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Low Moor the merrier thanks to Andy Croasdell
Low Moor were crowned champions of Division Two in the Foster’s Halifax League thanks to a century by Andy Croasdell.
Nick Wood’s men had needed at least four points to guarantee promotion but sealed top spot as well with a crushing 191-run victory over Stones.
Moor racked up 277-5, Croasdell making 109 and Wood 61, before the Ripponden side were rushed out for just 86, of which Gareth Walker made 62.
Wood revealed the championship was dedicated to Trevor Tetley, the club’s long-serving president who died earlier in the season.
He said: “We were committed to winning the title in his honour and played the game in a way that would have made him happy. The lads did it for Trevor.”
Meanwhile, Wibsey Park Chapel were pipped to the second promotion place by Luddenden Foot despite beating their rivals.
Foot (134-5) were eight points ahead of Wibsey (149-6) before the match and, although they lost, did just enough to stay ahead in the table by picking up two points to their opponents’ seven.
Denholme Clough lost to Augustinians as they were all out for 181 replying to 230-5.
In the Premier Division, champions Jer Lane (215-9) ensured last year’s double winners SBCI (196) were relegated after beating them by 19 runs. Nasir Chowdrey’s 78 and four wickets proved decisive.
Thornton slumped to a heavy defeat against Triangle, who piled up 287-7 before their Bradford opponents subsided from 76 without loss to 161 all out.
Clayton were already relegated and went down with barely a whimper as opponents Copley racked up 301-6. Jason Slator’s unbeaten 79 led the reply to 171-6.