THE Bradford Premier League has expressed its deep sadness following an incident involving an alleged assault on a player by a supporter.

Bradford Premier League team Hanging Heaton were playing away at Honley, near Holmfirth, when tensions boiled over after a tight game in the Heavy Woollen Cup on Sunday.

The incident is understood to have involved a Honley spectator and a Hanging Heaton player, with the player subsequently receiving hospital treatment for a serious facial injury.

A spokesperson for the Bradford Premier League said: “The Bradford Premier League is deeply saddened by the incidents arising from the Heavy Woollen Cup game between Honley and Hanging Heaton.

“We do not condone behaviour of this kind and will fully support the Heavy Woollen Cup committee and the Huddersfield League in their investigations of events which are running parallel to a police investigation.”

A spokesperson from the West Yorkshire Police said: “At 8.06pm Sunday police were called to a report of an alleged assault which took place following the conclusion of a cricket match at Honley Cricket Club on Far End Lane between Honley and Hanging Heaton.

“It was reported a male was found with facial injuries following an assault. He later attended hospital for treatment.

"Enquiries are ongoing.

"Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact 101 quoting log 1602 of 8th May."

Hanging Heaton CC would not comment on the incident.