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Gary Fellows shines among the JCT600 Bradford League gloom
Buy this photo Nick Connolly pulls to leg during an opening stand of 50 for Hanging Heaton
Rain was the day’s big winner in the JCT600 Bradford League and prevented any of the matches reaching a conclusion.
Skipper Gary Fellows was the one batsman to master the conditions and made a determined 80 not out. Spinner Andrew Deegan was the most successful bowler with 3-46.
Woodlands made slow progress in the 18 overs that were possible at Morley, limping to 29-2.
Just 11 overs were possible at Red Lane, where leaders Farsley had progressed to 26-0 when play was called off.
There was no play at all at the Britannia Ground where Pudsey Congs, without a win so far, were due to face New Farnley for the first time.
It was a similar story in Division Two, where all of the matches were brought to premature ends by the weather.
Gomersal made 185-6 in their full 50 overs, with skipper Greg Pickles making 60 not out and Adam Greenwood (45), while Salman Ali took 3-39. Windhill had only batted for one over in reply when play was abandoned.
The day’s best bowling performance was produced by Spen Victoria’s Rob Burton against Bankfoot.
Burton, the league’s top wicket-taker in 2013, took 5-19 as Bankfoot were reduced to 55-5 in the 24 overs that were possible at Spen Lane.
Bottom team Brighouse looked to be on course for their first win of the season before the heavens opened.
They had reduced visitors Bowling Old Lane to 60-9, with overseas player Fakhar Hussain taking 4-18 and Adam Ashraf 4-36.
Leaders Keighley had Hartshead Moor in disarray at Highmoor Lane before the rain came to their rescure. Australian Andrew King took 4-24 as Hartshead Moor were reduced to 38-6.
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