Big guns progress in Parish Cup

Yasser Mahmood for Bridgeholme at Warley on Sunday
Yasser Mahmood for Bridgeholme at Warley on Sunday

Seven Premier Division sides and the 2012 winners SBCI will go into tomorrow’s draw for the quarter finals of the Halifax Parish Cup.

Middle-section SBCI won comfortably away to top-division strugglers Bradshaw on Sunday and the other ties all went with home advantage and pretty much according to the form book.

A century opening stand between youngsters George Hampshire (86) and Matthew Scholefield (50) gave SBCI the upper hand from the start and Chris Dalby (84) helped lift the total to 279 for six.

Tom Wood’s four for 33 helped limit Bradshaw to 151.

Holders Jer Lane were easy winners against Cullingworth, whose bright start in the Foster’s Halifax League had been brought to an abrupt halt by Bridgeholme in Division Two 24 hours earlier.

Half-centuries from Jordan Laban, Andrew Pinfield and Nasser Chowdrey helped Lane to 301 for eight, youngster Jake Rogers having produced an excellent opening spell for the visitors.

Lane were happy to contain Cullingworth’s batsmen early on and Laban (five for 14) and Jason Gelder (four for 28) then dismissed the visitors for 128.

Booth, the team Lane beat at Blackley in last year’s final, romped to a 187-run win over their regular cup opponents Low Moor.

Rob Laycock made 102 in their 272 for seven and there was no way back for Moor after Chris Shannon (four for 24) had left the visitors in tatters at 29 for five. Moor totalled 85.

Dom Walsh’s unbeaten 92 helped Blackley to 265 for six and that was more than enough to beat visitors Clayton, who replied with 160.

Bridgeholme posted 200 at Warley but the top-section side knocked off the runs for the loss of five wickets.

Southowram won the battle of the “Rams”, beating section-lower Northowram by four runs.

Triangle made 253 for six at Thornton with a century from Nathan Madden but the home side won by six wickets with seven balls to spare.

Openers Wayne Cotton (61) and Chris Ramsden (47) put on 114 and Mick Shanks helped complete the job with 56 not out.