Brighouse emerge victorious from derby date with Hartshead

Actions from the game, Brighouse v Hartshead Moor, cricket at Brighouse Sports Club. Pictured, Matthew Evans gets a top edge.
Actions from the game, Brighouse v Hartshead Moor, cricket at Brighouse Sports Club. Pictured, Matthew Evans gets a top edge.

Brighouse’s JCT600 Bradford League Division Two match with Hartshead Moor was delayed due to the weather and was restricted to 35 overs per side.

However, that did not stop Brighouse from posting a very decent total of 181 for seven as they went on to enjoy another fine success.

Zafar Jadoon (62) and Mohammed Daud (59no) dominated the Brighouse innings in the face of steady bowling from Daniel Squire (three for 27) and Raza Ali (three for 33)

Sadaqat Zaman then had a field day with the ball taking five wickets for only 23 runs as the home side soon found themselves on 18 for four and in danger of collapse.

However, Moor’s overseas player Adnan Raza Ali did his best to rescue something from the game.

His 72 not out helped Moor get to 138 for six as they ran out of overs.

Brighouse remain in 10th place in the table but with three games left and 10 wins under their belt will be aiming for a very respectable mid table finish.

This week they host Yeadon at Russell Way 1.00).

The second team fixture at Pudsey Congs never got off the ground and the teams shared three points apiece. This week Brighouse Seconds visit Idle.

Hartshead Moor’s relegation was confirmed from the JCT600 Bradford League Division One for second teams after they suffered a four-wicket defeat against Keighley.

Skipper Alex Towler took six for 23 as Hartshead Moor were bowled out for 116.

James Hardcastle (32) was their top scorer. as Keighley were steered towards their victory target by Paul Wilkinson (41).

Bowling Old Lane look favourites to join Hartshead Moor in Division Two next season after suffering a 38-run defeat to the team immediately above them in the table, Bradford & Bingley.

Hartshead Moor have enjoyed a good run in Division One and over the last few seasons have always finished above mid-table in what is traditionally a tough competition.

Morley with 304 points were crowned champions with three matches to go and the race is now on with three clubs for who ends up in the runners-up spot.

East Bierley are in second place on 258 points, Lightcliffe third with 248 and Farsley in fourth one point behind with 247.

Rastrick’s Huddersfield League Conference and second team competition were washed out without a ball being bowled.