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Jer Lane earn bragging rights in Parish Cup derby
Holders Jer Lane won a thrilling quarter-final in the Foster's Halifax League Parish Cup.
They scored 248-9 at home to Thornton in a compelling derby and kept the visitors’ powerful batting line-up sufficiently in check to triumph by seven runs.
Wayne Cotton and Chris Ramsden had a near-century opening stand for Thornton, but the asking rate climbed to more than ten an over as Andrew Pinfield, Johnny Lister, Paul Chapman and wicket-keeper Graham Sivyer took good catches.
The visitors’ hopes were left hanging mainly on Nick Hutchinson, who made a half-century, but Nasser Chowdrey bowled a fine last over to swing it his side’s way.
Thornton needed 13 to win but managed only five singles, Chowdrey knocking back Greg Soames’s off-stump with the penultimate delivery to settle matters.
Jer Lane will now be away to SBCI on Sunday, July 13.
SBCI, who lifted the trophy two years ago, upset higher-division Southowram.
Warley completed a superb weekend with a seven-wicket success at Blackley and will host Copley in the other last-four tie.
In the Crossley Shield, an unbeaten 127 from Umar Dawood helped Jer Lane Seconds knock off 286 to win by seven wickets at Northowram Hedge Top.
They will now be at home to Mytholmroyd on July 13, while Wibsey Park Chapel will host Warley.
Wibsey bowled out Queensbury for 104 en route to a nine-wicket win.
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