Cooper century is bonus boost for Heckmondwike

Paul Cooper made 115 for Heckmondwike and Carlinghow.Paul Cooper made 115 for Heckmondwike and Carlinghow.
Paul Cooper made 115 for Heckmondwike and Carlinghow.
Heckmondwike and Carlinghow climbed off the foot of the Bradford League Conference table thanks to a century from Paul Cooper in their final game against Windhill & Daisy Hill.

Cooper struck a six and 15 fours on his way to an unbeaten 115 as Heckmondwike made 211-8.

Tabassum Bhatti took 4-54 before hitting 51 as he and Matthew Marshall (57) guided Windhill to a six-wicket victory but the six bonus points Heckmondwike collected was enough to see them finish above Crossbank Methodists, who took the wooden spoon.

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Crossbank finish bottom after suffering an eight-wicket defeat to Rodley.

Dave Myers Charles took 7-23 as Crossbank were dismissed for 92.

Gary Sagar’s unbeaten 50 saw Rodley ease to their target.

Great Preston batsman Tyson Freeman made his fifth century of the season as he struck a six and 21 fours on his way to 115, taking his aggregate of runs to 926.

The Australian helped his side to 290-9, despite the efforts of Tom Chapman (5-71) and James Watling (3-77).

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Ben Wilkinson scored 53 in the East Leeds reply of 196. Callum Jordan (4-45) and Jacob Wright (4-94) sealed victory for Great Preston.

Brighouse’s Ahmad Hussain returned the day’s best bowling figures of 8-66 in his side’s 12-run defeat by third-placed Gildersome and Farnley Hill.

Martin Morley (52) helped Gildersome to 169, while Ben Clay took 3-6 as Brighouse were bowled out for 157.

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