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Skipper Reynolds hits ton as Baildon reach last four

Skipper Reynolds hits ton as Baildon reach last four

23 Jun 2019

Skipper Jonny Reynolds hit a century as Championship One side Baildon clinched their place in the semi-finals of the Priestley Cup alongside Premier Division heavyweights Woodlands, Hanging Heaton and New Farnley.

Reynolds hit four sixes and 12 fours while making 113 and was joined in a third-wicket stand of 195 by in-form Australian Blair Oakley (69) which helped their side to post a score of 286 against fellow Championship One side East Bierley.

Oakley followed up by taking 4-41 as East Bierley were bowled out for 141. Shabbir Rashid (62) was the inly batsman to get going as Baildon triumphed by 145 runs.

Charlie Best is bowled by Tom Chippendale Picture: Richard Kosmala

Hanging Heaton’s opening bowler Tom Chippendale made Pudsey St Lawrence regret their decision to bat first at Tofts Road.

The hosts lost their first four wickets with just two runs on the board and never recovered as Chippendale claimed stunning figures of 7-36.

St Lawrence were dismissed for just 93 with Barrie Frankland (25) proving to be their top scorer.

Hanging Heaton were powered to a seven-wicket success by Callum Geldart. The left-hander hit five sixes and three fours in an unbeaten 50.

Holders Woodlands also secured a seven-wicket win in their tie with Methley at Albert Terrace. An opening stand of 113 between Sam Frankland (74) and Tim Jackson (35) enabled their side to overhaul Methley’s total of 177 with 16.3 overs to spare.

Methley looked to have the foundation for a good score when openers Jarred Warner (37) and Marcus Walmsley (33) share a stand of 74, but apart from Matthew Waite (43), nobody took advantage as the innings faltered. Brad Schmulian picked up 3-25.

New Farnley were made to work hard for their five-wicket win over Championship One promotion chasers Morley.

They finally reached passed their opponents’ score of 124 with nine overs to go and the players keeping an anxious eye on the looming rain clouds that were gathering.

The ever-reliable Dan Hodgson (48no) steered his side home despite some determined bowling from Morley with Oliver Halliday taking 3-24.

Morley had found runs hard to come by when they batted first but an enterprising innings of 35 from wicketkeeper Harvey Lockwood showed what could be achieved. Mark Lawson (3-15) and Sam Barraclough
3-12) were the best of the bowlers.

The third round draw will be announced on Monday evening.

Priestley Cup results

Top picture: Tom Chippendale who took 7-36 for Hanging Heaton Picture: Ray Spencer
Review: Alan Birkinshaw

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