after restricting Birstall to 104-8 in 32.5 overs, Zulfikar Mohammad making 49. Finnley Morgan (41) and Richard Fenwick (34) were the main contributors to Ossett’s 181-9. Daniel Marlow impressed with 4-26 for Birstall.

Buttershaw St Paul’s were bowled out for just 76 as they suffered a nine-wicket defeat against Cawthorne. Gareth Kilburn took 4-22 for the South Yorkshire League side.

Kieran Samuels made 91 for Townville in their four-wicket defeat at Elsecar. He was backed up by Dave Tomlinson (35) as a total of 206-8 was posted. Jason Meadows took 4-28 for Elsecar who were guided to victory by Oliver Blackburn (90).

Methley were another side to bow out on a comparison of scores. They made 155-7 at Elland, but saw their hopes of victory dashed when rain halted the home side’s innings at the 30-over mark with them on 112-8. Dave Winter’s 55 and Robert Clegg’s 4-34 were the highlights for Methley.