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Hanging Heaton praised in Parliament

Hanging Heaton praised in Parliament

Hanging Heaton have been receiving praise in high places for their trophy-winning achievements over the past two seasons.

Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff drew attention to the All Rounder Cricket Bradford Premier League club's successes in the House of Commons on Tursday.

She said: "Will the Leader of the House join me in congratulating the cricketing community at Hanging Heaton Cricket Club on the edge of my constituency?

"In the past two years, under the chairmanship of John Carruthers and the captaincy of Gary Fellows, they have won no less than seven trophies, including the Heavy Woollen Cup which is England's oldest  competition and they are the first Yorkshire club to win the Nartional Twenty20 Cup.

"May we debate on the contributions sporting clubs make in our local communities?"

Hanging Heaton won the Premier Division title, Yorkshire Premier Leagues Championship nd the T20 Cup in 2017.

This year they won the JW Lees T20 Cup, the Vitality ECB Clubs T20, the Black Sheep Yorkshire Champions Trophy and the Solly Sports Heavy Woollen Cup.

Watch Paula Sherriff's speech to Parliament

Top picture: Hanging Heaton celebrate their Vitality ECB Clubs T20 win at Derby Picture: Paul Butterfield
Pictures below:  1 Hanging Heaton with the Heavy Woollen Cup Picture: Paul Butterfield
2 Hanging Heaton with the Black Sheep Yorkshire Champions Trophy Picture: Ray Spencer
3 Hanging Heaton with the JW Lees T20 Cup Picture: Ray Spencer