Double setback for lowly Yeadon

Oliver Halliday bowled well against Hanging heaton

Oliver Halliday bowled well against Hanging heaton

First published in Sport

Yeadon’s miserable start to the new JCT600 Bradford League season continued as they suffered their third-successive Division One defeat and bowed out of the Priestley Cup at the first-round stage.

There were some promising signs at Hanging Heaton on Saturday when Oliver Halliday took 5-61 as the home side made 235-8.

At one stage they were 30-3 but former Yeadon player Ben Elvidge (58) and Joe Fraser (66) led the revival.

Yeadon’s fragile batting was ex-posed again as they were dismissed for 122 despite 49 from Tariq Mehboob.

The lack of runs is clearly affecting confidence and that was evident again as they suffered a six-wicket defeat in the cup at Morley on Sunday.

A total of 136 was not enough to trouble the home side and that figure was only boosted by some good late batting from wicketkeeper Jake Wray (39no). Spenser Horsfall (3-28) was Morley’s most successful bowler.

Morley were guided to their target by their young left-hander James McNichol who was 42 not out when victory was achieved.

Yeadon, who are bottom of the table, visit Lightcliffe on Saturday.

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