T20 semi-final Hunslet Nelson v Jer Lane

T20 semi-final Hunslet Nelson v Jer Lane

8 Sep 2019

Jer Lane reached the JW Lees Brewery Group B T20 Cup final for the second successive year with a six-wicket win over Hunslet Nelson at Birstall.

They will now face Northowram Fields which means there will be a new name on the trophy this year.

Nelson chose to bat first and were bowled out for 104. Only Danny Cross (23) and Andrew McIntosh (21) made an impression as Amjid Khan (3-17) and Gurdev Singh (2-15) posed problems. Nelson didn't help themselves with two run outs - one a spectacular one by wicketkeeper Imran Mirza which is pictured above.

Jer Lane knocked off the runs in 15.5 overs. Abubakar Dawood (29) gave them a sound start and skipper Raqeeb Younis finished the job with an unbeaten 30. He sealed victory with a six.
Match scorecard

For a report and highlights of Northowram Fields v Rodley click here

12.09: The players are warming up for the second semi-final between Hunslet Nelson and  Jer Lane.

12.15: Hunslet Nelson have won the toss and will bat first against Jer Lane.

12.21: Make that two wickets for Woodlands as Elliot Richardson gets Mark Harrison for nought and its 3-2

12.22: And we are ready to go at Birstall with the second semi-final eight minutes ahead of schedule. Hunslet Nelson

12.27: Good start for Nelson with 13 off the first over

1232: WICKET: Hunslet Nelson 22-1

12,33: Undercliffe have made a great start against Townville and have already bagged their first bowling point after reducing Townville to 12-2. One wicket each for Craig Wiseman and Zeeshan Qasim.

12.39: Pudsey St Lawrence have claimed three early wickets to reduced relegated Lightcliffe to 26-3. There's two for Richie Lamb and one for Josh Dracup.

12.42: Hunslet Nelson progressing well at 46-1 after 6 overs

12.45: Tough start for Wrenthorpe who are 30-2 against Bradford & Bingley at Wagon Lane.

12.45: Methley look to be continuing their strong form and have reduced New Farnley to 49-3.

12.48: WICKET: Hunslet Nelson are 61-2 after eight overs.

12.53: WICKET: Hunslet Nelson now 66-3

12.53: Make that 66-4 as another one bites the dust

12.55: At the halfway stage Hunslet nelson are 67-4 having lost three wickets for six runs.

12.58: WICKET: Make that four wickets for 8 runs after a silly run out - seem to have seen a lot of them already today. That's five in three innings.

13.04: WICKET: Will Stiff is run out and its 78-6

13.09: WICKET: Hunslet Nelson are faltering and it's 80-7 (apologies for no individual details as wifi problem affecting scorers' transmission of live scores).

13,15: In the Premier Division it is another day of struggle for Lightcliffe who are 70-5 after 16 overs at Pudsey St Lawrence. Undercliffe look to be boosting their hopes of staying up after reducing Townville to 39-3. Wrenthorpe, who need to beat Bradford & Bingley are 54-2 after 16 overs.

13.22: WICKET: Hunslet Nelson are now 93-8

13.24: WICKET: 95-9

13.28:  WICKET: Hunslet Nelson all out 104 and their innings has followed a similar pattern to Rodley's earlier. Amjid Khan picked up 3-13 for Jer Lane.

13.38: It's the break between innings and time to look at what is going on in the Premier Division, Lightcliffe are 124-6 at Pudsey St Lawrence while Undercliffe's bowlers have kept Townville in check at 49-3 in 25 overs. Skipper Jordan Sleightholme and overseas player Khalil Khan are leading a Wrenthorpe recovery against Bradford & Bingley and they are 81-2 after 23 overs.

13.39: In the Second Teams Premier Division Hanging Heaton need nine points to become champions and are 90-4 after 20 overs. Seccond placed New Farnley have reduced Yeadon to 82-5. Could there be a final day twist? We will find out other the next five hours.

13.45: Jer Lane have started well and are 20-0 after two overs. Their bid to reach the final for a second successive season looks on track.

13.54: WICKET: Jer Lane 33-1

13.56: Undercliffe are certainly putting Townville under pressure as they look for the points to guarentee survival in the Premier Division. Townville now 65-6 and could their struggles let St Lawrence in to snatch second place. Relegated Lightcliffe are 151-6 against the Saints.

14.01: Jer Lane now 45-1 after six overs and looking comfortable.That means they need 58 from 84 balls.

14.05: WICKET: Jer Lane 56-2 as Another One Bites the Dust blares from the disco. Nelson needed that.

14.08: John Wood has played his last Bradford League innings. He was out for 11 against Hanging Heaton on what will be an emotional day for a cricketer who has contributed so much to Bradford League cricket with Spen Victoria and Cleckheaton. The Moorend club will never forget the championship triumphs of 2013 and 2014 which he inspired.

14.12: We are at the halfway point in the innings and Jer Lane are 68-3. They require 37 from 60 balls.

14.17: That man Simon Lambert is in the thick of the action for Unbdercliffe and has taken three wickets to reduce Townville to 92-6.

14.20: Eight overs to go and 20 runs to get. The crowd are enjoying the sunshine but they could do with a little more excitement.

14.22: WICKET: 87-4 as Danny Cross strikes.

14.30: It's all over with Raqeeb Yoiunas hittinga suix. jer Lane have won by six wickets and will play Northowram Fields in the final at 3,30pm.