WOODLANDS’ chase for the treble is still on.

With the Priestley Cup and Bradford League already in the bag, the Oakenshaw club swatted aside the challenge of Doncaster Town in a semi-final of the Yorkshire Premier Leagues’ Championship.

Woodlands, buoyed by a second-wicket partnership of 96 between Tim Jackson (41) and Brad Schmulian (122), rattled up 299-8 at Albert Terrace before dismissing Town for just 110, with Chris Brice taking 6-20.

Next up are Yorkshire Premier League North champions Sheriff Hutton Bridge - dominant in their last-four victory over Richmondshire - in the final at Headingley on Saturday (10.30am).

After the early loss of Tim Frankland, who appeared to be given out caught behind off his pad, Jackson and Schmulian were soon into their stride, timing the ball sweetly into the gaps as the innings went into cruise control.

Jackson took a boundary and a two off former Cleckheaton bowler Curtis Free’s first over, while Kiwi Schmulian favoured the square cut as a source of runs as the visitors struggled to stem the tide.

There was little joy for Free, off-spinner James Stuart, the unorthodox Duncan Heath and Yorkshire’s Jack Shutt. Only a flighted Shutt delivery brought about Jackson’s downfall for 41 when he and Schmulian were striding towards half-centuries.

Woodlands skipper Cieran Garner – what a debut season it has been for him as captain – was next to the crease and realised that there was no point in losing another quick wicket so built his innings.

Drinks arrived after 25 overs with the score on 118-2, of which Schmulian had made 58 and Garner two, but the skipper had got into his stride before he was bowled for 31 cutting Bilal Anjam.

They had added 58 and muck-or-nettles Liam Collins ensured that the innings moved on a pace with 43 off 42 balls, including six fours and a six.

He added 71 with Schmulian in just nine-and-a-half overs, and Mohammad Bilal, who hit three sixes, kept up the momentum with 25 off 14 balls.

It was only when Woodlands’ innings was nearly done that Donny had sustained success, with Anjam taking three wickets with the score on 297, including Schmulian, whose 189-minute, 105-ball innings contained 18 sweetly-struck fours.

Doncaster Town opener Stuart scored 39, adding 49 for the second wicket with Anjam (18), and Stuart Guy made 31, but they were the only three visitors to reach double figures against the wiles of left-arm spinner Brice and the leg-spin of Schmulian (2-17), who surely deserves another chance of first-class cricket in New Zealand.

Woodlands wicket-keeper Greg Finn said of their innings: “Tim (682 league runs) and Brad (672) are second and third in the Bradford League run-scorers this season and have been a really big part of our game, working hard at the top of the order.

“Bradley was back to his best and has been absolutely superb for most of the season. He likes to play for the team and likes to go really deep, and that is what he has done here with a match-winning knock.

“He is in a different mould to Saffy Ahmed (former Woodlands overseas player). He is a proper batsman, has opened in first-class cricket and looks to bat time, whereas Saffy was a more explosive batsman and opening bowler.

“But Bradley has also been a welcome addition to our bowling. We didn’t really know what we were getting when he first came but his leg-spin has been a great bonus to us and he is staying with us for next season.

“Hopefully he will go back home and do well in first-class cricket because he is just out of the first-class system in New Zealand but we have seen how good he is. Having him back will be a big part of our push to try and retain the league title.”

Finn added: “It is part of our Plan A to try and get Liam Collins and Mohammad Bilal – our explosive players – in at the back end of the innings, and Liam was able to play his shots.

“After putting on a big score, we can then squeeze sides with our spinners so it was a perfect performance. Doncaster were behind the clock early, and Chris just completely knows his game and is just so confident.

“He reacts so well to what the batsmen are doing, he is a master of his craft at this level and his reputation as a spinner in the Bradford League is second to none, and he has shown it here. Hopefully he can do it again at Headingley.

“But Sheriff Hutton Bridge will be a challenge, They have a county mentality in their side and play their cricket seriously with the Fisher brothers and slow left-arm spinner Karl Carver.”