MORLEY won the toss and put Hartshead Moor into bat on a damp wicket in their Division Two JCT600 Bradford League match on Saturday.
Despite good efforts from Nathan Madden (44) and Reece Jennison (26), Hartshead knew that 163 was never going to be enough.
Morley’s professional Kashif Naveed took six wickets for 38 in 13 overs to always pin the Highmoor Lane boys down and was ably supported by Dave Nebard (four for 39 in 15).
Naveed easily took the man of the match honours as he batted throughout for 70 runs and was kept company by Richard Winn (45).
They went on to win by five wickets despite the bowling attempts of Jack Baldwin with four for 61 in 14.3 overs.
l HARTSHEAD Moor’s second team continue to march on in their new division and their latest scalp was that of Morley by 28 runs.
Batting first Hartshead posted 194 for nine in their 50 overs, with former Brighouse CC youngster Jamie Priestley hitting 68, skipper Martin Ellis (52) and Louis Brooke (23).
Liam Finn was Morley’s best bowler with two for 27 in 12 overs.
Morley put up a good scrap for runs against some good bowling from Ellis ( four for 37 in 9.3) and Jim Hardcastle (three for 53 in 15). Chris Rodwell top scored with 34, followed by Ash Daley (31) and John Hyde(25) in their 166 all out.
l CLECKHEATON had a 69-run victory over Hartshead Moor in Monday’s rain-reduced Priestley Cup second round game.
Put in to bat, Cleckheaton scopred consistently well to register 160 for seven in their 25 overs.
Simon North (two for 27) and Jack Baldwin (two for 32) were the Highmoor Lane side’s best bowlers on the very damp pitch.
Only opener Reece Jennison (21) and Robert Ellis (21) really put up stiff resistance to the six bowlers used by the Moor End-based side and Hartshead were all out for 114 after 22.2 overs