Hartshead Seconds climb table after win

Hanging Heaton's Imran Dawood.
Hanging Heaton's Imran Dawood.

Hartshead Moor beat the weather and overcame Bowling Old Lane by 67 runs in the only JCT600 Bradford League second team match to reach a conclusion last Saturday.

Chris Swift hammered an unbeaten 68 and Jack Baldwin added 31 as Hartshead posted 173-5 in their 25 overs.

Old Lane lost early wickets when they replied and even the determined efforts of Rashid Ramzan (61no) could not save them from defeat as Callum Wilkins took 3-21 and Jeff Wynd (3-25).

Victory saw Hartshead climb to sixth place.

The only other second division game to see any play was at Busy Lane where Windhill made 63-4 in 13 overs before their fixture with Bankfoot was abandoned.

Jawad Waheed had figures of 3-26 when play was halted.

Play was possible in only two Division One games.

Relegation-threatened Lightcliffe picked up nine welcome points form their abandoned game with Hanging Heaton.

It enabled them to pull level on points with Bradford & Bingley whose game with New Farnley was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Alex Tait hit 88 and James Horne 37 as Lightcliffe made 201-8 before declaring after 38 overs. The evergreen Pete Byrne took 4-44 for Heaton.

Several rain interruptions during the Lightcliffe innings, meant Heaton only had 17 overs to achieve a positive result in reply and they reached 73-4, with Imran Dawood (35) top scoring.

Keighley reached 140-9 in 48 overs against Pudsey Congs, who had made 3-0 in two overs when rain brought the game to a premature end.