NEW Farnley lifted the Priestley Cup for the second time after defeating Townville by 34 runs in a hard-fought final at Undercliffe.

Mark Lawson was named man of the match after taking 6-32 as Townville were dismissed for 107 in reply to New Farnley's score of 141.

It gave them their second cup triumph in two weeks following their Heavy Woollen Cup win over Woodlands.

New Farnley's decision to bat first looked unwise as they struggled against a fired up Townville attack.

The new ball spell of Conor Harvey (4-15) tore them apart, and with some excellent fielding to boot, Townville showed why they are such a formidable force.

When Aidan Langley and Adam Waite succumbed to Harvey, New Farnley were in trouble at 14-2.

Things got even better for Townville when James Glynn trapped Steve Bullen lbw in his first over to reduce New Farnley to 34-3.

Lee Goddard and Dan Hodgson looked to have calmed their side's nerves before the New Farnley skipper clipped spinner Harry Clewett to midwicket and was caught by Chris Grey for 44.

Townville sensed it was the key breakthrough and when Hodgson (22) became Clewett's second wicket after a fine catch by Athelbert Braithwaite, New Farnley were 94-5.

Lawson struck a couple of defiant blows before being bowled by Jack Hughes, while the Townville captain followed up by having Gurman Randhawa caught behind.

Grant Soames scored an invaluable 32 before he was caught and bowled by Harvey.

Alex Lilley then fell lbw to Hughes before Dan Houghton holed out to give Harvey his fourth wicket.

Townville opener Jonny Booth went for a duck when he was caught by Langley from the bowling of Andrew Brewster.

Braithwaite hit nine fours and dominated a 52-run second wicket stand with Grey, before spinner Gurman Randhawa came on to change the game.

In his opening over, Randhawa trapped Braithwaite lbw and had Hughes caught by wicketkeeper Hodgson for a duck to reduce Townville to 62-3.

When Lawson had Grey caught at slip by Bullen in the next over, three wickets had fallen for no runs.

Two more wickets fell at 68. Lawson caught and bowled Glynn before having Harvey caught by Hodgson for a duck.

When Randhawa had Ritchie Bresnan caught by Lawson six runs later, Townville were in disarray.

Alex Page hit 20 before he holed out to a catch by Langley to give Lawson his fourth wicket.

Lawson wrapped up victory by removing Harry Clewett to Hodgson's third catch of the innings and trapping last man Charlie Sykes with his next delivery.