HANGING Heaton will play New Farnley in this year's Heavy Woollen Cup final at Spen Victoria on Sunday, August 5.

It will be a repeat of the 2013 final which Hanging Heaton won by six wickets and promises to be a a mouth-watering climax to this season's competition.

The two Bradford Premier League heavyweights had markedly contrasting semi-final victories. Hanging Heaton bounced back from their league defeat by Cleckheaton 24 hours earlier with an emphatic seven-wicket win over the powerful Drakes Huddersfield League champions Hoylandswaine, while New Farnley edged a nail-biting one-wicket win over Methley with one ball to spare.

Methley will rue the fact they were bowled out for 241 with ten balls of their innings remaining.

Jordan Laban (72) and Marcus Walmsley (64) were top scorers for Methley against a bowling attack in which former England and Yorkshire paceman Ajmal Shahzad took 3-44 and spinner Luke Jarvis 3-40.

Wicketkeeper Steve Bullen (70) and skipper Lee Goddard (57) led the New Farnley reply, but once they were out, wickets tumbled and the Premier Division leaders found themselves struggling at 231-9 and still needing 11 to win.

The last pair of Alex Lilley and Jarvis were up to the task as they edged their side to a dramatic victory on the ground where they lifted the cup with victory over Hoylandswaine in 2016.

Beaten finalists in the previous three seasons, Hoylandswaine made a brisk start against Hanging Heaton with their former Spen Victoria and East Bierley opener Gharib Nawaz making a brisk 32.

Hanging Heaton were unperturbed and soon seized the initiative with David Stiff (3-24) and Chris Goodair (3-28) helping to dismiss the visitors for a modest 140.

Callum Geldart, who has a stunning Heavy Woollen Cup record, made an unbeaten 50 and skipper Gary Fellows hit 40 as a surprisingly comfortable seven-wicket win was achieved.