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For he's a jolly good Fellows

For he's a jolly good Fellows

 

Gary Fellows ended his Hanging Heaton career in fine style, as he became the leading run scorer in the club's history.

Fellows began the 2021 season lying fourth in the all time standings behind Dave Lawrence (8,843), Alan Mynett (8,888) and Howard Ellis (9,416).

Fellows edged closer to the milestone as the season progressed but a score of eight in his final game at Bennett Lane against Batley, left him 19 short.

Ironically, Fellows' final game for Hanging Heaton was away to Wrenthorpe - the club where he signed from in 2013 - and where he had enjoyed great success during their Central Yorkshire League heyday.

He finally passed the landmark with a trademark cut for four, which was greeted with jubilant scenes from his teammates on the boundary and was immediately congratulated by fellow opening batsman Nick Connolly.

Fellows ends his Hanging Heaton career having won 10 major trophies during a fantastic period in the club's history.

He has captured two Heavy Woollen Cups, a Bradford Premier League title, both the Yorkshire Premier Leagues title and Black Sheep Yorkshire Champions Trophy and the Vitality National T20 Trophy, together with four League T20s wins in five years.

Connolly, above, who is departing Hanging Heaton to captain newly promoted Ossett next season, ended his club career having made 1,115 runs in all competitions in 2021 at an average of 65.59 thanks to his magnificent 177 not out against Wrenthorpe.

Connolly, who joined the club in 2014, has won nine major trophies with Hanging Heaton.

Fellows and Connolly are among four club stalwarts who end their Hanging Heaton carers, with Joe Fraser (above, 11 years) and David Stiff (below, 10 years) having also racked up 10 trophies each with the club.

 

Hanging Heaton Leading Run Scorers

1 Gary Fellows 9,430

2 Howard Ellis 9.416

3 Alan Mynett 8,888

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