Woodlands 1st XI progressed to the 3rd round of the Solly Sports Heavy Woollen Cup when they easily overcame Slaithwaite by 223 runs. There was another cup century for Duncan Snell and 40s for Sam Frankland and Logan Weston in Woodlands total of 321 and wickets were shared in bowling out Slaithwaite for 98. Click here to read the match report.
Woodlands 2nd XI have a rare midweek outing this Wednesday as they face Ossett in a rescheduled Solly Sports Crowther Cup 2nd round tie at Albert Terrace. The action starts at 6.30pm and will be a 20 overs per side affair. With the weather forecast not looking promising, it is to be hoped the rain holds off - If no play is possible it is the lottery of a bowl out or perhaps the toss of a coin!
The victors will progress to round 3 and will be away to the winners of Liversedge Vs Morley this coming Sunday (8th June).
There was a big win tonight in the Dyson Energy Services T20 cup away to 2nd division outft Gomersal. Batting first Woodlands made a massive 232-3 from their 20 overs with 87* from just 48 deliveries for Logan Weston and half centuries for Duncan Snell (63) and Sam Frankland (69). In reply, the home side could only manage 117 all out which saw Woodlands run out victors by 121 runs.
Woodlands now move on to a home tie against Lightcliffe at the start of next month.
The rain stayed away this weekend but Woodlands 1st XI will feel like lightning struck twice as they were well beaten today by Pudsey St Lawrence. Following hot on the heels of yesterday's league defeat, Woodlands were hoping to bounce back in the cup. The Tofts Road outfit had other ideas though and, in a game that followed a similar pattern to the day before, Pudsey batted first and posted what looked like a modest total.
The reply from Woodlands again started briskly but, once wickets started to tumble, they never really looked like they would make Wednesday's draw for the semi finals. Stand out performance of the day for the home team was once again Chris Brice with ball in hand who added further wickets to his season's tally with figures of 4-21.
Hoisting the flag.
The great British summer continued to play havoc with the fixture list as tonight's Twenty/20 game at Gomersal was called off. Hopes had been high that the game would take place but, after a largely sunny day, the heavens opened late in the afternoon leading to the game being called off. A new date is yet to be arranged.
Just a couple of weeks after the restoration of our flag pole & the raising of our new flag, kindly donated by club President Gordon Rishman, the club house & sports hall underwent further refurbishment today as the remaining original timber framed windows were changed for brand new PVCu double glazed windows. The installation was carried out by our main sponsors Coral Windows and Phil & his team of fitters did a great job as you can see below!
The forecast is set fair for Saturday and both teams are looking to bounce back from defeat last weekend. The 1st XI are on the road for the next 2 games, the first of which sees them travel to Yeadon tomorrow. After 2 losses in as many days against a good Pudsey St Lawrence side, they will be striving to get back to winning ways in the league after a confidence boosting win in Tuesday's Twenty/20.
Yeadon are also the opponents for the 2nd XI at Albert Terrace who are looking for their first win in over a month. After missing out last weekend in a close contest at Bradford & Bingley they will hope they can "get over the finishing line" on Saturday.
The 1st XI lost today in their 3rd round Solly Sports Heavy Woollen Cup tie at Kirkburton's Riley Lane ground. Having lost the toss and put into bat, Woodlands overcame a shaky start to post a reasonable 219 all out, helped by a remarkable 53 extras.
After a rain delay the match was looking quite even until a great partnership from Butterfield (78*) & Malvi (67*) carried the Huddersfield League side to a 5 wicket victory with almost 3 overs to spare. Click here to read the match report.
The Dyson Energy Services Twenty/20 game away to Gomersal which was cancelled last week due to rain will now take place this coming Tuesday (17th June) with a 6.30pm start.
Pudsey St Lawrence this afternoon became the first team to beat Woodlands 1st XI with a 10 run victory at Albert Terrace. In a low scoring affair, St Lawrence, who won the toss and opted to bat, managed only 141 from their 50 overs with yet another 5 wicket haul from Chris Brice the highlight for the home team.
The reply started off well enough as Woodlands moved onto 39 without loss. Once Sam Frankland was dismissed LBW for 22 however, wickets fell at regular intervals with only 57 from Logan Weston offering any real resistance and the visitors were finally rewarded for their never say die spirit when the wicket of Stuart Nichols fell and victory was theirs.
The 2 teams meet again tomorrow, same time, same place, this time in the Sovereign Health Care Preistley Cup, with another close affair anticipated!
The 2nd XI were once again beaten in another close match at Wagon Lane against Bradford & Bingley. Woodlands won the toss and built up a good score of 227-6 with Tom Clee (63) and Rob Medcalf (48) leading the way. In reply Bradford & Bingley opener Richard McCarthy scored an unbeaten 125 to guide his side home with 1 delivery to spare.
Tuesday night sees Woodlands' 1st taste of action in this season's Dyson Energy Services Twenty/20 cup. The match is away to Gomersal and the action starts at 6.30pm. The winners will be rewarded with a home tie against either last years beaten finalists Lightcliffe or New Farnley.
Woodlands 2nd XI finished on the wrong side of the result tonight in a bowl out against Ossett in round 2 of the Solly Sports Crowther Cup. With no play possible due to the poor weather conditions, a bowl out was contested to decide who would take their place in round 3 this Sunday. After each team had bowled 5 deliveries the scores were tied at 1-1 but as the bowl out moved into 'sudden death' Ossett managed to clinch the victory 2-1.
In the Solly Sports Heavy Woollen cup, another bowl out decided the 1st XI's opponents for their upcoming 3rd round tie. Kirkburton beat Hanging Heaton 4-1 and the 1st XI now travel to the Huddersfield League side's Riley Lane ground this Sunday.
For the second weekend in a row the 1st XI are away from home, this time looking to build on last week's narrow victory over Yeadon. Tomorrow sees them travel to Lightcliffe, a side who they beat earlier this season at Albert Terrace. That game ended up an emphatic 9 wicket win but Lightcliffe, with 3 wins in their last 5 games, seem to be on a good run of form and will provide a stern test.
The action at Albert Terrace sees Lightcliffe 2nd XI looking to avenge their defeat at Wakefield Road in May when Woodlands came away with a 6 wicket win and 15 league points. After last week's first win in 10, Woodlands will be keen to get a good result against a side 5 places below them in the league but will take nothing for granted.
The winning feeling returned for both senior teams yesterday as there were victories away for the 1st XI and at Albert Terrace for the 2nd XI. Having lost the toss and put into bat, Woodlands made a total of 196 all out from 49.4 overs. Sam Frankland led the way for the visitors with the bat scoring 40 before being trapped LBW by Yeadon's stand out performer Elliott Herd. Yeadon in reply fell 17 runs short as Sarfraz Ahmed took 6-41 to help the 1st XI keep pace with league leaders Cleckheaton.
Back at HQ the 2nd XI scored what always looked a winning total of 250-4 first up, with a magnificent knock of 97 for the in form Tom Clee. There was also a half century off just 50 deliveries for Elliot Richardson and a solid 47 from Joe Bowman. Yeadon battled hard in reply with a half century from wicket keeper Robbie Welsh but were bowled out for 196 from 49.3 overs with Tom Clee adding to his great work with the bat by taking 4-45 as the home team secured a maximum 20 league points for the first time this season.
Our President, Gordon Rishman, answered the club's appeal for a new flag and came to the ground today
with his wife Christine to officially present it to the club. Gordon was very pleased to be able to donate the flag as his father, Ralph, had provided the club with a flag during his term as President.
The pictures show Gordon and Christine with the new flag and Gordon hoisting the flag to the top of the newly painted flagpole.
The ECB National Players Survey is an important document with the responses shaping the future policy decisions over the type of cricket that needs to be provided, the priority areas for funding and the initiatives needed to retain people both as players and administrators. Woodlands would like to encourage all players to take a few minutes to complete the survey which can be found by following the below link.
Sarfraz Ahmed (left) took 6 wickets for the 1st XI at Yeadon while Tom Clee (far right) & Elliot Richardson (right) both scored half centuries at Albert Terrace.
The weekend could prove to be an important moment in this season's fight for honours as Woodlands 1st XI face Pudsey St Lawrence twice at Albert Terrace in the space of 2 days. The first meeting is on Saturday when league action pits 1st place against 3rd place in the table.
A win for current leaders Woodlands could see them open up a gap between themselves and 3rd place St Lawrence in the league standings while a victory for the visitors would see a very tight state of affairs at the top.
The two teams lock horns again just 24 hours later, this time in the quarter finals of the Sovereign Health Care Priestley Cup in a match that has been eagerly awaited ever since the draw was made last month.
The 2nd XI return to action after a weather enforced break last weekend as they face Bradford & Bingley away in the league. Both teams have had mixed results so far this season and will be equally keen to grab a victory to kick start their campaign.
It's a busy period for the 1st XI as they are in action twice again this weekend (weather permitting!). On Saturday they are away to East Bierley in the league. The South View Road side have had a mixed bag of results so far this season but, with stand-out performances from Gavin Hamilton (58) and Kez Ahmed (5-20) in a good win against Morley last week, they are sure to provide a stern test.
Sunday is back to Solly Sports Heavy Woollen Cup action and a 3rd round tie at Huddersfield League team Kirkburton with place in next month's semi finals up for grabs.
The 2nd XI look to put a poor string of results behind them as they entertain East Bierley at Albert Terrace.
Its an age old cliché that once out of the cup competitions you can "concentrate on the league" but the
2nd teams 1st division is a tight affair at the moment and skipper Steven Pearson (pictured) will know a
couple of wins could soon see them rise back up the table.
Woodlands 1st XI kept up the pressure on league leaders Cleckheaton with a 55 run win at Lightcliffe. With Cleckheaton beating 3rd place Pudsey St Lawrence at Moorend it proved to be an important win and sets up next week's home game against the leaders nicely. In a slightly rain delayed match, Woodlands won the toss and decided to bat. Sam Frankland (44) and Logan Weston (57*) led the way as a score of 222-6 was posted from 48 overs.
Lightcliffe made a solid enough start but once Scott Richardson made the breakthrough, bowling out Michael Brooke with the score on 37, the home team were always struggling to keep up with the required rate. A further 3 wickets for Scott helped Woodlands restrict their hosts to 167-8, Suleman Khan top scoring with 46. To read the full match report, click here.
A century for opener James Hardcastle inspired the 2nd XI to a 111 run win over Lighcliffe 2nd XI. Having lost the toss, Woodlands were put into bat and made 230-8 with James still there at the end on 103*. In reply Lightcliffe managed only 119 from 35.5 overs, the wickets being shared around the home attack. The victory handed the 2nd XI a maximum 20 league points for the second consecutive week as they ensured they made the most out of 2 weeks in a row on their home patch.