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League Tables Pos

Total

1

Woodlands (5)

190

2

Cleckheaton (6)

176

3

Pudsey Congs (1)

168

4

East Bierley (3)

162

5

Undercliffe (7)

161

6

Farsley (10)

159

7

Pudsey St Lawrence (4)

155

8

Bradford & Bingley (2)

148

9

Manningham Mills (P)

147

10

Hanging Heaton (P)

145

11

Baildon (8)

105

12

Gomersal (9)

103

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Total

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Pudsey Congs (R)

207

2

Cleckheaton (R)

201

3

East Bierley ®

197

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Gomersal (3)

192

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5

Keighley (4)

182

6

Undercliffe (6)

171

7

Saltaire (9)

170

8

Manningham Mills (10)

159

9

Great Horton (8)

121

10

Idle (11)

119

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Spen Victoria (5)

106

12

Brighouse (12)

93

13

Bankfoot (7)

63

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From the Chair? A very warm welcome today to our neighbours Woodlands for what is sure to be a pivotal match in our season. Woodlands have only lost once in the League since April – to Pudsey Congs - and are in excellent form. EBCC are brimming with confidence following a terrific weekend when we beat Pudsey St. Lawrence in the League and Cleckheaton in the Priestley Cup. Both sides are at full strength, so today should be a terrific contest. Good luck to both teams. However, as I write, the forecast is not favourable and if correct, the weather may have more than a bit-part to play. Last Sunday, the large crowd enjoyed a fantastic game of cricket in the Priestley Cup semi-final EBCC v Cleckheaton. Having won the toss and batted, Cleck will have been fairly happy at 228 for 7. They lost a couple of early wickets, but then made us work really hard for every one after that. Gavin Hamilton provided the backbone of the reply with another masterful century, but with John Wood and James Lee both taking 3 for 50-odd, there were a few nervous faces as we grafted towards the target, with good contributions right down the order. Kez Ahmed was undaunted and saw us home in fine style in the end. Very well done to Lee and the team on coming through a really tough contest and we look forward to the Bank Holiday Sunday in Bingley against Pudsey St. Lawrence. The Second Team are only 10 points off the lead and are away at Spen Victoria, who are not having a great season but did have a comfortable win over Idle last weekend. Good luck to Matt with a slightly depleted side today. The 3rd XI are away at Liversedge on Sunday with the prospect of Murphy Walwyn providing support for the youngsters. It’s great to see the likes of Phil Taylor and Murph giving their time and experience in this way. We have no home match this Sunday, but next Saturday the 2nd XI will be entertaining Great Horton at South View Road and next Sunday (the 24th), we’re playing two Dyson T20 matches away against Bankfoot – 1pm and 4 pm. Enjoy the cricket! Phil.

The First XI Captain’s Log What a great weekend last week. Two narrow victories against two of the top sides in the Division.. It was a good win against Pudsey St Lawrence in what turned out to be a nail biter. After a good batting display again set up by Gav and Gibby, we posted a very competitive 238. They got off to a decent start putting on 76 for the first wicket in what was becoming a good chase. The game turned on its head when the spin twins were introduced. Kez and Jarvo bowled with great control to rip through the middle order leaving them 138-9. Game Over !!?? or so we thought that was until Ian Priestley came to the crease and after getting himself ”in” proceeded to smash the attack to all parts with an unbeaten 95, but a great last over from Hutchy saw us home. Kez recorded respectable figures of 4-73 off 15 overs and Jarvo an incredible 4-22 off 15. ________________________________________ Congratulations to Jack Bleazard who represented Yorkshire in an Under 11 game v Cleaveland at Weatherby last Tuesday. The good news is that Yorkshire won with Jack scoring 25 Not Out with the bat and got a wicket as well . Well done Jack. Congratulations also go to Cameron Bell who has been selected for the Bradford League Lord Taverners. Well done Cammy LAD.


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The Second XI Captain’s Log After a couple of indifferent weeks, we enter this weekend’s double header with a great opportunity to put ourselves in with a great chance of promotion; its amazing to think that there will only be 8 games remaining after Sundays game. This weekend we have to travel or should that be roll down the hill to Spen Victoria and Cleckheaton; and whilst Spen haven’t quite produced the stats to back up what looks like a decent team on paper, Cleck are right in the mix and they have produced some consistent results since their 9 wicket loss at our place earlier in the season. So if the weather holds we should be in for a competitive weekend. Finally a bit of begging – Gareth, John Davis and Jonathan Mellors are taking part in a 26 mile Row-athon on Friday – and before you start imagining a rowing boat buckling under the severe strain of Jonathan and Gareth sat in the middle of the thing, I should stress that it is indoors and the only danger of drowning will be from the pools of sweat coming from their growing brows. We are trying to raise money for The Rugby League Benevolent Fund – a truly worthwhile cause who support all those who have suffered illness or injury whilst involved within the sport. Any donations will be gratefully received.

Third XI Comment While the mayhem of the Priestley Cup unfolded at South View Road, it was business as usual for the Third team as they travelled to Mirfield HL Having won the toss East Bierley put Mirfield in to bat and at 75 for 0 that decision looked suspect. Captain Toothill brought on spinners at both ends to stem the leaking of runs and that proved the key to winning the game. Liam Bleazard (5-25) and Kayne Whitehead( 324) devastated their batting attack, with Sean Burns and Cameron Bell also getting wickets. Mirfield however contributed to their own downfall as they went from 95 for 5 to 139 all out in 34 overs. East Bierley made a good start with Kayne and Sean reaching 51-0 before Sean got out, followed by Kayne a few balls later. That started a mini collapse but both Eddie Roberts and Tom Ormondroyd steadied the ship and Tom eventually turned the tide East Bierley’s way. Our section of the league table now looks like this. Its Liversedge away tomorrow from 2 pm. Why not bring a picnic to Liversedge and support the lads!

Team

Points

East Bierley

23

New Farnley

23

Hartshead Moor

20

Liversedge

15

Mirfield Harry Lime

11

Gomersal

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Ishy Dawood sparkled with 26 at a run a ball striking cleanly and pushing quick singles. Azhar followed suit so Kez was left to finish the match in style after 48.5 overs with 21 off 12 balls including 2 smashing sixes which eased the pressure and brought a well fought, well deserved , but nerve jangling win, a place in the Priestley Cup final on 28th August and revenge for an earlier league defeat. What a comeback for East Bierley against the form team of the Bradford League(2nd place) and a very weekend double after the dismal display against Hyde in the National Cup the previous week. Even the most critical of East Bierley supporters must be happy at these two hard fought victories against 5th Place Pudsey St Lawrence by 6 runs and 2nd placed Cleckheaton by 2 wickets. Almost too much excitement for any cricket fan in two days. Only David Booth can complain at anything (a Gavin 6 smashed his car window! ) _____________________________________

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Priestley Cup Semi Final Report Lee lost the toss yet again and Cleckheaton chose to bat. Their highly successful opening partnership of ‘slow but sure’ Mark Cummins and ‘hard hitting’ John Wood were both bowled by Ahzar Ullah for low scores. Tim Jackson then began his battle to take Cleck to a reasonable total. Runs were hard to come by against AhzarUllah and Paul Hutchison and then Kez Ahmed and Like Jarvis. The fifth bowler, skipper Lee Goddard, played his part with two wickets as he swapped the bowlers around well. Tim Jackson gained confidence and scored 68 off 22 balls before a final flourish by Mally Nicholson, 47 off 39 balls and Ian Wood (18) meant the 7th wicket brought the biggest stand of 68 at the end. All the East Bierley bowlers did well and shared the wickets with 2 each for Azhar, Luke and Lee and 1 -35 from Kez. Only Gavin Hamilton looked comfortable for East Bierley and he scored 35 of the first 52 runs for 2 wickets. The stand of the day , 98 in 20 overs, by Gavin and Andrew Rennison helped gain some control against the various Cleck bowlers. Gavin took charge with a match winning century scored at a run a ball, while Renno played an unaccustomed , very patient supporting role of 29 off 71 balls which was vital in the circumstances. When Gavin left for 101, Cleck saw a hope and at 156-5 had E Bierley’s nerves on edge. Now it was down to the strength in depth of their batting to come good. . James Lee (358) and John Wood(3-55) were threats but the batsmen played cameo roles of a few runs, quickly, to ease closer to victory.

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League Points System

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Win: 10 pts. Tie 5 pts. Abandoned: 5 pts each. 1 * 125 runs: 1pt. Each subsequent 25 runs: 1 pt. Up to a maximum of 5 batting points.

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Every 2nd wicket taken: 1 pt.

SCORECARD

East Bierley BATSMAN

HOW OUT

BOWLER

Woodlands

SCORE

BATSMAN

HOW OUT

1

Gavin Hamilton

1

Scott Richardson(Snr)

2

Garib Razak

2

Sam Frankland

3

Lee Goddard*

3

Sarfraz Ahmed

4

Andrew Rennison

4

Simon Mason

5

Ishy Dawood+

5

Usman Salim+

6

Kez Ahmed

6

Chris Brice

7

Chris Elstub

7

Tim Orrell

8

Paul Hutchison

8

Scott Richardson(jnr)

9

M Azhar Ullah

9

Richard Spittlehouse

10

\Tom Owens

10

Grant Soames

11

Luke Jarvis

11

Pierer Swanepoel*

12

M Claydon

12

EXTRAS Overs

5

10

EXTRAS

TOTAL 15

20

25

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35

40

45

Overs

50

Runs Wick-

BOWLER

SCORE

TOTAL

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20

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30

35

40

45

50

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2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Runs

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3

4

5

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8

9

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Wickets

Score

Score

League Match Conditions 50 overs per side.Bowlers are restricted to 15 overs. The bowling side must complete their overs in 3 hours 10 minutes. Slow over rates will be penalised by deduction of League points –1 point for 1 st offence, 2 for the 2 nd , etc.

Next 1st XI Home League Match

Next 1st XI Away League Match

Hanging Heaton August 6th

Baildon July 23

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