Big tests for Mills and Stars

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HOPTON Mills are gearing up for a crunch clash in Central Yorkshire League Division Two when they welcome leaders Scholes to Woodbottom tomorrow (1pm).

Three wins on the spin have elevated Scholes from fifth to top spot level with Caribbean and two clear of third-placed Mills who go into the clash on the back of an impressive win over Townville A.

Joel Barnett hit 83 not out in Mills’ 233-7 before Michael Carroll and Richard Myers combined to claim nine wickets as the hosts were 128 all out.

Moorlands are one point behind Division One’s joint leaders Liversedge and Carlton but may drop further behind as they sit out tomorrow’s round of matches.

Mirfield Parish Cavaliers will be delighted with their haul of 27 points from eight Premier Division matches and they are well placed in fifth following last week’s thrilling two-run victory over Birstall.

Parish visit Methley tomorrow with the hosts aiming to keep the pressure on leaders Wrenthorpe, who are at lowly Ossett.

Hanging Heaton go into tomorrow’s Bradford League Division One game at home to Undercliffe with renewed confidence. Last weekend they stunned leaders Bradford and Bingley with a 180-run win before progressing to the Heavy Woollen Cup semi-finals with victory over Morley.

In-form James Stansfield made 89 and 79 and will look to be in the runs against an Undercliffe side just above them in the table.

On Sunday Heatontravel to Bankfoot in the Twenty20 competition on the back of a narrow victory over Hartshead Moor on Tuesday evening.

Savile Stars face a top two clash in Dales Council Division B tomorrow as they host Apperley Bridge at Sands Lane (1.30pm).

The Stars have a 100 per cent league record after eight games and lead by 12 points from Apperley.

They were bowled out for 145 at bottom club Tong Manor last week before Rafat Mahmood (6-21) guided them to an eight-run win.