Hyde and Clark pave way as Castleford reach quarter-finals of Heavy Woollen Cup

Torrential rain put paid to all of Saturday’s league cricket, but there was some cup action locally on Sunday.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 9:00 am
Big hitting innings: Brayden Clark.

Castleford are enjoying themselves after entering the Solly Sports Heavy Woollen Cup for the first time and they are now through to the quarter-finals after their batsmen were in good form to help them to victory over Bradford League big boys Hanging Heaton.

After being put in, they recovered from losing opener Christopher Briggs without score in the first over to post a huge 317-6 total from their 50 overs.

An 157-run second wicket stand put them well on the way as Liam Hyde and Brayden Clark combined in an almost run-a-ball partnership.

Both fell narrowly short of centuries with Hyde hitting 10 fours and two sixes in his 89 and Clark smashing 12 fours and two sixes in his knock of 82.

Skipper David Wainwright followed up with 49 runs from 33 balls while Umair Khan weighed in with 26, Eddie Morrison 23 not out and Connor Hyde 15.

Hanging Heaton’s reply was hit by rain and they were set a revised DLS target of 208 from 26 overs. David Stiff (44), Nick Connolly (36) and Joe Fraser (34) tried to keep their side up with the required rate, but it proved to tough a challenge as they finished of 190-9.

Jack Young was the most successful Castleford bowler with 4-32, while Eddie Cole took 2-21.

Townville could not stage their scheduled cup tie against Woodlands and it has now been switched to this Sunday.