Conor Harvey in seventh heaven as Townville cruise to victory
Conor Harvey bowled Townville to a convincing eight-wicket win against Bradford & Bingley in the Gordon Rigg Bradford League’s Premier Division.
Bradford & Bingley were bowled out for only 89 after opting to bat first as Harvey led the Townville attack well in taking 7-54 and skipper Jack Hughes claimed 2-27.
Townville had little trouble cruising past their small target with Harry Warwick hitting 30 and Hughes 29no.
Methley’s 16-year-old opener Alex Cree hit his second successive century to help his team to a 207-run victory over Batley.
Cree hit three sixes and 13 fours as he led the way in an innings of 321-6.
Gharib Razak (53) shared an opening stand of 112 with Cree, while Jason Marshall (53) and Jordan Laban (39) carried on the good work.
Batley never looked like getting close to the big target as they were all out for 114 with spinner James Logan taking 4-40 and Ben Waite 2-29.
Great Preston were also in commanding form as they beat Altofts by nine wickets in Division Three.
Putting their opponents into bat proved a great decision as Altofts were skittled out for 50 with their batting destroyed by Lee Russell (5-13) and Jacob Wright (4-37).
Dan Ranasinghe (33no) then guided Preston to victory.
Townville continued their impressive form on Sunday when they beat Hanging Heaton convincingly in the first round of the Gordon Rigg Priestley Cup.
Harry Warwick hit 12 fours and three sixes in a match-winning 95 as Townville completed an eight-wicket success.
Warwick shared in an opening stand of 103 with Jonny Booth (36) while Chris Grey weighed in with 19no to bring Townville past their opponents’ 184 score in the 37th over.
Hanging Heaton were undone by spinners Harry Clewett (3-34) and Jack Hughes (3-41) with seamer Richie Bresnan also taking 2-24.
Reward for Townville is a home tie against Bankfoot in the second round, while Methley, who had a bye, have been drawn away to Woodlands.