THE weather was the winner on a soggy opening night for this season's T20 Group A Cup in the Bradford League.

Six of the eight games were called off and switched to tomorrow, while the only two where play was able to get underway, rain forced an abandonment.

They did at least manage to complete the first innings at Highmoor Lane where Hartshead Moor made 115-9 in their 20 overs against Woodlands.

Spinners Kez Ahmed (4-26) and Brad Schmulian (3-23) were the chief wicket takers for Woodlands, who were unable to start their innings as the rain swept in.

Undercliffe had made 10-1 from 1.3 overs when their tie with Baildon, which had been switched from Jenny Lane to Intake Road, was washed out.

But only a few days earlier, Woodlands were cherishing cup success, as they secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Heavy Woollen Cup with a 78-run win over Townville.

Their reward is a home tie with Yorkshire League North outfit Castleford on Sunday, June 6.

Just like in the T20 Cup, spinners Ahmed and Schmulian impressed, the former took a magnificent 6-37, with the latter picking up 3-10, as Townville were bowled out for 165 in response to Woodlands' 243-3.

In what was the third attempt to play the game, Woodlands dominated from the moment they won the toss and elected to bat first against the 2019 beaten finalists.

Half centuries from Sam Frankland (60), Schmulian (54no) and Liam Collins (53no) enabled them to post 243-3 in a match reduced to 45 overs per side.

Harry Warwick claimed the three wickets to fall at a personal cost of 46 runs.

Townville's overseas player Athelbert Braithwaite (40) and skipper Jack Hughes (42) tried to keep their side in the hunt, but Ahmed and Schmulian ensured that was a forlorn hope.

The victory crowned a good weekend for Woodlands, who went top of the Bradford League Premier Division with a 33-run win at Hanging Heaton.