Spen suffer cup defeat at hands of Townville

Brad Davis sends down a delivery during Spen Victorias Heavy Woollen Cup first round tie at Townville last Sunday. Picture: Steve Riding

Brad Davis sends down a delivery during Spen Victorias Heavy Woollen Cup first round tie at Townville last Sunday. Picture: Steve Riding

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Spen Victoria bowed out of the Solly Sports Heavy Woollen Cup, suffering a first round defeat away to Townville last Sunday.

Jack Hughes struck an impressive 84 as Townville posted 209, with young spinner Alex Leadbeater picking up 4-69 for Spen.

The visitors’ batting crumbled in reply and they were all out for 85 with Jack Hebden taking 3-2.

Townville are joined in next Wednesday’s second round draw by Morley, Methley, New Farnley and Wrenthorpe.

Morley secured a 101-run win over Skelmanthorpe, who lost their last seven wickets for just six runs.

Overseas player Kashif Naveed took 4-1 as Skelmanthorpe plunged from 59-3 to 65 all out in reply to Morley’s 166.

Colin Nuthall (59) and Naveed (43) earlier helped Morley recover from 8-3 to post a match-winning total.

Methley beat Slaithwaite by 104 runs as Hamid Khan made 46 in his side’s 221 all out.

Grant Soames has joined Methley from Woodlands and claimed 4-13 as Slaithwaite were dismissed for 117.

New Farnley saw off Yorkshire League South new boys Wakefield Thornes by 76 runs.

Former Yorkshire and Northamptonshire player James Middlebrook made 55 and Lee Goddard (53) in Farnley’s 238-5 before Thornes were restricted to 162 as Mark Lawson claimed 3-25.

Wrenthorpe captain Andrew Bourke (40) top scored in his side’s 214-9 before Jordan Sleightholme (3-32) and Jonathan Rudge (3-38) helped dismiss Cawthorne for 147.

The only other tie to survive the weather saw Huddersfield League champions Scholes seal a mammoth 224-run win over Barkisland.

n Hanging Heaton Seconds overcome Delph and Dobcross by six wickets in the Crowther Cup first round.

Josh Hudson-Evans (2-0), Umar Rehman (2-24) and John Carruthers (2-10) helped dismiss Delph for 100 before Rob McFarlane struck 36 not out to steer Heaton home.

Cawthorne sprang a surprise to beat Wrenthorpe by seven runs.